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Unplugged XVII

September 14 - 16

Celebrate community, music, craft, and storytelling along the lakeshore at our classic Fall Fundraiser. With the Birch Bark Bash on Friday night and Unplugged Performance on Saturday night, classic craft coursework, the Points North Online Auction, and the Folk Artisan Marketplace, it’s a true celebration of the educational mission of North House.

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Birch Bark Bash

Friday, September 14

Join us Friday night of Unplugged weekend for Birch Bark Bash, featuring Rhythm & Slöjd, a one-of-a-kind live craft and music experience by Swedish guest instructor Jögge Sundqvist.

Also included are a multi-course dinner by chef Scott Graden of New Scenic Cafe, beverages by Fulton Beer, North Shoure Winery, and Voyageur Brewing, and a live auction of unique craft items and “fund-a-need” opportunities supporting North House’s programming.

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Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis is named after the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged steel schooner and gain access to both the largest lake in the world and experience Grand Marais as it was approached in the centuries before Highway 61 — from the water.

The 2018 sailing season has begun! Even better than watching her from the shore is spending time aboard out on the water — click the button below to learn more and book a sail!

Basket Week

August 28 - September 1

Our first ever thematic weekend celebrating baskets kicks off August 28. The week features 14 basket themed courses that utilize natural materials like birch bark, willow, cedar and black ash. Guest instructors Judy Zugish and Karen Tembreull join the North House faculty to offer new courses that introduce intermediate skills.

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