January & February 

Honeybee Keeping 101: Traditional & Organic Approaches, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13

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Learn the basics of beginning beekeeping, including traditional and organic approaches, equipment needed, where to obtain bees, how to manage them and how to harvest the honey. (Bring a sack lunch as the cafe will be closed.)

$24/person, $20/member
Register by Feb. 8.
Hal Reidler
 

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Great Backyard Bird Count, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Feb. 14

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Be part of a team that identifies and counts the wealth of birds that visit the Gardens. Begin indoors and count the birds that frequent feeders around the Visitor Center. (Stay for the afternoon hike at no extra charge. Please register for each session you plan to attend.)

$9/adult, $5/member, $4/youth (ages 5-12)
Register by Feb. 11.
Alan Branhagen
 

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Birding on the Byron Shutz Nature Trail, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14

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Late winter can bring the first blooming bulbs to the gardens and even a chance to see raptors like the Bald Eagle beginning their migration back north. We continue the Great Backyard Bird Count on the Byron Shutz Nature Trail. Come be a part of the adventure.

$9/adult, $5/member
Register by Feb. 11.
Alan Branhagen
 

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Ukrainian Easter Egg, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 20

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Make pysanka, also known as Ukrainian Easter eggs, the traditional way using beeswax, dyes and a kitska (writing tool). We provide the raw egg, wax, dyes, kitska and instructions. Each participant will create one egg. Take home the instructions, your experience and a kitska so you can create more pysanka.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by Feb. 10.
Jan Hile-Rea
 

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Basketry: Easter Basket, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20

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Weave a keepsake Easter basket measuring 6 by 8 by 11 inches tall featuring a solid woven bottom, handle, festive colors and an ornamental tie-on. Please bring a flat screwdriver, spritz bottle, ruler and an old towel. Bring a sack lunch, too, as the class will not break for lunch.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by Feb. 15.
Cathy Sylvester
 

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Gourd Birdhouse, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday,  Feb. 21

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Learn how to prepare and decorate a gourd birdhouse. Plus you will receive instruction on placement and birdhouse care. Decorated gourds make great gifts, so you may want to make a second for a friend. (Specify quantity upon registration.)

29/person, $22/member ($15/additional gourd birdhouse)
Register by Feb. 15.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21

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Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring trimming shears; we’ll provide all other materials. (You must purchase a vase and pin frog for the first session you attend. You may reuse these for subsequent sessions.)

$39/person, $35/member (Add $45/vase and pin frog)
Register by Feb.8.
Meghan Rowswell
 

This session is canceled.

  

Backyard Chicken Keeping, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 27

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It’s the latest suburban adventure – keeping laying hens in your own backyard! Learn about the basics to good chicken care, behaviors and benefits. Four half-dozen cartons of eggs will be given away in a drawing.

 $39/person, $34/member
Register by Feb. 22.
Christine Shuck
 

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Art of the Altered Page, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27

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Create art by upcycling old books! Your art piece is completely unique incorporating doodling, Zentangle, found words and more to create a piece suitable for framing or use in decoupage.

$39/person, $34/member
Register by Feb. 22.
Christine Shuck
 

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Astronomy Program: The King Planet, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27

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Join amateur astronomer James Miller under Powell Gardens’ beautiful dark skies for a new series of astronomy programs. Jupiter is the star of the show tonight. Learn about historical observations of the king planet as well as the most recent discoveries. Observe moons of Jupiter and ponder the possibility of life there.

$10/adult, $6/member, $6/youth (ages 5-12) (Every fourth registrant is free.)
Register by Feb. 25.
James Miller
 

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Bird Banding, 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28

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Join bird-banders from the Missouri River Bird Observatory and watch demonstrations of netting, identifying, banding and releasing winter songbirds found around Powell Gardens. Learn how you can help your local birds thrive in Missouri’s winter climate. Note: You will not handle birds.

$7/person, Free/member
Register by Feb. 25.
Dana Ripper & Ethan Duke
 

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Build a Cold Frame, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28

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Build a cold frame measuring 4-feet long, 2-feet wide and 12-inches tall. Learn how cold frames help protect and harden your early plants and give your seedlings a head start. We will discuss positioning, venting and maintainance. Fee includes a selection of cool season starts.

$99/person, $87/member
Register by Feb. 15.
Eric Jackson
 

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 March

Pruning for More Fruit, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 5

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Learn the principles and techniques for dormant pruning of apples, peaches and grapes. This class takes place outdoors with a hands-on pruning demonstration, so dress appropriately. Tools will be provided.

$29/person, $22/member
Register by Feb. 29.
Mark Gawron, Horticulturist
 

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Tangled Greeting Card, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 12

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Learn how to tangle designs to create unique greeting cards to give to friends and family. Create a set of four cards on cardstock by selecting from oodles of Zentangle designs for inspiration. PowerPoint presentation and handout are included.

$39/person, $34/member
Register by March 7.
Christine Shuck
 

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Clever Coffee Grounds, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 12

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Discover more than 15 unexpected uses for coffee grounds, including home cleaning, candles, tasty recipes and even personal care products. Enjoy homemade coffee ice cream, and make your own citrus coffee scrub to take home and enjoy!

$39/person, $34/member
Register by March 7.
Christine Shuck
 

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Astronomy Program: Sky Full of Stars, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 12

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Join amateur astronomer James Miller under Powell Gardens’ beautiful dark skies for a new series of astronomy programs. Jupiter is the star of the show tonight. Discover how stars form, live and die only to be reborn again. Learn about the spectral colors, the significance of star size and color, and why we are so fortunate to have the star we call our sun.

$10/adult, $6/member, $6/youth (ages 5-12) (Every fourth registrant is free.)
Register by March 10.
James Miller
 

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Nature Hike: Singing Frogs and Early Spring Bulbs, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 13

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Experience the beauty and mysteries of nature and the changing seasons on the landscape. Hike the 3.25-mile Byron Shutz Nature Trail with Alan Branhagen. Spring peepers and chorus frogs! The pair-bonding calls of the chickadees! Sound like spring? Join us to see witch hazels  and early spring bulbs blooming, and perhaps the spring’s first wildflowers like rare biscuitroot.

$9/adult, $5/member
Register by the date listed.
Alan Branhagen
 

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Watercolor Workshop: Flowers & Butterflies, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 19

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Using fresh flowers, photos and preserved butterflies, learn to use watercolors to capture color temperature, control water and lead the brush. A supply list will be mailed after registration. For beginning painters, supplies are available to borrow for an extra fee of $5; please request when registering.

$69/person, $60/member (add $5 for supplies to be furnished)
Register by March 14.
Diren He
 

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Basketry: Zeus Basket, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 19

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Create a king-sized 8-inch deep, 8-by-12-inch basket with a wooden bottom and built-in handles. Colored reeds add a splash of color. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$54/person, $49/member
Register by March 14.
Sandy McCormick
 

This class is sold out.

 

 

Garden Planning Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 19

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Discover tips and tricks to have a productive garden from spring to fall. Learn when to plant what and how to keep your garden healthy. Sketch your garden design plans with expert advice and take home a collection of seeds and potatoes.

$29/person, $22/member
Register by March 11.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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 April

Growing Strawberries, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 2

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Learn how to grow your own strawberries and discover ways to preserve the fruit of your labors. Learn easy recipes and instructions for making your own jam. Take home 25 plants to start your strawberry patch. Dress for outdoors and bring a pair of gardening gloves.

$35/person, $29/member
Register by March 28.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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Growing Asparagus, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, April 3

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The taste of fresh asparagus beats store-bought hands down, and growing your own is less expensive. Learn the proper techniques and conditions for growing a healthy crop of asparagus. Planting and care tips are included. Take home six asparagus crowns, including a purple variety.

$35/person, $29/member
Register by March 28.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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Watercolor Workshop: Skyscape, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9

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Watercolor is the perfect medium to paint the sky. You will use washes, brushwork, wet into wet, dry brush and other techniques to create your skyscape. Cloud research and individual help will be provided.  A supply list will be mailed upon registration.

$45/person, $37/member
Register by April 4.
Ellie Behrmann
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 9

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Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring trimming shears; we’ll provide all other materials. (You must purchase a vase and pin frog for the first session you attend. You may reuse these for subsequent sessions.)

$39/person, $35/member (Add $45/vase and pin frog)
Register by March 28.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Tangled Mugs, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 9

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Enjoy sipping coffee out of your own tangled masterpiece each morning! This class is intended for those who have prior experience with Zentangle. Enjoy pumpkin pull-apart bread while creating your own unique tangled coffee mug! PowerPoint presentation and handout included.

$42/person, $37/member
Register by April 4.
Christine Shuck
 

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Creative Condiments, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9

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Learn how to create several tasty, wonderful condiments in mere minutes that taste better than store-bought and will save you money. Discover how to make homemade mayonnaise and a maple syrup substitute. You will even learn to make your own brown sugar. Recipes and samples to taste are included.

$39/person, $34/member
Register by April 4.
Christine Shuck
 

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Astronomy Program: Lion of the Night, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 9

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Join amateur astronomer James Miller under Powell Gardens’ beautiful dark skies for a new series of astronomy programs. Jupiter is the star of the show tonight. The constellation Leo the Lion sits on a bed of thousands of galaxies! This program takes you very, very deep into space as we explore Leo and learn about galaxies.

$10/adult, $6/member, $6/youth (ages 5-12) (Every fourth registrant is free.)
Register by April 7.
James Miller
 

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Nature Hike: Spring Blooms and Hilltopping Butterflies, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 10

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Experience the beauty and mysteries of nature and the changing seasons on the landscape. Hike the 3.25-mile Byron Shutz Nature Trail with Alan Branhagen. If the day is sunny and warm, you may see spring butterflies looking for a mate on our high ridge, an act called “hilltopping.” This may be your only time to see seasonal butterflies, including Falcate Orangetip, Henry’s Elfin, Sleepy Duskywing and Juvenal’s Duskywing.

$9/adult, $5/member
Register by April 7.
Alan Branhagen
 

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Medicinal Uses of Herbs, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 16

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Discover which “weeds” in your yard are edible and medicinal. Learn how to preserve collected herbs and how to use poultices, compresses, tinctures and teas for overall good health. We'll take a short walk to identify and gather herbs and make a healing salve from our harvest. Hands-on demonstrations, samples and handouts included.

$47/person, $42/member
Register by April 11.
Regina Compernolle
 

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Techniques, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 17

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Sharpen your focus on the line and form of your arrangement while learning about Japanese culture. Increase your skill by attending more sessions. Bring trimming shears; we’ll provide all other materials. (You must purchase a vase and pin frog for the first session you attend. You may reuse these for subsequent sessions.)

$39/person, $35/member (Add $45/vase and pin frog)
Register by April 4.
Meghan Rowswell
 

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Learn to Play the Native Flute, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23

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Learn to play your own beautiful 6-hole Navajo Pine flute in the key of A. After class, you can upgrade your flute to a different wood or size flute (prices may vary). Learn to imitate nature sounds and play melodies. No prior music knowledge necessary.

$79/person, $72/member ($36/person, $29/member if bringing own flute)
Register by April 20.
Janalea Hoffman
 

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Basketry: Two-Twill Basket, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23

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Craft a large 8-inch deep, 8-by-12-inch twilled basket with a wooden bottom. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$52/person, $47/member
Register by April 18.
Sandy McCormick
 

Sold Out.

 

 

Healing Properties of Essential Oils, 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, April 23

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Learn how the chemical properties of essential oils help with overall wellness and in treating certain ailments. Sample different oils and learn how they are used in healing settings. Take home a bottle of essential oil-based hand sanitizer (recipe included).

$29/person, $24/member
Register by April 20.
Janalea Hoffman
 

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Healing Power of Nature Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 29

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Discover the healing qualities of essential oils, common weeds and more. The program is approved for 5 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) valid in both Kansas and Missouri by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.

$59/person, $52/member (Add $10 to receive 5 CEUs)
Register by April 25.
Janalea Hoffman
 

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Floral Photography, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 30

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Learn to use composition and lighting for stunning images in both black and white and color. This workshop includes both in-class work and hands-on training in the field. Students need a 35mm SLR camera with full manual settings (film or digital).

$42/person, $35/member
Register by April 25.
DW Johnson
 

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Registration

Powell Gardens takes registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure your space in the program. Advance registration is required for all classes. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email after you complete your registration.

Four Easy Ways to Register

  1. Online: Sign in to our site and register online with the link included on each class listing. If you do not already have an account with us, create one here (New accounts are processed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.). MEMBERS: Log in to get your member discount! 
  2. By mail: Print and fill out the registration form for the classes you wish to take and mail the form with a check or money order made payable to Powell Gardens or fill out the credit card number if paying by VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER. Please include expiration date on all credit card payments. Mail to Attn: Class Registration, Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061.
  3. By fax: Fill out the registration form, complete the payment section with a VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER card number, and fax completed form to 816-697-2619. Please include expiration date on all credit card payments.
  4. By telephone:  Call 816-697-2600 x209. Payment may be made using a VISA, American Express, MasterCard or DISCOVER number. Please have all information on hand when you call. Members need to have your Member ID on hand.  Member ID numbers are located on the back of your membership card.

 Refund policy: A 100 percent refund will be given if the request is made 24 hours before the registration deadline. No refunds will be made after the class takes place or after the enrollment deadline. However, in most instances, your fees can be applied to a future class.

 

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