Finlandia Foundation Suomi Chapter

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Upcoming Events

Speaking Finnish Group

Saturday May 18th 2-4pm

Downtown Co-op Bakery Cafe

Meeting Room

450 E. Holly St.

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Are you a Finlandia Foundation Suomi Chapter member or interested in joining us at any events? Do you read our newsletter? Are you a Finn, Finnish-American, or otherwise have a connection to Finland and are living in the Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan county area? We want to hear from you! Please take some time to fill out a questionnaire about our organization and how we can better serve you.

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We are back to having in-person events! See below for our upcoming and recent events.

Last Saturday of every month! 

Raven Bakery is selling Ring Rye (Finnish-style rye bread) at the Bellingham Farmers' Market

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Saturday, August 28 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
End-of-summer gathering at Whatcom Falls Park Large Shelter
Nearly 20 people attended the potluck picnic on one of the hottest days of the year.  Delicious box lunches were served which included a wide variety of well-liked Finnish food.  A young, talented cello soloist provided beautiful background music.  Everyone really enjoyed the opportunity to see friends again in person and to meet new ones. Yes, warm Finnish camaraderie was clearly evident that day.

Saturday, September 25 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Celebration of Rye - Bread Lab tour, lecture, discussion and lunch
On a beautiful fall day a dozen people drove to Burlington to be treated to a very informative presentation by Washington State University's Dr. Stephen Jones who oversees operations at the Bread Lab.  He was ably assisted by two PhD students who then escorted us around the lab and answered a wide variety of questions.  The visit ended with a delicious lunch prepared by the students who used nothing but whole grain ingredients and fruits.  All those attended said it was a very enjoyable, informative and tasty outing.​

Sunday, December 5  (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Finnish Independence Day Celebration

Finnish Independence Day was celebrated at Bellingham's Schweinhaus Biergarten.  It was a chilly outdoor gathering under a tent, but everyone enjoyed the chance to greet old friends and make new ones.  People bought sausages, pretzels and beer from the venue, and several of our attendees brought a variety of Finnish desserts for everyone to enjoy.  We even had time for an intense set of games of mölkky.