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Finnish Independence Day Celebration Is this Thurday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.

HANCOCK, MI -Finlandia University will host its 94th annual Finnish Independence Day celebration this Thursday, December 1, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.

At the event, honored guest Anneli Halonen, cultural counselor of the Embassy of Finland, Washington D.C., will present a talk titled, "Cultural Identity and Finnish Art."

The celebration is presented in tandem with an opening reception for the Contemporary Finnish-American Artist Series 20th Year Retrospective Exhibition at the Finlandia University Gallery. Several artists whose work is featured in the exhibit will speak about their heritage at the event.

The event also includes musical performances, announcement of the 2012 Hankooki Heikki awardee, and refreshments.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Finnish American Heritage Center is at 435 Quincy Street, Hancock. The Finlandia University Gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center.

For information, call 487-7505.