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Sunnuntai 3. helmikuuta klo 14:00 – 18:00 / Sunday February 3rd 2-6PM
Laskiainen / Shrove Sunday
Perinteinen Laskiaisjuhla pidetään Como Park Ski Chalet:ssa sunnuntaina, helmikuun 3. klo. 14.00-18.00. Pulkkamäen, hiihdon, laskettelun ja lumibandyn lisäksi tarjolla on tietysti hernekeittoa ja laskiaispullia. Jos haluat auttaa juhlan jarjestelyissä tai sinulla on kysyttävää, ota yhteyttä Ann tai Risto, suomikoulu(ät)minnesotafinnish.org tai 651-489-8036.
Traditional Laskiainen celebration held at the Como Park Ski Chalet on Sunday, February 3 from 2:00 – 6:00. In addition to the outdoor fun – sledding, cross country and downhill skiing, and some ‘lumibandy’ (snow hockey) – there will be pea soup and laskiaispulla in the chalet. Contact Ann or Risto at suomikoulu (at) minnesotafinnish.org or 651-489-8036 if you have questions or would like to help organize the event.
Paikka/Place: Como Park Ski Center, 1431 N. Lexington Pkwy, Saint Paul, MN. 651-488-9673 Map: http://tinyurl.com/2dbfqq
Lisätietoja/More information: Ann tai Risto, suomikoulu(ät)minnesotafinnish.org, 651-489-8036.
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Minnesota native brings music of Finland to Winona
By Tom Weber
For Diane Jarvi, the kantele is an instrument of change.
Jarvi, you see, would like to change our perception of Finland as only a place with chilly weather and colder people. She intends to do that by bringing the music of Finland — much of it played on a folk instrument known as the kantele — to American audiences. read more..
What: Finnish-American singer Diane Jarvi at the Winona State University International Music Series.
When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
Where: Tau Center, 511 Hilbert St., on Winona State’s West Campus, Winona.
By WILLIAM ARNOLD
P-I MOVIE CRITIC
In the minds of most American moviegoers, Finland is a blank spot on the map. We know of the great filmmaking traditions of Sweden and Denmark, and to a lesser extent of Norway. But, with only a few exceptions, Finnish cinema remains clouded in obscurity.
SISU CINEMA: NINE FROM THE FINNISH NEW WAVE
WHAT: Three-weekend film festival
WHERE: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave.
TICKETS: Series pass: $30 members, $45 general. Individual tickets also available. Call 206-329-2629 for more information.