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Updated 1/8/2021. Event flyers with more details can be found under the "Newsletter" tab.
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Please check with individual Event to see if event is CANCELLED. As I find out about a Cancellation, I will update the Calendar.

Happy New Year!
CORRECTION TO: Deadline for Annual Grants for Cultural Projects Sunday, January 17, 2021
Deadline is January 17 rather than January 21. Maximum $5,000. Go to website, click on "Programs" and select "Grants" for additional information.
Juli Wood's LITTLE ROOTIE TOOTIE Thelonious Monk Tribute Monday, January 18, 2021, 8pm cst
Fulton Street Collective team's up with WDCB Radio to present this program. Membersof the group: Juli Wood-Alto, Dustin Laurenzi-Tenor, Katie Ernst-Bass, Greg Artry-Drums and Visual Artist Melanie Brown. Livestream
FinnFest USA 2021 Virtual Event--The Origins of Finnish People Saturday, January 30, 2021, 11am cst
Lecture Series--Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen, PhD, University of Indiana, Pennsylvania. First of the monthly Virtual Lecture/Music series.
Deadline for Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education February 1, 2021
Go to website, click on "Programs", then "Scholarships" Application and additional information is on the website.
Animal Life, Art from the Kalevala February 2-27, 2021
The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) Kerredge Gallery, Hancock, MI will host an exhibition of art inspired by the Kalevala. Artists can submit their works January 28 & 29.
Nordic Women in Film-Film Screenings Wednesdays, February 2-March 3, 2021
Wednesdays. Nordic Women in Films is five weeks of fearless film screenings and conversations. Five weeks of artistic ambition. Five weeks of cultural exchange. Event sponsored by: Norwegian Embassy in Washington, Embassy of Finland in the US, and Women in Film and Television International. Five films across the Nordic countries will be screened with their directors and five conversations with Nordic and American filmmakers. Finland will host the opening event with "Tove", a biographical film of author and illustrator Tove Jansson, who is known as the creator of the Moomin. A panel discussion on boundless art and boundless success.
Nordic Women in Film-"Tove" Wednesday, February 2-3, 2021
Finland will host the opening event with "Tove", a biographical film of author and illustrator Tove Jansson, who is known as the creator of the Moomin. The opening event includes also a panel discussion on the boundless art and boundless success. Online
Runeberg Day--Finnish Flag Day Friday, February 5, 2021
Chicago Suomi-Koulu Saturday, February 6, 2021
Theme: The winter and the nature. Cafeteria opens at 9:30am at the Chicago Estonian House.
FASM Virtual Social Hour--Shrove Tuesday Traditions Sunday, February 7, 2021, 6pm cst
Henna Koivisto and Terhi Tuominen will be co-hosting. The theme will be Shrovetide/Laskiainen (Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras). Traditions old and new.Finns and Finns at heart are invited. Invite a friend!
Day of Finnish Culture - "Kalevala Day" Sunday, February 28, 2021
A Finnish Flag Day.
Chicago Suomi-Koulu March 6, 2021
Theme: Climate Change. Cafeteria opens at 9:30am. At Chicago Estonian House, Riverwoods, IL
FASM Virtual Social Hour Sunday, March 7, 2021, 6pm cst
Topic(s) tbd.
International Women's Day Monday, March 8, 2021
A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
St. Urho's Day Tuesday, March 16, 2020
Legend has it that St. Urho chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving the grape crop and the jobs of Finnish vineyard workers. He is said to have uttered the phrase "Heinasirkka, heinasirkka, mene taalta hiiteen" roughly translated "Grasshopper, grasshopper, go to Hell". The feast is celebrated by wearing Royal Purple and Nile Green.
Minna Canth Day, Day of Equality Friday, March 19, 2021
Finnish Flag Day
FASM Virtual Social Hour Sunday, April 4, 2021, 6pm cst
Topic(s) tbd.
Day of the Finnish Language and Mikael Agricolan Day Friday, April 9, 2021
A Finnish Flag Day
Chicago Suomi-Koulu Saturday, April 10, 2021
Theme: Nature in Spring. Cafeteria opens at 9:30am. At Chicago Estonian House, Riverwoods, IL.
National War Veteran's Day Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Unofficial but customary Finnish Flag Day
Chicago Suomi-Koulu Saturday, May 1, 2021
Theme: Vappu/May Day. Cafeteria opens at 9:30am. At Chicago Estonian House, Riverwoods, IL.
FASM Virtual Social Hour Sunday, May 2, 2021, 6pm cst
Topic(s) tbd.
Europe Day and Mother's Day Sunday, May 9, 2021
Unofficial but customary Finnish Flag Day
J. V. Snellman's Day, The Day of Finnishness Wednesday, May 12, 2020
Unofficial but customary Finnish Flag Day
Remembrance Day-Commemoration Day of Fallen Soldiers: Kaatuneitten muistopaiva Sunday, May 16, 2021
Unofficial but customary Finnish Flag Day
Chicago Suomi-Koulu Saturday, May 22, 2021
Theme: Responsible forestry. Cafeteria opens at 9:30am. At Chicago Estonian House, Riverwoods, IL
Chicago Suomi-Koulu Saturday, June 5, 2021
Theme: Graduation, The nature in the summer. Cafeteria opens at 9:30am. At Chicago Estonian House, Riverwoods, IL.
FASM Virtual Social Hour Sunday, June 6, 2021, 6pm cst
Topic(s) tbd.
Apocalyptica - Cell-O Tour Sunday, September 5, 2021
Rescheduled to September 2021. Check their schedule to ensure not rescheduled again. At House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Performance begins at 8pm.
Rescheduled to 2022: FinnFest USA 2021 - Seattle, WA 2022-12-31
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