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January 2018

Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
January-February Session

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Evening Yoga in the Garden:
January-February Session

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture during this evening offering in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather. Please note: the January 4 session takes place offsite at Lakeside Wellness and Fitness.

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Beginning Botany
for Gardeners

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’.  This class introduces you to the way plants make food, grow, and reproduce.  Includes a copy of the class text, Brian Capon’s Botany for Gardeners. Follow up later in the year with “Intermediate Botany.” Instructor: Jill Spear, Department of Biology, University of Richmond and Department of Biology, University of Mary Washington.

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Half-Price Admission Days: Jan. 16 – Feb. 28, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission through Feb. 28.  During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children.

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Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick. This session is full!  We have opened…

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Mindfulness, Meditation, and Health:
January-February Session

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

This course is experiential. Students learn about and discuss the origin of mindfulness and its applications in medicine, healthcare, and society. Learn and be supported in the development of a mindfulness practice, utilizing the modality as a tool for stress management, self awareness, and self efficacy. Students are encouraged to transform their minds and bodies with intentional focus, utilizing mindfulness in everyday life both as a complementary healing modality and as a meditation practice. Mindfulness recognizes the potential of human beings to…

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Louise Cochrane
Art Auction

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

View the Louise Cochrane art auction and exhibit in the Lora Robins Library.  Link to online bidding and will be posted soon. Library Hours Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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One-Pan Wonders
with Chef Anne

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

In this one-pan wonders class, Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala demonstrates how to make fuss-free suppers that are as delicious as they are easy to clean up.  Anne will show you simple dinner solutions for busy cooks by focusing on a fresh, flavorful sheet pan meal, a Dutch oven classic and a satisfying cast-iron supper.  Anne’s hour and a half demonstration is followed by a delectable lunch featuring some of the recipes discussed.

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Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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Soils, Part 1:
Properties of Soil and Life in the Soil

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the life under your feet in this three-part series. In this class, instructor Karin Stretchko discusses the physical properties of soil, and explains that soil is far from inert, hosting a myriad of chemical and life processes. Parts 2 and 3 cover organic matter, sustainable gardening, pH, fertilization and plant nutrition. Take one or all three.  Instructor: Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College.

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