Events Calendar

Feb
14
Sun
HIBERNATION CELEBRATION at the Iowa Arboretum Get off the gridiron
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

12 noon to 3 PM

Perfect for all ages- families, friends, singles-
Come enjoy the Hughes Education Center
and Arboretum grounds in winter.

Program Highlights

  • Family yoga – just right for everybody
  • Soup’s on- Meet the guest chef and take home a taste
  • Local artist- get acquainted with this special guest
  • Outdoor activities weather pending
  • Birdwatching at the feeders all afternoon
  • Silent zone with natural light available all afternoon
  • Bring a board game, hobby, journal or curl up with a good book.

Gift shop open. Light refreshments served.

Suggested good will donation $5-10.

We may have to cancel for really bad weather.

Sponsored by: Centering Porch LLC, Madrid, Iowa

 

Feb
26
Fri
Soup Supper
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Soup Supper

Warm up at the Arboretum with a hot bowl of soup, bread and fixings.  Finish with a warm slice of pie or cake.  A great way to connect with the Arboretum during the cooler months. At 6 pm enjoy a presentation from a extraordinary naturalist with the Dallas County Conservation Board, Mike Havlik.  His presentation is “Look Up and Look Out” – birds of prey.  Come out to listen to Mike talk about owls, eagles, and other birds of prey.

$7 per person

Mar
6
Sun
HIBERNATION CELEBRATION at the Iowa Arboretum Get off the gridiron!
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

12 noon to 3 PM

Perfect for all ages- families, friends, singles-
Come enjoy the Hughes Education Center
and Arboretum grounds in winter.

Program Highlights

  • Family yoga – just right for everybody
  • Soup’s on- Meet the guest chef and take home a taste
  • Local artist- get acquainted with this special guest
  • Outdoor activities weather pending
  • Birdwatching at the feeders all afternoon
  • Silent zone with natural light available all afternoon
  • Bring a board game, hobby, journal or curl up with a good book.

Gift shop open. Light refreshments served.

Suggested good will donation $5-10.

We may have to cancel for really bad weather.

Sponsored by: Centering Porch LLC, Madrid, Iowa

Mar
12
Sat
Pancake Breakfast and Children’s Craft
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Iowa Arboretum’s own Kevin Lantz and family members will be making scrumptious pancakes.  Come hungry and challenge Kevin to make interesting shaped pancakes for you. Join the Arboretum’s own Nan Bonfils and make a fun children’s craft.

$8 per person (children 5 and younger – free)

Mar
20
Sun
Spring Into Blooms @ Hughes Educational Building
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spring Into Blooms @ Hughes Educational Building

The calendar says this is the first day of spring but the weather may be telling us otherwise. Let’s cheer on spring with paper blossoms till the real ones emerge. This is definitely a hands-on class. You will learn to make a variety of paper flowers from super simple to gently challenging. We will use repurposed as well as higher end materials. Everything will be supplied, except we ask you to bring along scissors. You will take home a colorful bouquet with seasonal accents. Nan Bonfils and Sandy Gossman are co-leaders.

Children as young as grade two can participate, but an adult must accompany every child. Grown-ups without youngsters are also welcome.

$15 per family (members) $20 per family (non-members)

Apr
9
Sat
Maple Syrup Celebration
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Maple Syrup Celebration

Taste real maple syrup and learn about the art and science of maple syrup production. See how to tap and cook sap into delicious maple syrup.  The event will include timber sport demonstrations.  Iowa State University Forestry Honor Society Xi Sigma Pi members will be preparing a pancake breakfast to help support their honor society..

 

Maple Syrup Day
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Maple Syrup Day

 

Taste real maple syrup and learn about the art and science of home production of maple syrup.  Learn how to tap trees.  Xi Sigma Pi members will be preparing a pancake breakfast to help support their honor society. The event is free to the public.

Apr
23
Sat
Run for the Trees – 5k, 1 mile Family Fun Run
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Run for the Trees -  5k, 1 mile Family Fun Run

Mark your calendar and join us for a healthy morning of exercise while supporting the Boone County Historical Society and the Iowa Arboretum.

Run For the Trees

Join the Iowa Arboretum and the Boone County Historical Society for a beautiful scenic 5K or 1 mi. Family Walk/Run on well-maintained trails. What could be a better spring location to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate Arbor Day!? A fun variety of Arbor Day activities will follow the race!

 

To Register: http://bit.ly/2016RunForTheTrees

 

Arbor Day
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Arbor Day

The celebration of trees is scheduled from 10am to 12pm and is free to the public.  Free trees will be given away at the event.  Tree climbing for children will be the highlight of the morning. Children will put on a harness and helmet and be guided by Iowa Arborist  as they climb a tree.  Demonstrations and other activities are planned for the morning.  There will be a special appearance by Smokey the Bear.   Join us for a fun and educational day at the  Arboretum.

May
14
Sat
Spring Plant Sale
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The latest and greatest plant sale. Iowa Arboretum’s Annual Spring Plant Sale. Find unique and interesting plants for your Iowa garden.