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April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School April Courses
North House Folk School April Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning.

April Courses

1 :: Needle Felted Easter Eggs online
3 :: Needle Felted Critters online
3 :: Stovetop Flatbreads online
21 – May 5 [3 Wed] :: Kumihimo [Japanese Braiding] online
27 – May 4 [3 Tue] :: All About Morel Mushrooms online
29 – May 2 :: Warp and Weft: Intro to Floor Loom Weaving
30 – May 1 :: Cooking with the Seasons online
30 – May 2 :: Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl
30 – May 2 :: Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod

April 6, 2021 - April 27, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony April courses
Grand Marais Art Colony April courses

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

At the Grand Marais Art Colony, we exist to support the enduring human need for creative expression and inspiration. Artists and creative seekers of all levels come from across the country to learn from renowned instructors, create art, and engage together in artistic inquiry.

April Courses

6 – 27 :: Virtual Drawing Class: Composition in Action
7 – 10 :: Painting in Pastel
17, 24 & May 8:: Virtual Glaze testing

April 8, 2021 - April 25, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Voices of Spring Opening
Voices of Spring Opening

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

“Voices of Spring” A Group Art Exhibition by local artists: Kathy Fox Weinberg, Lee Ross, Marti Mullen, Maggie Anderson, and Maxene Linehan. Join the JHP Art Gallery for a great mixture of artwork created by local women in the community!

Gallery Hours:
Thursdays 1 – 4 pm;
Fridays & Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm
Sundays 10 am – 2 pm.

April 12, 2021 - April 30, 2021
12:00 am

Ice Out on Inland Lakes
Ice Out on Inland Lakes

Ice out -when lake ice disintegrates enough for most of the lake to be ice-free – is late up north. Lake edges give way first with a few inches, then a foot of open water. The ice goes soft and gets granular. Right before it breaks up it can get very dark. We all keep our fingers crossed the lakes will be open for walleye Fishing Opener.

April 14, 2021 - May 12, 2021
All Day

Grouse Drum
Grouse Drum

In the spring male ruffed grouse “drum” to attract females. The drum sounds like someone repeatedly trying to pull start an outboard motor. The effect is caused by the grouse beating its wings against the air. While the sound is distinctive, it can be hard to pinpoint the bird which blends in with pre-spring forest.

April 22, 2021
All Day

Lyrids Meteor Shower
Lyrids Meteor Shower

The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds.

The nearly full moon will be a problem this year. Its glare will block out all but the brightest meteors. But if you are patient you may still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight.

Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

April 22, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date Night at the Winery
Date Night at the Winery

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

We are open late on Thursdays, so grab your date and come down to the Winery for music from 5-7 p.m., music by Gordon Thorne.
Gordon Thorne picked up a guitar 30 years ago and hasn’t put it down since. He spent years mining early American blues and jazz, blending them with his own style, and serves up what he calls, “the modern sounds of yesterday – today”. Known as the meanest fingerpicker in Northern Minnesota, it is where he spends his time working, raising kids, and playing a little guitar.