1. Cornell's: Corned Beef and Cabbage all day. And y'know, if you have to have cabbage, this is the place! Besides the excellent food, Cornell's has a welcoming atmosphere, beers from all over the world. Hand your keys to the designated driver, start with Killian's, have a shot of Jameson's and finish off with a black and tan.
2. The Boston Flower and Garden Show: More green than anywhere else in New England until April.
3. Hi-fiving the Hopkinton High School girls and boys basketball teams: They probably don't feel too good about the semifinals results but they gave it their best and won an h-e-double-hockey-sticks of a lot more than they lost, plus took their divisional championships. Way to go Hillers! In Gaelic, Comhghairdeas Hillers! (Covarjass.)
4. In Boston, but at a bar, not the flower show. Cead mile failte. (Kaed meela fault-yih.) A hundred thousand welcomes (and once again, a sober driver.) St. Patrick's Day in Boston is definitely not for the faint of heart. No matter where you drink, start out with the fine food and sassy waitstaff at Durgin Park restaurant.
5. At Hopkinton's Golden Pond Assisted Living Facility: The old folks have more wild times than anybody. St. Patrick's Day is Golden Pond's favorite March holiday! Festivities include Irish music and Irish step dancing. Call 508-435-1250.