• SATURDAY

CENTRAL CITY FESTIVAL: 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M., 1600 AND 1700 BLOCKS OF ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD. THE NINTH ANNUAL INSTALLMENT OF THIS FESTIVAL FEATURES GOODS FROM LOCAL MERCHANTS, FOOD VENDORS, COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS AND MUSIC. FREE. (504) 528-1806, WWW.OCHALEYBLVD.ORG.

  • BYWATER MIRLITON FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mickey Markey Park at Royal and Piety. The Bywater Neighborhood Association presents its annual festival. Musicians include Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue swingers, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, One Love Brass Band and more. Free. www.bywater.org.
  • 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. As it did last year, this installment of the market serves as the main marketplace for the Mirliton Festival (see above). Free. (504) 269-3982.
  • 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. Led by Jim Osborne. $35 with preregistration. (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.
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 a.m., 1131 S. Rampart St. Make a reservation now for a guided tour of Paradigm Gardens, an urban farm in central city where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation. www.paradigmgardensnola.com.

TUESDAY

  • HERBAL INSPIRED SOUP: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden (City Park). The Vintage Garden and the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit stage a workshop on how to use herbs in your favorite recipes. $10. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.

THURSDAY

  • TREMÉ RENOVATION STATION: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 2552 St. Philip St. The Preservation Resource Center presents its second installment of “Libations in Stations under Renovation,” featuring former fire and police stations now in the process of being renovated for new purposes. The second is a former police station being converted to a guest house. Free. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

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, NOV. 14

  • PLANTING FOR THE WINTER: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 1750 Carondelet St. Growing Local NOLA presents workshop on bulbs and other plants that can be put in the ground over the winter. Free. info@recirculatingfarms.org.

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.

PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 A.M., 1131 S. RAMPART ST. MAKE A RESERVATION NOW FOR A GUIDED TOUR OF PARADIGM GARDENS, AN URBAN FARM IN CENTRAL CITY WHERE LIVE MUSIC AND DINING EVENTS TAKE PLACE. FREE WITH ADVANCE RESERVATION. WWW.PARADIGMGARDENSNOLA.COM.

  • 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.
  • IRIS SOCIETY TALK: 9 a.m. to noon. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Benny Trahan, recognized internationally for his knowledge of Louisiana irises, presents a talk titled “Fantastic Louisiana Irises.” Free. (504) 866-2381.

THURSDAY, NOV. 19

  • LAKEVIEW RENOVATION STATION: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 800 Rosedale St. St. The Preservation Resource Center presents its final installment of “Libations in Stations under Renovation,” featuring former fire and police stations now in the process of being renovated for new purposes. The third is a former police station being converted to a restaurant for Chef Susan Spicer. Free. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21

  • ANNUAL TREE GIVEAWAY: 9 a.m. to noon, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Parkway Partners offers dozens of tree varieties that grow well in our climate. Free. (505) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • 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 tree species to plant in urban landscape and how to plant for best results. Sponsored by Groundwork New Orleans. Free. (504) 208-2771.
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 a.m., 1131 S. Rampart St. Make a reservation now for a guided tour of Paradigm Gardens, an urban farm in central city where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation. www.paradigmgardensnola.com.

SATURDAY, NOV. 28

  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). Art and crafts vendors, food, music and a kids tent. Free. (504) 523-1465, www.artsneworleans.org.
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 a.m., 1131 S. Rampart St. Urban farm in central city where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation. www.paradigmgardensnola.com.

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 holiday finery, complemented by a boutique at the Green Acres Country Club. $20 advance, $25 day of tour. (504) 284-6700, jgandolfi@brothermartin.com.
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 a.m., 1131 S. Rampart St. Urban farm in Central City where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation. www.paradigmgardensnola.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 6

  • HOLLY AND HISTORY COVINGTON HOME TOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Greater Covington center, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington. Take a tour by candlelight of 11 historic homes in the West Twenties. $20. www.covingtonheritagefoundation.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 p.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.
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 p.m., 1131 S. Rampart St. Urban farm in Central City where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation. www.paradigmgardensnola.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 12

  • THERAPEUTIC GARDENING: 9 a.m. to noon, greenhouse sale, 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1139 Baronne St. How to create a healing and restorative garden. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • PARADIGM GARDENS TOUR: 10 a.m., 1131 S. Rampart St. Urban farm in Central City where live music and dining events take place. Free with advance reservation. www.paradigmgardensnola.com.
  • 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.