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Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: Succulent Fairy Garden
Spend time as a family at Lauritzen Gardens. Each month families will complete a craft project together and explore a related garden with a guide. One craft will be provided per family (any combination of adults and children, as long as one adult is participating). Includes garden admission. This month families will tour the Lithuanian Sculpture Garden, talk about myths and legends, and plant and decorate their own fairy garden to take home. Workshop is $40, $30 for garden members. Pre-registration is required by May 4.

Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Gnomes, Fairies and other Garden Magic
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Saturday, May 25 at 8 a.m.
  
Garden Yoga for Families- Trees and Flowers
Experience nature from a new angle in this garden-themed yoga sequence designed for the whole family! Bring your mat and stand tall like a tree, bend your legs like a butterfly, fold like a flower, and fly like a bird in this class, designed to encourage playful, mindful movement for all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required by May 23. One registration is good for the whole family (any combination of four people with at least one adult). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, June 8 at 8 a.m.
  
Garden Yoga for Families- Gnomes and Fairies
Experience nature from a new angle in this garden-themed yoga sequence designed for the whole family! Bring your mat and stand tall like a tree, bend your legs like a butterfly, fold like a flower, and fly like a bird in this class, designed to encourage playful, mindful movement for all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required by June 6. One registration is good for the whole family (any combination of four people with at least one adult). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: The BIRD is the Word
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Saturday, June 22 at 8 a.m.
  
Garden Yoga for Families- Insects and Bugs
Experience nature from a new angle in this garden-themed yoga sequence designed for the whole family! Bring your mat and stand tall like a tree, bend your legs like a butterfly, fold like a flower, and fly like a bird in this class, designed to encourage playful, mindful movement for all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required by June 20. One registration is good for the whole family (any combination of four people with at least one adult). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, June 29 at 8 a.m.
  
Garden Yoga for Families- Animals
Experience nature from a new angle in this garden-themed yoga sequence designed for the whole family! Bring your mat and stand tall like a tree, bend your legs like a butterfly, fold like a flower, and fly like a bird in this class, designed to encourage playful, mindful movement for all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required by June 27. One registration is good for the whole family (any combination of four people with at least one adult). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Terrific Trains
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Saturday, July 13 at 8 a.m.
  
Garden Yoga for Families- Birds
Experience nature from a new angle in this garden-themed yoga sequence designed for the whole family! Bring your mat and stand tall like a tree, bend your legs like a butterfly, fold like a flower, and fly like a bird in this class, designed to encourage playful, mindful movement for all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required by July 11. One registration is good for the whole family (any combination of four people with at least one adult). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Saturday, July 27 at 8 a.m.
  
Garden Yoga for Families- Trees and Flowers
Experience nature from a new angle in this garden-themed yoga sequence designed for the whole family! Bring your mat and stand tall like a tree, bend your legs like a butterfly, fold like a flower, and fly like a bird in this class, designed to encourage playful, mindful movement for all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required by July 25. One registration is good for the whole family (any combination of four people with at least one adult). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, August 7 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Butterfly Migration
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class will focus on the butterflies that call Lauritzen Gardens their home. We will take magnifying glasses on a scavenger hunt to see how many butterflies we can find. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by July 31. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, August 8 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Butterfly Migration
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class will focus on the butterflies that call Lauritzen Gardens their home. We will take magnifying glasses on a scavenger hunt to see how many butterflies we can find. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by July 31. $18, $8 for garden members.

Saturday, August 10 at 8 a.m.
  
Garden Yoga for Families- Gnomes and Fairies
Experience nature from a new angle in this garden-themed yoga sequence designed for the whole family! Bring your mat and stand tall like a tree, bend your legs like a butterfly, fold like a flower, and fly like a bird in this class, designed to encourage playful, mindful movement for all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required by August 8. One registration is good for the whole family (any combination of four people with at least one adult). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Friday, August 16 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: The Scoop on Soil
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Saturday, August 24 at 8 a.m.
  
Garden Yoga for Families- Bees and Butterflies
Experience nature from a new angle in this garden-themed yoga sequence designed for the whole family! Bring your mat and stand tall like a tree, bend your legs like a butterfly, fold like a flower, and fly like a bird in this class, designed to encourage playful, mindful movement for all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required by August 22. One registration is good for the whole family (any combination of four people with at least one adult). Please bring a mat or towel. Presented by Immanuel Communities.

Wednesday, September 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Bees
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. In this month's class, participants will learn about bees and what these amazing pollinators do to help us in the garden. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by August 28. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, September 5 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Bees
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. In this month's class, participants will learn about bees and what these amazing pollinators do to help us in the garden. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by August 28. $18, $8 for garden members.

Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Pollinator Palooza
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, October 9 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil Sprouts: Spiders and Other Bugs that Spin Webs
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on spiders and other bugs that spin webs. We will head into the garden to locate and draw webs. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by September 30. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, October 10 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil Sprouts: Spiders and Other Bugs that Spin Webs
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on spiders and other bugs that spin webs. We will head into the garden to locate and draw webs. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by September 30. $18, $8 for garden members.

Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: In My Pond
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, November 6 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Feathered Friends
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. There are a number of birds that make their home in the garden. In this class, we will go on a nature walk to locate different birds and their nests. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by October 31. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, November 7 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Feathered Friends
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. There are a number of birds that make their home in the garden. In this class, we will go on a nature walk to locate different birds and their nests. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by October 31. $18, $8 for garden members.

Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Rock On!
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, December 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Five Senses
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. We'll talk about our five senses and how to use them to better experience the garden. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by November 27. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, December 5 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Five Senses
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. We'll talk about our five senses and how to use them to better experience the garden. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by November 27. $18, $8 for garden members.

Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Young Conservationists
In order for curious minds to bloom, it is essential to plant a love of reading at a young age. Join the Omaha Public Library in the garden each month for stories that celebrate gardens, plants, insects and more, and discover the joys of nature, movement, music, and literature. Programs are geared for preschool aged children, but all ages are welcome. This is a free program.

Wednesday, January 8 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: ABC's
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. We'll explore the alphabet and the flowers, plants, and trees that call the conservatory home. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by January 1. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, January 9 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: ABC's
Lil' Sprouts: ABC's In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. We'll explore the alphabet and the flowers, plants, and trees that call the conservatory home. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by January 1. $18, $8 for garden members.

Wednesday, February 5 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Colors of the Rainbow
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. We'll explore the colors of the rainbow and where they may be found in the conservatory. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by January 29. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, February 6 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Colors of the Rainbow
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. We'll explore the colors of the rainbow and where they may be found in the conservatory. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by January 29. $18, $8 for garden members.

Wednesday, March 4 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Rascally Rabbits
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. In this month's class, participants will take a walk through the garden to find evidence of rascally rabbits. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by February 26. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, March 5 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Rascally Rabbits
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. In this month's class, participants will take a walk through the garden to find evidence of rascally rabbits. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by February 26. $18, $8 for garden members.

Wednesday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Erosion
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the woodland waterfall. We will explore the good side and the bad side of water in the garden. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by April 1. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, April 9 at 1p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Erosion
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on the woodland waterfall. We will explore the good side and the bad side of water in the garden. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by April 1. $18, $8 for garden members.

Wednesday, May 6 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Frogs and Toads
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on frogs and toads throughout the garden. We'll talk about the difference between frogs and toads as well as what they eat, where they live, and how they use their senses like us. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by April 29. $18, $8 for garden members.

Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Frogs and Toads
In Lil' Sprouts, adults and children (pre-K, ages 3-5) work together while learning about nature, shapes, colors, ABC's and 123's. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities, crafts, garden exploration and creative play as you discover the wonders of nature with your child or grandchild. This month's class focuses on frogs and toads throughout the garden. We'll talk about the difference between frogs and toads as well as what they eat, where they live, and how they use their senses like us. Each registration is good for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required by April 29. $18, $8 for garden members.
For more information or to register
Advance registration is required at least one week in advance of all Lil' Sprouts classes. Register online at www.lauritzengardens.org or call Allison Dush at a.dush@omahabotanicalgardens.org or (402) 346-4002, ext. 253. Registration is requested, but not required by Read and Grow in the Garden.
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