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July Newsletter

View this email in your browserJuly NewsletterThank You!Thank you for supporting our recent fundraising campaign, your contributions make a difference.This week we celebrated our volunteers with a homemade pizza party. As Betty Firth says, “From data entry to scrubbing floors, hosting classes, taking recycling, greeting the public and organizing dances and community potlucks, and serving […]

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June Newsletter

View this email in your browserSummer is officially here in the Northwoods!While looking out my window from my perch in the Ely Folk School, it often seems that every third car is carrying a canoe. ‘Tis the season for new adventures. This only makes me more excited for the Birchbark Canoe Project to commence next week. By the end […]

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We are asking for a slice of your philanthropy pie!

‘Tis the season of fresh fruit pies, and the Ely Folk School is poised for a fresh start. We are hopeful, we are excited, and we are prepared for a safe and busy summer.  We have received a pledge for a $10,000 matching donation from an anonymous donor! Please help us secure these funds by […]

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Spring Class Update

Hello Friends,It was a joy to have gathered in community earlier this month at our spring bonfire event. As you plan your summer activities, keep the Ely Folk School in mind. There are many classes on the calendar, available for registration and we look forward to opening our doors a few hours a week this summer. We are excited […]

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2021 BBCP Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Birch Bark Canoe Project! You can use this form to register for working on the canoe and/or to donate to the project. We encourage folks to come and observe as often as you like, free of charge. Thank you! BBCP Registration form for BBCP 2021. Name* First Last […]

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April Class Update

Inside, you will find information on:– Our new ceramics studio– A Spring Bonfire at Semer’s Beach– Upcoming on-site {and virtual} classes — including an introduction to our blacksmithing program– Statement on Covid19 and on-site learning A dream many people had when the Ely Folk School began in 2015 started to come true when a kiln was offered […]

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Onsite Classes & COVID-19

Everyone here at the Ely Folk School looks forward to welcoming you back into our classrooms! Coming together through learning and conversation encourages our individual creativity, dispels isolation, and provides connection to others with similar interests in our community.  Participants will be asked to wear masks and keep appropriate social distance and are also encouraged to have vaccinations […]

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Welcome Back EFS Classroom

Everyone here at the Ely Folk School looks forward to welcoming you back into our classrooms! Coming together through learning and conversation encourages our individual creativity, dispels isolation, and provides connection to others with similar interests in our community.  Participants will be asked to wear masks and keep appropriate social distance and are also encouraged to have vaccinations […]

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April Newsletter

View this email in your browserLight on the HorizonGreetings Friends,       This spring has felt a little like deja vu from where Ely was at this time last year. Despite the current setbacks in community health, resiliency is what has always kept this town alive. As the darkness of winter fades and light returns, I am optimistic […]

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March Newsletter

March NewsletterView this email in your browserWe want to hear from youGreetings everyone,      Our unusually warm weather has us all thinking of Spring, and here in the Folk School office we’re busy contacting instructors and scheduling a mix of online and on-site classes for the upcoming seasons. This is a great time to let […]

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