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MI: Festival Ruska – Birch Basket Workshop

September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018

In the Upper Peninsula’s Copper Country, much like in Finland, September ends with an explosion of color in the forests. This is the season known as ‘ruska,’ when the autumnal reds, browns and yellows are especially beautiful on the fells of Lapland and it’s a popular time for folks to get out and enjoy nature. At Festival Ruska, Finlandia University is celebrating the arrival of the Copper Country’s ruska with a variety of cultural activities and Finnish American Folk School workshops.

On these dates, learn to weave a birch bark basket. Early registration encouraged; click below for details.

Events are happening on dates in September and October; click here to find info on:
Sept. 5: Steve ‘n’ Seagulls concert
Oct. 6: Nordic folk music workshop and Beethoven and Banjos concert
Oct: 4-week class in Finnish-style boat making



September 21, 2018
September 22, 2018
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Finnish American Heritage Center
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