SATURDAY, AUG. 2
CITY PARK GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park, Pelican Greenhouse, Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive, just south of the I-610 underpass. Features a wide array of plants with sales supporting City Park. Free. (504) 483-9464, email@example.com.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUG. 2 AND AUG. 3
NEW ORLEANS ANTIQUE FORUM “SOUTHERN EXPRESSIONS”: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, The Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St. Explores the expression of regional style through furniture, linens, art, clothing, jewelry, silverware and more. Registration packages start at $100. (504) 523-4662, www.hnoc.org.
SATCHMO SUMMERFEST MUSIC TOURS: 10 A.M., DEPART FROM REAR GATES OF OLD U.S. MINT ON BARRACKS ST. GUIDED WALKING TOUR VISITS MUSIC VENUES AND SITES RELATED TO JAZZ GREATS, SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO. $25, SPACES ARE LIMITED. (504) 523-3939, WWW.FRIENDSOFTHECABILDO.ORG.
SATURDAY TO MONDAY, AUG. 2 TO AUG. 4
FARM TO TABLE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. Films, panel discussions, demonstrations, and reports dealing with challenges and successes of the farm-to-table movement. In partnership with the SoFAB Institute and the LSU AgCenter. $125. (504) 582-3072, www.f2t-int.com
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6
COOL SEASON VEGETABLE GARDENS: First session 9 a.m., second session noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Introduction of which vegetables to plant for fall and a hands-on activity of transplanting a seedling, sponsored by Peoples Health. Free with pre-registration. (800) 561-4127, www.peopleshealth.com/shs.
THURSDAY, AUG. 7
TRAILER MCQUILKIN OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Reception for the new exhibit of lifelike metal wildflowers sculpted by Ocean Springs artist Trailer McQuilkin. Free. (504) 293-4721, www.longuevue.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 9
HEAT LOVING PLANTS TALK & SALE: 10 a.m. talk, 9 a.m. to noon sale, Parkways Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Steve Murphy of Kenner’s Sunrise Trading Company talks about plants that love the heat of summer. Greenhouse sale features cacti, succulents, tropicals and semi-tropicals. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
SUNDAY, AUG. 10
LIFE DRAWING AT LONGUE VUE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Opportunity to sketch a live model on the grounds of the historic estate. $10. (504) 293-4721, www.longuevue.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13
GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses gardening in small spaces. Free. (504) 840-0906, ASchneider3@humana.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 16
BONSAI AUCTION: Tree viewing 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., auction 6 p.m., Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St., Kenner. Auction of bonsai trees sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society. Free. (504) 458-6956, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, AUG. 19
HOW TO PROPAGATE IRIS: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Second Tuesday event features demonstration and discussion of propagating iris by division. Free. (504) 866-2381.
ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING & SWAP: 7 P.M., GARDEN STUDY CENTER, NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN (ENTER THROUGH REAR GATES). ORCHID BASICS, MEETING AND ORCHID SWAP. FREE. WWW.NEWORLEANSORCHIDSOCIETY.ORG.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27
GROWING FALL CROPS: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses planting crops for fall, especially those that can be grown in containers. Free. (504) 840-0906, ASchneider3@humana.com.
THURSDAY, AUG. 28
LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m., 1421 Josephine St. Features a rare Gothic Revival home under renovation by Andrea St. Paul Bland, sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 636-3300, www.prcno.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
IRIS SOCIETY MEETING & TALK: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn about new places to see Louisiana irises in and around New Orleans. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com.
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