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Tue, May 30, 2023 9:00 am

Gentle Yoga (5-week series)

Nourish your body and come alive with spring! In this series, your instructor will kindly guide you through gentle, opening postures using the breath and a focused mind. Some postures will be restorative in nature and others will flow with the breath to break up stress and tension from everyday life. Through meditation we will bridge the mind and heart allowing your energy to feel lighter and brighter, improving your overall experience in your day to day living.

Instructor: Megan Reed, Ivy Energy

Sun, Jun 4, 2023 12:00 pm

Madison Area Iris Society Show

Cut irises in a variety of colors will be on display and members of the Madison Area Iris Society will be available to answer questions.

Sun, Jun 11, 2023 10:30 am

Bird Photography

Interested in taking your bird photography to the next level? Explore exposure, camera modes, focusing options, and the best starting settings for your bird photography in this hands-on workshop suitable for all levels of photographers.  Some technical info will be more appropriate for the DSLR and Mirrorless photographers while cell phone photographers will benefit from composition and other tips to help them capture stronger images. There will be time to eat while getting cameras ready for the active photography portion of the class so packed a lunch along with your camera. Ages 16 and over.

Instructor: Kevin Hanley, photographer

Mon, Jun 12, 2023 6:00 pm

Tai Chi Meditation

“Move like a great river; be still like a mountain” instructs the age-old description of the meditative exercise and movement art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. This class offers standing movements and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit. All physical abilities welcome, including those in need of chair-based practice.

Instructor: Jody Curley, M.A., Master Certified Instructor

Sun, Jun 18, 2023 9:00 am

Watercolor with Blossoms, Birds, and Insects

Enjoy a fun and creative day using western and Asian watercolor techniques to paint morning glories with butterflies, roses with bees, orchids, peonies, iris with small birds, plum blossoms with dragon flies, and lotus with kingfisher. You can bring your own supplies, or a supply kit ($25) can be purchased from the instructor and reserved at the time of registration.

Instructor: Stella Dobbins, National Watercolor Society

Mon, Jun 19, 2023 6:00 pm

Tai Chi Meditation

“Move like a great river; be still like a mountain” instructs the age-old description of the meditative exercise and movement art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. This class offers standing movements and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit. All physical abilities welcome, including those in need of chair-based practice.

Instructor: Jody Curley, M.A., Master Certified Instructor

Tue, Jun 20, 2023 3:00 pm

Inside the Olbrich Honeybee Hives

Have you ever wondered what life is like inside a honeybee hive? Or perhaps what it might be like to keep bees? Using Olbrich's honeybee hives as a live demonstration, Kurt Runzheimer of Country Bee Apiaries and beekeeper of Olbrich's hives will explore first hand the life cycle of the bees, their daily activities, and routine summer care of the hives.

Instructor: Kurt Runzheimer, City Bee, Country Bee Apiaries

Sat, Jun 24, 2023 10:30 am

Midwest Home Garden Design: 1830 to the Present

Draw inspiration for your own home, no matter what age or style, as we explore garden design evolution in the Midwest from the time of settlement. Learn about design trends, the rise of the suburban lawn, foundation plantings, cottage gardens, moon gardens, heirloom plants, Victory Gardens and much more.

Instructor: Nina Koziol

Sun, Jun 25, 2023 11:00 am

Sala Thai Festival

On June 25, the community is invited to celebrate the 190th anniversary of U.S. - Thai diplomatic relations with a day of food, music and dance performances, and workshops and demonstrations. Unique opportunities to experience the rich cultural heritage of Thailand will be available for all ages to enjoy. Plus, enjoy free admission to the tropical Bolz Conservatory all day!

Mon, Jun 26, 2023 6:00 pm

Tai Chi Meditation

“Move like a great river; be still like a mountain” instructs the age-old description of the meditative exercise and movement art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. This class offers standing movements and seated practices rooted within the Chinese tradition of Tai Chi and Chi Kung for the enrichment of body, mind and spirit. All physical abilities welcome, including those in need of chair-based practice.

Instructor: Jody Curley, M.A., Master Certified Instructor