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P.O. Box 580708
Minneapolis, MN 55458-0708


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Salolampi Scholarships available

Completed Salolampi scholarship applications offered by The Finnish-American Cultural Activities,Inc(FACA) must be returned by March 16. Scholarships of $100 for 1 week sessions and $200 for 2 week sessions are available for children or relatives of FACA members. Request information/applications from Kathleen Jackson (3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102).




FACA March Program - Friday, March 15th 7:00 p.m.

Crosstown Community Band (XTB)

XTB will perform a special Finnish-themed concert, including such fine pieces as Finnish Rhapsody by Clare Grundman, Celebration for Wind Orchestra by Jukka Viitasaari, and Finlandia by Jean Sibelius. XTB is a true "community" band made up of local musicians who bring music to nearby neighborhoods and community. They come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, and this is reflected in the broad range of musical genres and styles they enjoy playing. The band performs frequently through the year - holiday concerts, free theme-oriented summer concerts in the Minneapolis public parks, at the MN Landscape Arboretum, at the Mall of America, and concerts serving specific group's heritage such as the traditional and contemporary pieces they performed for FinnFest 2017 at Orchestra Hall and Norwegian music at the Mindekirken Church. They have commissioned a local composer Gideon Matchey to write a composition for premier at their Spring 2019 concerts, and we will enjoy a first-ever performance at the March FACA program! XTB had its first rehearsal in June, 2011. Today the fun, informal group has 30 members and looks to grow.
The band is directed by Preston Weber.   ( For more information see crosstowncommunityband.org )

Please join us at the International Institute, 1694 Come Ave, St. Paul, MN Friday January 18th at 7 p.m. Coffee and conversation will follow the program. Guests are always welcome.


FACA Program - Friday, March 15, 2019
7:00 PM International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Avenue, Saint Paul
(Across from the fairgrounds)


About FACA:

Located in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN), Finnish American Cultural Activities invites you to join us at our programs and activities.

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

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FACA schedules meetings and programs on the third Friday of each month from September to May, except for December.


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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