“Spotlight” column for April 8, 2013

Market at the Mill

Enjoy a weekend of shopping and dining.

WHAT: Second annual Market at the Mill.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: The seed house of the old Southern Cotton Oil Co., Community and Mill streets, downtown New Roads.

INFORMATION: (225) 718-3822.

DETAILS: The communitywide shopping event will feature more than 8,000 square feet of dealers with booths of antique furniture, reproductions, rugs, architectural and garden pieces, pottery, ceramics, glassware, art and other merchandise. The fundraiser will help in the restoration of the old mill building.

Active for Autism

Support autism awareness and research through this event.

WHAT: Active for Autism Run/Walk and Fun Fest.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

WHERE: Louisiana State Police Training Headquarters grounds, Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge.

INFORMATION: http://www.
fhfgbr.org or (225) 216-7474.

DETAILS: Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge is partnering with the Louisiana State Police to support the event. Registration for the 5K run (8 a.m.) or Family Fun Walk (9 a.m.) is $20 and includes a T-shirt. To register as an individual, join a team or form a team, visit http://www.fhfgbr.org and click on the Active for Autism Run/Walk icon. The Fun Fest will include activities for children. There will also be a silent auction from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and food truck vendors will offer their healthiest menu items for purchase with proceeds going to FHF.

AHA BR Heart Walk

Help the American Heart Association.

WHAT: The American Heart Association’s Baton Rouge Heart Walk.

WHEN: Saturday.

WHERE: LSU Old Front Nine, southeast corner Nicholson Extension and Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge.

INFORMATION: http://www.CapitalAreaHeartWalk.org or (225) 328-4551.

DETAILS: The noncompetitive, 1-mile and 3-mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the Baton Rouge area. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the warmup at 8:45 a.m. and the walk at 9 a.m.