Chainsaw Safety – From First Pull to Felling Trees

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  • Chainsaw Safety - Day 1 of 2
    October 13, 2018
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Chainsaw Safety - Day 2 of 2
    October 14, 2018
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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If the title of this course caught your eye, you have already demonstrated the first qualification of this course: you want to know how to safely and effectively operate a chainsaw! This class will be a full-spectrum overview, starting with how to safely start and operate your chainsaw, and going all the way to safely Continue reading

Beginner Bike Maintenance

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  • Beginner Bike Maintenance
    June 19, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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In this class, you’ll learn how to deal with the three most common problem areas on a bike: tires, brakes and chains. You’ll practice making the necessary corrections and adjustments for safe and smooth operation.   Bring your bicycle to class and learn how to get your wheels rolling happily! Registration Includes Instruction, lube, rag Continue reading

Kayaking for Beginners

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School

  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 1 of 3 (Island Lake)
    June 8, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 2 of 3 (Island Lake)
    June 9, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 3 of 3 (Lake Superior)
    June 10, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor

If you’ve always wanted to learn to safely and effectively kayak from a professional kayak instructor, this is your chance! Join highly trained instructor Jen Buseman as she helps you progress from novice to being ready to go out on your own. You will learn about the gear used in sea kayaking, what kind/size of Continue reading

Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners

Beginner Beekeeping with the Duluth Folk School

  • Catching the Buzz (Day 1 of 3)
    April 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 2 of 3)
    April 19, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 3 of 3)
    April 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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*All registrations must be completed by April 9 so we have time to order supplies – don’t delay! In this class, you will learn about what is required (time, effort, cost) to manage honeybees in northern Minnesota. With the instructor there to guide you, you will  assemble your own Langsroth hive from a kit, and Continue reading

Tatted Lace for Beginners

Tatting with the Duluth Folk School

  • Tatting without Tears (Day 1 of 2)
    March 6, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tatting without Tears (Day 2 of 2)
    March 8, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Would you like to learn an heirloom craft? Do you have your grandmother’s/mother’s/aunt’s tatting shuttle and don’t know what to do with it? Have you tried tatting before but couldn’t get the knots to flip? A “yes” answer to any of these questions could mean you are ready to tat! Tatting is actually a simple Continue reading