Heikinpäivä 2014 Schedule

Heikinpäivä is set for January 25, 2014, with events throughout the weeks leading up to the main festival day. Committee members are arranging the festival events.

Unless otherwise indicated, call (906) 482-1413 to register for enrichment classes.


Thursday, January 9
2 p.m. & 6 p.m. - Nordic Film Series, Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, Mich.
Call (906) 487-7302.

Monday, January 13
2 & 6 p.m. - Baking class with Edith Maki, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.
6 p.m. — Tablet weaving class with Eileen Sundquist, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.
6 p.m. — Beginning 5-string kantele class by Kay Seppälä, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.
$10 fee, some instruments provided.

Friday, January 17
6 p.m. — Club Finndigo presents the film "Backwood Philosopher" Calumet Theatre, Calumet, Mich. Dinner begins at 6, film at 7:15. For details, call the theater at (906) 337-2610

Saturday, January 18
6-8 p.m. — Family Fun Night, Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock. $5 per family.

Sunday, January 19
?10 a.m. — Divine Liturgy for Theophany, Ss. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Orthodx Church, Atlantic Mine, Mich. Call (906) 487-7013.

12 p.m. — Theophany Blessing of the Water, Portage Lake, Houghton, Mich. Call (906) 487-7013.

2 p.m. — Finnish Hymn Sing “Oi muistatko vielä sen virren?” (Do you remember the hymn?), Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock. Free and open to the public.

Monday, January 20
2 p.m. - Piirakka class with Debbie Kurtti, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.
6 p.m. — Juusto making class with Debbie Kurtti, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.
6 p.m. — Tablet weaving class with Eileen Sundquist, Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.

6 p.m. — 10-string kantele class by Kay Seppälä,
Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.


6 p.m. — Wood carving class with Pete Olson,
Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock.

Saturday, January 25
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Tori Market, Finnish American Heritage Center & First United Methodist Church.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Family Fun Day — Vipukelkka (Whipsled), kicksleds, World's Largest Kicksled, Finlandia's Quincy Green.
11 a.m. - Parade, downtown Hancock. Line up at BRIDGE School at 10:30 a.m. Prizes.
Immediately following parade — Wife-
carrying contest and kicksled races, Finlandia's
Quincy Green.

1 p.m— Finnish card making class, Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock.
3 p.m. — Polar Bear Dive, Hancock waterfront.
Note: Official site TBD
6 p.m. — Seisovapöytä (Finnish buffet), Zion Lutheran Church, Hancock. Tickets $18.
Silent auction during the banquet.
8 p.m. — Heikinpäivä dance, Finnish American Heritage Center