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Callaway Discovery Center

April 2020

Tour of Local Organic Farm – CANCELED

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 2, 2020

1st Saturday of the Month | Sept. - Nov. Visit a local organic farm and learn about the various crops and sustainable practices of running such an enterprise. The tour includes a trip to their market where local vegetables, herbs, eggs, cheese, and honey are sold. Transportation provided. Please meet in the Discovery Center Lobby. Jenny Jack Sun Farm in Pine Mountain, GA Fee: Free with Gardens Admission PURCHASE GARDENS ADMISSION

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Spring Has Sprung Canvas Painting – CANCELED

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is for anyone who has always wanted to pursue painting. Working with acrylic paint, capture the flora of Callaway Gardens with step by step instruction. Paint and canvases will be supplied. Attendees should bring an apron or old shirt. This is a great opportunity to begin the wonderful experience of creating art. Ages: Adults Price: $35 (Adults) Date: April 4, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Violet Classroom Instructor: Peggie McGhee, Young…

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Little Seedling Saturday Series – POSTPONED

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2020

Join us every Saturday for our "Little Seedling Saturday Series." This NEW Saturday educational programming initiative allows children and families a chance to learn, explore, and experience Callaway Gardens through educational activities that sprout growth & creativity. Programs will vary each weekend in topic & activity. View our schedule for more information. 2020 SCHEDULE:   FREE with Gardens Admission & to Annual Members & Resort Guests.

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Native Azaleas! – CANCELED

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The native azaleas of the southeast have been called the most beautiful of our native flowering shrubs.  Here’s your chance to learn all about native azaleas and some of the outstanding cultivars now available.  These dazzling beauties are great additions to any landscape.  You’ll learn from someone who has had years of hands-on experience growing these plants.  Ernest is the second-generation owner of a nursery established in 1957 which has become the largest grower of native azaleas in the country.…

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Lunch & Learn

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on April 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm

CANCELLED - Wednesday, March 18 at 12 pm | Discovery Center Join us as we talk about "Vegetable Gardening" with David Chambers, the former Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden Manager. Don't forget to BYOL (Bring your Own Lunch). Wednesday, April 15 at 12 pm | Discovery Center Join us as we discuss "Making Pollinators Count" with Brooklyn Wassel, a Pike County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent. Don't forget to BYOL (Bring your Own Lunch). Wednesday, May 20 at 12 pm |…

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Attracting Beneficial Insects “The Good Bugs” to Your Garden – CANCELED

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wondering how you can attract beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden or neighborhood? One of our experts will teach you how to turn your backyard or garden space into a prime habitat for these important insects. Learn the right plants and provisions needed to attract those buzzing insects directly to your garden oasis. Ages: 10 and up Price: $15 per attendee; Kids 10 and under are $5 a piece Date: April 18, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.…

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Basket Weaving: Square to Round Catch-All – CANCELED

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This popular basket’s versatility is its most charming feature! Perfect for magazines, chair side projects, shelf storage, children’s toys, pet toys – you decide!   This basket would be an especially handy accessory by the fireplace for kindling, pine cones, small twigs and other starter material.  Start by weaving a square base that measures 12” x 12” and evolves into a functional round basket as you weave up to a 10” height.   Finished with leather handles, this basket could be the…

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Alabama 4-H Center: Herp Journey! – CANCELED

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Snakes, and Gators, and Turtles…OH MY!! The Alabama 4-H Science school brings you a program that allows both children and adults to experience and learn about a collection of the South’s native species of Reptiles and Amphibians. This conservation driven program allows groups to get up close and personal with some of the species that inhabit the American South as well as other parts of the world. · Ages: Family · Dates: April 25 · Time: 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.…

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May 2020

Gardening for Butterflies

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You’ll spend a fun, informative morning learning about these amazing creatures: their astounding life cycle and flight.  You’ll also learn the perils that all butterflies are facing in today’s world and how you can help.  Class includes a visit to the Day Butterfly Center outdoor garden for tips on how to attract butterflies to your garden.  You’ll leave with lots of information and a butterfly garden plan. Ages: Adults and Children Price: $25 (Adults); $5 (Children) Date: May 2, 2020…

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Mother’s Day Floral Design

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Make a spring floral arrangement to enjoy yourself, give as a Mother’s Day gift, or even present the workshop as a gift to someone special.  Learn about the art of floral design and how to use flowers from your own garden to create a beautiful floral accent. After an informative session you’ll get down to the ‘how-to’ and take home a creation of your own!  Flowers and arrangement supplies included. Ages: Adults Price: $40 Date: May 9, 2020 Time: 10:00…

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Basket Weaving: Gathering Basket

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discover the joy of weaving an heirloom Gathering Basket!  This sturdy basket is woven on a 10” square hoop and is the perfect size for taking to the local farmer’s market or gathering vegetables or flowers from your garden.  Instruction will include basic basket weaving techniques and would be appropriate for both beginner and intermediate basket weavers. Weave the basket then use your creativity with natural materials to decorate and make it your very own. Ages: Adults Price: $65 (Adults)…

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Suburban Wildlife: Learning to Coexist

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is for anyone interested in creating, enhancing and maintaining urban wildlife habitat. As our human-dominated landscapes overlap more and more with wildlife,  become a responsible steward of our native animal populations and learn methods that encourage our peaceful coexistence with them!   Age: Adult Price: $25 Date: May 23, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Violet Classroom Instructor: Education Staff OR Local County Extension Agent Minimum Capacity: 5 people, Maximum Capacity:…

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Coca-Cola Space Science Center Mobile Planetarium

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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One event on May 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Learning about science form Coca-Cola Space Science Center Experts through a digital planetarium will bring plenty of "oohs" & "ahs." More than that, it will inspire you to engage in a better understanding of the world around you. Free with Callaway Gardens admission Free Ticket Required - Tickets coming soon

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