|Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc.
P.O. Box 580708
Minneapolis, MN 55458-0708
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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.
Music with Eric Peltoniemi
FACA March Program
7:00 PM International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Avenue, Saint Paul
(Across from the fairgrounds)
For our March program, Eric Peltoniemi will share songs and anecdotes about his long music career as singer, songwriter, guitarist, lyricist and composer for the music theater, and Grammy-winning record producer and record label executive. Early on, inspired by his heritage and his Finnish-speaking friends and relatives, he included Finnish songs in his act
As a teenager in Wadena, Eric began performing on his grandma's old guitar at county fairs, dances, township halls...and even boxing matches! He has performed across the United States, Canada and northern Europe, solo and with bands Trova, Suomi Orkesteri and Trova Ystavineen. His song "Punainen" became a centerpiece in the acclaimed 2017 Finnish/Estonian film Ikitie/The Eternal Road. Eric also performs the song in the film. He has written music and lyrics for numerous musical plays.
All are welcome. Coffee (kahvi aika) and conversation will follow.
March 16. St. Urho's day music. Finn Hall at the Finnish Bistro. 2264 Como Avenue St. Paul, 6-8 PM. No cover, great food.March 17. Finn Hall St.Urho's dance. Finn Hall at the Eagles. Minneapolis Eagles #34, 2507 E 25th, Minneapolis. Dance lesson, 7 PM. Music, 7:30-10:30 PM. Adm, $8. Food and drink available for purchase.
Click here to see photos from the Finnish centennial celebration in Minneapolis: Finland 100 and latest calendar of activities going on around the area.
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