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Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Events this week include the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Dinosaur Day, a really big Easter egg hunt, and more.

During the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, Reagan Fitzgerald from Derr, N.H., blows a horn.

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During the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, Reagan Fitzgerald blew a horn.

March 17

GET YOUR IRISH ON

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m. in Southie today from the corner of West Broadway and Dorchester Avenue. Let the marching, and (keep it responsible, please) chugging, begin. southbostonparade.org

March 18

AN AMERICAN CLASSIC

Mary Badham, the actress who at age 10 played Scout in 1962’s To Kill a Mockingbird, visits Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre tomorrow. After a 6 p.m. screening of the movie, Badham will discuss the making of the film and her lasting friendship with Gregory Peck, who played her character’s father, Atticus Finch. Tickets cost $5. 800-440-7654; moderntheatre.com

Gymnast Aly Raisman.

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Gymnast Aly Raisman.

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Can Needham’s Aly Raisman dominate the dance floor like she did the gymnastics floor at last year’s Olympics? Find out as the gold medalist joins the cast of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars tomorrow night at 8.

March 23

DEVOTED TO DINOS

Paleontologists share their latest discoveries and fossil-finding techniques as part of the Museum of Science’s Dinosaur Day. Dinosaur talks, films, and staffed activity carts are part of the lineup. Free with museum admission. 617-723-2500; mos.org

10,000 COLORFUL EGGS

Eggs filled with toys and hidden in Dorchester’s Pope John Paul II Park are the quarry for some 500 children and their family members at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Spring Egg Hunt. After the 11 a.m. hunt, head to Phillips Candy House at 2 p.m. for a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. 800-722-0905; phillipschocolate.com

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