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Louisiana irises bloom in the Sydney and Wanda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

SATURDAY

IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about the tissue method of propagating irises from Keith Pendergraft. Free. (985) 892-4848

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT: 10 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Bring binoculars, learn about birds and do family crafts. Nonmembers $8.50, members free. (504) 488.5488.

CLASSIC AMERICAN HOUSE: 1:30 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Hear author Phillip James Dodd talk about American architects who design in the classical tradition, sponsored by the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture. $30. (504) 581-7032, prcno.org

MONDAY

PRESERVATION NOMINATIONS DUE: Awards for Excellence in Historic preservation, Louisiana Landmarks Society. Go to lls.org for details and send in nominations.

THURSDAY

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TALK: 6 to 8 p.m., Freeman Auditorium, Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University. Join the Louisiana Architecture Foundation in welcoming Gunny Harboe, a Wright expert, who will discuss “The Restoration of Unity Temple.” Free with reserved tickets. https://gunnyharboe.brownpapertickets.com

FEB. 24

NOLA TREE GIVEAWAY: 8 a.m. to noon, Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, 2200 Lafitte Ave. nolatreeproject.org

PALMER ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues. Free. artsneworleans.org

MARCH 3 & 4

SPRING FIESTA WALKING TOUR: 9 a.m., starts at Spring Fiesta House, 826 St. Ann St. Learn about New Orleans history and architecture on this guided tour of the Vieux Carre. $20. (504) 581-1367, springfiestanola.com

MARCH 3 & 4

SPRING FIESTA HOME TOUR: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., starts at Spring Fiesta House, 826 St. Ann St. Visit private homes and gardens in New Orleans’ most historic neighborhood on this self-guided tour. $30. (504) 581-1367, springfiestanola.com

MARCH 9-11

NEW ORLEANS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: Noon to 8 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, New Orleans Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive. Hundreds of exhibitors and special activities make this a must-do for anyone interested in homes and gardens. $15 ($10 with coupon from website. neworleanshomesshows.com)

MARCH 10 & 11

SPRING FIESTA WALKING TOUR: 9 a.m., starts at Spring Fiesta House, 826 St. Ann St. Learn about New Orleans history and architecture on this guided tour of the Vieux Carre. $20. (504) 581-1367, springfiestanola.com

MARCH 10

MR. NEW ORLEANS TOUR: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., departure location TBA. Join Dillard Professor Nancy Dixon on a tour of the Vieux Carre based on a 1920 article by Lyle Saxon (Mr. New Orleans). $30 by advance reservation only. (504) 636-3399, prcno.org

ROSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park, Pelican Greenhouse. Find all the roses at this first greenhouse sale of the 2018 season. Free. (504) 483-9484, plants@nocp.org

GRAFTING VEGETABLES: 12:30 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. Learn about grafting to propagate vegetables from Joe Willis and Anna Timmerman, of the LSU AgCenter. $15 by advance registration. (504) 483-9473, scapley@nocp.org

MARCH 11

SPRING FIESTA UPTOWN HOME TOUR: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., starts at first house on tour (TBA). Visit private homes and gardens in New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhood on this self-guided tour. $30. (504) 581-1367, springfiestanola.com

MARCH 17 & 18

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Twenty-four dealers from around the nation offer goods for sale. $6. (504) 392-5887, crescentcityglass.org

MARCH 24

LONGUE VUE EASTER EGG HUNT: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7 Bamboo Road. Enjoy a day hunting for Easer eggs in Longue Vue’s beautiful gardens. $12. (504) 293-2722, longuevue.com

PALMER ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues. Free. artsneworleans.org