Two events will mark St. Patrick's Day in La Jolla

Mary, Star-of-the-Sea Church

will host its second

St. Patrick’s Day celebration

, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at 7725 Girard Ave. The event includes a corned beef and cabbage dinner, music from Highland Way, and a performance by the Rose Ritchie Academy of Irish Dance (with some audience participation). Dinner is $30, but those who wish to come for the band and a beer may arrive after 7 p.m. Tickets for the band only are $10. For reservations, call (858) 414- 8281 or (858) 454-0349.

■ The

35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose

, with members of the public reading from their favorite selections by James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Fingal O’Flaherty Wills Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Edmund Burke, Sean O’Casey et al., is set for 7 p.m. (until it ends) Monday, March 17 at

D.G.Wills Books

, 7461 Girard Ave. La Jolla. Messrs. Guinness and Harp will officiate the proceedings. Free admission. (858) 456-1800. dgwillsbooks.com

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