Adult Programs

Jan
18
Fri
Winter Tree ID: Bark, Buds and Branching Patterns @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Even without leaves, many trees are still recognizable during the winter months. Learn the distinguishing characteristics for identifying more than 30 native species in the dormant season. Study branching patterns, growth habits, bark color and bud arrangements. We will be walking outdoors for the entirety of this course, so dress accordingly.

Jan
19
Sat
Magnificence on the Mountain @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 19 @ 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. This hike will not be offered in April or May so that we can treat our hemlock trees for an outbreak of wooly adelgids.

Jan
20
Sun
Taiji With the Trees – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Jan. 20 – Mar. 3

TaijiFit combines the best elements of fitness, meditation and the ancient martial art of Taiji (Tai Chi). Learn the secret of balancing yin and yang – strength with beauty, power with peace and endurance with flow. There is no routine to memorize or get right.

*No class Jan. 27

Jan
25
Fri
Winter Tree ID: Bark, Buds and Branching Patterns @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Even without leaves, many trees are still recognizable during the winter months. Learn the distinguishing characteristics for identifying more than 30 native species in the dormant season. Study branching patterns, growth habits, bark color and bud arrangements. We will be walking outdoors for the entirety of this course, so dress accordingly.

Wine and Cheese Night Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy the Arboretum’s sights and sounds and learn about the night time forest ecosystem. Afterwards relax with food and drink. Wear sturdy shoes, this hike goes no matter the weather.

Jan
26
Sat
Gardening With Green Corps: Jumpstart Your Garden @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Already dreaming of your summer harvest? Get a head start on your garden by learning how to improve upon your experience and design. Topics include plant selection ideas, starting seeds, where to purchase supplies and troubleshooting. Come together to share your success stories and frustrations with an expert.

Jan
27
Sun
Stebbins Gulch: A Hike Through Geologic History @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Jan
29
Tue
Yoga in The Garden – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Tuesdays, Jan. 29 – Mar. 5

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.

Gentle Chair Yoga – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesdays, Jan. 29 – Mar. 5

Learn traditional yoga poses with the support of a chair. Breathing and relaxation techniques, flexibility, strength and balance will be taught. Great for seniors. Wear loose clothing.

Yoga in The Garden – Session 2 @ Thayer Center
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesdays, Jan. 29 – Mar. 5

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.