The Finland Community Youth Program is looking for Youth Night Workers!

Position will work with other Youth Night Staff to collaborate in creating and running high-quality youth activities for area children ages 5 to 18. Position will provide supervision and guidance as needed at weekly Youth Night which offers open gym, arts and crafts, and a teen room, as well as occasional special events & outings.…

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Community Activities Moved Due to Greenwood Fire

UPDATE: As of September 19th, 2021, all of Friends of Finland’s community activities have moved back to the Clair Nelson Center! Due to the Incident Management Team for the Greenwood, Whelp, and John Ek Fires using the Clair Nelson Center in Finland, MN, we are moving all scheduled activities to other locations temporarily. Please call…

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Free Thanksgiving Dinner – To Go

Wednesday November 25th, 2-4pm “Gratitude is a powerful thing, so powerful that when you hold it in your heart, you are forced to let go of all your fear, anger, sadness and hurt.” -Nancy Anselment-Olson There is a reason we call the dark part of the year the “holiday season.” As the outdoor temps cool,…

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Announcing SISU STEW!

We know that things have been tough this year. Cooler weather and declining light are upon us. Woodsheds are being filled, and there may be just a little stress about managing to “get it all done” before winter finally comes. None of this has been made any easier with COVID-19 keeping us from having our…

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St Urho Makes the ’20s Roar!

The theme of Finland’s 45th Annual St Urho’s Celebration is: St Urho Makes the ’20s Roar! The big weekend will be March 13th, 14th & 15th, 2020. There will also be a float building workshop on March 6th, 7th & 8th at the Clair Nelson Community Center. Finland’s 45th Annual St Urho’s Celebration Schedule of…

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Spanish Camp at the Clair Nelson Center

Due to unexpected staffing issues, we have made the hard decision to cancel Spanish Camp this year. We will plan to do it next summer.  Friends of Finland is excited to announce our second ever Spanish Camp, which will be held at the Clair Nelson Center in mid-August of 2019. Spanish Camp is being planned…

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Camp Finland is Almost Here!

June 4, 2019 Dear Camp Finland Parents/Guardians, Camp Finland will be here before we know it!    We’re so glad your child(ren) can attend! Following is important information regarding camp:   Light breakfast and hearty lunch provided every day, as well as dinner and snacks for the overnight. What to Bring every day:  backpack with a…

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Finland Food Chain Project Structure

The group of people that assisted with writing the grant proposal or who are representatives of groups that played a key role in the grant proposal is called the Heart. This group consists of Marc Smith, Kaare Melby, Stefan Meyer, Karl Klinker, Honor Schauland, Lise Abazs, David Abazs and Shannon Walz. The Heart’s role is…

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Learning to Use Locally Grown and Wild Food

by Maren Webb, Northern Wilds, January 29, 2019 Tucked away off Highway 61 in the Northern Wilds is Finland, home to about 200 residents and a hotbed for the local foods movement. This February, two Finland residents, Honor Schauland and Kaare Melby, will be sharing their passion and knowledge for wild and local foods by offering…

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