Cultural Center

35200 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
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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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Although puddles are ice covered, still, in the mornings, there are bits of green in the gardens and hope in the air - of spring! We are busy planning activities at the Center. There is the second "Let's Talk" scheduled for April 3, the Flea Market on April 5 & 6, an Iceland Travelogue on April 7. Friday night buffets are ongoing. Mary O’Brien, our dedicated gift shop manager, is busy stocking up the gift shop with items for Easter and Vappu. And, our famous Vappu party is just around the corner - on April 27, 2019. This traditional Finnish celebration of spring is one of the most fun celebrations in Finland - it sends the doldrums of winter behind us and raises spirits of hope and new life for everyone young and old, students and workers. These are among the many wonder-filled ways to participate at the Center this month.

FinnFest USA is moving forward with their agenda and have confirmed venue spaces, tours, performances and lectures - rooms have been blocked along with venue space at the Novi Sheraton hotel and planning for FCA's involvement at "FinnFest USA coming to Detroit - September 19 - 22, 2019" - is ongoing. Updates will be provided on the FCA website and in this newsletter. Additionally, reservation information for FinnFest - 2019, with details of the calendar and location of events are posted at

This is only the second ever FinnFest in the Detroit area and we're filled with hope and excitement - to bring Finns out of the regional 'woodwork' - to renew interest in their culture and the Finnish Center and to know how the Finnish Center might enrich their lives in months and years to come. We're eager to share our mission with new members and new members can infuse the center with new energies. We are so eager to present the Center in the best possible light and as always, but especially now, there is much to attend to at the Center before September and this means volunteers are sought after, welcome, and so appreciated.

And, lastly, we are more than happy to report the first construction crew will begin renovation with removal and replacement of the roof and siding of building 11 at Tapiola II - soon as the weather permits. This is only the beginning of phase I of a grander plan to renovate Tapiola Village - it's been a long time coming and there's much yet to do. Progress updates will be posted.

As always, if you have ideas or comments about our activities, please contact us. We would love to hear from you. Email:finnishcenter@gmail.comor call at (248) 478-6939.

P.S. A lot of 'goods' have accumulated in all corners of the FCA building - and need clearing. If you have any possessions stored at the center please retrieve them before April 7, 2019. Any items left will be disposed of at our discretion.

Mia Lamminen


Upcoming Events

public welcome

FinnFest USA 2019
Coming to Detroit
Sept 20 - 22

April 03


"Let's Talk"


April 5

Friday Night Buffet

5pm - 8pm

April 5


Flea Market & Bake Sale

10am - 4pm

Light Lunch Available

April 6

Flea Market & Bake Sale


10am - 3pm

Light Lunch Available

April 07


Iceland Travelogue by

Lynda Mitgutsch & Ed O'Brien


April 10


FCA Joint Board Meeting


April 12

Friday Night Buffet

5pm - 8pm

April 14


Finnish Film


April 19

Friday Night Buffet

5pm - 8pm

April 24


Monthly Luncheon & Celebrating Easter


April 27


Vappu Party


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or questions please call
the FCA at


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