Adult Classes at Powell Gardens

Get ready to be inspired and to learn something new at Powell Gardens. Call 816-697-2600 x209 or follow the link by each listing to register online.  Many classes fill quickly, so sign up early to reserve your space. Registrations made after the posted registration deadline incur a $5 late fee.  

September Classes

October Classes

November Classes

 

 August

Naturalists of the Night Astronomy: Treasures of the Triangle, 8-10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31

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We’ve got it all on this Sunday night event – crescents, craters, mountains and rings. Plus, all the treasures of the Summer Triangle including sapphire and gold Albireo and Ring Nebula will be in our scopes. Join us under Powell Gardens’ dark skies for astronomy programs led by friendly, knowledgeable amateur astronomers. 

$10/adult, $6/members, $6/child ages 5-12
(Every 4th registrant is free)
Register by August 29.
Grant Miller and ASKC
   
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 September

Beauty and Soul Concert: Healing Through Nature and Music, 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12

Learn how different forms of music can enhance the mind-body connection for overall health through a mini concert with piano and native flutes and a PowerPoint presentation. Begin the journey to inner well-being through musical solutions and seeing nature with new eyes.

$25/person, $19/member
Register by Sept. 8.
Janalea Hoffman
      
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Learn To Play the Native Flute, 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

You will receive your own beautiful 6-hole Navajo Pine flute in the key of A, great for playing both indoors and out. Upon registration, select bear, eagle, turtle, wolf or buffalo totem design. 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 Sept. 8.
Janalea Hoffman
 
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Diren He Watercolor Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13

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Diren will use fresh flowers and photos as references, or you can bring your own photos of flowers or gardens. 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, $59/member (Add $5 for supplies to be furnished)
Register by Sept. 8.
Diren He 
 
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Herbal Home Remedies, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13

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Learn to use poultices, compresses, soups and salves for overall good health. Discover ways to preserve wild and cultivated herbs for future use. We'll take a short walk to identify and harvest herbs and make a healing salve from collected herbs. Hands-on demonstrations, samples and handouts included.

$39/person, $34/member
Register by Sept. 8.
Regina Compernolle
 
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Growing Orchids At Home, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Sept. 19

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Selecting orchids suitable for the home environment is an important first step to successfully growing your own. Receive an orchid and learn how to get it off to the right start. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience, you will learn the basic care of orchids. Extra orchids will be available for purchase.

$34/person, $25/member
Register by Sept. 15.
David Bird
 
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Bent Willow Furniture Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20

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Join Master Furniture Builder Bim Willow and learn how to build a bent-willow heirloom. Pick your project upon registration. (Each project is priced separately and estimated completion times vary per project.) Bring a hammer, pruning shears and work gloves. 

Pick One: Bent Willow Chair (46”x32”x28” tall) $265/person, $249/member,
One-Shelf Potting Bench (60”x40”x24” tall) $239/person, $224/member,
Garden Bench (48”x40”x18” tall) $110/person, $96/member,
End Table (25”x12”x18” tall) $59/person, $52/member,
2 Trellises (36”x24”x 84”) $69/person, $62/member
Register by Sept. 8.
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Hot-Pepper Jelly, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20

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Learn to make and use this zesty treat for appetizers, glazes and more and enjoy the samples included in class. Learn about growing hot peppers and water-bath canning basics. We will take a short walk to the Heartland Harvest Garden while the jelly sets. Take home one ½-pint jar of hot pepper jelly and other jelly-making resources.

$24/person, $17/member
Register by Sept. 15.
Caitlin Bailey
 
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Basketry: Sandy's Tool Carrier, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

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You’ll find many uses for this twilled basket, which measures 6 inches tall, 7 inches wide and 14 inches long. The bottom is wood, and it has a sturdy wooden handle. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by Sept. 22.
Sandy McCormick
 

This class is full. Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209 to be placed on the waiting list. 

 

  

Introduction to Zentangle, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 27

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The practice of Zentangle is calming, centering and self-affirming. It is creating art for the non-artist. Learn how Zentangle can help you focus, expand artistic abilities and create beautiful art in the process. This class includes a PowerPoint presentation, handout, materials for hands-on learning and step-by-step instructions for several tangle patterns.

$34/person, $29/member
Register by Sept. 22.
Christine Shuck
 
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Beekeeping 301: Seasonal Management, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

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Learn month-by-month beehive and beekeeper management including hive inspection and maintenance, checking for food stores, feeding bees in the winter and spring build-up feeding and medication. Discover the ins and outs of the fall honey harvest, the importance of journal entries and the proper set up of the hive in the apiary.

$24/person, $19/member
Register by Sept. 22.
Hal Reidler
 

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Astronomy: Show-Me Skies, 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

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Autumn skies in Missouri are generally some of the best and most comfortable for telescopic observing. There is plenty to see this evening, including two conjunctions and a wonderfully thin crescent moon. (Evening programs will be canceled if skies are overcast or rainy.) Register three participants and the fourth person is free!

$10/Adult, $6/member, $6/child ages 5-12
Register by Sept. 25.
Grant Miller
 
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 October

Infused Vinegars, Oils and Butters, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 11

Using herbs, fruits and more, you will learn how to make flavorful infusions and how to use them in recipes. This class will review (and taste test) several infusions that are easy to prepare and use as toppings, in baking and even in grilling. Learn about the fresh herbs that you can grow, harvest and use to accentuate your cooking in new and unique ways. 

$35/person, $29/member
Register by Oct. 6.
Christine Shuck
       

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Watercolor Workshop: Greeting Cards, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11

Using watercolor techniques, you can create your own greeting cards. Learn painting techniques and methods for reproducing your work from a skilled professional from the greeting card industry! References and demonstrations provided. You may bring your own references for ideas. 

$45/person, $39/member
Register by Oct. 6.
Ellie Behrmann
 
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Native and Garden Seed Collecting, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 25

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Learn the basics of collecting, storing and starting native plants and hard-to-find garden perennials. You will harvest seeds (weather permitting) and prep seeds for germination. Take home seeds to start for spring plus a lot of useful information. A portion of this class is outdoors so wear walking shoes and bring sunglasses and sun block.

$24/person, $17/member
Register by Oct. 20.
Caitlin Bailey
 
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Basketry: Mini-Sled Basket, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25

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A whimsical basket for the holidays, the mini-sled measures 10 inches long by 4 inches wide, and stands 5 inches tall on wooden runners complete with reigns. Use it with your holiday décor or fill it with treats and give as a gift. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$39/person, $32/member
Register by Oct. 20.
Sandy McCormick
 
This class is full. Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209 to be placed on the waiting list.  

 

 

Great Pumpkin' Sculpting Workshop, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26

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Come craft a jack-o lantern to be the talk of the town this Halloween. You will shape and sculpt a 3-D pumpkin face that looks as great unlit as it does lit. Chose a grimmacing-ghoul or a happy-jack design. Each participant will leave with a completed sculpted jack and a set of carving tools. Tips on extending the life of your carved pumpkin included.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by Oct. 20.
Eric Jackson
 
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 November

Herbalicious Holiday Meal, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 8

This year make the holidays special by incorporating fresh herbs and taking a new twist on old favorites. Bring your appetite! During this class, you will get to sample at least three dishes that will delight your taste buds and change the way you cook your holiday dinners. A handout with recipes is included.

$35/person, $29/member
Register by Nov. 3.
Christine Shuck
  

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Make a Pysanka Ornament, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 15

Make a pysanka ornament using an egg, beeswax, dyes and a kitska (the writing tool). All supplies, ribbon hanger and instructional materials provided. Create one pysanka egg-ornament in class, and take home the kitska so you can create more pysanka ornaments at home!

$39/project, $35/member
Register by Nov. 10.
Jan Hile-Rea
 

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Color-Burst Basket, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

(Image not of actual basket)This basket is bursting with multi-colored reeds! The finished basket measures 15 inches long by 9 inches wide, and stands 6 inches tall. A braided handle completes the basket. All materials will be provided. Bring a sack lunch or a snack as the class will not break for lunch.

$49/person, $42/member
Register by Nov. 10.
Sandy McCormick
 
This class is full. Call Linda at 816-697-2600 ext. 209 to be placed on the waiting list.  

 

Gourd Birdhouse and Ornament (Ages 6 & up), 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov.  22

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 Using a dried, cleaned and pre-drilled birdhouse gourd, you will paint and decorate a perfect abode for a bird. If you want to give it as a gift, a gift bag will be included. As a bonus, paint a miniature “birdhouse” gourd to use as a tree ornament or to attach to the gift bag. Please dress for messy creativity and painting.

$39/project, $34/member
Register by Nov. 10.
Jan Hile-Rea
 

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December

Holiday in the Tropics Terrarium, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6

(Image not of actual basket)Plant and learn to care for your own 12-inch-tall terrarium. Materials provided include potting media, jars, plants and some decorative elements. Bring your own bobbles and trinkets to add pizazz to your creation. Gardening gloves recommended. Make a second terrarium as a gift.

$59/person, $52/member, ($45/second terrarium)
Register by Dec. 1.
Caitlin Bailey
 

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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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