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August 2018

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018
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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June 2019

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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FREE

Join us at the Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School in the Porkies as the Friends of the Porkies celebrate the Summer Solstice. Enjoy refreshments and meet new friends. Here's our schedule of activities: 6:00--7:00 p.m.: grill a hot dog (hot dogs, buns, condiments, veggies, chips, etc. provided by Friends), play Kubb, take part in the traditional "Making a Fresh Start" bonfire and learn about Finnish solstice history, celebrate Solstice through poetry 7:00 p.m.--8:30 p.m.: music by Laula Aika, Twin Cities performers…

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January 2022

Folk School Classes Open Soon

January 21 @ 8:00 am - February 12 @ 5:00 pm EST
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We are in the process of changing our digital payment company from PayPal to Square. Please be patient with us. Registrations will open by the end of February.    

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May 2022

Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle: Session 1 of 3

May 20 @ 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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$90

CLASS CANCELLED: Instructor not available   With instructor Dave Rasmussen, design and construct a traditional Inuit kayak paddle that is tailored to your body size.  The paddle is lightweight and efficient and helps to reducing paddling fatigue.  During construction, you will use power tools to create the rough shape and then hand tools to craft the final product. You are welcome to bring your own abrasive paper, hand and power tools to avoid wait time for shared tools.  Tools and…

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Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle: Session 2 of 3

May 21 @ 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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CLASS CANCELLED: Instructor not available   With instructor Dave Rasmussen, design and construct a traditional Inuit kayak paddle that is tailored to your body size.  The paddle is lightweight and efficient and helps to reducing paddling fatigue.  During construction, you will use power tools to create the rough shape and then hand tools to craft the final product. You are welcome to bring your own abrasive paper, hand and power tools to avoid wait time for shared tools.  Tools and…

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Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle: Session 3 of 3

May 22 @ 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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CLASS CANCELLED:  Instructor not available   With instructor Dave Rasmussen, design and construct a traditional Inuit kayak paddle that is tailored to your body size.  The paddle is lightweight and efficient and helps to reducing paddling fatigue.  During construction, you will use power tools to create the rough shape and then hand tools to craft the final product. You are welcome to bring your own abrasive paper, hand and power tools to avoid wait time for shared tools.  Tools and…

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