Mardi Gras 2016 is now history and today Lent begins. While the social season typically slows down during this period, there are some events on our calendar. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon takes place Friday at the River Center. On Saturday, the Jump Start Your Heart Gala will be happening at the Renaissance. On Feb. 16, Big Buddy’s annual Burger Bash, sponsored by the Catholic High Key Club and Catholic High Men’s Club gets underway at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

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