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If you know of an upcoming Finnish event in the Chicagoland area, please forward to me at info@fasm.us

December 6, 2016, thru December 6, 2017, FASM and other Milwaukee and Chicagoland Finnish Organizations will be planning/having events to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence, "Suomi 100". The theme is "Together" As events are finalized they will be posted to the FASM Calendar. Stay tuned!

If you want to offer your time and talent, even if not a member of any Finnish organization or Finnish, contact us.

Updated 3/18/2017
Chicago European Union Film Festival March 3-30, 2017
20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago. Finnish film "2 nights till Morning" will be screened on Monday, March 6 at 6pm and again on March 15 at 6:15pm. Swedish film, "Sami Blood" will be screened March 24 at 6pm and March 25 at 8:15pm. Go to website: siskelfilmcenter.org/ceuff to purchase ticket. The film is about "a one night stand between strangers who don't share a common language takes an unexpected turn when an ash cloud strands them in the same city."
14th Annual Vasa Park Dinner Dance and Fund Raiser Saturday, March 18, 2017
At Avalon Banquets, 1900 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, IL. Cocktails/Cash Bar 6:30pm; Dinner 7:30pm. Dancing to the music of Mark Nilsson DJ. Donation $50 per person. Cash drawing and Raffle Table. For information or reservations contact Carol Hoidahl 847-358-1527. Send reservations by March 14 to Carol Hoidahl, 552 Deer Run Drive, Palatine, IL 60067
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, March 18, 2017
Held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Avenue, Elmhurst 60126, at 1:30pm. All children (and their parents are welcome) and for your first time you can just join us, no need to pre-register. Registration forms, more information will be available. The language used at all Suomikoulu events is Finnish. The fee for 2016-2017 school year is $150/family. To stay up to date about Suomikoulu activities, school dates, times, etc is to follow on Facebook
FASM Board Meeting Sunday, March 19, 2017
At 2pm at Estonian House, 4700 Estonian House, Riverwoods. Everyone welcome.
"Scandinavian Scenes" performed by The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4pm
The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest presents "Scandinavian Scenes" at Dominican University's Lund Auditorium, 7900 West Division Street, River Forest. On the program are Berwald's "Estrella de Soria" overture, "Luonnotor" by Sibelius, and a suite from Grieg's "Peer Gynt" arranged by Concordia University's Maurice Boyer. Free preconcert conversation will begin at 3pm and reception held after the performance. Adult tickets $28. For more information, call 708-218-2648.
"Sami Blood" Friday and Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017
Swedish film that examines the systemic tragedy and harrowing history of segregation and discrimination against Nordic First People. On Friday, March 24 at 6pm and Saturday, March 25 at 8:15pm. Tickets available on line $11 or at the theatre. At the Gene Siskel Cinema, 164 North State Street, Chicago.
FAS Milwaukee Annual Pasty Dinner Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2pm
At Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 53215. Introducing the first "Finn Kids Club". Bring your children and grandchildren! The first "Finn Kids Club". Meeting at 2pm, 2:30pm Kids Club, and 3pm Pasty Dinner. RSVP by March 21 to Linda Mayo at 262-789-0380 or mayols44@gmail.com.
Amorphis Sunday, March 26, 2017, 6pm
Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded in 1990. They frequently use the Kalevala, the Epic Poem of Finland as a source for their lyrics. They will be performing at 6pm at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 South State Street, Chicago, 60616. Tickets are $25-$28.
Poem and Poetry Video Competition November 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Lahti Runomaraton Association has launched a new international poem and poetry video competition. Under the "Newsletter" tab is information in Finnish.
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, April 29, 2017
Held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Avenue, Elmhurst 60126, at 1:30pm. All children (and their parents are welcome) and for your first time you can just join us, no need to pre-register. Registration forms, more information will be available. The language used at all Suomikoulu events is Finnish. The fee for 2016-2017 school year is $150/family. To stay up to date about Suomikoulu activities, school dates, times, etc is to follow on Facebook
Vappu Saturday, April 29, 2017
Save the date!! Vappu will be held at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Cash bar/Social Hour at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Entertainment by Juli Wood Quartet at 7pm.
FAS Milwaukee presents the "Tove Jansson" Story by Susanna Rosario Sunday, April 30, 2017
A Documentary Film about the Moomin author. At 2:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee. (Easy access...no stairs.)
FFN Matching Scholarships May 1, 2017
Finlandia Foundation National will award matching scholarships of up to $300 each when a local chapter provides a scholarship for a summertime session. FASM offers scholarships to member families. FFN also has travel grants. Visit the FFN website for additional information.
FASM Board Meeting Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2pm
At the Estonian House at 2pm. Everyone welcome.
Renewal of Finnish Passports in Chicago May 9-10, 2017
Send an email to Honorary Consul Olavi Goos to reserve a time if you want to renew your Finnish Passport on the 9th - 10th of May in Chicago. Honorary Consul Goos' email address can be found in the website: www.finland.org, Finnish Honorary Consulates in the US
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, May 13, 2017
Held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Avenue, Elmhurst 60126, at 1:30pm. All children (and their parents are welcome) and for your first time you can just join us, no need to pre-register. Registration forms, more information will be available. The language used at all Suomikoulu events is Finnish. The fee for 2016-2017 school year is $150/family. To stay up to date about Suomikoulu activities, school dates, times, etc is to follow on Facebook
Chicagon Suomi Koulu Saturday, June 3, 2017
Held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Avenue, Elmhurst 60126, at 1:30pm. All children (and their parents are welcome) and for your first time you can just join us, no need to pre-register. Registration forms, more information will be available. The language used at all Suomikoulu events is Finnish. The fee for 2016-2017 school year is $150/family. To stay up to date about Suomikoulu activities, school dates, times, etc is to follow on Facebook
Traveling Sauna in Milwaukee June 18-19, 2017
It is official, the Traveling Sauna will be stopping in Milwaukee at Juneau Park! The Traveling Sauna is part of the Suomi 100 Year of Celebration. Save the date!
Celebrating the Music of Finland at Ravinia Thursday, August 3, 2017
At 6pm. Gates open 5pm. Bennett Gordon Hall. Tickets $10, no lawn sales. Celebrating the music of Finland and the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute Program for Singers.
Professor Thomas Dubois presents "The Historic Kalevala Story" Sunday, August 27, 2017
Milwaukee Finnish American Society program with Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Madison, Thomas Dubois. At 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 53215
38th Annual Scandinavian Days at Vasa Park Sunday, September 10, 2017
Save the date. FASM will have a booth with Finnish food items.
FinnFest 2017 - Minneapolis, MN September 21-24, 2017
Reserve the date!! Osmo Vanska along with the Minnesota Orchestra will be doing an all-Finnish music concert on September 22 and 23, 2017. Note: FinnFest USA is rebuilding its website to freshen the image, improve the information and add an efficient and secure ongoing registration and payment system.
Bruce Niemi, A Finnish Sculptor Sunday, September 24, 2017
Milwaukee Finnish American Society program/guest speaker at 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 53215. Bruce Niemi will present his work and talk about how his Finnish Sculptor Father influenced his life, his faith and his work.
Gospel Helsinki September 25 - October 2, 2017
Gospel Helsinki lets the love of rhythm sweep you away into the world of black gospel music. The choir gathers together singers interested in gospel from the Helsinki metropolitan area. Gospel Helsinki has 60 singers led by the choir’s artistic director Nina Pakkanen, cantor of the Meilahti parish. Gospel Helsinki will be performing in Chicagoland at St Marks International Church on Wednesday, 27 at 7pm, at Salem Baptist Church on Thursday, September 28 at 6pm.
Runebergskoren Tour Friday, October 6, 2017
7:30pm at Anderson Chapel, North Park College. Runebergskoren BSB is a 50 Swedish speaking male choir from Porvoo Finland who will be touring in the Upper Mid-West. Tickets $10.
Scandinavian Fest, New Berlin Saturday, October 7, 2017
More details to come
FASM Lunch and Board Meeting Sunday, November 5, 2017
At 1pm at the Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods, IL. Menu: Karelian stew, homemade bread and desserts! $10. Board meeting to follow lunch. Everyone welcome.
2017 Holiday Folk Fair International November 17-19, 2017
Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214. The Finnish American Society of Milwaukee will have a booth. Nordic food, fun, music and Christmas shopping.
Finland's Independence Day Celebration Saturday, December 2, 2017
Save the Date!
100th Anniversary of Finland's Independence Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Plans are being made to celebrate throughout 2017 in the Milwaukee and Chicagoland areas Finland's 100th Anniversary of Independence. As events are finalized, they will appear on the FASM website under "Calendar" tab. Stay tuned for an eventful/exciting year!
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