Events Calendar

March 3, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

March 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

March 8, 2020, 11 am-1 pm

This workshop will take place via Zoom.

Fee: $20/$15 members
Registration: Registration is closed. For information on future sessions, sign up for our email list.

Learn about using native plants to design for four-season interest and year-round wildlife benefit. Landscape designer Justine Miller will teach design fundamentals and introduce you to great native plants for the home landscape. Different garden styles and planting methods will be covered, as well as texture, color, form, and seasonal interest. Combine art and ecology to create a beautiful, functional yard for yourself and your environment.

Justine Miller will be back in May for an onsite walking workshop to help you identify native plants for early season-interest.

About Justine Miller
Justine Miller is a horticulturist and landscape designer. As a designer and field ecologist for Marek Landscaping, LLC, she creates landscapes featuring Wisconsin-native flora and local materials, participates in vegetation surveys and mapping, and promotes the use of environmentally beneficial features, including rainwater harvest and functional plantings. Visit mareklandscaping.com to learn more.

March 9, 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 educator and naturalist Claudia Orjuela 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: Group size is limited. For the safety of all concerned, you must register in advance. Register online now.

Schedule:

January 12 - Colorful Snow - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
February 9 - Sledding Fun - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
March 9 - Signs of Spring - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
April 13 - Trees are Our Friends - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
April 27 - Trees are Our Friends - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
May 11 - Gardening at Lynden - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
May 25 - Gardening at Lynden - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
June 8 - Seed Bombs - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
June 22 - Garden Animals - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
July 13 - Pond Critters - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
July 27 - Plant Dyes - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
August 10 - Nature’s Kitchen - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.
August 24 - Wearable Camouflage - Registration is closed. To be added to the waitlist, call 414-446-8794.

March 10, 2021 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Lynden-ClaudiaOrjuela-HOMEStorytime

FREE
This is a virtual event.

Join us for a virtual, bilingual HOME Story Time from the comfort of your home. HOME Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download.

Scheduled to screen every second Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos will remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

September 9: Soñadores/Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, read in Spanish and English by Claudia Orjuela
Recording: https://vimeo.com/455907180
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Fold & Illustrate Your Own Book [Click here to view or download]

October 14: Stepping Stones: A refugee family's journey, written by Margriet Ruurs with artwork by Nizar Ali Badr, read in Arabic and English, with Hanan Refugee Relief Group and in partnership with Islamic Resource Center
Recording: https://vimeo.com/467098798
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Pack for Your Trip [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Drawing with found materials: Turning Pebbles into Pictures [Click here to view or download]

November 11: The Border: My Journey with Papa, written by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva, and illustrated by Claudia Navarro, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/476691344
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Test Your Vocabulary, or Learn a New Word! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Breaking Boundaries: Create A Window Mural [Click here to view or download]

December 9: Le Seigneur de la danse/The Lord of the Dance, written and illustrated by Véronique Tadjo, read in French and English, in partnership with the Program in French, Dept. of French, Italian and Comparative Literature, UWM and the Alliance Française de Milwaukee.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/488633984
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Celebrate identity and culture: Create a paper bag mask [Click here to view or download]

January 13: Rene tiene dos apellidos/Rene Has Two Last Names, written by René Colato Laínez, and illustrated by Fabiola Graullera Ramirez, read in Spanish and English, in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/498481345
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Fill in the Blanks & Draw! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 4: Parent-Child Art Activity: Investigate trees through sensory observation [Click here to view or download]

February 10: Going Home, Coming Home/Về Nhà, Thăm Quê Hương, written by Truong Tran, and illustrated by Ann Phong, read in Vietnamese and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/509033334
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Creative Play in the Snow [Click here to view or download]

March 10: Tomorrow/Ghadan, written and illustrated by Nadine Kaadan, read in Arabic and English.
Recording: https://vimeo.com/520153759
Activity 1: Let's Share & Reflect! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 2: Find, Look & Point Out! [Click here to view or download]
Activity 3: Parent-Child Art Activity: Paper Airplanes for a Better Tomorrow [Click here to view or download]

April 14: Four Feet, Two Sandals, written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed, and illustrated by Doug Chayka, read in English; and Biaka sauvée!, written by Adrienne Yabouza, illustrated by Zaü, read in French.
Recording and activities to come.

May 12: Mama the Alien/Mama Extraterreste, written by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Laura Lacamara, read in Spanish and English.
Recording and activities to come.

March 10, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

March 14, 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. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Registration for April 11 is closed.

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.

March 17, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

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

KKY-SomewhereintheUnknownWorld

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 Kao Kalia Yang's Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir. Yang, a well-known and enigmatic storyteller and a Hmong refugee herself, portrays the experiences of refugees resettled to the Twin Cities in a collection of stories. This collective refugee memoir covers cultural, political, and personal commentary, and the journey that brings refugees from their country of origin, from Cambodia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Somalia or Russia, to Minnesota, the highest number of refugees per capita in the United States.

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. Books must be requested no later than April 1. 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. Here is the link to purchase via Boswell: https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781250296856. 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 - Reading Guide

March 20, 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.

March 24, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.

March 31, 2021 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Session II: (7 weeks) Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec. 16, 2020 (no class 11/25) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session III: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, January 13, 2021 - March 3, 2021 | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.
Session IV: (8 weeks) Wednesdays, March 10, 2021 - May 5, 2021 (No class 4/7) | 3pm – 5pm | Ages 11 and up - Registration is closed.

Art Club is a virtual community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place where they can exchange ideas and support and learn from each other. Students will design a long-term art project that they can pursue on their own, as time and interest permit. Weekly meetings will be devoted to check-ins and catch-ups, in-progress reviews, creative art challenges, and conversations about contemporary artists. Join our art community and share your work with Lynden art educator Jeremy Stepien and your peers.

Fee: $176/128 members per 8-week session
Registration: Registration is closed.


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