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: 5/20/2017
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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Children
Children's Garden: Garden Chefs for 10-13 Year Olds
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Learning Center

Cook up some fun this summer as we create the perfect kitchen garden. Tend your own garden plots, discover and explore, and transform your well-earned harvest into delicious, healthy snacks in the kitchen.

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Saturday in the Kitchen: Living in Tune with Nature through Ayurveda
Saturday in the Kitchen: Living in Tune with Nature through Ayurveda
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Learning Center

Ayurveda is an ancient Hindu system of medicine meant to help people stay vibrant, healthy, and in balance. Taste a variety of dishes based on Ayurvedic principles, and then work together to create recipes.

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Summer Macro-Photography Workshop: Up Close and Personal
Summer Macro-Photography Workshop: Up Close and Personal
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn the essentials of macro-photography plus many nature photography up-close tips. Then take a photographic journey across the Arboretum to apply your skills to the inspiring subject matter found during the lush summer season.

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Create Your Own Resin Jewelry
Create Your Own Resin Jewelry
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Learn to use versatile UV resin to create individual wearable pieces with a quick cure time. You'll create unique, nature-inspired charms that can be turned into colorful earrings, bracelets, or pendants.

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Let
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Date: 5/20/2017 - 5/21/2017
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: 5/20/2017 - 5/21/2017
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: 5/20/2017
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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Growing Mushrooms Outdoors via Log Inoculation
Growing Mushrooms Outdoors via Log Inoculation
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Bee & Pollination Center

Learn the biology and historical background of cultivating mushrooms on wood, then inoculate your own hardwood logs by drilling holes and introducing mushroom mycelium. Ongoing maintenance, troubleshooting, and harvest will be discussed as well.

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Gathering Threads: Creating a Kumihimo Bracelet
Gathering Threads: Creating a Kumihimo Bracelet
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

This historic Japanese braiding technique was once used by samurai on their armor. Learn to incorporate beads into the traditional 8-warp round braid to create bracelets and necklaces in a wide variety of patterns and designs.

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Children
Children's Garden: Mighty Mites for 5-7 Year Olds
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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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