DUBLIN -- Organizers of the St. Patrick's Day festival are taking reservations for some of the events being held March 15 through 17.

Tickets for the annual Green and White dinner and dance gala, held 6 p.m. March 15 at the Dublin Senior Center, will be sold only in advance. For details, call Carol Satterthwaite at 925-829-3657. Tickets are $60 each for the gala, which welcomes guests from Dublin's sister city, Bray, Ireland.

Registration for the Shamrock 5K fun run and walk, held 8:30 a.m. March 17, is available online at www.active.com. The deadline to enter is March 13. The price is $25 per participant or $60 for a family of three. For details, call 925-556-4500.

Dublin also may have more space for more participants in its parade, to be held 9:30 a.m. March 16, and for craft booths that will be open March 16 and 17. Call 925-556-4500 or visit www.DublinStPats.com for information.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff