Now you have a rare opportunity to learn to create Kurbit painting yourself. Carol Bender, who was born in Red Wing and has relatives of Swedish descendent in the Lake Pepin area, will be conducting an introductory class in how to do Kurbit folk art as a part of the Midsommar Festival on Friday, June 21, from 7 -9 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Carol’s relatives were early organizers of two churches. Oscar Fryklund, her great-uncle, had a storefront in Stockholm and was a local photographer well-known for his hand-tinted pictures of the bluffs of Lake Pepin, particularly those of the famous Maiden Rock. Carol is excited to present this class in Stockholm.
The cost for Carol’s class is $95 which includes canvas, brush, and paints. To register for her class, call Ingebretsen’s at 612-729-9333. Plan to bring your lunch or have lunch on your own. The class will be held at Samla Rum, N2089 Spring Street in Stockholm. After class enjoy Stockholm’s Midsommar celebration.
This Friday, May 24, we invite you to enjoy local folk music by songwriter and flat picker Sue West at the first free outdoor concert of the season at SideSpot, Evening Song: Music and Village Stroll. Winner of Rural Roots Music Commission 2009 Folk Music CD of the Year Award, Sue has a large repertoire of solo folk music. She accompanies herself on guitar and other stringed instruments.
When you are in town this weekend, stop by Ingebretsen’s.
We’d love to see you again,
Diane and staff
Next Saturday, May 25, learn how to make your own wood-fired brick oven. If you love pizza from a wood-fired brick oven, attend this class so that you can make it at home. David S. Cargo, who will be conducting the class, notes, “The relatively low cost of the oven designs provided in my class allows people to try baking in a wood-fired oven without the long time and higher expense of traditional mortared ovens. People in my classes are amazed at how easy it is and how good the results are.” With your own brick oven, you could have wood-fired brick oven pizza parties this summer!
Running Dog Ranch is hosting David’s class. Go here to find out more.
In June and July more interesting classes are available at Running Dog Ranch including:
June 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. An Introduction to Natural Horsemanship by Fran Latane; $40
June 21, 4-6 p.m. Fruit Wine Making and Tasting by Corrine Young, $25
July 6-7, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dan Weimer Watercolor Two-Day Workshop by Dan Weimer, $120 (Materials included)
July 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Travel Journal - Nature Writing-An American Tradition, by Deb McClaron, $60 (Materials included).
Make reservations soon for the classes you want by contacting me.
We’d love to see you,
Take Mom on a scenic drive to bunch amid a framework of green embracing the river and the road. Enjoy all you can eat of our delicious Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 12, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., including scrambled eggs with cheese and breakfast sausage, fried potatoes with peppers, French toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, chicken breast, roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, and, of course, Mrs. G’s homemade breads for $10.75.
We’ll have a complimentary MaMosa for Mom, too.
After brunch take Mom on a stroll through the shops to see what’s new for spring.
Contact us as soon as possible to make your reservations. Seating is limited. Either e-mail us at email@example.com@yahoo.com or call us at (715) 442-2023.
We’d love to see you again,
Wayne and Di Gellar
Our open house kicks off our classes and activities for the 2013 season. We offer the classes in a log cabin, which is located near Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthplace. As an artist and licensed art teacher, this spot inspired my soul, and I thought that it might do the same for my students. I have a passion to help students identify and pursue what brings them joy. That’s why we renovated an historic Swedish farmstead into our learning center.
Stop by this weekend and share the magic of our beautiful place atop the bluff. Find out more about our creative, engaging activities. Be prepared for the greeting of our friendly animals as you enter the ranch. See them here first.
We’d love to see you,
PS Here are directions. From the Great River Road, turn onto Spring Street. Follow it to County Road J, which is the right fork at the Y, and continue to East Pine Creek Road, about five miles. Turn left onto East Pine Creek Road and go about two miles where you will find Running Dog Ranch on the left. Follow the signs into Running Dog Ranch.
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