A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
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, Jan. 7. $6-$8. Duke University’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Beginning Glass Bead Making
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This workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of lampworking. Students will use effetre (soft glass) rods and learn how to make basic beads and designs. Learn about safety, melting glass, using different tools to shape your beads and simple techniques to decorate them. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 9. $65; $20 supply fee. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.
Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop
Use a pair of pliers in each hand to open and close split tings, creating intricate patterns. It’s a simple, addictive process using anodized aluminum jump rings, a lightweight and durable material that comes in 25 colors. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 9. $18 plus materials fee. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.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. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.