June 23 - Community sharing of Scandinavian traditions; and Finnish baking demonstration: @ American Legion Hall, 9:30am. Vinalhaven residents share memories and recipes of their Scandinavian families with Jackie Harjula from the Finnish Heritage House in South Thomaston demonstrates Finnish baking; Nissau (coffee bread) and Pannukakku (oven pancakes.)
June 26 - Summer Exhibit Opening Reception: @ Vinalhaven Historical Society, 3-5pm. Enjoy light refreshments and view the feature summer exhibit organized by Jeannette Lasansky.
July 28 - Finnish Coastal Maine Settlements: @ Vinalhaven Public Library, 9am. One hour program with Steve Gifford of Warren, Maine; followed by a Scandinavian Neighborhood Walk and Talk to Round the Mountain Road, Starr Street, and Mountain Street.
August 16 - Sauna Traditions: @ Vinalhaven Public Library, 7pm.
September 22 - Musical Event: Finnish Kantele and Swedish Nyckelharpa: @ Pleasant River Chapel, 1pm. Kantele (lap harp) players from South Thomaston and Warren.
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