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You might get lucky and trap a leprechaun or find gold at the end of a rainbow at one of these fun events happening this week. Whether looking to get close to nature, meet-up with friends at a gourmet food truck, or rock out to the hottest Irish band, this week has something for everyone.

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March 12th

The theatre will host a special screening of Billy Elliot at 7pm to celebrate the premiere of Billy Elliot the musical that is coming to the Pantages theatre on April 10th. Following the screening there will be a chat with cast member Kiril Kulish and Gregory Jbara. Tickets are available for $15 online or at the box office.

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March 14th

Get close to nature together as a family at the Environmental Nature Center. Families will be taken on a guided tour, to learn about the ages of plants and the various animals that live in the wild. Reservations are required by calling 949-645-8489. The walk will be from 2pm-3pm, and there is no cost for the event.

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Enjoy something different for dinner tonight by exploring some of Southern California’s most popular gourmet food trucks. The food trucks will be cooking up their best dishes for the public from 5:30-9:00pm. Parking and admission is free, and all the food is priced individually by the different food trucks.

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March 16th

Get into the Easter spirit with hands-on learning fun, crafts and interaction with live bunnies! Children can enjoy learning all about bunnies from the zookeepers at the OC Zoo. The event will be from 10am to 11am, and the cost is $5 per child. It is recommended for children ages 3-4 years old. Parking at the zoo is $3 per car. Phone registration is required by calling 714-973-6846.

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The Arboretum will be selling their best tomato and pepper plants to the public from March 16th-18th. Pick from the rarest species to the best back yard tomato plants all grown by the nursery staff and volunteers. There will be over 250 different varieties of tomato plants and 200 varieties of pepper plants. The event will be open to the public from 9am-4pm with free admission.

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Jerry Seinfeld will be bringing good laughs and humorous entertainment to LA on March 16th and 17th. The comedian will be hosting a two day event with show times at 7pm and 9:30pm. Ticket prices start at $59.00 per person and can be purchase online or by calling 800-982-2787.

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March 17th

Orange County’s hottest Irish band will be bringing the luck of the Irish to the Grove of Anaheim. The Irish celebration will start at 8pm with Citizen Joe kicking off the festivities. There will also be Irish dancers performing from the Claddagh Dance Company. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the best of the Irish in Orange County.

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The Citrus Grill at The Renaissance Club Sport is hosting a chic St. Patrick’s Day party on their intimate patio. Enjoy drinking green beer, and munching on appetizers while savoring the beautiful view of Orange County. There will be specials that include $10 green beer pitchers, $3 draft Bud Light, or any well drink for $5. Reservations are not required, and the party is open to ages 21 and up. The party starts at 6pm until 10pm, with childcare available for $8 per hour for each child.

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March 18th

Runners from around the Southland will be running around the streets of Los Angeles. Come join the fun by cheering on your favorite runners. There will be live entertainment and free shuttles. Registration is available online with prices starting at $155 per person.

Shelby is the author of Glitterful Felt Stories, where she writes about parenting, work-life balance, healthy eating, and life as a Mom. She is also a columnist for a local newspaper and various magazines. She has three little children under the age of nine, and lives in Orange County, California.