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, 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” explores 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.
THURSDAY, JULY 30
IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. (upper floor). Alison Scott teaches the art of Japanese flower arranging. $22, by advance registration. (504) 235-1558.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUG. 1 AND AUG. 2
COMMERCIAL FARMER TRAINING: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1750 Carondelet St. Learn about business planning and marketing at this training provided by the Recirculating Farms Coalition. Planned for commercial urban growers. Free by advance registration. (813) 785-8386, www.recirculatingfarms.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 and see a slide show by American Iris Society Judge, Joe Musacchia, who will discuss traits of the Louisiana iris. All attendees go home with a free iris. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, AUG. 4
DESIGN FOUNDATIONS: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Longue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn the basics of design with Longue Vue’s artist in residence Peg Usner. This workshop will feature a lecture and hands-on practice. After the lecture, participants will use materials to experiment and create projects. $25. (504) 293-4724, email@example.com
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, 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.
CUT FLOWERS IN YOUR GARDEN: 10 a.m. talk, 9 a.m. to noon plant sale, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn about how to design your garden to produce a steady supply of cut flowers. Free. www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
BUTTERFLY GARDEN WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn how to create a gorgeous garden that will attract and host butterflies, sponsored by the New Orleans Unit of the Herb Society of America. $30 by advance registration. (504) 293-4721, email@example.com.
THURSDAY, AUG. 27
RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR IN CARROLLTON: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 7841 Fig St. Visit the renovation-in-progress of an early 20th century house and hear from the owners about the project. Light refreshments. $10. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 29
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, www.artsneworleans.org.
THROUGH JULY 31
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.