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Finlandia's Heritage Center Announces Fall Community Classes

HANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, has announced its fall 2013 community enrichment class schedule.

Three 10-week Finnish language classes begin the week of September 30.

Beginning Finnish, instructed by Hilary Virtanen, will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Intermediate Finnish, instructed by Anna Leppänen, will meet on Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Advanced Finnish, instructed by Hannu Leppänen, will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The classes meet at the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy St.  The cost is $50 per person, per class. Students may pre-register or register the first day of class.

In addition, a one-time accordion and fiddle workshop, presented by Sara Pajunen and Teija Niku of the folk music duo Aallotar, will take place at the Heritage Center on Saturday, October 12, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required; the fee is $25 per person.

For more information or to register for a class or workshop, call 906-487-7505.