WOOD WINDOW REPAIR WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Join the PRC, the AIA New Orleans and the New Orleans Architecture foundation for a presentation by Steve Jordan (“The Window Sash Bible”) about historic wood windows including restoration, energy efficiency, weatherization and maintenance. $30. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
GET STARTED GROWING VEGGIES: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Southbound Gardens, 4221 S. Robertson St. This class focuses on bed building and soil preparation, watering and plant selection. $10. (504) 352-1750, email@example.com.
CAMELLIA STROLL, SALE AND TALKS: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. stroll, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. talks, Hammond Research Station, 21549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond. Stroll the grounds and encounter more than 500 mature camellias. Talk at 1:30 p.m. on the history of the camellia collection and at 2:30 p.m. on caring for camellias. Event includes a plant sale. Free. (985) 543-4125.
CHINA LIGHTS OPENING DAY: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. Through May 1, visit the Botanical Garden to see this larger-than-life installation of silk dragons, pagodas and lanterns, all lit from within and made by 100 artisans and technical staff at Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China. $18 adults, $12 children 3 to 12, free children under 3. (504) 483-9386, www.neworleanscitypark.com.
SPRING GARDEN FEVER: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Journey Fellowship Church, 30042 N. Dixie Ranch Road, Lacombe. The St. Tammany Master Gardener Association and the LSU AgCenter present talks on southern gardens, lawn care, plants for 2016 and English gardens, $20. (985) 875-2635, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BIG EASY: 6:30 p.m., Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Cheryl Gerber discuss death rituals and burial customs in New Orleans in association with her recently published book. Sponsored by Save Our Cemeteries. Free. (504) 525-3377, www.saveourcemeteries.org.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, AND SATURDAY, MARCH 5
BIRD WATCHING CLASSES: 10 a.m. to noon, Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis. The Orleans Audubon Society is offering a beginning bird-watching class consisting of two classroom lectures, followed by three field trips to local bird-watching hot spots. $100. (985) 863-8516, OrleansAudubon@aol.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27
GUERRILLA GARDEN SPRING KICK-OFF: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. party, 3 p.m. planting workshop, Guerrilla Garden, 600 Charbonnet St. The Backyard Gardeners Network invites the community to celebrate the opening of the Guerrilla Garden at a party featuring free food, music, a minimarket, family activities and face painting. (504) 875-2948, email@example.com.
PALMER PARK ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne. Shop for handmade arts and crafts at this monthly market that also features food and music. Presented by the Arts Council. Free. www.artsneworleans.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, AND SUNDAY, MARCH 6
SPRING FIESTA WEEKEND I: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 826 St. Ann St. (headquarters) and sites in the French Quarter. The annual cultural festival features walking tours, home tours and a brunch. (504) 581-1367, www.springfiestanola.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
PELICAN GREENHOUSE ROSE AND PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon. Pelican Greenhouse, off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive south of the I-610 underpass. The first Greenhouse sale of spring and summer features many old garden roses. Free. (504) 483-9464, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIKE THE GREENWAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Basin Street Trailhead. Hike the Lafitte Greenway from Basin Street to Bernadotte, a 3-mile walk guided by Greenway Ambassadors. Block Party at conclusion, with music and free shuttle back to Basin Street. Free. (504) 702-6776, email@example.com.
FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Market features art, crafts, vintage goods, pet adoptions, food and music. Free. www.freretmarket.org.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave. This outdoor event in the Lakeview neighborhood features more than 75 vendors of food, arts and crafts, and features live music and activities for children. Free. (504) 535-4486, www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, TO SUNDAY, MARCH 13
NO HOME & GARDEN SHOW: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Mercedes Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive. Join the Home Builders Association of New Orleans at their 61st annual show, featuring hundreds of vendors and seminars. $15. www.neworleanshomeshows.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, AND SUNDAY, AND 13
SPRING FIESTA WEEKEND II: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 826 St. Ann St. (headquarters) and various sites in the French Quarter. The annual cultural festival features walking tours, home tours, the public presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen and her court, and a carriage parade through the Vieux Carré. Festival website provides info on times, locations and fees for each event. (504) 581-1367, www.springfiestanola.com.
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.
ANNUAL PARKS AND PARKWAYS PLANT SALE: 8 a.m. to noon, Department of Parks and Parkways, 2829 Gentilly Blvd. Hosted in conjunction with the Parkway Partners, the sale offers a large selection of trees and plants. Dan Gill will be on hand to answer questions and aid in selection. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
DAYLILY SOCIETY MEETING: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Guest speaker Dr. Henry Bradford presents “Christmas is When?” on hybridizing daylilies. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, AND SUNDAY, AND APRIL 3
SPRING GARDEN SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. Explore the garden while taking in 50 exhibits, enjoying family friendly activities and purchasing plants. A series of talks and a plant health clinic round out the offerings. $8. (504) 483-9471, www.neworleanscitypark.com.
MONDAY, APRIL 18
BOTANICAL GARDEN SPRING SYMPOSIUM: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Pavilion of the Two Sisters, 3 Victory Ave. A cocktail reception precedes a talk by one of the world’s foremost horticulturists and author of several books on horticulture, Dr. Allan Armitage, titled “Tales of the Garden.” Event includes an auction of rare plants. $45. (504) 483-9473, www.neworleanscitypark.com.