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May 2019

Leopold Bench Building Day

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Explore the Porkies this summer. Rest on a Leopold bench! The Leopold Bench Project is part of the FOP Interpretation and Education program and coordinates activities by Dave Rasmussen, Instructor, Sherrie McFarland, Conserve School and Mike Knack from the PMWSP.  On May 11, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., using the Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School workshop, students from the Conserve School, a semester school in Land 'o Lakes, WI, and Dave will meet at the Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School to…

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Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle: Day 1 of 2

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$75

Design and construct a traditional Inuit kayak paddle that you custom tailored for your body size. Using this lightweight, efficient paddle helps reduce paddling fatigue.  Day 1 of 2 is the Design phase of the class. For day 2, click on "Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle Day 2 of 2" A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, May 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To  register for this class, click…

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Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle: Day 2 of 2

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Design and construct a traditional Inuit kayak paddle that you custom tailored for your body size. Using this lightweight, efficient paddle helps reduce paddling fatigue.  Day 2 of 2 is the Construction phase of the class. See Day 1 for the class fee. The class fee covers both days of this class. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, May 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.   To  register for this class,…

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June 2019

Beauty in Fused Glass

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$46

Use an ancient glassworking technique to create jewelry components and/or a suncatcher. You will learn the technique from instructor Beth Cox who will fuse the pieces off site and return them to you. Ages 12 through adult are welcome; no glassworking experience is needed. Please bring a lunch if you are also attending Mollie Larsen's copper bracelet class. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Monday, June 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 15…

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Hand Forging Copper Bracelets

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$36

Forge your copper bracelets in an open fire and pound them into shape using a stone "hammer." Gather with instructor Mollie Larsen around an open fire as you learn a forging technique that's as old as history. Each bracelet is a unique piece of art. Ages 16 and up are welcome; no experience is needed. A minimum of 2 students need to be registered by Monday, June 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To  register…

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Campers’ Memories at Solstice

June 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
$23

Preserve your memories of spending the summer solstice at The Lake, in the natural beauty of the Porkies by dropping in to a writing workshop. Instructor Marlene Broemer will offer tips for getting your writer's juices flowing and recording a piece you will treasure for years to come. Drop ins are welcome, or register to take the class. If you are interested in nature and writing, this class is made for you! Bring writing materials. Light snacks and beverages will…

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Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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FREE

Join us at the Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School in the Porkies as the Friends of the Porkies celebrate the Summer Solstice. Enjoy refreshments and meet new friends. Here's our schedule of activities: 6:00--7:00 p.m.: grill a hot dog (hot dogs, buns, condiments, chips, etc. provided by Friends), play Kubb, take part in the traditional bonfire ceremony, poetry readings, campfire music 7:00 p.m.--8:30 p.m.: music by Laula Aika, Twin Cities performers Foul weather or fair, indoors or outside under the stars,…

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MiniLoom Weaving

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$35

Weave your own one-of-a-kind piece of art. Instructor Jeni Varecha will introduce you to using the mini-loom. You will take home a mini-masterpiece embellished with bead decorations of your choice. Use your piece as a broach, ornament, pendant, or something to fill that "small" space that needs something. Jeni will provide the mini-looms and the beads. Ages 5 and older are welcome. Please bring a lunch. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Saturday, June 15 in order…

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Acrylic Pour Painting in the Porkies

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$40

What an innovative way to create a work of art! Instructor Pamela Hecht will assist you as you go step by step, using the fluidity of paint itself instead of tools. Pour the paint directly on the surface, and tilt the canvas to move the paint around. Colors blend naturally as they contact one another. Use 1 or 2 colors at a time or use multiple colors for maximum blending. Paintings need to lie flat as they dry. You will…

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Acrylic Pour Painting in the Porkies 2

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$40

Another opportunity to explore an innovative technique for creating works of art. Instead of using brushes or knives, instructor Pamela Hecht will coach you as you use the fluid nature of the paints to move them around on the canvas. Tilt one way, then another, and colors run and blend naturally. You will create two pour paintings that need to lie flat while the paint dries. No experience is needed. Students age 12 and older are welcome. A minimum of…

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