• SATURDAY

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.

  • EAT YOUR GREENS: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn how to grow your own vegetable garden in this hands-on kitchen garden workshop. Participants will plant an edible container garden for their home and learn maintenance tips from Longue Vue’s horticulture experts. $35. (504) 293-4721, jcohn@longuevue.com.
  • OLD ALGIERS BUILDING BLOCKS: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 300 and 400 blocks of Newton St. Local businesses will line the blocks to create a pop-up version of what the street could be like if investment is made and tax credits stimulate opportunities. The event includes musical entertainment, food vendors and activities for children. Sponsored by the Old Algiers Main Street Corporation and Entergy. Free. www.oldalgiersmainstreet.org.

SUNDAY

  • PLEIN AIR GARDEN PAINTING CLASS: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Longue Vue’s artist-in-residence, Peg Usner, leads a painting class in which students can capture the estate’s beauty on canvas. $35. (504) 293-4724, www.longuevue.com.

SUNDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

  • BARKITECTURE: viewing 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, judging at 12:30 p.m., Sept. 26, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. The Humane Society sponsors this fundraising competition that features clever abodes for cats and dogs. Free. jeff@humanela.org.

TUESDAY

  • MAKING SENSE OF HERBS: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Slidell Library, 505 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The St. Tammany Master Gardener Association, LSU AgCenter, St. Tammany Parish Library and Friends of Slidell Library host the annual fall herb event featuring tastings, a talk on medicinal herbs, a composting table and activities for both adults and children. Free. (985) 875-2635, wafton@agcenter.lsu.edu.
  • BUY RIGHT RENOVATOR TRAINING: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Learn from the pros how to select a property that fits your needs and budget. $20, space limited. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

THURSDAY

  • IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Learn the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging from Alison Scott. $22. (504) 235-1558.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

  • DILLARD HOUSING FAIR: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Professional Schools Building, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. The fair features more than 65 exhibitors presenting information on topics including credit repair, loans, grant funding for homeowners and more. Free. (504) 816-4704, nharris@dillard.edu.

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 ENTITLED “DID YOU KNOW?” ON LITTLE KNOWN OR MISUNDERSTOOD FACTS ABOUT LOUISIANA IRISES. FREE.

SPREAD THE HERBS: 9:30 A.M. TO 11 A.M., GARDEN STUDY CENTER, NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN. LEARN FROM LINDA FRANZO OF THE PASSIONATE PLATTER HOW TO MAKE DIPS, HUMMUS AND OTHER SPREAD USING HERBS FRESH FROM THE GARDEN. $15 BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY. (504) 483-9473, SCAPLEY@NOCP.ORG.

  • MUSEUM DAY LIVE!: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Visit the house and gardens for free on this day, organized by the Smithsonian. Free with ticket downloaded from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/?no-ist. Check the site for additional museums accessible by downloading a free ticket. (504) 293-4720, sduperon@longuevue.com.
  • ALGIERS FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Federal City, 2500 General Meyer Ave. The first annual event honors the military and Federal City community. The festival offers food, music, arts and crafts. Free. (504) 367-3331, www.algiersdevelopment.com.
  • 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.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 27

  • PLEIN AIR GARDEN PAINTING CLASS: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Longue Vue’s artist-in-residence, Peg Usner, leads a painting class in which students can capture the estate’s beauty on canvas. $35. (504) 293-4724, www.longuevue.com.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 29

  • FINANCING YOUR RENOVATION: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Learn about renovation loans as well as tax credits. $20, space limited. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30

  • HEALTHY SOIL, HEALTHIER WATERWAYS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center’s Earth Lab, 2372 Saint Claude Ave. Groundwork New Orleans hosts a hands-on workshop on how to build and manage a compost bin from a variety of materials and in a range of sizes to fit your kitchen or yard. Free with reservation. (504) 208-2771, http://bit.ly/1DrVIbo.

THURSDAY, OCT. 1

  • ORIGAMI CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Learn the Japanese art of making paper flowers from Alison Scott. $16. (504) 235-1558.

SATURDAY, OCT. 3

  • 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.
  • TREMÉ FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., corner of Henriette Delille and Governor Nicholls St. Historic Faubourg Tremé sponsors a street festival to raise funds to restore Historic St. Augustine Church. The festival will feature food, crafts and music, as well as second lines and stilt walkers. Free. www.faubourgtreme.org.

INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE PLANTS: 9 A.M. TO NOON, GARDEN STUDY CENTER, NEW ORLEANS BOTANICAL GARDEN IN CITY PARK. JOHN MANION LEADS CLASS THAT INTRODUCES TERMINOLOGY AND DEFINITIONS OF NATIVE PLANTS AND THEIR HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY USES. MANION IS THE KAUL WILDFLOWER GARDEN CURATOR AT THE BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS AND HAS WORKED AT THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDEN IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. THE CLASS WILL BEGIN INSIDE THEN CONTINUE OUTSIDE. $30 BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY. (504) 483-9473, SCAPLEY@NOCP.ORG.

SATURDAY, OCT. 10 AND SUNDAY, OCT. 11

  • BROMELIAD AND CRYPTANTHUS SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Crowne Plaza Hotel 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner. For the 37th annual Southwest Bromeliad Guild Show and 14th International Cryptanthus Society Show, local growers and others from Texas and Florida will exhibit and sell exotic plants. This is just the fourth time since 1971 that the event has been held locally. Free. nklazarre@msn.com.
  • FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. The annual event offers plant and garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden, a Children’s Fun Fest area, educational programs, music, arts and crafts, and more. $8 adults, $4 children ages 5 to 12. (504) 658-2900, www.neworleanscitypark.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 10

  • 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.

SECOND SATURDAY SALE AND TALK: 9 A.M. TO NOON SALE, 10 A.M. TALK, PARKWAY PARTNERS, 1139 BARONNE ST. LEARN ABOUT MAKING FIRE CIDER, TINCTURES, AND HERBAL REMEDIES. FREE. (504) 620-2224, WWW.PARKWAYPARTNERSNOLA.ORG.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

  • 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 AND SUNDAY, OCT. 17 AND OCT. 18

  • SECRET GARDENS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ: Noon to 4 p.m., tour starts at Creole Delicacies, 533 St. Ann St. This self-guided walking tour offers admission to seven different gardens each day, all located in the historic French Quarter. Sponsored by Patio Planters, the group that puts on the annual Christmas caroling in Jackson Square. $20, free for children under 12. (888) 756-6250, news@patioplanters.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 31

  • 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.