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Event series blends crafts and history at the Sault Museum

Also, there's a Downtown Street Party this weekend!
2021-04-15 Sault Ste. Marie Museum DMH
Sault Ste. Marie Museum file photo

To encourage the community to come together and learn more about the history of our city, the Sault Ste. Marie Museum has begun hosting craft circles every Saturday on the second floor of the museum from 2 to 4 p.m. 

“Hopefully it will be a year-round thing, but right now we have it scheduled until December,” said Nicole Curry, collections management assistant at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. 

The craft circles, which started running on Aug. 14, are a place where people can chat and craft together while learning about the museum. The craft circles are free to join, and all levels of crafters are welcome. 

“It’s more of a community building event. We’re hoping to reach out and allow the community to become more involved. We want people to see the museum in a different light. Crafting was always very important historically, so we’re hoping to bring back those historic crafts,” Curry said. “We just recently had our paint night, and we also ran workshops for children’s art, so we’re trying to reach out in new and different ways.”

“We want to help people get started with crafting. So if you’re wanting to learn how to crochet, knit, sew or embroider, we’re here to help you get started. We’re not professional instructors or anything like that, but we’re here to offer assistance,” she said. 

Some supplies will be available, including yarn, fabric, and crochet hooks, but participants are encouraged to bring in their own supplies.

Standard COVID-19 precautions will be in place, such as screening, social distancing, and required masks. 

“Everyone is welcome to join our craft circles to chat about anything, ask questions about the museum, and to just have fun,” Curry said. 

Evening Market at the Waterfront

Thursday, Sept. 2

Timber Village Museum is hosting an evening market at the Blind River Marine Park this Thursday starting at 4 p.m. There will be a number of vendors participating, including:

  • Forrest Glen Candle Co.
  • Ashley’s Gourmet Truffles
  • Northern Hand Kits
  • Sea Divine
  • Crystal’s Crafts
  • Q Photo and Design
  • The Gallery
  • Chateau Elma
  • Gloria Jean Hansen
  • Gypsy Soul Bath Products
  • NSHN 50/50
  • Silkweave

 

Staples for Education BBQ

Friday, Sept. 3

On Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore is hosting a barbecue fundraiser to help support local youth. Stop by Staples and enjoy hamburgers and jumbo hot dogs. All proceeds will go towards the 2021 School Supply Program for Education. The Staples for Education BBQ will follow public health guidelines. There will be social distancing, volunteers wearing masks, hand sanitizer and a hand washing station.

Downtown Street Party

Saturday, Sept. 4

The Downtown Association will host a Downtown Street Party from noon to 5 p.m. Queen Street East will be closed to traffic from Pim to Bruce Street. The event includes live entertainment, games, food, vendors, sidewalk sales, kids activities and more. Admission is free.

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