Schedule

Heikinpäivä  2019

A Finnish-American Mid-Winter Festival

Unless otherwise indicated, call 906-482-1413 to register for enrichment programming

 

 Thursday, January 10

2 p.m. & 6 p.m. — Nordic Film Series presents “Hobbyhorse Revolution,” Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. Call (906) 487-7506.

 

Saturday, January 12

5-9 p.m. — Hobbyhorse hoedown with Ginger Alberti, Finnish American Heritage Center. Call (818) 606-0065.

 

Monday, January 14

2 p.m. — Spinning workshop with Jeanne Medlyn, Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.

 

2 p.m. & 6 p.m. — Leipäjuusto (squeaky cheese) making workshop with Joanna Chopp, Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.

 

Tuesday, January 15

6:45 p.m. — International Folk Dancing, Finnish American Heritage Center. Call (818) 606-0065.

 

Friday, January 18

6 p.m. — Dinner and film, “A Man Called Ove,” Calumet Theatre. $22 per person; film only $7. Call (906) 337-2610.

 

Monday, January 21

2 p.m. & 6 p.m. — Povatica making workshop with Anton & Julie Pintar, Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.

 

2 p.m. & 6 p.m. — Christmas tree carving class with Pete Olson, Finnish American Heritage Center.$15 per person.

 

Tuesday, January 22

6:45 p.m. — Contra Dancing, Finnish American Heritage Center. Call (818) 606-0065.

 

Wednesday, January 23

2 p.m. and 6 p.m. — Nisu making workshop, Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.

 

Thursday, January 24

 

6 p.m. - Accordion Workshop with FinnFolk, Finnish American Heritage Center.$15 per person.

 

Saturday, January 26

 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Tori Market, FAHC

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  — Vipukelkka (Whipsled), kicksleds, and plenty of outdoor fun! Quincy Green.

 

11 a.m. - Parade, downtown Hancock. Line up at La Cantina restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Prizes.

 

Following parade — Wife-carrying, kicksled races, hobbyhorses, Quincy Green. Prizes.

 

Following parade — Finnish-style boat reception - a Finnish-American Folk School project,  Risto’s Hardware, Hancock. 

 

1 p.m. — “Reindeer Herding Past and Present” talk by Antti Pätsi of Finland, Chapel of St. Mathew, Hancock. 

 

3 p.m. — Polar Bear Dive, Hancock waterfront. Sponsored by Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

 

3 p.m. — Reception for “Animal Life - Art from the Kalevala” Community Arts Center, Hancock.

 

7 p.m. — Heikinpäivä iltamat (hors d’oeuvres, dance), Finnish American Heritage Center. $15 per person.

 

Sunday, January 27

2 p.m. — Finnish Hymn Sing and Concert, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock. Open to the public.

 

Monday, January 28

1 p.m. — Reindeer Herding in the U.P. - A Quest For Viability, Finnish American Heritage Center, Open to public. Call (906) 487-7302.

 

Friday, February 1

6:30-8:30 p.m. — Family Fun Night Finnish American Heritage Center. $5 per family. For information, call (906) 523-6271.