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  • 07/24/2014

    Hot Summer Days

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members age 13+; $1 non-members 6-12;

    This event features water games for the whole family, prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy. Splashing around will help keep the temperatures down, and participants will enjoy this cool down activity. We will also be making ice art and enjoying icy treats. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 07/28/2014

    Weekly Wellness Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Kiosk
    • $3 non-members; FREE FOTA members

    Every Monday at 9 a.m. Led by our volunteers. These brisk walks will explore the Arboretum's gardens and trails and get your heart rate up. Walks are weather-permitting.. In case of heavy rain or snow, they may be cancelled, call 913-685-3604 or check Friends of the Overland Park & Botanical Gardens Facebook wall. Registration not required.

  • 08/02/2014

    Bim Willow- Make a Garden Bench

    • SOLD OUT
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • $80 members; $83 non-members

    Join us as we welcome Master Furniture Builder, Bim Willow, bending fresh willow into heirlooms. Come with a hammer, pruning shears and gloves and leave with a beautiful Garden Bench.

  • 08/02/2014

    Bim Willow- Make a Ladderback Chair

    • SOLD OUT
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • $125 FOTA members; $128 non members

    Join us as we welcome Master Furniture Builder, Bim Willow, bending fresh willow into heirlooms. Come with a hammer, pruning shears and gloves and leave with a beautiful Ladderback Chair.

  • 08/02/2014

    Bim Willow- Make an End Table

    • SOLD OUT
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • $45 FOTA members; $48 non members

    Join us as we welcome Master Furniture Builder, Bim Willow, bending fresh willow into heirlooms. Come with a hammer, pruning shears and gloves and leave with a beautiful End Table.

  • 08/02/2014

    Bim Willow- Make a Shelf Potting Bench

    • SOLD OUT
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • $185 members; $188 non-members

    Join us as we welcome Master Furniture Builder, Bim Willow, bending fresh willow into heirlooms. Come with a hammer, pruning shears and gloves and leave with a beautiful Shelf Potting Bench.

  • 08/02/2014

    Bim Willow- Make TWO Trellises

    • SOLD OUT
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • $50 FOTA members; $53 non members

    Join us as we welcome Master Furniture Builder, Bim Willow, bending fresh willow into heirlooms. Come with a hammer, pruning shears and gloves and leave with a 1 Trellis and 1 Sweet Pea Tripod Trellis.

  • 08/07/2014

    Music on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Stroll through the gardens, grab a snack from the Garden Cafe, and enjoy music on the terrace on Thursday evenings in August and September from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning August 7.

  • 08/14/2014

    Music on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Stroll through the gardens, grab a snack from the Garden Cafe, and enjoy music on the terrace on Thursday evenings in August and September from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning August 7.

  • 08/20/2014

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • $25.00 members; $28 non-members

    Join us and Buckley's Wine Market for the August wine tasting. The theme of this tasting will be some well known varietals from unique terroir; commonly consumed grapes from atypical countries of origin. There will be a giveaway of a 3 liter bottle of Cryptic California Red to one of our lucky guests. Everyone will receive a free Buckley's Wine Bag allowing them to receive a 10% discount on future purchases of 6 or more bottles of wine.

  • 08/21/2014

    Music on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Stroll through the gardens, grab a snack from the Garden Cafe, and enjoy music on the terrace on Thursday evenings in August and September from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning August 7.

  • 08/28/2014 - 10/02/2014

    Tai Chi Chih at the Arboretum

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Six Week Series, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Aug 28
    • $48 members; $57 non-members

    T'ai Chi Chih is Joy thru Movement! Combining T'ai Chi Chih with the natural beauty of the Arboretum will allow the class participant to feel more connected to earth, to your own essence and to others around you. These outdoor classes at the water's edge are very peaceful. This series teaches all 19 movements. Non-member fee includes Arboretum admission.

  • 08/28/2014

    Music on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Stroll through the gardens, grab a snack from the Garden Cafe, and enjoy music on the terrace on Thursday evenings in August and September from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning August 7.

  • 09/04/2014 - 09/06/2014

    Fall Plant Sale

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday; 9:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday

    The Fall Plant Sale will be held Friday, September 5, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. to Noon. A preview sale for Friends of the Arboretum members only, on Thursday evening (September 4) from 4 to 7 pm. FOTA members receive a 10% discount throughout the sale.

  • 09/04/2014

    Music on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Stroll through the gardens, grab a snack from the Garden Cafe, and enjoy music on the terrace on Thursday evenings in August and September from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning August 7.

  • 09/07/2014

    Grandparents' Day Concert

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 4-6 pm
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Bring the whole family -- this concert is for all ages. Dino O'Dell is performing with a full band from 4-5 p.m. and then the KC Ukesters take the stage from 5-6 p.m. Bring a picnic and a blanket to enjoy this fun concert that is for all ages. Lucy's Kids for Peace will be our special volunteers. A special thank you to Bill and Barbara Patterson and the KC Cares for Kids Walk; Benefiting Children's Mercy Cancer Center Auxiliary. In memory of their granddaughter Lucy.

  • 09/11/2014

    Music on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Stroll through the gardens, grab a snack from the Garden Cafe, and enjoy music on the terrace on Thursday evenings in August and September from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning August 7.

  • 09/13/2014

    Dinner on the Prairie

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Join us for a rustic yet elegant evening on the prairie. Cocktail hour, three course dinner with wine, smores around the fire, live music and live auction. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the prairie at the Arboretum.

  • 09/17/2014

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66085
    • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • $25 FOTA members; $28 non-members

    Join us for good wine appetizers for the final wine tasting of 2014!

  • 09/18/2014

    Music on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Stroll through the gardens, grab a snack from the Garden Cafe, and enjoy music on the terrace on Thursday evenings in August and September from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning August 7.

  • 09/19/2014

    Council President's Arboretum Golf Tournament

    • Click for player registration
    • St. Andrew's Golf Course
    • 11099 W. 135th St
    • Overland Park, KS 66221
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • See player registration/sponsorships

    Begins with breakfast, then 8:00 a.m. Shotgun! Includes: golf, cart, prizes, drawings, lunch, tee package and much more!

  • 09/20/2014

    Caterpillar Defense Strategies

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • $5 FOTA members; $8 non-members

    Lenora Larson will educate class participants on caterpillar defense mechanisms.

  • 09/25/2014

    Artists Sketch Crawl

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Enjoy a morning of creating art in the many lovely gardens at the Arboretum. Bring your own art supplies (pencils, pens, ink, markers, crayons, watercolor paints and paper, etc.) An informal sharing of the morning's efforts will be held in the Visitor's Center.

  • 09/25/2014

    Music on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 09/28/2014

    Hedge Apple Day

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Noon to 4:00 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Come out to the Leatherwood Depot at the Arboretum and participate in nature crafts and more!

  • 10/04/2014

    GeoArboretum

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    • Adults $5; Children $5 - Arboretum Admission FREE this weekend

    Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for containers, called geocaches, using hand-held GPS devices. Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches. Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • 10/11/2014

    Botanical Biergarten

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • $50 one reservation; $90 two reservations

    Featuring over 10 craft beer varieties, including limited time winter seasonals. Enjoy the gardens while you sip from your complimentary souvenir tasting glass and listen to Kansas City's premier party band Lost Wax. Thank you to Standard Beverage Corporation for their generous support. Event will occur rain or shine!

  • 10/15/2014

    The Color Autumn

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    This presentation emphasizes autumn color for both native and non-native trees and plants. You will learn how the trees start and change during the season. Ken O'Dell, our native plant specialist, will lead this spectacular class.

  • 10/17/2014

    New Moon Walk at the Arboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • FOTA members - Free; $3 non-member - Adult; $1 non-member (6-12)

    New moon walk! Star gazing, nighttime sights and sounds, bring the family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 10/18/2014

    GeoKids

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • FOTA members: Child - $5; Adult -Free; Non-Member: Child - $6; Adult - $3

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). Arboretum entrance fee included in pricing. PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • 10/20/2014 - 11/02/2014

    Scarecrows Are a'Comin'

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    This exhibit will coincide with the display of fall color at the Arboretum.

  • 11/07/2014

    Full Moon Walk at the Arboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • FOTA members - Free; $3 non-member - Adult; $1 non-member (6-12)

    The full moon will light the paths. Star gazing, nigh time sights and sounds, bring the family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014

    Holiday Luminary Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    The year tops off with the 15th annual Holiday Luminary Walk. This major fund-raiser features a mile of candlelit trails, holiday lights and live entertainment, Santa for the kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, a bonfire and warm refreshments.

  • 12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014

    Holiday Luminary Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    The year tops off with the 15th annual Holiday Luminary Walk. This major fund-raiser features a mile of candlelit trails, holiday lights and live entertainment, Santa for the kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, a bonfire and warm refreshments.

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