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June 2018

Creative Writing – Folk School

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $35

Mollie Larsen wonders, do you have stories about your family history have creative ideas about people or places floating around in your head, but are intimidated with the thought of putting them down on paper?  Have you said - I don’t know how to write?  Or get started?  I’m a terrible speller.  My grammar is awful.  I just don’t think I can do that.  WELL YOU ARE WRONG!   Come to the class and learn how to release those stories, put…

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U. P. Sun Catcher in Stained Glass – Folk School

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $30

Join Laura Hamlett to learn the entire process of the copper foil method of stained glass made popular by Louis Tiffany. Then choose your own colors to create a UP sun catcher. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring glasses if you need them for close work. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Thursday, June 28 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 students.  To register for this class or for more information about Friends of…

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July 2018

Play Again – Conservation Film Series

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole? The Thursday July 13th film in the Friends of the Porkies Conservation Film Series will shed light on the digital rabbit hole. The showing is at 7:00 PM at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Visitor Center near Union Bay. This emotionally moving and humorous documentary…

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Celebrate Lake Superior! Presentations

July 15 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Cost: FREE

Come Celebrate Lake Superior with the Friends at two free presentations at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Visitor Center: 1:30 Traci Lynn Martin tells her exciting story - the first person to circumnavigate the 3 largest lakes in North America in 1 calendar year... 3,592 miles in 10 months! 3:00 "Sustaining Lake Superior" MTU Professor Nancy Langston shares the compelling story of the Lake's recovery from logging and mining only to face new challenges with climate change. Sunday night…

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Celebrate Lake Superior Concert

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Ontonagon Theater for Performing Arts, 311 Steel St #2
ONTONAGON, MI 49953
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Cost: $5.00

Celebrate Lake Superior Concert Hear the beautiful harmony of the Mudcreek Warblers, songs of the north sung in a Capella by Maple Sugar Folk and get saucy with Irish folk music, jolly tavern singalongs, and sea shanties from The Saucy Rovers. Sunday night join us at 7:00 PM at the Ontonagon Theater. Admission $5, Children 12 and under free

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Alexander Landerman Drawing Artist-in-Resident Demonstration

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: FREE

Create a sketchbook using materials provided by Artist in Residence Alexander Landerman. View Alexander's slide show and demonstrate pen and Ink, graphite and charcoal techniques as he tells you about his work. In explaining his approach to representing nature, Alexander stated "by anthropomorphizing animals and placing them in vulnerable or human-like positions, I encourage a connection between viewers and subject. Through suspending the subject in moments of tension, I subtly push feelings of discomfort, apathy, aggression or fear on the…

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U. P. Stepping Stone in Stained Glass – Folk School

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $26

This class is now closed due to maximum enrollment. Check back next year for another class.  

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Stitching and Dyeing the Shibori Way – Folk School

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $80

This class has been canceled per request of the instructor.

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August 2018

Saving Snow – Conservation Film Series

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Porkies Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, MI 49953 United States
Cost: FREE

Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihood are feeling the heat as they lose their snow. An epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures unfolds as ski towns and the snow sports industry pave the way towards a clean energy. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=saving+snow+trailer&view=detail&mid=9B154A688634D9845B929B154A688634D9845B92&FORM=VIRE

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Writing in Nature – Folk School

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $37

  The instructor will welcome walk-ins the day of the class. Join writer, teacher and editor Marlene Broemer as you enjoy nature walking about the park on trails close to the Folk School. Explore writings about nature that highlight nature experiences and write about your own explorations in the wilderness. All ages 12 and above are welcome. Families may attend together. Students need to be proficient in English and be interested in writing. Bring a laptop, tablet or notebook. The…

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