June

Current & Upcoming

Community Dare to Repair (All Ages) June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 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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Intro to Shibori with Indigo Dye (Ages 12+) June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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One of the earliest written descriptions of Shibori dates to 238 CE! Shibori is a Japanese technique that involves folding, twisting, or bunching cloth and then binding it to create brilliant patterns when it’s dyed.  In this class, you will learn a variety of Shibori folding techniques. You will use wood boards, clips, rubber bands, and…

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Cold Process Soap Making (Ages 10+) June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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Join John Hanson, soap maker and owner of Longfellow Soap Company in Minneapolis, for a tutorial on making soap using the cold-process method. Cold-process soap making has been around for hundreds of years. It’s a traditional method of making soap by combining fat or oil (animal- or plant-based) with sodium hydroxide lye, then blending in…

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(Waitlist) Watercolor Batiks: Iris – June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 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 floral…

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Bee RX: Honey Bee Diseases and Pests (Ages 10+) June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 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 about: Honey Bee Diseases and Pests Varroa Mite Count demonstration using the powder sugar method to get a…

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Fearless Writing: Poetry and Prose Unleashed – June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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The act of writing should be joyful and liberating. Silence your inner critic and dive in to a new relationship with your most creative self. No matter your experience level or genre, you can learn to trust love and curiosity as your most guiding elements. We will discuss why we write, what obstacles we believe we face,…

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Soma Yoga Practice – June 1, 2024 (Session 3 of 5)

Jun 01, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

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*Please use this link to register for all 5 May and June sessions. 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…

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 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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Geology Bike Tour: Morning Session – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Enjoy a 15-mile ride through Marine and Scandia exploring some of the geologic features of the area, with an explanation of how they were formed and how they affect life on this landscape. Bicycling offers an ideal pace to examine the landscape thoroughly, but still cover a large area. You’ll not just see these features, you’ll…

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Make a Bike Basket! – June 8 & 9, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

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Learn the basic basket-making techniques and take home a bike basket! Lay out the base of the basket, shape the sides and create a sturdy rim. Join Kirsten, a long-time instructor who will have you laughing and learning, she’ll help you ease into basket weaving with no stress, you’ll be amazed at how fast the…

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Community Bluegrass Jam Session (All Ages) June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 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 Open Carving Session – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 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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Soma Yoga Practice – June 8, 2024 (Session 4 of 5)

Jun 08, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

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*Please use this link to register for all 5 May and June sessions. 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…

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Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting (Ages 10+) June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:30AM—2:00PM

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

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

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Walking into the Woods with Rosie Peters: A Poetry Cohort (Session 3 of 11)

Jun 13, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

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

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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 said, “Vulnerability is…

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Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (All Ages) June 15, 2024

Jun 15, 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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Anyone Can Draw! Travel Sketching – June 15, 2024

Jun 15, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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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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Hmong Embroidery: Reverse Applique – June 15, 2024

Jun 15, 2024 10:30AM—2:30PM

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

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Our Hmong embroidery teacher, Mandora Young, is back to teach us another beginner-friendly technique using the reverse applique embroidery method that is popular in traditional Hmong textiles. Students will learn how to fold and cut a snail motif on a piece of fabric, learn stitching techniques, and complete the piece by stitching a border. The finished…

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Easy Home Coffee Roasting (Ages 16+) June 15, 2024

Jun 15, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Think roasting coffee at home is tough? Think again! In this class, we’ll show you how to turn green beans into aromatic masterpieces. And guess what? We’re doing it with an air popper you might find in your grandma’s attic. (We’ll taste some coffee too!) Ever wondered why coffee from different places tastes, well, different?…

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Community Singing Circle (All Ages) June 15, 2024

Jun 15, 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) June 15, 2024

Jun 15, 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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Soma Yoga Practice – June 15, 2024 (Session 5 of 5)

Jun 15, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

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*Please use this link to register for all 5 May and June sessions. 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…

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