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In March we celebrate many things, not the least of which is the end of winter! Did you know that March was once considered the first month of the year? Long ago, January and February were thought of in such a negative light that they were just collectively referred to as “winter” and didn’t even earn a place on the calendar!

Well, after the bitterly cold days we’ve had this winter that disrupted routines for so many people, coupled with the seemingly unending dark gray days that have turned feeling “cozy” into “confined,” we can hope that sunny days will be here again soon. The Vernal Equinox is on the near horizon (March 20, at 11:15 a.m. CDT to be exact), and will give us a near 50-50 split of day and night. And with Daylight Savings Time starting earlier than ever this year, on March 11, we can look forward to enjoying a few additional weeks that make the most of natural daylight.

Thinking about ways to spend your time? 

Well, for starters there are several colorful events to consider, like the Think Pink Luncheon, an event sponsored by the Memphis Area Alumnae of Zeta Tau Alpha to support and raise funds benefiting breast cancer education and awareness, and the Red Shoe Gala benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities, both which will take place on March 3. On March 17, some of our streets will turn into virtual seas of green as participants in the Cooper-Young St. Patrick’s Parade make their way down Cooper Street, starting at 10 a.m., and the 45th annual Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Parade takes place on Beale Street, beginning at 3 p.m. The Blue Pump Gala, will take place March 22 as a fundraiser hosted by the Memphis-area Society of Female Transportation Professionals to provide scholarships to women pursuing college degrees in transportation and logistics. 

March also puts sports in the spotlight, with the University of Memphis Tigers ending their regular season with games at the FedExForum on March 1 and March 4. Additionally, Memphis Inner-City Rugby will host its inaugural fundraiser on March 16 at the University Club.

So, join us as we look forward to transitioning into Spring and sunnier days ahead!


Emily Adams Keplinger