A singer, songwriter, guitarist, kantele player and poet, Diane Jarvi has been a performer of folk and world music in addition to her own compositions for thirty years. Diane Jarvi’s seven solo recordings and five books of poetry under Diane Jarvenpa include explorations of her ethnic heritage.
We are excited to be able to reschedule Beatrice Ojakangas. She will join us for our March program. Her cookbooks are a staple in many of our homes. Beatrice Ojakangas grew up on a small farm in Floodwood, Minnesota.
Last year this time as we were almost a year into the world wide pandemic, Suomikoulu and FACA decided to arrange a joint, socially distanced, outdoor laskiainen event – it was so loved that it was decided that Laskiainen must be an annual tradition
long enough to have grandchildren, even great-grandchildren attend. Staying true to the tenets of Finns, innovation is endless! Perhaps you remember one of the rented sites before our permanent site was dedicated in 1993 on the shores of Turtle River Lake.
Arne Vainio, M.D. was born to a Finnish father and an Ojibwe mother, one of seven children. When he was four years old, his father committed suicide and poverty followed. He credits less than a double handful of people for changing his course and advises we are all that person for someone who might be […]