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July Class List

Greetings, everyone! I hope you are finding some cool comfort doing our hot summer weather as well as finding outlets for your creativity interests. You can jump right in online with Joey and Tim to spark your own spontaneous poetry and music. Come share your memories (or just be an appreciative listener) during the online story-telling evening. Tune […]

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Spring Fundraiser

Help us unlock our new grant! Your donation doubled! We must raise $9000 Donate Today! “My daughter loved the pine needle basketry and sewing for dolls classes she took in Ely. She made a lemon pie with Lacey’s online class and keeps talking about it!” Erin, Maine “Thanks for the awesome class! My son had tons of fun!” Anna, Ely […]

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June Class List

Greetings! We are beginning to take small steps in reintroducing on-site classes at the Folk School and will observe social distancing and all necessary precautions to provide a safe learning environment. Our live online classes have been very well-attended and appreciated, and we will continue to provide classes that work well in this format. We […]

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Introducing our first Online Classes

Announcing Ely Folk School’s First Online Class! Can’t you just smell those delicious biscuits?? Join us for our first live online class as Lacey Squire teaches you how to make delicious biscuits with sausage gravy.  We’ll use the ZOOM platform so you can watch and ask questions during the class. We can see you as […]

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A Special Message to our Ely Folk School community, near and far

Following the Governor’s recommendations, we have been closed to the public. Betty Firth, our Program Coordinator, has been working from home primarily, writing grants to fund new programs and support existing ones. We’ll keep in touch with you regarding plans to reopen. We are developing ideas for how to stay connected in a meaningful way. […]

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May Class List

Announcing Our First Paid Online Class! (with a free trial) ONLINE: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic with Les Conrad This class has three sessions with a free introductory session so you can see if it’s a good fit for you. Note the different time for the free intro. FREE Introductory Session Register HERE separately for the free introductory […]

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Birch Bark Canoe Project Extended to Fall

The Birch Bark Canoe Project has been extended into September and October and will meet on Sundays from 1-5 pm for eight weeks. We will meet in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). The next session, Week One of the Fall Schedule, will be on Sunday, September 8th from 1-5 pm. We […]

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Canoe Flotilla to Lac La Croix Pow Wow

Ely Folk School Canoe Flotilla Attends Ojibwe Pow Wow The Ely Folk School’s efforts to build bridges with our local native communities gained traction last weekend with our second canoe flotilla across the Boundary Waters to Ontario’s Lac La Croix Village.  Nine EFS enthusiasts in four canoes enjoyed the three-day trip to share in the […]

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BBCP August 12

This summer’s final week 14 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, August 12, 2019, from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). A potluck is planned for 6 pm to celebrate the closing of another cherished season of community canoe building. The evening will include work […]

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BBCP July 22

Greetings! Week 11 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, July 22, 2019, from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). This week we steam-bend and peg cedar gunwale caps, carve planks, lash gunwales, and prepare to rib and pitch. Please bring comfortable leather gloves. Thank you […]

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