Camps and Classes

Camps and Classes Calendar

May 2018

Public Events

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  • Friday, May 4, 2018 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Location: Lower Shelter Area
    Description: The lower shelter area is reserved during this time for a private event.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: The entire property
    Description: This event is FREE and family friendly.

    The Colton Hustlers 4-H Club will bring chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, calves, donkeys, horses, rabbits and other baby animals and also be providing fun and easy springtime crafts for kids to make.

    Visit the Blood Run Miniatures.

    Watch and learn as the Boy Scouts make rope and shuck corn the old-fashioned way.

    Ever wonder where snakes go in the winter? Meet a variety of 'the Local Boys' found in the park and learn about their yearly migration.

    Join us for our sixth annual Springtime in the Country event, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day!
  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Jasper Educational Center
    Description: This session will explore herbs that grow well in South Dakota and make flavorful herbal teas. Participants will also learn about harvesting, drying, blending and storing the herbs to enjoy throughout the year.

    Instructor: Susan Randall, Master Gardener trainee and owner of Deer Creek Herbs & Teas
    This form stopped accepting submissions on May 6, 2018 2:00 pm CDT.
    Contact Information:
    605.367.4414
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: Mabel & Judy Jasper Educational Center at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Location: Knot Garden Area
    Description: The formal garden/knot garden area is reserved for a private event.
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Jasper Educational Center
    Description: Instructor: Kate Parkinson, Stonegate Landscaping
    Let's design a garden together. Bring a photo of the area or dimensions of a small garden you would like to create during this class.
    Sign Up for this class through SFSD Community Education.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Jasper Educational Center
    Description: 1st Grade School Trips
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Fundraising Event

    Location: At the Mabel and Judy Jasper Educational Center at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum
    Description: Fundraising Open House with light refreshments, entertainment by The Crabgrass Crew and beverages in the lower level and patio area. Please feel free to attend and visit with us about how your donations can be used to continue the mission of development and connecting people and plants. This is the premier fundraising event for the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and all are welcome.
    This form stopped accepting submissions on May 23, 2018 6:00 pm CDT.
    Contact Information:
    Diane Gildemaster, Executive Director
    605-367-4414
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Jasper Education Center
    Description: Picnic and Field Trip