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Wednesday, July 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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, July 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Wild Bees of Nebraska and Beyond
Join the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bee Lab for a series on one of our favorite pollinators, bees! Learn about the wild bees of Nebraska in the classroom, and then explore the garden to search for these busy pollinators. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, July 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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by July 12.

Saturday, July 18 at 10 a.m.
  
Managed Bees and Their Role To Food Security
Join the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bee Lab for a series on one of our favorite pollinators, bees! Learn about managed honey bees and their role to food security, and then explore the garden to search for busy bees and other pollinators. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Saturday, July 18 at noon
  
Basket Weaving with The Weaving Freak: Cherokee Wheels Basket
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Cherokee Wheels basket.

Saturday, July 18 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hangers
Macramé is back and is better than ever! Join Andrea Elarton for a two-hour workshop to learn how to make basic knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece.

Sunday, July 19 at 10 a.m.
  
Butterfly Walk
With a wealth of garden plantings, landscape features, and natural areas, Lauritzen Gardens provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including more than 50 species of butterflies. Join us to learn which butterflies visit throughout the season, how to attract them to your garden areas, and how to keep them coming back year after year as you sight butterflies and find butterfly "hot spots" in the garden on a guided butterfly walk. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

Sunday, July 19 at 1 p.m.
  
Succulent Arranging
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Get the basics of succulent care, arrange your own succulent planter, and learn about succulent propagation so you can grow a house full of happy succulents! Fee includes plant specimens and all supplies. Pre-registration required by July 12.

Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m.
  
Tincture Making: An Herbalism Basic
This interactive class will give participants a hands-on approach to creating basic herbal tinctures. Participants will create their own folk "medicine" with the use of plants and just a few other accessible ingredients. Participants should bring their own small mason jar to class. All other supplies will be provided. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by July 12.

Monday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Under the Sea
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Kevin Smith of Kevin Smith Designs. Pre-registration required by July 20.

Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Chocolate Tasting with Chocolaterie Stam
THIS EXPERIENCE IS FULL. EVENT REPEATS ON AUGUST 26 AND SEPTEMBER 23. Join us for a chocolate tasting with Chocolaterie Stam (located in Shadow Lake). This session will include information about the rich history of chocolate and Chocolaterie Stam, fun facts about chocolate, and samples of some of the shop's most delicious chocolates.

Friday, July 24 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: Gin
Join Spirit World Omaha for a variety of botanical bartending classes with Alzuri, Spirit World's own "Spirit Guide." In this session, learn about the botanicals used in the gin-making process and the wide variety of botanical gins on the market, while enjoying a gin tasting.

Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, July 25 at 8 a.m.
  
Integrate Your Mind, Body, and Spirit: Qigong and Tai Chi Practice
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/moving meditation that can bring awareness within, reduce stress, anxiety and tension, and also promote restful sleep. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, July 25 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by July 22.

Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m.
  
Bee Spotting Walk
In these walks, designed for the whole family, explore Lauritzen Gardens to discover different bee species and the plants they prefer. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Intro to Ikebana
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. This session will focus on the basics of ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of floral arranging. Participants will learn basic principles of ikebana, including minimalism, shape and line, form, aesthetics, and balance and will create a sculptural arrangement to take home. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Cassandra Morton of Stella Was Floral. Pre-registration required by July 18.

Saturday, July 25 at noon
  
Watercolor Painting
Capture the beauty of the garden while learning about the basics of watercolor painting. Create your own masterpiece with instructor Samantha Gueldon guiding you each step of the way. Great for beginners! A supply list will be provided in advance of the class.

Saturday, July 25 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | 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. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by July 22.

Saturday, July 25 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography | Level 3: Speaking in More Than One Tense
With the proliferation of modern zoom lenses, we've gotten into the habit of just zooming to fill the frame with our subject. But different focal lengths create very different effects. This class is about becoming aware of your focal length and using it to the advantage of the image you want to create. Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by July 22.

Sunday, July 26 at noon
  
Savory Spices: Salt-Free Seasonings
Savory Spice Shop owners Debbie and Murat Akyurek love to share their passion for cooking and knowledge of spices. In this session, learn about the spices and mixes that will add great flavor to your food without adding extra salt.

Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Woad Apron
This class is designed for anyone who loves a soft blue and is in need of a new apron! Woad (Isatis tinctoria) is the cousin of Indigo, and this dye bonds particularly well with cellulose fibers.

Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, August 1 at 10 a.m.
  
Stressors on Bee Health
Join the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bee Lab for a series on one of our favorite pollinators, bees! Learn about key stressors on bee health, and then explore the garden to search for busy bees and other pollinators. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Wednesday, August 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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, August 8 at 8 a.m.
  
Cool Your Head- Shibashi Qigong Part 1
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/moving meditation that can bring awareness within, reduce stress, anxiety and tension, and also promote restful sleep. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Cigar Box Arrangement
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. Sometimes a standard vase just doesn't do the trick. Give an arrangement character with the use of a creative container, in this case a cigar box! No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Cassandra Morton of Stella Was Floral. Pre-registration required by August 1.

Saturday, August 8 at noon
  
Cyanotype Sun Printing
Cyanotypes are a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print, or blueprint, that can be used to create a beautiful botanical piece of art for your home. Join us for this workshop with Samantha Gueldon to learn about this artform and create your own piece.

Sunday, August 9 at noon
  
Polymer Clay Pens
Inspired by patterns found in nature, make your own customized polymer clay pens for work or home. Workshop includes time to make your own decorative pens, instruction from Skyler Kuehn, supplies, and information for kilning them at home.

Sunday, August 9 at 2 p.m.
  
Summer Gel Press
Join Oracle Art Supply for an art class utilizing a new printmaking method- gel press. Use fallen leaves, petals, and buds from the garden to create one-of-a-kind prints. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by August 2.

Wednesday, August 12 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, August 15 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Scandinavian Spoon
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 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 (mostly fallen branches and trees that are removed), and create a beautiful and functional Scandinavian spoon.

Saturday, August 15 at 12:30 p.m.
  
Macramé Plant Hangers
Macramé is back and is better than ever! Join Andrea Elarton for a two-hour workshop to learn how to make basic knots, and then make your own macramé plant hanger and pot up a plant to take home in your new masterpiece.

Sunday, August 16 at noon
  
Savory Spices: Baking
Savory Spice Shop owners Debbie and Murat Akyurek love to share their passion for cooking and knowledge of spices. From cinnamon for your snickerdoodle cookies, cocoa powder for a chocolate cake, vanilla for creme brulee, and more, spices, extracts, and sweeteners give a depth of flavor to baked goods. Learn about the spices from all over the world that are at the heart of baking, and those that can shake up the most classic of recipes.

Sunday, August 16 at 2 p.m.
  
Essential Oils for Summertime
Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by August 9.

Wednesday, August 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. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by August 16.

Friday, August 21 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Bartending: Scavenger Hunt
Join Spirit World Omaha at Lauritzen Gardens for a variety of botanical bartending classes with Alzuri, Spirit World's own "Spirit Guide." In this session, stroll through the garden, snap a picture of the flower or herb from the scavenger hunt list, and bring your picture back to sample a liquor featuring that particular plant!

Saturday, August 22 at 8 a.m.
  
Golden Light Shines- Shibashi Qigong Part 2
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/moving meditation that can bring awareness within, reduce stress, anxiety and tension, and also promote restful sleep. Instructed by Julie Wolter Jenowe. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, August 22 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by August 19.

Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m.
  
Botanical Design: Rose Arrangement with a Modern Twist
Learn basic floral design skills that can be used to create all types of arrangements. Roses may be a classic flower, but they can be used to create beautiful designs in a contemporary world! In this session, learn how to prep roses and use them to create an arrangement with a modern twist. No experience is needed, all supplies are provided. Instructed by Cassandra Morton of Stella Was Floral. Pre-registration required by August 15.

Saturday, August 22 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | 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. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by August 19.

Saturday, August 22 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography | Level 3: Mindfulness
Mindfulness is an important aspect of photography. Great shots result from being aware of the entire frame and use of positive/negative spaces and the lines within a frame. Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by August 19.

Sunday, August 23 at 2 p.m.
  
Natural Fabric Dyeing: Enliven Your Wardrobe with Eco-printing
In this session, participants will take a leisurely hike around the garden and collect fallen plant materials with unique structures, shapes, and sizes and then use them to create a special piece of wearable art. The diversity in nature will create an abundance of possibilities and opportunities to experiment and will yield beautiful results.

Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m.
  
Chocolate Tasting with Chocolaterie Stam
Join us for a chocolate tasting with Chocolaterie Stam (located in Shadow Lake). This session will include information about the rich history of chocolate and Chocolaterie Stam, fun facts about chocolate, and samples of some of the shop's most delicious chocolates.

Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga for Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Friday, August 28 at 8 p.m.
  
Singing Insects Twilight Tour
Join Dr. Ted Burk on a guided tour of the garden at twilight, when the insect chorale performance is at its peak. Learn to identify different insects by their song. Includes a tram ride. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

Saturday, August 29 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Woodware for the Home
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 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 (mostly fallen branches and trees that are removed), and create practical woodware for the home.

Saturday, August 29 at 10 a.m.
  
Landscape Management Practices for Pollinator Conservation
Join the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bee Lab for a series on one of our favorite pollinators, bees! Learn about landscape management practices for pollinator conservation, and then explore the garden to search for busy bees and other pollinators. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Saturday, August 29 at noon
  
Watercolor Painting
Capture the beauty of the garden while learning about the basics of watercolor painting. Create your own masterpiece with instructor Samantha Gueldon guiding you each step of the way. Great for beginners! A supply list will be provided in advance of the class.

Saturday, August 29 at 9:30 p.m.
  
Night Skies: Showpiece Planets- Jupiter and Saturn
Join the Omaha Astronomical Society for a series of outdoor viewing parties. Participants can observe faint deep-sky objects, planets, and the moon in the darkness of the garden. In this session, participants will take the tram out to the middle of the garden to view the moon, as well as Jupiter and Saturn's return to the night sky. Participants should bring a flashlight.

Wednesday, September 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, September 5 at 8 a.m.
  
Earth Element: Tai Chi for Balance
Tai chi combines the ancient practice of Qigong with martial arts forms. 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, September 9 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga For Beginners
Enjoy a playful, lighthearted approach to yoga where you can tune into breath, connect with your body, flow through gentle movements, and take in the beauty that nature has to offer. Perfect for beginners or practitioners of all levels. Workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, September 12 at noon
  
Basket Weaving with The Weaving Freak: Freedom Market Basket
Basket weaving is an ancient art form that uses botanical materials to create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. Jeannie Sisson of Woven Keepsakes will conduct this workshop, where "fun and friendships intertwine" and participants will create their own Freedom Market Basket.

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

Wednesday, September 16 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, September 19 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. This method of coordinating breath with body movements helps to bring awareness within, reduce stress, anxiety and tension, and also promotes restful sleep. Tai chi combines the ancient practice of Qigong with martial arts forms. 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, September 19 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by September 16.

Saturday, September 19 at noon
  
Watercolor Painting
Capture the beauty of the garden while learning about the basics of watercolor painting. Create your own masterpiece with instructor Samantha Gueldon guiding you each step of the way. Great for beginners! A supply list will be provided in advance of the class.

Saturday, September 19 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | 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. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by September 16.

Saturday, September 19 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography | Level 3: Point of View
More than 85% of all photos taken are created from a standing up, eye-level height. As we change our point of view, we change our perspective and the elements within the frame. This class is about exploring new points of view (POV). Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by September 16.

Sunday, September 20 at 2 p.m.
  
Fall Cleansing with Herbal Medicine
This class will cover the herbs and foods used to nourish the body and lifestyle factors that are best practiced during the fall. Participants will learn how to properly cleanse the body according to the Ayurvedic and herbal medicine perspective for optimal health and wellness. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by September 13.

Wednesday, September 23 at 6 p.m.
  
Chocolate Tasting with Chocolaterie Stam
Join us for a chocolate tasting with Chocolaterie Stam (located in Shadow Lake). This session will include information about the rich history of chocolate and Chocolaterie Stam, fun facts about chocolate, and samples of some of the shop's most delicious chocolates.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by September 27.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 11.

Saturday, October 17 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use. The instructor, Will Fields, will provide clear instruction, guidance and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

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

Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

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

Sunday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
  
Basics of Herbal Medicine
This class will explore a variety of methods and mechanisms through with herbal medicine can be used for optimal health and wellness. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by October 11.

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

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

Saturday, November 14 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 11.

Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 11.

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

Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbs for the Holidays
This class will explore a variety of methods and mechanisms through with herbal medicine can be used for optimal health and wellness. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by November 8.

Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 15.

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

Wednesday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
  
Yoga: Flow/Vinyasa
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Connect with nature and yourself in these yoga workshops for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

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

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

Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 1
This workshop is for upper level beginner to intermediate photographers. Participants will gain an understanding of what makes a great photo and pick up some tips, tricks and techniques that professional photographers use. The instructor, Will Fields, will provide clear instruction, guidance and feedback throughout four field exercises, as participants begin to develop their own style. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Saturday, December 12 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Workshop | Level 2
This two-hour class is for beginner photographers. Advance beyond using the automatic settings on your DSLR camera to learn why and when to use the variations of aperture, shutter speed and lighting. By the end of the two hours, participants will understand in simple terms, the hows and whys of operating their camera. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Saturday, December 12 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography | Level 3: Point of View
More than 85% of all photos taken are created from a standing up, eye-level height. As we change our point of view, we change our perspective and the elements within the frame. This class is about exploring new points of view (POV). Students must have attended Photography Level 2 or submit 5 images for review by the instructor (www.willfields.com) Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by December 9.

Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m.
  
Herbal Medicine for the Winter
This class will cover the herbs and foods used to nourish the body and lifestyle factors that are best practiced during the winter. Participants will learn how to properly cleanse the body according to the Ayurvedic and herbal medicine perspective for optimal health and wellness. Instructed by Lauren A. Domenge, certified clinical herbalist and certified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant. Pre-registration is required by December 6.

Wednesday, December 16 at 6 p.m.
  
Yin Yoga
Surrounded by the beauty of nature, you'll find the peace and stillness inherent in the garden. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that combines deep stretching and relaxation. This more meditative practice helps to lengthen ligaments, soften joints, and improve flexibility over time. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
  
Evening Photography
Come learn and expand your knowledge of evening/nighttime photography in the beautiful urban oasis that is Lauritzen Gardens. This after hours exploration will be led and coached by instructor Will Fields. Join Will for evening sessions that will help you further your camera skills in differing light and color. Completion of Photography Level 2 or review of existing work is required. Participants must bring their own camera. Pre-registration is required by November 15

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