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Updated 11/18/2018. Event flyers with more details can be found under the "Newsletter" tab.
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light November 15 - January 6, 2019
At the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Finland's tree is decorated and waiting for you to come see. Saturday, December 15, at 11am in the Auditorium, Finnladies and Chicago Suomi Koulu will be performing.
Christkindlmarket in Chicago November 16-December 24, 2018
Opens in Daley Plaza Friday, November 16 until December 24. It is open 11am-8pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11am to 9pm Friday and Saturday. Other Christkindlmarkets will be in Naperville at the Naper Settlement, November 23 to December 24, and Milwaukee at the new Fiserv Forum from November 17 to December 31.
Application deadline for Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition Friday, November 30, 2018
The eighth Mirjam Helin Competion will be bringing the best young vocal talents to Helsinki, Finland, on May 20-29, 2019. The competition is open to women and men born in or after 1989 and 1987, respectively, regardless of nationality. The competition is organized every five years by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, ranks among the most prestigious competitions of its kind in the world.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. December is the Christmas Party. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
DAAC's Traditional Danish Christmas Dinner Saturday, December 1, 2018
At the Knights of Columbus. Cocktails at 6pm followed by a traditional Christmas dinner of roasted pork and duck, red cabbage, potatoes and more. RSVP by Tuesday, November 20 to Jan at jwetherbe@aol.com or call 847-742-6158. Adults $30, Children under 13 $10.
FAS Milwaukee Pikkujoulu Saturday, December 1, 2018
At 12:30pm at the Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee. "Hauska Aika" with your Finn Friends. Enjoy the Pot Luck Buffet. $10 per person. Bring a gift and join the raffle. All are welcome!
FASM Joulunaika 2018 Sunday, December 2, 2018
Social Hour with Glogg and Cash Bar, Finnish food/merchandise for sale, Buffet Dinner, Nordic Notes--Oscar & Aleksandra Forsman, and Rick Peterson. Adults bring a $15 gift for exchange. Don't forget your Tonttu Hats. $35 Adults, $15 13-17 years, $5 6-12. At the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Bring a friend! Flyers were mailed to members. The flyer is under the "Newsletter" tab. All-members, friends, those interested in seeing how Finnish celebrate Christmas/Joulu--are welcome!
Merry Christmas-Treasurer Maria Pappas Invites Friday, December 7, 2018
Treasurer Maria Pappas cordially invites everyone to the Cook County Treasurer's Office to celebrate Christmas with music and festivities. Eeva and Reijo Kallio will have decorated a tree for Finland. Friday, December 7, from 5pm-6:30pm. Cook Country Building, 118 N. Clark Street, Suite 112, Chicago. Please RSVP at 312-603-6931.
Kyro & FACC MIdwest Holiday Party Saturday, December 8, 2018
Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, Midwest and Kyro Distillery invite you and your friends to come and toast the holidays and celebrate Finland's 101 years of Independence. At Etta Restaurant (upstairs), 1840 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, from 4pm to 6pm. Come enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a welcome cocktail of Kyros award-winning Napue Gin & Tonic. $25 FACC members and $35 non-members. FACC's facebook page has link's for paypal. Questions or more information, email Ben Wheeler at ben.wheeler@faccmidwest.com
40th Annual Sankta Lucia Pageant and Buffet Saturday, December 8, 2018
Hosted by the Center for Scandinavian Studies, North Park University, Anderson Chapel, 5137 N Spaulding Avenue, Chicago. From 4pm-8pm. Tickets: Adults $30, Children 12 and under $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance by December 4. Go to their facebook page for additional information.
Museum of Science and Industry, Christmas Around the World Saturday, December 15, 2018
11am. Finnladies and Chicago Suomi Koulu will be performing at 11am at the Museum of Science and Industry Auditorium.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. January topic is New Year, Calendar. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Finnish Group Ticket Night (Afternoon) with the Bulls Sunday, January 6, 2019
Finnish American Society of the Midwest (FASM) invites you to join us for the Bulls game, Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets, at 2:30pm at the United Center. Tickets are discounted. See website below or "Newsletter" tab or FASM facebook page for additional information. Tickets would make a great stocking stuffer! Hope to see you there! Bring a friend.
Juli Wood-Finlandia Foundation Performer of the Year Sunday, January 20, 2019, 4pm
Jazz Saxophonist Juli Wood. At the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL. Adults $15, Children under 14 $5. Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar. Flyer under "Newsletter" tab.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. February topic is Runeberg Day, Social Skills. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Mika Kares, Finnish classical bass with CSO February 21-23, 2019
Mika Karas will be performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as one of its soloists in Mozart's Requiem. Riccardo Muti conducts the Mozart Requiem. Thursday, February 21. at 8pm, Friday, February 22, at 1:30pm, and Saturday, February 23 at 8:00pm.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. March topic will be Minna Canth Day, Spring, Giving Compliments, Strengths. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. April topic will be Easter, Resolving Conflicts. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. May topic will be May Day Vappu Day. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, June 1, 2019
9:30 to Noon at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is PEACE. June will be Outdoors End of the School Year Party. Chicagon Suomi-koulu Facebook page has more information.
FinnFest USA 2019 - Detroit August or September 2019
Plans are underway for having FinnFest USA in Detroit, MI, area the end of August or middle of September 2019. Firm dates won't be decided until closer to the end of 2018.
6th Annual International Christmas Market Saturday, November 16, 2019
SAVE THE DATE! At the Chicago Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. FASM plans to have a merchandise table there again in 2019.
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