Archive for December 2019

Letter From Santa

Dear Virginia, Knowing you’ll be preparing for my visit and the holiday season, I wanted to send you a suggestion as you think about shopping for your family and friends…… Buy Local!! And not just during this time of year, but all year. Multiple studies show that people see many advantages when they shop local: More Local Jobs: Local…

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New Class Added

February 8 – Salmon Leather Wallet We offered this class last summer, wondering if there would be any interest. People loved the class, and loved Joe, our instructor. Spend a fun day  making a bi-fold wallet using eco-friendly fish leather – the skin of processed fish that would otherwise be thrown away. Learn about fish leather, where…

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The Last Thing

Wondering what to serve with turkey or whatever traditional holiday meal you’re planning to serve family and friends?  Here’s the perfect side dish, thanks to the Silver Palate Cookbook, and our friend and good cook, Nancy. Corn Pudding  3 ears corn (1.5 cup)3 slices bacon, coarsely chopped2 leeks, chopped1/3 cup diced red pepper2 cup  whipping cream3 …

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YouTube vs. Folk School

The breadth of information available if you have a computer and some time is truly amazing. Want to know how to trim a hangnail? There’s a video. How to snow blow your driveway efficiently? There’s a video. How to make book shelves using beetle dung? There’s probably a video. Doesn’t this easy access to information…

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Give the Gift of Learning This Holiday Season

Simplify your holiday shopping! Give a gift certificate from Marine Mills Folk School. How many pairs of socks does a person need? They can learn how to make their own socks! Then give you a pair next Christmas. Purchase a gift certificate today.

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Featured Class – Beginning Crochet

Start the new year learning to crochet! Chances are you’ve always meant to, or you did once but have forgotten. In a couple of quick hours you’ll learn how to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and more. Pam Anderson of Miss Elsie’s Yarnery is knowledgeable, fun and a highly rated teacher. You’ll have had…

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Goings On About Town

There are so many things to do over the holiday season, whether with visitors or if you find yourself with a free afternoon. Visit the Minnesota History Museum: First Avenue – Stories of Minnesota’s Main Room at the Minnesota History Center  The Gammelgarden Museum and Gift Shop will remain open in December. A great stop for Scandinavian…

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