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Happy month o' green! How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the kids without losing your mojo? (The college kegs-and-eggser force in you is strong!) Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club in Dublin is hosting a St. Patrick's Day four-mile run. Slap on your green gear and take the kids for a jog. The March 14 event is followed by a post-race concert where you can grab a beer and cheer Sláinte! Easton Town Center is also offering a Saturday shindig since the big day falls on a Tuesday. Hit up the shopping center's afternoon block party March 14 for beer, food and kid-friendly performances by Irish step dancers and bands.

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Go green in another manner and get a jump-start on spring cleaning with Fashion Forward for Charity. The new clothing donation program takes gently used designer clothes and donates 50 percent of net proceeds from your giveaway to a charity of your choice. Go to to sign up for your prepaid donation bag. And, because you're busy, schedule a free pickup on the site.

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Last month Boline Apothecary, an herbal remedies store, opened new doors in the heart of Clintonville at 15 W. Dunedin Road. As part of its expansion, the store started offering a members-only tonic club. Sign up to get first go at seasonal tonic drinks - natural formulas designed for overall wellness and liver health (you might need it after St. Patrick's Day) - and check out the apothecary's eco-friendly kid products, such as mineral- and plant-based sunscreens and Boo Boo Balm salve.

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Another new business you'll want on your radar is Dublin's LearningRx, a center that offers one-on-one coaching for brain and IQ improvement - think drug-free ADHD treatment - for kids and adults. Through cognitive-skills exercises, LearningRx's programs help improve thinking, learning, reading and memory. Check out for more information.