West Eight Mile Road
Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)
Message from the
Our first Strawberry Social in the middle of June was well received and was a nice celebration of the beginning of summer. We hope to have more of these events in the future. A couple of Ice Cream socials are also planned, please check the calendar for the dates. The planning of the cultural activities are un-der way for the rest of the year.
Our Scandinavian Market is scheduled for November 11, 2017. Invitations have been sent to vendors and we hope for a big turnout as usual. If you know of prospective vendors with Scandinavian flare, please contact me, and I will be happy to send an application.
Some exciting news is we have found a Suomi Koulu teacher for the upcoming year! Her name is Michelle Schubert. She is an American who has lived in Finland for three years as an exchange student and she speaks fluent Finnish. She has a lot of experience in many areas, with teaching being one of them.
Another exciting cultural event coming up on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 7 pm is a concert performed by a Finnish choir named Runebergskoren. I have spoken with the choir director and they are very excited to come perform for us. We look forward to this and many other cultural events this coming fall!
We all need to work together to ensure that FCA will be here for years to come. We are a volunteer organization and need to have everybody work together for the common good. Today the workload faced by our volunteers is somewhat of a concern. Many of us are doing full 40 hour workweeks or even more. We need volunteers for our gift shop, office and to chaperone events and help around the center.
I wish you a very wonderful rest of the summer and hope to see you at the Finnish Center in the fall. As always if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me on my cell at (734) 834-6085.
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