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September through December
  
Program and Events Guide
Download the latest Program and Events Guide to get the dirt on the upcoming educational classes, workshops, and programs at Lauritzen Gardens.

Wednesday, September 23 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, September 26 at 8 a.m.
  
Embody Love, Emanate Light: Qigong for the Heart
Qigong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) is a practice of coordinated movements and breathing done in repetition for clearing, cultivating, and balancing energy within the body while also building strength and stability. It is a gentle form of exercise that can be though of as a moving meditation. This method of coordinating breath with body movements helps to bring awareness within, reduce stress, anxiety and tension, and also promotes restful sleep. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, September 26 at 10 a.m.
  
Home Food Preservation 101
Learn the basics of home food preservation so you can eat safely and well year-round by filling your pantry and freezer with the bounty of your garden.

Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  
Night Skies:
-SOLD OUT- Join the Omaha Astronomical Society for a series of outdoor viewing parties. Participants can observe faint deep-sky objects, planets, and the moon in the darkness of the garden. In this session, participants will take the tram out to the middle of the garden to view gas giants, as well as Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky. Participants should bring a flashlight and a mask. $5 for members, $15 for non-members.

Sunday, September 27 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Indigo Intensive
Ashton Page will introduce participants to the illustrious and alluring Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria), a dye with an interesting history and intense color. Each participant will create their own personal starter vat of Indigo in the fermentation method. This is an amazing hands-on opportunity for creatives who desire to make their own vats, but want a bit of guidance. Each participant will leave with their own starter to make another Indigo vat later. Bring your own natural fabrics to dye in the communal vat. Designed for beginners and experienced dyers alike. Pre-registration is required by September 20.

Monday, September 28 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Autumn Splendor
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. Roses may be a In this session, create an autumn-inspired arrangement. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by September 21.

Tuesday, September 29 at 9 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Members get early garden access to enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden, to gain the physical benefits of exercise and the mental benefits of engaging with nature. Timed tickets are not required. Participants will need to check-in with and show their membership card to the representative from the education department. Sponsored by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, September 30 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, September 30 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 skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by September 27.

Tuesday, October 6 at 9 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Members get early garden access to enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden, to gain the physical benefits of exercise and the mental benefits of engaging with nature. Timed tickets are not required. Participants will need to check-in with and show their membership card to the representative from the education department. Sponsored by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: Agave You a New Reason to Try Tequila
Taste agave spirits in a range of ways and learn to detect some of the more common traits of tequila from earthy, citrusy, or floral to vanilla, caramel, and even coffee!

Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, October 10 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macrame Plant Hangers
Macramé is back and is better than ever! Join Andrea Elarton for a two-hour workshop to learn how to make basic knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece.

Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m.
  
Fall Gel Press
Join Oracle Art Supply for an art class utilizing a new printmaking method- gel press. Use fallen leaves, petals, and buds from the garden to create one-of-a-kind prints. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by October 4.

Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Woad Apron
This class is designed for anyone who loves a soft blue and is in need of a new apron! Woad (Isatis tinctoria) is the cousin of Indigo, and this dye bonds particularly well with cellulose fibers. With instruction from Ashton Page, participants will create a communal Woad vat and dye their own beautiful hemp apron. Great for beginners!

Tuesday, October 13 at 9 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Members get early garden access to enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden, to gain the physical benefits of exercise and the mental benefits of engaging with nature. Timed tickets are not required. Participants will need to check-in with and show their membership card to the representative from the education department. Sponsored by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, October 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, October 14 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 skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 11.

Friday, October 16 at
  
Arboretum Fall Color Twilight Tour
Explore our "garden of trees" and celebrate autumn on a guided walking tour led by Steve Rodie, Professor of Biology at UNO.

Saturday, October 17 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
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. The instructor, Will Fields, will provide clear instruction, guidance and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

Saturday, October 17 at noon
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Merry Christmas Basket
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Cherokee Wheels basket.

Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
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. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

Saturday, October 17 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography | Level 3: Speaking in More Than One Tense
With the proliferation of modern zoom lenses, we've gotten into the habit of just zooming to fill the frame with our subject. But different focal lengths create very different effects. This class is about becoming aware of your focal length and using it to the advantage of the image you want to create. Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m.
  
Night Skies: Constellations
Join the Omaha Astronomical Society for a series of outdoor viewing parties. Participants can observe faint deep-sky objects, planets, and the moon in the darkness of the garden. In this session, participants will take the tram out to the middle of the garden to view fall constellations in the night sky. Participants should bring a flashlight and a mask. $5 for members, $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, October 20 at 9 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Members get early garden access to enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden, to gain the physical benefits of exercise and the mental benefits of engaging with nature. Timed tickets are not required. Participants will need to check-in with and show their membership card to the representative from the education department. Sponsored by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, October 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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Friday, October 23 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: Botanical Spirits
Try an assortment of seasonal “BOOS” and choose your favorite for a Halloween-themed cocktail.

Saturday, October 24 at noon
  
Watercolor Painting
Capture the beauty of the garden while learning about the basics of watercolor painting. Create your own masterpiece with instructor Samantha Gueldon guiding you each step of the way. Great for beginners! A supply list will be provided in advance of the class.

Tuesday, October 27 at 9 a.m.
  
Members Only Walking Club
Members get early garden access to enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden, to gain the physical benefits of exercise and the mental benefits of engaging with nature. Timed tickets are not required. Participants will need to check-in with and show their membership card to the representative from the education department. Sponsored by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, October 28 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, November 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Friday, November 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending:Whiskey A-Go-Go
Discover different flavor profiles and find one that suits your palate! Learn more about the botanical ingredients in whiskey and bourbons, and which “recipes” offer more basic profiles like sweet, malty, creamy, or peppery.

Wednesday, November 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, November 14 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | 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. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 11.

Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
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. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 11.

Saturday, November 14 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography | Level 3: Mindfulness
With the proliferation of modern zoom lenses, we've gotten into the habit of just zooming to fill the frame with our subject. But different focal lengths create very different effects. This class is about becoming aware of your focal length and using it to the advantage of the image you want to create. Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

Wednesday, November 18 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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, November 18 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 skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 15.

Saturday, November 21 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a festive and bold centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by November 14.

Wednesday, November 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, December 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a handmade wreath to decorate your home for the holidays or give as a gift. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by November 28.

Saturday, December 5 at noon
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Large Storage Basket
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Cherokee Wheels basket. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by November 28.

Saturday, December 5 at noon
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a handmade wreath to decorate your home for the holidays or give as a gift. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by November 28.

Wednesday, December 9 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
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. The instructor, Will Fields, will provide clear instruction, guidance and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Saturday, December 12 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
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. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Saturday, December 12 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography | Level 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). Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Wednesday, December 16 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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, December 16 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 skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 15

Saturday, December 19 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Centerpiece
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a festive and bold centerpiece for your holiday table. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by December 12.

Monday, December 21 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Woodland Christmas
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this session, create a festive winter centerpiece for your holiday table. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Karen Vice of Fancy Plants Flowers and Design. Pre-registration required by December 14.

Wednesday, December 30 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.
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