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Family Weekend

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Overview

Each year over MEA weekend we host classes and activities for kids and families. This weekend is a chance to share the joy of folk school learning with curious young ones. From cooking to fiber arts, woodworking to blacksmithing there is a skill to learn for everyone. Classes require registration ahead of time, but drop-in activities are free and require no pre-registration. We’ll also host a Family Fun Night on Friday October 22nd open to the community. This celebration of fall and family time on the North Shore is a delightful way to spend a weekend, and we hope you’ll join us! Note, to keep our youngest learners safe, all youth and adults enrolled in coursework this weekend will need to wear a cloth face mask during class and indoor gatherings.

Event Details

Drop-in Craft Activities

Friday and Saturday October 22nd and 23rd

Open to all ages, 10am-4pm each day

Stop by our campus to explore free craft activities appropriate for kids of all ages and their adults. We’ll have all the supplies and helpers to guide you along the way.

 

Family Fun Night

Friday October 22nd, 5-7pm

We’ll have fresh apple cider pressing demonstrations, a bonfire with s’mores supplies, games and live music to enjoy! Stop by before or after your dinner (or bring a picnic!) and enjoy an evening of apples, music, and fun on the harbor.

Event is weather permitting- rain date is Saturday October 23rd.

Course Offerings

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Families at the Forge

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021

9am-3pm

Instructor: Cody Myers
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Fun with Plant Fibers for Families

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021
9am-11am
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Scandinavian Stories & Puppets for Kids

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Kids in the Woodshop: Carving with a Knife

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021
1pm-3:30pm
Instructor: Paul Linden
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Kids in the Woodshop: Tools & Building

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021
9am-11:30am
Instructor: Paul Linden
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Families at the Lathe: Intro to Woodturning

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
4pm-6pm
Instructor: Tim Heil
Teaser image for <p>Families at the Lathe: Intro to Woodturning</p>

Families at the Lathe: Intro to Woodturning

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
1pm-3pm
Instructor: Tim Heil
Teaser image for <p>Families at the Lathe: Intro to Woodturning</p>

Families at the Lathe: Intro to Woodturning

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
9am-11am
Instructor: Tim Heil
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Families at the Forge

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
9am-3pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Teaser image for <p>Fun with Plant Fibers for Kids</p>

Fun with Plant Fibers for Kids

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
9am-11am
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Old-Fashioned Minnesota Kids Games

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Paper Marbled Journals for Kids

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
9am-11am
Instructor: Alex Blust
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Families in the Kitchen: Apples!

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
9am-1pm
Instructor: Kirsten Wisniewski
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Wood Glows: Make Your Own Flashlight for Families

Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
1-4 pm
Instructor: Lauren Newby