“Spotlight” column for March 25, 2013

Lunchtime Lagniappe

Explore the rich culture and history of Louisiana.

WHAT: Lunchtime Lagniappe.

WHEN: Noon Wednesday.

WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge.

ADMISSION: Free.

INFORMATION: http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum.

DETAILS: Helana Brigman, cook, blogger and The Advocate food columnist, will share techniques and recipes for tasty Louisiana cooking, whatever the season. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. The Louisiana State Museum Friends will have refreshments available for a small donation.

BR Kidney Walk

Help raise funds and awareness to support the fight against kidney disease in the greater Baton Rouge area.

WHAT: Seventh annual Baton Rouge Kidney Walk.

WHEN: 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. walk, Saturday.

WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.

INFO & REGISTRATION: (504) 861-4500 or http://www.
kidneywalk.org.

DETAILS: Walkers in the noncompetitive 5K stroll are encouraged to raise funds for the event and can participate as individuals or form teams with family, friends or colleagues. Also featured will be food and fun for the whole family, with special activities for the kids, including an Easter Egg Hunt.

Dream Home

Buy a ticket and help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

WHAT: WBRZ Channel 2 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s 2013 Baton Rouge St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

WHEN: Sales continue through the June 15 drawing.

WHERE: Tickets can be reserved at Citizens Bank and Trust, The UPS Store, http://www.dreamhome.org or (800) 726-6409.

INFORMATION: http://www.WBRZ.com or (800) 726-6409.

DETAILS: Tickets are $100 each for the house, built by Alvarez Construction and located in Carriagewood Estates subdivision in Baton Rouge. Free tours of the home will be available from noon to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from May 11 through June 9. The giveaway drawing will take place during a special on WBRZ on June 15. Other prizes will also be awarded ranging from gift cards to savings bonds to fitness and spa packages. Proceeds generated from ticket sales will benefit St. Jude and the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge.