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Finn Creek to host language week, family film night

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Area youth and families with have plenty of opportunities for learning about Finnish culture at the Finn Creek Museum in rural New York Mills in August.

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The museum will host a program for youth ages six to 13 to learn Finnish from staff members of Salolampi, Concordia Language Villages' Finnish village, and Finn Creek volunteers. Activities will be held Monday, Aug. 8 through Thursday Aug. 11 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Learning a second language is an excellent experience for anyone, whether they are of Finnish heritage or any other culture. The experience will introduce youth to an immersion setting of language learning including songs, games and activities.

Pre-register for the program by calling Iida at 218-385-2829. Registration fees can be a donation to Finn Creek Museum.

The museum will also show Finnish films on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Admission for the films (which will be shown with English subtitles) is free. Food will be available for purchase during the showings.

Donations and proceeds from the film showings will be given to local students wishing to attend Salolampi at the Concordia Language Villages. The films are presented by the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society Chapter 13, Finn Creek Museum.

To find the Finn Creek Open Air Museum, follow Hwy 10 approximately three miles east of New York Mills to State Hwy 106. Go 2.5 miles south on 106 and turn right on 340th Street. Go another half mile and Finn Creek will be on the left.

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