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Natick: In “Gardening Is Murder” author Neal Sanders — who shares his observations about gardening and gardeners through his blog, The Principal Undergardener — offers an afternoon filled with humor and insight Wednesday, 3 p.m., at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central St. Sanders has written six mysteries, and will talk about how he gets many of the ideas for his stories from garden clubs. Free. 508-647-6520, www.morseinstitute.org.
Newton: At the Labor Day Sewing Camp, participants work on their own projects at their own pace, with expert guidance available, Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Newton Sewing Studio, 161 North St. Pay by the hour, half day, or full day at the camp. 617-213-0344, www.newtonsewingstudio.com.
Watertown: The latest installment of One Book, One Watertown, a community reading and discussion group, focuses on “Wool” by Hugh Howey at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St. Free. 617-972-6436, www.watertownlib.org.