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Saturday, July 24 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, July 24 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Jam Spreaders (Beginner)
Develop the confidence to carve jam spreaders from fresh timber using a basic carving knife. The jam spreader is an outstanding introductory project into woodworking, and it is also a functional utensil that can be used for years in your kitchen.

Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m.
  
Beginner Watercolor Painting
This course will focus on the fundamentals of watercolor painting. In this hour we will learn how to set up your workspace, how to plan a painting, and how to best approach layering your work from start to finish.

Saturday, July 24 at 1 p.m.
  
Woodcarving: Scandinavian Spoon (Intermediate)
Develop the confidence to carve traditional wooden spoons from roughed out spoon blanks with a variety of knives. The style of carving is based on traditional Scandinavian methods using freshly harvested timber.

Saturday, July 24 at 1 p.m.
  
Intermediate Watercolor Painting
Get creative with materials that can be used with watercolor paints! (Tape, crayons, feathers, leaves, etc.)

Wednesday, July 28 at 6 p.m.
  
Relaxation Yoga
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.

Wednesday, July 28 at 6 p.m.
  
Distilled Spirit Sampling: Vodka
Vodka has a reputation for being strong and flavorless, but while some varieties aim to be fairly neutral, others impart great personality and complex flavor. Join WineStyles Tasting Station to explore the grain to glass process of distilling vodka and enjoy a vodka tasting. Discover different flavor profiles and, based on the aroma, mouthfeel, taste, and amount of burn on the finish, find one that suits your palate! Must be 21 to attend. Tastings will be held outside as weather allows.

Wednesday, August 4 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga
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.

Saturday, August 7 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, August 7 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
This two-hour class with Will Fields 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, August 7 at 1 p.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 2
Develop your own style and gain an understanding of what makes a great photo, learn basic techniques, and pick up some tips that professional photographers use.

Saturday, August 7 at 3 p.m.
  
Digital Photography 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.

Wednesday, August 11 at 6 p.m.
  
Relaxation Yoga
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.

Saturday, August 14 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Jam Spreaders (Beginner)
Develop the confidence to carve jam spreaders from fresh timber using a basic carving knife. The jam spreader is an outstanding introductory project into woodworking, and it is also a functional utensil that can be used for years in your kitchen.

Saturday, August 14 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. All supplies included.

Saturday, August 14 at 1 p.m.
  
Woodcarving: Scandinavian Spoon (Intermediate)
Develop the confidence to carve traditional wooden spoons from roughed out spoon blanks with a variety of knives. The style of carving is based on traditional Scandinavian methods using freshly harvested timber.

Wednesday, August 18 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 joins, and improve flexibility. Connect with nature and yourself in these yin yoga sessions for all levels, led by Suzanne Wright.

Friday, August 20 at 8 a.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. $15, $5 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, August 21 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, August 21 at 10 a.m.
  
Beginner Watercolor Painting
This course will focus on the fundamentals of watercolor painting. In this hour we will learn how to set up your workspace, how to plan a painting, and how to best approach layering your work from start to finish.

Saturday, August 21 at noon
  
Intermediate Watercolor Painting
Learn about blending and using fall colors to create value and depth, using a “scumbling” technique and alternative tools.

Saturday, August 21 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Autumn Blessings
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Monday, August 23 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Intro To Compote-Style Arrangement
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. This week, learn the floral design techniques to conquer this new, trending style.

Wednesday, August 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Distilled Spirit Sampling: Gin
Gin is ever-growing in popularity, with new flavor profiles and small batch varieties consistently popping up on the market. Learn all about gin and its "ginaissance" with a professional from WineStyles Tasting Station. Sample different gins and learn about the botanicals (herbs, berries, spices, bark, roots, peels, flowers, etc.) used in the gin-making process that help distinguish one from the other. Must be 21 to attend. Tastings will be held outside as weather allows.

Wednesday, August 25 at 6 p.m.
  
Relaxation Yoga
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.

Saturday, August 28 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 a docent 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.

Saturday, August 28 at 8:30 p.m.
  
Night Skies: Jupiter and Saturn
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. Participants can observe faint deep-sky objects, planets, and the moon in the darkness of the garden.

Wednesday, August 18 at 6 p.m.
  
Flow/Vinyasa Yoga
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.

Friday, September 3 at 5:30 p.m.
  
Rose Garden Twilight Tour
Join Don Swanson of the Omaha Rose Society on a tour of the Robert H. Storz Family Rose Garden and learn about different types of roses, what care they need and what works well here in Omaha. Ask questions and enjoy the more than 2,000 plants that make their homes in the garden.

Saturday, September 4 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 4 at 9 a.m.
  
Woodcarving: Jam Spreaders (Beginner)
Develop the confidence to carve jam spreaders from fresh timber using a basic carving knife. The jam spreader is an outstanding introductory project into woodworking, and it is also a functional utensil that can be used for years in your kitchen.

Saturday, September 4 at 1 p.m.
  
Woodcarving: Scandinavian Spoon (Intermediate)
Develop the confidence to carve traditional wooden spoons from roughed out spoon blanks with a variety of knives. The style of carving is based on traditional Scandinavian methods using freshly harvested timber.

Wednesday, September 8 at 6 p.m.
  
Relaxation Yoga
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.

Saturday, September 11 at 9 a.m.
  
Bird Hike with the Audubon Society
Join the Audubon Society of Omaha on a bird hike through the Arboretum and Oberman Bird Sanctuary to explore the diversity of bird life in the garden.

Monday, September 13 at 6 p.m.
  
Botanical Design: Autumn Splendor
Make beautiful floral designs to display at home or give as a gift. Each workshop has its own unique theme which allows the participant to enjoy a new experience each time they participate. Learn floral design skills and techniques that can be used to create all types of arrangements. In this workshop, work on basic design development with some of the season's most beautiful blooms.

Wednesday, September 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.

Saturday, September 18 at 9 a.m.
  
Digital Photography Level 1
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, September 18 at 10 a.m.
  
Beginner Watercolor Painting
This course will focus on the fundamentals of watercolor painting. In this hour we will learn how to set up your workspace, how to plan a painting, and how to best approach layering your work from start to finish.

Saturday, September 18 at noon
  
Intermediate Watercolor Painting
Leaves and crunchy things! Using salt and dry brush to create texture.

Saturday, September 18 at noon
  
Basket Weaving: Falling Leaves
Create functional pieces that you can enjoy for years to come in these workshops, where “fun and friendships intertwine”.

Saturday, September 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, 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 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. All supplies included.

Saturday, September 25 at 8 p.m.
  
Night Skies: Jupiter and Saturn
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 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 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.

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.

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”.
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