SATURDAY

  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. 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., Henriette Delille and Governor Nicholls St. Historic Faubourg Tremé sponsors a street festival to raise funds to restore St. Augustine Church. The festival will feature food, crafts and music performances, 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. $30 by advance registration only. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.

SUNDAY

  • CIRQUE DE CUISINE KITCHEN TOUR: Noon to 4 p.m., begins at Tableau Restaurant, 616 St. Peter St. Tour 10 historic kitchens in the Vieux Carré while tasting complimentary wines and dishes from local restaurants, all to benefit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. $50. (504) 267-7490, www.sofabinstitute.org.

TUESDAY

  • OLD GARDEN ROSE MEETING: 7 p.m., John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. Leo Watermeier discusses and shows images from a recent tour of public and private gardens in Italy. $5. (504) 831-0525.

THURSDAY

  • NOTARIAL ARCHIVES TOUR: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Notarial Archives Division, 1340 Poydras St., Suite 360. Take a guided tour of the city’s notarial archives. Free with advance registration. jstrawn@orleanscdc.com.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, OCT. 11

  • GENTILLYFEST: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Park, between Press Drive and Prentiss. The eighth annual Gentillyfest celebrates the area’s rebirth with music on four stages, food, arts and crafts, and activities for children. Free. www.gentillyfest.com.

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, neworleanscitypark.com.

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.
  • WATERSHED HEALTH: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Room 252, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Learn how water quality affects life and health in your neighborhood and what you can do to make a difference. Sponsored by Groundwork New Orleans. Free. (504) 208-2771.
  • 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.

TUESDAY, OCT. 13

  • RENOVATE RIGHT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. At this three-session educational series, learn about project management, working with city agencies, working successfully with your contractor and maintaining the historic character of your house. Continues on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and ends on Tuesday, Oct. 27. $65 by advance registration. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 15

  • NOTARIAL ARCHIVES TOUR: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Notarial Archives Division, 1340 Poydras St., Suite 360. Take a guided tour of the city’s notarial archives. Free with advance registration. jstrawn@orleanscdc.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15 TO SUNDAY, OCT. 18

  • BIG BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. (at the Lake), Kenner. Sponsored by Friends of the Jefferson Parish Library. (504) 455-2665, friendsJPL@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 17 AND SUNDAY, OCT. 18

  • ALGIERS POINT HOME TOUR: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., starts at 141 Delaronde St. The Algiers Point Association hosts a self-guided tour of eight residences in the city’s second-oldest neighborhood. Stops include six historic homes, an apartment in a renovated school building and a rooftop deck with panoramic views. $15.
  • 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 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. 17

  • LASALLE PARK GARDEN OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m. to noon, Stable Drive across from Zephyr Field. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter leads tours of the vegetable garden, which serves as a demonstration garden for various growing techniques. Free. (504) 483-9471, cdunaway@agcenter.lsu.edu.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18

  • COLISEUM SQUARE HOUSE TOUR: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tours depart every 20 minutes from Coliseum Square, 1700 Coliseum St. Visit five historic residences in the Lower Garden District, guided by neighborhood experts. $25. (504) 232-7780, www.coliseumsquare.org.

THURSDAY, OCT. 22

  • NOTARIAL ARCHIVES SEMINAR: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Notarial Archives Division, 1340 Poydras St., Suite 360 To celebrate American Archives Month, Clerk of Civil District Court Dale Atkins’ office will offer an in-depth seminar on how to use the notarial archives for a variety of purposes. Free but registration limited to 25. jstrawn@orleanscdc.com.
  • BYWATER RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 3413 Chartres St. Join the owners at their renovation-in-progress at this bracketed double shotgun and learn about their challenges and the solutions they found. Sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
  • BLOOM WORKSHOP: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Longue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Unwind with a glass of wine and tasty cheese while creating a stunning succulent terrarium with Emily Eberwine of Pick-a-Petal. $40 by advance registration (materials and refreshments included in price). (504) 293-4721, www.longuevue.com.

FRIDAY, OCT. 23

  • AT HOME IN THE VIEUX CARRE: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1128 Burgundy St. Join residents of the French Quarter at an 1853 Creole cottage to initiate VCPORA’s annual “At Home” series, aimed at introducing New Orleanians and guests to the Quarter’s residential community. $10. (504) 581-7200, meglousteau@vcpora.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 24

  • HOW TO BUILD AND INSTALL RAIN BARRELS: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Rm. 252, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Reduce your water bill by learning how to make and install rain barrels. Sponsored by Groundwork New Orleans. Free. (504) 208-2771.

SUNDAY, OCT. 25

  • STAINED GLASS TOUR: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.., departs from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Hop aboard a bus and visit three churches, each having a distinct style of stained glass windows. $20 by advance registration. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

THURSDAY, OCT. 29

  • NOTARIAL ARCHIVES TOUR: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Notarial Archives Division, 1340 Poydras St., Suite 360. Take a guided tour of the city’s notarial archives. Free with advance registration. jstrawn@orleanscdc.com.

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.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4

  • LONGUE VUE BOOK LAUNCH: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Celebrate the launch of a new book about Longue Vue, illustrated with photographs by Tina Freeman written by Carol McMichael Reese and published by Rizzoli. The event also serves as the opening reception for “Legacy of Elegance,” an exhibit of Freeman’s photos. Free. (504) 293-4712, lcosta@longuevue.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11

  • ESSENCE OF STYLE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine St. Longue Vue House and Gardens hosts a luncheon and lecture by Suzanne Rheinstein, author of “Rooms for Living: A Style for Today with Things from the Past.” $125. (504) 293-4723, www.longuevue.com.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14

  • PORTABLE PLANTERS: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Rm. 252, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Learn about vertical and flow-through planters, as well as additional space saving solutions. Sponsored by Groundwork New Orleans. Free. (504) 208-2771.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21

  • THE TREES AND ME: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Rm. 252, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Learn about the benefits of growing trees in the urban landscape, various species to plant, and how to plant for best results. Sponsored by Groundwork New Orleans. Free. (504) 208-2771.

SATURDAY, DEC. 5

  • NATIVE PLANTS, NATIVE CULTURE: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Room 252, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Learn about local wild foods, medicines and more and make tea from local herbs. Sponsored by Groundwork New Orleans. Free. (504) 208-2771.

SATURDAY, DEC. 12 AND SUNDAY, DEC. 13

  • PRC’S HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., headquarters at Bishop Polk Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. The Preservation Resource Center sponsors this self-guided tour of Garden District homes, dressed in their holiday finery. $40. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.