Spring Lavender Planting Clinic
The Hillsborough Farmers Market will host a free Spring Lavender Planting Clinic on Saturday, March 25, led by Dale and Annie Greer Baggett of Sunshine Lavender Farm in Hurdle Mills.
At the clinic you will learn how to properly plant lavender through hands-on demonstrations that include planting, fertilizing, pruning and problem-solving. They’re also happy to answer all your lavender gardening questions. Lavender seedlings will be offered.
The workshop runs through regular market hours – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – so there’s no need to register.
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The Baggett family has grown lavender (using natural practices) and created their own line of lavender products for nearly two decades.
The market is located at the Hillsborough campus of UNC Hospitals, 430 Watersone Dr. (look for the purple tent).
At the opening night preview party, guests can experience the luxurious 5,500-square-foot home, designed by Carter Skinner and DJF Builders, while enjoying food, wine and cocktails from some of the area’s top chefs and restaurants: Matt Kelly of Mateo, Steven Greene of Heron, Sean Fowler of Mandolin and many others.
The party takes place 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at 3019 Granville Drive, Raleigh. Tickets are $100.
Purchase tickets at djfbuildsgreatfutures.com.
The 75th Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza Show & Sale takes place at the Exposition Center at the N.C. State Fairgrounds March 24-26.
The show will feature exhibitors from all over the east coast.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 24; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 26.
Cost: $7 per day or $8 for a three-day pass. There’s a .50 cent discount if you bring in the ad from print News & Observer. Children 12 & under admitted free. Parking is free. More info at antextofnc.com.
Historic Open House
Dr. Douglas F. Kelly, a renowned author, scholar and theologian, will speak on the cultural and architectural significance of the “Homes and Churches of the 18th and 19th Century of Carolina Scottish Settlers” at the Mill Prong House Open House event on April 2 in Raeford.
The open house includes a tour of the house led by docents who can share information on the significant architectural features of the home, as well as its preservation and restoration.
Refreshments will be served, many using recipes found in the “Keepers of the Hearth” book, compiled from notes and ledgers from the Mill Prong House.
The open house lasts from 2-5 p.m. Dr. Kelly’s speech takes place at 3 p.m.
Mill Prong House is located at 3062 Edinburg Road, Raeford. For more information call 910-315-5385 or 910-466-9008.