Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center will host contemporary dance ensemble Hubbard Street 2 Dance Chicago on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.

Memphis Irish Society will host a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cooper-Young on Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. The route starts at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St., and travels north to Memphis Made Brewing, 768 S. Cooper St. Visit memphisirish.com.

Central Defense Security will host a recruitment event Thursday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Workforce Investment Network center, 480 Beale St. The company is filling part- and full-time unarmed security guard positions in Shelby and DeSoto counties. Call 901-473-6385.

SCORE Memphis will host a business essentials workshop titled “Introduction to Crowdfunding” Thursday, March 17, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., third floor. Cost is free; pre-registration required. Visit scorememphis.org.

Rhodes College Communities in Conversation series will host Stephen V. Ash, author of “A Massacre in Memphis: The Bloody Race Riot of 1866,” for a lecture Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of Rhodes’ Bryan Campus Life Center, 2000 North Parkway. Cost is free. Visit facebook.com/Communities.in.Conversation for details.

Young Women Philanthropists will host the Modern Day Woman’s Conference on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19. Events include a Friday mixer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Joseph, 418 S. Grove Park Road, and a Saturday conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women Garrett Auditorium, 6027 Humphreys Blvd. Tickets are $50 and include both events. Visit ywpmemphis.com for details.

City of Germantown will host its After-Dark Easter Egg Hunt for ages 9-12 on Friday, March 18, with games at 7:15 p.m. and egg hunts at 8 p.m. in Cameron Brown Park, 8628 Farmington Blvd. The Easter Extravaganza for children 8 and younger is Saturday, March 19, in the same location. Visit germantown-tn.gov for a schedule.

Wolf River Conservancy will host its 11th annual tree planting on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at Shelby Farms Park, 500 N. Pine Lake Drive. Volunteers will create a butterfly habitat by planting redbud trees and butterfly-attracting plants. All ages welcome. Visit wolfriver.org/annual-tree-planting to register.