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Jan
30
Fri
Soup Supper
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Soup Supper
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Warm up at the Arboretum with a hot bowl of soup, bread and fixings.  Finish with a delicious slice of pie or cake.  This is a great way to connect with the Arboretum during the colder months.  Bob Oliver from Legacy Tour & Travel will talk about Historic Homes and Gardens of the Scottish Highlands.  Bob will be leading a tour to Scotland in May.  Come and learn about this exciting travel opportunity at 5:30 pm.

$7 per person

Feb
21
Sat
Growing and Training Fruit Trees and Other Edibles in Central Iowa
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Join Joe McNally (Horticulture Project Manager) and learn what varieties of fruit trees, shrubs and other edibles grow best in Central Iowa. Get hands on experience learning the proper planting, cultivation and pruning techniques to ensure years of tasty success. Dress appropriately for the weather, there will be some outdoor learning activities.

 

Fee:  $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Snowshoe Hike
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Winter Family Fun for adults and children ages 5 and older. Meet in the Woodland Trails parking lot across the road from the Iowa Arboretum entrance.  Hike for about an hour on rolling trails with beautiful winter vistas  Learn the history of snowshoeing and basic winter hiking skills. Enjoy hot chocolate and a chance to warm up at the Arboretum.  Borrow a pair of snowshoes and poles or bring your own.
Boone County Conservation owns 40 pairs of snowshoes and adjustable hiking poles.  Call or email Emily Klein, Boone County Naturalist, to reserve your snowshoes in advance
515-230-3285 or eklein@boonecounty.iowa.gov

For more information: http://www.boonecounty.iowa.gov/index.aspx?recordid=2041&page=454

This Activity is free to the public.

Feb
27
Fri
Soup Supper
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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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.  Speaker tba.

$7 per person

Feb
28
Sat
Birds and Breakfast
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Come eat and tweet! We’ll serve up breakfast for people and our feathered friends. Enjoy bird watching at our classroom window where you can be entertained by a variety of birds. We’ll have a bird watching expert here to help you locate and identify the birds. (If you have your own binoculars, bring them.) Make a winter craft to take home. Come as early as you can and stay as long as you wish. It’s a party!
$ 10 for members and $15 for non-members

Mar
14
Sat
Pancake Breakfast
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Iowa Arboretum’s own Kevin Lantz and family members will be making scrumptious pancakes.  Come hungry and challenge Kevin to make special shaped pancakes for you.

$8 per person

Mar
21
Sat
Pruning 303
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Join Joe McNally, Horticulture Project Manager, for this informative class. This class will be a hands on continuation of last year’s Pruning Basics 101 and 202. We will briefly go over what was covered in 101 and 202 and then comes the fun part. We will be out on the arboretum grounds, barring below freezing temperatures, with our pruners in hand. Flowering tree and shade tree pruning techniques will be covered in the tree canopy, so dress for the weather and bring your hand pruners and loppers.

 

Fee:  $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Mar
26
Thu
The Eggcellent Egg Hunt!
Mar 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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Macaroni Kid of Story and Boone County is bringing you a fantastic FREE Easter Egg Hunt at the Iowa Arboretum! Join us for a fun morning of crafts, snacks, prizes and an Easter egg hunt.  The  Easter Bunny will make a special appearance. You will also have the opportunity to give back to your community by contributing to the diaper drive for Crawford Hall women’s shelter in Boone A fun family events.

Mar
27
Fri
Italian Night Supper
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Mangia!.  Enjoy a plate of pasta, warm bread and a delicious dessert while connecting with family and friends at the Arboretum.  Speaker tba.

 

$7 per person

Mar
28
Sat
Maple Syrup Celebration
Mar 28 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
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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.   Xi Sigma Pi members will be preparing a pancake breakfast to help support their honor society ($6 donation).