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Family Jack-O'-Lantern Hikes

Family-friendly jack-o'-lantern-lit hike explores the night life of owls, bats, and spiders at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, October 10 or 17, or Sundays, October 11 or 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Planning for Fall Color

Select plants and plant combinations to add fall color to your landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Landscape Design Basics

Begin the process of designing a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, October 18 through November 8, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Graphite and Watercolor

Learn how to apply color to graphite drawings by applying glazes of watercolor at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, October 19 through November 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Candy Garden (3-5 years)

Does candy grow on trees? Come and find out what sweet treats grow on trees and other plants and play fun candy games in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 13; Tuesday, October 18; OR Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Adult Yoga

Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, September 14 through October 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or Thursdays, September 15 through October 13, 2016, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m

The Candy Garden (18-35 months)

Does candy grow on trees? Come and find out what sweet treats grow on trees and other plants and play fun candy games in this sensory based program at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 12 OR Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Mammal Merit Badge

Take hikes to different locations in The Morton Arboretum to find out what it means to be a mammal as you earn your Mammal Merit Badge. Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

My Journey Into the Wilds of Chicago - Performance and Book Signing

Come to be informed and inspired, as internationally published photographer, author, and humorist, Mike MacDonald, takes you on a virtual journey into Chicago’s wild side - 350 square miles of verdant, untamed natural areas - at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Fermented Foods Series: Dairy-Free Yogurt

Learn to make almond-based yogurt and add mix-ins for a healthy, delicious treat at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.