TUESDAY, JANUARY 15:

  • Bath Garden Club Meeting, noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington Street in Bath. After a short social, Julia Shipley of East of Eden Farms will discuss seasonal floral design, specialty cut flowers and flower farming in Maine. A short business meeting will follow. All are welcome. FMI: BathGardenClub.org.
  • Belfast Garden Club Program on Solar Energy for Homeowners, 3 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Chuck Piper will discuss ways that solar power generation can reduce household electricity costs and carbon emissions, producing clean power and supporting energy independence. He will describe advances in battery tech and Maine’s net metering laws. Free and open to all.
  • 2019 Agricultural Trades Show, at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Three days packed with workshops, demos, meetings and exhibits for people in Maine’s agriculture scene. Thursday events will include free sessions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. focusing on challenges and opportunities presented by Maine’s changing climate; Strawberry School, offered by UMaine Cooperative Extension, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $25. Registration by Jan. 11 is advised; and a session from noon to 3 p.m. to discuss building agricultural leadership to support producers and service providers by advocating for the needs of the Maine agricultural industry. Free, but registration is requested: extension.umaine.edu.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17:

  • Annual Real Estate Forecast Conference in Portland, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn By the Bay. Maine Real Estate and Developers Association hosts the conference geared toward builders, developers, brokers, attorneys, architects, engineers, municipal leaders, bankers and accountants. Nearly 900 real estate experts are expected to attend. Register at MEREDA.org.