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Community Knit Night (All Ages) April 23, 2024

Apr 23, 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 West African Drumming (All Ages) April 25, 2024

Apr 25, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

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

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***Registration is not required for this event. However, if you plan to come, please register so we know how many people to expect.  Join host Janice Hunton for a hands-on experience with West-African drumming. Learn about hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, discover traditional West-African rhythms and how the layers of rhythms work together to create a…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Ages 12+) April 25, 2024 (Session 7 of 7)

Apr 25, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

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*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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Stained Glass Suncatchers (Ages 12+) April 27, 2024

Apr 27, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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Have fun learning the basic steps to making a stained-glass window and go home with a new skill and a gift or two. Students will learn how to break glass with purpose, shape glass to a pattern, and reassemble it to make something beautiful. Glass will be assembled with the copper foil method, which is a thin strip…

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(Waitlist) Knife Skills are Life Skills with Fred Livesay (Ages 16+) April 27 & 28, 2023

Apr 27, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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

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Join internationally respected woodworker and craftsman Fred Livesay for this 2-day class focused on knife skills. Students will learn 10 to 14 different knife grips and how to use them effectively for wood carving. In the process you will become comfortable with the use of a knife, safely carving both away and towards yourself. Sharpening…

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Community Dare to Repair in Osceola (All Ages) April 27, 2024

Apr 27, 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! 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 Knit Night (All Ages) April 30, 2024

Apr 30, 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 (All Ages) April 30, 2024

Apr 30, 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 Dare to Repair (All Ages) May 4, 2024

May 04, 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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Beekeeping: Solstice is Near – Lets Get Ready to Rumble! (Ages 10+) May 4, 2024

May 04, 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 the essentials for setting your bees to be successful in the spring into summer. Topics will include:  Assessing…

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Community Knit Night (All Ages) May 7, 2024

May 07, 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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Macrame Plant Hanger (Ages 12+) May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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For the love of knots, let’s learn about macrame! This class is designed to help beginners learn some basic knots in order to create a plant hanger with soft cotton cord.  You will learn how to make a gathering knot around the ring at the top of your plant hanger, then form the part that…

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Boro Mending with Sashiko Stitches (Ages 10+) May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Boro is derived from the Japanese term ‘Boroboro’ which means something tattered or repaired. In this class, you will learn the ancient and gentle Japanese art of Boro using simple Sashiko stitches. In Boro, mending isn’t meant to be invisible. Part of the beauty of the final product is in the visibility of the process…

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Community Bluegrass Jam Session (All Ages) May 11, 2024

May 11, 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 Knit Night (All Ages) May 14, 2024

May 14, 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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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

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Join instructor Katherine Buenger to explore the magic of color and weave, using a rigid heddle loom. Weaving 4 napkins and using 2 colors, students will create at least 16 different patterns. Each napkin will have 4 different patterns. Students will learn how to thread a loom with 2 threads in both holes and slots.…

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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

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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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(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

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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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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

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Learn to make two beautiful brooms on sticks: A cobwebber and a stitched besom broom. In this class, we will make a round besom broom and stitch it. We will also plait a cobwebber broom. Leave feeling confident and inspired to explore the world of broom-making. Your instructor will provide: All supplies needed to make a…

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Outdoor Composting: How To Be a Great Composter (Ages 12+) May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Do you have an outdoor compost system and aren’t feeling successful with it? Have you always wanted to compost but want to know more before starting? Are you just curious about composting and how it works? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the class for you. We’ll roll up our…

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Community Singing Circle (All Ages) May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 11:00AM—12:30PM

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

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***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.  *** Lia Falls and Barbara McAfee will lead and teach simple songs, in the aural tradition (no lyric sheets or music to read). All are welcome,…

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Community Bridge Club (All Ages) May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 9:00AM—11:30AM

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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Past | Archive

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

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

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

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

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

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