2014 Spring The Holden Experience

 

Admission is free with non-member class registration

 Learn more about Holden's instructors

 

 

Yoga In The Garden

Date Session 1: Tuesdays, March 11 through April 15.
  Session 2: Tuesdays, April 22 through May 27.
Time 9 - 10:30am
Location Thayer Center                                              
Instructor Barbara Tercek, RYT              

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Date Session 1: Fridays, March 14 through April 18.
  Session 2: Fridays, April 25 through May 30.
Time 9 - 10:30am
Location Thayer Center                                                
Instructor Barbara Tercek, RYT              

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Date Session 1: Tuesdays, March 11 through April 15.
  Session 2: Tuesdays, April 22 through May 27.
Time 5:15 - 6:45pm
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Judy Churchill, AYT, RYT, CYT

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Date

Session 1: Thursdays, March 13 through April 17.

  Session 2: Thursdays, April 24 through May 29.
Time 5:30 - 7pm                                
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Judy Churchill, AYT, RYT, CYT
   
Cost $50 per session, members; $70 per session, nonmembers
Description Need vitality, joy and stress relief? Try the mindful practice of Hatha Yoga. Become more centered and focused through breath work; cultivate flexibility, strength and deep relaxation. Held in the gardens, weather permitting, or at an indoor location with a garden view. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a mat, pillow and your sense of inquisitiveness. Beginners to experts welcome.
Class Code

HTW123

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Gentle Chair Yoga

Date

Session 1: Tuesdays, March 11 through April 15.

  Session 2: Tuesdays, April 22 through May 27
Time 11am - noon
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Barbara Tercek, RYT                                                            
Cost

$40 per session, members; $55 per session, nonmembers

Description

Chair yoga adapts traditional yoga poses so that they can be done with a chair for support, making yoga accessible for everyone. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques, increase our flexibility and strength, and improve your balance and circulation. Your body and mind are really going to appreciate this class. all are welcome. A great program for seniors. Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Class Code HTW125

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Tai Chi With Trees

Date

Session 1: Thursdays, March 13 through April 17.

  Session 2: Thursdays, April 24 through May 29.
Time 4-5pm
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Denise Brown                                                        
Cost

$40 per session, members; $55 per session, nonmembers

Description

With its focus on coordinating breath and flowing gestures, Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion. The many benefits of Tai Chi include positive effects on the immune system, lower blood pressure, increased flexibility, improved range of motion and balance, and reduced joint and back pain. Tai Chi is slow synchronized motion, standing or seated. The gentle movements increase muscle strength and tone, and develop awareness of "chi" for empowering inner stillness and relieving stress and anxiety. The style of Tai Chi we will be practicing is easy to learn and suitable for all ages, body types and levels of fitness. It is based on medical research and is especially well suited to those who suffer from arthritis.

Class Code HTW143

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Potluck With Your Pooch

Date

Saturday, March 15

Time 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location Holden Shelter House
Cost $3 members, $7 nonmembers
Description

Spring has sprung! Enjoy an early spring afternoon hike with your dog looking for spring wildflowers along the way. We will finish with a potluck dinner in the Holden Shelter House with a warm fire. Please bring a dish to share.  Hot beverages provided.

Class Code HIK725

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Senior Horticulture Group

Date/Topic

Wednesdays, March 19, April 16 and May 21

Time 10am - noon
Location

Mach 19 - Lantern Court

April 16 and May 21 - Corning Visitor Center

Instructor Susan Swisher                                                                
Cost

$3 members, $7 nonmembers

Description

Older adults interested in plants, nature, good health and making new friends are encouraged to join this wellness group. Gatherings, scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month, offer discussion and a related activity. Light refreshments are served.

This quarter's topics include:

March 19 -- Raised Bed Gardening, Rick Belding, Holden horticulturists

April 16 -- Artemesia, Herb of History, Mystery and More!  Karen Kennedy, Herb Society of America

May 21 -- Topiary: Trees and Ivy with Gardening Q and A, Dawn Cryberg

Class Code HTW135

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Wine and Cheese Night Hike

Dates Fridays, March 14, April 4 and May 23
Time 8 - 11pm
Location Thayer Center
Instructor Dan Donaldson
Cost $25 members; $40 nonmembers
Description Springtime is perfect for a guided night hike along Holden's diverse woodland trails – frogs singing, owls calling and bats flying. Enjoy a variety of wines, non-alcoholic beverages, fresh fruit and gourmet cheeses after the hike. This is a rain or shine event so dress for the weather and wear appropriate hiking shoes. These hikes fill quickly – prompt registration is suggested. Adults only.
Class Code HIK124

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Highlight Tours

Date Saturdays and Sundays, April - October
Time Saturdays 10-11:30am and 2 -3:30pm; Sundays 2-3:30pm
Location Corning Visitor Center                                         
Instructor Holden guides     
Cost Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers
Description Enjoy a free guided walk among the many gardens and natural areas while learning about Holden's history, mission, programming and new feature areas. A perfect way to get to know Holden or to see it again in a new light. No registration required.
Class Code

HIK119

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Audubon Bird Walks

Date

Sundays April 13, 20, 27; and May 4, 11 and 18

Time

7:30am

Location Corning Visitor Center
Instructor Stanley Plante
Cost Free - no need to register
Description

Held in conjunction with the Cleveland Audubon Society and other organizations, these early morning bird walks depart promptly at 7:30am from the Corning Visitor Center. Bring binoculars and a field guide.

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Garden Tool Basket

Date

Sunday, March 23

Time

1 - 5pm

Location

Thayer Center

Instructor Renell Simrau                                                       
Cost

$40 members, $55 nonmembers

Description

Create a wonderful handmade gift for that special gardener in your life or for Mother's Day! This useful basket is divided in the middle to carry seeds, small tools and twine and even some annual and vegetable plugs. We will use a basic weave for the body of the basket and the handle can be wrapped with seagrass cord to give a decorative touch. When completed, the base of the basket will measure 12" x 10". Please bring a flathead screwdriver and needle-nose pliers if you have them.

Class Code ART451

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A Photographer's Guide To Ohio Digital Photography Workshop

Date

Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11

Time

May 10, 8am - 4:30pm; and May 11, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location Reinberger Classroom
Instructor

Ian Adams                                                

Cost

$150 members, $185 nonmembers

Description

Join Adams, a photographer and author of A Photographer's Guide to Ohio and 18 other photography books, for an in-depth, weekend workshop designed to help beginners and intermediate photographers take beautiful landscape and close-up photographs of Ohio’s most picturesque places with your smart phone, digital point-and-shoot or SLR camera. You’ll learn the most important digital camera features and settings, how to take sharp, well-composed pictures, the best lighting for scenic and close-up photography, and tips for finding and photographing Ohio’s best scenic vistas, natural areas, waterfalls, public gardens, historic barns and bridges, rural areas, landmark buildings and town murals. The class will include a photo shoot in the gardens and woodlands at Holden, a review/critique of your photos, and tips for fine-tuning and sharing your digital photos, using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. See the detailed agenda for the program.

Class Code

ART372

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