SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT. 18 & OCT. 19

  • SECRET GARDENS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ: Noon to 4 p.m., 527 St. Philip St. Annual self-guided tour of French Quarter courtyards and patios presented by Patio Planters. $20. (888) 756-6250, www.patioplanters.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

  • HERB SOCIETY PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2202 Gen. Pershing St. (corner Loyola). The New Orleans Unit of the Herb Society of America offers a wide range of herbs and plants for sale, especially those that attract and serve as hosts to butterflies. Free. (504) 899-3391.
  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS WALKING TOUR: 10 a.m., departs from rear gates of Old U.S. Mint, 400 block of Barracks Street. In advance of the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, the Friends of the Cabildo group hosts a walking tour that tells the story of French Quarter sites important in the Battle. $25, by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • CABANE COYPU OPENING: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1515 Jourdan Ave. Common Ground Relief opens it new contemplation center and garden, surrounding its wetlands nursery. Free. www.commongroundrelief.org.
  • OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food and refreshments. Free. (985) 250-0378, www.ochartmarket.com.
  • LOUISIANA IRIS SALE: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Select from 100 cultivars of locally grown irises to benefit the Greater New Orleans Iris Society. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com.
  • GERTRUDE JEKYLL & THE COUNTRY HOUSE GARDEN: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Landscape historian and author Judith Tankard explores Jekyll’s gardens and her legendary theories on color, planting and design. Presented in conjunction with the Royal Oak Foundation. $35 by advance registration. (800) 913-6565, ext. 201, www.royal-oak.org/lectures.

SUNDAY, OCT. 19

  • GREENBUILD 2014 RIBBON CUTTING & RECEPTION: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 5227 Chartres St. The center for Sustainable Engagement and Development hosts the event to celebrate the kickoff of its Energy Efficiency Education Center. Free. (504) 324-9955, www.sustainthenine.org.

TUESDAY, OCT. 21

  • THIRD TUESDAY IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Join members of the Master Gardeners and Greater New Orleans iris Society as they plant and dig irises. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 23

  • RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR IN THE DELACHAISE NEIGHBORHOOD: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1905 Peniston St. Visit the renovation in progress of a high-style Craftsman bungalow, designed by Favrot & Livaudais and built in 1909. Event sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT. 25 & OCT. 26

  • GHOSTLY GALLIVANT TOURS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., departing every half-hour from 1850s House on Jackson Square. Take a tour of the Vieux Carré with ghosts of New Orleanians’ past. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Special Mirliton Festival market. Food available. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com.
  • BYWATER MIRLITON FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mickey Markey Park, 700 Piety St. The neighborhood festival pays homage to the mirliton with live music, food, arts and crafts. Presented by the Bywater Neighborhood Association. Free. www.bywatermirlitonfestival.com.
  • REFRESH COMMUNITY FARM RIBBON CUTTING: Noon to 5 p.m., 300 N. Broad St. Celebrate the completion of the community farm with food, live music and fun activities. Free. (740) 504.1181, sproutnolafarm@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, OCT. 26

  • FÊTE MARIGNY: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Washington Square Park. The annual festival celebrates Faubourg Marigny’s French heritage with music, crafts, and children’s activities. Presented by the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association. Free. (504) 948-1859, www.faubourgmarigny.org.

SATURDAY, NOV. 1

  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 5 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Outdoor market offers more than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. Free. www.freretmarket.org.

SUNDAY, NOV. 2

  • STAINED GLASS TOUR: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., departs and returns to Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. Explore stained glass artistry in St. Bernard Parish churches and courthouse. $25. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
  • DRINK THE HARVEST WORKSHOP: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Author DeNeice Guest leads a workshop on making wine and mead. Admission includes winemaking kit. $40. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.

SATURDAY, NOV. 8

  • CREATING BONSAI WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Jim Osborne leads a hands-on workshop about how to create bonsai from garden center stock. Bring a pot, sharp scissors, gloves and apron. Soil, wire, and juniper provided. $35, pre-registration required. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12

  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave. Outdoor market features food, arts and crafts, activities for children, live music and more. Free. www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
  • NATIVE PLANTS FOR RAIN GARDENS & BIO-SWALES: 6:30 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Marc Pastorek, a consultant and co-owner of Pastorek Habitats, discussed the construction and management of urban bio-swales, water retention features and rain gardens. $15 by advance purchase only. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

  • OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food and refreshments. Free. (985) 250-0378, www.ochartmarket.com.

TUESDAY, NOV. 18

  • THIRD TUESDAY IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Join members of the Master Gardeners and Greater New Orleans Iris Society as they work in the garden. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com.

SATURDAY, NOV. 29

  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.

ONGOING

  • CEMETERY & HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR: 12:30 p.m., departs from Basin Street Station, 501 Basin St. The Hermann-Grima House and Save Our Cemeteries team up to present a tour of St. Louis No. 1 cemetery plus the Hermann-Grima House, which features it annual 19th century funerary and mourning customs tour. $30. Call for times, (504) 525-5661.

MOURNING AND BURIAL CUSTOMS TOUR: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St. Meet at the Pitot House then walk to the cemetery to learn about 19th century burial customs and notable New Orleanians interred there. Return to the Pitot House for a tour that highlights mourning customs. $30. Call for times, (504) 482-0312.

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