Heikinpäivä 2015 Schedule

Heikinpäivä is set for January 31, 2015, with events throughout the weeks leading up to the main festival day. Committee members are arranging the festival events.

Unless otherwise indicated, call (906) 482-1413 to register for enrichment classes.


Thursday, January 8
2 p.m. & 6 p.m. - Nordic Film Series presents its monthly film “Rolli,” Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, Mich. Call (906) 487-7302.

Friday, January 16
6 p.m. — Club Finndigo presents dinner and the film “Sotalapset,” Calumet Theatre, Calumet, Mich. Dinner begins at 6, film at 7:15. Call (906) 337-2610

Monday, January 19
2 p.m. & 6 p.m. — Leipäjuusto (Squeaky Cheese) demonstration, Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC). $10 per person

Friday, January 23

7-10 p.m. — “Dreaming of Finland” Old Time Copper Country dance, Finnish American Heritage Center. $5 per person; proceeds support the Kivajat and Loistavat Dancers trip to Finland in 2015.

Sunday, January 25
2 p.m. — Finnish Hymn Sing and Concert,
Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.
Free and open to the public.

Monday, January 26
2 p.m. & 6 p.m. — Korvapuusti (Finnish “Boxed Ears” sweet rolls), Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock. $10 per person.

6 p.m. — Accordion workshop with Teija Niku, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.
$10 per person.

Tuesday, January 27
“Erika Kobasic, The Ice Breaking Tug” – a presentation by Roger Juntunen Hewlett. Time and place TBA.

Wednesday, January 28
5 p.m. — Finnish Fiddling workshop with Sara Pajunen Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.
$10 per person.

Thursday, January 29
Lecture on nanoscience by Fulbright Scholar Heli Lehtivuori, Michigan Tech University, Houghton. Details TBA.

Saturday, January 31
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Tori Market, FAHC

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Family Fun Day — Vipukelkka (Whipsled), kicksleds, World's Largest Kicksled, Finlandia's Quincy Green.

11 a.m. - Parade, downtown Hancock. Line up at BRIDGE School at 10:30 a.m. Prizes.

Following parade — Wife-carrying
contest and kicksled races, Quincy Green.

2 p.m. — Talk and book signing by Mark Munger, author of “Suomalaiset: People of the Marsh” and its recent sequel, “Sukulaiset: The Kindred” two historically based novels of Finnish-American family.

3 p.m. — Polar Bear Dive, near Porvoo Park, Hancock. $5 fee for competing divers; $1 all others.

8 p.m. — Heikinpäivä dance, Finnish American Heritage Center