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September 2020

The “How To’s” of Fall Pruning Workshop

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The “How To’s” of Fall Pruning To prune or not to prune?  That always seems to be the dilemma!  Join Gardens Horticulturist, Chris Hall, as he explains when to do your major pruning for fall so that you will have your summer-blooming shrubs in top notch condition.  He will provide tips on the best tools to use as well how to rejuvenate and improve the health of your plants.  Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as you will spend…

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Gardening for All Seasons

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Gardening for All Seasons This workshop will help you as you design your garden for all four seasons. You will learn about some amazing native and perennial plant selections that are sure to add floral and foliar color all year long. We will also discuss soil preparation and minimizing time and cost through proper plant selection and landscape design. Ages: Adults Price: $15 per attendee Date: September 26, 2020 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery…

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October 2020

Square-to-Round Catch-All Basket Workshop

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Square-to-Round Catch-All Basket Workshop 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…

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Homeschool Science Day Series

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Wonderful Wings: Butterflies in the Conservatory Come experience the beauty of nature in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center as we discuss the butterfly life cycle, the floral resources that butterflies need, and how to create your own butterfly garden. Ages: 5-14 Date: RESCHEDULED October 5, 2020 and/or October 6, 2020 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center Instructor: Bethany Harris, Director of Education Minimum Capacity: 5 people, Maximum Capacity: 15 people The Life of…

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Autumn Container Gardening with a Twist

October 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Autumn Container Gardening with a Twist Give some pizzazz to your summer container garden and expand your concept of container gardening by looking beyond the pair of pots by the front door to the role that mixed planters can play in your landscape, on your deck or patio, and in your life  This ‘hands-on’ workshop will include a discussion of container design considerations and concepts and the fun part is you get to plant and create your own garden container…

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Autumn Art Canvas Painting

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Autumn Art Canvas Painting This workshop is for anyone who has always wanted to pursue painting. Working with acrylic paint, you will paint a beautiful autumn pumpkin 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: October 10, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center,…

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“Whooo’s Out There?” Workshop

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Whooo’s Out There?” Workshop Do you love owls? Would you like to learn more about their world? Please join us on October 17th for our fall workshop “Whooo’s Out There?”. During this 2-hour workshop, you will learn about owls’ amazing adaptations, their diet through owl pellet dissection, and how to make your property a suitable home for them! Ages: 12 and up Price: $60 per attendee Date: October 17, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway…

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iPhotography: Getting the Best Shots Using Your Smart Phone

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

iPhotography: Getting the Best Shots Using Your Smart Phone Wanting to use your iPhone to get those incredible shots? You just need to know a few tricks and techniques which can turn those average iPhone-photographed images into fantastic pictures. It is imperative that you have a working knowledge of your Apple iPhone and how to use the camera. This class is to help you learn new tricks, techniques, and tools to better pictures with your iPhone. This class is for…

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Pumpkins and Petals Floral Design

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pumpkins and Petals Floral Design Ever need that perfect arrangement for a Fall gathering? You will learn how to create a beautiful floral arrangement using bright fall flowers and even incorporate some harvest gourds and pumpkins into your floral creation. All supplies and flowers will be provided. Ages: Adults Price: $35 per attendee Date: October 24, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Lily Classroom Instructor: Cheryl Joiner, Horticulturist Minimum Capacity: 5 people, Maximum…

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Introduction to Beekeeping

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to Beekeeping This workshop will provide an overview of the art and science of beekeeping. You will learn what you need to know to get started if you are a first-time beekeeper and the “how to’s” of beekeeping. This workshop is an introductory class, however, beekeepers of all experience levels are welcome to attend. Ages: 12 and up Price: $20 per attendee Date: October 31, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Lily…

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November 2020

Capturing the Fundamentals of Digital Photography

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

Capturing the Fundamentals of Digital Photography  Learn how to “See Light” as an artist and design more artistic images. Regardless of the type or brand of camera you have, this class will also help you better understand the functions and controls on your camera. Being familiar with the capabilities of your camera will allow you to make better choices as you create images.  After this class you will see a definite improvement in your images! Learn from Rick Blackshear, an…

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Fanciful Fruit Basket Weaving Workshop

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fanciful Fruit Basket Weaving Workshop One of my favorite baskets, Fanciful Fruit is woven on a handle/base combination!  This round basket is 14” in diameter and is great for chairside projects, as a table centerpiece or keeping fruit handy on you counter.  This technique uses short spokes inserted into a groove in the base and would be appropriate for beginner and intermediate basket weavers.  Basketry materials and prepared handle/base combinations will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to master…

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Welcoming Winter Birds

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Welcoming Winter Birds Learn how to help your backyard birds endure the winter months in this hands-on workshop! Learn about the species you can expect; discover the key elements our feathered friends need to survive the cooler season; and, leave with your very own nest box that will provide shelter for birds in the Winter and a place to raise babies in the Spring! Age: Adults and Children Price: $25 Date: November 21, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.…

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Fairy Gardening Workshop

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fairy Gardening Workshop Create your own miniature garden by incorporating fairies, gnomes, and sprites. This is a way to garden on a small scale while using your imagination! This fairy garden can be kept near a window seal or moved outdoors for Spring and Summer. Fairy garden foundation, potting soil, two plants, and fairy garden figurines will be provided. Age: Adults and Children Price: $25 Adults, $15 Children Date: November 28, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia…

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December 2020

Magical Christmas Ornament Canvas Painting

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Magical Christmas Ornament Canvas Painting This workshop is for anyone who has always wanted to pursue painting. Working with acrylic paint, you will paint a magnificent Christmas ornament painting 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: December 5, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Virginia Hand Callaway…

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