Here are the 2008 Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade events.
¢ Doors for the 2008 Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Charity Benefit Auction open at 5:30 p.m. today at the Spring Hill Suites, One Riverfront Plaza. Silent auction bidding begins at 6 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. For more information or for reservations, call 749-6677.
¢ Registration for The Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Johnny's Tavern, 410 N. Second St. The race begins at 8 a.m. on the Kansas River levee behind Johnny's Tavern.
¢ Registration for the Luck-of-the-Irish Poker Run begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. The ride out is at noon. Motorcyclists will travel to Helen's Hilltop in Tonganoxie, Sandy's Kick Start in Oskaloosa, Perry Pub in Perry and the Jet Lag in Lawrence.
¢ The St. Patrick's Day Queen Coronation is 7 p.m. March 9 at the Pink Flamingo Club, 501 N. Ninth St.
¢ The 21st annual St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 1 p.m. March 17, at South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.