Events for March 2012

March 2–4
North Texas Irish Festival
Located in Fair Park, the 30th-annual North Texas Irish Festival is a three-day celebration of all things Irish. The festivities include live cooking demos, Gaelic sports, storytellers, a wine bar, Celtic musicians and more. Fair Park, 214.821.4173, $15–$20

March 3–April 8
Dallas Blooms

It’s time again for the much-anticipated Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum. This year marks the 28th anniversary of this floral festival which features 500,000 tulips, daffodils, irises and hyacinths, plus 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. This year’s Blooms will also showcase the “Small Houses of Great Artists” exhibit, created by Dallas-based builders and architects. 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $7–$12

March 6–18
Million Dollar Quartet
Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins comprise the dream team on whom this musical is based. Inspired by the 1956 Sun Records recording session in Memphis that brought these famous musicians together, “Million Dollar Quartet” features classic rock ‘n’ roll hits such as “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line” and “Hound Dog.” This show is fun for all ages. Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First, 214.565.1116, $20–$75

March 10
White Rock Local Market
The 2012 season kicks off with an “everything” market from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Shop this nonprofit, independent farmers market for local foods and more. The Green Spot, 702 N. Buckner

March 16–18
ArtScape
Featuring artists from across the country, Dallas Arboretum’s ArtScape is a three-day, juried fine art and craft show and sale. There will be entertainment throughout the gardens, art on display and fun for all ages. 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, $7–$12

March 17
St. Paddy’s Day
Dash Down Greenville
Beginning at 8 a.m. on St. Paddy’s Day, runners are invited to kick off the day-long celebration with a run down Greenville. This 5k day of fun includes live music, food and beverages, a parade, and a lot of green shirts. Register for $30 through March 7 at runproject.org. Lovers and Greenville, 214.821.0909, $30-$40

March 25
The Children’s Center 60th reunion
From noon to 5 p.m., former students of The Children’s Center and their families are invited to celebrate the preschool’s 60th anniversary. The 1950s-themed reunion and birthday party is come-and-go, and Burger House is donating 15 percent of the day’s proceeds to the school. Burger House, 6248 Mockingbird, 214.221.8992

March 31
Tietze Shred

The Friends of Tietze Park Foundation presents Tietze Shred from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This Tietze Park fundraiser encourages locals to bring boxes of old documents for shredding. Provided by Talon Shred, the shredding costs $7 for one standard banker’s box and $5 per additional box. All boxes are $5 for seniors. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Skillman Church of Christ’s Arms of Hope ministry. Skillman Church of Christ parking lot, 3014 Skillman, 214.212.4257, tietzeshred@sbcglobal.net

March 31
It’s My Park Day
From 8 a.m.–noon, the Dallas Park and Recreation Department invites Dallas residents to join together at local parks for a day of beautification. Here’s how it works: Choose your project, register as a volunteer by calling the Dallas park and rec department, and get ready to work. Deadline to register is March 19. Volunteers will be clearing litter and debris, removing graffiti, weeding, mulching and planting, and cleaning up creeks and shorelines. 214.670.8400, free


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