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Wednesday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
  
Lil' Sprouts: Erosion
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. 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- THIS SESSION IS FULL
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. 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.

Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: The Ants Go Marching Two By Two
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. 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 but pre-registration is requested.

Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: LEGO® Brick Planters
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. 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 kit will be provided per family (any combination of adults and children, as long as one adult is participating). Includes garden admission for all participants. This month families will take a guided walk through the Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit. Upon returning to the classroom, families will build 3 planters using LEGO® bricks and fill them with succulents. Picture is representative, but not identical to the month's craft.

May 2 at 10 a.m.
  
Painting with Pinot's Palette: Mother's Day Handprints
A GREAT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY! Enjoy customizing your own colorful masterpiece on an 11" x 14" canvas in this family painting session with Pinot's Palette. Admission to the garden is included and participants may explore the beautiful indoor and outdoor collections while their paint dries. One canvas per family. Pre-registration is required by April 25.

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.

Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden
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 but pre-registration is requested.

Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m.
  
Family Workshop: Fairy Gardens
Spend time as a family at Lauritzen Gardens completing a craft project together and exploring a related garden with a guide. Please note: only one craft per family will be provided (any combination of adults and children, as long as one adult is participating). Includes garden admission for all participants. This month, take a guided tour through the Lithuanian Sculpture Garden, talk about myths and legends, and plant and decorate your own fairy garden to take home. Picture is representative, but not identical to the month's craft.

Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun
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 but pre-registration is requested.

June 20 . at 10 a.m.
  
Painting with Pinot's Palette: Fireflies
Enjoy customizing your own colorful masterpiece on an 11" x 14" canvas in this session with Pinot's Palette. In this session, visit the garden to look for insects during the day, then paint an evening scene of your insects! Admission to the garden is included and participants may explore the beautiful indoor and outdoor collections while their paint dries. One canvas per person. Pre-registration is required by June 13.

Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Engine-eous 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 but pre-registration is requested.

Friday, August 14 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Interesting Insects
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 but pre-registration is requested.

Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Buggin' Out!
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 but pre-registration is requested.

Friday, October 9 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Owls are a Hoot!
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 but pre-registration is requested.

Friday, November 13 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Autumn Leaves in the Breeze
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 but pre-registration is requested.

Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m.
  
Read and Grow at the Garden: Hibernation Station
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 but pre-registration is requested.
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 Kate Schwarz at k.schwarz@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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