“Spotlight” column for Jan. 14, 2013

‘Something Old...’

It’s all about old wedding traditions and new wedding trends.

WHAT: “Something Old, Something New” bridal show, hosted by Weddings by Allie and the Old Governor’s Mansion.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge.

INFO & ADMISSION: (225) 387-2464; $15 per person.

DETAILS: The evening will include a reproduction of a wedding, vendors unveiling new wedding trends, and cocktails and appetizers.

Cookie sale

It’s time for the Girl Scouts to sell their sweet treats.

WHAT: Girl Scouts Louisiana East Cookie Sale.

WHEN: Individual sale begins Friday with cookie booth sales March 1-17.

INFO: (225) 927-8946 or http://www.gsle.org.

DETAILS: Girl Scouts will be selling eight varieties of cookies around the community for $4 per box. Booth sales will begin March 1. For locations, visit the website.

Cinderella Project

Donate those prom dresses and wedding gowns.

WHAT: Cinderella Project and the YMCA of the Capital Area Winter Dress Drop-Off.

WHEN: Saturday through Jan. 27.

WHERE: Eight Baton Rouge area YMCA branches.

WHEN: Regular business hours.

INFO: http://www.cinderellaprojectla.org or (225) 439-9700.

DETAILS: Long and short dresses are being accepted. Donations should be dry cleaned and on hangers. The 2013 Dress Giveaway will be Saturday, March 9, at the Louisiana State Police Headquarters. High school students and brides in financial need of a dress are welcome to attend.

Krewe de Louisiane

Want to party and help a good cause?

WHAT: 26th annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Mardi Gras Ball.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 25.

WHERE: Baton Rouge River Center.

INFO: (225) 215-1248.

DETAILS: The krewe holds its annual ball as a fundraiser for Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. Membership in the krewe is necessary in order to attend the ball. New membership is $350, and renewal after the first year is $450. Members receive two tickets to the ball and two tickets to the Fall Coronation Social. Deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 24.