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Native plants walk at Durham’s Duke Gardens

Staff at Durham’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens offer a seasonal walk through the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants on the first Thursday of every month.
Staff at Durham’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens offer a seasonal walk through the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants on the first Thursday of every month. cliddy@newsobserver.com

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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 gardenseducation@duke.edu. Pre-registration 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.

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/.

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