About Town for Feb. 2, 2014

Prom dress donations

WHAT: Collection of prom dresses for the Cinderella Project.

WHEN & WHERE: Through Monday at Head Over Heels, 7580 Corporate Blvd.; Feb. 15-March 1 at Apricot Lane, 7543 Jefferson Highway and in the Mall of Louisiana; March 10-14 at LSU Office of Greek Life, 472 LSU Student Union. Also, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the permanent donation drop-off location, Appletree Storage, 10560 Perkins Road.

DONATION GUIDELINES: Prom dresses must be age-appropriate and suitable for a high school student to wear to a spring formal; must be in style and in excellent condition (from 2009 to the present); must be prom dresses, formal gowns or fancy party dresses (long or short); must be on hangers and dry-cleaned.

INFORMATION: Visit cinderellaprojectla.org.

DETAILS: The Cinderella Project collects donated evening gowns and provides them to high school students who cannot otherwise afford them.

Grants workshop

WHAT: Grantsmanship Training Program, a five-day workshop to explore the application process.

WHEN: Feb. 10-14.

WHERE: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, 3772 North Blvd.

REGISTRATION: (800) 421-9512 or (213) 482-9860, tgci.com.

INFORMATION: Call Barbara Auten at (225) 334-7494.

COST: $895. Class is limited to 30. Some scholarships are available.

DETAILS: Designed to help members of the nonprofit community and government agencies decipher the intricacies of the grant-seeking process. The workshop covers all aspects of searching for grants, writing proposals and negotiating with funding sources.

All Black Affair

WHAT: All Black Affair business social.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 12.

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

TICKETS & INFO: $100; allblackaffair.co.

DETAILS: The black-tie event is to celebrate business in Louisiana, with entrepreneurs, business owners and speakers, along with tastes from one of the top chefs in the country. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the local chapter of the Salvation Army.

Heritage lecture

WHAT: Author Michael Henderson will speak about his book, “Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation.”

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Reception begins at 6 p.m.

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

ADMISSION: $10; free for Foundation for Historical Louisiana members.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: Visit fhl.org or call (225) 387-2464.

DETAILS: Henderson’s talk is the FHL monthly Heritage Lecture. He will discuss the intricate social structure of Louisiana in the French and Spanish colonial periods. He will explain the tools he used to prove his unique creole history. Henderson is a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander.