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September 2019

Nature a Moment: Visions of the World from Three Korean-American Artists

September 14 @ 10:00 am - November 15 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Three Chicago-area Korean-American artists render deeply personal interpretations of the natural world in the exhibit "Nature a Moment" at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Using woodcut, painting on canvas, and mixed media, Linda Hyong, Sung Eun Hong, and Seong Ok Lee explore the world of flowers, gardens, and nature in vivid works that slow time to a fleeting present moment. Linda Hyong is a University of Michigan alumna and former teaching assistant in the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design. She…

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Endless Forms Less Beautiful: Asian Prinia Species

September 18 @ 7:30 pm

Join Pamela Rasmussen, assistant professor of zoology at Michigan State University, for an informative talk on the birds in the Prinia genus, found in India and other Asian countries. Presented by Washtenaw Audubon Society

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$20

Create your own Ikebana arrangement with help from certified instructor. $20 fee covers flowers and instructor. Email 2 weeks prior for e-invite: a2ikebana@gmail.com.  Attendance limited to 25 Presented by Ann Arbor Ikebana Intl. Chapter.

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National Orchid Training Trends

September 21 @ 11:00 am
Free

A presentation on how other judging centers are educating their new and accredited judges as well as opinions from our new national training coordinator, Jean Allen-Ikeson. Includes a 1 pm orchid judging. Presented by Great Lakes Judging (Orchids). 

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Tips for Growing Rhododendrons and Azaleas

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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John Migas, a western Michigan nursery owner, gives a presentation on growing and caring for rhododendrons and azaleas. John has years of experience cultivating rhododendrons. He will discuss planting, soils, site conditions, pruning, fertilizing, and propagation of these beautiful flowering shrubs. A brief business meeting precedes the presentation. The Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society was re-activated June 17, 2019. The chapter officers are Patrick Ion, president; Sally Camper, vice-president; Peter Hinman, treasurer; Bonnie Ion, secretary and membership.…

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Annual Bonsai Club Auction

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Members will offer trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items for sale. There will be both a live auction and a silent auction. Non-members may purchase items in the auction, but only members can offer items for sale. Presented by Ann Arbor Bonsai Society

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Community Dahlia Competition & Storing Demonstration

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Exhibition open to all who will not be competing in an American Dahlia Society sanctioned show. Entries judged purely for garden decoration and consist of a single dahlia flower in a vase, supplied by MDA for the exhibition. Entries accepted 11 am-12:30 pm with judging at 1. Presented by Michigan Dahlia Association. (MDA).

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Mindfulness-based Dementia Care

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A free, 7-week program designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Info and to register: 734.936.8803. Presented by MI Alzheimer’s Disease Center Mondays, Sept. 30 - Nov. 18

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October 2019

Catching Your Breath

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

A free monthly program for caregivers of adults with memory loss. Designed for learning skills for continued health and well-being. Info and to register: 734.936.8803. Presented by MI Alzheimer’s Disease Center  

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Scottish Gardens

October 2 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Wed., Oct. 2, 7 pm  Scottish Gardens Bonnie & Patrick Ion, AAGC members, will share their experience visiting the many lush gardens of Scotland, including Cluny Gardens near Edinburgh, along with Logan Botanic Garden and Inverewe Garden on the west side of the country. Part of Ann Arbor Garden Club’s Hands-on Home Gardening series. Presented by Ann Arbor Garden Club.  

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