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  • Opt outside this Black Friday with a peaceful hike along the Arboretum’s quietest trails. (Registration is closed) Friday, November 24, 2017, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images, and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Produce high quality, exhibit-worthy photographs with your smartphone at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 2, 2017, noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant holiday swags at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., or Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Join writer and naturalist Cindy Crosby to hear stories of how wildflowers have changed human history: through literature, art, medicine, as love charms, and more at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Make an ornament using air plants and festive decorations at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary on Wednesdays or Thursdays, December 2017 through February 2018.
  • Learn techniques for painting on a wooden surface using acrylics at at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Explore meditative and self-nurturing yoga poses with the use of plant based essential oils to restore and rebalance the mind and body in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Monday, August 28, Thursday, November 9, or Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, December 16, 2017 through March 17, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Connect the mind and body in this peaceful yoga class in honor of the full and new moons each month at The Morton Arboretum. Multiple sections. Dates and times vary starting Saturday, November 18, 2017.
  • Create a festive, long-lasting botanical arrangement to display in your home during the holidays, using a wintery mix of greenery and flowers at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary on Wednesdays or Thursdays, December 2017 through February 2018.
  • Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest at The Morton Arboretum. New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., and select Saturdays, January 20 through March 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • New! For ultimate relaxation, join us for one hour of peaceful yoga stretches, then enjoy sipping your beverage of choice while looking upon the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Thursday, January 11 or Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • First Aid and CPR class will teach you the skills you need to keep yourself and others safe while working at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, or Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Ward off winter blues with a diet rich in seasonal, plant-based foods at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, January 18, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Connect the mind and body in this peaceful yoga class in honor of the full and new moons each month at The Morton Arboretum. Multiple sections. Dates and times vary starting Saturday, November 18, 2017.
  • Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 11, or February 1. In-person component occurs, January 19, 2018, or Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary on Wednesdays or Thursdays, December 2017 through February 2018.
  • Join us for a FREE orientation program on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. In-Person. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify trees after they shed their leaves for the winter at The Morton Arboretum. Online component available beginning January 19 or 26, 2018. In-person component occurs Saturdays, January 27, or February 3, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Capture the color, glimmer, and mottling of rocks and minerals using colored pencil at The Morton Arboretum. Three Fridays, January 26 through February 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Browse a selection of ornamental and edible seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Meet the animals that prowl our woods and ponds all winter long at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Learn the basics of how to use your new camera at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. In-person section: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn how biologists study and take action to conserve plants at The Morton Arboretum. Mondays and Wednesdays, January 29 through May 2, 2018. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Brighten your winter landscape with plants and combinations that add color and texture at The Morton Arboretum. Two Thursdays, February 1 and 8, 2018, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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