Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who helped with our Open House and Coop dedication on Saturday, May 30: Sharon Auberle, Francha Barnard, Bill and Renee Bauernfeind, Brian Bergee, Vinni Chomeau, Peter Dahl, Al DeGenova, Amber Doyle, Anne Emerson, Dolly Emerson, Sue Enroth, Jude Genereaux, Bill Guenzel, Marggie Hatala, Ann Heyse, Tom and Cindy Kraack, Estella Lauter, John Nelson, Pat Palmer, Nancy Rafal, Drew Richmond, Carol Sills, Marie Skrobot, Tim and Sue Stone, Pete Thelen. The day was a success thanks to all your hard work!
We are pleased to offer several free and low-cost programs for aspiring young writers and for families this summer! The amazing Katie McKy returns for a creativity camp showing young writers how to be a Fun Sponge; there’s a week full of Sports and Writing; two sessions on creating Exploding Photo Story Boxes; and great programs for the whole family like Chasing Our Tales and a series of Family Day programs at Heritage Village to encourage sharing stories across generations.
Led by St. Norbert’s sports editor, Peter Dahl, Sports and Writing is a one-week morning class designed to stretch both muscles and minds. Participants will engage in a variety of sports activities, read short pieces about writing and sports, and will create their own work. Monday – Friday, June 15 – 19, 10 am – 1 pm, Northern Door YMCA. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Tuition for the week is $75.00.
Katie McKy returns to Door County! Many area school students worked with the amazing Katie McKy when the Door County Reading council brought her here in 2014. She returns to lead two two-day creativity programs: one in Newport State Park and one at Crossroads at Big Creek. Writers are human sponges — come be a fun sponge! Monday & Tuesday, July 13 & 14, 9 am – 1 pm, Newport State Park; Wednesday & Thursday, July 15 & 16, Crossroads. Each two-day session is the same; you may register for one or for both. Registration is $40.00. Snacks provided; participants should bring their own lunch. The workshop will be mobile with activities both indoors and outside.
Make an amazing Exploding Photo Story Memory Box with Dawn VandeVoort! We offer two sessions of this three-hour fun program: Thursday, July 9, 9 am – noon in Sturgeon Bay and Thursday, July 23, 1 – 4 pm in Ephraim. Cost for each workshop is $10.00.
There is also a variety of free Family Activity Day to get all generations writing together! We are proud to partner with the Door County Historical Society on a series of free Sunday afternoon writing activities to be held at Heritage Village at Crossroads. And we partner once again with the Door County Humane Society on “Chasing Our Tales” — creating stories about the dogs and cats who call the shelter home.