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


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Tervetuloa! Welcome to FACA!

In the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN), FACA invites you to join in an active schedule of 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. FACA schedules meetings and programs on the third Friday of each month from September to May (with the exception of December, when the event "Joulu - Magical Finnish Christmas" has been celebrated by the united Twin Cities Finnish-American community for several years now.


Upcoming Twin Cities Finnish Events

Keep visiting the website finnsource.org. It is constantly adding the latest Finland 100 event information.


The next FACA program will be April 21, 7:00 p.m.

International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Ave.
St. Paul (across from the Fairgrounds)

Video: Finnish-style Sauna in North America

For our program, we will show Garrett Conover's fine video about sauna culture in Maine. FACA president Gene Ollila became aware of Garrett's work and documentary, and has arranged to bring the video to FACA.

Garrett is best known as the cofounder of North Woods Ways, the classically resonant canoe and snowshoe guiding service leading wilderness trips in Maine, Quebec and Labrador from 1980 until 2007. He is author of Beyond the Paddle. His most recent book, Kristin's Wilderness, has won four awards.


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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