“PROPAGATING WILDFLOWERS FROM SEED.”@text1: Monday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Kate Stafford of the New England Wild Flower Society’s Nasami Farm will teach attendees how to grow native wildflowers from seed simply and economically in home settings, using common items. Attendees will also learn how to incorporate the wildflowers into gardening schemes, large or small. Part of the library’s “Monday Mornings” lecture series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free. 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING.@text1: Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Kathryn Titus presents a slide show of scenes from 20 private Cotswald gardens and tours of the flower show at Hampton Court and the Flower Festival at Salisbury Castle. Meeting’s theme is “Dreaming of English Gardens.”
“PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME.”@text1: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Jeff Klapes, the traveling librarian, will present. Hear about Paris, learn about the food, see the sights and tour the countryside. www.hwlibrary.org.
“EELGRASS IN SALEM SOUND.” @text1:Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Salem Sound Coastwatch’s new lecture series, titled “Underwater in Salem Sound,” features marine biologist Tay Evans. Co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library. Free. 978-741-7900, email@example.com or salemsound.org.
“PRIVATEERS, OR JUST PLAIN PIRATES?”@text1: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Mike Rutstein, owner and captain of the schooner Fame, will explore Salem privateering during the War of 1812. $15/general, $10/Athenaeum members, free/students with ID. Purchase tickets at www.salemathenaeum.net or 978-744-2540.
Books and food
GUEST CHEF EVENING WITH BRENDAN CRONIN.@text1: Author of “Cheffin’: From Potatoes to Caviar,” a memoir of the Irish chef’s rise through the ranks of kitchens around the world, will be at E.J. Cabot’s, 282 Cabot St., Beverly, Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Chat with Cronin about his book and sample his recipes, prepared by staff. Regular menu also available. www.brendancronin.books.