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WA: Alvar Aalto’s Jyväskylä

National Nordic Museum Seattle, Washington

New York–­­based Finnish photographer Janne Tuunanen explores Aalto's work in their shared hometown of Jyväskylä.

MN: The Great Northern Sauna Village

The Market at Malcom Yards Minneapolis, Minnesota

A first for the annual Great Northern Festival! Experience a variety of saunas during the public event, or book a private sauna session for your group. Hours are 4-8:30 pm weekdays and 11 am-9:30 pm weekends

MI: Heikinpäivä

Finlandia University Hancock, MI

The annual celebration of snow culminates a month-long celebration featuring a variety of workshops, films and family-friendly fun in Hancock and at Finlandia University. The day's activities include two tori markets, parade, karhunpeijäset (circle dance), outdoor gams, author talk and iltamat (dance and buffet dinner).

MA: Pannukakku Breakfast

The Finnish Center at Saima Park Fitchburg, MA

Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice, Finnish coffee bread, coffee/tea/cocoa. $10. Loaves of coffee bread also for sale. Vendors include artist Karen Kemp, Son of a Bee and Lark Knits. Birch bark weaver Elaine Moe will demonstrate how she prepares bark.

MI: Animal Life: Art from the Kalevala

Finlandia University Gallery Hancock, MI

This annual exhibition is in coordination with the City of Hancock’s Heikinpäivä mid-winter celebration on January 28 and Kalevala Day on February 28.

WA: Nordic Stories

Our monthly Nordic Stories program is geared toward preschool aged children and their caregivers and features children’s stories from the Nordic countries paired with fun craft projects. This month's book is: Izak of Lapland by Maya Angelou.

WA: Finnish Film Festival

FireHouse Arts and Events Center Bellingham, Washington

This inaugural event features three days of movies from Finland. See website for films and screening times.