Friday, October 30, 2009

Nov.-Dec. activities at Duke Gardens

Here's our roundup. We hope to see you here!

Arts in the Garden
Storyteller Louise Omoto Kessel & percussionist Beverly Botsford
Saturday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.
The Arts in the Garden family performance series presents a high-energy collaboration. Louise Omoto Kessel delights in welcoming audiences into the world of story, where turtles win races, rivers sing, giants dance and fools are wise. Botsford creates soundscapes for Louise's stories, using bells, chimes, drums, gongs, rattles and shakers from around the world.
The show will be in the Doris Duke Center. Admission is $8, and tickets are available at or by calling (919) 684-4444.
See a video preview of Louise & Beverly or just Beverly.

Garden Guild Holiday Craft Sale
Nov. 14-15, 1-4 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with ornaments, knitted caps, painted plates & pots, jewelry, fabric microwave bags, wreaths, baked goods and more. All proceeds support Duke Gardens. Location: Doris Duke Center
Free admission

Free tours

Autumn in the Arboretum tour with Paul Jones, curator of the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Nov. 6 & 20, 10 a.m. Meet at the Doris Duke Center.
Walk on the Wild Side tour with Stefan Bloodworth, curator of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-noon. Rain or shine. Meet at the Blomquist gatehouse. This tour runs throughout the year on the first Thursday of every month.
Bird Walk with Cynthia Fox, of Chapel Hill's Wild Bird Center, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please bring binoculars. Children welcome if they are 8 years old or older. Meet at the Doris Duke Center. If the weather is iffy, call Alice Le Duc at 730-2503 to check the status of the walk.
Please pre-register for the free tours at 668-1707.

Children’s Programs
Story time, Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m.
Also, please ask about children’s activity backpack rentals and Tues.-Thurs. morning school programs. Information: 668-1708.

Adult Classes & events
Spring Bulbs in a Container (pictured above; Nov. 5); Starting a Community Garden (Nov. 8; free); Triangle Orchid Society Meeting (Nov. 9; free & public is invited; topic is Costa Rican Orchids); Japanese Tea Gathering (3 seatings Nov. 11); Bow Making (Nov. 19); Holiday Decorations Workshop (Dec. 1).
Pre-registration is required, even for free courses. Call 668-1707.

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