Several Events Planned This Weekend, March 16-17

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TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – A number of events are planned this weekend.  Some center on St. Patrick’s Day, others are for fitness and much more.

Here are some of the events happening Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17.  Click the links for additional information.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade:  The 36th Annual Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade, presented by Straight To Ale, starts at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Huntsville.  The parade is free and everyone is welcome.  More details here.

Heart Walk: The 2013 North Alabama Heart Walk is Saturday at 8 a.m. at Bridge Street Town Centre.  The event begins at the Westin.  The Heart Walk raises awareness and money to fight cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of Americans.  Read more.

Whimsical Woods: Come experience Burritt Museum’s special new addition, The Whimsical Woods! The woods open March 16 and are filled with characters from nursery rhymes, Grimm’s Fairy Tales and other classic stories of the 1800s.  WHNT News 19 is a proud sponsor.  Read more.

Weatherly Roadrunner 5K: Weatherly Heights Elementary will host the first Roadrunner 5K on Saturday, March 16.  The race begins at 9 a.m. sharp in front of the school and takes a 3.1 mile trek through southeast Huntsville.  Read more details.

4th Annual Dogwoods and Dog Trot: Saturday at the John Hunt Park cross country course. The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. (humans only) followed by a half-mile walk for humans and dogs at 9 a.m.  The race is $30 for dog and owner; each additional dog is $5. This is a fundraiser for Therapy Partners.  More information here.

Limestone County Home & Garden Show: Saturday and Sunday at the Limestone County Event Center.  Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, Mar – Noon to 4:00 p.m.  More details here.

Check out more events on our Community Calendar! You can search by city.

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