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August 2022

Conservation Film: Guardian

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Against the backdrop of BC's spectacular Great Bear Rainforest along British Columbia’s coast, Guardians and the salmon they monitor are victims of science censorship and reckless extractive industries.

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Crafting with Herbs

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$34

Create a planter from a clay pot, use it to pot an herb plant and create an herbal wreath. Instructor Kathy Erb will lead a discussion about the benefits of growing and using herbs. Youth older than 12 and walk ins are welcome. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by August 15 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 15 students.  To register for this class, click "Sign Up Online" below or call 906-884-7663. For information…

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Knit a Market Bag or Basket

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$42

Learn to knit, purl and decrease on a circular needle. Instructor Hannah Eskel will provide needle and yarn that you need to knit a market bag or basket. No previous knitting experience is needed. Ages 10 and older are welcome. A minimum of 3 students need to be registered by August 22 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 5 students. Walk ins welcome until the class fills. To register for this class, click "Sign Up Online" below or…

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September 2022

Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 1

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$55

Be the Village Blacksmith! Instructors Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will demonstrate managing and working a coal fired forge while safely using tongs and hammers to shape your own hand-forged S hooks and drive hooks. You'll forge 4 hooks to take home and display proudly. No experience necessary. Ages 10 and older are welcome; younger students need to come with an adult. Wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, and close toed shoes. The instructors will provide all other…

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Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 2

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$60

Move to a new level of blacksmithing using your new skills. Create a hand-forged steel trivet with copper rivets. Instructor Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will guide you as you punch and drift holes, and rivet your trivet together. In one short afternoon, you will produce one trivet to display proudly in your home. Wear natural fiber clothing, long pants and close toed shoes. All other safety equipment will be provided. Open to students age 10 and older…

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Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 3

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$60

Apply your blacksmithing skills to thicker metal and learn to make a fire poker.  Instructors Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will teach you to efficiently taper thick stock, fold the metal, forge weld it and create decorative reverse twists.  You will forge your own fire poker to pass down through the generations. Open to students 10 years (with accompanying adult) and older who have successfully completed the beginning 2 classes or have prior blacksmithing experience. You must wear…

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Wire Wrapped Miniature Tree

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$20

Select your beads and wire to make a charming wire wrapped miniature tree. Instructor Denine Rood will lead you through the process and even help you choose a stone on which to "plant" your tree. Ages 16 and older are welcome. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by September 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 10 students.  To register for this class, click "Sign Up Online" below or call 906-884-7663. For information about refunds,…

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Conservation Film: Tapped

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? This timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry.

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Woodland Mushrooms

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$40

After a walk down a forested path in the Porcupine Mountains, you may want to capture your own woodsy mushroom scene. Instructor Laura Marquardt will guide your creation of several varieties of mushrooms and lichens using velvet, cotton fabrics, wool and dried moss. Mount your creation on a small piece of driftwood or a tree branch. Mushroom identification reference books will be available to aid in your creation. You are encouraged to bring your own mushroom pictures and mounting piece…

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Knit a Pair of Chunky Socks: Session 1 of 2

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$55

You will love these socks knitted from a pattern sized for your feet. Instructor Hannah Eskel will provide needles and yarn that you need to learn increase, short rows and ribbing using double point needles. You need to have basic knitting skills or to have taken a prior class with Hannah. Ages 10 and older are welcome. A minimum of 3 students need to be registered by September 19 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 5 students. Walk…

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Knit a Pair of Chunky Socks: Session 2 of 2

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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You will love these socks knitted from a pattern sized for your feet. Instructor Hannah Eskel will provide needles and yarn that you need to learn increase, short rows and ribbing using double point needles. You need to have basic knitting skills or to have taken a prior class with Hannah. Ages 10 and older are welcome. A minimum of 3 students need to be registered by September 19 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 5 students. Walk…

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October 2022

Create a Charcuterie Board: Session 1 of 3

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$80

With instructor Dave Rasmussen, create a charcuterie board using a straight stick (2 sessions) or chevron (3 sessions) design. Learn designing, gluing, clamping, sanding, planing, routering, and a few more basic woodworking skills.   Your board will be amazing and beautiful! Bring any of the following tools & equipment that you have: routers, palm and belt sanders to speed up wait time. Bring tape measure, safety glasses, and ear protection if you prefer your own. A minimum of 4 students need…

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