June 25, 2012
Everyone in the pool!
WHAT: TheCarTELL Public Relations Firm in association with The YMCA and BREC are sponsoring a swimsuit donation drive.
WHEN: Summer months (pools are open through July 14)
WHERE: Donations can be made at the law office of Gail H. Ray, 1822 N. Acadian; A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Drive; MLK Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.; and ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd.
INFORMATION: Naomi Collier, (225) 235-4897.
DETAILS: Gently used or new donations of swim trunks for males and one-piece suits for females are requested to be given to less fortunate children and adults in the community.
Help the homeless
Make donations and
WHAT: Computer Heaven’s charity event to benefit the homeless in the area through the Volunteers of America of the Greater Baton Rouge area.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: 577 Oak Villa Blvd.
INFORMATION: Or to make a donation, (225) 937-2636.
DETAILS: Donations of toiletry items and personal cleansing products (toothpaste,
paper products, gently worn T-shirts and towels, powdered laundry detergent, etc.) will be collected. Discounts on computer services and purchases will be offered, and a drawing will be held for a free computer.
Get your foot to tappin’ or maybe just get ready to watch an exciting competition.
WHAT: 2012 USA Dance Gumbo DanceSport Championships.
WHEN: June 29-30 and July 1.
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave.
INFORMATION: (225) 627-6154 or http://www.gumboof
DETAILS: One of the premier ballroom competitions in the nation, the event draws top amateur couples from throughout the country. The event begins at noon Friday and continues through the evening, all day Saturday and Saturday evening, and Sunday morning. Tickets are available in advance for $10 per day, or at the door for $15.
St. Jude Dream Home
It’s almost time for the giveaway; buy a ticket now.
WHAT: The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house viewing, ticket purchase and drawing.
WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (viewing); June 23 (drawing).
WHERE: Carriagewood Estates subdivision, 8902 Rockway Drive.
INFORMATION: (800) 726-6409 or http://www.WBRZ.com.
DETAILS: Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased at area Citizens Bank and Trust and UPS Store locations or reserved by calling (800) 726-6409 or visiting http://www.dreamhome.org. A giveaway special will air June 23 on WBRZ-TV, Channel 2. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge and children locally and around the world.