City Strolls, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Historic Columbia Foundation will host a guided tour of the Robert Mills Historic District the second Friday of each month. See some of Columbia’s oldest homes. Tickets: $6 at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24
Richland County Master Gardener Association Presentations: “Color in the Winter Garden,” 10 a.m. Friday, Richland Library Cooper Branch, 5317 N. Trenholm Road, (803) 787-3462; “Gardening with Children,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Richland Library Blythewood Branch, 218 McNulty Road, Blythewood, (803) 691-9806.
Cayce Fall Plant Exchange: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, City Hall Complex, 1800 12th St. Ext., Cayce. Event will be held rain or shine, and children and family friendly pets are welcome to attend. Plant drop-off is from 9-10 a.m. Participants can bring: seeds, bulbs, clippings or cuttings, potted house plants, shrubs, trees or any plant that can be repotted. (803) 796-9020, ext. 3059; www.cityofcayce-sc.gov
Lexington County Family & Community Leaders Pansy and Viola Sale: Locally grown flats of 36 plants available for $13/flat. Pick up Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clemson Extension Office, 605 West Main St., Lexington. Call Bob Taylor at (803) 629-6172 to place an order.
Ikebana International Chapter 182: Meets 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Columbia Garden Council Building, 1605 Park Circle. Parking is available. The demonstration/workshop will be presented by the Ohara School of Ikebana. Perfect for beginners. Anyone interested in learning about Japanese flower arrangements is invited. (803) 799-7368
23rd Annual Midlands Master Gardener Symposium: “Gateway to Gardening ... Today for Tomorrow,” 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Ave. Cost is $65 for SCMMGA members, $75 for all others. (803) 520-7437; www.scmmga.org
Columbia Garden Club Fall Plant Exchange: 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at Forest Park Shopping Center, 4711 Forest Drive. Bring a plant to exchange and take one home with you. Free. (803) 261-7471
Town of Lexington’s Farmers Market: The market is open Saturdays through Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 206 N. Church St., Lexington. (803) 359-4164; http://www.lexsc.com
First Nazareth Baptist Church Farmers Market: The market is open Saturdays through Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Millwood parking lot across from the church, 2351 Gervais St. (803) 254-6232
Free plant identifications: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina provides free plant identifications. Bring your unknown plant by Coker Life Sciences. (803) 777-8196