“Spotlight” column for April 29, 2013

Law Day

Help to honor extraordinary law enforcement officers.

WHAT: Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys Law Day.

WHEN: 11:45 a.m. Friday.

WHERE: Camelot Club, Chase Towers, Baton Rouge.

ADMISSION: $30.

INFORMATION/RSVP: Michelle.Bibbins@akerswisbar.com or (225) 767-1003.

DETAILS: Honorees will be Detective Gayton Montgomery, Baton Rouge Police Department, and Sgt. Angela Banta, EBRP Sheriff’s Office. There will also be a tribute to Cpl. Mickey Duncan.

Grandparents meet

Get information and support.

WHAT: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana and Other Relatives as Parents’ 15th annual conference.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge.

ADMISSION: Free.

INFORMATION: (225) 336-8700, ext. 412.

DETAILS: Theme for the event is “Education: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren — Where the Learning Begins.” Marlon Cousin, an SU graduate and coordinator of Title I for East Baton Rouge Parish schools, will speak at 9:30 a.m. Workshops on such topics as Internet safety, career choices for students, parent access and counseling for adolescents will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and repeated from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. A legal panel will be from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., and exhibit booths will be available from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

GFWC fundraiser

Enjoy an afternoon of “Fun, Food and Fashion” for a good cause.

WHAT: The GFWC Lagniappe Woman’s Club’s annual fundraiser.

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge.

ADMISSION: $40 each or a table for 10, $350.

INFORMATION/TICKETS: (225) 275-9993.

DETAILS: The afternoon will include a luncheon, fashion show with local firefighters escorting models in Coldwater Creek apparel, vendors, raffles and a silent auction. Comedian Harold Hall is the featured entertainment. Proceeds will go to the Baton Rouge General Medical Center Burn Center Pediatric Patient Program.

‘Safe Children’

Early childhood and school safety are the focus.

WHAT: 2013 Academic Distinction Fund’s Distinguished Speaker Series lecture, “Safe Children. Safe Classrooms. Safe Schools. — Making Safety a Priority in Early Childhood Environments.”

WHEN: 4 p.m., check-in; 4:30 p.m., presentation, Tuesday, May 7.

WHERE: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge.

ADMISSION: Free, but preregistration is requested.

INFORMATION/REGISTRATION: (225) 922-4560 or email info@adfbr.org.

DETAILS: Sonayia Shepherd, chief operating officer for Safe Havens International and an international safety expert, will speak. Safe Havens International is a safety center, focused on helping schools improve safety and emergency preparedness. A question-and-discussion period will follow the talk.