Happy St. Patrick's Day! Once you’ve recovered from all the green beer, get back on the feel-good train with of these local events.
Pause for paws: The 10th annual Give Paws  is a culinary experience with a cocktail and appetizer hour, a five-course meal, and desserts prepared by the creative forces behind Denver favorites like Linger, Steuben's, Old Major, D Bar, TAG, Fruition, Sugarmill, and more. Proceeds go to the Dumb Friends League , a local animal shelter. Tue, 5:30 p.m.; The Infinite Monkey Theorem .
Feed your heart: Sample small plates from local restaurants like Mizuna, Table 6, and Jezebel's, and then vote for your favorites. The event will benefit The Adoption Exchange , which connects children in foster care with families who want to adopt. Thu, 6 p.m.; Grand Hyatt Denver.
Get outdoors: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado  will help clean up Bohn Park 's flood damage. This park along the St. Vrain river experienced severe damage after last September's floods, including a great deal of debris that needs to be removed. If you were wondering, it'll be in the 50s on Saturday—so spend the day outside. Sat, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bohn Park, Lyons .
Support art with your appetite: Dine & D'art  will celebrate the 40th anniversary of ArtReach , a nonprofit organization that works to bring arts and culture to everyone. There will be cocktails, dinner, music, artwork, a live auction, and an after party. Sat, 6:30 p.m.; Wings Over the Rockies .
—Image courtesy of Krzysztof Walder