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July 2019

Birds of Prey: a Conservation Film

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Birds of Prey explores the vanishing world of the Great Philippine Eagle & reveals the people determined to save it. Admission is free. Donations are welcomed. Film is SDH captioned for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing. Refreshments will be offered.  Discussion after the film.

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Nalbind a Toothbrush Rug

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$70

This class is cancelled.  

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Nalbinding from an Oval Start

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$70

This class is cancelled.

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Glenn Freeman: Crafting Poems Workshop

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Wake up your inner poet! Our second Artist in Residence, Glenn Freeman, will be your guide to using nature to inspire your own written works of art.

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Hammered Copper Jewelry

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$39

Explore the excitement and satisfaction of working with copper and other embellishments as instructor Gary Olds guides your creation of your own beautiful, unique, handmade artisan jewelry. Embelishments may include porcupine quills, beads, birch bark, fabric, clay, leather, wood or other metals. Take home either 2 sets of earrings, or an earring/necklace set and instructions on how to make more jewelry at home. Gary will provide all materials and tools. A minimum of 3 students need to be registered by…

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Natural Artisan Soap

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$42

Enjoy the luxury of bathing with your own handcrafted artisan soap. Learn all steps in the process of making this special soap including adding herbs, natural colorants, and essential oils. Instructor Gary Olds will explain types of oils and fats used in soap recipes, equipment needed, sources of ingredients, and how to create recipes to match different skin types. Students age 16 and older are welcome. You may purchase equipment for future use from Gary. Please bring a lunch if…

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Papermaking in the Porkies

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$39

Unleash your creativity and have fun making paper using historical methods updated with 21st century equipment. Learn from instructor Gary Olds how to select commonly available raw and recycled materials and use equipment found around the home to make pulp and process it into usable paper sheets. You may may purchase equipment from Gary to use at home. A minimum of 6 students need to be registered by Friday, July 12 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 9…

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U. P. Stepping Stone in Stained Glass

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$21

This has been one of our most popular classes. Instructor Laura Hamlett provides all of the materials you need to create your own stepping stone with stained glass highlights. Use Laura's U. P. design or choose your own embellishments and let your artistic genius soar. Teens through senior citizens are welcome. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, July 19 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 students.  To  register for this class, click…

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Saving Buffalo Reef – Celebrate! Lake Superior Event

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Free

Dr. Charles Kerfoot, a professor of biological sciences and director of Lake Superior Ecosystem Research Center at Michigan Technological University describes a multi-year, multi-partner, multi- million dollar project to save Buffalo Reef in Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Superior. July 21, 3:00 pm EDT at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park visitor center. The Story: In Grand Traverse Bay, stamp sands from the Mohawk Copper Mine have covered the white sand beaches, damaging the landscape for locals and tourists alike.…

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Celebrate! Lake Superior Concert

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Ontonagon Theater for Performing Arts, 311 Steel St #2
ONTONAGON, MI 49953
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$5.00

Come out and Celebrate! Lake Superior with the Friends of the Porkies on Sunday, July 21st at 7:00 PM at the Ontonagon Theater for the Performing Arts. Admission is $5.00 with children under 12 Free. The Friends of the Porkies present.... Ani & Kori - Old on soul and sharp as a tack, music is inspired by the Keweenaw Peninsula, by the roots and Americana music we’ve grown up immersed in, with a pinch of hot club swing and folk…

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