Let's face it, Sonomans love to throw a good party. And on Sunday, they will have an opportunity to enjoy some Irish festivities while throwing back a green beer or two and having a bite of corned beef and cabbage.
The fun centers at Murphy's Irish Pub, where it's rumored that the pints of Guinness and traditional Irish grub will be plentiful. But the celebration and Murphy’s will go way beyond the traditional food and drinks of St. Patrick's Day.
The pub will also play host to the Irish dancers of Keenan School beginning at 4 p.m. A bagpipe performance is set to kick things off Sunday at 3 p.m., and the Carrtunes are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.
You'll see everyone and anyone here.
Vintage House's Quilt Raffle
This year will be a little different for Vintage House as they prepare for their quilt sale on Saturday and Sunday. They will be raffling off dozens of beautifully crafted quilts including an Irish quilt perfect for the holiday.
Rotary Club Buffet and Party
At 5:30 p.m. the Sonoma Valley Moose Lodge's doors open on the Rotary Club’s St. Patrick’s Day party. The Rotary Club will be serving hot plates of corned beef and cabbage starting at 6:30 p.m., for a price of $40. Rotarians will also be raffling off a two-week trip for two to Ireland or $10,000 in cash along with five additional prizes of $250 each.
When everyone is done feasting on traditional Irish fare, the music of BackTrax will keep the party going. Admission to the dance is $15, after 8 p.m.
Editor's note: Be safe out there. Sonoma County's Avoid the 13 DUI task force is deploying extra DUI patrols Sunday for St. Patrick's Day.
In response to the many alcohol promotions and events planned for Sunday's holiday, the DUI task force will use roving patrols in areas that have a high rate of DUI collisions and arrests, officials said.
The county's DUI task force is asking the public to prepare a safe way home before the festivities begin by designating a sober driver.