Archive for July 2019

To Infinity, and Beyond

Revisiting the details of the moon landing over the past few weeks has been fascinating for many of us, it’s a story that continues to grab our imaginations. The anniversary has passed but the bravery, effort and focus of those involved continues to resonate. Admittedly there are aspects of that story and history which do…

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Expanded Class Offerings

We’re branching out in some new directions for ‘traditional’ skills this upcoming fall. Here are some classes you may have missed. September 14 Book Binding with Theresa AngeloCreate a tool for your own journaling – a hand stitched journal , using one of the oldest methods of book binding. Your one-of-a-kind journal will help you commit…

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Other Local News

Our friends at Big River Farms/The Food Group MN are hosting a talk by the Butterfly Lady, Janie O’Connor, this upcoming Saturday, July 27. She’ll be discussing the lifecycle of monarch butterflies as well as demonstrating how you can grow monarchs at home.  Free for kids 12 and under, find more information here.

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Meet Volunteer Matt Smith

Matt feels fortunate to be able to live in the home his great-grandfather built, having returned to the Marine area with his wife to raise a family after early career opportunities took him out of the state. Growing up in a tradition of community volunteering, Matt volunteers to give back and because he enjoys being…

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Ask Ms. Makers

Got a tough question about crafting or other life issues? Ms. Makers will do her best to provide timely and helpful advice, send in your questions today! Ms. Makers: My husband and I made the decision to raise our children to use Metric tools and measurements. Unfortunately, my in-laws are diehard Imperial users and refuse…

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Reduce Stress, Improve Creativity

What’s between a vacation and a stay-cation?  A wegay-tion:WeekEnd Get AwaY Vacation! Ok, so it doesn’t rhyme as well but you get the concept – low bother, lower budget, and less time investment, but still some time away from your usual, often busy, life.  Do you sometimes find that getting away for a weekend ‘charges your batteries,’ and…

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Featured Class – Deadline July 12

Thought about fly fishing but didn’t think you had the patience to learn, or were turned off by the emphasis on using just the right fly and gear? Give Tenkara a try! A Japanese fly fishing technique, Tenkara is a simple, easy to learn approach that focuses on catching fish. Bruce Maher, a local enthusiast…

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Meet An Instructor: Diane Gamm

Early in her career Diane worked for the Wilder Foundation at Wilder Forest, teaching team building and crafts to kids and nonprofit organization adult staff, which turned out to be one of her favorite jobs in a varied career. Since taking early retirement she has returned to creative pursuits. How were you introduced to crafting? I…

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Ask Ms. Makers

Got a tough question about crafting or other life issues? Ms. Makers will do her best to provide timely and helpful advice, send in your questions today!  DEAR MS. MAKERS: My boyfriend left me after multiple arguments about how to clean up our workshop and store tools. Last week at a party a couple of…

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