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

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.

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

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. Activities begin at 10 a.m.; the first of several age-divided egg hunts is at 10:30 a.m. Visit 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. Volunteers of all ages welcome. Visit to register.

The Consortium MMT will host producer and musician Martin Atkins as part of its 2016 speaker series on Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Talent Development Complex, 119 S. Main St., suite 111. Attendees must be 18 or older, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cost is free. Call 901-435-6509 for details.