Here in Minnesota, kids get a long weekend in October known to most as “MEA.” Use that school break for a folk school break and come on up for Family Weekend at North House. We will offer a dozen or more classes, some for kids only, others for adults and kids to take together. From cooking to fiber arts, woodworking to blacksmithing there is a skill to learn for everyone. The weekend includes both formal classes that require registration ahead of time as well as drop-in activities that are free and require no pre-registration.
Family Weekend classes open for registration August 3 (August 2 for Members). Scroll down to the Course Offerings section to find all of our courses during Family Weekend and click on each course title to learn more and register. All evening activites are free with no registration required.
Family Fun Night - Games, S’mores and Apple Pressing Demonstration
Friday, October 20, 5-7pm
Cozy up around the campfire, we’ll provide the s’mores fixins. Staff or instructors will lead drop-in outdoor games. Watch a cider pressing demonstration with free samples while supplies last. Stop by before or after your dinner (or bring a picnic!) and enjoy an evening of games, s’mores, cider and fun on the harbor.
Family Fun Night - Contra Dance
Saturday, October 21, 6-9pm
Kick up your heels at a friendly community contra dance. There will be live music and a caller to teach you, no experience needed. Easier more family friendly dances will be featured at the start of the night. Come on your own or bring the whole family.
Drop-in Family Activities
There's a lot to do in Grand Marais on MEA weekend! If you can't squeeze a class in, stop by for a quick visit to the Blue Building and make and take craft activities. Be prepared for some "Mooseing" around.
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