FRERET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Freret Street at Jena Street. Free.

NORTHSHORE CAMELLIA CLUB SHOW: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Southern Hotel, 428 E. Boston St., Covington. In conjunction with the American Camellia Society, national growers exhibit camellias and C. Allen Favrot serves as the honorary chair. Free.


CLEAR THE CLUTTER: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Stasia Cymes, a professional organizer, details strategies for breaking free of the “stress of mess” and signs her new book. $15 with advance registration. (504) 293-4721,


RITES, RITUALS AND REVELRY: 11 a.m., Tuesdays through Sundays through Feb 8, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Residence, 533 Royal St. Tour the house led by a guide and learn about Carnival traditions going back to colonial times. $5. (504) 523-4662,

FRENCH QUARTER CHINATOWN: 6 p.m., Gallier House, 1132 Royal St. Winston Ho talks about the Chinatown that once existed in the French Quarter. Free with registration. (504) 274-0748.


MAXIMIZE REHAB PROFITS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1709-11 Joliet St. The staff of the Preservation Resource center presents an onsite workshop detailing how an investor used tax credits to rehab a circa-1917 shotgun double. Free. (504) 581-7032,

JAN. 13

REX DEN VIEWING: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 2531 S. Claiborne Ave. Enoy a guided tour of the Rex den, a venue rarely open to the public, at this event sponsored by Friends of the Cabildo. $25. (504) 523-3939,

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Free. (504) 505-4113.

ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., Armstrong Park, enter North Rampart Street. Bring pruners and join the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society as they prune the roses in the park, with cuttings to take home. $5.

CITRUS IN THE HOME GARDEN: 9 a.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden. Joe Willis, Anna Timmerman and Chris Dunaway present a talk on types of citrus to plant locally. $25 with advance registration. (504) 483-9473,

JAN. 14

GARDENING FOR BIRDS: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Master Gardener Marieanne Arata explains how to attract birds to the garden. $12 with advance registration. (504) 293-4721,

JAN. 19

MEYER LEMON STAMP RELEASE: 11 a.m., DoubleTree, 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner. Come celebrate the official “First Day Issue” of the meyer lemon stamp by the U.S. Postal Service. Free.

JAN. 20

LIVING WITH RAIN IN NEW ORLEANS: 8 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle. The Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans host their annual symposium, this year focusing on stormwater management. $35.

PLANT SALE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden. The sale offers plants that are well-suited to drinking up rainwater. Free. (504) 483-9473,

JAN. 27

NEW ORLEANS CAMELLIA SHOW: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, 3351 Maine St., Kenner. Join the crowd when the Camellia Club of New Orleans stages its 78th annual exhibition. Plants available for purchase at noon. Free. (504) 616-4378,

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