SUNDAY, MAY 24
- HIBISCUS SHOW AND SALE: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Grace King High School, 4301 Grace King Place, Metairie. The New Orleans Hibiscus Society presents hundreds of hibiscus for viewing and purchase at its annual event. Free. (504) 722-2408.
THURSDAY, MAY 28
- IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging. $22. (504) 235-1558.
FRIDAY, MAY 29
- AT HOME IN THE VIEUX CARRÉ: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lower Pontalba Building, 521 St. Ann St. Visit the home of photographer Louis Sahuc and hear from him about the experience of living in the world-renowned Pontalba apartments. Sponsored by the Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents, and Associates. $10. (504) 581-7200, www.vcpora.org.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 29 TO MAY 31
- ORCHID SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. The New Orleans Orchid Society’s show and sale is the largest orchid show in the Deep South and offers 14 vendors selling orchids and supplies for orchid growing. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.
SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 30 TO MAY 31
- BROMELIAD SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. The River Ridge Bromeliad Society hosts its 10th annual show and sale featuring bromeliads and cryptanthus. Experts on hand to answer questions. Free. (504) 467-6415.
SATURDAY, MAY 30
- 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.
- TROPICAL PLANTS IN THE LANDSCAPE: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Lee Rouse presents a workshop and talk on tropicals that work well in the New Orleans region. Rouse is the Orleans Parish extension agent of the LSU AgCenter. $10, by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
- TERMITE SCHOOL: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. LSU AgCenter Horticulture Extension Associate Chris Dunaway discusses the biology of the termite and the reason for swarming season. He also explains how to inspecting for termite infestation and current measures. $10, by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
- HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave. The popular midweek market features arts and crafts, food vendors, live music and refreshments. Free. (504) 535-4486, www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11
- RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR ON ST. CHARLES AVE.: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 5010 St. Charles Ave. The Preservation Resource Center hosts a tour of and talk about the renovation of a 1910 Tudor Revival mansion. Light refreshments provided. $10. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
- PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park’s Pelican Greenhouse, off of Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive and south of I-10 overpass. The sale includes gingers, salvias, roses, herbs and more. Free. (504) 483-5464, firstname.lastname@example.org for a full list.
- PICAYUNE PLACE HOME TOUR: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Headquarters at International House, 221 Camp St. Learn about the history of Picayune Place (bounded by Camp, Common, Tchoupitoulas and Poydras) from geographer and author Richard Campanella before touring private residences in this urban environment. Sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center and the Friends of the Cabildo. $20. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16 TO JUNE 27
- GREEN KEEPERS: Various times and locations. Register now for “Green Keepers,” a series of five seminars and workshops that demonstrate how residents can improve how the city lives with storm water by embracing green infrastructure practices. Presented by Parkway Partners and funded by the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans’ Green Infrastructure Initiative. Free, but spaces extremely limited. (504) 620-2224, email@example.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
- COMPOST AND SOIL: 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Lee Rouse presents a workshop on how to get started composting and why compost improves soil structure and fertility. Rouse is the Orleans Parish extension agent of the LSU AgCenter. $10, by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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