West Eight Mile Road
Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)
Message from the
A long-awaited spring has finally arrived here in Michigan. Finnish Center gardens are starting to look better and better every day. And the grass is still wonderfully green and not spoiled by the burning sun. Inside the Finnish Cen-ter we have been buzzing with activity. We have had a lot of rentals during the first part of the year. We have had a lot of our cultural activities which has interested both young and old. We are also continually trying to improve the appearance of the building and making necessary repairs needed. The kitchen is scheduled for a thorough cleaning by a professional company in June and we are recruiting volunteers to help in keeping all of our other areas in good condition. We are making progress! If you are interested in volunteering in cleaning, painting or other tasks, please let us know.
Suomi Koulu had its end of school year party at the end of May. Maija ar-ranged fun activities for the day for the children and the parents. The FCA scholarships have been awarded and the party to honor the six scholarship recipients also was held in May.
Our 50th Anniversary celebration activities are confirmed now. There are three different events happening. The first one is Arts Day in September 24, followed by Foods of Finland weekend October 15-16. Beatrice Ojakangas, an author of many books on Finnish cooking has been invited to be part of this weekend. There is also going to be a luncheon banquet during the week-end. Finally, we will combine Finnish Independence Day celebration with our 50th anniversary which will happen on December 3, 2016 in the evening gala.
Ruth Ojala has been taking care of the library now that Lillian has retired from the librarian duties. We appreciate that she has taken on this task on a temporary basis. If you are interested in the job or know of someone, please let us know. It is critical element of our Finnish heritage to keep the library open.
A lot of the regular events are not held during the summer months. We plan to continue our Friday Night Suppers, Wednesday lunches, brunches and open houses in the fall. We hope to add some other activities of interest to members as well.
I wish all of you a very wonderful summer and hope to see you at the Finnish Center.
As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at (734) 834-6085.
Mia Lamminen, Chairman
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