SATURDAY

  • HOW TO BUILD AND INSTALL RAIN BARRELS: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Room 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

  • 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.
  • FÊTE DU JARDIN: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. Help celebrate the Louisiana Landmarks Society’s 65 years of preservation advocacy at this fundraising event. $65. (504) 482-0312, www.louisianalandmarks.org.

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

FRIDAY

  • MOURNING IN LOUISIANA TOUR: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays only through November, begins at the Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St. Meet at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John and walk to the historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 (3421 Esplanade Ave.), where a trained and licensed tour guide with Save Our Cemeteries will discuss burial customs and historical figures interred in the cemetery. Returning to the Pitot House, the group takes a short tour of the house and collections, showcasing 19th century mourning attire and other period necro-artifacts. $30. (504) 482-0312.

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.

THURSDAY, NOV. 5

  • ORIGAMI CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Learn to make flowers from papers using this technique from Japan. $16 by reservation. (504) 235-1558.
  • GARDEN TO GLASS WORKSHOP: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Scot Mattox of El Guapo Bitters explains the basics of making bitters with fresh and local ingredients and how to use bitters in cocktails and cooking. Space is limited. $35. (504) 293-4721, www.longuevue.com.
  • HISTORIC HOUSE SPECIALIST SEMINAR: 8:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Attention real estate agents: Bolster your knowledge of historic house types, New Orleans neighborhoods and financial incentives for homeowner renovations while you earn four continuing education credits. $85, pre-registration required. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

FRIDAY, NOV. 6

  • MOURNING IN LOUISIANA TOUR: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays only through November, begins at the Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St. Meet at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John and walk to the historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 (3421 Esplanade Ave.), where a trained and licensed tour guide with Save Our Cemeteries will discuss burial customs and historical figures interred in the cemetery. Returning to the Pitot House, the group takes a short tour of the house and collections, showcasing 19th century mourning attire and other period necro-artifacts. $30. (504) 482-0312.

SATURDAY, NOV. 7

  • CREATING BONSAI FROM GARDEN STOCK: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Create your own bonsai during this three hour hands-on workshop, led by Jim Osborne. $35 with pre-registration. (504) 483-9473, www.neworleanscitypark.com.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

FRIDAY, NOV. 13

  • MOURNING IN LOUISIANA TOUR: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays only through November, begins at the Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St. Meet at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John and walk to the historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 (3421 Esplanade Ave.), where a trained and licensed tour guide with Save Our Cemeteries will discuss burial customs and historical figures interred in the cemetery. Returning to the Pitot House, the group takes a short tour of the house and collections, showcasing 19th century mourning attire and other period necro-artifacts. $30. (504) 482-0312.

SATURDAY, NOV. 14

  • 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.
  • PORTABLE PLANTERS: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Room 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.
  • NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS: 9 a.m. to noon, greenhouse sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1139 Baronne St. Join Rick Webb of the Louisiana Growers Nursery to learn about native tree and shrub species that are ideal to plant this fall. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • PELICAN GREENHOUSE SALE: 9 a.m. to noon. Pelican Greenhouse (off Henry Thomas/Golf Drive just south of the I-610 underpass). Dozens of roses, tropicals (including gingers) and bedding plants are offered at the sale of the 2015 so benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Free. (504) 483-9464, plants@nocp.org.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21

  • THE TREES AND ME: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., New Orleans Healing Center, Room 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, NOV. 28

  • 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.

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.
  • BROTHER MARTIN HOME TOUR: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., headquarters at Green Acres Country Club, 5000 W. Napoleon, Metairie. The Ladies of the Shield present four well-appointed homes in the Metairie-Bridgedale area, decked out in their holiday finery, complemented by a boutique at the Green Acres Country Club. $20 advance, $25 day of tour. (504) 284-6700, jgandolfi@brothermartin.com.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

  • 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, 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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 12

  • THERAPEUTIC GARDENING: 9 a.m. to noon, greenhouse sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1139 Baronne St. Learn about how to create a healing and restorative garden. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • PELICAN GREENHOUSE SALE: 9 a.m. to noon. Pelican Greenhouse (off Henry Thomas/Golf Drive just south of the I-610 underpass). Dozens of roses, tropicals (including gingers) and bedding plants are offered at the sale of the 2015 so benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Free. (504) 483-9464, plants@nocp.org.