CALUMET -- Main Street Calumet's 2012 Heritage Celebration will honor Finnish culture from Monday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Aug. 18.
Here is the schedule:
Monday, Aug. 13: "Kupari ja Kotimaa -- A New Homeland in the Copper Country," will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Anne’s Heritage Center. Music, fun, and remarks by Hilary Joy Virtanen, Finnish American Heritage Center.
Tuesday, Aug. 14: Coppertown Miner's Reunion. Coppertown Museum will host an open house beginning at 6 p.m. with "Mining stories and miners." At 7:30 p.m. labor historian Gary Kaunonen of Michigan Technological University will offer some remarks on mining history.
Wednesday, Aug. 15: Eero and Roseann Angeli will offer a Finnish Dance workshop at 7 p.m. at the Omphale Gallery and Café, 431 Fifth Street in Calumet.
Thursday, Aug. 16: This year's Red Metal Radio Show -- "The Joke Show" -- will begin at 7 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre. Tickets are $10.50; Seniors and Students $8; available at the theater box office or at the door. Also broadcasting live on K-Bear 102.3 FM and online www.kbear102.com.
Friday, Aug. 17: A Finn Hall Dance will feature the "Finn Hall Band" from Minnesota. 7 p.m. at the Omphale Gallery and Café, 431 Fifth Street in Calumet. Free admittance -- donations accepted.
Saturday, Aug. 18:
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. -- Ethnic Breakfasts in Agassiz Park
Sidewalk Sales downtown.
10 a.m. -- Great Deer Chase (mountain bike race) 5th Street roll-out.
11 a.m. -- The Copper Country Heritage Parade on 5th Street
The Parade will be followed by a full afternoon of fun, food, music, vendors, and games in Agassiz Park. Horse-drawn guided tours. Music by "The Finn Hall Band" and "The Pasi Cats"
For more information contact Main Street Calumet at 906-337-MAIN (6246).