A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming home and garden events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.
Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Create a versatile planting container made to mimic the stone troughs in England centuries ago. They are lightweight, provide excellent drainage, look great in the garden or on the patio and can stay outside year round. All materials will be provided. 9 a.m.-Noon. Aug. 29. $70. Lasting Impressions, 4904 Hermitage Dr, Raleigh. 919-787-6228, lastingimpressionsleaves.com.
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Many birds will migrate for better survival rates, but many birds do not. Join a bird enthusiast to learn who these resident birds are. No previous birding experience required. All Ages Welcome. Dress for the weather, bring hiking shoes/boots and plenty of water. Bring your binoculars (we will have a limited supply available to loan). Limit 10. Reservations required. 8-10:30 a.m. Aug. 29. Free. William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-571-4170, ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/wium/main.php.
Welding with Tripp Jarvis
Spend a day with fellow Durhamites in creating a one of a kind welded sculpture or a stool or maybe even a small side table. By the end of class you will be able to set up a MIG welder and know how to operate it. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29. $125. Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio and Foundry, 923 Franklin St., Durham. 919-260-2931, liberty-arts.org.
Concrete Leaf Birdbath Workshop
Use real leaf to create a one-of-a-kind concrete birdbath for your garden. Every detail of the leaf will be revealed in your birdbath. Also learn tips for unmolding and painting your finished birdbath. All materials will be provided. 1-3 p.m. Aug. 29 $60. Lasting Impressions, 4904 Hermitage Dr, Raleigh. 919-787-6228, lastingimpressionsleaves.com.
Wild Harvest: Bounty of Summer
Abundant food is growing around us for free in the wild. All we have to do is learn how to use it. This hands-on series covers wild food harvesting, processing and cuisine. The first half of each class will focus on identifying and harvesting plants and the second half will focus on processing the wild materials into high end culinary delights. Join wild harvest chef Tanith Tyrr for this delightful summer harvest and gourmet meal. 2-7 p.m. Aug. 29. $49. Piedmont Wildlife Center, 364 Leigh Farm Rd., Durham. 919-489-0900, piedmontwildlifecenter.org.
NC State Fairground Flea Market
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. Saturdays, Sundays. Free. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
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/.
HappymessART Open Studio
HappymessART opens its studio for relaxed art-making alone or with company. Staff will be on hand to assist and offer inspirational material. Use the studio’s supplies, tools and space, but you are welcome to bring anything of your own that you want. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. $25. HappymessArt, 718B Iredell St., Durham. 919-286-9763, happymessart.com.
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.
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/.
Plantsmen’s Tour: Amber Waves
Late summer is an ideal time to appreciate the texture and color of grasses in the landscape. 9-10:30 a.m., 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 1. $5; members free. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Soil Preparation Class
Durham’s native soil is somewhat difficult to work with. In this Durham County Extension Gardeners Series session, Charles Murphy will discuss what can be done to make the soil easier for the gardener and more productive for the plants. 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 2. Free. Duke University’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
This show offers a vast array of precious and semi-precious gem stones, pearls, beads and findings, minerals, fossils, and finished jewelry in gold and silver including 14K, 18K and platinum fine jewelry, custom designs, fashion jewelry, handcrafted and sterling silver. Wirewrappers and jewelers on site.Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 5; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7. $5. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
Parent and 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. Take one, or take them all! Because the projects need to be fired, artwork will be available for pick up about two weeks after the workshop. January: Make Your Own Bank February: Thrown from the Wheel March: Lanterns April: Birdhouses May: Garden Mushrooms. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 7; 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 8; $15-$18. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.
Plants of Distinction: Gorgeous Grasses
Learn about spectacular plants that offer both beauty and functionality. Sign up separately for each session to learn a new group of beautiful and useful plants, or take all four sections. 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 8. $7; $5 members. Duke University’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Nature for Sprouts: Explore the Gardens
Explore the outdoors at Duke Gardens with your child. Each week the Garden hosts stories, songs, movement, observation and hands-on, creative projects that explore the gardens. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 11. $8; $7 members, staff and students. Duke University’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Perennial Vegetables and Fruits for the Home Garden
Enjoy a tour that covers a dozen delicious and drought-hardy perennial vegetables (Artichoke, Ground Nut, Solomon Seal, Asparagus and more) as well as ten sweet fruiting trees, brambles and shrubs like purple raspberry, figs, Yuzu citrus, bush cherry and more. They’re perennials, so you plant them only once but harvest from them every year. Rain or shine, dress appropriately. Garden tour, refreshments, handout, plenty of Q&A time. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12. $30/$35, 1412 N. Mangum St., Durham, 919-824-2239. Reserve your space at: frankhyman.com
Raising Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterflies
Learn how to raise eastern black swallowtail butterflies through their winter hibernations for release in your own back yard. Lori will work with you to explore the lifecycle and how to care for and feed the butterflies. The class will end with a scavenger hunt for children to find butterflies and host plants, while parents work directly with Lori to complete their understanding of butterfly care. Each child will receive a butterfly box, host plants, a caterpillar or chrysalis and Lori’s reference booklet to take home. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 12. $35. Duke University’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
North Carolina Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival
This festival features displays of gourds from around the world, special gourd workshops, and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, and crafting supplies. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded in a variety of competitive categories. Other highlights include a live auction at noon on Saturday as well as a free gourd crafting table for children. See the website for details, a list of workshops and information on entering the competitions. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12. $2; free for children 15 and under. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
Fuquay-Varina Garden Tour
The Fuquay Varina Garden Club will host their 2015 Fall Garden Tour which will include unique gardens interspersed with artisan vendors, a Saturday luncheon, a raffle, door prizes and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12. $18. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Rd., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590.
Downtown Raleigh Home Show
The highly anticipated annual consumer show will fill the facility with remodeling and home improvement ideas, celebrity guests, DIY and interactive seminars, the hottest new products -- and even a towering tree house surrounded by gardens built right inside the building. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 11; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 12. $10. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. 919-831-6011, raleighconvention.com.
Containers for Edibles + Ornamentals + Low Maintenance
Learn how to plant containers that survive droughts, produce flowers or food and look great with minimal attention. This hands-on demo and tour will cover herbs, dwarf citrus trees, flowers, edibles, orchids, houseplants, free supplies, potting soils, funky containers, permanent mulches and more. Rain or shine, dress appropriately. Garden tour, refreshments, handout, plenty of Q&A time. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19. $35/$40. 1412 N. Mangum St., Durham, 919-824-2239. Reserve your space at: frankhyman.com
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/