The Force was with Felipe Carino on Saturday. The Pacifica resident was honored at San Jose's Tech Museum as the 3 millionth overall visitor to "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination," the traveling exhibition that features models, props and costumes from the legendary movie saga.

Carino, who was visiting the museum with his family, received two four-day tickets to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim next April, a limited edition collectible figure, a copy of the exhibition's souvenir book and a membership to the Tech. You'd think he would have gotten a light saber or at least an Ewok.

If you were wondering, more than 100,000 people have visited the exhibit at the Tech since it opened in mid-October. But there'll probably be quite a few more visitors before the show closes March 23, since this is the tour's final stop and the exhibition will be retired when it's done.

RONSTADT RETURNS: It's always special when Linda Ronstadt comes to San Jose, but the Grammy winner's appearance at San Jose State this Wednesday should be pretty extraordinary.

Sociology Professor Maria Luisa Alaniz and Maribel Martinez, director of the Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, will join Ronstadt for a conversation on stage at the Morris Dailey Auditorium. While Ronstadt no longer performs because of her battle with Parkinson's disease, musical guests like Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de SJSU will perform.

The event starts at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5. There's no charge for admission, but a $5 donation for students and $10 donation for the general public is requested.

PASS THE PI: Is there any day better suited to Silicon Valley than Pi Day? The annual celebration of mathematics onFriday -- that's 3.14 for the math-challenged -- indulges our love for not only numbers but baked goods.

Among the Pi Day celebrations: The Children's Discovery Museum in downtown San Jose will put a math spin on its Family Night at the Museum. Slices of pie -- the pizza and baked fruit varieties -- will be on sale -- for $3.14, of course. Go to www.cdm.org/familynight for details.

And Patxi's Pizza, which has locations in San Jose, Palo Alto and Campbell, will be treating its Facebook fans to its signature lunch special to go for $3.14 (If you do the math, that's a great deal for a slice, a salad and a soft drink.)

Personally, I can't wait until Pi Day rolls around next year for 3/14/15. That's gonna be wild. I mean, for us.

Contact Sal Pizarro at spizarro@mercurynews.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/spizarro.