• Mid-Coast Audubon Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser, order by 5 p.m. February 22. Funds support bird conservation and educational programs. Details are at Midcoast.MaineAud-ubon.org.

• MOFGA Organic Certification Services Taking Applications, through June 30 for the 2020 growing season for organic certification of crops and most livestock products. Find forms and more information at MOFGAcertification.org.


• “Birds, Bees and Beneficials,” at Camden Public Library, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Master Gardener Sharon Turner gives the free public talk in Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series.

• “Insect Friends and Foes in the Garden,” 2 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Insect diagnostician Clay Kirby of UMaine highlights beneficial and harmful insects common in the Maine garden and landscape. He also will discuss responsible insect management tactics. The Belfast Garden Club talk is free and open to everyone.

• “Passive House Design 101: A Crash Course,” at Camden Public Library, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Certified Passive House Consultant Erik Durbas on designing and retrofitting a passive home — “a step toward securing our energy future and creating resilient buildings for the next generations to come.”


• “Be Safe Out There: Browntail Moth,” at 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, Rockland. State entomologist Tom Schmeelk gives an overview of the browntail moth’s biology, its history in Maine, and updates on its current range and areas at risk. He’ll tell how the invasive pest can cause human health issues. This is the first of a three-part series on being safe in the outdoors. Snow date is February 26.

• Bird Walk to Rockland Harbor, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Lifetime birder Ann Boover offers a field trip for birders of all ages and abilities to Rockland Harbor. Participants will gather at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water Street, then head out to search for eiders, guillemots, grebes, gulls and others, which often venture to calmer harbor waters in search of food. After looking for birds, the group will return to the center to warm up with hot cocoa. The movie “Counting on Birds” will be offered for those who wish to learn about the Christmas Bird Count. Register for the free program by calling 594-0600 or emailing info@mainecoastislands.org. The snow date is February 20.


• UMaine Extension’s Wild Blueberry Conference in Bangor, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Hollywood Casino Hotel, 500 Main Street. The conference includes the latest research on management of diseases and pests, updates from the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission, a grower panel discussion, and separate afternoon sessions with a choice between value-added products or crop production as a focus. Admission is by donation and includes lunch. Register online. The snow date is February 29.


• “Annual Vegetable Miracle – Garden to Table,” 10 a.m. at Camden Public Library. Sandra Oliver gives the presentation in Camden Garden Club’s final entry in this season’s Winter Horticulture Series. Oliver is a Maine food writer, gardener and cook. She writes the column “Taste Buds,” which runs each weekend in the Bangor Daily News, and has authored several books of food history, plus “Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Down East Kitchens,” collected from her weekly column and published by DownEast Books. Most recently she compiled “Cooking Maine Style” for DownEast from two cookbooks written by Marjorie Standish.

• “Creating Japanese Gardens in Maine,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. Lee Schneller Sligh will talk about creating Japanese-inspired gardens in midcoast Maine in the free program sponsored by the library and Belfast Garden Club. She will explain how to make use of Japanese design concepts such as “Hide and Reveal,” “The Beauty of Empty Space,” and “Borrowed Views.” Many Japanese garden design principles are universal, according to Lee, and can be applied to gardens that don’t look Japanese at all. All are welcome.

• Seven-Week Beekeeping Class for Beginners, Tuesday evenings, Februry 25 to April 14 (snow day included), from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln County Assembly of God Church, 672 Main Street, Damariscotta. Experts tell you everything you need to know to get started or tweak your current practice. The $60 fee includes a textbook, handouts and a prorated yearly membership to Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers. Learn more and register at KLCBee.com.