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Think your kid could use some manners? Now's your chance to impart some of the finer nuances of dining and the like on your little ones. The Siena Hotel (1505 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 929-4000, www.sienahotel.com) is hosting its inaugural World Class Etiquette Camp for children ages 8 to 12 from June 11 to 14.  Lu Ann Ely-Rudolph, an etiquette and protocol consultant, will lead a four-day workshop called "Minding Your Manners." The series of seminars covers a broad range of skills including handshaking, introductions, writing thank-you cards, telephone techniques, conversational skills and ways to conduct oneself in any situation. The final class includes a three-course luncheon created by the Siena Hotel's Executive Chef Adam Rose along with a seated dining tutorial where students have the opportunity to fine-tune their dining skills. The camp wraps up with a graduation ceremony for the family, along with a certificate and personalized photo for each student. If your child can come home and be able to tell you which fork does what, it'll all be worth it. The cost is $150 per child and includes four interactive classes, a three-course formal luncheon, a reference manual, graduation ceremony, certificate and a photo. To make reservations, call 929-4000 or e-mail stravers@sienahotel.com.

Bull McCabe's Irish Pub (427 W. Main St., Durham, 682-3061) opened last month in the old Joe & Jo's in downtown Durham as the newest Irish pub in the Bull City, right down to its owner, Malachy Noone, whose brogue is as thick as the Guinness on tap. The beer selection doesn't end there, however, with 16 taps of both domestic and imported brews. Food options like traditional Irish bangers and mash, fish and chips and shepherd's pie abound, but classic American tavern food is available, as well. They are open late and are ready for you to sink into one of the well-worn benches.

The Durham Farmers' Market (Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon in Durham Central Park on Foster Street, www.durhamfarmersmarket.com) will feature several local chefs in June as part of Eat Local Triangle (sponsored by Slow Food Triangle). They will cook up some fresh vittles to celebrate and promote local, fresh eats. Here's the schedule:

June 9—Jason Bissey, sous chef from Rue Cler in Durham.

June 23—Drew Smith and/or Andy Magowan, head chefs and owners of Piedmont in Durham.

June 30—Andrea Reusing, chef and owner of Lantern in Chapel Hill.

Know about a special food event in the Triangle? Send it to Now Serving at food@indyweek.com.

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