4-6 p.m., beginning Sunday, Oct. 19
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 19 and continuing through the winter, Sunday Suppers will be offered in the Arboretum Restaurant. No reservations required. The menu features classic comfort foods and traditional favorites typically served at family get-togethers, and will be served family style at long tables. Cost is $17.99 per person, with children 8 years and under free. Arboretum admission is included in the cost of Sunday Supper.
10 a.m.-Noon, Saturday Oct. 25
Acclaimed Swiss artist René Küng will talk about his work, life as an artist, and views about nature during “Conversation with the Artist." Music in nature is a vital theme in Küng’s work, as underscored in “Stone Harp (Euridice and Orpheus)” and “Stone Arch," two pieces joining his other works at the Harrison Sculpture Garden this autumn. Along with French artist Antoine Poncet’s “Fugue Procession,” this installation completes the world-class Harrison Sculpture Garden of 26 works, generously donated by philanthropists Alfred Harrison and Ingrid Lenz Harrison of Wayzata. This is a rare opportunity to hear insights and stories about his work set within the glorious autumn season at the Arboretum. Coffee and light refreshments are included in this special event.
Ghouls and Goblins Weekend
Activities abound at this family-friendly, fun-filled pre-Halloween weekend. Come enjoy treats, pumpkin-carving, bonfires, music and more!
Special Event: Trail of Tricks & Treats. Saturday, Oct. 25
An afternoon of special fun and entertaiment!
4-6 p.m. face-painting, trick or treating, pumpkin carving demos, performance by the Teddy Bear Band (5 p.m.)
6-8 p.m. lighting of pumpkins, bonfire and S'mores.
$5 member and all kids ages 3-12/$17 non-member ages 13+ (includes gate admission).
Witch Hazel Hustle 5K, Sunday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.
Run or walk on certified 5K course. Costumes welcome. Run starts at 9 a.m.; walk starts at 9:05 a.m. and strollers welcome. $20/$25 thru Oct. 20; $30 Oct. 21-25; $35 on race day. Registrants receive souvenir shirt. All proceeds benefit Arboretum. Regtister online at . http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/witchhazelhustle.aspx Sponsored by Minnesota Corn Growers Assoc.
Ar-BOO-Retum, Oct. 31
Gather your little ghosts and witches and visit the Arboretum. Trick or treat for apples in the Gift Store; free cookies for kids in the Restaurant; special storytimes at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Free admission for everyone in costume!
Double Discount Days in the Gift Store starts Friday, Nov. 28 - Sunday, Dec. 7
Excelsior Winter Farmers Market, Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., VIsitor Center