Coming up: flower arrangement, free home maintenance workshops and bromeliad show | Entertainment / Life

Get in touch with your creative side at a hands-on flower arrangement workshop on June 19, where you can create your own masterpiece with plants from Longue Vue House and Gardens.

Led by Gardens Manager Amy Graham, the 10-11:30 a.m. session includes materials.

Tickets – $ 30, $ 20 for members, $ 15 for kids ages 3-18 – include all-day access to 8 acres of historic gardens, light refreshments, and new exhibits in the Playhouse and Visitor Center . To register, go to

Longue Vue is located at 7 Bamboo Road in New Orleans. Call (504) 488-5488 for more information.

Housekeeping series

The Preservation Resource Center presents Keep It Right, a series of virtual courses that equip homeowners with the knowledge to spot and resolve potential home issues.

These Zoom workshops are free, but prior registration is required. Coming up, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays, are:

JUNE 15: Get to know your wooden windows

Windows and doors play an important role in personal safety, climate control and bringing light into your living spaces. In this interactive session, Valerie and Gus Vides, of NOLA Wood Windows, will review window anatomy, window state steps, and how historic windows are built to be easily repaired.

JUNE 22: Profitable energy upgrades

Cooling our homes is usually the biggest part of local energy bills. Claudette Hanks Reichel, of the LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center, a program of LSU AgCenter, will shed light on home energy improvements by prioritizing costs over benefits for our climate.

JUNE 29: The truth about plaster

Plaster can be an intimidating material, but it is versatile and provides a durable surface that can be applied to brick, stone, stud or frame construction. Michael Shoriak of Cypress Building Conservation will demystify how to maintain, repair and replace plaster.

The bromeliad show continues

The 38th Annual River Ridge Bromeliad Society Show & Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lakeside Mall, under the Veterans Skylight near Macy’s Entrance. There will be plenty of beautiful bromeliads for sale, and experts will be on hand to answer questions. Call (504) 495-0371 for more information.

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Rosalie M. Dehner