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October 2019

Wisdom to Survive: a Conservation Film

October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Wisdom to Survive examines the challenges that climate change poses and discusses meaningful action that can be taken by individuals and communities. An exquisitely-filmed documentary that presents an overview of the climate crisis, including its causes, effects, and directions of hope. Poignant scenes illustrate the sacred beauty of the natural world, the tragedy of its diminishment, and our human interconnectedness with the rest of creation. Indigenous leaders, people from poor and vulnerable nations, scientists, scholars, religious leaders, activists, farmers, and…

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3rd Annual Volunteer Ski Trail and “the Glades” Clearing Day

October 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex

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. We are enlisting the help of youth groups to help move the branches and limbs from the trails. What we really need are 4-6 sawyers who can cut larger trees and windfalls or other adults who want to help clear the trails.…

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Weaving Traditional Snowshoes

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$136

This class has been cancelled because it did not meet minimum enrollment.   Just in time for winter! Weave a pair of Iverson Green Mountain Style snowshoes. Jim Baker of Iverson snowshoes will provide patterns, on-site instruction and all materials for the frames and webbing. He will have A bindings and H bindings available for purchase by students. See Iversonsnowshoes.com for details about the bindings. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Saturday, October 5 in order…

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Alex Gilford: Connections between Painting and Emotion Workshop

October 12, 2019 @ 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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As you paint, do your emotions guide your color choices? Most definitely yes! Our fourth 2019 Artist in Residence, Alex Gilford, will help you discover the connection in this workshop.  

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Create a Cutting Board: Day 1 of 3

October 18, 2019 @ 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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$58

This class is cancelled because enrollment did not meet the minimum.   This has been a very popular class. Design and make your own wood cutting or serving board using either a straight stick (2 class periods) or a chevron (3 class periods) design. Instructor Dave Rasmussen will teach you how to use to several woodworking skills that you will use to create an amazing, beautiful, show-stopping cutting board. Day 1: select and glue the wood strips for your cutting board.…

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Create a Cutting Board: Day 2 of 3

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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This has been a very popular class. Design and make your own wood cutting or serving board using either a straight stick (2 class periods) or a chevron (3 class periods) design. Instructor Dave Rasmussen will teach you how to use to several woodworking skills that you will use to create an amazing, beautiful, show-stopping cutting board. Day 2: finish your straight strip board or use it to set up your chevron board. See Day 1 for the class fee.…

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Create a Cutting Board: Day 3 of 3

October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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This has been a very popular class. Design and make your own chevron wood cutting or serving board using your straight stick (2 class periods) design. Instructor Dave Rasmussen will teach you how to use to several woodworking skills that you will use to create an amazing, beautiful, show-stopping cutting board. See Day 1 for the class fee. One class fee covers all sessions. Students age 14 and older with basic woodworking skills are welcome. Please bring routers and palm…

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March 2020

Artists in Residence for 2020

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Congratulations to the seven Porcupine Mountains Artists in Residence for 2020. Check back for information about residency and public presentation dates. Vincent Brady   Charlotte, MI - Photography John Highlen    Deerton, MI- Writing-Non-fiction Lee LaVanway  Van Nuys, CA-Singer-Songwriter John Miller        Madison, WI-Screen printing Ken Reif           Berwyn, IL - Oil paint Victoria Rummler   Paris, France - Music- songwriting Emily Tuszynska    Fairfax, VA - Poetry

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May 2020

Conservation Film: How to Let Go of the World

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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The first in the Virtual Conservation Film Series: How to Let Go of the World Check back for information about signing up for the film. We'll have viewing information available several days before the showing date. The film is free, and donations are appreciated. As Oscar-nominated documentarian Josh Fox travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming, he offers hope for a positive future and describes myriad pathways…

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June 2020

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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free

EVENT cancelled due to DNR management restrictions on public use of park buildings.   Celebrate with us on the longest day of the year. Hot dogs and sides, the traditional bonfire circle, a brief history and science of solstice, traditional music by Jason Busniewski. Celebrate with us rain or shine! This is a free event!  

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