SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUG. 23-AUG. 24
PONTCHARTRAIN HOME SHOW: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Exhibits and how-to demonstrations for an array of home design needs. $8, free for children under 12. (866) 839-1643, www.jaaspro.com.
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.
BLESSING OF THE HERBS: 9:30 A.M., LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS, 7 BAMBOO ROAD. THE HERB SOCIETY HOSTS A TRADITIONAL BLESSING ON ST. FIACRE DAY EVE, FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION AND TALK ON HERBAL LIQUEURS. FREE WITH RSVP. (985) 781-4372.
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.
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.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 2
OLD GARDEN ROSE SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Dr. Diane Wilensky discusses her tour of Italian rose gardens, including that of Helga Brichet in Umbria. $5. (504) 831-0525, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY, SEPT. 2-SEPT. 4
HIDDEN TREASURES: RESTAURANT EDITION: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. each night, 400 Esplanade Ave. Go behind the scenes of the Louisiana State Museum’s collection of artifacts from famed New Orleans restaurants, sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo. $20, by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3
NEW ORLEANS ROSE SOCIETY MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Whitney Bank Room, 1441 Metairie Road. Meeting includes a demonstration of fall pruning of roses and discussion of how to prepare them for winter. Free. (504) 368-6885.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 6
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, SEPT. 7
MUSIC HISTORY WALKING TOUR: 10 a.m., departs from rear gates of Old U.S. Mint on Barracks St. Guided walking tour visits music venues and sites related to jazz and other music greats, sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo. $25, spaces are limited. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10
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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
DR. MARK PLOTKIN TALK AND BOOK SIGNING: 10 a.m. registration and book signing, 11 a.m. lecture, Pavilion of the Two Sister, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. The ethnobotanist discusses “From the Amazonian Rain Forest to New Orleans Voo Doo: Plants of Power, Magic and Medicine.” $25. (504) 483-9473, www.nobgf.org.
THE GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SELLABRATION: 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M., PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER, 923 TCHOUPITOULAS ST. AN “OLD HOUSE FAIR” FEATURING EXHIBITS BY DOZENS OF NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOODS, FREE ARCHITECTURAL ADVICE, HOMEBUYING SEMINARS AND MORE. FREE. (504) 581-7032, WWW.PRCNO.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. FOCUS THIS MONTH ON PHOTOGRAPHY. FREE. (985) 250-0378, WWW.OCHARTMARKET.COM.
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. SNO-BALLS AND FOOD AVAILABLE. FREE. (504) 269-3982, CREEMCCREE@GMAIL.COM.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17
GARDEN PEST MANAGEMENT: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses integrated management of common garden pests. Free. (504) 840-0906, ASchneider3@humana.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19
FALL GARDEN SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Journey Fellowship Church, 30042 N. Dixie Ranch Road, Lacombe. The St. Tammany Master Gardeners and LSU AgCenter host a series of three talks titled “Harvest to Home” related to fall gardening. $10, but seating limited. (985) 875-2635, email@example.com.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 & TUESDAY, SEPT. 30
FIRST-TIME RENOVATOR TRAINING: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Learn how to “Buy Right” (Session 1) and “Renovate Right” (Session 2) to avoid common and costly mistakes when renovating a home. $40, pre-registration required. (504) 636-3399, www.prcno.org.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 25
FOOD AS MEDICINE: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St. Emery Van Hook Sonnier, Associate Director of Market Umbrella (Crescent City Farmer’s Market), deliver the first in a series of lectures slated for the Library in the 140 year-old club. Free. (504) 525-2375.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 27
DAYLILY SOCIETY TALK: 9:30 a.m. to noon, East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses “New Daylily Species,” sponsored by the South East Louisiana Daylily Society. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 30
“LETTUCE” GET READY FOR FALL HERBS: 3 p.m., St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The St. Tammany Master Gardeners hosts the event. Free. (985) 643-3310.
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