“Spotlight” column for June 24, 2013

La. DanceSport

Do you need some foxtrot, tango or rumba in your life?

WHAT: USA Dance Gumbo DanceSport Championships.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave.

TICKETS & INFO: $15 each day at the door; (225) 627-6154.

DETAILS: The Gumbo Championships is a national qualifying event for the 2014 National Championships. This year it will also include the 2013 Senior IV National Championships for amateur couples age 65 and up. The competition involves dancers from throughout the country performing some 15 different dances. The public is invited. Spectator hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Oliver-Segur Awards

It’s time to honor those who have helped improve relations among people in Louisiana.

WHAT: Louisiana Council on Human Relations 12th annual Oliver-Segur Awards Program.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday.

WHERE: University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive.

INFORMATION: (225) 775-1627.

DETAILS: Paul Y. Burns and Joyce M. Ben will be honored. Burns worked for 38 years in higher education, three decades of which were at LSU. He is a charter member of the LCHR and has been active in promoting social justice in the community. Ben, a graduate of the LSU School of Social Work, is a licensed clinical social worker and serves as the Department of Health and Hospital’s Office of Behavioral Health regional administrator in the Acadiana Human Services District. The program is free.

ULGNO gala

The Urban League of Greater New Orleans celebrates 75 years.

WHAT: ULGNO’s annual gala.

WHEN: 7 p.m. benefactor reception, 8 p.m. gala, Saturday.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency New Orleans Celestin Ballroom, 601 Loyola Ave.

TICKETS & INFO: $250; (504) 620-2332.

DETAILS: The event will honor Calvin Moret, a businessman and the last surviving New Orleans member of the Tuskegee Airmen.