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The Shortest Length Between Two Points….

Most of us are doing our best to help ‘flatten the curve,’ accepting hardships to help health care workers and hospitals avoid a crisis. All of us are impacted by Covid-19, through a neighbor who may be in harms way because of their work in health care, or a family member at higher risk, or…

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Cancelled Classes – Additional Classes Now Cancelled

We’re sorry to announce we are cancelling all classes until May 1. This is in keeping with the new Minnesota State ‘Stay At Home‘ ruling, but also common sense as we want to continue to do our part in minimizing new Covid-19 cases. We appreciate our instructors and our participants flexibility and support during this…

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We May Be Closed But We Are Still Connected!

In following our mission to support our community and strengthen connections, and our belief in the restorative value of our natural environment, we invite those who are local to the folk school to join us for a walk this upcoming Saturday. The recent ‘Stay At Home’ action by Governor Walz specifically allows us to continue outdoor…

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What Can You Do This Week?

Come walk with us on Saturday, March 28 at 9 am. Meet at the Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, 55047! Reach out to your neighbors, especially those who are alone. Offer a smile. See what they need and how you can help. Our blood banks need you. Seriously! If you are able, give…

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Announcing Class Cancellations

MMFS is committed to providing a safe and supportive experience for all our students, instructors, and volunteers.  We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health.  We are currently closed for spring break and are announcing today we will remain closed…

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We may be closed, but we are still connected!

In following our mission to support our community and strengthen connections, and our belief in the restorative value of our natural environment, we invite you to join us for a walk on the two Saturdays of canceled classes.  We will walk for about an hour in the fresh air, maintaining “social distance” to stay healthy, …

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Class Schedule and Public Health

Marine Mills Folk School is following the guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Health  and the CDC, regarding Covid-19.  We urge you to wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and if you or someone in your house is sick, please stay home.  We are closed for spring break from March…

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Meet Our Instructor: Briana Goetzen

Photo Credit: Submitted by Briana GoetzenWe hope you enjoy to learning about our artist instructors, adding another dimension to their classes.  Their stories are also the stories of Marine Mills Folk School and our mission and values – creating community and sharing the joy of creating. Briana Goetzen started her career as a preschool teacher,…

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Just Added: Basket Weaving

You loved her as a co-owner of a yarn shop and knitter, she’s even more fun as a basket weaving instructor! Join Kirsten Skoglund on April 25 as she guides novices in the art of basket weaving. Kirsten will share history and fun facts – we don’t actually know how long civilization has been basket weaving because…

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Wished For Skill? Drawing!

Always wanted to draw? You’re invited to join Jim Lammers on May 16 Anyone Can Draw! Beginning Travel Sketching . A retired architect, Jim is eager to introduce sketching to everyone (class is appropriate for ages 12 and above). He’ll share beginning drawing and design concepts to ease everyone into their practice, then the second day participants…

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