SATURDAY, AUG. 22

  • JOAN MITCHELL CENTER OPENING: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2275 Bayou Road. The new artist-in-residence campus opens with a reception featuring light refreshments and a display of works by the inaugural class of artists. The campus includes historic buildings, as well as a contemporary studio building. Free. (504) 940-2500.
  • SUMMER GARDEN WRAP-UP: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 1750 Carondelet St. Seed saving, harvesting and prepping for fall. Free by advance registration. (813) 785-8386, info@recirculatingfarms.org.

THURSDAY, AUG. 27

  • IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging. $22 by reservation. (504) 235-1558.
  • 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. Light refreshments. $10. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

FRIDAY, AUG. 28

  • SLIDELL LIBRARY GARDEN TALKS: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Enjoy talks on “Gardening with Kitchen Scraps,” “Care of Tools” and “Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds and Containers.” Free. Sebring222@bellsouth.net.
  • BLESSING OF THE HERBS: 9:30 a.m., Walled Herb Garden, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. In celebration of St. Fiacre’s Day, the New Orleans Unit of the Herb Society of America hosts a blessing of the herbs. Bring tools and seeds to be blessed. Refreshments to follow. Free with RSVP. (985) 781-4372.

FRIDAY, AUG. 29

  • COVINGTON LIBRARY GARDEN TALKS: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Covington Library, 310 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Enjoy talks on “Gardening with Kitchen Scraps,” “Care of Tools” and “Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds and Containers.” Free. Sebring222@bellsouth.net.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenue). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids tent. Free. (504) 523-1465, www.artsneworleans.org.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1

  • OLD GARDEN ROSE SOCIETY: 7 p.m., John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. Writer Greg Grant discusses his newest book (co-authored with Dr. William welch) titled “Rose Rustling.” Free. (504) 831-0525, angelico111@cox.net.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2

  • NEW ORLEANS ROSE SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m., Whitney Bank room, 441 Metairie Road. The group holds a regular meeting. Free. (504) 368-6885.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5

  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. This outdoor market features art, crafts, vintage goods, pet adoptions, food and music. Free. www.freretmarket.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 801 Harrison Ave. The market offers food, music, art, crafts and kid-friendly activities for families. Free. (504) 535-4486, www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12

  • GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SELLABRATION: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Area High School, 6026 Paris Ave. The Preservation Resource Center stages its annual homebuyers fair, featuring dozens of neighborhoods and talks on a variety of topics. Free. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
  • 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.
  • FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING: 9 a.m. to noon plant sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1139 Baronne St. Learn all about selecting and growing fall vegetables from Kiki Fontenot, of the LSU AgCenter. Free. (504) 620-2224.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18

  • MASTER GARDENER FALL SEMINAR: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Church of the King, 22205 Little Creek Road, Mandeville. “September: The Second Spring” features talks by Dr. William Welch, Dr. Kiki Fontenot, Erik Loos and Laura Seabaugh, sponsored by the St. Tammany Parish Master Gardeners. $25 by advance registration. (985) 875-2635, STPMGA@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 19

  • DAYLILY SOCIETY MEETING: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Metairie. Leo Watermeier discusses the old roses at Armstrong Park and why they make perfect companion plants to daylilies. Free.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

  • IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Internationally recognized iris expert Benny Trahan presents a talk titled “Did You Know?” on little-known or misunderstood facts about Louisiana irises. Free.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenue). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids tent. Free. (504) 523-1465, www.artsneworleans.org.