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Slow Fashion Series: Skirts

Taking a step back from the world of fast fashion and disposable cheap clothing is a step towards personal sustainability that appeals to many people, but can seem a bit daunting. Building a budget to purchase from reputable companies and makers can be a slow process and sitting down at…
Fri, May 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, May 5th, 2019
Day 1: 5pm-7pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Brienne Moody
1 Day
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Small Breads: Pretzel Rolls, English Muffins & Bagels

Discover the satisfaction of making your own pretzel buns for burgers or brats, griddling fresh English muffins for breakfast, getting the perfect “chew” in a bagel, or creating a pull-apart loaf that doubles as a centerpiece. Baking your own bread is fun, and economical, but it also enables you to…
Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
½ Day
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Soap Making: The Old Fashioned Way

Soap—so simple, yet so misunderstood. Have you ever pondered the ingredients contained in a typical bar of soap? Petroleum distillates, sulfates, and many other unpronounceable additives. Whatever happened to that good old-fashioned soap that Grandma made? Using the same ingredients Grandma used, animal fat and lye, learn how to make…
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019
9am-1pm
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
Fri, Sep 20th, 2019
9am-1pm
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
Sat, Nov 16th, 2019
9am-1pm
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
2 Days
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Spinning Fibers On A Wheel

The classic Saxony-style spinning wheel was invented over 500 years ago, and is still a symbol of the “olden days.” Although the spinning wheel is no longer a household necessity for the production of the family’s clothing, many crafters, knitters, and fiber artists find great satisfaction in spinning their own…
Thu, Oct 17th, 2019  –  Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
1 Day
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Spring Birding on the North Shore

Spring offers excellent birding opportunities on the North Shore: with the arrival of warblers and other migrants, there is the potential to see an unusual number of species in a short amount of time. Join Michael Karns, avid outdoorsman and life-long birder (and fountain of knowledge on many topics) for…
Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
7am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
2 Days
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Spring Phenology in the Field: Wildflowers and Beyond

Nature has its own rhythms and these days, it can be hard to predict! Phenology is the recording of the natural calendar—the arrival times of various migrating birds, lake ice-outs, blooming dates of wildflowers, harvest times for crops, and tree leaves changing color in the fall are all events that…
Fri, May 31st, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 1st, 2019
Day 1: 9am-6pm, Day 2: 9am - 4pm
Instructor: Jim Gilbert
.5 days
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Stargazing for Beginners

Find your way around the night sky by learning the bright seasonal constellations, current planets and satellites. Understand how planets and Moon move, the reason some constellations are visible in one season and not another and where Earth fits into the big picture. We'll begin with a classroom session on…
Sat, Aug 3rd, 2019
4pm-6pm; 9pm-11:30pm
Instructor: Bob King
½ Day
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Stargazing with a Telescope: How to Buy a Good Telescope for a Decent Price

Learn how telescopes work, the different kinds available and how to choose one to fit your budget. We'll begin with a classroom session on campus, take a dinner break and then—weather permitting—we'll set up two telescopes for close-up looks of the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn along with a nice sampling…
Sat, Oct 12th, 2019
3pm-5pm; 7pm-9pm
Instructor: Bob King
5 Days
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Summer Camp - Adventurous Felting: Make your own slippers

Embark on an adventure into the world of making felt as you learn to prepare wool, try your hand at dyeing beautiful colors, and get a chance to make wearable projects by felting. Explore colors, textures, design and more! You’ll leave with new awesome felted slippers and a couple other…
Mon, Jul 29th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019
9am-12pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
5 Days
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Summer Camp - All-Levels Woodworking: Things That Fly

Bring your imagination to this action packed wood working week as you create flying curiosities. Guided by instructor Paul, you'll gain confidence using hand tools for the woodworking projects you'd like to dream up. We'll explore cutting, joining, drilling and more and learn to use carving knives and related tools.…
Mon, Aug 5th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 9th, 2019
9am-12pm
Instructor: Paul Linden
5 Days
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Summer Camp - Blacksmithing: Hammers, Fire, and Fun

Here is your chance to get into the forge, heat up metal and hammer it into shapes. Projects will abound in this camp. From decorative hooks to hot dog roasters there will be plenty of chance to practice your smithing! Youth camp is a great way to learn new things…
Mon, Aug 5th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 9th, 2019
9am-12pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Aug 5th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 9th, 2019
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
5 Days
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Summer Camp - Craft Sampler Camp

Perfect for curious kids excited to try all kinds of crafts! Each day you’ll get to sample a new craft and complete a project - you may get to try your hand at fiber arts, wood working, cooking… the sky’s the limit! Note: Both sessions of this camp will feature…
Mon, Jul 29th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019
9am - 12pm
Mon, Jul 29th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019
1pm - 4pm
5 Days
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Summer Camp - Fairytale Felting!

Bring your biggest imagination, your excitement for tall tales, and your readiness to be creative together in this camp. You’ll get to build a wooden box and then create a scene from a favorite story to show inside. Learn the fun new skills of needle felting, wet felting, and making…
Mon, Jul 29th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019
1pm-4pm
5 Days
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Summer Camp - Intermediate Woodworking: Things That Float

You've tried a bit of woodworking and are ready to dive into more - sign up for a week of fun in the wood shop with instructor Paul. We'll explore the properties of wood working that make boats float! Design and build your own miniature wooden floaters to try out…
Mon, Aug 5th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 9th, 2019
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Paul Linden
5 Days
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Summer Camp - Make Your Own Book

Add a hand-crafted book to your library! Students will learn a series of papermaking, book arts, and printmaking techniques in the process of creating their own unique book as well as a collaborative book with their fellow campers. For ages 9 - 14. Note: This course is offered by and…
Mon, Aug 5th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 9th, 2019
9am-12pm