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Community Knit Night – February 27, 2024

Feb 27, 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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Community Bridge Club: Beginners/Intermediates – February 27, 2024

Feb 27, 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! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Join a relaxed group of bridge players to play and learn more. With bridge you never stop learning, and this group is a great place to continue the process. Cards and score pads will be provided by…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (Intergenerational) March 1-3, 2024

Mar 01, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 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 is one of our most popular classes as our students love our…

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(Waitlist) Create a Barn/Hex Sign – March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 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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(Waitlist) Make a Sami-Inspired Bracelet (Intergenerational) March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

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Join instructor Katherine Buenger and learn how to make an elegant bracelet. These bracelets are based on the designs of the Sami people, who are the native people from the far northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The bracelets are constructed with traditional materials including reindeer leather, tin thread (4% silver), and reindeer…

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(Waitlist) Intro to Entrelac Knitting – March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 2024 9:30AM—12:30PM

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

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Entrelac, highly valued for its 3-dimensional texture, has the appearance of a basketweave pattern comprised of knitted strips. However, it’s knitted in one piece! Instructor Carol Stec will teach you the secret to this mysterious technique. Students will start by casting on, then build tier upon tier of triangles and diamonds to get a good start…

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Community Dare to Repair – March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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

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(Waitlist) Beeswax Basics: From Bees to Candles (Intergenerational) March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 2024 1:00PM—3:30PM

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

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During this workshop, we will work with 100% pure beeswax, a natural, renewable resource. You will learn how to melt and clean beeswax to make candles that emit a bright, healthful light within the same spectrum as the sun. Beeswax burns longer, drips less, and smells wonderful, naturally.  Through demonstration and hands on learning, students…

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Art & Creativity for Healing: Expressing Emotions with Color – March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

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

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RELEASE THE INTERNAL PRESSURE THAT CAN BUILD UP. GIVE VOICE TO WHAT’S INSIDE. Art & Creativity For Healing gives people a safe space in which to explore and express their personal experience and emotions – the everyday ones or the really hard ones. All you have to do is sit down and allow Jane, a…

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Community Knit Night – March 5, 2024

Mar 05, 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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Family Day at the Folk School- Moved to March 9, 2024!

Mar 09, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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We invite you and the young people in your life to come to the first-ever Marine Mills Folk School Family Day 2024! Experience folk school education via hands-on traditional arts and crafts and exposure to new skills and ideas. In what we hope will become an annual event, we’re offering mini classes and demonstrations of…

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(Waitlist) Hand-Stenciled Table Runner/Napkin Set – March 9, 2024

Mar 09, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

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Duluth-based textile artist Kirsten Aune, known for her bold, colorful textiles, will guide you on how to design, place patterns, and apply beautiful color combinations as you work with your new linens. And as always, Kirsten has a few secrets to share with you as you design textiles for your table. It’s sure to be…

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Watercolor Batiks: Playing with Patterns – March 9, 2024

Mar 09, 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 version…

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(Waitlist) Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Intergenerational) March 9, 2024

Mar 09, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

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Learn the art of stained glass design and building with John Hanson, owner of Longfellow Soap Company, who has been designing, making, repairing, and restoring antique stained glass windows for 23 years. All tools and materials will be provided and each student will take home a small window.  You will learn how to make, cut, and…

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Intro to Soma Yoga Practice – March 9 & 16, April 6, 13, 20, & 27

Mar 09, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

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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. Learn a series of gentle somatic movements to relieve tension in chronically tight…

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Community Bluegrass Jam Session – March 9, 2024

Mar 09, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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 – March 9, 2024

Mar 09, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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. *** 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…

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It’s Grow Time! Plan Your Garden (Intergenerational) March 9, 2024

Mar 09, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

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People have been cultivating plants for thousands of years. Our ancestors grew plants for survival and later for cultural, medicinal and aesthetic reasons. Even today, plants really do provide us with everything we need to live. How did we get so intimidated by growing plants? Let’s get back to the basics and get ready to…

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Birding Through the Seasons: The Anticipation of Migration (Intergenerational) March 9, 2024

Mar 09, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. , MN 55047

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Join educator and bird enthusiast Jaime Souza for the next phase of Birding Through the Seasons. Kids ages 8 to 12 may attend for free! (This class is not recommended for children younger than 8.) March is typically spring break month. We find ourselves dreaming of palm trees or desert landscapes where the warmth of…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Intergenerational) March 14, 21, & 28, April 4, 11, 18, & 25

Mar 14, 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 8 drumming sessions with no…

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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration (Intergenerational) March 16, 2024

Mar 16, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

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

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It is time to learn the art of making Pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs! Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for special gifts or ornaments. Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive this handmade gift! The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic…

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Intro to Spinning on a Wheel – March 16, 2024

Mar 16, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

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Learn to spin wool on a wheel and leave class with a skein of your own handmade yarn. Join Sharon Knutson from Knitting My Way Home and learn the basics of spinning wool into yarn. Sharon will provide you with the knowledge to begin or continue your life-long exploration of the art of spinning wool. This…

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Past | Archive

Intro to Welding: Create a Garden Sculpture – February 24, 2024

Feb 24, 2024 10:00AM—2:30PM

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

Intro to Crochet (Intergenerational) February 24, 2024

Feb 24, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

Make Your Own Soap (Intergenerational) February 24, 2024

Feb 24, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

Community Dare to Repair in Osceola – February 24, 2024

Feb 24, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Osceola Senior Center 310 Chieftain St., Osceola, WI 54020

(Waitlist) Kurv Lerrett Basket – February 24 & 25, 2024

Feb 24, 2024 9:30AM—3:00PM

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

Gussy Up Dat Spoon! – February 24 & 25

Feb 24, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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