"Look to the Sky!".^ Longue Vue House and Gardens~, 7 Bamboo Road~ — Kids play, learn and grow in the Discovery Garden, with seasonal themes. $5. 9:30 a.m.

Garden District Tour.^ 1452 Jackson Ave.~ — Explore the architecture and influence of culture, climate, political events and famous figures on the area as well as the enduring statements of mid-19th century Americans in New Orleans. $20-$25. 10 a.m.


Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans.^ East Bank Regional Library~, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave.~ — Serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, the group strives to aid the LSU AgCenter to meet the educational needs of home gardeners and service experience for its members. 6 p.m.


Bayou St. John Walking Tour.^ The Pitot House~, 1440 Moss St.~ — Stroll through 300 years of history in one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood with a walking tour encompassing Pitot House, a mile walk around the Bayou St. John neighborhood, known as the Faubourg Pontchartrain, plus a brief stop in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 on Esplanade Avenue, led by docent Jamie Barker. $30. 1 p.m.

Identifying Poisonous Plants.^ St. Tammany Parish Library, Abita Springs Branch~, 71683 Leveson St., Abita Springs~ — Louisiana Master Gardener offers presentation on such plants as poison ivy, oak and sumac, with common treatments. 4:30 p.m.


David Mizejewski.^ Barnes & Noble Booksellers~, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie~ — The author discusses and signs the book,"Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife." 7 p.m.

June 1

Researching Your New Orleans Property.^ New Orleans Jazz Museum~, 400 Esplanade Ave.~ — Robert J. Cangelosi Jr., adjunct lecturer at the Tulane University School of Architecture, will present an in-depth program on historic home research. $20-$25. 9:30 a.m.

Bullet-proof Native Plants.^ New Orleans Botanical Garden~, 5 Victory Ave.~ — Environmentalist and author Marc Pastorek discusses some of his favorite easy-to-grow native plants and describe how to use them in the landscape. For information call (504) 483-9473 or email $12. 10:30 a.m.

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