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April 2017

The Grandmother Tree Walk – a U-M Bicentennial Program

April 3 @ 7:00 am - December 31 @ 8:00 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Free

A tree’s-eye view of the bicentennial. The Grandmother Tree Walk is a self-guided tour of 12 trees in Nichols Arboretum. The trees are historically or horticulturally important and their stories are told alongside key moments in U-M’s history. Maps will be available at the Arboretum visitor center, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and on-line beginning in April. Free.  #umich200 Part of the University of Michigan Bicentennial celebrations. The Arboretum is free and open daily sunrise to sunset.

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November 2017

South American Orchids

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Centerville, Ohio, orchid grower Eric Sauer gives a presentation on orchids from south and central America. Presented by Ann Arbor Orchid Society. Free.

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Mindfulness-based Dementia Care

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A free, 7-week program specifically designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care, and also greatly improve the experience of the person in your care. Program time slot listed is tentative. For class times or to register call U-M Memory Connection at 734.936.8803. Program runs Mondays, Oct. 23 through Dec. 18.  

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Sacred Plants – Holiday Conservatory Exhibit

November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Focusing on plants in our conservatory collection, the holiday exhibit explores how certain plants figure in myth, lore, and ritual for cultures around the world. This annual winter/holiday event also features seasonal flowers, decorated trees, kids activities, holiday items in the Garden Store, and more. Discounts in the Garden Store for Matthaei-Nichols members. Free. More information to come fall 2017. NOTE: Matthaei Botanical Gardens is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Open New Year’s day 10 am-4:30 pm Winter…

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Mindfulness-based Dementia Care

November 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A free, 7-week program specifically designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care, and also greatly improve the experience of the person in your care. Program time slot listed is tentative. For class times or to register call U-M Memory Connection at 734.936.8803. Program runs Mondays, Oct. 23 through Dec. 18.  

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Learning by Leading: A New Model for Expanding Museum Impact

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Learning by Leading: A New Model for Expanding Museum Impact
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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University of California-Davis Director Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Kathleen Socolofsky discusses the new leadership roles that museums are perfectly positioned to step into for their universities, their towns, and their cities. Building on foundational strengths in education and community engagement, museums are poised to be the natural hub that can help people band together to identify, understand, and begin to solve the real problems that the community and nation face. This brief presentation shares the lessons that UC Davis…

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December 2017

Holiday Artisan Market at Matthaei

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Our first holiday artisans market was such a success we’re offering it again in 2017. This year, dozens of local artists as well as U-M students and staff are selling their high-quality crafts and art. No member discount on merchandise. Free admission. Watch our website and social media; more details coming this fall.

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Mindfulness-based Dementia Care

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A free, 7-week program specifically designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care, and also greatly improve the experience of the person in your care. Program time slot listed is tentative. For class times or to register call U-M Memory Connection at 734.936.8803. Program runs Mondays, Oct. 23 through Dec. 18.  

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Woodland Wonderland

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$10

Nature plays an important role in the traditions of the winter season. Explore the sensory experience of winter by making sachets, evergreen swags, and decorations to welcome the shorter days and longer nights of winter. Ages 6-10 or younger with parental guidance. $10.00/child includes activities and materials.

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Mindfulness-based Dementia Care

December 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A free, 7-week program specifically designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care, and also greatly improve the experience of the person in your care. Program time slot listed is tentative. For class times or to register call U-M Memory Connection at 734.936.8803. Program runs Mondays, Oct. 23 through Dec. 18.  

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