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Wednesday, January 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Wednesday, January 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
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. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera at different times of the year and in differing light and color.

Saturday, January 16 at 9 a.m.
  
Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, January 16 at noon
  
Spoon Carving - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Develop the confidence to carve traditional wooden spoons from freshly harvested timber using a variety of axes and knives. Learn the specific tools, safe carving techniques, and the fundamentals of working with green wood. Whether you are an experienced woodworker or just starting on your woodworking journey, there is a place in this workshop for you.

Saturday, January 16 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper-level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks, and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, January 16 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3
Speaking In More Than One Tense: Learn how to use focal length to create different effects.

Sunday, January 17 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Compost Dyes
Learn about the fascinating world of natural fabric dyes and quilting in this series of workshops.

Wednesday, January 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time.

Friday, January 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: Tropical Cocktails
This series of botanical bartending classes explores the ingredients and history of a variety of classic cocktails and spirits.

Saturday, January 23 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Saturday, January 23 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Market with Leather Handles
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Wednesday, January 27 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Saturday, January 30 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hangers
Learn how to make basic macramé knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger, and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece.

Sunday, January 31 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Nootropics
Re-energize, re-vitalize, and support your wellness plan and better your health using herbal medicine.

Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
  
DIY Greeting Card Workshop: Valentine's Day
These DIY Greeting Card workshops provide hands-on experience with cutting, designing, and building a set of high-quality greeting cards. Learn easy-to-follow paper-crafting techniques and tools to produce your own works of art.

Saturday, February 6 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Monday, February 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Modern Love
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements.

Wednesday, February 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Wednesday, February 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: Valentine's Day
This series of botanical bartending classes explores the ingredients and history of a variety of classic cocktails and spirits.

Saturday, February 13 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, February 13 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper-level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks, and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography 3: Mindfulness
Learn awareness of composition and the use of positive/negative space and the lines within the frame.

Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time.

Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
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. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera at different times of the year and in differing light and color.

Saturday, February 20 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Eco-Print Upcycle
Learn about the fascinating world of natural fabric dyes and quilting in this series of workshops.

Wednesday, February 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Saturday, February 27 at noon
  
Spoon Carving
Develop the confidence to carve traditional wooden spoons from freshly harvested timber using a variety of axes and knives. Learn the specific tools, safe carving techniques, and the fundamentals of working with green wood. Whether you are an experienced woodworker or just starting on your woodworking journey, there is a place in this workshop for you.

Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m.
  
Medicinal Fungi
Re-energize, re-vitalize, and support your wellness plan and better your health using herbal medicine.

Wednesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, March 6 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Monday, March 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Succulent Dishgardening
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements.

Wednesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Wednesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
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. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera at different times of the year and in differing light and color.

Saturday, March 13 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, March 13 at noon
  
Spoon Carving
Develop the confidence to carve traditional wooden spoons from freshly harvested timber using a variety of axes and knives. Learn the specific tools, safe carving techniques, and the fundamentals of working with green wood. Whether you are an experienced woodworker or just starting on your woodworking journey, there is a place in this workshop for you.

Saturday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper-level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks, and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, March 13 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography 3: Point of View
More than 85% of all photos taken are created from a standing up, eye-level height. As we change our point of view, we change our perspective and the elements within the frame. This class is about exploring new points of view (POV).

Saturday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hangers
Learn how to make basic macramé knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger, and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece.

Wednesday, March 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time.

Friday, March 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: World Cup of Wine
This series of botanical bartending classes explores the ingredients and history of a variety of classic cocktails and spirits.

Saturday, March 20 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Saturday, March 20 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Little Cutie
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Plant Dye Embellishment
Learn about the fascinating world of natural fabric dyes and quilting in this series of workshops.

Wednesday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Seasonal Shift Support
Re-energize, re-vitalize, and support your wellness plan and better your health using herbal medicine.

Saturday, April 3 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Saturday, April 3 at noon
  
DIY Greeting Card Workshop: General Greeting Card
These DIY Greeting Card workshops provide hands-on experience with cutting, designing, and building a set of high-quality greeting cards. Learn easy-to-follow paper-crafting techniques and tools to produce your own works of art.

Wednesday, April 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, April 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: World Cup of Wine
This series of botanical bartending classes explores the ingredients and history of a variety of classic cocktails and spirits.

Saturday, April 10 at 9 a.m.
  
Bird Hike with the Audubon Society
Join the Audubon Society of Omaha on a bird hike through the Arboretums and Oberman Bird Sanctuary to explore the diversity of bird life in the garden.

Saturday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hangers
Learn how to make basic macramé knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger, and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece.

Monday, April 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Trending, The Flower Crown
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements.

Wednesday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Wednesday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
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. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera at different times of the year and in differing light and color.

Saturday, April 17 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Saturday, April 17 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper-level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks, and techniques that professional photographers use.

Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography 3
Speaking In More Than One Tense: Learn how to use focal length to create different effects.

Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Dye Stitch Along
Learn about the fascinating world of natural fabric dyes and quilting in this series of workshops.

Wednesday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time.

Friday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Spring Ephemerals Twilight Tour
Join a trained docent as early spring emerges in the form of ephemerals, bulbs, hellebores, and peonies. Includes a tram ride.

Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m.
  
Bird Hike with the Audubon Society
Join the Audubon Society of Omaha on a bird hike through the Arboretums and Oberman Bird Sanctuary to explore the diversity of bird life in the garden.

Saturday, April 24 at noon
  
Spring Watercolor Painting
Capture the beauty of the spring garden while learning about the basics of watercolor painting.

Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m.
  
Ceremonial Use of Plants
Re-energize, re-vitalize, and support your wellness plan and better your health using herbal medicine.

Wednesday, April 28 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Saturday, May 1 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Saturday, May 1 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Patriotic Tote
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Saturday, May 1 at noon
  
DIY Greeting Card Workshop: Mother's Day
These DIY Greeting Card workshops provide hands-on experience with cutting, designing, and building a set of high-quality greeting cards. Learn easy-to-follow paper-crafting techniques and tools to produce your own works of art.

Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Friday, May 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: Mother's Day Wine Tasting
This series of botanical bartending classes explores the ingredients and history of a variety of classic cocktails and spirits.

Saturday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m.
  
Warbler Walk
In celebration of Nebraska Migratory Bird Month in May, director of conservation Jim Locklear will lead a walking tour highlighting the natural history of these captivating travelers.

Saturday, May 8 at noon
  
Mother Daughter Sun Printing
Cyanotypes are a photographic blueprint that can be used to create a beautiful botanical piece of art for your home. Join us for this workshop on what Cyanotype is and create your own cyanotype piece.

Saturday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hangers
Learn how to make basic macramé knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger, and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece.

Monday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: The Basics
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements.

Wednesday, May 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, May 15 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Saturday, May 15 at noon
  
Spring Watercolor Painting
Capture the beauty of the spring garden while learning about the basics of watercolor painting.

Saturday, May 15 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography 3: Mindfulness
Learn awareness of composition and the use of positive/negative space and the lines within the frame.

Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera.

Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
This workshop is for upper-level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks, and techniques that professional photographers use.

Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Encircled by these beautiful botanical gardens, Lindsay VanZee invites you to come as you are right now. She asks you to call on your inner child, inviting a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga.

Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
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. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera at different times of the year and in differing light and color.

Friday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Spring Flowering Walk Twilight Tour
Experience one of the most beautiful garden areas during the spring months as a trained docent leads you on a stroll of the spring flowering walk among the magnificent flowering crab apples, peonies and spring flowering bulbs. Cost includes tram ride.

Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m.
  
Botanical Chakra Balance
Re-energize, re-vitalize, and support your wellness plan and better your health using herbal medicine.

Wednesday, May 26 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time.

Wednesday, May 26 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: World Cup of Wine Finals
This series of botanical bartending classes explores the ingredients and history of a variety of classic cocktails and spirits.

Saturday, May 29 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong and TaiChi Practice
Focus the breath and improve circulation with slow-flowing moves, emphasis on the breath with Qigong forms.

Saturday, June 19 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Country Clothespin
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Saturday, August 21 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Autumn Blessings
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Saturday, September 25 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Falling Leaves
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Saturday, November 20 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Tote Basket
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.
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