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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

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  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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Community Song Circle (All Ages) July 27, 2024

Jul 27, 2024 11:00AM—12:30PM

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

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  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, whether or not you think of yourself as a singer! We will sing songs that celebrate Nature, and being Human; songs that bring us together in the magic and medicine of…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) August 2-4, 2024

Aug 02, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Private location, to be announced prior to first class date, 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. One of our most popular classes, come experience community and creativity as…

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Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Ages 12+) August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 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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Family Spoon Carving (Ages 15+), August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

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

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This class is designed for you and your daughter or son to learn the basics of spoon carving together. Join us for a 4 hour introduction to the craft of greenwood spoon carving. You will finish the class with your own hand carved serving spoon. For the first part of class we will study safety,…

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

Aug 10, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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*July and August classes will open to members on May 14 and non-members on May 16. Not a member? Sign up here. * 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…

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Community Bluegrass Jam Session (All Ages) August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 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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Polymer Clay Gold Accented Trinket Dish (Ages 10+) August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 11:00AM—2:00PM

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

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In this class, you will learn the basics of working with polymer clay, and at least two techniques for creating a design in the slab. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind dish for trinkets and jewelry! Use any colors you want to create a “watercolor” or confetti slab. You will cut the slab and cure…

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Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (All Ages) August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 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…

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Mushroom Foraging with Carson (Ages 10+) August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—12:30PM

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

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  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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Have No Fear…The Axe is Here! (ages 16+) – August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St Marine On Saint Croix, MN 55047

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  With skill and practice, an axe can remove an impressive amount of material with precision, allowing projects to progress quickly and leaving the finishing work for much smaller hand tools. In fact, many woodworkers consider the axe to be the most fun and efficient tool in the shop. But sometimes the use of an…

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Community Dare to Repair (All Ages) September 7, 2024

Sep 07, 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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Community Song Circle (All Ages) Sunday September 8, 2024 Philadelphia Farm, Osceola, WI – Notice Only

Sep 08, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

Philadelphia Farm 599 280th St Osceola, WI 54020

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This Song Circle will take place at Philadelphia Farm, 599 280th St, Osceola, WI 54020.  No sign up required.  This is only a NOTICE of EVENT! 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, whether or not you think…

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Beginner’s Spoon Carving – The Folk Tradition from Tree Trunk to Table! (16+), September 28 & 29, 2024

Sep 28, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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

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Come carve one of the first tools we come into contact as a baby human, the ancient and glorious wooden spoon! This is a great class for anyone interested in diving right into the world of spoon carving and the rich tradition of green woodworking. The focus of this class is to develop the student’s confidence…

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Intro to Skinnfell (Ages 16+) – Saturday, October 26, 2024

Oct 26, 2024 9:30AM—4:30PM

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

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Norwegian Skinnfell entails hand-stitching and wood block printing on tanned sheepskins. Traditionally used for an entire family’s warm bedding on cold winter nights, skinnfell traps were created from muiltiple hides that were carefully stitched together and then decorated with motifs meant to convey good wishes to the receiver. In this introductory class, we will turn…

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Community Dare to Repair (All Ages) December 7, 2024

Dec 07, 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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Past | Archive

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

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

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

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

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

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