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July 2022

Little Seedlings Story Time

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Family Tour of Sherman Gardens July 2

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Sherman Gardens is full of unique plants, interesting exhibits and wildlife.  Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory amongst many others, with our expert Docent Tour Guide. This family friendly tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission.Register for this tour below, or just drop in on the day. Reserve Your Space

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Sherman Library & Gardens Class: Parent & Me Painting: Beautiful Birds

Watercolor Class: California Scrub Jay

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. This month Erna takes inspiration from a beautiful bird, the California scrub jay. Classes are designed for all levels of painter and non-painter. Each participant will take home her/his own charming painting. Fee: $35 Member / $45 Non-Member Reserve Your Space

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Little Seedlings Story Time

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers.This week we will learn about baby hummingbirds with local author and photographer Susanne Strauss. Susanne wrote Little Jewel’s Remarkable Journey, an award-winning children’s picture book about an Allen’s hummingbird, after she studied a hummingbird family in her own backyard. We look forward to her sharing this beautiful story and her hummingbird…

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Sherman Library & Gardens Class: Parent & Me Painting: Beautiful Birds

Parent & Me Painting Class: Beautiful Birds

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
CA

Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to see and paint color and simple shapes. You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of a California scrub jay. You will use step-by-step watercolor techniques to create your own illustration of this beautiful bird. This fun, relaxed class takes place in our outdoor classroom before the garden is open. Grandparents and favorite adults are welcome too! No experience necessary. All materials provided. Nature Journal available…

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Lecture - Lecture - Surf & Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture

Lecture – Surf & Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CA

Come listen to Patrick Moser discuss his new book, Surf & Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture.The mixed-race Hawaiian athlete George Freeth brought surfing to Venice, California, in 1907. Over the next twelve years, Freeth taught Southern Californians to surf and swim while creating a modern lifeguard service that transformed the beach into a destination for fun, leisure, and excitement.Patrick Moser places Freeth’s inspiring life story against the rise of the Southern California beach culture he helped…

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Little Seedlings Story Time

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Art Class: Macrame Hanging Planter

Art Class: Macrame Hanging Planter AM

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CA

Come join the macrame craze! Beth Davidson from Dragonfly Studios in Orange, California is our instructor for this trendy project. The Macrame Hanging Planter is a suitable project for beginners as well as those of you who know all the ‘ropes.’ It’s made with a few simple knots, approximately 15″ long, and you’ll leave with a finished project. Pot and succulent included!

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Art Class: Macrame Hanging Planter

Art Class: Macrame Hanging Planter PM

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CA

Come join the macrame craze!  Beth Davidson from Dragonfly Studios in Orange, California is our instructor for this trendy project.  The Macrame Hanging Planter is a suitable project for beginners as well as those of you who know all the 'ropes.'  It's made with a few simple knots, approximately 15" long, and you'll leave with a finished project.  Pot and succulent included!Members $40; Non-Members $50Max: 12 participants Register

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Workshop: Mosaic Butterfly

Workshop: Mosaic Butterfly

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CA

In the spirit of Sherman's Summer long Mosaic Art Exhibit you too can learn how to make a beautiful mosaic butterfly!  Mosaic artist/instructor David Jarvinen from The Mosaic Guys is back to present a fun workshop using glass tiles to make the butterfly.  It is attached to a metal base with a hanger, and will be a great addition to your garden.  Project measures 12" across the wings! All supplies included.  No formal breaks, please bring lunch or snacks.    Fee: Members:  $115Non-Members…

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Workshop: Tropical Container for your Patio Garden

Workshop: Tropical Container for your Patio Garden

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CA

Is planting in a pot trickier than you thought? You’re not alone! A patio garden has its own unique challenges. Learn some tips from our horticulture team and create a tropical container garden to celebrate the summer season.$85 member / $95 non-member20 people Register

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Little Seedlings Story Time

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Junior Gardeners Summer Camp – Week 1

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

 Start your child on a gardening adventure! During this practical camp for 7-11 year olds, kids learn to care for plants and understand how the choices they make affect the natural world. Topics include carnivorous plants, growing food, worm composting and creating a wildlife friendly garden. Our Junior Gardeners go behind the scenes, meet our Sherman Horticulturists and find out how we create our beautiful garden. This STEAM based camp will develop skills of observation, design and scientific exploration. Each…

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Little Seedlings Story Time

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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August 2022

Mosaic Workshop: Rock Your Garden (or Desk)

Mosaic Workshop: Rock Your Garden (or Desk) Session 1

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CA

INTRO TO MOSAIC TILING - SESSION 1 This mosaic workshop is a perfect class for beginners.  You'll be adorning a rock with mosaic tiles, glass, ball chain and a token.  Perfect for your garden or desk!  This class will be taught by Beth Davidson from Dragonfly Studios in Orange, California.  All materials included.   After class, our Venue Manager Beverly will conduct a guided tour of Sherman Library & Gardens' summer art exhibit, "Inspired by Nature" featuring 40 original mosaics by internationally acclaimed…

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Mosaic Workshop: Rock Your Garden (or Desk)

Mosaic Workshop: Rock Your Garden (or Desk) Session 2

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CA

INTRO TO MOSAIC TILING - SESSION 2 This mosaic workshop is a perfect class for beginners.  You'll be adorning a rock with mosaic tiles, glass, ball chain and a token.  Perfect for your garden or desk!  This class will be taught by Beth Davidson from Dragonfly Studios in Orange, California.  All materials included.   After class, our Venue Manager Beverly will conduct a guided tour of Sherman Library & Gardens' summer art exhibit, "Inspired by Nature" featuring 40 original mosaics by internationally acclaimed…

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Little Seedlings Story Time

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Bonsai Workshop: Creating a Traditional Japanese Three Point Display

Bonsai Workshop: Creating a Traditional Japanese Three Point Display

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Join Jorge Perez and Debra Mauzy-Melitz from the Orange Empire Bonsai Society to create a traditional Japanese three point display worthy of a home showcase or a special gift. You will be planting and styling a cork-bark Portulacaria afra, assembling a mini-Saikei (a natural blend of rocks, trees, smaller plants and mosses) and painting a complimenting scroll featuring a morning glory – the customary Japanese plant for August. At the end of the workshop, participants will arrange their bonsai and…

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Bonsai Show

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA

The Orange Empire Bonsai Society will present a two-day Bonsai (pronounced bones-eye) exhibition and show featuring a unique variety of bonsai trees, workshops and demonstrations.

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Bonsai Show

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CA

The Orange Empire Bonsai Society will present a two-day Bonsai (pronounced bones-eye) exhibition and show featuring a unique variety of bonsai trees, workshops and demonstrations.

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Junior Gardeners Summer Camp – Week 2

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

  Start your child on a gardening adventure! During this practical camp for 7-11 year olds, kids learn to care for plants and understand how the choices they make affect the natural world. Topics include carnivorous plants, growing food, worm composting and creating a wildlife friendly garden. Our Junior Gardeners go behind the scenes, meet our Sherman Horticulturists and find out how we create our beautiful garden. This STEAM based camp will develop skills of observation, design and scientific exploration.…

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Little Seedlings Story Time

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Little Seedlings Story Time

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Guided tour of the Sherman Garden with Kyle Cheesborough, Horticulture Director

Guided Tour of Sherman Gardens with Kyle Cheesborough, Horticulture Director

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Discover the garden through the eyes of our new Horticulture Director, Kyle Cheesborough. Kyle’s tour will focus on our many unique plants, nationally significant collections and reveal some of the native plants nestled amongst the exotics. This tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission.(All ages)Registration is required for this tour.Limit 20 participants. Reserve Your Space

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Ikebana Workshop: The principles of KYOKU SEN, Curved Lines “Lively Motion”

Ikebana Workshop: The principles of KYOKU SEN, Curved Lines “Lively Motion”

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Join Valeria Brinkers from the Sangatsu School to learn how to make an arrangement using the kenzan, also known as a pin frog, and a suiban vase (flat vase). You will practice expressing the materials in a clear sense of motion and direction, studying them carefully to find the best angle and aspect of each element.This interesting study expresses the beauty of branches flowing and dancing in the wind. You will learn how to choose materials which are light and…

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Workshop: The Art of Indigo & Shibori

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Learn about the mysteries of the plant Indigofera tintoria, otherwise known as Indigo. Together you will make an organic indigo dye vat, then explore the ancient technique of Shibori, a Japanese manual tie-dyeing technique. In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of Shibori pattern making and how to create a variety of shapes focusing on folded, tied and clamped resist dyeing. Make your own napkin set and tea towel to take home. The class is instructed by Reem Khalil…

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Little Seedlings Story Time

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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September 2022

Workshop: Introduction to Gardening

Workshop: Introduction to Gardening

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
CA

Thursdays 10:30 - 12:30pm Weekly class for four weeks Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10.30am - 12pmWould you like to get into gardening but don’t know where to start? Even the smallest space can be a place to grow beautiful flowers, plants and food. Join the Sherman Gardens Horticulture team as they give you some know-how and simple ideas t0 get you started. Topics include planting bulbs for winter blooms, indoor plants, easy vegetable gardening and California native plants. Each…

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Tai Chi Tuesday at Sherman Library & Gardens

Tai Chi Tuesdays – Fall 2022

September 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CA

Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30am  September 13 - November 15 (No class September 27 and October 4 Learn the gentle art of Tai Chi in the perfect tranquil Sherman garden setting. Local teacher Cynthia Bell Niermann will introduce you to this complete mind-body exercise for better health, flexibility, strength and balance. This eight week course will include Qigong stretches, breathing exercises and short Tai Chi routines which provide enjoyable, effective stress relief. Cynthia’s approach is particularly good for beginners and is…

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Guided tour of the Sherman Garden with Kyle Cheesborough, Horticulture Director

Guided Tour of Sherman Gardens with Kyle Cheesborough, Horticulture Director

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA

Discover the garden through the eyes of our new Horticulture Director, Kyle Cheesborough. Kyle’s tour will focus on our many unique plants, nationally significant collections and reveal some of the native plants nestled amongst the exotics. This tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission.(All ages)Registration is required for this tour.Limit 20 participants. Reserve Your Space

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