Beekeeping school in Pittsboro
If you have always wanted to learn how to keep bees, there is an 8-week beekeeping school in Pittsboro starting in January.
The school is being offered by the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association.
The school will be Monday evenings 6:30-9 p.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. Classes run Jan. 9 to March 6.
The cost is $90 and includes a book and a resource notebook. To register, send in payment along with the registration form. To download a registration form, go to the Growing Small Farms website: growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu. The deadline is Dec. 1.
For information, call 919-542-8202.
Raleigh garden art show and sale
Raleigh’s PLOW Community Garden is hosting an Art Around the Garden Show and Sale at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12.
The items for sale include paintings, pottery, jewelry, stitched goods, vintage and costume jewelry, oils, vinegars, vegetables, flowers, centerpieces and bulbs.
The event is at 714 E. Whitaker Mill Road in Raleigh.
The PLOW garden is a urban pollinator garden that works with schoolchildren and groups with special needs.
Speaking of shopping events...
Here are two events you may want to attend:
▪ Raleigh’s The Handmade Market is offering hip, handcrafted goods from more than 50 artists, designers and crafters 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Venture Hall at Marbles. It is at 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh.
▪ The Carter Building is hosting a holiday market 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday. Shoppers can purchase art, jewelry, cosmetics, vinyl records, skin care, nail art and vintage clothing. It is at 22 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
More Craft Fairs
Readers keep sending information about more craft fairs:
▪ Fairmont United Methodist Church is holding a pop-up market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12. The market includes handmade crocheted, knitted, and sewn items, painted furniture, baked goods, canned items, frozen food and potted plants. The silent auction will include gift baskets, gift certificates and quilts. The church is at 2501 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Info: FairmontUMC.org
▪ Glenaire Retirement Community is hosting its annual craft fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19. The event is free and open to the public. The event is in the community’s auditorium at 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary.
▪ The Hayes Barton United Methodist Church’s Humble Heart Bazaar will be 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15 and Christian Marketplace will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16. The event is at Hayes Barton UMC, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh. All proceeds go to nonprofits in our community; last year’s event raised more than $40,000.
▪ Holiday Craft Show from noon-5 p.m. Nov. 20 at Jewish Community Center, 12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh. Info: raleighcaryjcc.org/events/jcc-chanukah-shuk/
▪ Reminder: The Crafts Center’s 32nd Annual Holiday Crafts Fair at N.C. State University is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19. There will be handmade pottery, glass, jewelry, wood and fiber arts items for sale. The sale is at Crafts Center, Thompson Hall, 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh.
Orchid Festival in Durham
The Triangle Orchid Society and Duke Gardens is hosting the second annual orchid show next weekend.
The three-day show at Sarah P. Duke Gardens includes exhibits by orchid societies from across North Carolina and neighboring states, hundreds of flowering plants and workshops about growing, repotting and caring for orchids. The festival is 1-4 p.m. Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and noon-4 p.m. Nov. 20.
The event is free but there are parking fees after 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The garden is at 420 Anderson St., Durham.