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
The Vappu Party (celebration of spring) was a wonderful welcome for the summer season. A lot of children and adults gathered with good food, fun and games, and was enjoyed by children and adults alike.
The beautiful spring weather brought many people to the Mother’s Day lunch at the Center. The garden is looking really beautiful and green thanks to the rains we have had. A lot of work goes into keeping the garden in great shape, consider volunteering.
We have been in communication with representatives of other Nordic countries in hopes of collaborating events together besides the Scandinavian Bazaar in November. So far the only thing that has materialized is that we have been invited to Finn Camp on June 17, 2017 for a midsummer celebration. They have the perfect surroundings for such an event with the lake, sauna and the grounds. There will be a lot of fun activities planned including, a horseshoe tournament, boot toss competition, cornhole, Mölkky and other outdoor games to play as well as dancing, food and raffle prizes. The kitchen is open from 3 to 9 pm and kokko (bonfire) will be lit at 10 pm. Look for more information to come.
Finland 100 events are being worked on as well. The photo exhibition is being finalized and the date is being confirmed soon. Mark your calendars for our Independence Day gala as well that takes place December 2, 2017.
We all need to work together to ensure that FCA will be here for years to come. We are a volunteer organization and need to have everybody work together for the common good. Today the workload faced by our volunteers is somewhat of a concern. Many of us are doing full 40 hour workweeks or even more.
Charlotte Lytikainen is moving to an assisted living home and will no longer be able to assist us in managing the office on a regular basis as she has done for a long time. Charlotte is a wonderful person to be around and we wish her many happy years in her new home. She will continue visiting FCA for events and celebrations.
I wish 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).
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