St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, which means green as far as the eye can see.

To kick things off, The Dallas St. Patrick’s Day parade sloshes its way down Greenville Avenue this Saturday. Is it technically in Lake Highlands? Barely. Is it important enough to make this list? You bet.

There are many parties and concerts happening after the St. Patrick’s Day parade, but the official after party boasts Guinness, Irish whiskey, corned beef and a U2 cover band. There will be Irish dancers and bagpipers throughout the day. It doesn’t get more Irish than that.

Going green? Realtor Beth Johnson wants to help you live better, save money and increase the value of your home. Stop by Treehouse Saturday at 11 a.m. for a free one-hour presentation and Q-and-A about ways to make your home greener and more cost-effective.

Got a green thumb? Want to save some green?  Dallas County Master Gardeners is hosting a free event Saturday to teach you how to plant vegetables in small spaces, what vegetables grow best in North Dallas and when you should plant them. Not only is planting a garden fun, but it also can save you a pot of gold at the grocery store.

I don’t have a St. Patrick’s Day pun for this … If you didn’t make it on this season of American Idol, you can still perfect your musical talents at a songwriting workshop hosted by Sally Barris, a singer-songwriter who writes for A-list country singers. If songwriting isn’t your forte, you can still catch Sally Barris performing at Uncle Calvin’s.

For those looking for a more wholesome way to spend St. Patrick’s Day, Lifestyle of Worship presents the stage production “It Takes A Backbone,” featuring evangelist Donna Gordon. The production will be held at Dallas Children’s Theater, but to purchase tickets online use this link.