A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture - “Rock Garden Nation”
Presented by Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic GardensSponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum. 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 21. Free for members, otherwise $5. JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu/.
Habitat Wake Holiday Home Tour
Celebrate Habitat Wake’s 30th anniversary at our annual Holiday Home Tour. We hope to see you at the Raleigh ReStore on Nov. 22. Buses leave the store at 5 p. for a tour of Habitat Wake homes. You’ll have the chance to meet homeowners and hear their stories. At 6 p.m., you’ll return for dinner, music and a silent auction. Become a Bus Tour sponsor for $250! Your sponsorship includes registration for two and signage at the event. General tickets are $50. Can’t make it? You can still support Habitat Wake and the Holiday Home Tour by participating in our 50-50 cash raffle. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are 1 for $20, 6 for $100. To register and purchase raffle tickets: habitatwake.org/holidayhometour 5 p.m. Nov. 22. $50. Habitat Wake Restore, 2420 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh. 919-833-6768.
Pop-Up Sunday Vintage Market
Pop-Up Sunday is an open air event in downtown Raleigh that has vintage and art shopping, food trucks, beer, kids’ crafts, vinyl records and more. On the 4th Sunday of each month, April through November, 25 vendors pop up temporary shops full of vintage clothing, housewares and more. This is a FREE community event and kids and pets are welcome. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 22 Free. Ornamentea, 509 N. West St., Raleigh. 919-834-6260, ornamentea.com.
Chapel Hill Bird Club Meeting
Join the Chapel Hill Bird Club for their regular monthly meeting at Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 23. Free. Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-942-4964, binkleychurch.org.
DIY Gift Wrap & Cards with Handmade Stamps
Join Amelia Freeman-Lynde to design your own stamps for custom notecards, wrapping paper, notebooks, fabric and more. 2-4 p.m. Nov. 28. $20. The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham. 919-688-6960,
Plantsmen’s Tour - “Prickly Pretties”
Led by Mark Weathington, Director. Pines, thorns, and prickles will feature prominently in this garden tour. 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu/.
Holiday Wine & Design: Live Holiday Wreaths
Create your own wreath using live greens and a wreath form. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3. $35. Garden Supply Company, 1421 Old Apex Rd., Cary. 919-460-7747, gardensupplyco.com.
Poinsettia Open House
Celebrate the flowering symbol of the holidays and the heritage of Fairview Garden Center at this event where over 60,000 square feet of greenhouses brim with Poinsettias of all sizes, shapes and colors. Enjoy wreath-making, pictures with Santa, a puppy adoption event, seasonal specials, refreshments and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 5. Fairview Greenhouses and Garden Center, 8224 Holly Springs Rd., Raleigh. 919-851-6821, fairviewgardencenter.com.
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. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
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 special, relaxing, expressive, free-flowing painting experience. Wine is 10 percent off all day. 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. 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/.