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Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (All Ages) April 20, 2024

Apr 20, 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 by…

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Weave Kitchen Towels on a Rigid Heddle Loom (Ages 16+) April 20 & 27, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 10:00AM—4:00PM

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

Students will learn to warp a loom with 2-3 colors of cotton yarn, following a weaving draft. They will also learn a new way to tie the warp onto the loom using shoe laces. This is a great way to save yarn. We will get started weaving the first day. The students will need to…

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(Waitlist) Carve a Kuksa – April 20 & 21, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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

Kuksa carving is an Old World tradition that has a rich history in Scandinavia. Not only will Alex teach you to make your own kuksa, but he will be giving you insight into how he makes his own and develops his designs. In this course, you will be fully immersed in the world of kuksa carving…

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Upcycled Coiled Baskets & More (Ages 12+) April 20, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 10:00AM—1:30PM

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

Coiling has been utilized for centuries by many cultures to create basketry, often with plant fibers. In honor of Earth Day, we will put a modern spin on this craft, using plastic shopping bags (that so often get thrown away) as the filler for our coils. We will also use various yarns to do the…

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Community Singing Circle (All Ages) April 20, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 11:00AM—12:30PM

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

***Please register so we know how many people to expect. A donation of $10 is requested at the time of the singing circle unless it is a hardship to donate.  *** Barbara McAfee will lead and teach simple songs, in the aural tradition (no lyric sheets or music to read). All are welcome, whether or…

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Community Bridge Club (All Ages) April 20, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 9:00AM—11:30AM

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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Soma Yoga Practice – April 20, 2024 (Session 5 of 6)

Apr 20, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

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 is appropriate for all levels.  Learn a series of gentle somatic…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Ages 12+) April 18, 2024 (Session 6 of 7)

Apr 18, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

*If you are interested in joining the ensemble, please email info@marinemillsfolkschool.org for more information.  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…

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Community Knit Night (All Ages) April 16, 2024

Apr 16, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***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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(Waitlist) Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Ages 12+) April 13, 2024

Apr 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, and…

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Introduction to Hmong Embroidery: Paj Ntaub (Ages 16+) April 13, 2024

Apr 13, 2024 10:30AM—1:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55115

This class introduces students to Hmong embroidery needlework called paj ntaub (flower cloth). Students will learn about the history, motifs, or symbols of the Hmong paj ntaub and make a piece of paj ntaub using the cross-stitching embroidery method. Each student will receive a kit with materials and additional tips/resources to help increase the student’s…

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Community Bluegrass Jam Session (All Ages) April 13, 2024

Apr 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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Community Open Carving Session – April 13, 2024

Apr 13, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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. *** 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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Intro to Entrelac Knitting – April 13, 2024

Apr 13, 2024 9:30AM—12:30PM

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

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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Intro to Clogging (Ages 10+) April 13, 2024 (Session 4 of 4)

Apr 13, 2024 9:30AM—10:30AM

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

Clogging is a fun activity for the whole family and provides great exercise! Learn the basic steps of clogging, along with at least three routines. Modern clogging shows similarities to tap, Irish dancing, and Hip Hop. The last class will be a fun opportunity to showcase your new clogging routines for friends and family! *The…

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Soma Yoga Practice – April 13, 2024 (Session 4 of 6)

Apr 13, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

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 is appropriate for all levels.  Learn a series of gentle somatic…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Ages 12+) April 11, 2024 (Session 5 of 7)

Apr 11, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

*If you are interested in joining the ensemble, please email info@marinemillsfolkschool.org for more information.  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…

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Community Knit Night (All Ages) April 9, 2024

Apr 09, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***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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Rescheduled – Community Bridge Club (All Ages) April 9, 2024

Apr 09, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***Bridge Club has been rescheduled due to the weather cancellation on March 26. 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…

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Five-Strand Braided Bead Necklace (Ages 12+) April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

Join instructor Katherine Buenger and learn how to make an elegant necklace. Students will make a five-strand braid with tin thread, a fine wire wrapped around a fiber core (4% silver), and then add three ceramic beads to make an eye-catching necklace with a silver-plated clasp. Katherine is one of our highest-rated instructors. Her classes…

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Intro to Photography for Kids (Ages 9 to 14) April 6 & 13, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 9:00AM—11:30AM

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

A picture is worth a thousand words! This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them. Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is designed for 9- to 14-year-olds…

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Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting (Ages 10+) April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 10:30AM—2:00PM

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

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

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