About Town for March 30, 2014

PROM NIGHT MAKEOVERS

WHAT: Free Prom Night Makeovers by Remington College Baton Rouge campus.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, April 3-4 and April 10-11.

WHERE: Remington College School of Cosmetology, 4520 Sherwood Forest Blvd.

APPOINTMENTS: Call (225) 291-4660.

DETAILS: Instructors and students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide local high school students headed to prom with free updos, manicures, pedicures and makeup; guys can get a haircut.

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

WHAT: Toss for Hope, corn-toss tournament fundraiser for The Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy.

WHEN: 3:30 TO 6:30 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 4.

WHERE: THE GREATER BATON ROUGE HOPE ACADEMY, 15333 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY.

REGISTRATION: TOSSFORHOPE.EVENTBRITE.COM.

DETAILS: TICKETS FOR TOURNAMENT TEAMS OF TWO PLAYERS EACH ARE $40 PER TEAM. FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE, ALONG WITH MUSIC AND RAFFLE PRIZES. THE PURPOSE OF THE TOURNAMENT IS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE SCHOOL AND TO SUPPORT DAY-TO-DAY MAINTENANCE EXPENSES, STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS. HOPE ACADEMY IS A K-12 SCHOOL THAT OFFERS EDUCATION AND RESOURCES TO STUDENTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL OR LEARNING DISABILITIES. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL, VISIT HOPEACADEMYBR.ORG/.

HISTORY WALKING TOURS

WHAT: The Capitol Park Walking Tour will provide a brief history of Fort San Carlos; war hero and President Zachary Taylor’s Baton Rouge home site; the Pentagon Barracks, LSU’s first Baton Rouge campus; the State Capitol; the State Capitol Annex; the Arsenal Museum and the Garrison Cemetery.

WHEN: Saturday, April 5. Tours begin at 9:15 a.m. and last 60-90 minutes.

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

DETAILS: Free and open to the public. Dress comfortably. During inclement weather, walks will be moved to the multipurpose room for an informative talk, including modern and historic images.

OLOL Retiree luncheon

WHAT: Our Lady of the Lake Retired Employees Association spring luncheon.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.

WHERE: Teppanyaki Hibachie Grill, Sushi and Buffet, 7677 Andrea Drive.

DETAILS: Cost is $10 per person plus drinks. RSVP by April 1 to (225) 664-8438.

Tiger town talk

WHAT: Clarke Cadzow will talk about the history and architecture of the North Gate area near LSU, known as Tiger Town.

WHEN: Noon, Tuesday, April 8.

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

TICKETS/REGISTRATION: $10; free for FHL members. Visit fhl.org or call (225) 387-2464.

DETAILS: A Lunch and Learn Lecture presented by The Foundation for Historical Louisiana. North Gate has been home to more than 450 businesses since the 1920s and continues to host many locally owned businesses, such as Cadzow’s own Highland Coffees. Cadzow also heads the North Gate Merchants Association and has researched the North Gate area’s history extensively. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch; complimentary beverages will be provided.

WOMEN’S COUNCIL

WHAT: 20th anniversary celebration of the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17.

WHERE: Louisiana State Archives Building, 3851 Essen Lane.

RESERVATIONS/INFO: Call (225) 302-8018, Ext. 1 or email member@wcgbr.com. For more information, visit wcgbr.com. Please RSVP by April 14.

DETAILS: Guest speaker will be Willie Johnson, the first president in 1994. The evening will include light hors de-oeuvres by sponsor Heirloom Cuisine.

MAKE-A-WISH DONATION

WHAT: Check What Matters program to benefit Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana.

INFORMATION: (504) 846-9474.

DETAILS: Check off on your tax form to donate a portion or all of your Louisiana income tax refund to the Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana. The money will help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.