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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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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Japanese Weaving: SAORI
Japanese Weaving: SAORI
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Snyder Building Tea Room

SAORI means "weaving with individual dignity." The simple foot-powered loom is perfect for beginners who are freed from traditional rules employed in weaving. The end result is a one-of-a-kind scarf, table runner or wall hanging.

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Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MacMillan Auditorium

Come start the day with a special guest of honor. Professional photos with Santa also available.

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Williamsburg Pineapple Centerpieces
Williamsburg Pineapple Centerpieces
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Center

Learn more about the history of pineapples which have been a symbol of hospitality for centuries. Use fresh evergreens, boxwood, ivy, crabapplse, small cones, ribbon and a fresh pineapple to craete a cheerful centerpiece.

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Silver Snowflakes: Creating Silver Jewelry Sustainably
Silver Snowflakes: Creating Silver Jewelry Sustainably
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Create a stunning pure silver snowflake from Art Clay Silver. Set in gemstones to add extra sparkle. This amazingly flexible medium can be used like clay, but once fired becomes 99.9% pure silver. It's an eco-friendly product made entirely from reclaimed silver.

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Let
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Date: 12/9/2017 - 12/10/2017
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: 12/9/2017 - 12/10/2017
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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Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 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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Book Signings with Dr. Mary Meyers
Book Signings with Dr. Mary Meyers
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Gift and Garden Store

Dr. Meyers will be on hand to discuss her new book Ten Plants that Changed Minnesota, and the plants both beneficial and invasive that have changed the plant landscape in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Holiday Music: Minnetonka Youth Choir
Holiday Music: Minnetonka Youth Choir
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Visitor Center Balcony

The Minnetonka Youth Choir is made up of children from grades 2-12. It focuses on community involvement and partnerships with other choral and instrumental ensembles.

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Silver Necklace with Glass Cabochon: Creating Silver Jewelry Sustainably
Silver Necklace with Glass Cabochon: Creating Silver Jewelry Sustainably
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Use stamps and textures to create a base from Art Clay Silver, then embellish with vibrant dichroic glass.  Art Clay Silver is an amazingly flexible medium that can be used like clay, but once fired becomes 99.9% pure silver.  It's an eco-friendly product made entirely from reclaimed silver.

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Holiday Music: Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra - Messiah Sing Alon
Holiday Music: Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra - Messiah Sing Alon
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

The Music Association of Minnetonka will perform for the Arboretum.  All singers welcome! Join the fun and spread the holiday cheer!

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Live Music: The Holiday Singers
Live Music: The Holiday Singers
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center Balcony

A special performance of holiday favorites during the evening hours of the Holiday Lights Displays.

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