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Mini courses, family programs, craft demos, workshops, artisan residencies, and more!

North House programs offer a great way for anyone to come down and get a taste of craft. Some programs don't require pre-registration, making them convenient drop-in opportunties if you happen to be around campus!

Looking for programs on a specific date? Check out our Program Calendar!

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Daily Sailing on the Hjordis

Wed, Jun 1, 2022 - Fri, Sep 30, 2022
Experience Grand Marais from the lake - sail with us aboard our 50' traditionally rigged schooner Hjørdis!

Sails are offered multiple times per day, most days during the summer. Click below for more information and booking!

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Instructors in Residence

June 9th-September 18th | Thursday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm each day Free!  Stop by our outdoor…

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North Shore Swing Band

Thu, Dec 8, 2022 – 6 - 8pm Blue Building
Wed, Jan 18, 2023 – 6 - 8pm Red Building
Grand Marais' North Shore Swing Band will perform for your listening and dancing pleasure. …

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Bearing Witness

9/14/2022 at 6pm in the Boat Barn
Join Hjordis captian Erden Eruç for a public presentation of his adventures rowing and biking across the globe - literally around the world. 6pm, September 14th in the Boat Barn in on campus in Grand Marais.

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Sustainable Living Series: Solar 101 Workshop

Tue, Oct 11, 2022 – 6-7:30pm
Join us October 11th from 6-7:30pm in the Green Building for an evening with solar experts from…

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Sustainable Living Series: Solar Home Tour

Sat, Oct 29, 2022 – 1pm - 4:30pm
Curious to go solar? Join us for the CCLEP Trick or Treat Solar Home Tours on October 29th at…

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Family Fun Night- Contra Dance

Sat, Oct 22, 2022 – 6-9pm
Kick up your heels at a friendly community contra dance. There will be live music and a caller to…

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Tour the North House Campus

Typically every Saturday at 2pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building - no registration required.

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Family Concert with the Okee Dokee Brothers

A new addition to this year's Unplugged, a free family concert for all ages. The Okee Dokee…

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Open Craft Night

Thu, Oct 6, 2022 – 5:30pm - 7pm
Thu, Nov 3, 2022 – 5:30 - 7pm
Thu, Dec 1, 2022 – 5:30 - 7pm
Have a project that you’re itching to finish? Bring it to craft night!  All types of…

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Family Fun Night - Games and S’mores

Fri, Oct 21, 2022 – 5-7pm
Cozy up around the campfire, we’ll provide the s’more packets.  Staff or…

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