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Category: Folk School ClassPortable Outdoor Chair

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September 5, 2014

Students will be guided in building a 2-piece slatted slide-together wooden chair that folds compactly for storage when not in use. Tools and materials will be provided at class. The chair will be ready to paint or varnish at home by the student. The instructor, Don Chastan, will provide all hand tools, fasteners, and lumber. The students bring their own safety glasses and gloves. Safety glasses can be borrowed if needed.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 29, 2014

Liaison is Barb Braithwaite. Host needed.

Class Fee $65; Friends Members $60

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Category: Folk School ClassPortable Outdoor Chair

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September 6, 2014

Students will be guided in building a 2-piece slatted slide-together wooden chair that folds compactly for storage when not in use. Tools and materials will be provided at class. The chair will be ready to paint or varnish at home by the student. The instructor, Don Chastan, will provide all hand tools, fasteners, and lumber. The students bring their own safety glasses and gloves. Safety glasses can be borrowed if needed.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 29, 2014

Liaison is Barb Braithwaite. Host needed.

See September 5 for class fees

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Category: MeetingsFolk School Committee Monthly Meeting

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September 9, 2014

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Category: Artist in Residence ProgramArtist in Residence Public Presentation: Painting

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September 11, 2014

Join artist Claudia Nielson as she demonstrates and discusses various techniques used to paint bark, fur, feathers leaves and other textures found in nature.

The presentation will be held at the Porcupine Mountains Visitor center.

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Category: Folk School ClassViking Knitting/Bracelet

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September 13, 2014

Instructor Kathy Waid will guide students as they weave wire to form a round chain for a bracelet or necklace. Please see description for June 27th class.

Registration deadline is Friday, September 5, 2014

Liaison is Karen Berg. Host needed.

$35 Class Fee + $10 Materials Cost = $45 Total Fee

Friends Members $30 Class Fee + $10 Materials Cost = $40 Total Fee

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Category: MeetingsFriends Montlhy Meeting

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September 16, 2014

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Category: ParkPorcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

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September 20, 2014N/A

Check back for more details about times and fees or visit http://www.greatlakesendurance.com/michigan-races.html.

The Porcupine Mountains are one of the largest tracts of wilderness east of the Mississippi River. The Porcupine Mts overlook Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake on Earth. The coastline is remote and rugged. The marathon course includes some of the most remarkable single track in the midwest and takes runners past tranquil and remote Mirror Lake and along the classic Escarpment Trail where you can almost reach out and touch soaring hawks as you overlook Lake of the Clouds. This event completes a trio of deeply inspiring trail marathon hosted by Great Lakes Endurance (Waugoshance, Grand Island, and Porcupine Mtns) offering runners the best of what Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes have to offer

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Category: Folk School ClassPlanning Session: Keweenaw National Historical Park Heritage Sites

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September 23, 2014

KeweenawHeritageSite

This class will offer Keweenaw Heritage sites the opportunity to identify interpretation and education strengths and weaknesses, identify existing and desired audiences, and outline strategies for future directions. It will meet at the Folk School.

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Category: Artist in Residence ProgramArtist in Residence Public Presentation: Printmaking

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September 27, 2014

Join artist Stephanie Berry as she discusses the importance of stewardship of the land and the effects of invasive species. After Stephanie's presentation, participants will then be encouraged to use natural found objects to make a Cyanotype (Sun Print) as a memento of their visit to the Porcupine Mountains. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Space is limited for this free workshop. Call 906-884-7663 to reserve your spot.

The presentation will be held at the Folk School.

Category: Folk School ClassBeginner Series Acrylics

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September 27, 2014

Students will be introduced to color, complements, contrast, value, composition, and perspective. They will learn about paint, brushes, paper and canvas. They will paint still life, landscapes, seascapes, and ( weather permitting ) plein air. Judy Hiltunen is the instructor.

Registration deadline is Friday, September 19, 2014

Hosted by Karen Berg

Host needed.

Class Fee $150; Friends Members $135

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Category: Folk School ClassTraditional Finnish Folk Dancing....

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September 28, 2014

With bonfire to follow. Spend a delightful late Sunday afternoon learning Finnish folk dances from instructor Kay Seppala. The dances are done in circles or sets using simple walking and skipping steps. No previous experience is needed. All ages are welcome; young children will need to have a dancing buddy. We will conclude our evening with an enchanting chain dance around the bonfire and an opportunity to roast a bite of sausage (makkara) in the fire. (Makkara is called the national “vegetable” in Finland in summer.)

Registration deadline is Friday, September 19, 2014 Participants should wear shoes they can dance in.

Liaison is Karen Berg. Host is Joy Ibsen

$15 Class Fee + $0 Materials Fee = $15 Total Fee

Friends Members $12 Class Fee + $0 Materials Fee = $12 Total Fee Ages 12 and under = FREE

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Category: Folk School ClassBeginner Series Acrylics

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October 4, 2014

Students will be introduced to color, complements, contrast, value, composition, and perspective. They will learn about paint, brushes, paper and canvas. They will paint still life, landscapes, seascapes, and ( weather permitting ) plein air. Judy Hiltunen is the instructor.

Registration deadline is Friday, September 19, 2014

Hosted by Kim Sims

See September 27 for class fees.

Host needed.

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