Save the date: Talk on chrysanthemums
Earlier this year, we shared the story of a group of chrysanthemum lovers working to save cultivars.
One of those was Joan Matthews, president of the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society. Matthews will deliver a talk on the subject at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
The talk, “Spoons, Spiders, and other Spectacular Mums: Explore the 13 Classes of Chrysanthemums,” is free to members and costs $5 for nonmembers.
The talk will be at the arboretum’s Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh.
Info: 919-513-7005, jcra.ncsu.edu
If you missed our story earlier, check it out at nando.com/mums
Urban Vintage market this weekend in Raleigh
Urban Vintage, a pop-up market in downtown Raleigh, is being held this weekend.
The event is 6-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at downtown Raleigh’s Market Hall. It will include vendors selling furniture, antiques, clothing, midcentury modern pieces and more.
The market is organized by local art event planners and pop-up trail blazers The Handmaidens, who also organize The Handmade Market.
To see a list of vendors, go to urbanvintageraleigh.com.
The Market Hall is at 215 Wolfe St., Raleigh.
Pollinator events continue at N.C. Botanical Garden
The N.C. Botanical Garden is continuing its pollinator events in August. Here are a few highlights:
▪ From 10-11 a.m. Aug. 15, there is an event for children, ages 3-5, to learn about pollinators through nature hikes, games, crafts and stories. Cost: $10 ($8 for members).
▪ From 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 15, artist Martha Petty will teach a beeswax painting class. Students will learn techniques in encaustic painting, painting with hot beeswax to create six small works to make a larger work of images. Dip plant materials in beeswax, iron onto paper and stain with walnut ink to make a small stitch book. Cost: $70 ($60 for members) plus a $10 materials fee.
▪ From noon-1 p.m. Aug 20, Christine Goforth of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will offer a lunchtime talk on becoming a citizen scientist and observing butterflies. Free, preregistration required.
The garden is at 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.
Info: 919-962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu
City of Raleigh offers arts classes
The city of Raleigh offers a series of arts classes at the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.
The September-December Leisure Ledger, a guide to the city’s parks, recreation and cultural resources’ programs, has just been released.
Classes include painting, pottery, photography, bookmaking, jewelry, sewing, printmaking, knitting and crocheting. Classes for children and adults are offered. Costs vary.
To view the guide online, go to nando.com/leisureledger.
Garden Center sale
Raleigh’s Homewood Nursery is having a parking lot sale Aug. 13-15.
The center is at 10809 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh.
Info: 919-847-0117, homewoodnursery.com