BELFAST, Maine — The sixth annual Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Days features 13 gardens in Belfast, Belmont, Searsport, Searsmont, Bayside and Northport. One garden per week will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 26. 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 2011 Garden Tour will benefit the club’s civic beautification projects. For information, call 338-3105 or 948-2815, or visit www.belfastgardenclub.org.
BELFAST, Maine — Waldo County General Hospital Aid’s 21st Garden Walk, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 8. Cost, $15. For information, call 930-6739 or 338-2785.
BLUE HILL, Maine — “Within the Garden Walls” garden tour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, rain or shine. Tickets $20, available at Fairwinds Florist, Mainescape Garden Shop and The Meadow of Blue Hill. Also in Surry at Sweet Pea Gardens and at Blossom Studio in Brooklin. For information, visit www.bluehillgardenclub.com.
BUCKSPORT, Maine — 3rd annual Bucksport’s Abloom, Saturday, July 9. All-day event, kicking off with a presentation by Diane Bianco at 9:30 a.m. at The Alamo Theatre, an Art for the Day Gallery on Main Street featuring area artists and demonstrations; lunch on the waterfront by Macleod’s Restaurant from noon to 2 p.m.; a container gardening presentation by Sonia Cianchette of Through the Garden Gate at 12:30 p.m. on the waterfront; a flea market in the Bangor Savings parking lot; specials at local merchants all day. All events are free and open to the public.
CAMDEN, Maine — 64th annual House and Garden Tour, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, July 21, rain or shine. Advance tickets on sale July 1-20 for $25 at Moose Crossing Garden Center in Waldoboro, Plants Unlimited in Rockport, Hoboken Gardens in Rockport, Surroundings in Camden, Whitehall Inn in Camden, Brambles in Belfast and Northern Kingdom Music in Camden. Tickets may be purchased on tour day for $30 at Camden State Park and Northern Kingdom Music parking lot. For information, call 236-8690, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.camdengardenclub.com.
EASTPORT, Maine — Garden club annual plant, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, at Christ Church, Key Street. Perennials, indoor plants, garden objects, pots, books and magazines.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Works by 10 local artists on display and for sale 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 24, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Historic Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. A reception to meet the artists will be held Friday. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Hampden Garden Club. For information, call 862-3909 or 862-3467.
PORTLAND, Maine — Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Summer Love Tour, Friday, Aug. 19, State Theatre, 609 Congress St. For information, visit www.prairiehome.org, www.statetheatreportland.com or call 956-6000. Reserved seats $85, $75 and $50. Tickets available at 800-745-3000, in person at Cumberland County Civic Center or online at www.statetheatreportland.com.
STILLWATER, Maine — This year’s second “Public Nights at the Garden,” a panel of specialists in ornamental plants, pests and plant diseases from the University of Maine available for gardening questions, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Road. Visitors are encouraged to come early to tour the gardens. There will be time available to ask gardening questions. Bring plants or insect samples for identification. For information, call 942-7396 or 800-287-1485.