Ely Winter Festival Calendar of Events

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Ely Folk School

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209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
218-235-0138 http://www.elyfolkschool.org

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February 2018

Ely Folk School Open House

February 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - February 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2018

Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Free

Come by and visit the new Ely Folk School during the Winter Festival.  Open weekdays 1 - 5 pm and weekends 11 am - 4 pm.  Located at the "top of the hill" on Sheridan Street at 209 E Sheridan St. We have some cool T-shirts and other merchandise.  Maybe you'd like to teach a class or take a class?  We'd love to visit with you!

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Folk School Class: Walnut Potica

February 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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with Mary Louise Icenhour Friday, February 2, 2018  1:00 PM- 5:00 PM Tuition: $40, Materials: $8 Learn how to make the reknowned pastry associated with Ely’s Slovenian heritage. You’ll make the dough, learn how to roll it just right, then create and add the walnut filling, and bake to take home your own delicious potica. Enjoy learning from Mary Louise Icenhour in our brand new teaching kitchen from her mother’s recipe (Rose Mavetz).  Bring your own rolling pin, Mary will provide all the ingredients. …

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Concert: Twins of Franklin

February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Twins of Franklin

Musical group entertains at the Ely Folk School.  Details to come!

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Ely Folk School Class: Intro to Digital Photography

February 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ken Hupila

This class is intended for beginner to intermediate photographers, and it’s just in time for you to get great shots at Ely’s Winter Festival. Topics covered include Equipment selection: camera, lens, tripod, shutter releases, flash, and more Camera and lens use: menu, knobs, buttons, care of camera, manuals Theory: shutter/aperture/ISO relationships and how to use them to the best advantage for your settings Composition techniques and special situation camera settings to create good photographs. The course will begin in the classroom, and then will head outside to try out techniques presented.…

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Ely Folk School class: Wool Needle Felting

February 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Needle wool felting

with Val Wagner February 4, 2018 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Tuition: $20 Materials: $10 Needle Felting is a fascinating craft that allows you to create picture or three-dimensional objects using a needle and wool roving. THe special needle with sharp barbs agitates the wool to felt it and integrate it with the background piece of wool. We will be making a simple Nordic snowflake. You can use felting to embellish clothing, pillows, wall hangings and create all kinds of interesting three-…

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Folk School Class: Learn to Make Coconut Potica

February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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potica

with Mary Louise Icenhour Sunday February 4, 2018 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM  Tuition: $40 Materials:$5 This is a coconut (no walnuts or honey) version of walnut potica using the same sweet leavened dough, but filled with a rich coconut - sour cream filling.  You will learn how to prepare the dough for rolling, fill with the coconut mixture, and bake the potica.  This is a very tasty potica toasted and buttered before serving.  Each student will take home their own loaf…

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Ely Folk School class: Intro to Wood Carving

February 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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wood carving

with Evan Faltesek February 5, 2018 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM Tuition: $50 Materials: $10 Michelangelo once said: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” You’ll learn how to look inside in this wood carving class. Come with a basic shape and we will rough it out of a piece of soft basswood. We will than carve and sand till you have your finished piece. You’ll learn the qualities…

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Ely Folk School class: Lidded Birch Bark Basket (2 day class)

February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Birch bark basket with lid

with John Zasada & Jack Sneavy Two-Day Class: February 9,2018, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM February 10, 2018, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Tuition: $140 Materials: $40 (payment plan available) This birch bark basket is a relatively simple square or horizontal weave basket.  The weaving is done in the traditional Scandinavian and Russian style.  The material used to make the basket is split inner bark of the birch tree.  The birch bark is harvested from timber sale areas in Itasca county.  The basket will be…

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Folk School Class: Learn to Make Pasties (Meat Pies)

February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Perhaps no traditional food is more closely associated with the Iron Range than pasties (pronounced “past tees”). You’ll take home a freshly made pasty to bake and the skills to make more on your own!  Brought here by Cornish miners, these hearty and healthy lunch pies are created from chopped fresh veggies (carrots, potatoes, onions, rutabagas), and meat (beef and pork) sealed and baked in delectable pastry shells.  Ely’s mining families appreciated how well they transported and held their heat in a lunch bucket – you’ll enjoy their great taste!  In…

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