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Orchid show comes to Lakeside

Billed as the largest orchid show in the Deep South, the New Orleans Orchid Society holds its annual show and sale at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie through Sunday.

In addition to the competition aspect, there will be a dozen vendors from across the Gulf Coast with plants and supplies.

The exhibit area will be closed for judging Saturday until noon. Sales will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. plus noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit neworleansorchidsociety.org.

Shotgun houses open for three-day tour

Shotgun houses, a popular style of New Orleans architecture, will be the subject of a Preservation Resource Center tour June 11-12 in Uptown’s Audubon Riverside neighborhood.

Five renovated homes, plus the Hales Cottage on the campus of Children’s Hospital, will be open for the tour, which serves as a fundraiser for the PRC.

The tour, which is headquartered at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 600 Eleonore St., includes 6035 Laurel St., 635 Webster St. and 414, 421 and 519 State St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

Tickets start at $25. Visit prcno.org.

Jefferson Friends plan Plants Lunch

The Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful’s Planters lunch will be June 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Foundation Center at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., in Metairie.

For information, contact [email protected]

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Barbara G. Arnold

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