New Orleans home and garden calendar, March 18, 2017

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SALVAGE STORE MARCH MADNESS SALE: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Sunday, Preservation Salvage Store, 1801 Marais St. The sale raises money for the Preservation Research Center and offers 50 percent off of cypress mantels, doors and more. Free. (504) 947-0038, [email protected]


ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES MART: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Join members of the Depression Glass Society, plus dozens of vendors of antiques and collectibles, for this 41st annual show. $6, crescentcityglass.org


STORIES FROM NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to noon, Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. Join writers Sally Asher and Maggy Baccinelli to learn about the history of our neighborhoods, notables and cemeteries. Free. algiershistoricalsociety.org


NEW ORLEANS ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. Ann Roth explains “All You Want to Know About Dendrobiums” followed by Randy Johnson’s potting workshop. Free. neworleansorchidsociety.org

THE IRISH IN NEW ORLEANS: 6:30 p.m., Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. The Irish Cultural Museum sponsors a talk on the Irish immigration to New Orleans and the effect it had on the city. Free. (504) 596-3113


DELGADO DESIGN EXHIBIT: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, 615 City Park Ave. Students in the interior design program exhibit their works. Free. (504) 671-6377, [email protected]

MARCH 25-26

SPRING FIESTA: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Spring Fiesta Headquarters, 826 St. Ann Street. The first weekend of this annual spring event features walking and home tours, presentations of the court, a parade in the French Quarter, and more. $20 to $35 per individual event; parade and court presentation free. (504) 581-1367, springfiestanola.com


HIKE THE LAFITTE GREENWAY: 9:30 a.m. to noon hike, noon to 2 p.m. party, starts at Lemann Playground, 628 N. Claiborne Ave. The guided 3-mile walking tour of the Greenway features gardens, houses and warehouses. Free. lafittegreenway.org.

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

MARCH 29-31

RESPONSE: ARTISTS IN THE GARDEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. exhibition, 6:30 p.m. Friday art sale and auction, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Garden Study Center. A variety of artists respond to the physical setting of City Park and the garden in painting, sculpture and mixed media. The sale and auction on March 31 includes a party with food and refreshments. Exhibition viewing: free with garden admission. Sale and auction: $35 and up. (504) 483-9386, neworleanscitypark.com/botanical-garden/tickets-for-response-artists-in-the-park


AZALEA CONVENTION: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Courtyard Marriott, 1605 S. Magnolia St., Hammond. Join members of the Azalea Society of America on visits to local gardens and nurseries. $195. azaleas.org/convention2017


PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL ARCHITECTURAL TOUR: 5:45 to 7 p.m., the Pontchartrain, 2031 St. Charles Ave. Join the New Orleans Architecture Foundation in touring the renovated hotel and hearing from its renovation architects about the project. $35. Space limited. www.noaf.org/events/march-building-tour


WHAT’S OUT THERE N.O.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., various locations. The Cultural Landscape Foundation sponsors a weekend of free garden and park tours, including visits to the Vieux Carre , Washington Square Park, City Park, Longue Vue Gardens and Piazza d’Italia, all led by experts in the landscape architecture and history fields. Free. tclf.org/event/whats-out-there-weekend-new-orleans


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