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September 2017

Create a Cutting Board

September 5, 2017 - September 7, 2017
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $56

Tuesday, September 5, Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m. ET
Choose your woods; then glue a straight stick cutting board, sand and edge with a router. Take all three sessions to create a chevron design cutting board (pictured) at no extra cost.

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Build an Adirondack Rocking Chair

September 8, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $76

Friday, September 8, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 9, 2017  from 9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m. ET
Use simple construction methods and hand tools to build an Adirondack rocking chair and take it home to paint or stain.

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Lake of the Clouds: a Stained Glass Creation

September 23, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $53

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:30 p.m.--5:00 p.m. ET
Use your own color scheme to create a large (8 inch by 10 inch) sun catcher of the iconic Lake of the Clouds overlook view.

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October 2017

Adventure: Navigation in the Wilderness

October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $100

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14 from 7:30 p.m.--9:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m. ET
Start with basic compass work and continue to build your skills by incorporating use of  a topo map and UTM coordinates with advanced compass skills.

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January 2018

Rescue Me! Fundraiser – Twillys Quarters for a Cause

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

TWILLY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL in Bruce Crossing has designated the Monday, January 29, 2018 Quarters for a Cause to benefit Friends of the Porkies RESCUE ME! Campaign. Win GREAT prizes valued from $10-$75 for only 1-4 Quarters!!! Doors open at 4:00 pm for Vendor set-up and Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Chips. Be sure to come early to view auction items and buy your paddles because the Auction Starts at 6:00 PM.  Don’t forget to bring quarter rolls!!! (Twilly will…

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May 2018

Build a Bat House (An Earth Day Class)

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $45

Park Interpreter Bob Wild will explain the vital role bats play in nature, and master woodworker Dave Rasmussen will  guide you as you construct a bat house to take home. Students can bring safety glasses, hammer and ear protection, or use those the Folk School will provide. Please bring a lunch. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Monday,  April 30 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 10 students. To register for this class or for…

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Fly Fishing and Stream Entymology

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $5

Bill Leder, Copper Country Chapter, Trout Unlimited, and Bob Wild, Porkies Interpreter will introduce students to the basics of fly fishing, fly tying and river entomology. This family-friendly event for beginners is part of the “Experience the Keweenaw” weekend and is offered by the Friends of the Porkies Folk School. Kids, bring your parents for a day of fun and fishing. CCCTU will provide all fly fishing equipment or students may bring their own. Bring a sack lunch, wear boots…

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June 2018

Create a Mini-Weaving – CANCELLED

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $38

Fiber artist Jeni Varecha will teach you to use a mini-loom to create your own one-of-a-kind piece of art.  The finished piece can be used as a brooch, ornament, pendant or to fill that tiny space that just needs a “little” something special. All ages 5 and older are welcome. Please bring a lunch. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Saturday, June 2 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 students. To register for this…

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Creative Writing – From Concept to Completed Story

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $38

Professional writer Felicia Schneiderhan will help you generate ideas, experiment with creative forms and techniques, and learn practical revision strategies to take your story from concept to completion. You may want to bring a draft of your work to use during the revision session but that is not required. Many of the prompts will suggest writing about nature. Bring writing materials, a tablet or a laptop. The Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School does not have WiFi. Please bring a lunch. A minimum…

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