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Winter Nature Adventures: Session 1 9:30 am
Winter Nature Adventures: Session 1 @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Session I: Saturdays, Jan. 5 – Feb. 2 Many of us have seen how nature delights children, which is why nature is the cornerstone of this intensive five-week program designed to facilitate the physical, cognitive,[...]
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Stebbins Forest 9:00 am
Stebbins Forest @ At site
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover spectacular old-growth beech forests and hidden hemlock ravines of the arboretum’s 800-acre South Stebbins property, not to be confused with Stebbins Gulch. This is one of the Arboretum’s most intact forests and is closed[...]
Planting for the Future 1:00 pm
Planting for the Future @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Community Forestry staff to learn how tree selections and the tree nursery industry are changing with changing climate and forest threats. Learn how to purchase, place, plant and successfully establish resilient trees that[...]
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Beginning Painting Oil & Acrylic 5:00 pm
Beginning Painting Oil & Acrylic @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Balance and contrast color, tonal relationships, pattern, texture and form while building confidence with brushwork. Learn wet-into-wet blending, glazing, color mixing and palette organization. Materials list will be provided. Seven week series: January 16 –[...]
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Winter Tree ID: Bark, Buds and Branching Patterns 1:00 pm
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[...]
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Magnificence on the Mountain 1:00 pm
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[...]
Spark an Interest in Fire Building & Campfire Cooking 4:00 pm
Spark an Interest in Fire Building & Campfire Cooking @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Learn how to collect, lay and properly keep a campfire burning. Once our fire is brewing, we’ll use it to cook up a simple plant-based soup or hot beverage to sip around the fire while[...]
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Taiji With the Trees – Session 2 10:00 am
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[...]
Pop-up Learn to Snowshoe 1:30 pm
Pop-up Learn to Snowshoe @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Discover the joy of winter and experience our stunning trails by strapping on a pair of snowshoes and getting outdoors. We offer snowshoe rentals at the Corning Visitor Center on a daily, drop-in basis as[...]
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Family Snowshoe Hikes 1:30 pm
Family Snowshoe Hikes @ Holden Arboretum
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Have you ever wondered how snowshoes work? Learn how to put them on, walk, turn and get back up once you fall down. We will play some games and take a walk. You will be[...]
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Winter Tree ID: Bark, Buds and Branching Patterns 1:00 pm
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[...]
Wine and Cheese Night Hike 7:00 pm
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.
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Gardening With Green Corps: Jumpstart Your Garden 10:00 am
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[...]
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Stebbins Gulch: A Hike Through Geologic History 1:00 pm
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[...]
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Yoga in The Garden – Session 2 9:00 am
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[...]
Gentle Chair Yoga – Session 2 11:00 am
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 5:30 pm
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[...]
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