Comic art workshop: Teens ages 12-18 are invited for a free workshop on comics, manga, and cartooning Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Thayer Public Library. This program is led by artists and authors Veronica and Andy Fish. There will be an overview of the history of this artistic style, a hands-on drawing demonstration, and tips and techniques so participants can create their own comics and manga. Free but registration required. For more information, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.
Revitalization speaker: The Downtown Brockton Association will host Mathieu Zahler of Trinity Financial to speak on the project of artist lofts, apartments, and more, Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Metrosouth Chamber of Commerce. Attendees will learn more about the ongoing revitalization of downtown Brockton. For more information, 508-584-6919.
Habitat meeting: Habitat for Humanity is building a home on Highland Street for a mother with three children. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles. Learn more at the next meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the VFW, 61 Rockland St. For more information, Kathryn Prioli at email@example.com or 781-337-7744.
Summer reading: Mike the Hatman kicks off summer reading at the Holmes Public Library Friday at 10:30 a.m. This free family show has music, dancing, balloon fun, and more. “Dig Into Reading” runs through Aug. 9 with activities and programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids entering grades K-6. For more information, 781-293-2271.
Maritime speakers: The Hull Lifesaving Museum will host Joe and Jamie Lowell, fourth generation brothers to follow in the footsteps of William Frost, a primary originator of the lobster boat, as part of its Maritime Heritage Speaker Series, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Point Allerton Lifesaving Station. The two have witnessed the evolution from wood to composites, and have become masters of efficient hull and engine design. $3 for members; $5 for nonmembers. For more information, 781-925-5433.
Garden tour: The Evening Garden Club of Plymouth will be holding a fund-raising Garden Tour Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ten gardens ranging in style will be featured. Local artists and refreshments will also be at some of the gardens. Tickets are $20. For more information or tickets by mail, 508-746-2087 or 508-746-8333.
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