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From the Folk School workshop to your kitchen. Handmade wooden spatulas that we’ll be selling at Folk School classes and craft fairs. Each is one of a kind and will dress up your utensil collection.fsspatulas122b


Barb Braithwaite and Sally Berman in Saginaw for the Governor’s Service Award reception and celebration on August 30, 2016. Lovely recognition for the Friends of the Porkies!



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porkies poster 2016 copy


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Save the Dates

Here are the Artist in Residence public presentations for 2016.

Sam Knecht Superior ArousedThursday, July 14, 2016: Sam Knecht will set up his easel at the Lake of the Clouds parking area to demonstrate his painting technique. Sam will be available to discuss his work and to answer questions from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The rain date for this presentation will be the first non-rainy day after July 14. Come to Lake of the Clouds to meet Sam and learn about his creative technique. Recreation Passport required.


randi fordSaturday, August 27, 2016: Randi Ford will demonstrate her painting technique at the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, on festival grounds, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Come to the chalet to meet Randi and learn about her creative technique. Recreation Passport required.



leigh coxSunday, September 25, 2016: Leigh Cox will conduct a mini-workshop, “Birds of Prey and their Super Powers,” at the Porcupine Mountains Folk School. This is a workshop for children and their parents. Leigh will introduce students to birds of prey, especially those in the Porkies, and will provide materials that each child can use to create a drawing illustrating their own bird of prey. Recreation Passport required.


Kidski Is Here!

January 27, 2016

A $1250 grant from Portage Health Foundation is funding the 2015-2016 Kidski program. This program brings five youngsters to the ski hill each Saturday for ten Saturdays during ski season, potentially serving a total of 50 youngsters. Students from the two Ontonagon County school districts sign up to participate in the program, and the Friends […]

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Youth Purchases of Ski Helmets

December 26, 2015

If you are a young Ontonagon County skier in need of a helmet, this is an opportunity for you! When a skier age 18 or younger purchases a helmet at the Porkies Ski Shop and fills out a form requesting assistance, the Kurt Blake Helmet Fund, a Friends of the Porkies program, will provide 50% […]

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