Cultural Center

35200 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
voice (248) 478-6939
fax (248) 478-5671

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Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)

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The fall is upon us even though the weather feels more like summer! Our fall schedule is in full swing with the Friday Night Buffet, Open house, Monthly lunch. October will also have a Brunch with a little different format. It will be a buffet style and will feature a special treat for you. Make sure you mark your calendars for the Flea Market and Scandinavian Bazaar as well.

Our 50th anniversary celebrations have started with a Folk Art Day and continuing this month with a Food workshop with Beatrice Ojakangas celebrated cookbook writer. She has written many books on Finnish Food. I personally have used her �Finnish Cookbook� ever since immigrating from Finland. The Ojakangas cookbook has been extreme-ly useful in learning to cook using ounces and pounds ver-sus deciliters and grams. I hope to see you at this event, you will not be disappointed.

Program planning is also under way for the 50th Anniversary Jubilee on De-cember 3rd in conjunction with Finnish Independence Day celebration. We have a lot of exiting plans under way in the form of performances and speech-es and will let you know the details once they are confirmed. Mark you calen-dar for this spectacular event. 50 years of continuous operation is worth cele-brating and honoring all those who have made this center a reality and have volunteered here over the years! Hats off to all who have made our Center possible.

Leena Mari, our adult Finnish School teacher is returning to the area again at the end of October and is interested in continuing teaching again as soon as she returns. We received a lot of positive feedback from her classes in the spring and are happy that she would like to continue teaching. Please let us know of your interest so she can plan the class/classes appropriately. We have not found a teacher for the children yet. Leena Mari is considering possibly helping out with that as well.

We would love to hear from our young members their idea of what they would like the Finnish Center for them to be. Please drop us a line and tell us what you would like. Is the Finnish Center important for you in maintaining the Finnish Culture? What kind of functions would you like to have here that would bring you here?

Please contact us with any questions or concerns! We would love to hear from you.

Mia Lamminen


Upcoming Events

public welcome


Friday Night Buffet

Oct 21

5pm - 8pm

Vietnam Travel Film Presentation

by Ed O'Brien

Sunday Oct 23


Wednesday Monthly Luncheon

Oct 26


Sunday Open House

Oct 30

1pm - 4pm

Gift Shop Open

Sunday Suomi Koulu

Oct 30

Halloween Party


Sunday General Membership Meeting

Oct 30


Friday Night Buffet

Nov 4

5pm - 8pm

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