March is the month of “green” festivities when the island goes wild for St Patrick’s Day.

The patron saint of Ireland is first celebrated with the Irish Jog on Friday, March 15, a social 5K event which doubles as a fundraiser for the Alex Panton Foundation.

Held in the aesthetically pleasing Britannia Green Space, the Butterfield Bank and Dart-sponsored jog follows a winding path through the short grass where people can go at their own pace.

Participants can really get into the spirit by wearing green accessories, such as festive hats. In fact, there will be pieces of fun-wear up for grabs if you are so inclined to don something.

Register at the 2nd floor reception in Butterfield Place on Albert Panton St. from March 7 to 8 and March 11 to 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., online at, or on the day at the venue from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. You can also make a cash donation on any of the registration days or make a deposit at any of the Butterfield banking center locations.

Also that day, The Kitchen will be hosting a whiskey dinner for 40 people, starting at 7 p.m., while in Fidel’s Pub, there will be a karaoke fundraiser for the Rugby Club. One hundred percent of the ticket sales will go to the club.

On Saturday, sports fans can head to Fidel’s to watch the Six Nations Rugby. Music lovers should pop next door to The Kitchen for live music from Irish musicians Darren Brereton, David Dunne and Tommy Keane from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 2 p.m. they will move to the outside stage where a satellite bar, prize wheel and face painter are waiting.

The weekend finishes up on Sunday with a brunch in The Kitchen and Fidel’s will be giving out free Caesars/Bloody Marys to anyone who collected a “Hair of the Dog” card from the day before. Sláinte!