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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.

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 . 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 . 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.

Saturday, January 5 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital 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 January 3.

Saturday, January 5 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital 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 January 3.

Saturday, January 5 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital 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 January 3.

Wednesday, January 6 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography: Winter in the Garden
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 January 7.

Wednesday, January 9 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. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel

Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Winter In Bloom
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by January 5.

Saturday, January 12 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Sweet Treats
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 sweet treat basket, that has a 7" rolling pin as a handle. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by January 5.

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.

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.

Saturday, January 19 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Carnations? Yes!
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops instructed by John Fox Design. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by January 12.

Monday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Birch and Moss
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops instructed by John Fox Design. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by January 14.

Wednesday, January 23 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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, January 26 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Russian Fanbird Carving
A traditional craft from Eastern Europe, fan birds have long been thought to protect the home and bring happiness and health to those in it. They are often given as gifts, and are especially popular at weddings, christenings, and at Christmas. Join Ty Thornock, a green woodworker from Persia, Iowa, for a day-long course to learn the basics of knife skills and woodcarving using locally-sourced wood. Weather permitting, the course will be held in the Lithuanian Sculpture Garden, a fantastic, natural setting. $65/$55 garden members. Pre-registration required by January 19.

Saturday, February 2 at noon
  
Valentine's Day Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own "love"ly door hanger to spruce up your porch or to give as a gift. You will receive all of the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented instructor from Art with Amanda to take you step-by-step through the painting process. No artistic or painting experience is required.

Wednesday, February 6 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. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel

Saturday, February 9 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Love and Flowers
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by February 2.

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.

Wednesday, February 13 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Sandhill Cranes
One of the most interesting and oldest of birds on the planet, sandhill cranes migrate and forage right here in Nebraska. Learn about these incredible birds in this one-hour educational session. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Sandhill Cranes
One of the most interesting and oldest of birds on the planet, sandhill cranes migrate and forage right here in Nebraska. Learn about these incredible birds in this one-hour educational session. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, February 16 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital 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 February 14.

Monday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Pave Pinks
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by February 11.

Wednesday, February 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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, February 20 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography Workshop: Waiting on Spring
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 February 18.

Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Hand Tied Bouquets
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops instructed by John Fox Design. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by February 16.

Saturday, February 23 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: New Orleans 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 New Orleans themed basket, an extremely colorful creation. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by February 16.

Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m.
  
Coffee: From Seed to Cup with A Hill of Beans Coffee Roasters
Join the head roaster from A Hill of Beans to learn about the process of coffee from seed to cup. Hear about roasting and taste different methods of brewing and see the garden's coffee tree in the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. Participants will receive a sample pack of some of the best coffee in town to take home and brew. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by February 21.

Wednesday, March 6 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. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Building Birdhouses
In preparation for the spring bird migration, build a sturdy birdhouse with Doug Dutiel and Tim Vlcek. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Building Birdhouses
In preparation for the spring bird migration, build a sturdy birdhouse with Doug Dutiel and Tim Vlcek. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

2019 dates TBD
  
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.

Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital 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 April 4.

Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital 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 March 7.

Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital 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 March 7.

Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital 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 March 7.

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.

Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Evening Photography Workshop: Awakening Nature
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 March 11.

Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Luck of the Irish
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by March 9.

Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Bells of Ireland
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops instructed by John Fox Design. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by March 11.

Wednesday, March 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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Friday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Dinos at Twilight Tour
Join a trained docent in exploring the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory and the Dinosaur UpROAR exhibit on Friday evening before heading to a show or dinner. Registration is required to ensure the proper docent to participant ratio. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, March 30 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Woodcrafts for the Home
Join Ty Thornock, a green woodworker from Persia, Iowa, for a day-long course to learn the basics of knife skills and woodcarving using locally-sourced wood, and create practical woodcrafts for the home. Weather permitting, the course will be held in the Lithuanian Sculpture Garden, a fantastic, natural setting. $55/$45 members. Pre-registration is required by March 23.

Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Tulip Time
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by March 23.

Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
  
The Great Paleo Panel
For those who can't get enough of dinosaurs (and who can?), Lauritzen Gardens will be hosting an evening with distinguished scientists working in various aspects of paleontology, the study of fossil animals and plants. This panel will feature paleobotanist Dr. Mackenzie Taylor, vertebrate paleontologist Dr. George Engelmann, paleoecologist Dr. Karen Chin, and paleobotanist Dr. Garland (Gary) Upchurch, who will discuss their respective work in paleontology and conduct an interactive Q&A session with attendees. $15, $10 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, April 3 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. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography Workshop: Showers and Gray Light
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 April 1.

Saturday, April 6 at noon
  
Easter/Spring Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own door hanger to spruce up your porch for spring or Easter, or to give as a gift. You will receive all of the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented instructor from Art with Amanda to take you step-by-step through the painting process. No artistic or painting experience is required.

Saturday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Spring Flowers 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 spring flowers basket, with ceramic flowers added to the finished work. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by March 30.

Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital 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 April 4.

Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital 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 April 4.

Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Easter Blooms
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by April 6.

Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Bird Watching and ID Hike
Avid birder Rick Schmid will present a bird watching and identification program during an hour-long hike in the garden. Pre-registration is required by April 12.

Saturday, April 13 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 by April 12.

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.

Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Raptors
What makes a raptor a raptor? Come find out about these birds and how they might be related to dinosaurs in this one-hour educational session. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, April 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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Raptors
What makes a raptor a raptor? Come find out about these birds and how they might be related to dinosaurs in this one-hour educational session. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Friday, April 19 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. Registration is required to ensure the proper docent to participant ratio. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Pretty Pastels
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by April 15.

Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m.
  
Adult Field Trip: Fossils and Flora in the State Capital
It's a BIG day, packed with fossils, fauna, and fun. Explore Morrill Hall's world famous collection of ancient elephants and see spectacular fossil rhinos, camels, and horses that once lived in Nebraska. Travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds in the planetarium show Dinosaurs at Dusk. Then enjoy the beauty of Lincoln's Sunken Gardens in its spring glory. Trip includes bus transportation, boxed lunch, entrance to Morrill Hall, planetarium show, and a guided tour of Sunken Gardens. Pre-registration is required by April 17. $55, $45 for garden members.

Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: May Day Baskets
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by April 20.

Saturday, April 27 at noon
  
Mother's Day Door Hanger
Make your own door hanger to spruce up your porch for spring or to give as a gift. You will receive all of the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented instructor from Art with Amanda to take you step-by-step through the painting process. No artistic or painting experience is required to participate.

Wednesday, May 1 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. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, May 4 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Basket Weaving with the Weaving Freak: Patriotic Wall/Door 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 long basket that will look wonderful on the wall or door for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day! All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by April 27.

Friday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Spring Flowering Walk Twilight Tour
Join a trained docent to view the spring flowering walk, which includes our magnificent flowering crabapples, peonies, lilacs, and other spring bloomers. as early spring emerges in the form of ephemerals, bulbs, hellebores, and peonies. Includes a tram ride. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital 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 May 9.

Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital 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 May 9.

Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital 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 May 9.

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Mother's Day
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by May 4.

Wednesday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Lawn and Turf Care
Get solid advice from John Fech to get the green, lush carpet you've been hoping for. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Wednesday, May 15 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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography Workshop: Spring Colors at Twilight
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 May 13.

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Lawn and Turf Care
Get solid advice from John Fech to get the green, lush carpet you've been hoping for. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Scandinavian Spoon Carving
Join Ty Thornock, a green woodworker from Persia, Iowa, for a day-long course to learn the basics of knife skills and woodcarving using locally-sourced wood, and create a beautiful and functional Scandinavian spoon. Weather permitting, the course will be held in the Lithuanian Sculpture Garden, a fantastic, natural setting. Picture is representative of, but not identical to the course project. $55/$45 members. Pre-registration is required by May 13.

Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m.
  
Bird Banding Program with Rick Schmid
Expert bird bander, Rick Schmid, will highlight the steps and process of bird banding as well as answer questions on bird conservation at this birding program during Nebraska Bird Month. Program will be held in the Arboretum and Oberman Bird Sanctuary. Pre-registration is requested by May 17.

Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
  
Learn + Plan + Plant: Spring- Herb Garden Kit
Learn how to put together specific gardens from horticulture professionals and experienced gardeners. Participants will take home a kit of more than 30 plants to establish their own gardens. Held in conjunction with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. $150/$120 members. Pre-registration is required by April 18.

Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Low, Lush and Lovely
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by May 13.

Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Bridal Bouquet Designs
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by May 18.

Saturday, May 25 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 by May 24.

Wednesday, June 5 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. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital 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 June 6.

Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Summer Succulents
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by June 1.

Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital 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 June 6.

Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital 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 June 6.

Wednesday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Container Gardening
Join Kathleen Cue to learn how you can have a garden even if you only have a patio or balcony. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Container Gardening
Join Kathleen Cue to learn how you can have a garden even if you only have a patio or balcony. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, June 15 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 by June 14.

Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.
  
Learn + Plan + Plant: Summer- Native Grasses and Pollinators in the Landscape
Learn how to put together specific gardens from horticulture professionals and experienced gardeners. Participants will take home a kit of more than 30 plants to establish their own gardens. Held in conjunction with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. $150/$120 members. Pre-registration is required by May 15.

Monday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Citrus Summer Designs
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by June 10.

Wednesday, June 19 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. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Workshops will be held outdoors from April through October (weather permitting) and will be held indoors from November through March. Please bring a mat or towel.

Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photograpy Workshop: Sunset and Twilight
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 June 17.

Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design Workshop: Tropical and Modern
Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom at these monthly workshops. Each workshop has its own unique theme, which allows you to enjoy a new experience each time that you participate. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Pre-registration required by June 15.

Saturday, June 22 at noon
  
Independence Day Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own door hanger to spruce up your porch for summer or to give as a gift. You will receive all of the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented instructor from Art with Amanda to take you step-by-step through the painting process. No artistic or painting experience is required.

Wednesday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees
One-hour educational session with Dr. Jody Green. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees
One-hour educational session with Dr. Jody Green. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Kolrosing- Woodcarving and Coloring
Join Ty Thornock, a green woodworker from Persia, Iowa, for a day-long course to learn the basics of knife skills and woodcarving using locally-sourced wood. This class will focus on kolrosing, an old method of giving fine line surface decoration to wood. Weather permitting, the course will be held in the Lithuanian Sculpture Garden, a fantastic, natural setting. Picture is representative of, but not identical to the course project. $55/$45 members. Pre-registration is required by July 13.

Wednesday, August 14 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Food Preservation, Canning, and Freezing
Learn the basics of food preservation in this one-hour educational session with Cindy Brison. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Food Preservation, Canning, and Freezing
Learn the basics of food preservation in this one-hour educational session with Cindy Brison. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, September 14 at noon
  
Fall/Autumn Wooden Door Hanger
Make your own door hanger to spruce up your porch for fall or to give as a gift. You will receive all of the necessary painting supplies, along with a talented instructor from Art with Amanda to take you step-by-step through the painting process. No artistic or painting experience is required.

Wednesday, September 18 at 1:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Pests- Good, Bad, and Ugly
Dr. Jonathan Larson, entomologist with the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension will talk about good bugs, bad bugs, and just plain ugly bugs, as well as what to do about them. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  
DIG IN: Pests- Good, Bad, and Ugly
Dr. Jonathan Larson, entomologist with the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension will talk about good bugs, bad bugs, and just plain ugly bugs, as well as what to do about them. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m.
  
Learn + Plan + Plant: Fall- Bulbs for the Spring
Learn how to put together specific gardens from horticulture professionals and experienced gardeners. Participants will take home a kit of more than 30 plants to establish their own gardens. Held in conjunction with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. $150/$120 members. Pre-registration is required by September 12.

Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m.
  
Learn + Plan + Plant: Winter- Indoor Tropical Plants
Learn how to put together specific gardens from horticulture professionals and experienced gardeners. Participants will take home a kit of more than 30 plants to establish their own gardens. Held in conjunction with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. $150/$120 members. Pre-registration is required by October 9.
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