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Reset, reimagine and reconnect in the New Year at Sherman Library & Gardens

Sherman Library & Gardens has curated a special line-up of activities that begin in January to help patrons embrace learning through wellness. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10, “Writing Wednesdays: Positive Journaling” will kick-off a five-week course that will focus on fostering emotions such as gratitude, curiosity, serenity and joy and will use the tranquil garden setting for inspiration. Join local writer Ellen Bell as she shares the wellness benefits of Positive Journaling, and the simple ways attendees can cultivate their own personal writing practice. Learn more by clicking here.

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Local writer Ellen Bell shares advantages of Positive Journaling

Explore a unique and delectable approach to floral design with the “Florcuterie Floral Design Workshop” on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. Florcuterie is the art of curating, arranging and presenting a smorgasbord of seasonal blooms. Learn the technique of arranging in layers, creating dimension and depth reminiscent of a charcuterie spread. Celebrate improvisation and creativity by selecting blooms that resonate with you. Join Becky Bridger of Bexbloomz for this sampling bonanza, allowing participants to explore their floral artistry. Learn more by clicking here.

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Learn the technique of Florcuterie on January 11

“Tai Chi Tuesdays” are back beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16 and will run until February 20. Learn the gentle art of Tai Chi in the tranquil Sherman Library & Gardens setting, led by local teacher Cynthia Bell Niermann. She will introduce participants to this complete mind-body exercise for better health, flexibility, strength and balance. This eight-week course will include Qigong stretches, breathing exercises and short Tai Chi routines which provide enjoyable, effective stress relief. To learn more, click here.

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Enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi from January 16 through February 20

On Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher, author and freelance writer Ellen Bell will be back at the gardens to lead a “Weekend Wellness Workshop.” The workshop will focus on nurturing wellness through practices of positive journaling, mindfulness and yoga surrounded by the beauty of nature. Research shows that this can boost optimism, increase positive emotions and enhance physical and mental well-being. Learn more by clicking here.

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Little Seedlings Story Time every Friday at 10 a.m.

Little Seedlings Story Time will take place every Friday at 10 a.m. in the Central Garden. Admission is free for this engaging event where pre-school children and their caregivers can learn about nature and its wonder through books selected by Sherman Library & Gardens. To learn more, click here.

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