Fairchild Events


Art at Fairchild Presents Second Nature, by artist Mira Lehr

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:30 AM to
Monday, October 3, 2016 5:30 PM


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Plant ID Workshop

Friday, September 2, 2016 2:00 PM to
Friday, September 2, 2016 4:00 PM


Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets! Bring a cutting from your plant to Fairchild’s Herbarium team on the first Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m. and participate in our Plant Identification Workshop.

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Illustration Workshop: Painting Butterflies in Watercolor

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:00 PM to
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:00 PM


This class focuses on the accurate representation of butterflies using traditional illustration techniques. Students will be taught the basics of watercolor for doing butterfly illustration.

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The Basics of Drawing

Monday, September 12, 2016 11:00 AM to
Monday, September 12, 2016 1:30 PM


Our talented Helen Burgos is back for another year teaching this popular beginner class on Monday mornings.  Mastering basic drawing techniques can be a goal in itself or a tool for use in other art mediums, e.g., watercolor or acrylic.

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Intermediate Drawing with Graphite, Charcoal, Ink or Colored Pencils

Monday, September 12, 2016 2:30 PM to
Monday, September 12, 2016 4:30 PM


This class is intended for students who already have basic drawing experience and wish to work with their own themes and concepts – taking their drawing beyond an assigned class exercise.

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Success with Orchid Growing

Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:00 PM to
Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 PM


Professional orchid collector and American Orchid Society student judge Guillermo Salazar will help you become a successful orchid grower.

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Oils and Acrylics: Refreshing Your Works

Friday, September 16, 2016 11:00 AM to
Friday, September 16, 2016 3:00 PM


You’ll be adding pop and pizazz to your paintings in this workshop. Just one vivid painting can spark the personality of a room. Let our talented Ms. Zanetti teach you how to incorporate your inner feelings into new works or give existing ones a little boost.

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International Aroid Society Annual Show and Sale

Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:30 AM to


International Aroid Society Annual Show and Sale
September 17 & 18, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Using the Hipstamatic App

Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:00 AM to
Saturday, September 17, 2016 2:00 PM


Did you know that the “Hipstamatic Camera App is a world-class photography app and Apple’s original App of the Year”? Having your iPhone ready and available at a moment’s notice can enable you to capture that perfect photo.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Annual Bird Festival in partnership with Tropical Audobon Society, from September 29 - October 2, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Two days of off-site birding tours on September 29 and 30 will take amateur and expert birders on engaging half-day or full-day walks through birding hot spots like Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and a Hawkwatch at Curry Hammock State Park (registration is required).

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Photo Editing and Sharing with Your iPad

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:00 PM to
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:00 PM


As an owner of the iPad 2, iPad Air or higher, you will find that there are endless apps available for photo editing and sharing. Among these are social network apps like Facebook, or editors like Adobe Photoshop Express, Snapseed, Filterstorm and the amazing free standalone Adobe Lightroom mobile image editing app for iPhone and iPad.

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Cuisine of Hyderabad, India – The City of Pearls

Friday, September 23, 2016 10:30 AM to
Friday, September 23, 2016 2:30 PM


This cuisine is the native cookery style of the Hyderabadi Muslims. Known as the Deccani cuisine, it is rich in flavors and prepared especially for weddings, parties and festivals. Hyderabad, with a 400 year old culinary history, uses ingredients like coconut, peanuts, tamarind and sesame seeds in preparing its mouthwatering dishes.

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Home Gardening in South Florida (at Fairchild Farm)

Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM to
Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:00 PM


Here is your chance to learn from Richard Campbell, an expert who was born in South Florida. While focusing on using fruit, vegetables and ornamentals for every taste, he will teach you the secrets to personalize and care for your own garden.

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Botanical Art for Everyone – All Levels Welcome!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:00 PM to
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:30 PM


This class for the beginner and advanced student focuses on the representation of tropical plants in watercolor and graphite. Students draw and paint using fresh plant material collected at Fairchild (provided).

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Asian-Inspired Vegetarian Dishes

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00 PM to
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:00 PM


Chef Johnson from LAN Pan Asian will help you broaden your approach to cooking without meat. His flavorful Asian menu will give you a new appreciation for vegan cuisine.

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Watercolor for Beginners and Going Beyond

Friday, September 30, 2016 11:00 AM to
Friday, September 30, 2016 2:00 PM


If you have always wanted to try watercolor painting but thought it looked too difficult, this is the class for you. This class will explore the many facets of watercolor in a fun and relaxing way.

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