• Wasatch Community Gardens is throwing a free salsa party on Friday, 6-8 p.m., at the Fairpark Garden, 1037 W. 300 North. Participants can enter their homemade salsa in a contest or just sample the entries. For more information, or contest entry forms, log on to www.wasatchgardens.org.

• Wasatch Community Gardens is also sponsoring an Eat Local Movie Night on Aug. 22, 7:45-10:30 p.m., at the Tomato Garden, 800 South and 600 East. Enjoy a summer night, good company, homemade food and a great movie under the stars. Bring a blanket or chair and a local ingredient dish with the recipe to share. For more information, go to www.wasatchgardens.org.

• Gayle Allen will discuss designing with ornamental grasses at the free Garden Talks in the Park, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at the Brigham Young Historic Park, North Temple and State Street.