Spotlight for March 11, 2013

‘Printer Palooza’

Get into the swing of spring cleaning.

WHAT: “Printer Palooza,” a free recycling event for old, unused or broken printers.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

WHERE: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, 1400 Main St., Baton Rouge.

INFORMATION: (225) 379-3577.

DETAILS: Trained staff will unload printers at the CACRC warehouse and provide a donation voucher from the nonprofit. Regular printer processing fee is $3 per item.

Lunch lectures

Explore the culture and history of Louisiana.

WHAT: Lunchtime Lagniappe, a popular weekly series of lectures.

WHEN: Noon Wednesday.

WHERE: Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge.

INFORMATION: http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum.

DETAILS: Topic will be “Louisiana’s Contributions to Advancements in Medicine.” Curator Polly Rolman-Smith will bring the state’s medical history to life with artifacts and images from the Louisiana State Museum science and technology collections. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Bazaar

Shop and help a nonprofit.

WHAT: Littlest Angels Chapter, Threads of Love Bazaar.

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

WHERE: Ochsner Hospital lobby, 17000 Medical Center Drive, I-12 at O’Neal Lane.

INFORMATION: http://www.threadsoflove.org.

DETAILS: A variety of items will be offered for sale including heirloom christening bonnets, smocked dresses and bonnets, doll clothes, scarves, jewelry, pot holders and aprons. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit that provides tiny clothes to babies in the NICU and burial gowns for premature babies too tiny or sick to survive.

Heritage Lecture

Want to learn about Louisiana Gov. and Confederate Brigadier Gen. Henry Watkins Allen?

WHAT: Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s Heritage Lecture by historian Charlsa Moore.

WHEN: 6 p.m. reception hosted by Calandro’s Fine Wine and Cellars and 6:30 p.m. lecture Thursday.

WHERE: East Room of the Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge.

INFORMATION: (225) 387-2464.

DETAILS: The talk will cover Allen’s leadership roles as Louisiana’s 17th governor and as a Confederate brigadier general in the Civil War. The event is free to FHL members and $10 for guests.

Painting and Pinot

It’s a night of fun benefiting a good cause.

WHAT: Painting and Pinot, a fundraiser benefiting Cat Haven Inc.

WHEN: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: 7248 Perkins Road, Suite B, Baton Rouge.

INFORMATION: http://paintingnpinot.com.

DETAILS: The evening will include painting, food and wine. Cost is $35 per person. Proceeds will help Cat Haven work with the community to facilitate animal rescue/adoption and control through spay and neuter assistance.

Mad Hatters

It’s time for lunch and fashion.

WHAT: Baton Rouge Symphony League’s Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Fashion Show, “English Garden Affair.”

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 18.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave.

INFORMATION: (225) 383-0500, ext. 105.

DETAILS: The event will include a luncheon, fashion show, live and silent auctions, door prizes, the annual hat contest, Ned Fasullo and the Fabulous Big Band Orchestra and the Baton Rouge Symphony Youth Orchestra Quartet. Tickets are $65 per person.