In addition to having a great name, Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi*, an academic and psychologist, coined the term ‘flow’ — when you are completely absorbed by an activity, often something creative, so…

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We’re working hard to find fun, creative instructors and classes that appeal to a variety of students.  Are you a local artist an interest in sharing your skills and stories?…

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Janet’s first class on Introductory Naalbinding was so successful, she’s returning to offer it again!  Janet pursued art in college, but after finding a lack of art teaching jobs ended…

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Mary Oliver died recently, leaving a poet-sized hole in our hearts.  We’d like to end this week’s newsletter with one of our favorite poems, although it is tough to pick…

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We are borrowing our title from the late Senator Wellstone and applying it to small communities in Minnesota, we think he wouldn’t mind.  What began as a thank-you to the Gammelgarden…

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Have you visited the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia? It is a somewhat hidden jewel open to visitors from May 1 to October 15, as it works to “ preserve, present…

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Want to get a discount on your next class, help out the Marine Mills Folk School and increase your fun quotient, all at the same time?  Volunteer on a Saturday,…

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Emily left big city convenience with her husband and son, to find access to the outdoors and a close community.   She and her family love the Marine community and…

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Those of us in the folk school world hold N.F.S. Grundtvig, a Dane who lived in the 1800’s, in high regard.  Although a bit of a cranky disrupter, he developed…

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We’re a young non-profit organization, still trying to get the word out about our traditional arts & crafts school.  We need your help.  THIS IS A GIVEAWAY! There is a free…

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