CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: The Crescent City Farmers Market will celebrate completion of its first year in the French Market from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, featuring demonstrations and activities with Dog Griggs; Matthew Kopfler, of L’Enfant Terrible restaurant; Slow Food New Orleans; Stephanie Jordan; and the New Orleans School of Cooking. Parking in the French Market’s riverside lot is free with any market purchase.
HOME-BUYING COURSE, IN SPANISH: Twelve hours of home-buying education that may qualify students for financial help with down payments or closing costs will be offered Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18, at the City of Kenner Hispanic Resource Center, 4312 Florida Ave. Hours for the classes are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $80. For information, and to register, call (504) 464-6224 or visit www.sulli-educational-services.com.
BIG BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will hold its Big Book Sale Oct. 15-18 at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. The sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free parking and admission. For information, call (504) 455-2665 or email FriendsJPL@Yahoo.com.
WEST JEFF FAMILY FEST: The West Jeff Family Fest will be held Oct. 15-17 behind West Jefferson Medical Center, 920 Avenue B, Marrero. The hours for the free festival will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. On Friday, Cruise Night events will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The “I Pink I Can” breast cancer awareness 2-mile fun run and walk will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. A car and bike show will be held Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from festival concessions will benefit patients at the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center. For updates, visit www.wjmc.org/festival.
SECRET GARDEN TOUR: Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré will hold its annual Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré tours from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18. The self-guided tour will feature seven different gardens each day. Proceeds from the tour will fund Caroling in Jackson Square. Tickets are $20 for adults. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at Creole Delicacies, 533 St. Ann St., or French Quarter Gem & Lapidary, 527 St. Philip St.
ELEMENTARY CROSS COUNTRY MEET: The Louisiana Governor’s Games Elementary Cross Country Meet will take place from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in New Orleans City Park, at the corner of Diagonal Road and Harrison Avenue. There will be 1.5-mile and 2-mile races for both boys and girls. Each finisher will receive a Governor’s Games T-shirt. The top 10 finishers will also receive medals. There is an entry fee of $65 per team. For information and to register, visit www.crescentcitytiming.com/governors-games.html.
ROCKIN’ WITH THE NOLA STARS: Six local celebrities will compete to raise the most money for Bridge House/Grace House during the Rockin’ with the NOLA Stars fundraising event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott, 859 Convention Center Blvd. The contestants, who will be paired with professional dancers, are Janie Glade; William McQueary; Brian Moore, of the Rolling Elvi; Nell Nolan, of The New Orleans Advocate; Liz Reyna, of the Muffalettas dance troupe; and Kelly Sloss, of the Pussyfooters. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. To purchase a ticket, visit www.bridgehouse.org/support-us/events/rockin-with-the-nola-stars or call (504) 821-7134. To pledge a donation toward a contestant, email Stephanie Clary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bridge House / Grace House helps men and women who have become dependent on drugs or alcohol.
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY: The New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will hold a Mad Hatter Tea Party champagne jazz brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in New Orleans City Park. The event will raise awareness and funding for medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. It will also honor the memory of longtime Hadassah supporter Libbye Katz Gordon. Randall Feldman, retired president and general manager of WYES in New Orleans, will be master of ceremonies, and the Or Shavaly Trio will perform. The event is being orchestrated by Rachel Blackman Frank, with assistance from Rachael Kansas Feder and Carrie Pailet. Tickets start at $100. To purchase tickets online go to EventBrite.com. For information, email email@example.com.
EATMOOR IN BROADMOOR: A food truck festival, Eatmoor in Broadmoor, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. The event is sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association and is organized by My House NOLA. Shotgun Double will perform. The participating food trucks are Electric Eggroll, St. Clair, Grilling Shilling, La Cocinita and Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls. For information, visit www.myhousenola.com.
GOOD HEALTH ON THE BAYOU: The Better Health BaYOU health fair will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. There will be fun walks, trail walks in English and Spanish, music and dancing. For information, call (504) 689-3690, ext 10, or visit www.nps.gov/jela.
FRESH FOOD DAY: The 2015 NOLA Fresh Food day of community service will be Saturday, Oct. 24, with volunteers turning out at urban growing spaces. For information, visit nolafoodday.wordpress.com. At 10 a.m. that day, the Sankofa Fresh Stop Market will open at 5029 St. Claude Ave. For information, visit Sankofa Nola on Facebook.
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE: Patio Planters will hold a white elephant sale and auction from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the schoolyard at KIPP McDonough 15, at the corner of Royal and St. Philip streets. The event supports Patio Planters’ Caroling in Jackson Square.
NICHOLLS REUNION: The Francis T. Nicholls High School Class of 1954 is planning a get-together on Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocky & Carlos, 613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For information, or to make a reservation, call William “Bill” Egan at (504) 342-2445 or Carolyn Perrodin Little at (504) 278-9767.