A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
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Bead Mercantile Show
This show offers a great selection of beads and bead-related items. You can find an assortment of items including Japanese seed beads, Swarovski crystal, lampwork beads and supplies, Delica beads, pearls, silver, gemstone strands, vintage beads, handmade jewelry, Czech glass, beading and wire-working tools, handcast pewter beads and bead kits. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2. $6. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org/.
NC State Fairground Flea Market
Never miss a local story.
Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton, and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 1-2, Aug. 8-9. Free. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
Well Fed Community Garden
Come and work in the Garden and then sit down to a shared meal with fellow friends and members of the Community. Bring a hat, bottle of water and dish to share. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Aug. 6, Aug. 8, Aug. 13, Aug. 15. Free. Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr., Raleigh. 919-833-8898, www.irregardless.com/garden/.
JC Raulston Arboretum Sunday Tour
Join one of the JCRA’s volunteer tour docents and learn about the arboretum’s plants, people, history, future and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA’s collections and gardens. 2-3 p.m. Sundays. Free. JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu/.
Nature Adventures Camp: Grow Your Own Food
Plant, harvest and taste fruits and vegetables in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden, a sustainable, organic food garden. Learn how soil is made, cook with the heat of the sun, and discover how food gets to your plate. This camp is for children in rising grades K-2 or ages 5-7. Extended care is available 1-4 p.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3-7. $200 per week. Duke University’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Well Fed Community Garden
Come and work in the Garden and then sit down to a shared meal with fellow friends and members of the community. Bring a hat, bottle of water and dish to share. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. Free. Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr., Raleigh. 919-833-8898, irregardless.com/garden/.
Free Expression Tuesdays
Bring your work crew out to Art Bar all day Tuesday for this relaxing, expressive, free-flowing painting experience. Wine is 10 percent off all day. Perfect for nurses, office administrators, teachers, corporate agencies and government employees. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays. $25. Art Bar Raleigh, 6109 Maddry Oaks Ct., Raleigh. 919-307-8107, artbarraleigh.com.
Parent/Child Clay Workshop
These workshops are a great way to get creative with your child. Each workshop will allow your child, with your assistance, to create their very own ceramic artwork. Because the projects need to be fired, artwork will be available for pickup about two weeks after the workshop. 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 3; 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 4. $15-$18. Durham Arts Council Clay Studio, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. 919-286-4238, durhamarts.org.
Walk on the Wild Side
Explore wild North Carolina in these seasonal walks through the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants on the first Thursday of every month. Meet at the Blomquist Garden entrance. Participant limit is capped at 15. Information/registration: 919-668-1707 or email@example.com. Preregistration required. Parking fees apply. 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 6. $5-$7. Duke University’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Downtown Cary Food & Flea Market
Join us every secnd Sunday of the month in Downtown Cary. Come hear some great local music, try some wonderful food from local food trucks, and shop with some of the most creative crafters and artists in our community. Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 9. Free. Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. 919-388-8639, facebook.com/pages/Ashworth-Village/140640802637568.
Hands-on Summer Vegetarian Cooking Class
With the bountiful summer vegetables that are now available, what better time of year to become healthy and eat the fruits of your garden (or the Farmers Market)?We are creating an entire meal, utilizing all the local producewith these tasty dishes, we are sure you will not be wondering "Where the meat?"Menu includes: Summer Squash Fritters; Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup; Charred Okra and Tomatillos with Fried Okra Croutons; Videla Onion and Tomato Tart; Grilled Corn and Lady Pea Salad; Eggplant with Chickpeas; Peach & Blackberry Crostada. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 12. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, www.durhamspiritscompany.com.
Put vibrancy in your wardrobe as you learn the art of weaving your own chainmaille jewelry. In this two hour workshop, you will learn the Byzantine weave, a style of chainmaille from the Byzantine Empire (4th Century AD to ~mid-1400s). A materials cost of $5 is due to instructor at first class meeting. Please check DAC website for additional supply list. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12. $18. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.
Apex Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex,apexfarmersmarket.com
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary,caryfarmersmarket.com
Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, growers-market.org
Holly Springs Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs,goo.gl/xwK6hh
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh, nando.com/1bn
Knightdale Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/lhEjLo
Midtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh,northhillsraleigh.com
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh, plantationpointshoppingcenter.com
Quail Corners Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726, quailproperties.com
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza), RaleighEatLocal.com
State Farmers Market
5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh,rebusworks.us/thesaturdaymarket/
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest,wakeforestfarmersmarket.org
WakeMed Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons), goo.gl/DpGHtY
Waverly Place Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary, waverlyfm.com
Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, wwfm.ag
Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, wwfm.ag
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, goo.gl/4gLjgk
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro,chathammillsfarmersmarket.com
Fearrington Farmers Market
4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village,fearringtonfarmersmarket.com
Pittsboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro,pittsborofarmersmarket.org
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City,silercityfarmersmarket.com
Duke Medical Center Farmers Market
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Searle Center, 10 Searle Drive, Durham (on the green behind the Searle Center and between Nanaline Duke and Bryan Research Buildings), dukemedicine.org
Durham Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.comSouth Durham Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham,southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Franklin County Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, goo.gl/Fj4tEB
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square),cfcmnc.org
Sanford Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford,goo.gl/82omAJ
Carrboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, carrborofarmersmarket.com
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
Eno River Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion). enoriverfarmersmarket.com
Hillsborough Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85),hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
Southern Village Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green), southernvillage.com/farmers-market/
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/