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Finnish American Heritage Center Announces Fall Classes and Films

HANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, has announced its fall 2012 community enrichment classes and Nordic films.

Three Finnish language classes will begin the week of October 1. The fee for each 10-week class is $50.00 per person; pre-registration is recommended.

Beginning Finnish, co-taught by Liisa and Kevin Manninen, will meet Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Intermediate Finnish, taught by Anna Leppänen, will meet Mondays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Advanced Finnish, taught by Hannu Leppänen, will meet Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Nordic Film Series will open its fall season Thursday, October 11, with the Finnish film "Hella W," which is about famed Finnish playwright Hella Wuolijoki. On Thursday, November 8, the film series will feature the Norwegian film, "Max Manus," which is about the Norwegian WWII resistance fighter of the same name.

Screenings of the films take place at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The films are free and open to the public.

The Finnish American Heritage Center is located at 435 Quincy St. in downtown Hancock.

For information or to register for a class, please call Hilary Virtanen at 906-487-7505.