In case you haven’t glanced at your calendar lately, St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us and whether you are Irish or not, the big green doings this weekend are the Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Haven on Sunday.
On Thursday, plan to see lots of red at the Hartford Marriott Downtown where the annual “Go Red For Women” program is going on. Sponsored by the American Heart Assn., the day includes workshops, health screenings, silent auctions, lunch and keynote speakers including professor, author and humorist, Gina Barreca.
Looking for tips on hosting a dinner party, setting a table, making a proper bed, serving high tea with that silver set? Mark Twain House and Museum has the answers for you Thursday at it program “At Your Service.” The free program features Charles MacPherson, founder of the only licensed butler academy in North America. Prompted in part by the award-winning movie “The Butler,” the program is being held in conjunction with the new “At Your Service” exhibit opening at the museum. MacPherson will be signing copies of his book, “The Butler Speaks.” The event begins at 7 p.m. and reservations are suggested.
Information: 860- 280-3130 or marktwainhouse.org.
On March 14, My Sisters’ Place, a Hartford non-profit providing assistance to women in need, will hold its annual gala at the Hartford Marriott Downtown beginning at 6 p.m. Bank of America president Kevin Cunningham is event chair.
It’s just a week or so till spring officially arrives and what better way to get in the mood than to head over to the Connecticut Convention Center for the Connecticut Golf Show opening March 14 and continues to March 16. The show features golf retailers and exhibitors, an indoor driving range, free golf classes and a 19th hole lounge.
On Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, new Archbishop Leonard P. Blair and the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools will host the annual Archbishop’s Saint Patrick’s Day Breakfast at the Connecticut Convention Center. The fundraiser, benefiting Catholic schools in Connecticut, will feature Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans as guest speaker.