Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc.
P.O. Box 580708
Minneapolis, MN 55458-0708

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Tervetuloa! Welcome to FACA!

*** Due to safety concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the May 15th FACA program featuring ***
***   Pam Brunfelt - Iron Range Historian, at the International Institute, has been cancelled.   ***

Looking for new Board Members and Newsletter Editor :

*** FACA is still looking for 2 new board members and an editor for the FACA newsletter. ***
*** FACA needs people to step forward for our organization to stay strong! ***
*** Please contact one of the FACA board members or Jeanne Swope with any questions or to volunteer. ***
*** Contact information can be found on the Contact Us! tab on this website.      Kiitoksia Paljon! ***

Terveisia Kaikkille - Greetings from the FACA board!

We hope all of you are doing well and staying healthy.
Unfortunately, due to continued COVID-19 health concerns, we have decided to cancel our May 15th program, featuring Pam Brunfelt, a Minnesota Iron Range historian and authority on the Finnish and Finnish American role in Iron Range history.

However, our good news is that we are still planning to put-together a May/June newsletter, even though much of the "upcoming" news and events have been cancelled.

In addition, just for fun, we're offering the link below to videos featuring Ole and the Ice Scrapers for a limited time. These were recorded by Kathy and John Jorgensen at our 2019 January program. Their songs are parodies of some familiar rock tunes.
It was a Excellent evening!   (see details below)

"Ole and the Ice Scrapers"
with Ole (Larry Teppo), Lars (Dan Johnson), Sven (Ron Parker)
From their "Whiteout" Album: (select tunes that are on Smugmug)
     Snowmobile Sue
     He's a Retriever
     Gar's Winter Fair
     Olga Lena
     It's Still Alive
     Intimate Lingerie
     Hockey Puck

"The Whiteout Album" CDs are available for $15 including shipping and handling, by sending a check made out to Larry Teppo (Ole) at
327 Cleveland Avenue, South St Paul, MN   55105.
Kiitoksia Paljon!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FACA Photos Available ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Photos from FACA programs and Finnish events (by Kathy and John Jorgensen) are available on SmugMug at:

** FACA Programs - FACA Programs and Events

** Other events such as Independence Day celebration and Kauneimmat Joululaulut/Joulutori - All Things Finnish!

All photos can be viewed online. Prints, downloads, etc. can be obtained "self-serve" directly from SmugMug at a modest cost.
Proceeds will be donated to FACA. If you do NOT want any of your photos included, please contact Kathy at
or 651-459-2654, and we will do our best to avoid including you.


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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FACA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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