MASTER GARDENER APPLICATIONS: Through July 31. The LSU AgCenter of St. Tammany is accepting applications for its Master Gardener training program, which consists of 50 hours of instruction on plant diseases, insects, trees, vegetable gardening, lawn care and more. In return for their extensive training, Louisiana Master Gardeners provide 40 volunteer service hours to help disseminate horticultural information to the public. To apply, contact the St. Tammany Extension Office at (985) 875-2635 or pick up an application at 1301 N. Florida St., Covington.
SATURDAY, JULY 11
AQUATIC AND BOG PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune, Mississippi. Learn about prairie landscapes from Marc Pastorek and about Louisiana irises from Eileen Hollander, while shopping for aquatic plants. Free. (601) 799-2311, www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu.
PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park’s Pelican Greenhouse, off of Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive and south of I-10 overpass. The sale includes gingers, salvias, roses, herbs and more. Free. (504) 483-5464, firstname.lastname@example.org for a full list.
PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. This indoor and outdoor market offers dozens of vendors purveying food, refreshments, vintage goods, art, crafts and live music. Free. (504) 269-3982.
SATURDAY, JULY 18
LONGUE VUE ICE CREAM SOCIAL: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Bring a blanket the Longue Vue lawn while sampling ice cream, playing games, bouncing in a bounce house and meeting adoptable furry friends from Animal Rescue New Orleans. $8. (504) 293-4726. www.longuevue.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 25
ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (Southn Carrollton at South Claiborne). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465, www.artsneworleans.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 30 TO SUNDAY, AUG. 2
NEW ORLEANS ANTIQUES FORUM: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Saturday; 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Sunday, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. The Historic New Orleans Collection’s program, “It’s Only Natural” explored the expression of nature in various media, including painting, silver, jewelry and more. $200/weekend, $125/Saturday and Sunday only, $100/Friday only. (504) 523-4662, www.hnoc.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 1
IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn about irises from the members of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society. All attendees go home with a free iris. Free. eehollan @bellsouth.net.
SATURDAY, AUG. 8
PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park’s Pelican Greenhouse, off of Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive and south of I-10 overpass. The sale includes gingers, salvias, roses, herbs, and more. Free. (504) 483-5464, email@example.com for a full list.