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.-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.-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.-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.
CHERRYFIELD, Maine — 5th annual Historic House Tour presented by the Narraguagus Historical Society, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Homes, churches and a working blacksmith shop are included in this year’s tour. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased ahead of time or the day of the tour. For information, call 546-2076.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Backyard composting, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 9, at Woodlawn Museum, Route 172, in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program. Master Gardener volunteers Jan and Tom McIntyre will cover the basic science behind successful composting and discuss how to build and manage a compost pile. Event is free, donations accepted. Workshop will be held weather permitting. For information, call 667-8671 or visit http://woodlawnmuseum.org.
PORTLAND, Maine — Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Summer Love Tour, Friday, Aug. 19, State Theatre, 609 Congress St. 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. For information, visit www.prairiehome.org, www.statetheatreportland.com or call 956-6000.
WEST LEBANON, Maine — Seacoast Water Garden Club tour of John & Becky Silvia’s garden, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at 401 Shapleigh Road. Part of Seacoast’s summer garden tour. Admission $2 per garden, collected at each garden. Proceeds to benefit the York Center for Wildlife. For information, call 351-1880 or visit www.seacoastwatergarden.org.