Upcoming Thirst for Architecture events
N.C. Modernist Houses hosts monthly Thirst for Architecture happy hour events, and the next one is Jan. 21.
These informal happy hours are free and open to the public. The events are for “Modernist homeowners, architects, artists, designers, realtors, engineers, contractors, property investors, building managers, materials and furniture dealers – or anyone with a huge crush on great architecture.” Each event is from 6-8 p.m.
Here is the upcoming schedule:
▪ Jan. 21 at Elijah Leed Studio, 812 N. Mangum St., Durham. Note: Check out the February issue of Dwell magazine to see the Durham custom furniture and cabinetry maker’s Maxwell Chair included in a story. “9 Modern Designs that were Born in the USA.”
▪ Feb. 18 at the annual Eidolon Designs oyster roast, Dupont Circle, Raleigh.
▪ March 17 at BeyondBlue Interiors, 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave. #102, Raleigh.
▪ April 7 at STITCH Design Shop in Winston-Salem.
▪ April 21 at Hamilton Hill Jewelry at Durham’s Brightleaf Square.
▪ May 19 at TRIG Modern’s yet-to-be-determined new location in Raleigh.
February classes at JC Raulston Arboretum
Raleigh’s JC Raulston Arboretum has a series of classes next month.
▪ Introduction to Insect Identification: The Good, the Bad and the Buggy. N.C. State University. Professor John Meyer will be teaching it 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays from Feb. 1-29. Cost: $185 for public, $150 for members.
▪ Garden Soils Class: If You Build It, They Will Come: Understanding and Improving Garden Soils. N.C. State University professor emeritus Bryce Lane will teach this class 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Cost: $60 for public, $50 for members.
▪ The Ins and Outs of Home Landscaping: How to Choose, Use and Care for Plants in the Home Garden, also taught by Lane, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 10-March 30. Cost: $250 for public, $200 for members.
Info: 919-513-7005, jcra.ncsu.edu.
How to plant a garden that will attract birds
Durham’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens is offering a “How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden” class, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 2 and Feb. 9.
Instructor Lauri Lawson of Niche Gardens will review plants favored by local and migratory songbirds and help students create a plant list suitable for their garden conditions. Cost: $129 for the public or $99 for garden members.
To register or for more information: 919-668-1707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date: Mad Hatter’s Garden Party
The Wake Forest Garden Club has set the date for its Mad Hatter Garden Party for May 14.
The event includes tea, art, garden market and a vintage car show.
The garden club, founded in 1924, is Wake Forest’s longest-continuing community service organization. It meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, from September through May, at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest.