Leprechaun Catchers

Friday, March 16, McKinley Park, 3:30 p.m., no cover

photo courtesy of leo kowal

Screw Valentine’s Day and the heart-shaped candy it rode in on. Growing up, my favorite holiday to celebrate at school was St. Patrick’s Day. Why? Because it was the time of year when my mom and I would put our heads together to design and build a trap for the mythical creatures of Ireland (who, selfishly, wanted to pry gold from the paws of second-graders). If you didn’t grow up with this tradition, start it for your kids this year! The library will provide materials, you bring your family and imagination. 601 Alhambra Boulevard, www.saclibrary.org/events.