St. Patrick's Day will keep the party mode alive as it falls on Monday, March 17, just as valley residents thought they could rest.
As they say, "There'll be no rest for the weary and the righteous don't need none."
Jump starting the celebrations, St. Charles Church will hold its annual St. Patrick's Dinner, at 311 S. First Ave. in Hailey on Friday, March 14, from 5-9 p.m. There will be bingo, live music by the Boulder Brothers and a dinner of clam chowder, corn dogs, corned beef and cabbage, homemade pies, beer and Irish coffee. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for kids and $20 for the whole family. For details call 788-3024.
St. Patrick's aprés-ski party at the Roosevelt Tavern in Ketchum on Monday, March 17, will feature guitarist and comic Joe Canon. Entry is $15 at door. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. for the show at 4 p.m.
At Apple's Bar & Grill in Warm Springs on Monday, served will be a typical Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage and Guinness on the patio. This is the jumping-off place for folks in green who are participating in the annual parade to Ketchum.
Come celebrate your Irish with good live music and traditional St. Patrick's Day fare from Chef Lynn Sheehan at Papa Hemi's Hideaway on Monday. The Hideaway will feature Tor Heyerdahl playing classic Irish tunes on his accordion for St. Patrick's Day. A valley resident for over 30 years, Austria native Heyerdahl spent many years as house accordionist at the Sun Valley Resort.
"I wrote a special St. Patrick's Day tune for this show," Heyerdahl said, with twinkling eyes.
In Bellevue, Mahoney's Bar & Grill will serve corned beef and cabbage, and have giveaways including the first annual Mahoney's T-shirts.
"Irish music and all the Irish stuff," Matt Mahoney said.
Across the street at the Silver Dollar Saloon, there will be Irish Karaoke music beginning at 8 p.m.
Get your green on.