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Seasonal Activities

November is a great time to get active or try a class at Myriad Botanical Gardens. With everything from yoga to herb tastings to horticulture, there is something for everyone. The Devon Ice Rink reappears beginning Nov. 14, just in time for post-Thanksgiving family fun, and the Winter Shoppes are back and even better than last year. Classes and activities are easy to register for, just visit myriadgardens.org or call (405) 445-7080.

Download the pdf for printing: November 2014 at the Gardens.

 

Every Tuesday Evening 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.Yoga Alexis

KIND Yoga Series

  • Inside the Crystal Bridge
  • FREE for members; $10 nonmembers

This is a great, all-levels Vinyasa-style class led by Alexis Persico, who has a loyal following at the Gardens and This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. We’ll meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two, or enjoy the entire series! Pay on-site or in advance online at org. Sponsored by KIND Healthy Snacks.

 

Every Wednesday in November, 10 – 11 a.m.books - ann

Bringing Books to Life

  • Lobby of the Crystal Bridge
  • Free
  • Best for ages 2-5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Presented by Junior League of Oklahoma City. NOTE: No program on November 26

 

 

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Devon Ice Rink

  • Friday, November 14 – February 1
  • East Side of the Gardens

It’s back and more fun than ever! It wouldn’t be winter without the Devon Ice Rink at the Gardens.Skating season officially starts November 14. Bundle up, grab your friends and family and enjoy a great day of fresh air and skating in the prettiest spot in town.Join us for Rock N Skate Nights from 6-9pm each Friday throughout skating season. We’ll provide the DJ and tunes, you bring your best moves!

Gardens Members skate for $7.  Nonmember pricing is $12 including skates or $8 with your own skates. Group Rate (10 or more guests) is $8 includes skates. Advanced reservation required for groups. Call 405.708.6499 to make a reservation or for more information.

Mon. – Thurs. 3-9pm; Fri. 3-11pm; Sat. 11am – 11pm; Sun. 11am – 7pm

 

Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m. – NoonGorgeous Gords

Gorgeous Gourds: Flowers for your Thanksgiving Table

  • Terrace Room, Pernilla Nobles, Whole Foods Florist
  • $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Preregistration requested by November 7

Join the Whole Foods Floral Design Team to learn how to create fantastic arrangements for your fall table. Pernilla Nobles, one of the talented Whole Foods florists, will lead the group in creating beautiful arrangements, with gourd containers and seasonal fall flowers. Pernilla will also discuss ways to prolong the arrangement and offer tips for creating a fresh arrangement with ease just in time for Thanksgiving. A great companion to our October “Botanical Chic” class!

 

November 17 – 27Original Thanksgiving Dinner

Interactive Thanksgiving Display

  • Daily during Children’s Garden hours
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • FREE

Does our Thanksgiving dinner look like the original Thanksgiving? Come see the display and learn about the foods you will eat at Thanksgiving and how they’ve transformed over the centuries. We’ll also learn about which of the plants on our table are native, and if not, where they came from.

 

Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. – Noontgcorn

Family Class: Historic Thanksgiving Day Celebration

  • Terrace Room
  • $10 members; $12 nonmembers
  • Preregistration requested by November 14

The Thanksgiving meal makes us think of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies. But what did the first Thanksgiving really look like? What did the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians do all day and what did they enjoy at their meal? That’s exactly what we’ll be exploring in this fun class for the whole family as we create crafts, play games, and enjoy small treats inspired by the day. Led by Dr. Ann Fleener, director of education.

 

Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. – Noonblue thumb

Blue Thumbs and Gyotaku

  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • FREE

Blue Thumb coordinator Cheryl Cheadle will lead participants in learning about pollution prevention and will show kids the ancient art of fish printing, or Gyotaku. Pollution prevention topics covered include watersheds, protecting wildlife and water conservation. BlueThumb is a statewide water quality education program with a focus on protecting streams and rivers.

 

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Winter Shoppes presented by Centek

  • Nov. 28-30; Dec. 4-7; Dec. 11-14 and Dec. 18-23
  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Make the Winter Shoppes at Myriad Gardens your new family holiday shopping tradition, complete with a festive outdoor atmosphere: lights, ice skating, a fine selection of boutique-style vendors and all that the Myriad Gardens has to offer.

 

Saturdays, Nov. 29; Dec. 6; 13; 20

Devon’s Saturdays with SantaDevon Saturdays with Santa

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory

The Gardens has partnered with Devon Energy to make this year’s holiday season even brighter! Devon’s Saturdays with Santa is expanding into the Gardens this year, where families can enjoy free admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, crafts, performances and treats each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday decorations, floral arrangements and festive gingerbread house displays will adorn the Crystal Bridge, while the outdoor Meinders Terrace will be decked with boughs of holly and greenery, making for a fa-la-la-lovely backdrop for family photos. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Devon Ice Rink and our other holiday attractions!

 

November 28 – January 2

Gingerbread Villagegingerbread house

  • Open during Crystal Bridge Hours
  • FREE with Crystal Bridge Admission

Enter a magical land when you visit the Crystal Bridge during the holidays. We’ve transformed our Crystal Bridge entry room into a Gingerbread Village. We’ll host two Gingerbread House Competitions, one for professionals, another for schools, so the room will be decked out in fabulous Gingerbread creations. Come see all the entries and vote on your favorite.

 

November 28- January 2Scissor-Tailed-Flycatcher

Feathered Friends Scavenger Hunt

  • Children’s Garden
  • Free during Children’s Garden hours

Explore our Children’s Garden this holiday season and learn all about the birds of Oklahoma. Follow clues located throughout the garden to help each feathered friend find something it needs.