CAMDEN — Paul Cates of Cates Family Glads will give a talk, “75 Years With Glads,” at noon Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road. Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children; $5 for nonmembers. For information, call 236-2239 or visit the website at

SEAL HARBOR — A workshop on high-yield, ecofriendly, sustainable gardening and farming with a visit from Compass Green’s Traveling Greenhouse, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at The Naturalist’s Notebook, 16 Main St. There will be a field demonstration 1-2 p.m. at the Back Road Farm Stand and garden on Upper Dunbar Road. The suggested donation for the workshop is $30. For information, call 801-2777.

SEARSMONT — The sixth annual Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Days features 13 gardens in Belfast, Belmont, Searsport, Searsmont, Bayside and Northport. The final garden tour of the season will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the old fashioned perennial garden of Sally Shure, 105 Woodmans Mill Road. Tickets can be purchased at each garden on the day of the tour for a donation of $4 for one garden or $15 for a five-visit ticket. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the club’s civic beautification projects. For information, call 338-3105 or 948-2815 or visit

SOUTH PARIS — McLaughlin Garden 2011 annual Auction “Where There is Magic in the Air,” 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at McLaughlin Garden. Advance tickets required, $35 per person. Silent auction items are predominantly made by Maine artisans. Live auction items range from trips to rare plants. For information or to purchase tickets, call 743-8820.