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Folk School announces programming for Fall 2022

September 19, 2022

The Finnish American Folk School has released its August 2022 newsletter! Established by the Finnish American Heritage Center and led by Phyllis Fredendall and Clare Zuraw, the Finnish American Folk School exists to ensure that Finnish-American folk traditions exist for centuries to come.

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Juhannus demonstrators on Quincy Green: Lisa Wiitala, Sue Ellen Kingsley, and Alice Margerum

The FAFS took a bit of a breather after the whirlwind of Juhannus celebrations, but now we’re back and excited to share our latest news with all of you. First, we’d like to express our thanks to everyone who made our midsummer celebration a success. From artists who performed and shared their work in the Finlandia University Gallery, to our dedicated volunteers, rug weaving students, singers, dancers – kiitos. As summer slowly draws to a close, we look back on those long days in June with a smile.

We’re pleased to announce that we now have another way for our friends to support and sustain the work that we do. Donations made to the linked button below will go directly to the FAFS to support our unique cultural programming throughout the year.

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Fall 2022 Program Schedule

Click on the links below for full class descriptions and registration information. We’re still scheduling classes for later fall and winter, so keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

Finnish Language for Beginners [ONLINE] – Wednesdays, September 7-October 12, 8-9:30pm EDT (Elizabeth Helvi Brauer)

Finnish Language for Emerging Beginners [ONLINE] – Wednesdays, November 2-December 7, 8-9:30pm EDT (Elizabeth Helvi Brauer)

Beginning Weaving – Daytime Class – Wednesdays, September 14 – October 12, 10am-1pm (Phyllis Fredendall)

Beginning Weaving – Evening Class – Tuesdays, September 13-October 11, 5-8pm (Phyllis Fredendall)

Make and Play Rhythm Bones – Saturday + Sunday, September 24-25, 10am-4pm (Randy Seppala)

Nuno Felting-A Playful Introduction – Wednesday, September 28, 1-5pm (Anita Salminen Jain)

Nuno Felt a Breezy Tunic – Saturday + Sunday, October 1 (11am-4pm), October 2 (11am-2pm) (Anita Salminen Jain)

Banner Making with Anita Jain – Free Demonstration – Friday, September 30, 2-5pm

Nuno Felting Presentation with Anita Jain – Free Lecture – Tuesday, September 27, 2-3pm

Making and Creating with Natural Inks – Saturdays, October 8 + 15, 1-4pm (Terri Frew)

Over the Waves Runner or Rug Workshop – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 21-23, 10am-5pm (Wynne Mattila)

To read the full August newsletter or catch up on past editions, click the link below!

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