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August 2018

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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$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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Antlers Gone Wild! – Folk School – Cancelled

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$86

This class is cancelled per request from the instructor. She needs rotator cuff surgery, and drilling the antlers to use in the project is very painful for her. She wants to schedule a class in 2019.

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Everyday Reed Tote – Folk School

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$56

Registration for this class is closed. The deadline to register for this class was August 13. Returning basketry instructor Poppy Hatinger will guide you as you weave a reed tote basket with Shaker-style handles using heritage techniques basket makers used in times past. You will select one of two design choices to decorate the sides and learn chicken scratch technique to construct the bottom of the basket. Beginners and ages 10 and older are welcome. Students need to bring: scissors,…

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Lake of the Clouds in Stained Glass – Folk School

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$42

This class is closed because it has reached maximum enrollment. Please check back next year.   Laura Hamlett will help you create a personalized scene of the Lake of the Clouds that is approximately 8"x10" with 20 pieces of glass. This is a more advanced class for which no previous glass experience is required. 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 Saturday, August 18…

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Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

August 24 - August 26
Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex
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Go to www.porkies.org, hover over "helping the park," and select "Porcupine Mountains Music Festival" from the drop down menu.  The Music Festival committee will update information about dates, times, and artists who will perform in 2018. Check the website early and often to stay informed about the 14th Annual Music Festival.    

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Daniel Stine – Oil Painting Demonstration at PMMF

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex
FREE

Daniel Stine from Ypsilanti,Michigan will be demonstrating oil painting and drawing on Saturday August 25 on the grounds of the Porcupine Mountains Music festival. The location and time of the demonstration is to be determined and weather dependent. Watch for signs at PMMF on August 25.

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September 2018

Before the Flood – Conservation Film Series

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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FREE

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful…

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David Kapszukiewicz Artist-in-Resident Demonstration

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Porkies Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, MI 49953 United States
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Free

David Kapszukiewicz from Tomahawk, Wisconsin will demonstrate his oil painting techniques at the Lake of the Clouds Overlook 3:00 – 6:00 pm weather permitting. Alternative rain date will be September 23rd.

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October 2018

Erin Duff Watercolor & Oil Painting Artist-in-Resident Demonstration

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Lake of the Clouds Overlook
FREE

Erin Duff from Bloomington,Indiana will demonstrate watercolor painting at the Lake of the Clouds Overlook on Saturday October 6.  Erin will be demonstrating from 2PM until about 4PM. In case of rain look for Erin on Sunday at the same time rather than on Saturday.

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2018 Ski Trail Workday

October 13 @ 8:30 am EDT
Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex
Free

Do you enjoy working outside in a beautiful fall setting? You are in luck because the friends needs volunteers to help with the fall clearing and brushing of the ski trails and the glades on the ski hill. The Conserve School is sending a crew of 10 to help move the branches and limbs from the trails. We will be checking to see if local youth want to volunteer also. What we really need are 4-6 sawyers who can cut…

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