Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc.
P.O. Box 580708
Minneapolis, MN 55458-4708

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Tervetuloa! Welcome to FACA!

The Finnish American Cultural Activities (FACA) group of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) invites you to join our active schedule of programs and activities. FACA programs are free and open to the public. They take place on the third Friday of each month from September to May. An exception is December, when for the last several years we have joined with other local Finnish groups to hold a pre-Christmas event, Joulu--Magical Finnish Christmas.

FACA is a nonprofit educational organization that offers programs with a rich ethnic flavor: literature, music, travel, food, the immigrant culture and contemporary Finland. It is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of Americans of Finnish ancestry.

Oppitunti Location Change

On Tuesday, August 30, the Finnish Conversation Group will meet at the St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church at 2323 Como Avenue. The St. Anthony Park Library auditorium is undergoing renovation. This change is for one meeting only. If you have any questions please call Urho Rahkola at (651) 429-3319.

New Graphics Editor Wanted

Because of Beth Jarvi's passing, FACA is now in need of a volunteer graphic designer to format the 8-page newsletter for nine newsletters during the year (September - November, January - June). The monthly time commitment is about 5-10 hours over a period of one week.

You would be working with an experienced and knowledgeable editor who would be available for any questions/help as needed. There are also several proofreaders that will offer corrections/changes before the newsletter is sent to the printer. The type of software that has been used currently is Adobe CS4 InDesign, but you can use whatever software you are comfortable working with. You won't be responsible for providing content for the newsletter, but could contribute occasionally if you wished.

If you or someone you know might be willing to take this on, please contact Editor Jeanne Swope,, 612-827-6773; or FACA President Gene Ollila,, 612-840-2932.

New Calendar Items

In this area, we will post new calendar items that we hear about during the summer. The next Uutiset will be mailed in September.

Our next program will be Friday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.


International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN. Check here early in September for more information.

FACA Event Cancellation Policy

If St. Paul public schools are cancelled due to bad weather, then a FACA event scheduled for that day will also be cancelled. FACA members may contact any Board member if they have a question about whether an event is cancelled.

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