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Carve wood, make potica: Minnesota's folk schools teach heritage crafts

Jul 08, 2017 07:40AM ● Published by Editor

By  Star Tribune  JULY 4, 2017 — 1:03PM

Theresa Crawford eyed the 8-foot timber, a far more formidable chunk of wood than the slender lengths she usually carves into St. Nicholas figures. Over two days, she’d chiseled out long bevels and deep notches, standing in a growing pile of pine shavings.

The post’s future is functional — to display the address at the family cabin. But in the tradition of folk art, why not make it beautiful?

Why not make it herself?

Crawford recently drove 450 miles from Brookings, S.D., to Grand Marais, Minn., for her first class at the North House Folk School, drawn by the chance to create something both handmade and useful.

The class allowed instructor Jock Holmen of Burnsville to put into practice what a Norwegian master carver once told him: “Don’t die with what you know.”

“He was all about, ‘share, share, share,’ ” said Holmen, who teaches at various folk schools, including North House and the Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa.

    Of course, you can only share if someone’s willing to absorb. But there are more and more thirsty minds, judging by the steadily growing folk school movement in the United States, where there are more than 200 schools of varying description.

    In the past decade, several have opened in Minnesota, joining stalwarts like the North House, in its 20th year, and the Milan Village Arts School, which opened in 1988.

    What exactly is a folk school?

    The concept is rooted in the Danish folkehøjskole, or folk high school, founded by N.F.S. Grundtvig as a balance to the more elite universities. Lifelong learning, he believed, resulted in a strengthened community.

    Greg Wright, North House’s executive director, agrees, citing the school’s mission.

    “We’re enriching lives and building community through the teaching of traditional northern crafts,” he said. “It’s really important that the statement doesn’t start out by saying ‘to teach craft skills,’ but ‘to enrich lives.’ Craft is the vehicle that leads to the gathering.”

    At the Ely Folk School, which opened three years ago, many courses reflect the region’s Finnish and Slovenian heritage, with classes about making potica and pasties, snowshoes and wool slippers. As its website states: “Folk schools are havens for interaction and renewal. Their mission is to inspire, not compel. They encourage learning for life instead of for exams.”

    That said, some schools are tweaking the traditional model and making their venues multipurpose destinations. At Lanesboro’s Eagle Bluff Skills School, which opened in 2013, the emphasis is on helping people lead “a more balanced and sustainable life,” and draws on the area’s strong Amish presence.

    The Duluth Folk School opened last year with what co-founder Bryan French envisions as “a multi-pronged business” that includes skills classes, but also space for artists and makers to rent studios, and eventually a cafe and store.

    “Being just a folk school is not enough for us to be financially successful,” French said. “We’re being a little bit looser. For example, we had an intro to kayaking class last weekend. It’s not a Scandinavian thing, but a thing that people want to do. We have classes on learning to use a chainsaw without cutting off your finger, or learning to play the banjo.

    “But there’s also rug-making or learning to carve a diamond willow trekking stick.”

    Denmark via North Carolina

    The first folk school in the United States was the John C. Campbell Folk School near Brasstown, N.C., about two hours north of Atlanta, founded in 1925 by John and Olive Campbell. She’d discovered the folkehøjskole concept while in Denmark and thought that fewer rural people would move to the cities if they had a saleable skill that also preserved their culture.

    Today, it serves more than 6,000 students annually, attracting “a lot of very smart, young, entrepreneurial people looking, after the economy bombed out in ’08, for other ways they could be their own bosses,” said Keather Gougler, marketing manager.

    While they always will teach Appalachian crafts, the roster is changing with the times. There’s a class in cooking over an open hearth, but also one on sushi.

    Wright credits the maker and do-it-yourself movements with North House becoming a multi-building campus that now draws more than 2,300 students to 400-some classes.

    Like Campbell, North House also reflects its geographical place. “People who live here really do still chop wood and make snowshoes as a part of their lives,” he said.

    In one of the stalwart classes, students learn to build a wood-fired brick bread oven. The quirkiest class may be one in which you build your own casket, which carries the tagline, “bury yourself in your work.”

    According to Wright, many students enroll to step away from technology and build something with their hands.

    “Surfacing when it did, the school did answer some kind of call,” he said. “We say that smartphones play a big role here: People either want to get away from them, or they need them to find North House.”

    Generally speaking, the typical folk school student is older, “someone who has the time, interest and the money, as well as a strong interest in lifelong learning,” Wright said.

    Tim Harrison of Orono came to Grand Marais for the class on building a brick oven. Whether he ends up building his own depends on finding a proper site, “but the fun part is the process — almost more so than having it.”

    This was his second class at North House.

    “The more you experience it, the more you want to experience it,” he said. “It’s kind of like life: You should enjoy the process, because it’s a lot more rewarding than the finish line.”

    Does birchbark matter?

    French emphasizes that folk schools enable people to try a skill on for size, as well as connect with others.

    “I can’t help but wonder at the preponderance of ways we socially isolate ourselves, and not even in a negative way,” he said. “It’s so easy to get wrapped into an e-mail chain, or phones. I use those things like everybody does. But people crave interaction, to physically engage in their world in a way that may be the less than obvious choice.”

    Maybe that’s an introduction to raising backyard chickens, or how to graft apple trees.

    “It’s so gratifying to watch people kind of get electrified during class,” said French, “to see them get out of their normal mode and try something.”

    At North House, a 10-month internship program is helping attract more young people to campus “who get to meet senior instructors and begin to think about what’s possible,” Wright said.

    “It comes around to other questions: Where does the future of craft come from? How do we move that forward another notch? In an era of driverless cars, does birchbark weaving matter?”

    It does, said woodcarver Jack Holmen — he’s also known as the Norwegian Termite (get it?). He said he often emerges from a class stint with renewed optimism.

    “When you get the 30-somethings and younger in here, so many students push my boundaries with new ideas of what’s possible, what they see in the wood,” he said. “It makes it all sorts of fun.”

    They leave with something they’ve made with their hands, but also with his guiding philosophy in their heads: Don’t die with what you know.


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      11/29/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Tatertot Hotdish/Fruit/ Dessert/Milk


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      11/29/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Spaghetti/Salad/Pudding/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      11/29/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Craft and a Craft Market

      11/29/2017
      04:30PM — 06:30PM

      Voyageur Brewing is proud to host weekly craft markets until Christmas with local Cook County art...


    • Beginning Swedish language- 4 sessions

      11/29/2017
      05:30PM — 07:00PM

      Beginning Swedish Language - 4 sessions Instructor: Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux Dates: November 1st,...


    • Name that Tune Bingo

      11/29/2017
      06:30PM — 07:30PM

      Think you know music? Prove it! Join host Casey for Name that Tune bingo on Wednesday, November ...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      11/29/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      11/30/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      11/30/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Annual 20% off Customer Appreciation Sale

      11/30/2017
      09:00AM — 05:00PM

      Come in to Lake Superior Trading Post and save 20% off on all merchandise in stock, this includes...


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      11/30/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      BBQ Chicken/Baled Potato/Coleslaw/Jello/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      11/30/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Alcoholics Anonymous

      11/30/2017
      06:30PM

      Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      11/30/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/01/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/01/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Annual 20% off Customer Appreciation Sale

      12/01/2017
      09:00AM — 05:00PM

      Come in to Lake Superior Trading Post and save 20% off on all merchandise in stock, this includes...


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/01/2017
      12:00PM — 12:55PM

      Polish Sausage/ Sauerkraut/ Potato/Dessert/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/01/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/02/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/02/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Trails Final Check

      12/02/2017
      09:00AM — 02:00PM

      We welcome you to join us at 9 a.m. at the Groomer building on Caribou Trail to do the final trai...


    • Annual 20% off Customer Appreciation Sale

      12/02/2017
      09:00AM — 05:00PM

      Come in to Lake Superior Trading Post and save 20% off on all merchandise in stock, this includes...


    • Northwoods Fiber Guild Annual Holiday Sale will be on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00am-2:00pm. ...


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/02/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      12/02/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/03/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/03/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Holiday Movies in the Brewery

      12/03/2017
      12:30PM — 02:00PM

      Are you craving some beer with your holiday cheer? We will see you at Voyageur Brewing Company on...


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/03/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Alcoholics Anonymous

      12/03/2017
      06:30PM — 07:30PM

      Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/04/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/04/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/04/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Chicken Stew with Dumplings/Brussels Sprouts/Fruit/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/04/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • 1/2 Price Burger Night

      12/04/2017
      04:00PM — 08:00AM

      1/2 Price Burgers at Moguls Grille and Tap Room


    • Co-Dependents Anonymous

      12/04/2017
      05:30PM

      Co-Dependents Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healt...


    • Open Mic Every Monday at 6PM!

      12/04/2017
      06:00PM — 11:55PM

      Grand Marais Music Collaborative presents "Open Mic Night", every Monday at Grandma Ray's! The s...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      12/04/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/05/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/05/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Overeaters Anonymous

      12/05/2017
      11:00AM

      Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and...


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/05/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Tuna Hotdish/Salad/Fruit/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/05/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Kids Eat Free

      12/05/2017
      04:00PM — 09:00PM

      1 free kids meal with any paid adult meal Available after 4pm


    • Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

      12/05/2017
      07:00PM — 09:00PM

      Trivia Night from 7:00-9:00pm every Tuesday down at Grandma Ray's.


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/06/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/06/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Anxiety/Depression Support Group for Women

      12/06/2017
      10:00AM — 11:00AM

      Weekly support group for women. $2.00 suggested donation. No registration required. Please joi...


    • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

      12/06/2017
      11:00AM

      1/2 Price Bottles of Wine


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/06/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Meatloaf/Baked Potato/Beets/Dessert/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/06/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Craft and a Craft Market

      12/06/2017
      04:30PM — 06:30PM

      Voyageur Brewing is proud to host weekly craft markets until Christmas with local Cook County art...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      12/06/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/07/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/07/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/07/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Linda Johnson's Treat!!!


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/07/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Light Up a Life

      12/07/2017
      05:30PM — 06:30PM

      The 9th Annual “Light up a Life” offers community members the opportunity to celebrate the life o...


    • Alcoholics Anonymous

      12/07/2017
      06:30PM

      Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      12/07/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/08/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/08/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Caregiver Coffee - Tofte

      12/08/2017
      10:00AM — 11:30AM

      Caregiver Coffee Join us to get to know other caregivers in a casual setting. Take part in a d...


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/08/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Beef Stew/Salad/Biscuit/Dessert/Milk


    • Legends of the Wilderness

      12/08/2017
      01:30PM — 02:30PM

      Experience the wilderness through reenactment of the 1800s with French Canadian Voyageur Jacques ...


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/08/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/09/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/09/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/09/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • In the spirit of gratitude, pride, and recognition of the community that has valued and fostered ...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      12/09/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/10/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/10/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Holiday Movies in the Brewery

      12/10/2017
      12:30PM — 02:00PM

      Are you craving some beer with your holiday cheer? We will see you at Voyageur Brewing Company on...


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/10/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Alcoholics Anonymous

      12/10/2017
      06:30PM — 07:30PM

      Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/11/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/11/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/11/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Boiled Dinner/Biscuit/Fruit/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/11/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • 1/2 Price Burger Night

      12/11/2017
      04:00PM — 08:00AM

      1/2 Price Burgers at Moguls Grille and Tap Room


    • Co-Dependents Anonymous

      12/11/2017
      05:30PM

      Co-Dependents Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healt...


    • Open Mic Every Monday at 6PM!

      12/11/2017
      06:00PM — 11:55PM

      Grand Marais Music Collaborative presents "Open Mic Night", every Monday at Grandma Ray's! The s...


    • Over 75 talented Cook County singers and musicians in the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra continue t...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      12/11/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/12/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/12/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Overeaters Anonymous

      12/12/2017
      11:00AM

      Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and...


    • Taco Tuesday Fundraiser Luncheon

      12/12/2017
      11:30AM — 01:30PM

      We are raising money for our dear friend & co-worker, Jennifer Rue, who is dealing with long term...


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/12/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Sweet & Sour Pork/Broccoli/Rice/Dessert/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/12/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Kids Eat Free

      12/12/2017
      04:00PM — 09:00PM

      1 free kids meal with any paid adult meal Available after 4pm


    • Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

      12/12/2017
      07:00PM — 09:00PM

      Trivia Night from 7:00-9:00pm every Tuesday down at Grandma Ray's.


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/13/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/13/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Anxiety/Depression Support Group for Women

      12/13/2017
      10:00AM — 11:00AM

      Weekly support group for women. $2.00 suggested donation. No registration required. Please joi...


    • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

      12/13/2017
      11:00AM

      1/2 Price Bottles of Wine


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/13/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Fish/Baked Potato/Corn Pudding/Cake/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/13/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Craft and a Craft Market

      12/13/2017
      04:30PM — 06:30PM

      Voyageur Brewing is proud to host weekly craft markets until Christmas with local Cook County art...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      12/13/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/14/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/14/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/14/2017
      12:00PM — 12:40PM

      Swedish Meatballs/Potato/Green Bean/Dessert/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/14/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


    • Alcoholics Anonymous

      12/14/2017
      06:30PM

      Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and ho...


    • Square Dance Lessons

      12/14/2017
      07:30PM — 09:00PM

      Modern Western Square Dance Schedule for November 30 through January 25. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM...


    • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

      12/15/2017
      12:00AM

      Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


    • YMCA Classes

      12/15/2017
      12:00AM

      Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


    • Caregiver Coffee - Grand Marais

      12/15/2017
      10:00AM — 11:30AM

      Caregiver Coffee Join us to get to know other caregivers in a casual setting. Take part in a d...


    • Caregiver Coffee

      12/15/2017
      10:00AM — 11:30AM

      Caregiver Coffee Join us to get to know other caregivers in a casual setting. Take part in a d...


    • Lunch at the Senior Center

      12/15/2017
      12:00PM — 12:30PM

      Beef, Rice, Cabbage Hotdish/Bread Pudding/Milk


    • 20th anniversary exhibit, Begin | Continue

      12/15/2017
      04:00PM — 06:00PM

      A celebratory 20th anniversary exhibit titled Begin | Continue will feature the work of North Hou...


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