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Programs for Adults

Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Wednesday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Ties that Bind
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright. Online registration for this class has closed.

Saturday, December 9 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Enchanted Holiday
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White. Online registration for this class has closed.

Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Monday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Doubling Up on Your Holiday Treat
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Wednesday, January 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Setting Intention
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, January 6 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Frosted Flora and Fauna
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, January 13 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, January 13 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Monday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: A Bundle of Spring Amidst Winter Blues
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Tuesday, January 16 at 6 p.m.
  
Crafty Creations: Decorative String Art with the Knotty Nail
Create a beautiful piece of string art with plentiful color options. Choose from a state with a heart template (Nebraska or Iowa) or Love Birds on a Wire for a pattern choice. All supplies are provided. Instructed by The Knotty Nail.

Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Santosha- Nurturing Contentment
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Julie Mckeone.

Saturday, January 20 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Wondrous Winter Wonderland
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Hearts Entwined
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Wednesday, February 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Giving and Receiving
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, February 10 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, February 10 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Ahimsa- Nurturing the Heart
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Julie Mckeone.

Saturday, February 24 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: The Power Of Pink
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Monday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Honoring Past Adventurers
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Gratitude Flows!
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Julie Mckeone.

Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: A Peek of Spring
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.
  
Better Photos With Your Phone
If you love the camera in your phone but want even better results, this is the class for you. With tips and tricks, we'll have you shooting like a pro. Instructor: Will Fields

Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Canvas and Chocolates: Painting Workshop with Handy Mandy
Capture the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens on your own canvas, while savoring deliciously themed chocolates. You will receive all of the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented instructor from Handy Mandy to take you step-by-step through the painting process. No artistic or painting experience is required.

Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Deep Release with Yin
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Easter Delight
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White

Monday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Uplifting Fragrance of Spring
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Tuesday, April 3 through Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  
Walking Club
On Tuesday mornings from April to October, join us at 8:30 a.m. for a scenic walk through the garden. With miles of trails, you can reduce stress and strengthen your body while enjoying the friendship of other members.

Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Spring Renewal
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Blooming Topiary
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi: Shift Into Spring

Saturday, April 14 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Monday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Celebrate Wonderful Returns
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Planting Seeds- Giving Attention to Intention
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Julie Mckeone.

Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Hello Hydrangeas
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Sasha White.

Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Roots & Wings
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m.
  
Make a Wooden Door Hanger with Handy Mandy
Make your own wooden door hanger to spruce up your porch or to give as a gift. You will receive all of the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented instructor from Handy Mandy to take you step-by-step through the painting process. No artistic or painting experience is required.

Saturday, May 5 at 3:30 p.m.
  
Better Photos With Your Phone
If you love the camera in your phone but want even better results, this is the class for you. With tips and tricks, we'll have you shooting like a pro. Instructor: Will Fields

Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi: Golden Light Shines

Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Prana Flows- A Breath-Centered Practice
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Julie Mckeone.

Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Bright, Bold and Beautiful
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Wednesday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Salute the Sun
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Suzanne Wright.

Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 1
Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your digital SLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. This two-hour class is for beginner and intermediate amateur photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Saturday, June 9 at 1 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 2
The instructor will provide clear instruction, guidance, and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style within photography. Designed for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Instructed by Will Fields.

Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening/Nighttime Photography Workshop
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera.

Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Yoga for the Gardener
There is no better way to unwind at the end of a long day than through yoga practice and guided relaxation. Beautiful indoor and outdoor garden settings inspire participants to connect with nature and themselves. Ideal for beginners and beyond. Instructed by Julie Mckeone.

Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi: Create Balance

Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Glamorous Green Glories
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.

Monday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Red, Blue and You
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Instructed by Kevin Smith.
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