Sunday, August 12, 2012

2012 Calumet Heritage Celebration to honor Finnish culture Aug. 13-18

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

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).

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