TUESDAY, SEPT. 23 AND TUESDAY, SEPT. 30

  • FIRST-TIME RENOVATOR TRAINING: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Learn how to “Buy Right” (Session 1) and “Renovate Right” (Session 2) to avoid common and costly mistakes when renovating a home. $40, pre-registration required. (504) 636-3399, www.prcno.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25

  • FOOD AS MEDICINE: 7 p.m., New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St. Emery Van Hook Sonnier, associate director of Market Umbrella (Crescent City Farmer’s Market), delivers the first in a series of lectures slated for the Library in the 140-year-old club. Free. (504) 525 – 2375.
  • PARKVIEW RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 872 Taft Place at Dumaine. Tour the renovation of a circa 1941 California-style bungalow and hear from the owners about renovation challenges and strategies. Sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 581-7023, www.prcno.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

  • DAYLILY SOCIETY TALK: 9:30 a.m. to noon, East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses “New Daylily Species,” sponsored by the South East Louisiana Daylily Society. Free. eehollan@bellsouth.net.
  • SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY: Free admission to museums around the city, including the Hermann Grima Historic House, 818-820 St. Louis St., and Gallier Historic House, 1132 Royal St. Find free tickets at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/?no-ist.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues). Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
  • BIRD-WATCHING IN CITY PARK: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Couturie Forest, departs from trailhead on Harrison Ave. Mark Meunier leads a group through the forest, pointing out bird habits and calls. Bring binoculars. $10 by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30

  • “LETTUCE” FALL INTO HERBS: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The St. Tammany Master Gardeners host the event, which includes talks and demonstrations of beekeeping and growing micro-herbs, plus sales of herbs, garden gloves and used garden books. Free. (985) 643-3310.

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 5 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Outdoor market offers more than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. Free. www.freretmarket.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8

  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave. Outdoor market features food, arts and crafts, activities for children, live music and more. Free. www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Sno-balls and food available. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 11 & SUNDAY, OCT. 12

  • CITY PARK FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Plant and garden products for sale, children’s activities, food and refreshments and educational talks. $8. (504) 658-6900.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

  • GERTRUDE JEKYLL & THE COUNTRY HOUSE GARDEN: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Landscape historian and author Judith Tankard explores Jekyll’s gardens and her legendary theories on color, planting and design. Presented in conjunction with the Royal Oak Foundation. $35 by advance registration. (800) 913-6565, ext. 201, www.royal-oak.org/lectures.
  • OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food and refreshments. Free. (985) 250-0378, www.ochartmarket.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 18 AND OCT. 19

  • SECRET GARDENS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ: Noon to 4 p.m., 527 St. Philip St. Annual self-guided tour of French Quarter courtyards and patios presented by Patio Planters. $20. (888) 756-6250, www.patioplanters.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.

Send listings for the Home and Garden calendar to rstephaniebruno@gmail.com.