THURSDAY

  • WALK THE WETLANDS: 10 a.m. daily except Monday and Tuesday, Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero (near Crown Point). Explore Louisiana swamp and marsh on a ranger-guided walk. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10. nps.gov/jela.
  • WE SHALL OVERCOME — 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT: 11:30 a.m., JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., New Orleans. The Amistad Research Center will present St. Augustine High School the Amistad Heritage Award. $50. (504) 862-3222. amistadresearchcenter.org.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TALK: 12:15 p.m. daily except Sunday and Monday, Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Discover 1815’s Battle of New Orleans with a ranger talk. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. rareformnola.com.
  • NEW ORLEANS RED DRESS RUN EXPO: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., also Friday, New Orleans Fairgrounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Registration for Red Dress Run, plus merchandise and information. www.nolareddress. com.
  • GET IT RIGHT, NEW ORLEANS SHORT-TERM RENTALS COMMUNITY MEETING: 5:30 p.m., Council on Aging building, 2475 Canal St., New Orleans. City residents are invited to discuss the City Council plans for short-term rental legislation. info@noshort-term.org.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Leah Chase brings her unique vocal style to the gardens. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
  • “VOICES OF ANGELS — DISASTER LESSONS FROM KATRINA NURSES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. John R. Batty reads and signs his compendium of interviews with health care professionals and lessons. (504) 862-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

LIFE REIMAGINED CHECKUP: 7 P.M., EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE. AARP PROGRAM INTRODUCES APPROACH TO DISCOVER POSSIBILITIES. RSVP. (877) 926-8300. AARP.CVENT.COM/LA-LIFEREIMAGINEDCHECKUP-AUG6.

FRIDAY

  • FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. “Art on the Spot,” music by Erin Demastes, “Artful Palate” with chef Chip Flanagan and “Arts and Letters” with Lawrence Powell. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.

SATURDAY

  • PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m., also Monday 6 p.m. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
  • SUPER SATURDAY VOLUNTEER DAY: 9 a.m., Volunteer Center, 1009 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Volunteers work until noon doing various tasks, including painting, pruning, raking, mulching, planting and maintaining areas around City Park. (504) 300-6394. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorneworleanscitypark.com.
  • AUGUST PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, Pelican Greenhouse, Henry Thomas Drive, south of I-610 overpass. (504) 483-9464.
  • LITERARY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Jefferson Parish Library launches a literary festival with emphasis on the decade since Katrina. Several authors will discuss their works and the impact of the storm on their lives, works and the region. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Also Wednesday.
  • VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
  • LOOKING GLASS SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Event features antique and collectible glassware, china, pottery and kitchen items. $5. (972) 672-6213. meyershows.com.
  • PET ADOPTION AND BAKE SALE: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Louisiana SPCA counselors and pets will be on hand for adoption. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org/offsite.
  • GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD COOK-OFF: 11:45 a.m., Louisiana Foodservice and Hospitality Expo, Hall J, Morial New Orleans Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Professional chefs vie for the title “Seafood King or Queen” in “Iron Chef”-style competition. $5 advance, $10 door. gasco.eventbrite.com.
  • “RED BEANS AND RICELY YOURS”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Mona Lisa Saloy reads and signs her book of poetry about the lives of African-American New Orleanians. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.
  • CHESS CLUB: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. All ages, skill levels invited. Every Saturday through August. (504) 596-2660.
  • “SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY — THE BIG BANDS OF WORLD WAR II”: 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, also Aug. 22, Sept. 12; BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. The museum’s Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the classics “Sentimental Journey,” “Begin the Beguine” and “Take the A Train.” $65 dinner, show.(504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • “VIEUX CARRE DAYS”: 7 p.m., Boutique du Vampyre, 709½ St. Ann St., New Orleans. Melanie P. Falina signs her latest book of poetry. (504) 561 - 8267. feelthebite.com.
  • ST. PHILIP NERI YOUTH GAMES AND MOVIE NIGHT: 8 p.m. to midnight, St. Philip Neri Parishioners’ Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. The new High School Youth Ministry is hosting a night of games, snacks and a screening of “McFarland, USA” for all high schoolers in St. Philip Neri church parish, grades eight through 12. (504) 887-5535.
  • SUNDAY
  • TIKKUN OLAM: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., throughout Orleans Parish. The Jewish community of greater New Orleans is organizing a service day, “Rebuilding New Orleans a Hammer and Nail at a Time,” in partnership with St. Bernard Project to commemorate 10 years since Katrina. The day will consist of working on several houses, breakfast, lunch, water and snacks. There is no costs to volunteer; however, it costs $50 per volunteer for St. Bernard Project to staff a home project and more than $25,000 to remediate an average home. Help is needed to sponsor building supplies, trained St. Bernard Project staff oversight and volunteer supplies for the day. www.jewishnola.com/tikkunolam.
  • ATTIC SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Sisterhood at Temple Sinai Synagogue will hold its annual Community Attic Sale. “Early bird” special at 8 a.m. for $10 per person. (504) 861-3693.
  • CULTURAL TRADITION FESTIVAL: Noon to 6 p.m., A.L. Davis Park, LaSalle Street and Washington Avenue, New Orleans. A chance to interact with community leaders from a wide array of social and cultural organizations and representatives. Music, cuisine and arts and crafts, plus rides will be on hand. (504) 248-0724.
  • GREENWAVE PRESEASON TEA AND SILENT AUCTION: 2 p.m., Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University, 201 Boggs St., New Orleans. The Newcombe Alumnae Association honors wives of Tulane football alumni. $20. (504) 865-5565. tulane.edu/calendar.
  • MULTIAUTHOR RECEPTION: 2:30 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. Winners of Williams Faulker-William Widom Creative Writing Competition will discuss and read from the works. Included will be Frederick Barton, “In the Wake of the Flagship”; Moira Crone, “The Ice Garden”; Jennifer Steil, “The Ambassador’s Wife”; and Ryan Stadal, “Kitchens of the Great Midwest.” (504) 524-2940. RSVP faulkhouse@aol.com.

MONDAY

  • “KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. New Orleans. J. Ryan Stadal reads and signs his book about the people and food of the region. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • TAI CHI CLASS: 6 p.m., NOMA Sculpture Garden, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. East Jefferson Wellness Center classes outside or in the museum. $5. (504) 456-5000. noma.org.

CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 P.M., MUSIC ROOM, DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 615 CITY PARK AVE., NEW ORLEANS. LOCAL CHAPTER OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CHORUS. (601) 550-0983. CRESCENTCITYSOUND.COM.

TUESDAY

  • CHILD PASSENGER SEAT FITTING STATION: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop L, 2600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. Troopers host free check to help parents safely and properly install child seats based on age, height and weight of child. lsp.org.
  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH AND CANDLELIGHT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. Music director Albinas Prizgintas performs classical to rock to pop on the 5,000-pipe organ. (504) 670-2520. albinas.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Visitors can pick up and try on original and reproduction uniforms and more. Free with museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2museum.org.
  • NOONTIME TALK: noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Katie Hall Burlison, curator of the Louisiana State Museum, leads discussion. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
  • JAZZ PILATES: Noon to 1 p.m., New Orleans National Historical Park Visitor Center, Dutch Alley, 916 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Stephanie Jordan leads a free class; participants bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. nps.gov/jazz.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

  • YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. rareformnola.com.
  • THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue are featured. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.

“A BIG EASY CHILDHOOD” AND “VEIZERVIZERWIESERWIESER — A MEMOIR”:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 7 P.M., EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY, 4747 W. NAPOLEON AVE., METAIRIE. AUTHORS GUY LYMAN AND KEITH VIEZER, RESPECTIVELY, DISCUSS THEIR MEMOIRS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS AND GRANITE CITY, ILL. (504) 889-8143. WWW.JEFFERSON.LIB.LA.US.

MARKETS

THURSDAY

  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. For $25, customers can purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037. hollygrovemarket.com.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mid-City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 901 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Food, music, and arts and crafts market. (504) 684-5410. icdnola.org.

SATURDAY

  • CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 700 Magazine St., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington. (985) 892-1873. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan. (985) 764-9762. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
  • KENNER RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Heritage Park, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. (504) 468-7211.
  • GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 300 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. gretnafarmersmarket.com.
  • MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. (985) 624-3147. mandevilletrailheadmarket.com.
  • OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 922 Teche St., Algiers.
  • GROW DAT FARM STAND: 9 a.m., 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, City Park, New Orleans. Produce grown in City Park, sold by youths. (504) 598-2743. growdatyouthfarm.org.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids tent. Free. (504) 523-1465. artsneworleans.org.
  • SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., French Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Weekly market featuring produce, seafood, preserves, breads and baked goods. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Indoor-outdoor market. (504) 269-3982.
  • SWAP MEET NOLA: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 3525 Bienville St., New Orleans. An all-in-one farmers market, bakers market, arts and crafts market and flea market. (504) 813-5370. swapmeetnola.com.
  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret Street at Napoleon Avenue. More than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. freretmarket.org.

TUESDAY

  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
  • HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. (504) 483-7037. hollygrovemarket.com.
  • SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 a.m. to noon, Lower 9th Ward Senior Center, 5234 Claiborne Ave., New Orleans. (504) 872-9214. sankofanola.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead at East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
  • CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
  • GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET WEST BANK: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 12715 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.