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July 2022

Nature Printing

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$58

Instructor and former Artist in Residence Marty Kotter will teach you two techniques of printing: 1. gel plate printing with real leaves and 2. carving your own print block with a nature theme and then making block prints. Cloth and paper will be provided for printing.  Marty will give you ideas and directions for finishing and using your stamped pieces to make flags, bandanas, pot holders, or cards. Ages 11 through adult are welcome. Students must be mature enough to…

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Celebrate Lake Superior Day: Part 1 at the Porkies VC

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Explore Lake Superior by kayak with Dean Juntunen, assisted by Katie Urban. Dean will illustrate his narrative with slides from his kayak adventures on the big lake. No food or beverages in the visitor center please.

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Celebrate Lake Superior Day: Part 1 at the Ontonagon Twp Park

July 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Ontonagon Township Park Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States + Google Map

Join us for a concert at the Township Park shelter. Music and friendship on the shore of Lake Superior to celebrate her day!

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Applique Beadwork Rosette Earrings: Session 2 of 2

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Stitch a circular beadwork pair of earrings with instruction from Cynthia Cote. The beadwork rosette on ultrasuede is stitched to a leather backing using a decorative bead edging. Learn basic design and color combinations in this introductory level class. Some experience with needle and thread is helpful. Manual dexterity is important. Teens through adults are welcome. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by July 6 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To register…

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Conservation Film: No Time to Waste

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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NO TIME TO WASTE celebrates legendary 99-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America's story.

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Herbal Teas

July 23 @ 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

With instructor Kathy Erb, explore the variety of herbal teas, taste several of them, and learn about growing and drying herbs for tea. Fill tea bags of your choice to take home and create a tea gift basket to share with someone else or use yourself. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by July 18 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 15 students. Walk-ins will be welcome.  To register for this class, click "Sign Up…

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“Hands on History:” Sewing Calico Fish (morning)

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$25

Feeling Cranky? Under expert guidance from Ginger and Mike, experience sewing on an antique hand-crank machine to create a whimsical calico fish. Stuffing, button eyes, and a colorful array of fabrics are all provided. No experience or treadle use required. Ages 12 and older are welcome. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a personal assistant. A minimum of 2 students need to be registered by Wednesday, July 20…

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“Hands on History:” Sewing Calico Fish (afternoon)

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$25

Feeling cranky? Under expert guidance from Ginger and Mike, experience sewing on an antique hand-crank machine to create a whimsical calico fish. Stuffing, button eyes, and a colorful array of fabrics are all provided. No experience or treadle use required. Ages 12 and older are welcome. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a personal assistant. A minimum of 2 students need to be registered by Wednesday, July 20…

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Basic Knitting: Knit a Potholder

July 31 @ 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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$35

Join instructor Hannah Eskel to learn cast on and knit stitch, then knit a potholder to take home. Hannah will provide needles and yarn. Ages 10 and older are welcome. No previous knitting experience is required. A minimum of 3 students need to be registered by July 25 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 5 students. Walk ins are welcome until the class fills. To register for this class, click "Sign Up Online" below or call 906-884-7663. For…

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August 2022

Writing in Nature

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$75

Write in the Park with UP Nature Writer John Pepin and read well-known writers’ experiences in the outdoors. Time to walk in the park, listen to inspiring passages, and share written creations. Instructor Marlene Broemer will lead written exercises. High school to retirees are welcome. Materials will be provided or bring your own journal. Bring a sack lunch and beverage, and dress for the weather. A minimum of 6 students need to be registered by August 1 in order to…

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Campers’ Memories

August 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$20

Write your thoughts about travels and explorations in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park past, present, and future. Take a short walk in the Park. Instructor Marlene Broemer will coach you as you make a Postcard or write a Blog to share on Social Media. Cards and crafts supplied. Ages 12 and beyond and families are welcome. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by August 5 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 students.  To…

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Willow Woodland Ornaments

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$52

Get a head start on the holidays. Instructor Poppy Hatinger will teach you how to create ornaments from U. P. grown and harvested willow branches. Expect to make at least 4 ornaments depending on your skill. Ages 12 through adult are welcome. No prior experience is necessary. Bring sharp, by-pass handheld pruners, an old towel and scissors. Please bring a lunch. The registration deadline is FIRM because willow needs to soak for 14 days before you can use it. A…

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