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It’s Time to Party!

Don’t forget, join the party next Saturday, October 12 as we celebrate our move to our new location (550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, 55047), and our anniversary of 1 year of offering traditional arts & craft classes in the beautiful St. Croix Valley. We’re less than an hour from the Twin Cities, it’s…

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Sharing Knowledge

These days ‘experts’ seem to be getting a bad rap. There’s a lot of talk about disruption and swamps. Most people wouldn’t rush to have open-heart surgery from a person who hadn’t had years of practice and study. Of course there’s something to be said for having a fresh perspective, but we all benefit from…

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Generosity!

Wow, we’re SO appreciative of your response to our requests for help –  thank you! We’re continuing to outfit our new spot, to make things easier for our artists, participants, and volunteers. We still need:Microwave – for our artists and students to warm up their lunches during longer classes.Snow Shovel – winter is coming. Enough said.Craft/Hands-on Instruction books – for…

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Bread Musings

Bread By E. J. Mudd (curated by Bryce Johnson) Mix flour, water, salt and yeast.If the phone rings, don’t answer.Your fingers are a sticky mess. Let dough rise in a nice, warm place.If the phone rings, don’t answer.You’re creating. Knead till satiny. Divide into loaves.If the phone rings, don’t answer.You’re sculpting. Bake in hot oven till…

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Creativity

Imagination and creativity are sometimes identified only with geniuses or famous artists, those who change the future through a scientific discovery or invention, or talented artists who create great works of art. Think Steve Jobs or Michelangelo. But that understanding shortchanges the rest of us mere mortals. Academics have noted creativity is a condition necessary…

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Knitting Night

For those of you in the Scandia and Marine area (and beyond), we’re trying something new, an evening knitting group every other Tuesday evening. Beginning October 15, Liz Towers, an accomplished knitter and instructor, will host a group session at Marine Mills Folk School. People can bring their on-going knitting projects for some joint encouragement,…

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Got a Gently Used Microwave? Refigerator?

We’re still looking for some things to make our new location more complete for our classes and for our volunteers. If you have something shown below that you’d be interested in donating, please let us know at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org. If we turn you down, please don’t be insulted, someone else may have made us an offer we…

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October 12 Open House & Community Picnic

Saturday, October 12 is our Open House celebrating our move to our new location and our 1 Year Anniversary. We’ll have a bouncy castle for the kids, free food, tours of the school building and folk school classes, and music. It’s also the day of the Open House for the Marine Fire & Ambulance Squad.…

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Honoring Volunteers

Know how long people have been joining volunteer fire departments? Since 1736, when Ben Franklin started the first one, in Philadelphia. But you can be sure people were joining neighbors to help put out fires, or joining other groups to help those in need, for centuries before that. Marine Mills Folk School participated in the…

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October 12 Don’t Miss the Party

Pencil us in: October 12, 10 am – 3 pm. First Year Birthday Party! We’ll have a bouncy castle, games, food, music and of course, birthday cake. Hope to see you there.

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