Today’s picks for civic nerds. 

Map of Parade Path. Photo via Irish Heritage Club of Seattle.

For Saturday:

St. Patty's Parade

Whether the St. Patrick's Day Dash or a pub crawl are on your agenda, make a pit stop to see the 4,000 marchers downtown celebrating Irish heritage.  

Seattle's 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sat March 16, 12:30pm, Fourth and Jefferson, Downtown, free.

Edible Plants

Choose from locally grown veggies, herbs, fruit trees, seeds, and even edible flowers for a beautiful garden this spring and summer. Get there early; popular plants tend to go fast. 

Tilth Edible Plant Sale, Sat March 16, 9–3pm, Pacific Market Center Parking Garage, 6100 Fourth Ave, Seattle, free.

For Friday:

Stop the Sugar-Coating

It's no secret that Americans love eating sugar, salt, and fat (unless you're one of the brave currently abstaining for Lent). Learn how companies use those ingredients to lure consumers in and keep them hooked. Michael Moss, the author of Salt Sugar Fat, shares their secrets and what to do about it.

How the Food Industry Hooked Us on Salt, Sugar and Fat, Fri March 15, 7–9:30, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $5. 

And for Today:

Tips for Successful Students

Dr. Denise Pope is an award-winning author and a senior lecturer at Stanford University, so she knows a thing or two about successful study habits. She'll suggest strategies to lower stress at home while working toward college.

Dr. Denise Pope: The Resilient Student, Thu Mar 14, 7–8:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $20–$25.

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