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Health Series: Tai Chi in the Gardens

October 9 - December 4 2014

Thursdays October 9-December 4 (no meeting Thanksgiving Day)
1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Meet on Great Lawn, Garvan Pavilion is rain location.

It’s not only beautiful to watch, it’s good for you. Learn Tai Chi, the ancient low-impact method for staying flexible and toned for life! Kathy Packard of the Oaklawn Center on Aging welcomes all ages to join her each week to learn the safe, healthful practice of Tai Chi.

Members free | Non-members $10. Walk-ins welcome.

November Art Exhibit: Mary Jayne White Photography

November 1 - November 30 2014

9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Magnolia Room

Mary Jayne White, a photographic artist from Bastrop, Louisiana, will exhibit a collection of bird and flower prints, in the Magnolia Room during the month of November. Also included in the exhibit are other nature-inspired subjects. White’s framed pictures and canvases are available for purchase.

The exhibit is free an open to the public.

Holiday Lights 2014

November 22 - December 31 2014

Open nightly 5-9 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

See 4 million brilliant bulbs transform approximately 17 acres into a memorable animated holiday display in one of Arkansas’ most anticipated events. Complimentary hot chocolate. The Chipmunk Café will be open from 3-9 p.m. each day during Holiday Lights.

Note: Dogs will not be allowed in the Gardens during Holiday Lights due to crowd traffic and safety issues.

Members Free | $10 adults | $5 ages 6-12 | Free ages 0-5
Golf Cart Tour $15 per person additional | No reservations

December Exhibit: Tim Donar Photography Exhibit

December 1 - December 31 2014

Tim Donar, a Conway photographer and fine art printmaker, will exhibit a collection of nature-inspired photographs in the Magnolia Room the month of December. Donar’s canvas prints are available for purchase.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Village Chorale Holiday Concert

December 2 

6:30 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Village Chorale, from Hot Springs Village, will delight with various holiday-inspired numbers.

Concert is free and open to the public.

Artisan Series: An Evening Out With Your Camera!

December 2 - December 3 2014

Night Skies and Christmas Lights!

December 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Oaklawn Center on Aging/CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Senior Center/210 Woodbine Street
December 3, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Garvan Woodland Gardens/Magnolia Room and Garden Grounds

Ever been frustrated trying to get that perfect shot at the elegant al fresco dinner? Night photography is challenging, but can be one of the most rewarding forms of recording the world around us. Join the staff of the Oaklawn Center on Aging and photographer Taylor Bellott for tips and hands-on practice with basic and intermediate techniques for successful photography after dark. And what better subject than 4 million Holiday Lights? Adults only, please.

Free Members | $10 Non-members | Registration required | Call the Oaklawn Center on Aging to register at 501-623-0021 or 501-623-0020

Holiday High Tea-Date Added!

December 2 - December 9 2014

December 2 - 3:30 p.m. - Magnolia Room, SOLD OUT
December 9 - 3:30 p.m. - Magnolia Room

The December 2 tea is sold out, so we added another Holiday High Tea on Tuesday, December 9th!

Enjoy over 4 million twinkling lights illuminating the Gardens after this festive tea.  The traditional English tea style offers patrons a sampling of assorted scones, finger sandwiches and desserts, all accompanied by a variety of flavorful hot teas. 

Cost is $25 for Garden members; $30 for non-members.  Reservations and pre-payment are required.  Call the Gardens at 501-262-9300/800-366-4664 to make your reservation. Seating is limited.

The Village Strings Holiday Concert

December 3 

6:30 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Village Strings will perform a selection of seasonal favorites in majestic Anthony Chapel.

Concert is free and open to the public.

Lake Hamilton First Grade Choir Holiday Concert

December 4 

6:30 p.m., Anthony Chapel

Join us for a lively holiday concert starring the Lake Hamilton 1st Grade Choir!

Concert is free and open to the public.

"Berry Merry" Holiday Decorating Workshop

December 6 

1:00-3:00 p.m., Magnolia Room

Wish your home looked like those magazines at Christmas? Want to learn trade secrets for transforming greens and berries from your garden into fresh holiday decorations that create those lush, welcoming settings? You can even use the trimmings from the tree with a few pointers.

Join horticulturalist Minnie Shelor for another great seasonal decorating workshop, this time all about hand-made wreaths and swags. Learn quick easy tips and techniques for making things come out looking just as great as those pictures on the coffee table. Come on, get your swag on!

Bring your own ribbon (about 3-5 yards), ornaments, lights, or other decor you want to add. The Gardens will provide the natural materials.

$20 Members | $30 Non-members | Reservations Required | Reserve online or call 501-262-9300 or 800-366-4664

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