young children gathered around table for StoryTime

StoryTime in the Library
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:30-11 a.m.
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Stories for the young and young-at-heart. Geared toward
toddlers and preschoolers.

EVENT CALENDAR

Roots to Healing
Roots to Healing
Date: 1/8/2019 - 4/30/2019
Time:

Roots to Healing: A Brief Survey of the Past, Present and Future of Plant-Based Remedies in Minnesota” Arboretum Skyway Gallery & Andersen Horticultural Library. Consider the role of plants and nature in healing across cultures in Minnesota in this educational exhibit.

Unfolding Epoch
Unfolding Epoch
Date: 3/22/2019 - 4/7/2019
Time:

Exhibit interpreting th currecnt state of our relationship to the environment. Held in conjunction with Claytopia, NCECA's 53rd annual conference taking place in Minneapolis at the same time. 

Feltmaking - Exploring Traditional & Contemporary Techniques
Feltmaking - Exploring Traditional & Contemporary Techniques
Date: 4/4/2019 - 4/25/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building Tea Room

Explore the fascinating art of feltmaking! Get ready to explore both traditional and contemporary feltmaking methods in this four-session class. Learn both needle felting and traditional wet felting techniques. Build on your knowledge while exploring seamless 3D projects and the magical process of nuno felting, combining silk and wool. You'll also learn several important surface design techniques used by today's fiber artists. You will leave each week with a completed sampler or small accessory. Small class size ensures plenty of one-on-one attention. 

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Saturday in the Kitchen: Fresh Pasta 101
Date: 4/6/2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Do you relish Italian pasta dishes, but feel intimidated by making fresh pasta from scratch? Bring a friend or family member and become a pasta making pro with Italian cooking experts Joan & David Donatelle! They will cover all the basics you need to start out as an artisan pasta maker

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Introduction to Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation
Date: 4/6/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Drew Horton, University of Minnesota Enology Specialist at the Horticulture Research Center

The millenia-old tradition of grape fermentation produces an astonishing array of complex flavors and diverse wine types! Join Drew Horton, the University of Minnesota’s enology (wine research) specialist to increase your knowledge and appreciation for this ancient beverage.

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FREE PlantMaker Studio
Date: 4/13/2019 - 4/11/2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Saturdays and Sundays, FREE with gate admission, Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m.

The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.


FREE PlantMaker Studio
Date: 4/14/2019 - 4/12/2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Saturdays and Sundays

Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m.

FREE with gate admission

The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.

Plant Selection: Right Plant, Right Place, Right Purpose!
Date: 4/20/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Julie Weisenhorn, Horticulture Educator, University of Minnesota Extension

After a long, cold winter it’s easy to go a bit wild at the garden center, but proper plant selection is critical to sustainable landscapes and the overall success of a design.c

 

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Landscape Arboretum Nightscapes
Date: 4/20/2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Mike Shaw, photographer, author and workshop leader

Level: Intermediate

Master the popular new field of nightscape photography! Learn how to capture and post-process images combining the starry night sky and beautiful foregrounds.

 

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Let’s Get Growing Together!
Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

When April comes, spring is on her way. It’s the perfect time to get ready for a summer of gardening together. Take home everything you plant, plus tips on caring for your new plants indoors till planting time – and for getting a spot ready for them outside!

Limit 10 family teams,

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iPhone Photography
Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Frank Meuschke, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff/Photographer

Level: Beginner (must know your iPhone)

The best camera is the one we have with us, and we always have our phones close-by! Join us for an exploration of iPhone photography

 

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Japanese Weaving - SAORI
Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building - Tea Room

Chiaki O’Brien, SAORI Certified Instructor; former instructor at SAORI head office in Japan

Level
No experience necessary
Supplies
All supplies will be provided to make and bring home a completed weaving
Create a delightful hand-made gift for yourself or a loved one as you enjoy a relaxing weaving experience. SAORI weaving is a gentle, mindful and meditative process which emphasizes improvisation and creative expression.

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Walks With Matt: Early Spring Wildflowers & Bird Migration
Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Ordway Picnic Shelter

Matt Schuth, Naturalist, Author, and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum expert for more than 30 years

Discover the awakening natural world around you through Matt’s wealth of wisdom, trivia, and wit.

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Ancient Japanese Natural Dying Technique: Shibori Indigo Napkins
Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

With the focus on the environment, try a sustainable option in the kitchen such as beautiful reusable cloth napkins. Before printing design on fabric was developed, the ancient Japanese used a resist technique called Shibori to bind certain areas of fabric so the dye wouldn’t penetrate, leaving white designs on the colored fabric.

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Plant Selection: Right Plant, Right Place, Right Purpose!
Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

Julie Weisenhorn, Horticulture Educator, University of Minnesota Extension

After a long, cold winter it’s easy to go a bit wild at the garden center, but proper plant selection is critical to sustainable landscapes and the overall success of a design.

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The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden
Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Oswald Visitor Center - Azalea Classroom

Peter Juhl, stone balancing artist, www.temporarysculpture.com

Level

No experience necessary

Supplies

An assortment of practice rocks will be available to use during class

Get balanced! Dazzle your friends with a new skill that looks like magic and combines elements of meditation, sculpture, and performance art.

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Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum
Date: 4/27/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Tom Bezek, Trained Nature Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

Ages 16 and older

Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites nature to be your healer.

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Pea Pods for Preschoolers “Spring Sun, Spring Showers” Kickoff
Date: 4/30/2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

Melinda Hooker, Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer

Ages 3-5 together with an adult

Explore nature with your preschooler.

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