St Urho 2022 Thank Yous and Shout Outs

Kiitos paljon kaikille!  Thank you all so much! To the many people who helped to make the 47th Annual St Urho’s Celebration happen. From the guys who put the sign up over the highway, to the folks in the parade, to all the raffle ticket sellers, to the businesses that helped out by donating or…

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A Great Loss to Our Community: Kiva (Dennis) Black

Kiva Black  – July 26, 1963 ~ September 19, 2021 Kiva (Dennis) Black passed away September 19th after a short battle with stage IV colon cancer. Kiva was an integral part of the region, working as Sales Manager for the North Shore Journal, and very active in the community, living in the Finland area.  His…

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We Survived! St Urho 2021 Wrap Up

The theme of Finland’s 46th Annual St Urho’s Celebration was Survival Mode. The big weekend was March 19th, 20th and 21st, 2021. Paljon kiitoksia (Thank you very much!) to the many many people who helped to make the 46th Annual St Urho’s Celebration happen. From the guys who put the sign up over the highway,…

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St Urho: Survival Mode – Schedule of Events

St Urho’s Weekend will be quite a bit different this year. There are no indoor social activities at the Community Center this year. Instead there will be a combination of online/livestream events as well as outdoor events, the main one being the parade at Noon on Saturday March 20th.  We ask that you wear masks…

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Spring Runoff Fundraiser 2019 – Dinner and Variety Show

Come one, come all to the Spring Runoff Pasta Dinner and Variety Show! The main event will take place on May 18th from 7-9pm on the Finland Community Center Stage. This is a fundraiser. It’s $5 at the door. We are not pre-selling tickets to the show. The pasta dinner will take place from 6-7pm…

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John Beargrease Finland Checkpoint 2019

This year the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will be starting in Duluth the morning of Sunday January 27th, so we are expecting the first Marathoners around 8pm and Mid-Distance mushers after that. Be sure to tell your friends to come out and visit the Finland Checkpoint and experience the excitement of this unique event. With that…

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Join Us For Community Rummage Sale 2018!

Finland Community Rummage Sale Saturday May 19th, 2018 Time: 9am-Noon Rent an 8-foot space for $10 to sell your own used items or crafts. Inside the gym at the Clair Nelson Center in Finland, MN Call 218-353-0300 to reserve a space or with questions. We are not accepting donations this year, just selling vendor space…

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Spring Runoff Fundraiser 2018 – Dinner and Variety Show

  Come one, come all to the Spring Runoff Spaghetti Dinner and Variety Show! The main event will take place on May 5th from 7-9pm on the Finland Community Center Stage. This is a fundraiser. The spaghetti dinner will take place from 6-7pm before the show. A limited number of tickets are available, so get them ASAP!…

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Summary of Community Conversation 2018

Community Conversation 2018 was a little smaller crowd than some past years, but what a good conversation! The group was very engaged and floated some great ideas for project work in the next year. One group was interested in organizing a square dance. The group also discussed expanding the existing Sunday Painting Group to include…

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Spring Runoff Fundraiser – Dinner and Variety Show

  Thank You to all the people who worked at, performed at and attended the First Annual Spring Runoff Fundraiser Dinner and Variety Show to benefit the Clair Nelson Center Orchard that took place on April 1st from 6-9pm on the Finland Community Center Stage. It was a great success and we could not have done…

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