Everyone has a little "spring" in their step, so let's get ready to explore March in the Susquehanna River Valley.

PPL Montour Preserve offers its annual dulcimer concert on March 17 that showcases this amazing Appalachian instrument in a mix of old-time, Celtic, Appalachian, contemporary and original music.

If live theatrical performances are your guilty pleasure, then you'll enjoy Bucknell's Weis Performing Arts Center's intense, multi-media, acrobatic performances of the Circa Contemporary Circus on Thursday, March 28. Susquehanna University offers the Chinese dance performance, combining martial arts and poetic rhythms, of Song of the Phoenix on Thursday, March 14. The Ned Smith Nature Center near Millersburg offers the silent cinematic masterpiece, "Metropolis," accompanied by live music, on Saturday, March 23.

And for those of us impacted by the horrible flood of 2011, you won't want to miss the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's world premiere and production of "Flood Stories, Too" from Thursday to March 17. It provides heartbreaking tales of destruction and survival in the exact words of witnesses to this record-breaking natural disaster.

Wine lovers will not want to miss The Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail's month-long "A Ticket to Good Taste and Adventure," where you can visit the 12 wineries along the trail to enjoy wine, food and entertainment.

History and heritage buffs will enjoy Commonwealth Charter Day, offering a free open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday where they can meet Joseph Priestley and learn more about his life.

Outdoor fun includes maple-sugaring through Sunday at PPL Montour Preserve, which also hosts a look at migratory birds on the lake (bring binoculars there may be some surprises) on Saturday, March 23, and a presentation on "California Birdin'" on Saturday, March 30.

R. B. Winter State Park offers its snowshoeing through Friday, a GPS Basics and Geocaching presentation on March 15 and 16, and the Eggs in Nature program on March 29.

For more information on these and other March events in the Susquehanna River Valley go to VisitCentralPA.org; sign up for our weekly e-newsletter; call us at 1-800-525-7320, or, stop by our Visitor Center on Route 15. Download our new mobile apps at VisitCentralPA.org/mobile.

(Andrew Miller is the executive director of the Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau.)