West Eight Mile Road
Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)
We are working hard getting the Finnish Center Building in good condition before our 40th Anniversary Celebration September 21, 2014. The most re-cent improvement has been the parking lot repair and seal coating. New stripes have been painted, and handicap spaces have been widened. The doors have been inspected and will be repaired soon. Other minor repairs are also in the plans. All of the above is possible with the generous dona-tions that we have received from our valued members. It is heartwarming to see all of these improvements in the building that took a lot of hard work from our founding members to build.
The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius, beloved Finn-ish composer on both sides of the Atlantic. Finlandia Foundation National has established a Sibelius 150 Jubilee Committee Chaired by Marja Kaisla to promote and facilitate cultural and musical events around the country with the help of the local Chapters, Finnish Center Association being one of them. Plans are underway to contact orchestras and musical groups in the area. If you know of any groups interested in participating in a Sibelius Ju-bilee program let us know by calling us at (248) 478-6939.
We have a lot of other activities coming up this fall. Silent Auction in Sep-tember, Fall flea market in October, Scandinavian Bazaar in November and the Finnish Independence Day Celebration in December. If you are inter-ested in volunteering for any of these events, please let us know. We need volunteers.
As I have mentioned before throughout the years the FCA has accumulated a lot of stuff. We are still planning a clean-the-house weekend but will wait until after the flea market. If you can help, please let us/me know. Any and all help is welcome!
We are always interested in having feedback from the members on activi-ties that they would like to see at the Finnish Center. We want to hear from you. Please call the office (248) 478-6939 or me directly at my cell (734) 834-6085. I would like to hear from you.
Party for Fritz
Taste of Finland
Check out the new Finlandia Gardens web site
and Gift Shop Open
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