“Spotlight” column for Jan. 7, 2013

Tree recycling

Time to take down that Christmas tree.

WHAT: Christmas tree recycling program.

WHEN: Monday through Jan. 20, curbside; through Jan. 28, drop-off.

WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish excluding Baker and Zachary, curbside; BREC parks (Independence, 7500 Independence Blvd.; Highland Road, 14024 Highland Road; Kathy Drive, enter off Oneal Lane by Team Toyota; and Flannery Road, 801 S. Flannery); Pecue Wood Recycling Facility, 9455 Pecue Lane; and LSU, Skip Bertman Drive (lot across from the Vet School), drop-off sites.

INFORMATION: (225) 389-5194 or http://www.brgov.com/recycle.

DETAILS: Remove the stand, decorations and lights. Do not put the tree in a disposal bag. All trees collected in the program are mulched or composted. Sponsors are the EBRP Recycling Office, the EBRP Department of Public Works, Allied Waste, The Recycling Foundation, Natural Resources Recovery Inc., BREC and LSU.

Electronics recycling

What should you do with those old laptops, printers, cellphones, iPods and iPads?

WHAT: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council and WBRZ-TV’s “Recycle Your Electronics Day.”

WHEN: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: In front of Conn’s Appliances & Electronics (Siegen Lane), the event’s corporate sponsor.

INFORMATION: http://www.WBRZ.com; (225) 379-3577.

DETAILS: The CACRC will collect computer hardware, computer accessories, networking equipment, processors, circuit boards, telephones, telephone systems, cellphones/bag phones, pagers, fax machines, security systems, stereos, mp3 players, DVD and VHS players, printers, toner, ink jet cartridges and more. The following items will not be collected: televisions of any type, appliances, furniture and copiers.

Laurel St. Palooza

Come celebrate the arts at this street party.

WHAT: Laurel Street Palooza.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Downtown Baton Rouge at 427 Laurel St. at the Arts Council and in the Chase Bank Building.

INFORMATION: (225) 344-8558 or http://www.artsbr.org.

DETAILS: The street party to benefit the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will celebrate the arts with bands and entertainment, a silent auction, and food and spirits. Reigning over the event will be King Palooza Cary Saurage and Queen Palooza Ann Connelly. Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $45 per person at the door.

MLK Day of Service

Here’s an opportunity to lend a hand.

WHAT: 2013 MLK Day of Service.

WHEN: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21.

WHERE: Living Faith Christian Center, 6375 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge, headquarters.

INFORMATION: (225) 335-1521 or (225) 250-3830.

DETAILS: Volunteers are being sought for the second annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, hosted by the Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Projects will focus on building and strengthening partnerships with residents, community organizations and community leaders in the 70805 zip code. Volunteers will help with landscaping, painting, removal of debris and other minor renovations. Register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4192736588/eac2#