Setting up the Smithsonian Key Ingredients exhibit at NSI.
Check out this time-lapse video of the crew setting up the Smithsonian Key Ingredients in our Great Room here at NSI. We had help from Christina Barber and Megan Zlatos from the Alaska Humanities Forum who graciously helped guide us through the set up procedure. We thank both of them for deciding to spend one of the nicest afternoons of the summer indoors with us while we put the exhibit together.
Recent Champions, in need of TLC
These “fixer-uppers” have both successfully navigated the Christiansen Lake course the past two years. In fact, the boat formerly known as “Dragonfly” set the course speed record. Drop by NSI and make an offer. Or better yet, come by and build your own. “Float Your Boat” workshops Monday from 1-4; repeated 7-9.
Date: Saturday, June 7 and Saturday, June 28
CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Alaska Folk School at Northern Susitna Institute
Class Fee: $60
Click here to register.
Thanks to Denali Brewing Company, you can taste the results of the Alaska Folk School Home Brew Class now on tap at the Talkeetna Roadhouse. This brew has hints of coco nibs, vanilla, cinnamon and was created by Aaron Jefson, Jason Easter, Shawn Standley, Chuck Schumann, and brewmeister Sassan Mossanen. All proceeds support NSI programs. Thanks!
Thanks to generous support from the Mat Su Health Foundation (MSHF), Northern Susitna Institute (NSI) is pleased to announce the opening of a new staff position beginning May 1. The MSHF Target Wellness grant will support NSI’s need to hire a program coordinator to work with program directors and staff to coordinate and oversee the day-to-day activities of our summer programs. It will also help NSI underwrite program costs and make them more accessible to people who otherwise might not be able to participate. Click here to learn more about this 5 month position.
A huge thanks to Peg Vos, Ruthie Strong and all the students that participated in last weekend’s quilting class. Sounds like a good time was had by all (as you can see by the big smile on AJ’s face!). For those of you who missed it, there’s another chance to sew at the end of the month when Merle Carlson teaches Sew a Yupik Kuspuk. As always, early sign up is encouraged.
Click the image to download a printable ( collectible!) poster in PDF at 11 by 17 inches.
Sample a wide variety of craft beers provided by more than a dozen different Alaska breweries and help raise funds for Northern Susitna Institute in the process.
When: Saturday, September 22nd from 2pm-6pm
Where: Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
Cost: $35 for fifteen 4 oz. samples.
Tickets available online only at http://www.denaliartscouncil.org/events.htm. Limited tickets are available, so early purchase is encouraged.
Age: Must be 21 or older with proof of I.D.
For true beer lovers, Alaska Folk School is featuring a beer making class on September 20 and 21. Click here to learn more about the Alaska Folk School class.
It’s not always possible for people to know their schedule weeks or months ahead of a course date. But if you want to help make things happen here at the Alaska Folk School, it’s best to sign up for courses early. That’s why we encourage it with our early registration discount. Not only does it insure you a space in the class, it also helps us decide if we have enough participation to hold the course.
There are lots of great courses being offered this month. Sandy Sturdy and her niece Kaitlin are teaching a “Polymer Clay Tile” class this Friday & Saturday. Mac Dolecki & Marvin Kuentzel are teaching “Intro to Batteries for Off-Grid & Backup Systems” on July 12th. There’s also “Vibrant Color with Silk Painting”, “Improv Basics”, “Pinhole Photography”, “Basic Oil Painting I & II“, “Paddle Making”, “Shibori Intensive – Arashi Experiments”, “Boreal Forest Zipline Tour” and “Intro to Textile Surface Design”. And that’s just in July!
If you’d like to attend one of them, please sign up asap! Find a friend to join you. We do our best to get information out about AFS and its course offerings, but word of mouth is still the best way. Be sure to get yourself a course catalog if you haven’t gotten one yet and help us spread the word about what we’re trying to do here in Talkeetna.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that a class has a space for you at the “last minute”. So, sign up early when you can, but don’t hesitate to check on availability any time.
Enjoy these summer days. Learn something new, grow your experiences, share your passions.
Mosaic made with polymer clay tiles
The NSI/AFS Catalogs have finally arrived. We are distributing them to various locations in Talkeetna and the lower valley. Feel free to stop by and grab one (or more). Or you can request that we mail you one by clicking the link on the right sidebar. Lots of fun things happening….