Choose kilts or shorts for St. Patrick’s Day Run March 16
A hint o’ green will be making its way along the shore next week as the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Run kicks off Saturday, March 16 in Margate.
The 10-mile and 5K run, which benefits the Donny Fund and South Jersey Field of Dreams, will begin and end at the Martin Bloom Pavilion, 101 S. Huntington Ave.
Glassey said people may remember the race beginning at Maloney’s, the former landmark watering hole. Over the years the event has benefited various charities including the American Cancer Society.
The course begins and ends at the Margate Library and travels to the Ventnor boardwalk via Atlantic Avenue. Runners in the 10-mile race will take the boardwalk into Atlantic City and turn around at the Showboat Atlantic City Casino and Hotel, while the 5k turnaround is in Ventnor.
Last year 734 runners took part in the event, many of them in costume or in kilts, Glassey said.
Radio stations will play music along the course, and there will be a live bluegrass band and a DJ.
Long-sleeved T-shirts are available with preregistration.
The registration fee is $25 for regular participants and $20 for students before March 10 and $30 and $25 after. Register in advance by calling John Glassey at (609) 641-8666 or 7:30 a.m. the day of the event at the Bloom Pavilion.
St. Patrick's Day Craft 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. for ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants listen to a story and make a fun craft. Call (609) 641-1778.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Cardiff Memorial VFW Post 8098, 3029 Spruce Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 12 and under free. Call (609) 645-1395. Take outs available.
Ham and Cabbage Dinner 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Roberts-Johnson VFW Post 2189 on Bethel Road in Somers Point. Tickets are $15; proceeds benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 228 scholarship fund. Call (609) 926-1902 or (609) 927-0724.
St. Patrick's Day Craft 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 6500 Atlantic Ave. The program is suggested for ages 7 and older. Registration is required by March 11. Participants make a shamrock window decoration. Call (609) 823-4614.
Leprechaun Craft 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Hammonton branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road. The program is suggested for ages 5 and older. Registration is required. Call (609) 561-2264.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at VFW Post 8098, Spruce Avenue, Egg Harbor Township. Admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple; free for children under 12. Live music by Chance. Tickets can be purchased at door or by calling (609) 645-1395. Takeout will be available. Green attire suggested.
Free St. Patrick's Day Lighthouse Climb 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at the Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhone Island Ave., Atlantic City. Those celebrating the day by wearing something green will be treated to a free climb to see the 360-degree view of Atlantic City. (Leaving a little green behind in the donation jar is OK too.) Call (609) 449-1360 or see www.abseconlighthouse.org
Irish Wreath Craft 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Participants will put together a cheerful Irish-inspired welcome wreath using fabric paint markers and fabric with shamrocks. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.
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