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Saturday, September 18 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography 3: Point of View
Learn how to change the point of view by changing perspective and the elements within the frame.

Saturday, September 25 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong
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.

Saturday, September 25 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop
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. All supplies included.

Saturday, September 25 at 8 p.m.
  
Night Skies: Jupiter and Saturn
-SOLD OUT- Join the Omaha Astronomical Society in viewing the night skies at Lauritzen Gardens. This program includes a tram ride out to the rose garden and a viewing of the gorgeous night sky using the Omaha Astronomical Society’s telescope.

Wednesday, September 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Distilled Spirit Sampling: Bourbon
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 the more basic profiles like sweet, malty, creamy, or peppery. Must be 21 to attend. Tastings will be held outside as weather allows.

Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
  
Bonsai Workshop
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. SUNDAY STILL HAS SPACE AVAILABLE. If you are new to bonsai or want to get started, this workshop is for you! Each participant will receive a plant specimen, a pot with soil, and will learn how to perfect and maintain their bonsai plant. This workshop is led by recognized bonsai artist, Max Miller. Presented by the Nebraska Bonsai Society.

Sunday, October 3 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Bonsai Workshop
If you are new to bonsai or want to get started, this workshop is for you! Each participant will receive a plant specimen, a pot with soil, and will learn how to perfect and maintain their bonsai plant. This workshop is led by recognized bonsai artist, Max Miller. Presented by the Nebraska Bonsai Society.

Monday, October 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Garland Making
Learn the basics of making greenery garlands with eucalyptus and other foliage and flowers. These tips and techniques will be helpful in making your own garlands or accenting existing garlands to reflect the season. All supplies provided.

Wednesday, October 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these vinyasa yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, October 9 at 8 a.m.
  
Cultivate the Fire Within: Qigong for Energy
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.

Saturday, October 9 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, October 9 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop
In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to tie basic macramé knots so you can create your own macramé plant hanger! You will also receive a potted plant to take home in your new masterpiece! All supplies included.

Saturday, October 9 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. The instructor, Will Fields, will provide clear instruction, guidance and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style.

Saturday, October 9 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3- Speaking in More Than One Tense
Learn how to use focal length to create different effects. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Monday, October 11 at 4 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Wednesday, October 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Relaxation Yoga with Lindsay VanZee
This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga is perfect for beginners or yoga practitioners of all levels. Please join us for a calming, free-spirited practice where we slow down, reconnect with our bodies, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer.

Thursday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, October 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yin yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Wednesday, October 20 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. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, October 23 at 8 a.m.
  
Access Nature's Abundant Source of Energy with Qigong
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.

Monday, October 25 at 4 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Wednesday, October 27 at 6 p.m.
  
Relaxation Yoga with Lindsay VanZee
This gentle, relaxing introduction to yoga is perfect for beginners or yoga practitioners of all levels. Please join us for a calming, free-spirited practice where we slow down, reconnect with our bodies, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer.

Thursday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, November 3 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these vinyasa yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel

Saturday, November 6 at 8 a.m.
  
Pathway to the Heart - Qigong for the Cardiovascular System
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.

Saturday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop
In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to tie basic macramé knots so you can create your own macramé plant hanger! You will also receive a potted plant to take home in your new masterpiece! All supplies included.

Thursday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel

Saturday, November 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, November 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, November 13 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3: Mindfulness
Mindfulness is about becoming more aware of your entire viewfinder, use of positive negative space and paying attention to the background. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Saturday, November 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Polymer Clay Shot Glass and Pen Set
Inspired by patterns found in nature, make your own customized polymer clay pen and matching shot glass. Workshop includes time to make your own decorative pen and shot glass, instruction from Skyler Thomas Koehn, supplies, and information for kilning them at home.

Monday, November 15 at 4 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Wednesday, November 17 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yin yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel

Saturday, November 20 at 8 a.m.
  
Cultivate a Path to Well Being with Qigong
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.

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”.

Monday, November 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time you participate.

Monday, November 29 at 4 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Wednesday, December 1 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these vinyasa yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel

Saturday, December 4 at 8 a.m.
  
Golden Light Shines - Qigong Practice for Energy Awareness
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.

Saturday, December 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
Create a beautiful holiday wreath to display at home or to give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time you participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements.

Saturday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hangers
In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to tie basic macramé knots so you can create your own macramé plant hanger! You will also receive a potted plant to take home in your new masterpiece! All supplies included.

Saturday, December 4 at 1:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Holiday Wreath
Create a beautiful holiday wreath to display at home or to give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time you participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements.

Monday, December 6 at 4 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Thursday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Polymer Clay Ornaments
Inspired by patterns found in nature, make your own customized polymer clay ornament for the holiday season! Workshop includes time to make your own decorative ornament, instruction from Skyler Thomas Koehn, supplies, and information for kilning them at home.

Wednesday, December 15 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yin yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, December 18 at 8 a.m.
  
Let Your Energy Flow with Qigong
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

Saturday, December 18 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, December 18 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, December 18 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 POV we change the perspective and the elements within the frame. This class is about exploring new points of view. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Monday, December 20 at 4 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Monday, December 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Christmas Centerpiece
Create beautiful floral designs to display at home or to provide as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time you participate. Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No floral design knowledge or experience is necessary.

Wednesday, January 5 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga with Suzanne Wright
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these vinyasa yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, January 8 at 8 a.m.
  
Qigong: Create Harmony of Body, Mind, and Spirit
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

Saturday, January 8 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop
In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to tie basic macramé knots so you can create your own macramé plant hanger! You will also receive a potted plant to take home in your new masterpiece! All supplies included.

Monday, January 10 at 4 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Thursday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, January 15 at 8 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, January 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.

Saturday, January 15 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 3 - Speaking in More Than One Tense
Learn how to use focal length to create different effects. Prerequisite: Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor.

Wednesday, January 19 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yin yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Thursday, January 20 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, January 22 at 8 a.m.
  
Igniting Energetic Flow with Qigong
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.

Monday, January 24 at 4 p.m.
  
Reiki-Infused Meditation with Jenelle Emory
Reiki-Infused Meditation is a guided meditation class that helps you activate your body's natural ability to receive healing. You will be guided using easy-to-follow instruction through awareness of your body and the body's energy system. Mondays can be the most stressful day of the week! Take a load off with this deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Thursday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Hatha Yoga Basics: Slow Flow and Glow
Breathe, stretch, and strengthen surrounded by Mother Nature with yoga instructor, Theresa Cassaday. During this all levels practice, you'll be expertly guided through traditional postures that are accessible in sequences that are easy to emulate. Please bring a mat or towel.
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