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

Foraging for Sustenance
Foraging for Sustenance
Date: 9/8/2017 - 2/26/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Artist Karen Gustafson pairs embroidered botanical drawings with related ancient herbals and domestic recipe books to commemorate and provide a contemporary perspective on DeMateria Medica, an ancient pharmacological text by Dioscorides.

Artist's Talk and Reception, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Snyder Aud.

Meet artist Karen Gustafson at this complimentary public reception.  Open to all visitors.

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Arboretum Instructor Show
Arboretum Instructor Show
Date: 11/10/2017 - 1/4/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

The Arboretum is proud to showcase the talents of the artists who are instructors for our many classes. A wide variety of media will be on display, including painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber art and photography.

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Auxiliary Holiday Show
Auxiliary Holiday Show
Date: 12/1/2017 - 12/2/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Kick off the holiday season with gorgeous gifts handmade by Auxiliary volunteers. You'll find unique gift items including textiles, ornaments and pressed flower specialties.

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Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa
Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center Carlson Dining Room

Bring the kids to have professional photos taken with Santa. Many size and format options available starting at $5.00.

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Weekend Brunch
Weekend Brunch
Date: 12/2/2017 - 2/3/2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Cafe

Start out your day at the Arb with a delicious hot breakfast.

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"Souping" is the New Juicing
"Souping" is the New Juicing
Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

Join fellow foodies to explore new concepts, watch demonstrations, and taste a variety of delicious soups. Then work together in small groups to prepare recipes in a fun, relaxed setting.

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The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden
The Power of Balance: Stone Sculptures for your Garden
Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

It looks like magic and combines elements of meditation, sculpture and performance art. Use shape, weight and friction to create impossible-looking balances with ordinary stones. Gain insights on photographing your creations and learn about design and composition.

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3D Sculpting Adventure on your Computer: Art for the 21st Century
3D Sculpting Adventure on your Computer: Art for the 21st Century
Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Center

Use your computer and the free introductory digital 3D sculpting program Sculptris to explore a new form of artistic expression. Create your own 3D sculpture and then output your creation to a 3D printing company. Your model will be returned for the second class on Feb. 3 when you will paint it with acrylics.

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Making Finnish Glass Ice Lanterns
Making Finnish Glass Ice Lanterns
Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Learning Center

Learn techniques and tips for making elegant mini-towers of artificial ice. Lanterns can be displayed indoors or out, and they are a perfect wintertime activity for the whole family. 

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Let
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Date: 12/2/2017 - 12/3/2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Stop by the Master Gardener desk in the Visitor Center to pose gardening questions to our volunteers, get information on sustainable practices and find out what areas are at their peak of bloom and beauty.

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PlantMaker Studio: Winter Wonderland
PlantMaker Studio: Winter Wonderland
Date: 12/2/2017 - 12/3/2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Discover which plants will provide food and shelter for wildlife, and create a nourishing natural seed ornament to feed the birds outside your window.

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Nature at Our Doorstep Book Signing
Nature at Our Doorstep Book Signing
Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Gift & Garden Store

Arboretum naturalist Matt Schuth will be on hand in the Gift & Garden store alcove to sign copies of his new book, "Nature at Our Doorstep". Don't miss this opportunity to get a signed copy and chat with the author.

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Holiday Music: Festive Flute Loops
Holiday Music: Festive Flute Loops
Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Visitor Center Balcony

You'll enjoy selections from the vast repertoire of this flute quartet, who have diverse backgrounds in classical, spiritual and jazz music.

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Minnesota Weatherguide Calendar Signings
Minnesota Weatherguide Calendar Signings
Date: 12/2/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Gift & Garden Store Alcove

Meet WCCO Radio's Jim Gilbert and purchase a signed copy of the 2018 Minnesota Weatherguide Wall Calendar, a perennial favorite!

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