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Upcoming home and garden classes in the Triangle

Raleigh garden writer Carol Stein is teaching a Feb. 20 class on gardening for bluebirds.
Raleigh garden writer Carol Stein is teaching a Feb. 20 class on gardening for bluebirds. tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.

Don’t see your event listed here? You need to enter it at triangle.com. If you would like instructions on how to enter your event, send an email to Andrea Weigl, aweigl@newsobserver.com.

Pruning Demo with Horticulturist Nelsa Cox

Learn the proper way to prune your trees and shrubs like a pro. 11 a.m.-noon. Feb. 6. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590.

Annual Great Backyard Bird Count-Bird Walks

Join park staff in collecting data for the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Look and listen for birds in a variety of habitats and keep track of how many individuals of each species you find. New and experienced birders of all ages are welcome. 8:30-10 a.m. Feb. 12. Free. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-3390, wakegov.com/parks.

Attracting Birds to Your Backyard

Birds are such fun to watch for the entire family. Learn some tricks to attract and keep our feathered friends happy all year long, from planting bird friendly plants to making sure they have the basics for a happy life in your yard. 10-11 a.m. Feb. 13. Free. Garden Supply Co., 1421 Old Apex Road., Cary. 919-460-7747, gardensupplyco.com.

Planning & Designing your Organic Garden

Location, location, location. Let Logan’s help you get the lay of the land when it comes to planning your organic garden. Learn about design methods, proper placement, soil, fertilizer and more. 9-10 a.m. Feb. 13. Free. Logan Trading Co., 707 Semart Dr., Raleigh. 919-828-5337, logantrd.com.

Climate Change: A Bird’s Perspective

The community workshop, “Climate Change: A Bird’s Perspective,” will be led by Lena Gallitano, Audubon NC Board trustee and award recipient. She will discuss the future status of birds while also exploring Audubon NC initiatives to create bird-friendly communities throughout the state. Participants will develop personal creation care action plans for their homes and communities, plans that can make a difference for the birds – and for people. 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Feb. 13. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 830 Durham Road, Wake Forest. 919-556-3656, stjohnswf.com.

Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Learn what makes birds unique and interesting and gain knowledge and skills needed to become a birdwatcher. Earn a birdwatching patch, explore the park habitats and create bird-friendly items for your home and yard. This program is geared toward children ages 6-13, and parents/guardians are welcome to either stay and participate or drop off. Pre-registration is required. 1 p.m. Feb. 15. $10. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-3390, wakegov.com/parks.

Carol Stein’s Gardeners Forum Gardening for Bluebirds

Garden writer Carol Stein shows you how to attract and interact with bluebirds. Registration required. 11 a.m. Feb. 20. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590,

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 Road., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.

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