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Community Knit Night (All Ages) May 21, 2024

May 21, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! Come as you are and bring a knitting project — whether you’re in the middle of one, or have a project you’ve been meaning to start. If you don’t knit, bring your crochet or embroidery, spinning, or weaving. Find a new friend or meet up with an old one and enjoy…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Ages 12+) May 23, 2024 – Session 3 of 6

May 23, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Expand knowledge of hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, bells, shakers, and stick drums; create full textures of rhythms in traditional West-African genres, and how the layers of rhythms work together to create a conversation. When you sign up for the West African Drumming Ensemble, you’ll be registered for 7 drumming sessions with no…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) May 24-26, 2024

May 24, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Private home To be announced Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing. Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 8 hours: Friday…

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Community Dare to Repair in Osceola (All Ages) May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Osceola Senior Center 310 Chieftan St. Osceola, WI 54020

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***This event requires NO registration! Just come if you can and enjoy. Molly Sanford and Terry Metz are on a quest to rescue your goods from the landfill. On the last Saturday of the month, join a community of repair-driven folks and learn how to restore items rather than throw them away. Drop in and…

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Community Bridge Club (All Ages) May 28, 2024

May 28, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***Please register if you plan to attend Bridge Club so the host knows you’re coming. *** Community Bridge Club is ongoing and welcomes players with minimal to experienced knowledge of the game. There is no official instruction, however, everyone is friendly, helpful to one another and enjoys playing bridge in a very relaxed atmosphere. Players gather twice monthly when they can. Host, Joan,…

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Community Knit Night (All Ages) May 28, 2024

May 28, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! Come as you are and bring a knitting project — whether you’re in the middle of one, or have a project you’ve been meaning to start. If you don’t knit, bring your crochet or embroidery, spinning, or weaving. Find a new friend or meet up with an old one and enjoy…

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Walking into the Woods with Rosie Peters: A Poetry Cohort (Session 2 of 11)

May 30, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Marine Community Library, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Photo Credit: Ne-Dah-Ness-Rose-Greene Registration is required. Bravely embark on a new poetry venture led by author, activist, and storyteller Rosetta “Rosie” Peters. Limited to 12 participants, the cohort will commit to a five-month process of figuratively and metaphorically “walking into the woods” together, exploring grief, trauma, our inner lives, and more through poetry. Sherman Alexie…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Ages 12+) May 30, 2024 – Session 4 of 6

May 30, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Expand knowledge of hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, bells, shakers, and stick drums; create full textures of rhythms in traditional West-African genres, and how the layers of rhythms work together to create a conversation. When you sign up for the West African Drumming Ensemble, you’ll be registered for 7 drumming sessions with no…

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Cold Process Soap Making (Ages 10+) June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—12:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Join John Hanson, soap maker and owner of Longfellow Soap Company in Minneapolis, for a tutorial on making soap using the cold-process method. Cold-process soap making has been around for hundreds of years. It’s a traditional method of making soap by combining fat or oil (animal- or plant-based) with sodium hydroxide lye, then blending in…

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(Waitlist) Watercolor Batiks: Iris – June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Try your hand at watercolor batik, a modern twist on the ancient Javanese art of batik. You don’t need to know watercolor technique or even how to draw — you’ll work from an image traced onto rice paper and then use melted wax and watercolor to create a final work of art. In this floral…

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Bee RX: Honey Bee Diseases and Pests (Ages 10+) June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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The class will cover the art and science of keeping bees in northern climates. The class is designed for beekeepers who have established bees but are searching for more information. Through demonstration and discussions students will learn about: Honey Bee Diseases and Pests Varroa Mite Count demonstration using the powder sugar method to get a…

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Fearless Writing: Poetry and Prose Unleashed – June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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The act of writing should be joyful and liberating. Silence your inner critic and dive in to a new relationship with your most creative self. No matter your experience level or genre, you can learn to trust love and curiosity as your most guiding elements. We will discuss why we write, what obstacles we believe we face,…

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Soma Yoga Practice – June 1, 2024 (Session 3 of 5)

Jun 01, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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*Please use this link to register for all 5 May and June sessions. Soma yoga is a very gentle and slow-paced practice to decrease tension in chronically tight areas, focusing on alignment and stability when finding our classic asanas (yoga poses). This is a great practice to “reset” our bodies for improved mobility, stability and function. It…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Ages 12+) June 6, 2024 – Session 5 of 6

Jun 06, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Expand knowledge of hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, bells, shakers, and stick drums; create full textures of rhythms in traditional West-African genres, and how the layers of rhythms work together to create a conversation. When you sign up for the West African Drumming Ensemble, you’ll be registered for 7 drumming sessions with no…

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 9:30AM—2:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family. Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found…

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Geology Bike Tour: Morning Session – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Enjoy a 15-mile ride through Marine and Scandia exploring some of the geologic features of the area, with an explanation of how they were formed and how they affect life on this landscape. Bicycling offers an ideal pace to examine the landscape thoroughly, but still cover a large area. You’ll not just see these features, you’ll…

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Make a Bike Basket! – June 8 & 9, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Learn the basic basket-making techniques and take home a bike basket! Lay out the base of the basket, shape the sides and create a sturdy rim. Join Kirsten, a long-time instructor who will have you laughing and learning, she’ll help you ease into basket weaving with no stress, you’ll be amazed at how fast the…

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Community Bluegrass Jam Session (All Ages) June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** An essential skill of bluegrass music is the ability to take part in informal playing situations, also known as a “jam session.” Participants arrange themselves in a circle, choose a song from a common repertoire,…

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Community Open Carving Session – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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*** Please register for this event so we know how many people to expect. Walk-ins are also welcome! *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver, Kara Lundin,…

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Soma Yoga Practice – June 8, 2024 (Session 4 of 5)

Jun 08, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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*Please use this link to register for all 5 May and June sessions. Soma yoga is a very gentle and slow-paced practice to decrease tension in chronically tight areas, focusing on alignment and stability when finding our classic asanas (yoga poses). This is a great practice to “reset” our bodies for improved mobility, stability and function. It…

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Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting (Ages 10+) June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:30AM—2:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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If you think you can’t paint anything other than a wall, this class is for you! You will paint a painting wet-on-wet style (aka alla prima) just like Bill Alexander and his students did on PBS. In this class, instructor Kevin Klein will share what he learned directly from Tom Anderson, Buck Paulson, and Steve Ross.…

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Walking into the Woods with Rosie Peters: A Poetry Cohort (Session 3 of 11)

Jun 13, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Photo Credit: Ne-Dah-Ness-Rose-Greene Registration is required. Bravely embark on a new poetry venture led by author, activist, and storyteller Rosetta “Rosie” Peters. Limited to 12 participants, the cohort will commit to a five-month process of figuratively and metaphorically “walking into the woods” together, exploring grief, trauma, our inner lives, and more through poetry. Sherman Alexie…

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Past | Archive

Weaving: 1 Warp-2 Colors-4 Napkins-16 Patterns (Ages 16+) May 18, 19 & June 1, 2024

May 18, 2024 10:00AM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (All Ages) May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 11:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

(Waitlist) Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Ages 12+) May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cobwebber and Besom Brooms (Ages 16+) May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

(Waitlist) Krokbragd Band Weaving – May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Make a Dried Flower Platter – May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047