Upcoming Classes

Get Growing with Veggie Classes 

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 at 2 p.m. – Soil preparation for fall veggies and what is coming in September.

 

 

 


Fairy Garden Workshop (and Dinosaurs, too!)

Saturday, July 29th, 10 to 11:30 am

Put some creative FUN into your life and join us in making a Fairy Garden (or Dinosaur Habitat).

This miniature garden comes with a 10″ terracotta pot, an assortment of outdoor miniature plants of your choice, soil, and a wonderland of colored gravels, stones, jewels, logs, trees for swings, rocks, shells, mosses – and of course, a fairy chair (or 2 dinosaurs).

We have lots of pictures for inspiration, and other tempting miniature accessories for sale.

This is a great parent-grandparent/child activity, or get a bunch of your friends together for some Fairy bonding fun. No matter what, we guarantee a good time! Fairy Dust included!

Cost is $38.00 plus tax. Call our cashiers at Alden Lane (925) 447-0280.  We can only take paid reservations, as space is limited.


Fairy Doors

Saturday, August 5th, 10 to 11:30 am

Join the Fairy Door Fun! We have all the elements to create the perfect, magical fairy door for your backyard – or for the kid in your life. You will get a custom made wooden fairy door approx. 8″ x 6″ (several shapes are available) and all the doo-dads to embellish your special threshold into the fairy kingdom. This class is for kids 5 to 105, and you can do it as a team of child and adult.  Invite the good fortune of fairies into your dwelling space and make magic happen!

The cost is $22.00 plus tax. Please sign up by August 3rd to reserve your space. You can sign up over the phone at (925) 447-0280 or in person at the Alden Lane cashiers.


Elegant Orchids Made Easy!

Saturday, August 19th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Ever wanted to know more about these classic beauties, but were daunted and confused by the internet info? Join us at Alden Lane for a “Path to Orchid Enlightenment!” We don’t promise complete nirvana, but what we do promise is practical advice and hands on demonstrations that will certainly give you a greater understanding of the needs of these lovely plants and how to keep them healthy and producing flowers for years to come. Our resident expert, Sue Fordyce, will cover repotting, watering, light, pests, and fertilizer. By the end of the hour and a half, you will have a greater confidence and understanding on how to make your orchids grow and thrive. You are welcome to bring an orchid or two you may have questions about for a free consult. The cost for the class is $15.00, and you can bring a friend for free! Contact our Alden Lane Cashiers (925)447-0280 and reserve your space today!


Crafternoon – Join us each Month – Craft Workshop!

Crafternoons are a chance to access your inner artist once a month at Alden Lane! It is an opportunity to get together and create something amazing and have a bunch of fun doing it. Even better- invite a couple of friends to do it with you! These make and take projects don’t require any special skills, and kids from 12 to 112 can do them (although younger kids could do it with the help of an adult). Pick one project (or more!) and pre-pay with our Alden Lane Cashiers to reserve your space, as the classes fill up fast. (925)447-0280. If we don’t have 8 sign ups by the Wednesday before the Saturday class, the class will be canceled, so register as soon as possible. Let’s have FUN!

Come and have some fun with our Make & Take Projects. Sign up today!


Garden Art Totem – Saturday, July 22nd   1:30-3 pm

Garden Art at its finest! These 5ft x 4”x4” poles are colorful totems painted by the artist known as YOU. Bring constant color into your garden, and bring your eye “up” to see color at every level in your landscape. These poles stay upright by a rebar stake embedded in the bottom of the pole. We can paint these poles with an address, a name, or just art. We will have stencils available help you if you are not comfy with freehand art. These will be painted with durable acrylics. The cost for this workshop is $48.00 plus tax. Please make your reservations by Wed. July 19th so we know how many poles we need. The cost for this workshop is $48.00 plus tax.


Felted Bowl – Saturday, August 26th  1:30-3 pm

Back by popular demand! This class was so popular we had to bring it back again. We will be making a small bowl using colorful raw felt and “wet” felting it into a lovely soft shape. It takes a little physical work to mold it into submission, but you will love the outcome! The class fee for instruction and materials is $30.00 plus tax. Please reserve your space by Aug.23.


Painted Pinecone Wreath – Saturday, October 28th   1:30-3 pm

Come and make a colorful fall or Christmas masterpiece for your home- these pine cones resemble beautiful flowers and are filled in between with soft, colorful reindeer moss. The wreaths will last for years to come and will be a unique addition to your home, designed by YOU! The cost for making this beautiful wreath is $42.00 plus tax, which includes all instructions and materials. Please sign up by October 25th to reserve your space.


Felted Scarf Workshop – Saturday, Nov. 18   1:30-3 pm

Just in time for Holiday giving! A lovely, handmade creation using a wet felting technique to embed colorful raw wool into a silk scarf. They come out absolutely stunning and beautiful! Join our felting teacher Ruth and learn this captivating craft.


Needle Felted Stocking – Saturday, December 16, 1:30 to 3-pm

We love this needle felting! No sewing involved! This addicting craft is one you will want to explore, as the possibilities are endless. Ruth will teach us this simple and rewarding felted Holiday Stocking that will look great incorporated into your festive décor. The cost for this class is $24.00 plus tax and includes materials and instruction. Reserve your space by Dec. 13th with our cashiers at Alden Lane


Tile Mosaic Class

August 19, 20 1-3 pm – Taught by artist “Mosaics by Cindy”

Come create a lasting tile mosaic in a two-day workshop! Learn step-by-step how to make an outdoor art sculpture: Either a Hummingbird or Sea Turtle.

Cindy will share her refined method of doing mosaics that make the end results dazzling.

All materials will be provided including bright colorful tile. Cost is $75. Call (925) 447-0280 to register.

Quilt show Classes

Several classes will be held before and after our September “Quilting in the Garden” Read more about the quilt show and class offerings here.