SATURDAY, APRIL 18

  • HERB SOCIETY SPRING PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2202 Gen. Pershing St. Butterfly plants, herbs, annuals and perennials will be offered for sale to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens and the Herb Society of America. Free.
  • NEW ORLEANS MUSIC HISTORY TOUR: 9:30 a.m., Old U.S. Mint, rear gates in the 400 block of Barracks St. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a walking tour that includes visits to important sites in the French Quarter associated with the history of New Orleans music. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • ORCHID CULTURE BASICS: 10:30 a.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Orchid aficionado Larry Hennessey offers details on repotting and caring for orchids. $10 with advance registration required. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.
  • FAUBOURG MARIGNY/ESPLANADE WALKING TOUR: Noon, Old U.S. Mint, Esplanade Gates, 400 Esplanade Ave., meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
  • GLASS ART EXHIBIT OPENING: 5 to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Meet professors, graduate students and former students of the Tulane/Newcomb College glass art program at the opening reception for the exhibit, which will be on view through May 24. Free. (504) 488-5488, www.longuevue.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

  • BYWATER HOME TOUR: Noon to 4 p.m., begins at 3041 N. Rampart St. This self-guided tour of eight historic homes in Bywater features New Orleans house types including shotgun houses and Creole cottages in a variety of styles. $20. (504) 812-8481, cjdixon@latterblum.com.
  • NEW GENTILLY “PARADE OF HOMES”: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2221 Fillmore Ave. (headquarters). Tour a dozen new homes built by groups including Project Homecoming, Project Home Again, Burk Property Investments, LLC, Bancroft Property Investments, LLC, St. Bernard Project and Pontchartrain Park CDC. Refreshments, maps and info available at headquarters. Free.

MONDAY, APRIL 20

  • HERB STROLL: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The St. Tammany Master Gardener Association presents a stroll of the herb garden at the library; talks on “Herbs 101,” “Composting” and “Herb of the Year”; and community vendors selling gardening related items, herb tasting and more. Free. (985) 875-2635, sebring222@bellsouth.net.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

  • EARTH DAY AT CITY PARK: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. The event features speakers, food trucks, libations, live music, kids’ activities, cooking demonstrations and an art show. Free. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

  • IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Alison Scott leads a class in the art of Japanese floral arranging. $25, includes lunch. (504) 235-1558.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

  • BIRD WATCHING IN CITY PARK: 8 a.m., Couturie Forest (meet at the trailhead on Harrison Avenue in City Park), City Park. Lee Meunier leads a group through the Couturie Forest to view its avian inhabitants. $10 with advance registration required. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
  • GARDEN PEST MANAGEMENT: 10 a.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. The workshop is one in the “Lessons with Lee” series, taught by LSU AgCenter extension agent Lee Rouse. Topics include a systematic approach of organic and conventional pesticides, as well as how to calibrate a home sprayer. $10 with advance registration required. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.

MONDAY, APRIL 27

  • WAREHOUSE DISTRICT/CANAL STREET TOUR: 10 a.m., Lafayette Square (Henry Clay statue), 500 St. Charles Ave., meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

  • LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT TOUR: 10 a.m., Prytania and Terpsichore (Muses statue), meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

  • FAUBOURG MARIGNY/ESPLANADE WALKING TOUR: 10 a.m., Old U.S. Mint, Esplanade Gates, 400 Esplanade Ave., meeting place. Tour guides trained by the Friends of the Cabildo lead a tour of the history and architecture of these historic neighborhoods. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 2

  • JUNIOR LEAGUE KITCHEN TOUR & HOUSE BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN OF THE YEAR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Junior League tour headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St. Take a self-guided tour of 11 stylish kitchens including the House Beautiful Magazine’s “Kitchen of the Year,” designed by Ken Fulk of San Francisco. $40 advance, $45 day of the event. 504-891-5845, www.jlno.org.

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS TOUR: 10 A.M., OLD U.S. MINT, REAR GATES IN THE 400 BLOCK OF BARRACKS ST. TOUR GUIDES TRAINED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO LEAD A WALKING TOUR THAT INCLUDES VISITS TO IMPORTANT SITES IN THE FRENCH QUARTER ASSOCIATED WITH THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. $25 BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION. (504) 523-3939, WWW.FRIENDSOFTHECABILDO.ORG.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

  • PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park, Pelican Greenhouse, (off Henry Thomas/Golf Drive just south of I-610 underpass. Roses, tropicals, herbs, bedding plants and more are offered. Sales benefit City Park. Free. (504) 483-9464, plants@nocp.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 17

  • FRENCH QUARTER HOME AND COURTYARD TOUR: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St. Ann St. The Friends of the Cabildo nonprofit organization sponsors a self-guided walking tour of French Quarter homes and courtyards. $50. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 30 TO JUNE 1

  • ORCHID SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. The New Orleans Orchid Society’s show and sale is the largest orchid show in the Deep South and offers 14 vendors selling orchids and supplies for orchid growing. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.

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