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October 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:30 pm3:00 pm
Mabel and Judy Jasper Educational Center
Cancelled-- Gnome Homes

Use your imagination to design your own tiny home! Materials from nature and your own collections will be used to decorate your very own tiny gnome home. Bring your own glue gun and be ready to create! Registration is $15 per person. Ages 8 and up.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 pm5:00 pm
Mabel & Judy Jasper Educational Center at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site

Saturday, October 12, 2019
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site
All Things Pumpkin

Everything you've ever wanted to do with pumpkins! Paint them, carve them, smash them, bake them, eat them! Every participant received two pumpkins to do with as they please. Painting project registration is through Creative Spirits and all other events are through the Arboretum. Ages 5 & up. Cost is $10.00 per child for Arboretum activities; $20.00 through Creative Spirits for the painting project.

Sunday, October 13, 2019
2:00 pm3:00 pm
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum
Singing Bowls & Meditation

Sound impacts our lives in so many ways. Come experience the healing properties of the Tibetan singing bowls. This holistic practice brings relaxation to the body, mind, and spirit. Enjoy 45 minutes of stillness and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion to sit or lie on. The body cools when it is motionless, so please dress accordingly. Cost is $20.00 per person. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 am11:00 am
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum
Qi Gong & T'ai Chi

Come explore the relaxing practice of Qi Gong and T'ai Chi. This practice is gentle on joints and considered non-impact, helps improve balance and relieve stress. Class is 60 minutes. Beginners are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes. Cost is $20.00 per person. Class size is limited to 20, so register today!

Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:30 pm3:00 pm
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum
See New Trees to Replace your lost trees

This walk and talk is for those who have (or had) ash trees and made the choice to start over after the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in the Sioux Falls area. The presentation will be given by Mike Cooper, EAB specialist with Landscape Garden Centers and former City Planning Director; Bryan Peterson, an Urban Forestry Specialist with Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation; and Arboretum staff. First 25 people registered & paid will receive a gift card from Landscape Garden Centers. Cost is $5.00 per person.