Humboldt is known for its greenery: pines, pastures, politics, pot. And 'round St. Patrick's Day, things get a little greener. While many of the 21-and-up set will look to get lucky at nighttime establishments that serve green beer, Jameson and shenanigans, there are also sober options for celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. No, really. And don't call him Patty.
Get jiggy with the Humboldt Folklife Society at the St. Patrick's Celtic Barn Dance on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Arcata Veterans Hall ($10, $5 society members, free for children under 12). Kick up your heels to live Celtic music by Covered with Moss and caller Summer McCall.
Here's something different. Raising Green For Eureka: A St Patrick's Day Block Party on Sunday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (free). Participating businesses along Fifth Street in Eureka (between E and G streets) are coming together to raise money for the city of Eureka with raffles, a costume contest, games, green-colored food and ice cream from Living the Dream.
What would the Feast of Saint Patrick be without a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner? Bring your appetite Sunday, March 17 at 12:30 p.m. and join the good folks at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Fortuna. They're dishing up a tasty corned beef and cabbage dinner, dessert and a beverage for just $10 adults, $5 kids 5 to 12.