Adult Programs

Oct
19
Fri
Yoga in the Garden – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Fridays, Oct. 19 – Nov. 30*

Hatha Yoga helps you be more centered and focused – breath work and cultivates flexibility, strength and deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and pillow. All levels welcome.

*There will be no class on Nov. 23

Oct
20
Sat
iPhone Landscape & Nature Workshop with Ian Adams @ Holden Arboretum
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join Ohio photographer and iPhone enthusiast Ian Adams for a 1½-day iPhone Landscape & Nature Photography workshop during the peak of fall color. Learn the best camera settings and dozens of tips for taking great outdoor photos with your iPhone, and you will receive a 50 percent discount on Adams’ new 150-page eBook, iPhone Landscape & Nature  Photography. After lunch visit some of the Arboretum’s hotspots for great fall color. A photo review session is set for Oct. 27,  1 – 4pm. Optional book purchase is not included in the cost of the program.

 

Handpainting on Silk Workshop @ Holden Arboretum
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Discover the joy of silk painting, a medium like watercolor only more forgiving and fun. Complete two 26” square scarves or 11” x 60” banners to take home. Bring your ideas or be spontaneous – all levels of artistic ability welcome. Materials included.

Oct
26
Fri
Wine and Cheese Night Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Experience the sights, sounds and feel of the Arboretum’s wintry landscape. Discover the special qualities of forests and fields at night. Afterward, relax around a fire with food and drink.

Oct
27
Sat
Yoga Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a fusion of yoga and a hike explored within different backdrops of nature. Mindfulness, meditation and movement interweave in the beautiful landscape of the Arboretum. Hike goes rain or shine, so come prepared.

Nov
3
Sat
Loon Lake and Apple Pie @ at site
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the trails and obscure pathways of the East Branch Reservoir in the rolling Amish hills of Geauga County.  This refuge from the hunting season attracts a variety of waterfowl, bald eagles, loons and swans.  There will be plenty of time to learn about the waterfowl on the lake and the old growth forest system surrounding it.  The is one of the most beautiful and peaceful preserves in the region.  Following the walk, there will be an optional lunch at nearby Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen.  Moderate hiking, 4+miles, on trails.

Stebbins Gulch: A Hike Through Geologic History @ The Holden Arboretum
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Follow the streambed as it cuts through bedrock dating back millions of years. Explore the geology and plant communities resulting from this special environment. This rigorous hike requires a good degree of physical fitness. Proper footwear is imperative and should be appropriate for climbing, walking through mud and high water conditions. We strongly suggest high waterproof boots. No children under 12. Rugged – 3 miles.

Nov
14
Wed
Scientist Lecture: Biodiversity and Function in Diverse Vegetation Systems @ Holden Arboretum
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sabrina Russo’s research seeks to understand biodiversity on our planet  by describing the ecological processes that determine how species interact, why certain species occur in some habitat types or geographic regions and not in others, and how diversity is generated in the first place. To answer these, Russo conducts research in some of the most species-rich places on Earth, the rain forests of the Amazon and Borneo, as well as in grasslands and croplands of Nebraska.

Nov
16
Fri
Wine and Cheese Night Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Experience the sights, sounds and feel of the Arboretum’s wintry landscape. Discover the special qualities of forests and fields at night. Afterward, relax around a fire with food and drink.

Nov
25
Sun
Magnificence on the Mountain @ Holden Arboretum
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Unique geological formations, diversity of plant life and its historic use as a resort make this a spectacular natural site. No children under 12.
Moderate – under 2 miles.