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February Class Update

Greetings from up North,      Outdoor temperatures have been record setting and we’ve had to reschedule some of the outdoor classes previously planned during the Ely Winterfestival. An updated class list for February and a few March classes are listed below. Make sure to read the registration deadline in order to receive your materials […]

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February Newsletter

Greetings, The Fest will look different this time, as have most events through this past year. I am eager to see the amazing artistry that will come from snow sculptors this weekend, although there will be fewer than in past years. Many people are getting out on sleds and dogs are running all over our lakes […]

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New Year 2021

Greetings to all of you as we bring 2020 to a close, perhaps with a sigh of relief and hope that 2021 will be less chaotic. All of us here at the Ely Folk School, our staff, board, and volunteers, are grateful for the support from students,  donors, grantor organizations, and Covid relief funds that […]

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Give to the Max 2020

Your Ely Folk School is resilient!   With a little help from our friends like you during these challenging times, we’ll remain so!  Thanks for your Give to the Max gift.  Click here to give.   We’ve pivoted to zoom classes (very popular!) and safe socially-distanced small-group onsite classes, including our new ceramics program. Plus safe […]

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Fall Classes

  Greetings, everybody, We are enjoying a long, lovely, very colorful fall here in Ely (as you can see by our photography instructor Ken Hupila’s gorgeous shot above) and I hope that your days are as colorful and enjoyable. More classes will be added as we go along, so watch for those on our Facebook page or website. […]

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September Class List

Greetings! Fall is definitely here in the Northland with nighttime temps in the 30s and 40s and beautiful, crisp, sunny days. This weekend when normally the Harvest Moon Festival would be happening, the Ely Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Harvest Days and inviting everyone to come out from behind their screens, enjoy the weather, and […]

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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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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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