“Spotlight” column for April 1, 2013

Collection day

Give and help the LSU Textile & Costume Museum.

WHAT: Donation collection day in preparation for The Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum’s annual Your Friends Closet Sale this fall.

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: LSU Human Ecology Building, corner of Tower and South Campus drives.

INFORMATION: (225) 578-2448.

DETAILS: Gently worn vintage, designer and current fashion clothing, jewelry and accessories for women, men and children are being collected for the Oct. 13 sale.

Spring Garden Tours

Enjoy a walk through the streets of Walden Subdivision, a stroll through a pastiche of garden styles and an afternoon in St. Francisville.

WHAT: LSU Hilltop Arboretum’s 2013 Spring Garden Tours.

WHEN: Tour I (Walden): 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Tour II (pastiche): 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 5; Bonus Tour (St. Francisville): 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 19.

WHERE: Seven sites in Walden Subdivision; five Southern gardens; and the home of Marla and David Floyd in St. Francisville, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Mary Ann Brown Preserve.

INFORMATION: (225) 767-6916 or hilltop@tigers.lsu.edu.

DETAILS: Tour I will also feature refreshments, snacks and music by local band Hungry, Hungry. In addition to a tour of the Marla and David Floyd property, the Bonus Tour in the hills of the Felicianas will have a tour of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, lunch from noon to 3 p.m. ($12 prepaid) and plant shopping at the church, and a look at the Mary Ann Brown Preserve, 110 acres of scenic beauty. The two-tour and bonus packet is $35. Tickets are available at each garden the day of the tour. Single tour tickets are $20. They are available at http://www.lsu.edu/hilltop, the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, (225) 767-6916 or hilltop@tigers.lsu.edu.

WBRHA celebration

Help celebrate 45 years of service to the community.

WHAT: The West Baton Rouge Historical Association and West Baton Rouge Museum celebration of 45 years.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.

INFORMATION: (225) 344-8775.

DETAILS: Present and past board members will be recognized and highlights of the past 45 years will be presented. During the event, the museum exhibit “Heroes: Photographs by Steve Shapiro, A Collection of 20th Century Portraits of America’s Champions” will open.