SATURDAY, NOV. 8
- CREATING BONSAI WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Jim Osborne leads a hands-on workshop about how to create bonsai from garden center stock. Bring a pot, sharp scissors, gloves and apron. Soil, wire and juniper provided. $35, pre-registration required. (504) 483-9473, email@example.com.
- TREES IN YOUR LANDSCAPE & PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, plant sale; 10 a.m. tree talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn from Scott Courtright how to select and place trees in your landscape. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12
- HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 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.
- NATIVE PLANTS FOR RAIN GARDENS & BIO-SWALES: 6:30 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Marc Pastorek, a consultant and co-owner of Pastorek Habitats, discusses the construction and management of urban bio-swales, water retention features and rain gardens. $15 by advance purchase only. (504) 483-9473, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, NOV. 13 TO SATURDAY, NOV. 15
- HERITAGE ROSE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE: Various times, Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St. Rose lovers from around the world attend this conference that features walking tours, rose sales, lectures, auctions, bus tours and evening programs. From $110 for Saturday lectures only to $210 for Friday and Saturday events. Thursday bus tour by separate fee. www.heritagerosefoundation.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 15
- 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.
CENTRAL CITY FESTIVAL: NOON TO 4 P.M., 1618 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD. THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES THE MONTHLY OCH ART MARKET, A TOUR OF EIGHT HISTORIC HOMES AND SIX PUBLIC GARDENS IN FAUBOURG LAFAYETTE(BOUNDED BY SIMON BOLIVAR, ST. CHARLES AVENUE, CLIO STREET AND JACKSON AVENUE), A STREET PARTY WITH MUSIC AND FOOD, AND VIEWING OF PROSPECT.3 ART INSTALLATIONS. FREE. (504) 920-1718, FAUBOURGLAFAYETTE@GMAIL.COM.
- 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.Free. (504) 269-3982, email@example.com.
TUESDAY, NOV. 18
- THIRD TUESDAY IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Join members of the Master Gardeners and Greater New Orleans Iris Society as they work in the garden. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com.
- ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. Mac Rivenbark, of Mac’s Orchids, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, speaks on “Exotic Dendrobiums of Asia.” Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
FRIDAY, NOV. 21
- AT HOME IN THE VIEUX CARRÉ: 5:30 to 7 p.m., 1111 Bourbon St. Visit with French Quarter residents and tour a historic home at this event, sponsored by VCPORA. Light refreshments and food. $10 or free with membership purchase. (504) 581-7200, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 29
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne avenues). Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
SATURDAY, DEC. 6
- LE MARCHÉ DES FÊTES: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. The holiday market features more than 30 vendors offering one-of-a-kind and handmade items. $5. (504) 482-0312, www.louisianalandmarks.org.
- BROTHER MARTIN HOME TOUR: Noon to 3 p.m. tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. boutique, St. Catherine of Siena Melancon Center, Metairie Road at Bonnabel Boulevard. Six homes in Old Metairie on Dorrington Boulevard and Tokalon Place will open their doors for the Ladies of the Shield annual holiday home tour. $20 advance, $25 day of the tour. (504) 284-6700, email@example.com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 13
- LAWN-LESS: 9 a.m. to noon, plant sale; 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn from Marc Pastorek how to replace your lawn with sedges and native grasses, then live pesticide and herbicide free. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
SATURDAY, DEC. 13 AND SUNDAY, DEC. 14
- PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., headquartered at Trinity Episcopal Church, Bishop Polk Hall, 1329 Jackson Ave. Self-guided tour of seven elegant Garden District homes dressed in holiday finery. Admission: $40 in advance, $45 day of the tour. More info: (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
ONGOING THROUGH NOV. 17
- CEMETERY & HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, departs from Basin Street Station, 501 Basin St. The Hermann-Grima House and Save Our Cemeteries team up to present a tour of St. Louis No. 1 cemetery plus the Hermann-Grima House, which features it annual 19th century funerary and mourning customs tour. $30. (504) 525-5661.
ONGOING THROUGH NOV. 21
- MOURNING AND BURIAL CUSTOMS TOUR: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Fridays, Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St. Meet at the Pitot House then walk to the cemetery to learn about 19th century burial customs and notable New Orleanians interred there. Return to the Pitot House for a tour that highlights mourning customs. $30. (504) 482-0312.
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