Four Leaf Clovers, Leprechauns, a Pot of Gold, the Color Green. Yes, we are talking St. Patrick's Day in Appleseed Country this year! We have tons o' fun gong on. Check out some of the events below.
How about Five Days of festivities? Friday the 13th to Tuesday the 17th, it's Gardner Ale House's Five Days of St. Patrick. Corned Beef Melt, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Steak & Stout Pie, Irish Whiskeys, Irish Coffee, Long Ireland, Irish Brunch Buffet from 9am-1pm. For more information, visit www.gardnerale.com.
Have you ever seen Irish dancing? It's pretty unique. On Thursday, March 12th at 6 p.m. check out the Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish American Step Dancers at the Gardner Museum, 26 Pearl St., Gardner. Reception at 6, program at 7. Admission $3. Limited seating; call 978-632-3277 to reserve.
On Saturday March 14 it's the 39th Annual Leprechaun Parade and Convention, Clinton MA. Pipers, dancers, raffles, live Irish rebel music, corned beef and cabbage dinner, and a bit of libation. The parade steps off at noon from the Elks Lodge on School Street so get there early for proper nourishment. After a wee-bit of a march, the Convention convenes at 12:30pm. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TheWeePeople.
And where is all that corned beef? On Saturday the 14th from 4pm-8pm, it's the St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance at the Fitchburg Senior Center, 14 Wallace Ave. Traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner catered by Sean Patrick's. Dinner will be buffet style from 4-7. $15 tickets available at city hall and the senior center and must be purchased by March 6th. Music provided by the Sons of Blarney. Cash bar and raffles. Take out available. And on Sunday the 15th from 3pm-5pm, it's The British American Club Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner, 1 Simond Road, Fitchburg. Open to the Public. Eat-in or Take-outs available. $9.00 per person. Some other great dinner options include Sean Patrick's Restaurant in Lunenburg and The Old Timer Irish Restaurant in Clinton.
And how about some music? Séamus Pender and Eileen Moore Quinn will be playing at McNally’s Grille in Westminster on Sunday, March 15 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. www.mcnallysgrille.net.
On Tuesday the 17th at 6:30pm, it's the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Music Program at the Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St., Westminster. Visit forbushlibrary.org.
We hope you enjoy your time in Appleseed Country this St. Patrick's Day!