7 things to do in East Dallas in March

Greenville Avenue Patrick's Day Parade. Photo by Danny Fulgencio.
Greenville Avenue Patrick’s Day Parade. Photo by Danny Fulgencio.

March 11
St. Patty’s parade
Put on your best green shirt and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the way Dallas knows best. More than 125,000 people are expected to watch the rowdy procession wind down Greenville Avenue, where an impromptu festival always breaks out.
Greenville Avenue and Blackwell Street, dallasstpatricksparade.com, free

March 4
Mata auction
Vacation packages, jewelry and even student artwork will be up for auction at Mata Montessori PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year. Held from 6:30-10 p.m., “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” also includes dinner, drinks and dancing.
KayCee Hall, 10110 Shoreview Road, matamontessori.com, $45

March 12
Soul food
East Dallas’ Promise of Peace Community Garden will launch its Seed to Soul program and celebrate the creation of three new garden sites. Listen to live music, enjoy a four-course dinner and sip wine from Oak Cliff Cellars.
Parigi Restaurant, 3311 Oak Lawn Ave., promiseofpeace.us, $75

March 15
Nonfiction writing
Want to know what it takes to become a writer? Award-winning author Karen Blumenthal will review her work and discuss her writing process during “Telling True Stories: Adventures in Nonfiction for Young People and Adults” at 6 p.m.
Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth St., 214.670.1376, dallaslibrary2.org, free

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March 16
Eat, drink and be merry
Stroll through the Dallas Arboretum as you sample cuisine from 40 award-winning chefs during the Food and Wine Festival. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and offers American, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and South American dishes, as well as dessert.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615, dallasarboretum.org, $140-$195

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March 26
Woodrow rocks the Granda
For the fourth year, Woodrow’s high school band will take over the Granda for an afternoon of music from 4-6 p.m. The highlight will be a “Tribute to the Glen Miller Orchestra.” All proceeds benefit the Private Lession Scholarship Fund.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., woodrowwildcats.org/performing-arts/band, $20

March 30
Celebrate the lake
After running in the Celebration! White Rock Lake 5k or 10k, grab dinner and a drink from local vendors at Winfrey Point from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the race and block party will be used to renovate White Rock Lake Park.
Winfrey Point, 950 E. Lawther Drive, whiterockdallas.org, $20-$45


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