Heikinpäivä is set for January 26, 2013, with events throughout the weeks leading up to the main festival day. Committee members are arranging the festival events, several of which will also have connections to FinnFest USA 2013.
Unless otherwise indicated, call (906) 482-1413 to register for enrichment classes.
?Thursday, January 10
2 p.m. & 6 p.m. - Nordic Film Series presents "Iris," Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, Mich. Call (906) 487-7505.
Friday, January 18
6 p.m. — Club Finndigo presents the film "Hella W," Calumet Theatre, Calumet, Mich. Dinner begins at 6, film at 7:15. For details, call the theater at (906) 337-2610
Sunday, January 20
2 p.m. — Finnish Hymn Sing “Oi muistatko vielä sen virren?” (Do you remember the hymn?), Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock. Free and open to the public.
Monday, January 21
6 p.m. - Nisu making class and 5-string kantele class, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock, Mich. Call (906) 482-1413 for details or to register.
Thursday, January 24
6 p.m. - Heikki Lunta lecture by Hilary Virtanen, Finnish American Heritage Center. Call 487-7505.
7 p.m - Hancock Rotary wine tasting event, Jutila Center, Hancock.
Friday, January 25
6 p.m. - FinnFest preview night/Heikinpäivä Dance, Brownstone Hall, Atlantic Mine, Mich. $5 cover charge, food for sale, cash bar, silent auction. Proceeds benefit FinnFest USA 2013. Call (906) 370-3110.
Saturday, January 26
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Tori Market, Finnish American Heritage Center & First United Methodist Church.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Family Fun Day — Vipukelkka (Whipsled) reindeer, kicksleds, World's Largest Kicksled, Rakovalkea (log burning), Finlandia's Quincy Green.
11 a.m. - Parade, downtown Hancock. Line up at BRIDGE School at 10:30 a.m. Prizes.
Immediately following parade — Wife-
3 p.m. — Polar Bear Dive, Hancock waterfront. Note: Official site TBD, and at present there is
3 p.m. - Open house for “Art from the Kalevala” exhibit, Community Arts Center, Hancock. Call 482-2333.
6 p.m. — Seisovapöytä (Finnish buffet), Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock. Tickets $18.