Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc.
P.O. Box 580708
Minneapolis, MN 55458-4708


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Tervetuloa! Welcome to FACA!

The Finnish American Cultural Activities (FACA) group of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) invites you to join our active schedule of programs and activities. FACA programs are free and open to the public. They take place on the third Friday of each month from September to May. An exception is December, when for the last several years we have joined with other local Finnish groups to hold a pre-Christmas event, Joulu--Magical Finnish Christmas.

FACA is a nonprofit educational organization that offers programs with a rich ethnic flavor: literature, music, travel, food, the immigrant culture and contemporary Finland. It is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of Americans of Finnish ancestry.


New Calendar Items


April 17 Finnish Culture Through Movies. Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave South, Minneapolis, 6:00 p.m. Rock'n'roll never dies. More information: Movie group page (go to Minnesota Finnish pages, then select "The Finnish Language School of Minnesota" in the left column, then "Ryhmat/Age Groups," then find "Finnish Culture through Movies" in the list that appears under the heading; or by phone (651) 428-3155.

April 28 Eleanor Ostman, long-time St. Paul Pioneer Press food writer who has spoken at a FACA program in the past, is speaking at a Healthy Seniors Dinner. St. Albert the Great, corner of E. 29th St. and 32nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 5:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by April 22. Tickets $35.00. Silent auction for Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors. Call (612) 729-5799.

April 30 Deadline to apply for a Finlandia Foundation scholarship to Salolampi Language Village this summer. If you know an interested young person, ages 6-18, email norgard@ paulbunyan.net for information and submit the lower portion of the Partner Organization application, plus a paragraph describing why the student wants to attend Salolampi, to Betsey Norgard, 23035 County Rd. 70, Bovey, MN 55709.



Next program: Gary Rantala: History of Embarrass: Friday May 20, 7:00 p.m.


More information about the program will be posted here after the first of May.

FACA Event Cancellation Policy

If St. Paul public schools are cancelled due to bad weather, then a FACA event scheduled for that day will also be cancelled. FACA members may contact any Board member if they have a question about whether an event is cancelled.


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