10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 3-5
Calling all book lovers! Shop this expansive sale of gently used books (in a large range of subjects), magazines, DVDs, CDs and other media, with all proceeds benefiting the University of Minnesota's esteemed Andersen Horticultural Library in the Arboretum's Snyder Building.
10 a.m.-Noon, Saturday Oct. 25
Acclaimed Swiss artist René Küng will talk about his work, life as an artist, and views about nature during “Conversation with the Artist." Music in nature is a vital theme in Küng’s work, as underscored in “Stone Harp (Euridice and Orpheus)” and “Stone Arch," two pieces joining his other works at the Harrison Sculpture Garden this autumn. Along with French artist Antoine Poncet’s “Fugue Procession,” this installation completes the world-class Harrison Sculpture Garden of 26 works, generously donated by philanthropists Alfred Harrison and Ingrid Lenz Harrison of Wayzata. This is a rare opportunity to hear insights and stories about his work set within the glorious autumn season at the Arboretum. Coffee and light refreshments are included in this special event.
Ghouls and Goblins Weekend
Activities abound at this family-friendly, fun-filled pre-Halloween weekend. Come enjoy treats, pumpkin-carving, bonfires, music and more!
Special Event: Trail of Tricks & Treats. Saturday, Oct. 25, 4-8 p.m.
An afternoon of special fun and entertaiment: face-painting, trick or treats, performance by the Teddy Bear Band, pumpkin carving, bonfire and S'mores. $5 member and all kids ages 3-12/$17 non-member ages 13+ (includes gate admission).
Witch Hazel Hustle 5K, Sunday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.
Run or walk on certified 5K course. Costumes welcome. Run starts at 9 a.m.; walk starts at 9:05 a.m. and strollers welcome. $20/$25 thru Oct. 20; $30 Oct. 21-25; $35 on race day. Registrants receive souvenir shirt. All proceeds benefit Arboretum. Regtister online at . http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/witchhazelhustle.aspx Sponsored by Minnesota Corn Growers Assoc.
Ar-BOO-Retum, Oct. 31
Gather your little ghosts and witches and visit the Arboretum. Trick or treat for apples in the Gift Store; free cookies for kids in the Restaurant; special storytimes at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Free admission for everyone in costume!
Double Discount Days in the Gift Store starts Friday, Nov. 28 - Sunday, Dec. 7
Excelsior Winter Farmers Market, Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., VIsitor Center