Posts by MMFS

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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Take A Hike!

Minnesota State Parks are again offering free entrance to any state park during ‘Black Friday’, no entrance sticker is required. Extend family time, or alternatively, get away from the bickering – a hike outdoors can accomplish both! In Wisconsin? Try hiking along the Ice Age Trail – remember, there is deer hunting still going on at Wisconsin,…

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50 Shades of Gravy

We hope you’re able to spend time with family and friends over the upcoming Thanksgiving week. Chances are there will discussions about the challenges our country is experiencing, discussions which are necessary and worthwhile but which may not reach any resolution. There will also be time to simply enjoy each other’s company, to share a…

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Featured Class

Beth Dooley with Holiday Sweets from Nature’s Treats What a great opportunity! Join Beth Dooley just as you are planning what to serve over the holidays! Explore making delicious treats using the gifts of nature’s beautiful sweeteners: maple syrup and honey. Using recipes from her latest cookbook. Beth will guide you through the process of making several…

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Thanksgiving Poem

In looking for the classic Thanksgiving poem by Lydia Maria Child  “Over the river and through the woods,” we stumbled upon an old fashioned yet sweet poem by Ella Wilcox Wheeler, a poet from Wisconsin who lived from 1833 to 1919.  Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving —- Ella Wilcox Wheeler We walk on starry fields of white   And do…

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Creating Community

Fellowship, Community, Friendship…..whatever the term, those of us at Marine Mills Folk School are hoping connections made through an interest in traditional arts & crafts will be positive and long-lasting. How cool to spend time with an artist who is willing to share her skills and knowledge. How fun to find others who don’t have…

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