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

Water
Water's Edge
Date: 4/9/2017 - 5/31/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center Cafe Gallery

Journey through the Water's Edge with 15 artists from Spectrum ArtWorks. Explore flora and fauna through a variety of mediums as each artist guides you into this liminal space.

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Fish Out of Water
Fish Out of Water
Date: 4/9/2017 - 5/31/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center Cafe Gallery

Featuring the clay fish sculpture creations of Bradley Benn.

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MNWS Show: Dancing with Color and Light
MNWS Show: Dancing with Color and Light
Date: 4/13/2017 - 6/18/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Reedy Gallery

Juried spring show features members of the Minnesota Watercolor Society.

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Gardens of Kaleidoscopes: Turning Colors
Gardens of Kaleidoscopes: Turning Colors
Date: 4/15/2017 - 9/25/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Grounds

Door County artist Robert Anderson designed ingenious metal frames to hold kaleidoscopes focused on container gardens scattered throughout the terraces and inside the Visitor Center. The intricate prisms create dramatic, ever-changing flourishes of color and shapes.

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Auxiliary Quilt Raffle
Auxiliary Quilt Raffle
Date: 5/13/2017 - 9/23/2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Each year, the Arboretum's Auxiliary crafts a show-stopping quilt that is displayed in the Great Hall. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets at $2 each for a chance to own one of these stunning creations.

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Saturday Breakfast
Saturday Breakfast
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arboretum Cafe

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

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Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale
Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale
Date: 5/13/2017 - 5/14/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Margot Picnic Shelter

One of the most popular plant sales in the Twin Cities, featuring hard-to-find varieties and U of M introductions.

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Walks with Matt: Late Spring Wildflowers, Warblers and Waterfowl
Walks with Matt: Late Spring Wildflowers, Warblers and Waterfowl
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Ordway Parking Lot

Immerse yourself in the second wave of spring wildflowers! Catch the sights and sounds of early warblers, thrushes and other spring birds and learn about their nesting and mating habits.

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Children
Children's Garden: Mighty Mites for 5-7 Year Olds
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

Throughout the summer we will dig, plant, weed, water, harvest, investigate, taste-test, explore, participate in scientific discovery, learn the value of teamwork, and marvel at what we create! 

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Bee Squad Apiary Class: Spring Divide Clinic
Bee Squad Apiary Class: Spring Divide Clinic
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Center

The U of M Bee Squad will teach you to properly divide a hive to increase your population and honey production.  You'll review honey bee biology and how it relates to spring management needs, then visit the Apiary to evaluate and divide a spring colony.

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Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access
Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Photography mighty raptors in a controlled, safe and natural setting, and receive tips and techniques to help you capture stunning images of these magnificent creatures. Learn to control the camera for wow-worthy images from distances of 5-20 feet away as well as longer distances in the field.

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Let
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Date: 5/13/2017 - 5/14/2017
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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Plant Maker
Plant Maker's Studio: Tomato Time
Date: 5/13/2017 - 5/14/2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Discover new containers and planting ideas to grow tomatoes at home.  Get ideas for supporing heavy plants.  Put together a worm casting compost tea bag to feed your tomatoes and encourage a bumper crop.

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Free Guided Walking Tours
Free Guided Walking Tours
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Visitor Center

Informative 60-minute tours will visit different gardens at their glorious peak bloom to help you pick up gardening ideas and reconnect with nature's serene beauty.

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Children
Children's Garden: Seed Sowers for 7-10 Year Olds
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

This summer's crop of Seed Sowers will tend our living garden laboratory, investigate plant science, and make garden-fresh snacks. A hands-on adventure in the garden, from seed sprouting, photosynthesis, and pollination, to mixing, measuring and baking in the kitchen.

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The Edible Garden Year
The Edible Garden Year
Date: 5/13/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Learning Center

Includes May 13, June 24 and Aug. 19. Join fellow gardeners to learn and grow through a season together! Your instructor will guide you from planning your garden to meals on the table. Each session will focus on the next step in the journey.

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