Officially, St. Patrick's Day is still a week a way, but if you want to be involved with the actual celebrations you'd better start looking to this Saturday 3/12.
The Hibernian Society of Utah puts on the Annual events. It was formed to promote and preserve Irish history, culture and traditions within the State of Utah.
Here's a list of 2011 St. Patrick's activities
March 11 Blessing of the Keg: (yes Senator Valentine, this is actually going to happen. You'd better start planning now, so that you can squash this for 2012. In the name of "over consumption" of course). All members welcome.
March 12--St. Patrick's Day Parade: 10 a.m., Gateway Center
March 12--Siamsa: Gateway Grand Hall, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 13--Mass in Honor of St. Patrick: 5 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker, 7405 Redwood Rd. Corned beef dinner to follow.
March 17--St. Patrick's Day luncheon: Memory Grove.
March 19--Night with the Irish Poets: 7 pm, Dean's Hall, St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 1st South.
For more info on what's happening check out The Hibernian Society's website.
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