The Red Lyon Tavern, 944 Mass., will host a dart tournament and chili cook-off today as local St. Patrick's Day festivities ramp up.
Registration for the dart tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. with tip-off at 1 p.m.
The chili cook-off also is set for today. All entries are welcome. Cook-off participants should have their chili ready by 2 p.m. for judging. The dart tourney fee, which includes unlimited chili, is $10 per player. The general fee for unlimited chili is $5.
The festivities continue Sunday with the sixth annual Irish Pub Quiz, which will benefit the Social Service League of Douglas County and the County Fair Swim Club. Team registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. at Zig and Mac's, 1540 Wakarusa Drive. Organizers suggest a tax-deductible donation of $100 per team.
And on Feb. 23, organizers plan a benefit auction. The catered event will be at Spring Hill Suites, Sixth and New Hampshire streets. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., followed by a silent auction at 6 p.m. and a live auction at 7 p.m.
For more upcoming St. Patrick's Day events, visit http://lawrencestpatricksdayparade.com.