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Class & Event Schedule January-March 2013


For more information on events and classes at Green Bay Botanical Garden,

visit our website at www.gbbg.org or call us at (920) 490-9457.

 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, January 7; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Elderberry – 2013 Herb of the Year Tuesday, January 8; 67:30 pm

Instructor: Jackie Johnson - Herb Society of America

Called “the medicine chest of the people”, Elder has been used by man for food and medicine for thousands of years. Learn how to make the flowers into the best fritters you’ve ever had, and the berries into culinary delights and syrups for those winter flus, and both into beverages! Samples and recipes provided. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 24 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, January 14; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Flowers on the Move – From Ecuador & Columbia to Wisconsin Tuesday, January 15; 67:30 pm

Instructor: Sally Enloe – Schroeder’s Flowers, GBBG Member

Sally will share a short video showing how flowers grown in Columbia & Ecuador make the journey to our local florists. Sally will then help participants create their own simple arrangements using fresh flowers and greens. Vase will be provided. Minimum of 12 needed to hold this class by January 8. GBBG Members: $22; Non-Members: $29; Pre-registration required – Limit 24 

A Night with Olive Oils & Vinegars Thursday, January 17; 67:30 pm

Instructor: Michelle Kulesa – Ja Jora Olive Oils

Enjoy learning about extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from all over the world. Learn about the health benefits of using extra virgin olive oil, and sample a variety of unique flavors. Michelle will share recipes and tips on how to cook using these products. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 30 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, January 21; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Planning for Your Garden Monday, January 21; 67:30 pm

Instructor: Lynn Clark – NEW Master Gardener Volunteer

Tired of being bundled up in winter garb? Sick of being cooped up? Let’s grab the seed catalogs and dream! Lynn will share insights on selecting annuals and vegetables for your garden. She’ll cover what to look for in selecting your seeds, discuss resources including horticulture bulletins, and share tips learned through plant trials at the Garden. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 30 

Ravioli Soup Pillows Thursday, January 24; 67:30 pm

Instructor: Cynthia Connolly & Debra Hartzheim – Dalla Terra Pasta

Dalla Terra Pasta will be returning to introduce a unique, delicious ravioli pillow that is perfect for not only winter soups, but soups for all seasons! We will be blending the dough and filling, which will then be made into our hand crafted miniature ravioli soup pillows. The evening will end with our ravioli pillows nestled in a hearty winter soup. Enjoy an evening with Dalla Terra Pasta and friends! GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 15 

Soup with Substance –­­ Friday, January 25; 5:30–8 pm

Ashley Wolf, National Weather Service

Erin Krebs & Jeff Johnston (vocals & guitar - Jazz, Blues, R&B, Pop)

Escape to the Garden for an afternoon of snowshoeing, skiing or hiking. At 5:30 pm come inside where it’s warm to enjoy homemade soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. A short garden-related topic will be featured. The evening will end with live musical entertainment performed by local musicians. Tickets go on sale after January 7! GBBG Members: $10; Non-Members: $15 Pre-registration required – Limit 150 per evening. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, January 28; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Recycle, Reuse, Reaccessorize Tuesday, January 29; 6-7:30 pm

Instructor: Deb Freeman –GBBG Member

No special skills or tools needed for this class! Join Deb to learn how to create your own unique, beautiful 20 inch necklace and matching bracelet using soda can pop tops! As Olympia Dukakis said in the film Steel Magnolias, “It is our ability to accessorize that separates us from the animals”. GBBG Members: $12; Non-Members: $19; Pre-registration required – Limit 20 

Travelogue - Utah’s Grand Circle & the Grand Canyon’s North Rim Wednesday, January 30; Noon-1 pm

Presenters: Lee & Louis Hansen – GBBG Members

Explore the world’s greatest concentration of national parks and monuments – Utah’s Grand Circle and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. See some of the various land formations, scenery and plants of the area, gain an understanding of the Navajo‘s cultural traditions and enjoy a cruise on Lake Powell. Bring a bag lunch and join us for this FREE program. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, February 4; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

A Little Bit of Old and a Little Bit of New…Plants that is! – Tuesday, February 5; 1-2:30 pm

Instructor: Sarah Pingel – GBBG Horticulture & Education Specialist

Tired of using the same old annual plants in your garden? Are you looking to recreate something you saw at your local botanical garden? Want to spice things up with some new varieties, but don’t know where to start? Join Sarah as she explores some of the newer varieties of annuals along with some of the tried and true favorites from years past. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 30 

Indoor Gardening in Winter – Tuesday, February 5; 6-7:30 pm

Instructor: Chad Knight – Garden Supply Guys

Salad and salsa vegetables fresh from the garden…in February? This class will show how to plan a gardening space and introduce lighting technologies that make indoor gardening a fun and cost-efficient way to grow vegetables over winter and transplants for spring. Participants leave with their own lettuce plants. Class will be held at Garden Supply Guys, Green Bay. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 30 

Soup with Substance –­­ Friday, February 8; 5:30–8 pm

Bruce Dethelfsen, Wisconsin Poet Laureate “The Nature of Poetry”

Jukebox Quartet (Barbershop Quartet)

Escape to the Garden for an afternoon of snowshoeing, skiing or hiking. At 5:30 pm come inside where it’s warm to enjoy homemade soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. A short garden-related topic will be featured. The evening will end with live musical entertainment performed by local musicians. Tickets go on sale after January 7! GBBG Members: $10; Non-Members: $15 Pre-registration required – Limit 150 per evening.

NEW Family Event Winter Family Festival Saturday, February 9; 10 am-2 pm

Celebrate winter at this new event, featuring games and activities of the winter season. Prepare your yard for the spring arrival of bluebirds, learn winter animal tracks, try a winter garden scavenger hunt, run in a teddy bear sled race, feed the birds and more. Treat the snow-people in your family to some indoor/outdoor fun! Admission: Special Family Rate: $10; Adults: $7; Seniors (65+) & AAA: $5; Children (5-12): $2; 4 and under & GBBG Members FREE

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, February 11; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Travelogue – England – Tradition and History; Wednesday, February 13; Noon-1 pm

Presenter: Jackie Johnson – GBBG Member

From High Tea at Harrods, palaces and cathedrals in London, to the 5,000 year old stone circles and the original grave site of Arthur and Guinevere, join us as we tour magical England. Bring a bag lunch and join us for this FREE program. 

Red Shouldered Hawk – Threatened Species – Saturday, February 16; 9:30-11 am

Instructor: John Jacobs – Red Shouldered Hawk Researcher

John will take you on a journey deep into the forests of Wisconsin to intimately explore the lives of red-shouldered hawks. Discover where these hawks live, what they eat, what environmental hazards threaten them, how they choose mates and protect their territory and their young as you learn about this state threatened species. GBBG Members & Non-Members: FREE; Pre-registration required – Limit 40 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, February 18; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Basic Concepts of Ikebana Arrangements – Tuesday, February 19; 6-7:30 pm

Instructor: Kazuko Bressler – Instructor, Ikenobo School

Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging flowers using natural materials. The class will introduce the basic concept of Ikebana arrangement. Class will be taught by Kaz, an instructor from the Ikenobo Ikebana School, which was established in the 1500s, and was the first Ikebana school in Japan. Please bring a 10-12 in., shallow (1.5-2 in.) flat bottomed, colored container, scissors and a 2 inch kensan, commonly known as a frog. Frogs can be purchased separately in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop prior to the day of class for about $18. Minimum of 15 needed to hold this class. GBBG Members: $32; Non-Members: $39; Pre-registration required – Limit 24 

Stretching Fresh Mozzarella – Thursday, February 21; 6-7:30 pm

Instructors: Cindy Schmidt – Festival Foods Deli Supervisor, Wayne Spurlock – Belgioioso Cheese Regional Sales Manager

What’s better than your own fresh mozzarella? Learn how to take curd, stretch it, and create hand pulled fresh mozzarella balls. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 24 

Soup with Substance –­­ Friday, February 22; 5:30–8 pm

Barb Brebner, For the Birds “Enjoy the Nature of Your Backyard”

Recorders by the Bay (Renaissance)

Escape to the Garden for an afternoon of snowshoeing, skiing or hiking. At 5:30 pm come inside where it’s warm to enjoy homemade soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. A short garden-related topic will be featured. The evening will end with live musical entertainment performed by local musicians. Tickets go on sale after January 7! GBBG Members: $10; Non-Members: $15 Pre-registration required – Limit 150 per evening. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, February 25; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

The Colorful Truth about Fruits & Vegetables – Tuesday, February 26; 6-7:30 pm

Instructor: Dr. Debra Pearson, PhD – UWGB Nutrition Sciences

What makes the deep blue of blueberries, or the vibrant yellow-orange-red of marigold flowers? The numerous phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers create the vibrant rainbow of colors in our gardens and on our dinner plates. These phytochemicals play critical roles in the life cycle of plants and when we eat phytochemical-laden fruits and vegetables, they provide many health benefits, such as improving brain function and eye sight and decreasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. Join us for a beautiful look at the color palette of fruits and vegetables. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 20 

Travelogue – A Journey through Spain – Wednesday, February 27; Noon-1 pm

Presenters: Kathy & Doug Hartman – GBBG Members

Join Kathy and Doug as they share their experiences of traveling through Madrid, Barcelona, Granada and Seville. Bring a bag lunch and join us for this FREE program. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, March 4; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Soup with Substance –­­ Friday, March 8; 5:30–8 pm

John & Liz Katalinich, Yardening by Nature “A Few More of Our Favorite Things”

Christine Granatella & Noah Harmon (vocals & piano - Blues, Jazz, Classical)

Escape to the Garden for an afternoon of snowshoeing, skiing or hiking. At 5:30 pm come inside where it’s warm to enjoy homemade soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. A short garden-related topic will be featured. The evening will end with live musical entertainment performed by local musicians. Tickets go on sale after January 7! GBBG Members: $10; Non-Members: $15 Pre-registration required – Limit 150 per evening. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, March 11; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, March 18; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Soup with Substance –­­ Friday, March 22; 5:30–8 pm

Gerry Andrews, Landscape Associates, “Designing for Effective Landscape Lighting”

KG & The Ranger (Acoustic 30s & 40s Country Duo)

Escape to the Garden for an afternoon of snowshoeing, skiing or hiking. At 5:30 pm come inside where it’s warm to enjoy homemade soups, breads and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. A short garden-related topic will be featured. The evening will end with live musical entertainment performed by local musicians. Tickets go on sale after January 7! GBBG Members: $10; Non-Members: $15 Pre-registration required – Limit 150 per evening. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, March 25; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

For more information on events and classes at Green Bay Botanical Garden, visit our website at www.gbbg.org or call us at 920.490.9457. 

About Green Bay Botanical Garden

Green Bay Botanical Garden, located at 2600 Larsen Road behind Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), opened in 1996 and sits on 47 lush acres. The organization enriches the region by providing educational and recreational opportunities that focus on the beauty and utility of plants within an environment that inspires and refreshes.

 

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