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Mushroom Foraging with Carson (Ages 10+) July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 9:00AM—12:30PM

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

  Join mushroom enthusiast Carson Gross for a mushroom walk and talk in the St. Croix Valley. Class will start with an overview of the basics of mushroom foraging and identification as well as discussion of how to forage ethically and mindfully. The class will then meet at a nearby location for a mycological walk…

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Band Weaving: Pickup Technique – July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

  There are endlessly fascinating weavings that can be created on an Inkle loom. This type of band weaving has been around for centuries. In this class, you will learn how to follow a pickup pattern, how to pick up/drop pattern threads, and what to consider when designing a pickup pattern. Students will weave a cotton band displaying…

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Intro to Saori Weaving – July 20, 2024

Jul 20, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

What is SAORI? SAORI is an art form and weaving style that comes from Japan. It is joyful and easy to learn. Feel like you are 5 years old again!  Chiaki will lead you through this “freestyle” weaving process on a SAORI original floor loom. She even provides these looms! Try your hands at this…

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Community Bridge Club (All Ages) July 20, 2024 – Saturday Morning

Jul 20, 2024 9:00AM—11:30PM

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

***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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Create, Connect, Age Well – Session 2: Tai Chi – July 18, 2024

Jul 18, 2024 9:30AM—12:00PM

Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

This is Session 2 of a three-part series. You can sign up for just this session ($30) or register for all 3 summer sessions at a discounted price ($75). To sign up for all three classes and take advantage of the discount, use this link. Create, Connect, Age Well People are living longer than ever…

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Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (All Ages) July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 11:00AM—1:00PM

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

  Join local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a leisurely walk through the woods, noticing and admiring the multitudes of wildflowers and plants. Discover how to learn to use these plant allies to provide nourishment and healing. Herbal medicine focuses on herbs to prevent and treat illness and promote health and has been used for centuries…

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Dyeing Wool with Woad (Ages 16+) July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

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

  In this class, students will learn how to prepare a skein of yarn for the dye bath, learn the process of aeration, deoxygenation, learn the Bain Marie method, and get the experience of watching the wool turn from its natural cream color to green to the final indigo color before their eyes! This dye…

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Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Ages 12+) July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

  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,…

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Community Open Carving Session – July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

*** 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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Community Bluegrass Jam Session (All Ages) July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

***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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Cool Trash: Intro to Plasticsmithing (ages 10+) – July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

  Learn how to (safely!) transform plastic waste into cool stuff! Participants will make a keychain, magnet or pin to take home. All materials provided, but bring some clean plastic bottle caps if you can. Materials that the instuctor will provide: Panini press & toaster oven Cookie cutters Letter stamps Pin backs, magnets, keychain hardware…

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Anyone Can Draw! Travel Sketching – July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

Learn to draw and get more out of traveling! ‘Moment sketching’ is capturing the moment, expressing how you feel about what you are observing and sketching. It’s the perfect approach for traveling, as it will help you become more observant and expand your traveling experience. A wise man once said the only way to learn…

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Walking into the Woods with Rosie Peters: A Poetry Cohort (Session 5 of 11)

Jul 11, 2024 5:00PM—7:00PM

Christ Lutheran Church, 150 Fifth Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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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Happy Fourth of July from MMFS!

Jul 06, 2024 8:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School

Marine Mills Folk School will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and July 7th for the 4th of July Holiday .  Hope you have a great weekend. We can be contacted by emailing us at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org or call 612-314-6295 and leave a message!

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Intro to Spinning on a Wheel – June 29, 2024

Jun 29, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

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 the art of spinning wool. This class is for beginners and others who…

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Hole-to-Hole Cane Footstool – June 29, 2024

Jun 29, 2024 9:30AM—5:30PM

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

Get a taste and feel for the heritage craft of chair caning during this one-day basic beginner class. Students will learn the traditional 7-step method of hand caning on a preassembled and lightly stained footstool. We will weave in an easy-to-understand sequence of steps and once the basic techniques are mastered in class, you will…

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Walking into the Woods with Rosie Peters: A Poetry Cohort (Session 4 of 11)

Jun 27, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

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

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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Community Bridge Club (All Ages) June 25, 2024

Jun 25, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

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

***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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Make Your Own Drum (Ages 12+) June 22, 2024

Jun 22, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

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

Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making. His approach is spiritual, honoring the animals who provided the hides and the trees who donated the wood. The healing properties of a drum are found in the elements that make it: wood and animal hide. Making a personal frame drum is…

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Community Dare to Repair in Osceola (All Ages) June 22, 2024

Jun 22, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Osceola Senior Center 310 Chieftan St. Osceola, WI 54020

***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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Intro to Metalsmithing: Let’s Make Earrings (Age 16+) – June 22, 2024

Jun 22, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

In this class, you will learn two fundamentals of metalsmithing — piercing and riveting — as well as how to properly use a jeweler’s saw and hand drill, set a basic non-ferrous rivet and learn design skills that work for the technique. You will leave the class with all of these skills along with a…

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Create, Connect, Age Well – Session 1: You Can Paint! – June 20, 2024

Jun 20, 2024 9:30AM—12:00PM

Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

This is Session 1 of a three-part series. You can sign up here for just this session ($30) or register for all 3 summer sessions at a discounted price ($75). To sign up for all three classes and take advantage of the discount, click here. Create, Connect, Age Well People are living longer than ever…

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