Cultural Center

35200 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
voice (248) 478-6939
fax (248) 478-5671

About Us

Our History

Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)

Message from the
Chairman

We have had a taste of winter with the first snowfall. Despite the hazards of the icy snowy roads and driveways, the snow brightens up the scenery and gets us in a Christmas spirit. My memories of Christmas in Finland include the snow and all the fun, outdoor activities despite the dark days of December. These included building lumilinna (snow castles) and snow lanterns, daily cross country skiing and snowball fights (I had brothers), making snow angels in the pristine snow, unforgettable stargazing in the darkness of night with occasional and remarkable displays of the Aurora Borealis - even in the south of Finland. And, lastly is the memorable, deeply moving, event and image of lighting candles at the graves of loved ones. I’m sure many members share these memories – Christmas in Finland was a beautiful time of year.

Our Scandinavian Market this year was hugely successful for everybody as was the Swedish Christmas Fair in the following weekend. These both have become traditions and nice preludes to the holiday season. The Finnish Center is becoming the true center for all Scandinavians in southeastern Michigan. Our dedicated volunteers, members and committees have helped with many special events before Christmas. December starts with a Finnish American Singers’ concert on December 2, following this, on the 5th, is an Independence Day coffee and cake after which, on Dec. 8, is our Independence Day Gala - and finally, on the 9th, a presentation by FinnFolk of “Finland: Independence and Identity”.

Make sure to mark your calendars for these events including the Friday night suppers,the Novi Band Concert, a Little Christmas concert, Pikkujoulu with a Finnish Christmas dinner and, finally, a Candlelight Memorial Service. Check our calendar for days and times of these events. Check also our gift shop where our very dedicated manager, Mary O’Brien, has brought in new gifts and foods unique to our culture – both Finnish and Finnish American. The Leipajuusto is pretty wonderful.

Finally, I want to thank all our tireless volunteers for another successful year. It takes a lot of effort to keep the Center in operation. Without our volunteers FCA could not keep its doors open.

Have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas Holiday - I look forward to seeing you at the Finnish Center in 2019.

Mia Lamminen

Chairman

Upcoming Events

public welcome

HOLD THE DATE!


November 28

Wednesday

Harvest Dinner 12:30pm


December 02

Sunday

Finnish American Singers of Mi Concert

4pm


December 05

Wednesday

Independence Day Cake & Coffee

1pm


December 08

Saturday

Independence Day Dinner

5pm


December 09

Sunday

FinnFolk Musicians & Hoijakat Folk Dancers

Finland: Independence & Identity

2pm


December 11

Tuesday

"Little Christmas"

7pm


December 12

Wednesday

FCA Board Meeting

6:30pm


December 14

Friday Night Buffet

5pm - 8pm

Novi Community Band

7pm (during dinner)


December 15

Saturday

Finnish Christmas Dinner

5pm


December 16

Sunday

Candlelight Memorial Service

2pm


December 21

Friday Night Buffet

5pm - 8pm


For reservations
or questions please call
the FCA at

248-478-6939

See Calendar for other events.

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Application
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Deadline
March 15, 2019

Scandinavian Market
Saturday, November 10
10am - 4pm
Crafters & Vendors
Scandinavian food & music

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Center and Gift Shop Open
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Hours
10 am to 4 pm

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