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Picture of a man in a blue suit leading an auction

Dec 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Read & Explore: Art and Gardens Book Group

Join us as we explore the inner workings of the art world in The Auctioneer.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Santa peaking out from behind a Christmas tree

Dec 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM / Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory

Santa Visits

All guests are welcome to share their holiday wishes with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. Tuesday evenings through December 20.

Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory

Dec

6

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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CLASSES & CAMPS: ADULT

Filled

Mead Making 101

Explore the oldest fermented beverage known to humankind in this unique class offering.

Ages
Adults 21+
Instructor
Don Snoeyink, Thornapple Woodlands LLC
Cost
Members $60 | Non-Members $70

Dec

6

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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CLASSES & CAMPS: ADULT

Filled

Pop-Up Holiday Cards

Learn the basics of pop-up card making!

Instructor
Jean Barber
Cost
Members $25 | Non-Members $35
4 adult carolers dressed in old fashioned attire with a lit Christmas tree on the side

Dec 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM

The Original Dickens Carolers

Listen to this festive holiday tradition!

Fee Information
Included with admission
Guides and children during winter in the Children's Garden

Dec 7, 2022 at 10:30 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Wintertime Walks

Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly—but fun!

Ages
Preschoolers
Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden
Guides and children during winter in the Children's Garden

Dec 9, 2022 at 11:15 AM / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Wintertime Walks

Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly—but fun!

Ages
Family and Friends
Fee Information
Included with admission
Location
Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Dec

10

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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CLASSES & CAMPS: ADULT

Filled

Birding for Beginners

Join Jamie Krupka of the Outdoor Discovery Center for this introductory class—perfect for those curious about getting started in birding.

Instructor
Jamie Krupka, Outdoor Discovery Center
Cost
Members $35 | Non-Members $45

Dec

10

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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CLASSES & CAMPS: CHILD

Holiday Scout Event: Light! (9-11 AM)

Scout groups of all ages!

Dec

10

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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CLASSES & CAMPS: CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Filled

Gingerbread Trolley (10-11:30 AM)

Use frosting, marshmallows, candy bits and your imagination to decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread trolley.

Ages
5+ with Adult
Instructor
Marge LaBreck
Cost
Members $45 | Non-Members $55
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