October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School October Courses
North House Folk School October 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.

October Courses

Sep 29-Oct 3 :: Autumn Nature Photography
4-5 :: Forging Tools for the Kitchen
1-3 :: Beginner’s Botanical Medicine
1-3 :: Chainsaw Safetty, Maintenance and Tree Felling
1-3 :: Celestial Navigation: Dancing with the Stars
1-3 :: Forging Traditional Scandinavian Composite Knife Blades

5-11 :: Basket Week

Winter Birch Bark Folded Baskets … Basket Making Sampler … Small Ash Market Basket … Crafting the Traditional Stake and Strand Willow Basket … Black Ash Hex Weave Basket … Handmade Whisk Brooms … Two Berry Birch Bark Basket … Pine Needle Basketry
7-10 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond
14-17  :: Decorative Ironwork Intensive
14-17 :: Birch Bark Boxes
15-17 :: Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug
15-17 :: What’s This Rock? Unraveling the Geologic Story of the North Shore
16-17 :: The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching, Drumming

22-24 :: Family Weekend

Found Object Art … Kids in the Woodshop [carving / tools & building] … Families at the Forge … Scandinavian Stories & Puppets … Fun with Plant Fibers… Intro to Woodturning …Make Your Own Flashlight … In the Kitchen: Apples … Old-Fashioned MN Kids Games

28- 31 :: Cedar Bentwood Boxes
28-31 :: Traditional Swedish Table-Made Hair Jewelry
29-31 :: Making Hide and Canvas Mukluks
29-31 Rosemaling; Valdres Style

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photography at the Rock: Roxanne Distad
Photography at the Rock: Roxanne Distad

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Our featured photographer for the month of October is Roxanne Distad. “Photography at the Rock,” a rotating monthly photography show in the lobby of the visitor center at Split Rock Lighthouse, showcases landscape and wildlife photographers of the area.

October 9th, 10am-3pm : Meet Roxanne and talk with her about her work
October 1-31 : Her photographs will be on display at the visitor center.

Photographer biography: Roxanne Distad
Distad’s journey into photography blossomed when she received a Kodak Brownie camera for her 12th birthday. She spent many summer nights during her high school years road tripping and discovering the western half of the United States.

Her passion for photography has spanned many years and many cameras, from film to digital. She wants her images to transport you into the very moment she captured them, so you may also experience the magic, beauty, and mystery that embraces Lake Superior and the North Shore.

October 15, 2021 - November 7, 2021
12:00 am

Impressions: Paintings From Everyday Life
Impressions: Paintings From Everyday Life

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Take in the paintings of Michele Combs, Marva Harms, Matt Kania and Christine Tierney at the his exhibit.

Opening Reception … Friday, October 15 5-7pm

Gallery Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4
closed Tuesday & Wednesday

October 31, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lutsen Fall Community Celebration
Lutsen Fall Community Celebration

Grand View Park | Lutsen MN

Join the Lutsen Fall Community Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 1-3 p.m. at Grand View Park. Halloween costumes welcome. There will be hot beverages, food, games for kids. All are welcome.

October 31, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Edgar Allen Poe AfterLife Radio Show
The Edgar Allen Poe AfterLife Radio Show

Grand Marais Playhouse | Marais MN

A tap at a chamber door, and the beat of a hideous heart evoke the very best and creepiest of Edgar Allan Poe. So when Poe sets out to keep his stories alive from beyond the grave, an otherworldly radio studio proves just the thing. Wandering spirits gather to play the roles in Poe’s most classic works, from The Cask of the Amontillado to The Fall of the House of Usher. But the grim master of the macabre is a little new to radio. What’s all this about commercials? And why is a skeptical cemetery cat sticking around for all these stories?

October 31, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Karaoke Halloween
Karaoke Halloween

Grand Portage Lodge & Casino | Grand Portage MN

Halloween costume contest and karaoke.

Wear a costume and join our karaoke fun. Singers in costume will receive a voucher for a 2-for-1 drink (max 2 vouchers per participant). Free Admission. 21+

At 10pm, Emcee will conduct a costume parade. Top 4 costumes win prizes. 

• 1st Prize: $125 in Free Play 

• 2nd Prize: 1 Night Stay in Lakeside Room 

• 3rd Prize: Dinner for 2 (up to $35) 

• 4th Prize: One 16” Pizza with 3 toppings. 

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