Wildlife Photography for Beginners: Aug. 2. 6 p.m. Nature photographer Greg Stone will be your guide and photography coach for this two-hour walk during the “golden hour” when lighting is at its best and wildlife is most active. Any camera will do, but if you are hoping for dramatic close-ups of birds or animals, one with a telephoto lens is preferred. Program is free. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-photography-for-beginners-tickets-34144734821. Dunham's Brook Conservation Area, 1520 Main Road, Westport.
Landscape Painting Workshop: Aug. 4 & 5. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Award-winning artist Eli Cedrone will cover all key elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. The workshop may be taken as either a single-day class or as a two-day class. Tuition for a single-day class is $115 for MAC members and $125 for non-members. Tuition for taking the workshop as a 2-day class is $220 for members and $230 for non-members. Materials to be provided by students; supplies list available upon request. For more information on the instructor, visit http://elicedrone.com/ For more information on the workshop, call MAC at (508)748-1266 or visit http://www.marionartcenter.org/about/register. Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St., Marion.

In the Loop Knitting Group: Mondays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring along your current project or start a new one. Learn new stitches, techniques, and meet new people. Francis J. Lawler Library, 745 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford.