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Today marks the first games of this year’s March Madness NCAA college basketball tournament. Get those brackets filled out!

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day!!!!! — and if you can’t find corned beef and cabbage and green beer today, you’re not trying. We hear the Reuben sandwiches are going fast, too.

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There’s still plenty of time to jump into the St. Patrick’s Day madness. Because the greenest of all the holidays falls on a Sunday this year, the partying started Friday and continues through today with these events:

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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside kicks off its annual Jazz Week celebration Monday with Adam Nussbaum’s “Leadbelly Project.”

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day Eve and that means the Kenosha Area Pipes and Drums Association — a bagpipe band made up of Kenosha-area firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies — kicks off its annual “St. Patty’s Day Kenosha Krawl.” Today’s Krawl starts with a 10 a.m. memorial service in…

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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Noon Concert Series continues today with the UW-Parkside Choirs. The free performance is noon in Bedford Concert Hall.

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Have a slice of apple, peach or blueberry pie today. Yes, it’s Pi Day. Enjoy! Pi is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 because pi = 3.1415926535 … if you can go further than that, we will buy you a slice!

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The Wilmot High School production of “Cinderella” opens Friday night with a cast and crew of more than 40 students.

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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Wind Ensemble and Community Band are performing a program tonight that celebrates two anniversaries: the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 and the 150th memorial of the death of composer Hector Berlioz.

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You wouldn’t think a show about toilets — and the lack of access to those facilities — would be a big deal.

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“Shrek The Musical” — a stage show based on the beloved animated films — stars the familiar characters: the green ogre Shrek, Princess Fiona, the wise-cracking Donkey and the evil Lord Farquaad. They all inhabit the fairy-tale world of the “Shrek” stories.

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The Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., is hosting a “Museum Munchkins” program from 9:30 to 10 this morning. Today’s theme: our favorite bird, the blue jay. This is a free program, open to preschoolers with an adult. For more information, call 262-653-4140.

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It’s Plant a Flower Day. Although it’s still early to be planting outside, you can do some indoor planting or go to an area garden center and start dreaming.

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Wait! Before you go anywhere today, make sure you moved your clocks ahead one hour. Daylight saving time started at 2 a.m. this morning; we wouldn’t want you showing up for church an hour late!

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The Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol hosts Maple Syrup Hikes at Petrifying Springs County Park today at 11 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. Meet at Pavilion No. 6. Admission is free.

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The spring musical at St. Joseph Catholic Academy — the hit Broadway musical “Shrek The Musical” — continues at the school’s Upper Campus, 2401 69th St.

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Every year for the past quarter century or so, Racine downtown and river-north bars and venues get together to throw a big “beer party with music for food” as the original committee members liked to call Thoughts For Food.

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Fans of Steely Dan will be reelin’ in the years — and dancin’ in the aisles — when Madison-based Steely Dane takes the stage Friday night in Kenosha.

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Kai Andersen hosts the “Tipsy Tuesday Open Mic” tonight at Fusion in downtown Kenosha, 5014 Seventh Ave. 8 p.m. Admission is free. www.kenoshafusion.com.

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”From Curiosity to Science” — a new permanent exhibit — opens today on the second floor of the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave. The exhibit offers visitors the chance to “take a journey of discovery from the 1600s through modern museum displays.” Highlights include specimens from aroun…

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Another Oscar Night, another story packed with fearless (foolish?) predictions by Kenosha News staffers Elizabeth “Tell Me Again Why There’s No Host?” Snyder and Dave “I Don’t Remember Who Won Last Year” Walter:

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Featured display case, Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. The display case in the library’s lobby will have a display inspired by “Into the Beautiful North.” Through March.

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“My Barking Dog” — a drama by Eric Coble — will be performed twice today: 2 p.m. at Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St., and 7 p.m. in Studio A at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In the story, two recluses watch their lives take a sharp turn when a coyote starts showing up at their fi…

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The 1963 Neil Simon comedy “Barefoot in the Park” — about newlywed couple Corie and Paul Bratter and their tiny apartment in New York City — opens tonight in the Studio Theater at Bradford High School. Performances are 7:30 tonight, Friday and Saturday nights at Bradford, 3700 Washington Roa…