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Monday, October 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Bee-Smart: Carder Bees
Tony Sandoval of Bee Smart Education will teach you all about bees. Each class covers basic identification, specific habitat information, and fun "trivia" about particular bees. Pre-registration is required by October 8.

Tuesday, October 16 at 8:30 a.m.
  
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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, October 17 at 1:30 p.m.
  
Growing Great Roses
Don Swanson, President of the Omaha Rose Society and Gabrielle Domenge-Geiger, Vice President of the Omaha Rose Society will speak about propagating roses from cuttings and hips. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested.

Wednesday, October 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi
Just a few of the many benefits of tai chi include improved balance, decreased pain, better sleep and lower blood pressure. The movements are slow and conducted in a continuous, circular and flowing motion while either standing or seated. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, October 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, October 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga: Grounding Fall
Julie Mckeone teaches in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, which changes with the seasons. Each practice will begin with breath practice, followed by a seasonal asana (posture) flow, and a guided relaxation. This is a gentle practice with variations for all levels. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Friday, October 19 at 5 p.m.
  
Fall in the Arboretum Twilight Tour
Come into our "garden of trees" and celebrate autumn with us and these magnificent specimens set up in eight different plant communities. This is a great opportunity to celebrate all that nature provides. This tour is timed for the lovely hours before sunset and could be your prelude to a wonderfully romantic date or an evening out with friends. A tram ride to the garden is included. $10, free for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, October 20 at noon
  
Art with Amanda: Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own brightly colored turkey door hanger to spruce up your porch or to give as a gift. No artistic or painting experience is required to participate in this unique and memorable event. Pre-registration is required by October 13.

Saturday, October 20 at 1 p.m.
  
Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Immerse yourself in nature on this 3 hour session with Julie McKeone. Cost for this introductory session $20, $15 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Sappanwood
Ashton Page will introduce participants to Brazilwood (Paubrasilia echinata), a hardwood tree long used for its red dyes. In this workshop we will be working with Sappanwood, Brazilwood's less endangered cousin, to make a whole spectrum of reds to use on your very own wall hanging. You'll see in real time how pH affects the natural world through color changes. Pre-registration required by October 14.

Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m.
  
Introduction to Essential Oils | Session 5 of 8: Pine/Jatamansi (aka Spikenard)
Essential oils have been used by many diverse cultures throughout history for a variety of purposes, including as aromatic fragrances and as important tools in natural healing. In these sessions, we will explore the properties, historical use, everyday home use, and practical applications of essential oils. Sessions will be both informative and hands-on and are instructed by Lauren A. Domenge.

Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Dazzling Discoveries
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Pre-registration is required by October 15.

Tuesday, October 23 at 8:30 a.m.
  
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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m.
  
La Tea Da Specialtea Teas: Wellness Tea Make and Take
Gloria Kemerly grew up drinking tea in the Southern United States, learned the art and symbolism of tea while living in Morocco, and studied the history and heritage of English tea service as a nod to her roots in England. In this workshop, Gloria, lifelong tea lover, maker of organic loose leaf teas, and owner of La Tea Da Specialtea Teas, will conduct a "make and take" for your own wellness tea. Pre-registration is required by October 16.

Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi
Just a few of the many benefits of tai chi include improved balance, decreased pain, better sleep and lower blood pressure. The movements are slow and conducted in a continuous, circular and flowing motion while either standing or seated. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Bewitching Beauties
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops with John Fox Design. Pre-registration is required by October 20.

Monday, October 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Painting with Poetry: The Life of a Tree
October 29, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Richard Longwith has had a life-long love of art and poetry. In this workshop he will take participants on a journey to discover their own unique talents using acrylic paints to produce art based on the poetry he brings to the class. In this workshop, participants will see trees with fresh eyes as Richard teaches the lessons necessary to capture their unique essence. Pre-registration is required by October 22.

Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga: Grounding Fall
Julie Mckeone teaches in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, which changes with the seasons. Each practice will begin with breath practice, followed by a seasonal asana (posture) flow, and a guided relaxation. This is a gentle practice with variations for all levels. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Tuesday, October 30 at 8:30 a.m.
  
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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Thursday, November 1 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Gratitude Flow
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, November 3 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. Pre-registration is required by October 31.

Saturday, November 3 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with Woven Keepsakes: Holiday Card 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 a holiday card basket. Jeannie says "You won't know whether to gift this lovely basket or keep it for yourself!" All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by October 27.

Saturday, November 3 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. Pre-registration is required by October 31.

Saturday, November 3 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 3
Instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos. Field exercises are followed up with constructive feedback. Designed for advanced amateur photographers. Pre-registration is required by October 31.

Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m.
  
Introduction to Essential Oils | Session 6 of 8: Lavender/Clary Sage
Essential oils have been used by many diverse cultures throughout history for a variety of purposes, including as aromatic fragrances and as important tools in natural healing. In these sessions, we will explore the properties, historical use, everyday home use, and practical applications of essential oils. Sessions will be both informative and hands-on and are instructed by Lauren A. Domenge.

Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi
Just a few of the many benefits of tai chi include improved balance, decreased pain, better sleep and lower blood pressure. The movements are slow and conducted in a continuous, circular and flowing motion while either standing or seated. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga: Grounding Fall
Julie Mckeone teaches in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, which changes with the seasons. Each practice will begin with breath practice, followed by a seasonal asana (posture) flow, and a guided relaxation. This is a gentle practice with variations for all levels. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, November 10 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Cornucopia Designs
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops with John Fox Design. Pre-registration is required by November 3.

Saturday, November 10 at noon
  
Canvas and Chocolates: Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Capture the beauty of Lauritzen Gardens on your own canvas, while savoring deliciously themed chocolates. The subject and backdrop for this relaxed, casual session is the fall chrysanthemum show in the floral display hall.

Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m.
  
Introduction to Essential Oils | Session 7 of 8: Sandalwood/Bergamot
Essential oils have been used by many diverse cultures throughout history for a variety of purposes, including as aromatic fragrances and as important tools in natural healing. In these sessions, we will explore the properties, historical use, everyday home use, and practical applications of essential oils. Sessions will be both informative and hands-on and are instructed by Lauren A. Domenge.

Monday, November 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Bee-Smart: Miner Bees
Tony Sandoval of Bee Smart Education will teach you all about bees. Each class covers basic identification, specific habitat information, and fun "trivia" about particular bees. Pre-registration is required by November 5.

Tuesday, November 13 at 6 p.m.
  
La Tea Da Specialtea Teas: Holiday Tea & Cup Decorating
Gloria Kemerly grew up drinking tea in the Southern United States, learned the art and symbolism of tea while living in Morocco, and studied the history and heritage of English tea service as a nod to her roots in England. In this workshop, Gloria, lifelong tea lover, maker of organic loose leaf teas, and owner of La Tea Da Specialtea Teas, will discuss holiday tea blends and participants will decorate their own teacup. Pre-registration is required by November 6.

Wednesday, November 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Painting with Poetry: Can You Hear It?
Richard Longwith has had a life-long love of art and poetry. In this workshop he will take participants on a journey to discover their own unique talents using acrylic paints to produce art based on the poetry he brings to the class. In this workshop, participants will use the woodland waterfall and Garden in the Glen as inspiration, as Richard teaches the class to paint water that looks so natural, you could hear it! Pre-registration is required by November 7.

Wednesday, November 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi
Just a few of the many benefits of tai chi include improved balance, decreased pain, better sleep and lower blood pressure. The movements are slow and conducted in a continuous, circular and flowing motion while either standing or seated. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, November 14 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. Pre-registration is required by November 12.

Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
  
Introduction to Essential Oils | Session 8 of 8: Frankincense/Myrhh/Cinnamon/Thieves Blend
Essential oils have been used by many diverse cultures throughout history for a variety of purposes, including as aromatic fragrances and as important tools in natural healing. In these sessions, we will explore the properties, historical use, everyday home use, and practical applications of essential oils. Sessions will be both informative and hands-on and are instructed by Lauren A. Domenge.

Thursday, November 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga: Grounding Fall
Julie Mckeone teaches in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, which changes with the seasons. Each practice will begin with breath practice, followed by a seasonal asana (posture) flow, and a guided relaxation. This is a gentle practice with variations for all levels. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Traditional with a Twist
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops with John Fox Design. Pre-registration is required by November 10.

Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m.
  
Shinrin-Yoku: Japanese Forest Bathing with Julie McKeone
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Immerse yourself in nature on this 3 hour session with Julie McKeone. Cost for this introductory session $20, $15 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Bountiful Beauty
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Pre-registration is required by November 12.

Sunday, November 25 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Indigo
Ashton Page will introduce participants to the illustrious and alluring Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria), a dye with an interesting history and intense color. Learn about the history, chemistry, and artistry of indigo dye and use a Japanese fabric resisting technique called shibori to make patterns on your fabric. Participants will also work on a collaborative piece that will be showcased at the garden. Pre-registration is required by November 18.

Wednesday, November 28 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi
Just a few of the many benefits of tai chi include improved balance, decreased pain, better sleep and lower blood pressure. The movements are slow and conducted in a continuous, circular and flowing motion while either standing or seated. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Thursday, November 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga: Grounding Fall
Julie Mckeone teaches in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, which changes with the seasons. Each practice will begin with breath practice, followed by a seasonal asana (posture) flow, and a guided relaxation. This is a gentle practice with variations for all levels.

Saturday, December 1 at noon
  
Art with Amanda: Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own lovely poinsettia door hanger to spruce up your porch or to give as a gift. Picture is representative of the concept, not necessarily the shape or subject matter. Pre-registration is required by November 24.

Wednesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Painting with Poetry: Stars in the Night Sky
Richard Longwith has had a life-long love of art and poetry. In this workshop he will take participants on a journey to discover their own unique talents using acrylic paints to produce art based on the poetry he brings to the class. In this workshop, as the nights get colder and the stars seem brighter, Richard will lead participants in a unique composition of stars in the night sky. Pre-registration is required by November 28.

Monday, December 10 at 6 p.m.
  
Bee-Smart: Sweat Bees
Tony Sandoval of Bee Smart Education will teach you all about bees. Each class covers basic identification, specific habitat information, and fun "trivia" about particular bees. Pre-registration is required by December 3.

Wednesday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m.
  
Omaha Permaculture
Join Gus Von Roenn, a Certified Permaculture Consultant, for a talk about Omaha Permaculture, a not-for-profit organization that aims to acquire unused or unwanted vacant land to elevate the property's utility and value for the surrounding neighborhood by creating healthy ecosystems through urban agriculture-related economic development. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested.

Wednesday, December 12 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.

Saturday, December 15 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. Pre-registration is required by December 12.

Saturday, December 15 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Fresh Wreath Design (to last all winter)
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops with John Fox Design. Pre-registration is required by December 8.

Saturday, December 15 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. Pre-registration is required by December 12.

Saturday, December 15 at 3 p.m.
  
Photography Workshop | Level 3
Instructor Will Fields will instruct and guide participants through four field exercises designed to cause students to think more about composition before taking photos. Field exercises are followed up with constructive feedback. Designed for advanced amateur photographers. Pre-registration is required by December 12.

Monday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Table Delight
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Pre-registration is required by December 10.

Wednesday, December 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi
Just a few of the many benefits of tai chi include improved balance, decreased pain, better sleep and lower blood pressure. The movements are slow and conducted in a continuous, circular and flowing motion while either standing or seated. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Thursday, December 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga: Heating Winter
Julie Mckeone teaches in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, which changes with the seasons. Each practice will begin with breath practice, followed by a seasonal asana (posture) flow, and a guided relaxation. This is a gentle practice with variations for all levels. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, December 22 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Snow White Designs
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops with John Fox Design. Pre-registration is required by December 15.

Wednesday, December 26 at 6 p.m.
  
Tai Chi
Just a few of the many benefits of tai chi include improved balance, decreased pain, better sleep and lower blood pressure. The movements are slow and conducted in a continuous, circular and flowing motion while either standing or seated. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Thursday, December 27 at 6 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga: Heating Winter
Julie Mckeone teaches in the tradition of Hatha Yoga, which changes with the seasons. Each practice will begin with breath practice, followed by a seasonal asana (posture) flow, and a guided relaxation. This is a gentle practice with variations for all levels. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Monday, January 14 at 6 p.m.
  
Bee-Smart: Sunflower Bees
Tony Sandoval of Bee Smart Education will teach you all about bees. Each class covers basic identification, specific habitat information, and fun "trivia" about particular bees. Pre-registration is required by January 7.

Wednesday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m.
  
Garden Success by Plan
Join master gardeners Deb Brozanic, Gabrielle Domenge-Geiger, and Sue Seaton for a discussion on how to plan your garden for a successful growing season. They will discuss the calendar year and give pointers for each month on what you should be doing for continued results throughout the year. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested.

Monday, February 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Bee-Smart: Carpenter Bees
Tony Sandoval of Bee Smart Education will teach you all about bees. Each class covers basic identification, specific habitat information, and fun "trivia" about particular bees. Pre-registration is required by February 4.

Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Bee-Smart: Squash Bees
Tony Sandoval of Bee Smart Education will teach you all about bees. Each class covers basic identification, specific habitat information, and fun "trivia" about particular bees. Pre-registration is required by March 4.

Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Bee-Smart: Cuckoo Bees
Tony Sandoval of Bee Smart Education will teach you all about bees. Each class covers basic identification, specific habitat information, and fun "trivia" about particular bees. Pre-registration is required by April 8.
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