Adult Programs

Apr
4
Sat
Sunrise Hike up the Emergent Tower @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

Hike up the tower to watch the sunrise. Following the climb, enjoy coffee and pastries while taking in the early morning sights and sounds of spring. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is contingent on weather and visibility.

 

Instructor Bio:

Dan Donaldson is the District Administrator of Lake County Soil & Water District. Having earned his B.A. in Environmental Management from Cleveland State University, Dan assists local governments, landowners, and partner agencies with natural resource planning objectives, including special projects, ordinances, programs, conservation easements, program planning, administration, and grant writing.

 

Apr
5
Sun
Magnificence on the Mountain @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

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.

Apr
8
Wed
Composition in Oil or Acrylic @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

April 8- May 6 (5 week course)

Paint light on botanical form in the Butterfly Garden and classroom in this five week session at Holden Arboretum. Learn to see light as contrasting shape, adding structure and detail with line, tone, and color. Begin with a day of charcoal drawing, then immediately underpaint, and layer with wet-into-wet blending technique. Create oil or acrylic sketches and one larger painting.  All levels are welcome.

Instructor Bio:

Susan Gray Bé, earned her M.A. in painting at the State University of New York at Albany, a B.A. of Studio Art at Hamilton College and studied at National Academy School of Fine Arts, University of Vermont and The Rhode Island School of Design. She currently teaches at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland  Botanical Garden, Holden Arboretum, and BAYarts.

Apr
12
Sun
Audubon Bird Walk @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 12 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

This event is held in conjunction with the Cleveland Audubon Society and other organizations.

Apr
17
Fri
Wine & Cheese Night Hike @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

Enjoy the Arboretum’s sights and sounds and learn about the nighttime forest ecosystem. Afterward, relax with food and drinks. Wear sturdy shoes. This hike goes no matter the weather. Attendees must be 21 years old or older.

 

Instructor Bio:

Dan Donaldson is the District Administrator of Lake County Soil & Water District. Having earned his B.A. in Environmental Management from Cleveland State University, Dan assists local governments, landowners, and partner agencies with natural resource planning objectives, including special projects, ordinances, programs, conservation easements, program planning, administration, and grant writing.
Apr
18
Sat
Stebbins Gulch: A Hike Through Geologic History @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

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. Waterproof boots are strongly suggested. No children under 12. Rugged: 3 miles.

Apr
19
Sun
Audubon Bird Walk @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 19 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

This event is held in conjunction with the Cleveland Audubon Society and other organizations.

Apr
26
Sun
Audubon Bird Walk @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 26 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

This event is held in conjunction with the Cleveland Audubon Society and other organizations.

Taiji with the Trees: Session II @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

Taiji Fit combines the best elements of fitness, meditation and the ancient martial art of Taiji(TaiChi). Learn the secret of balancing yin and yang—strength with beauty, power with peace and endurance with flow.

Sundays, April 26-June 14(No class May 3 or 17)

Instructor Bio:

Tim Shea graduated from Parsons School of Design with a B.B.A. in Marketing & Product Development. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been involved in training for over 10 years. He is a Group Fitness Instructor and Certified Therapeutic Acupressure Practitioner. Recently, Tim became TRX Certified and is Proficient on the PUR Motion AIR-FIT Suspension Trainer. Some of his interests include boxing, tennis, cooking, photography and finding new ways to challenge himself and in turn his clients!
May
1
Fri
Wine & Cheese Night Hike @ The Holden Arboretum
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Enjoy the Arboretum’s sights and sounds and learn about the nighttime forest ecosystem. Afterward, relax with food and drinks. Wear sturdy shoes. This hike goes no matter the weather. Attendees must be 21 years old or older.

 

Instructor Bio:

Dan Donaldson is the District Administrator of Lake County Soil & Water District. Having earned his B.A. in Environmental Management from Cleveland State University, Dan assists local governments, landowners, and partner agencies with natural resource planning objectives, including special projects, ordinances, programs, conservation easements, program planning, administration, and grant writing.