“Spotlight” column for Feb. 4, 2013

Math magic

Want to amaze your friends?

WHAT: “Magic, Math and Memory” workshops.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 6.

WHERE: Bacio dei Roma (A Kiss of Rome) Galato Shop & Cafe, 128 W. Chimes St. in Baton Rouge.

INFO & COST: (225) 802-7345, free.

DETAILS: Dr. Steven Zuckerman will provide information on how to improve your memory and perform mental math.

‘Little Rhody ...’

Come learn about some of the fascinating points about the U.S. states.

WHAT: “Little Rhody and the Other 49” special presentation.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.

INFO: (225) 922-2015.

DETAILS: Award-winning author and nationally known speaker Roberta Humble will speak on 49 of the states, while touting Rhode Island. The talk will include photos that illustrate the best of all the states.

Valentine Gala

Celebrate the holiday while helping raise funds.

WHAT: Jump Start Your Heart’s fifth annual Valentine Gala.

WHEN: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Renaissance Hotel of Baton Rouge, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.

INFO & COST: (225) 751-8684 or visit http://www.jumpstartyourheart.org; $75 donation.

DETAILS: The fundraiser will include cocktails, dinner and dancing and music by The Nile Rhythm Band featuring Maynard Batiste, Herman Jackson and Yolanda Windsay. Proceeds will help the organization with its mission to decrease the increase of sudden cardiac death by school competitive athletes in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area by providing free vascular screenings to include an electrocariogram and echocardiogram.