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Finlandia to celebrate Finland€™s Independence

Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia UniversityAs it has each year since the country became independent 99 years ago, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland€™s Independence Day with a program of music and theatre on Tuesday, December 6, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

The program will feature a short play, written and performed by local actress Kris Kyro, along with some musical pieces by the Ilon Kaiku kantele ensemble and other local talent. The evening will also include the announcement of the 2017 Hankooki Heikki award, which the City of Hancock€™s Finnish Theme Committee annually bestows on a person for his or her contributions to preserving and promoting Finnish culture in the area.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information about the Finnish Independence Day event, call the Finnish American Heritage Center at (906) 487-7549.