Events Calendar

June 8, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment and a confirmation after payment is received OR a notification that you have been placed on the waiting list for the session(s) you have requested. Register online now.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full. To be added to the waitlist, complete registration here.
March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3 - Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

June 9, 2021 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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Fee: $10/$5 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

The new moon carries a positive energy filled with intention and purpose. Celebrate the June new moon with an interactive intention-setting workshop with artist-in-residence and Hypnosis Practitioner Jenna Knapp. We will gather near the labyrinth for a guided hypnosis session to help you identify the opportunities that you're calling into your life. We’ll write our intentions on handmade seed paper, then we’ll take a (socially-distanced) labyrinth walk to plant our written intentions into the labyrinth walls. It is believed that intentions and goals can come full circle within one cycle of the moon; as the new moon grows, your intention will, too: from the new moon, to the full, to the new again. We will hold space for you to set your intentions for this next lunar cycle — first on paper, then in the physical.

About Jenna Knapp
Jenna Knapp is an empowerment & mindset life coach, artist, and author living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Knapp graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Since graduating Knapp has received the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Emerging Artists, been a guest at international multidisciplinary residency programs in Amsterdam and London, and exhibited locally and nationally. She self-published her first book, I Kept Things I Did Not Need, in the summer of 2017. It is a collection of poetry, prose, photographs, and archived material addressing the subjects of grief, loss, survival, and the different evolutions of healing.

In 2019 she took her desire to hold space for people one step further and became certified in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Hypnosis, and Life & Success Coaching. She opened her own coaching practice, Mental Wealth & Wellness, where she helps clients from around the world embrace mentally wealthy (and healthy) mindsets. Strongly impacted and inspired by the effects of these modalities, Jenna has opened her own NLP & Life and Success Coaching Certification Experience, The Mental Wealth Method. For more information visit mentalwealthandwellness.com or follow Jenna on Instagram at @thementalwealthmethod.

June 9, 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Conversations with Ourselves

FREE
This is a virtual event.
Watch live on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Sumeya Osman (USA) in conversation with Joyeux Mugisho (Uganda)
Wednesday, May 12, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Paul Vang (Milwaukee, WI) in conversation with May June Paw (Milwaukee, WI)
Wednesday, June 9, 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Kim Khaira (Milwaukee, WI, USA) in conversation with Komeil Zarin (Malaysia)
Wednesday, July 14, 7:00pm-7:30pm: Komeil Zarin (Malaysia) in conversation with Amal Haj Sleman (Malaysia)

As we approach World Refugee Day 2021, Lynden’s community engagement specialist Kim Khaira will screen interviews from our HOME: Conversations with Ourselves series on one Wednesday evening each month on our Facebook page. HOME: Conversations with Ourselves is an interview project of the HOME steering committee at Lynden. The interviews were designed to give voice to refugees and began as part of the virtual work on the HOME platform in 2020. Interviewers are refugees who have resettled to the United States, and their interviewees include both friends and family who are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as those who remain overseas. These interviews are reflections of relationships and conversations that we continue to have long after resettlement; they explore issues that our refugee friends and family members continue to face as they remain in their country of origin or interim country.

June 10, 2021 - 4:00pm

FREE
More information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-joyce-award-winners-panel-tickets-154312487805

The Joyce Foundation presents a free, virtual panel that will convene all four 2021 artist awardees for the first time to discuss their projects: four impactful collaborations spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities in Chicago, Cleveland, and Milwaukee. Lynden is proud to be included, for its project with Daniel Minter, among the 2021 awardees. The other awardees include Sydney Chatman with Congo Square Theatre Company (Chicago); SANTIAGO X with Chicago Public Art Group (Chicago), and Kameelah Janan Rasheed with FRONT International (Cleveland). The panel will be moderated by Heinz Endowments Arts and Culture Program Officer Shaunda McDill, and will explore timely issues and themes addressed in this year's projects, including intracommunal and state-sanctioned violence against women, identity and cultural sustainability, and healing through community, art, and nature.

The Joyce Awards is the only regional program dedicated to supporting artists of color in major Great Lakes cities. Since its inception in 2003, the competition has awarded more than $3.7 million to commission 72 new works and collaborations between emerging and mid-career artists of color and arts and community organizations in six Great Lakes cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Read more about the Joyce Awards here.

June 12, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am

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Fee: $85/$80 for Lynden members/$50 for MBS members. Fee includes a juniper bonsai tree, all supplies, a one-year individual membership in the Milwaukee Bonsai Society (for non-members), and free registration for a repotting class (spring 2022).
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our e-list.

Bonsai is living sculpture. Unlike traditional sculpture however, it changes from day to day, season to season, and year to year. Because it is never finished, it celebrates all of nature: its cycles, its harshness, its resilience, and its balance. Bonsai is for people who enjoy art, nature, trees, gardening, and sculpture. It combines the principles of design with the science of horticulture.

In this hands-on workshop, members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society will teach you the basic techniques of styling a juniper bonsai tree. We will also discuss proper care of your bonsai. As a new member of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, you will have access to knowledgeable members to help you care for your tree after the workshop. Your tree will need time to rest before moving to the next step: repotting. The cost of the repotting class, and a new pot, is included in the cost of this first workshop. The repotting class will be scheduled for spring 2022.

If you wish to document your tree’s progress, bring your camera. Bring an apron or wear appropriate clothing.

June 12, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Milkweed

3 sessions:
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Fee: Free.
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Native herbalist and artist-in-residence Angela Kingsawan of Yenepa Herbs leads a series of guided tours of Lynden's narrative gardens. There are several gardens at Lynden that tell stories of specific cultures and moments in history. Join us each month for a fun and informative outing to learn about the plants identified and cultivated by Kingsawan that hold significance as food, medicine, and tradition within the exchange and migration of refugee, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.

About Angela Kingsawan
Angela Kingsawan is an Indigenous person of Raramuri, Tigua, and Mexica descent. She has been a Community Health Worker for many years and draws on her experience as an herbalist, yogini, reiki practitioner, full-spectrum doula, writer, artist, and mother to help uplift Communities of Culture throughout Wisconsin. She was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and uses her unique perspective as an urban Native person to teach modern herbalism infused with Native tradition. By providing decolonized education, seed exchanges, and growing culturally significant plants in an urban setting, Kingsawan strives to help community members remember their cultural ways of being. Angela’s residency project at Lynden, Materia Medica of the Ancients: Connecting to Beauty, Blessings, and Breath draws on her personal journey of decolonization and cross-cultural learning to honor Indigenous teachings from around the globe.

June 13, 2021 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Photo: Sarah Zimmerman

Fee: $10/$5 members. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Click here to register. Online registration for May 9 is closed; register in-person or by phone at 414-446-8794

Join poet and birder Chuck Stebelton the second Sunday of each month for a small-group, socially distanced bird walk on the grounds. Keeping to the perimeter of the garden, we’ll watch for seasonal migrants and resident bird species and seek out the best bird habitats to identify as many species as we can. Please dress for the weather and plan to walk in varied terrain. Bring your binoculars if you have them; no previous birding experience required.

About the Artist

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, forthcoming) and two previous full-length collections of poetry. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for conservancy groups and arts organizations including Friends of Cedarburg Bog, Milwaukee Audubon Society, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He edits Partly Press for Lynden Sculpture Garden and is currently a participant in Lynden's residency program.

June 15, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment and a confirmation after payment is received OR a notification that you have been placed on the waiting list for the session(s) you have requested. Register online now.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full. To be added to the waitlist, complete registration here.
March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3 - Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

June 18, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Registration is closed. Registration is open for the July 23 and August 23 sessions.

The full moon is a time for releasing and cleansing. The light of the full moon illuminates any obstacles or interferences in our lives. Once we recognize our blocks, it becomes easier to let go of what didn’t serve us in the most recent lunar phase. It is an amazing time to reevaluate and recollect. Join artist-in-residence Jenna Knapp to celebrate the summer solstice with a healing sound bath followed by a candle-lit labyrinth walk. Sound baths are an ancient form of deep meditation; they include various ambient sounds playing in a space where you can hear and feel their vibrations. Your sound healer for the evening will be Milwaukee’s own Sevan Arabajian-Lawson (Cat Ries), initiated by Akhilanka of the Temple of Singing Bowls in Mysore, India. The sound bath last approximately 45-60 minutes. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket, or towel to rest on for the duration, and dress appropriately for the weather. Candles will be provided for the labyrinth walk, but feel free to bring your own.

June 19, 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

June 20, 2021 - 10:00am

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10 am: In person. Visitors to Lynden must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.
2 pm: On Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/LyndenSculptureGarden/
Like the Lynden Facebook page to be notified when we go live!

HOME is the theme of our work with refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies. The HOME Refugee Steering Committee is building a space of leading, coming together, and celebrating refugees. In 2019, we were able to realize our vision for HOME 2019 as a community-directed outdoor festival on World Refugee Day. Over 1,000 refugee community members and members of the public filled Lynden’s grounds. In 2020, we launched the HOME virtual platform to archive our past work and to house our new, year-round HOME programming.

This year, we are offering HOME 2021 as a series of dispersed events spanning the summer. These events will be small, in order to conform with public health guidelines, and will take place outdoors on Lynden’s grounds. We hope that these events, when taken together, will capture the spirit of art, food, and performance that we experienced at the HOME 2019 outdoor festival.

HOME 2021 launches on World Refugee Day (June 20) with a brief, in-person celebration in the morning followed by a virtual program in the afternoon. You may stop by Lynden starting at 10 am for a land acknowledgement and a series of interfaith prayers. Claudia Orjuela and the Milwaukee Public Library will wrap up the HOME Story Time season with an outdoor, bilingual reading; Daniel Minter will lead a symbol-carving workshop [click here for more information]; and Partly Press will host a poetry reading with Moheb Soliman, author of HOMES [click here for more information]. In the afternoon, we will broadcast the morning’s welcome and share cultural programming on Facebook Live.

Schedule for World Refugee Day
Onsite
10 am: Land Acknowledgment and Interfaith Prayers
10:30 am: Story Time
11 am: Symbol Carving Workshop
12 pm: Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior/HOMES
Virtual
2-3:30 pm: Virtual World Refugee Program begins on Facebook Live

The HOME 2021 celebration will continue with monthly cultural plant walks, days featuring music, dance, and fashion (both ethnic and traditional), and two markets offering handicrafts and homemade goods.

Our community sponsors include:

Join us for more HOME 2021 events:
HOME Cultural Plant Walks, June 12, July 17, and August 14
HOME Music Day, July 10
HOME Dance Day, July 25
HOME Fashion Day, August 7
HOME Craft Market, August 21
HOME Craft Market, September 18

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June 20, 2021 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Free but preregistration required. Sign up for an hour-long session beginning at 11 am, 12 pm or 1 pm. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

IN THE HEALING LANGUAGE OF TREES brings Daniel Minter to Lynden for multiple residencies across two summers to engage the communities we serve in “a natural act of transformation restructured for curing many ills.” Minter’s original idea—to bring his wood-carving skills to bear on the deadly impact of emerald ash borer on our trees—was complicated by the pandemic. Drawing on traditions of the African Diaspora, and invoking axé, the “spiritual force that resides in all living things,” Minter envisions an ash trunk adorned with necklaces of giant, hand-carved wooden beads created in collaboration with community members, including those already engaged in our Call & Response and HOME programming. This project is supported by the Joyce Foundation through a 2021 Joyce Award to Daniel Minter and Lynden Sculpture Garden. More information on the Joyce Awards here: https://www.joycefdn.org/joyce-awards

On June 20, as part of our HOME World Refugee Celebration, Daniel Minter will be offering open-air, small group carving workshops. Participants will create a personal symbol and carve it into a rubber block suitable for stamping and printing. Images of these stamps will become part of our project archive and will eventually be used in large textile banners. You will be able to take your stamp home with you. These workshops are open to people of all ages (small children will need to work with an adult). No previous carving skills required.

June 20, 2021 - 12:00pm

Moheb Soliman

FREE

Please join us for an outdoor reading and conversation with poet Moheb Soliman, on tour with his debut book HOMES (Coffee House Press, 2021). HOMES is an ecopoetic immigrant travelogue around the Great Lakes bioregion/borderland, exploring nature, modernity, identity, belonging, and sublimity.

With multiple overlapping themes and sensibilities, Soliman and HOMES are a welcome addition to the HOME 2021: World Refugee Day program. Soliman will be joined by Great Lakes writers and artists Jennifer Scappettone, Margaret Noodin, and Marsha McDonald to share their own work and discuss their intersections and relationships to the region and its natural and cultural ecologies. Poet and Partly Press editor Chuck Stebelton will host the conversation. Bring a picnic!

Moheb Soliman is an interdisciplinary poet from Egypt and the Midwest who has presented poetry, performance, installation, and video work at diverse art and public spaces in the US and Canada with support from numerous foundations and institutions. HOMES is the culmination of over a decade of writing through Great Lakes-based travel, partnerships, and projects as well as multiple homes around the region. He currently lives in Minneapolis, MN, where he was program director for the Arab American lit and film organization Mizna before going rogue on an arts career. www.mohebsoliman.info

Partly Press was established in 2018 to extend the Lynden mission of offering a unique experience of art in nature. Partly takes its name from the final manuscript assembled by poet, essayist, and teacher Jack Collom (1931 - 2017). We’re interested in Art, Ecology, and Natural History. What stops us in our tracks? A well made poem-as-object or radically specific landscape poem. www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/partly

June 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

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Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Renée Rosen, author of The Social Graces, back to Milwaukee for a virtual, BYOS (bring-your-own-snack) event on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7 pm.

Fee: Tickets are $5 plus sales tax and ticket fee or you can upgrade to admission-with book for $17. Books can be picked up at Boswell or for an additional fee, shipped out be USPS media mail. $5 from each ticket will be donated back to the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Registration: Purchase tickets for the virtual event here.

For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Social Graces

The bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor’s notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age.

In the glittering world of Manhattan’s upper crust, where wives turn a blind eye to husbands’ infidelities, and women have few rights and even less independence, society is everything. The more celebrated the hostess, the more powerful the woman. And none is more powerful than Caroline Astor – the Mrs. Astor.

But times are changing. Alva Vanderbilt has recently married into one of America’s richest families. But what good is money when society refuses to acknowledge you? Alva, who knows what it is to have nothing, will do whatever it takes to have everything. Sweeping three decades and based on true events, this is a gripping novel about two fascinating, complicated women going head to head, behaving badly, and discovering what’s truly at stake.

About the Author

Renée Rosen is the bestselling author of historical fiction. Her novels include Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface, as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. Her new novel, The Social Graces, a story about Mrs. Astor and Mrs. Vanderbilt vying for control of New York society during the Gilded Age, will be out April 20, 2021 from Penguin Random House/Berkley. Renee is a native of Akron, Ohio and a graduate of The American University in Washington DC. She now lives in Chicago where she is at work on a new novel.

June 22, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment and a confirmation after payment is received OR a notification that you have been placed on the waiting list for the session(s) you have requested. Register online now.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full. To be added to the waitlist, complete registration here.
March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3 - Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage

June 24, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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3 sessions:
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Fee: Free.
Registration: This discussion takes place via Zoom; advance registration required. Click here to register.

Lynden and the HOME Refugee Steering Committee begin the new year by launching a book discussion group for those interested in firsthand accounts of displacement. We will consider works of non-fiction, including autobiographical and semi-autobiographical works, by writers who have faced or are facing forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants. Where stories of persecution, historical trauma, and loss of livelihood are effortlessly conveyed by storytellers, journalists, and humanitarians who search out or stumble upon the lives of refugees, we seek out the words of those to whom these stories belong: the narrators who are the closest to their own stories, and the stories of their people, friends, family and, of course, refugees.

We encourage you to read each book in advance (see information below on acquiring the current selection). Then join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Lynden’s Kim Khaira. We expect the group to meet bimonthly, and we will be seeking the input of group members on titles to consider in the future.

We continue the series with Emmanuel Mbolela's Refugee: A Memoir (2021). Originally published in German, Mbolela, a notable Congolese activist and advocate of refugee issues in Germany, tells his personal story, having gone through the journey that refugees and those that face forced displacement know too well. He carries the reader through his direct experience of human trafficking and deplorable living conditions, and questions the harrowing experience that refugees face in the search of finding asylum. Mbolela's work, deemed both personal and collective, provides an individual perspective and a critical global outlook to the lives of refugees around the world.

As part of our HOME work at Lynden, we are making the book available without charge to book discussion group participants. If you would like us to purchase a copy of the book for you, please indicate this when completing the registration form. We will contact you when the book is available and you will be able to pick it up at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211.

If you prefer to support your local public library by borrowing the book, you can find Milwaukee County libraries here or other local libraries here. If you would like to purchase the book yourself, Boswell Books will be offering it at a 10% discount to book group participants. The book can be purchased at the store (you will find it among the book club selections) or on the Boswell website with the 10% book club discount already applied. We will post that link as soon as we have it. Please check Boswell’s website to check the availability of the book, and to confirm hours and delivery options.

PREVIOUS READINGS
Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You January-February 2021
Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir March-May 2021

June 26, 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Two sessions: Saturday, May 8, 2021 & June 26, 2021, 1-3 pm


Fee: $10/$5 members per session
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794. Online registration is closed for the May 8 session. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join the Land Managers of the Lynden Sculpture Garden on a walk around the grounds to discover Lynden’s urban forest. On this walk we will discuss the various trees and shrubs that make up the forest, urban forest management techniques, and our exciting new tree inventory project which we are conducting with the assistance of a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry Grant. This tree inventory will result in a management plan to help care for our valuable urban forest far into the future.

About the Land Managers

Kyle Welna has been with Lynden for four years and enjoys the wide variety of interconnected projects at the sculpture garden. He is interested in invasive species control and is currently a graduate student at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

Robert Kaleta is wrapping up his second year at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He is very interested in restoration ecology, native plants, and edible wild plants, and in bringing these interests to the landscape at Lynden.

June 27, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

In collaboration with Tables Across Borders

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On Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/LyndenSculptureGarden/
Like the Lynden Facebook page to be notified when we go live!

The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at Lynden and Tables Across Borders invite you to join us for the fifth and final episode of our virtual 2021 season of our community cooking series. Coordinated by Kai Gardner Mishlove, Tables Across Borders is a global food collaboration that highlights the cuisines of refugee chefs by linking great chefs together and creating connections to Milwaukee-area restaurants, such as Amilinda, The Tandem, Tricklebee Café, and beyond. With restaurants closed during the pandemic, TAB is sharing the skills of its chefs through these online cooking classes. The community cooking series is an opportunity for chefs across cultures to share tips and recipes from their own cuisines while also allowing us to explore how cuisines cross-pollinate as people migrate and need to adapt techniques and ingredients in a new homeland. Cooking is a place where we interact, exchange, borrow, and invent and imagine new ways of being with each other.

In this episode, we feature head chefs Abdul and Zinath from Myanmar as they put together a curry dish, with special ingredients from the Southeast Asian/Asian region. Originating from the Indian subcontinent, curries are made according to one's personal preference and regional blend of spices and herbs, though it is universally known that the essential ingredient must be curry leaves. Its base can range from coconut milk, tomato paste, puree of vegetables or broth of sorts, or simply what is known as a "dry curry" liquified with a small amount of water. Join Abdul and Zinath in their pursuit to making this essential Asian dish, along with participating chefs from various refugee communities in Milwaukee, include Tables Across Borders chefs Ifrah Yusuf (Somali), Abebech Jima (Ethiopia), Hasina Begum Ashraf Mia (Rohingya), Paw May June (Karen), and Tahani Fadel (Syria). Co-sponsored by Our City of Nations (OCON).

Visit the HOME virtual platform at https://www.home-at-lynden.org for recipes and to sign up for the HOME e-list.

More about Tables Across Borders
Coordinated by Kai Gardner Mishlove, Tables Across Borders is a global food collaboration highlighting the cuisines of refugee chefs by linking great chefs together and creating connections to Milwaukee-area restaurants, such as Amilinda, The Tandem, Tricklebee Café, and beyond.
More information available at https://www.facebook.com/Amilindatandemtricklebee/

June 29, 2021 - 10:30am

June 11 - Bugs

Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:15 am
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Sessions meet outdoors. In the event of rain, a make-up session will meet the following week.

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships. Masks required for adults. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. To view our Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Fee: Winter & Spring Session (Jan. 12-May 25): $12/9 members for one adult and one child.
Summer Session (June 8-Aug. 24): $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment and a confirmation after payment is received OR a notification that you have been placed on the waiting list for the session(s) you have requested. Register online now.

Schedule:

Sessions in red are full. To be added to the waitlist, complete registration here.
March 9 - Signs of Spring
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden
June 8 - Seed Bombs
June 15 - Seed Bombs
June 22 - Garden Animals
June 29 - Garden Animals
July 6 - Pond Critters
July 13 - Pond Critters
July 20 - Plant Dyes
July 27 - Plant Dyes
August 3 - Nature's Kitchen
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen
August 17 - Wearable Camouflage
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage


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