MEDIA: A family of leaders for KLRU. When President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, he said: "We dedicate this part of the airwaves to the enlightenment of the people." Thursday, one of his granddaughters, Catherine Robb, took the podium at a LBJ Presidential Library reception as the chairwoman of the board for KLRU. Complementing speeches by the TV station’s Bill Stotesbery and the library’s Mark Updegrove, Robb not only talked about her grandfather’s vision for what was then called "educational television," but also recounted how Lady Bird Johnson was often glued to public TV. "She had a crush on Jim Lehrer," Robb joked. "You knew not to interrupt her ‘dates’ with Lehrer." She also saluted her aunt — sometimes mistaken for her mother — Luci Baines Johnson for setting a positive example of leadership for yet another generation of her family. (Unfussy lawyer Robb is also enmeshed in countless good causes.)

CHARITY: Dressing to the nines for New Milestones. That Neil Diaz knows how to throw a party. The expert on event planning and public relations struck on a vintage theme for the New Milestones Foundation gala, staged Thursday at the Four Seasons Hotel. At first I was a bit confused. I saw a flapper from the 1920s, a party girl from the 1940s, a poodle skirter from the 1950s and some people who looked like they just left an Andy Warhol opening in the 1960s. Then I realized: It all works together as a sort of post-Halloween salute to decades past. Several speakers saluted David Evans, CEO of both New Milestones and Austin Travis County Integral Care, the which the foundation supports. (Evans was also a recent and very thoughtful profile subject for this column.)

SCHOOL: Upping the ante for American Youthworks. Music is the theme, naturally, for Help Clifford Help Kids, the informal gala named for late blues promoter and club owner Clifford Antone. The benefit for American Youthworks climaxes with a concert, this year headlined by Bob Schneider. Yet many other notes during the evening at ACL Live reflected the musical theme, including the prize packages auctioned off — in a dignified manner — as folks dug into dessert. These included hotel/concert packages, signed guitars, private entertainments and so forth, mostly tied to Austin musicians. It makes a nice break from the vacation homes, exotic trips or cases of old wine often on the auction block. (It’s not like I’m bidding, but I track the items.)

MUSIC: Next Austin fest to go: Fun Fun Fun. Reported by Joe Gross in Friday’s Statesman: "Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers James Moody and Graham Williams would like you to know that the watchwords for this year are bigger and funnier. (Those are the words: bigger and funnier. Not that the words themselves are larger and more humorous.) "We went really big on comedy this year," Williams says. "The stage is bigger, the acts are bigger." (Again, he means more popular, not fatter. Do not call Sarah Silverman fat. Seriously. Bad idea.) It’s the festival’s eighth year, and FFF is now well and firmly established in the pantheon of Austin music festivals alongside the ever-sprawling South By Southwest, the entrenched Austin City Limits Music Festival and the underground stalwart Chaos in Tejas. But both Williams and Moody note that the comedy stage has gotten a serious upgrade. http://shar.es/8a4uf(I’m skipping this one, but it looks like a blast.)

FOOD: Changes at Barley Swine. Reported by Matthew Odam in Friday’s Statesman: "One of Austin’s best restaurants is making some changes to the way it operates. Small-plate specialists Barley Swine is moving to a $50 prix-fixe menu. "When people come into Barley Swine, they typically order the entire menu," chef-owner Bryce Gilmore said. "We are making it a little easier for the guests and offering them a full menu to enjoy for a really great price. We always want the guest to have the full Barley Swine experience, and by letting the kitchen cook for you, they definitely will." The menu won’t be the only thing changing. The popular restaurant has featured communal dining (and bar seating) since it opened, and often long waits. But both of those things are being addressed. Barley Swine is eliminating some of the communal seats, to provide the opportunity for a more intimate dining experience, and reducing the number of total seats." http://shar.es/8a4iy(Odam does both food and film news this week in Austin360.)