Oct
19
Sat
Annual Fall Auction and Dinner @ Finnish Lutheran Church
Oct 19 @ 4:30 PM
Oct
23
Wed
Films from Finland: Sota ja mielenrauha (War and Peace of Mind) @ Swedish Club
Oct 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


October 23/25 Sota ja mielenrauha (War and Peace of Mind), 2016, 72 minutes, K-12.

Using archival footage, letters from the front and recent interviews, this documentary explores the prolonged psychological effects of Finland’s wars on individuals and the nation. Director Ari Matikainen also skillfully puts those wars in the broader worldwide context of World War II.

Oct
25
Fri
Films from Finland: Sota ja mielenrauha (War and Peace of Mind) @ Swedish Club
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


October 23/25 Sota ja mielenrauha (War and Peace of Mind), 2016, 72 minutes, K-12.

Using archival footage, letters from the front and recent interviews, this documentary explores the prolonged psychological effects of Finland’s wars on individuals and the nation. Director Ari Matikainen also skillfully puts those wars in the broader worldwide context of World War II.

Nov
2
Sat
Sahti: Finnish Beer Brewing @ Nordic Museum
Nov 2 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn how to brew a batch of Finnish Sahti in the traditional method using a hollowed-out log! The course begins with a short lecture by home brewer and museum professional, Grant P. H. Barber, where you’ll learn the difference between traditional and contemporary brewing practices. Then, you’ll brew your own Sahti. No materials or experience necessary.

Cost: $55 for Members; $60 general admission

Nov
9
Sat
Finnish Community Bazaar / Joulumarkkinat @ Swedish Cultural Center
Nov 9 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Announcing the 41st Annual Finnish Community Bazaar & Joulumarkkinat!

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle

* Northwest Finnish organizations
* Dancing and singing
* An expanded Joulumarkkinat/Holiday Market featuring crafts and gifts
* Pulla and treats, pea soup and sandwiches

As always, parking and coffee will be free!

Nov
24
Sun
Hundredth Anniversary of Seattle Finnish Lutheran Church @ Finnish Lutheran Church
Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Nearly 100 years ago – on November 23, 1919 – a group of Finns met and made the decision to form the Finnish Lutheran Church in Seattle. We will commemorate this historical meeting by celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our church on November 24, 2019. There will be a special service with communion for the congregation and invited pastors and guests starting at 10:00 AM at FLC. Following the service we will have a luncheon and cultural program at Leif Erikson Hall in Seattle 12:30 PM – 3 PM.

Further details to follow.

Nov
27
Wed
Films from Finland: Pikkusisar (Little Nurse) @ Swedish Club
Nov 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

November 27/December 6 Pikkusisar (Little Nurse), 1999, 104 minutes, K 11.

A young woman who has lost her husband in the Winter War becomes a nurse to victims of the Continuation War in this underappreciated film. Seen largely from the perspective of the main character, war becomes primarily a struggle to deal with loss and to respond to new opportunities for love.

Dec
6
Fri
Films from Finland: Pikkusisar (Little Nurse) @ Swedish Club
Dec 6 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

November 27/December 6 Pikkusisar (Little Nurse), 1999, 104 minutes, K 11.

A young woman who has lost her husband in the Winter War becomes a nurse to victims of the Continuation War in this underappreciated film. Seen largely from the perspective of the main character, war becomes primarily a struggle to deal with loss and to respond to new opportunities for love.

Dec
7
Sat
Independence Day Dinner and Dance @ Swedish Cultural Center
Dec 7 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Celebrating 102 years of Finnish Independence: 1917 – 2019
The annual Finnish Independence Day Dinner and Dance will be held in Seattle at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle.

Saturday December 7th, 2019 starting at 6 PM

Festive Attire, National Costumes Encouraged.

Tickets $40 per person for FFSC members, $60 for non-members, $15 for children 8-15, under 8 free

May
2
Sat
Seattle Symphony Family Concert, incl Sibelius’ Finlandia @ Seattle Symphony
May 2 all-day

Seattle Symphony Family Concert for families and children 6-12

When: May 2, 2020

Come with us on a journey through Scandinavia with our friend Peer Gynt! Made popular by Looney Tunes and The Simpsons, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite transports you to the lush vastness of Scandinavia with popular tunes like Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King. Our journey ends in Finland where we’ll need your help to perform Sibelius’ expansive Finlandia. Are you up for the journey? Let’s go!

https://www.seattlesymphony.org/concerttickets/calendar/2019-2020/symphony/fam4