2014-03-07 / Calendar

Irish Heritage Month

Complete description of events and updates can be found at aohnewport.org

Daily thru March 31

Guided Tour of Fort Adams, onehour tours daily, noon and 2 p.m., weather permitting, adults $12, children $6, fortadams.org.

Saturday, March 8

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s the present, 648 Lower Thames St., noon – 4 p.m. , donations welcome, newportirishhistory.org. Irish Hours on 1540 AM WADK, traditional and contemporary Irish or Irish-influenced music, radio program hosted by Rick Kelly, noon – 2 p.m., wadk.com. Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, performance by Irish step dancers, after-dinner dancing until 10 p.m. with music by Joe Souza, tickets $12, cash bar, Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown, doors open 6 p.m., dinner served p.m., more information, Brian Geer 401-743-3789 or BDGeer3@yahoo.com. Newport Hibernian of the Year Dinner, honoring Peter Behan, 7 p.m. dinner, Hibernian Hall, $30, cash bar, 401-847-8671.

Sunday, March 9

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, see March 8 for details. Grand Marshal Roast, Robert "Bobbie" O'Neill will be honored, Saint Augustin's Church Hall, 1:30 p.m., $25, 401-846-5081, newportirish.com.

Traditional Irish Music, hosted by A. O. Gutierrez, Tim May, and Jack Wright, family-friendly, The Fastnet Pub, 5 – 9 p.m., no cover, 401-845-9311.

Friday, March 14

Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, see March 8 for details. “Big Daddy” Award Ceremony & Pre-Parade Party, entertainment including bagpipe band and DJ, cash bar, 6 p.m., Hibernian Hall, free, 4846-5081,newportirish.com.

Saturday, March 15 Parade Day

Mass in Honor of Saint Patrick, St. Joseph's Church, 9 a.m. Mayor's Reception, coffee and pastries, public welcome, City Hall, 10 a.m., free. 58th Annual Parade in Honor of St. Patrick, steps off at 11 a.m. from City Hall on Broadway, via Washington Square, Thames Street, and Carroll Avenue, ending in front of St. Augustin's Church, parade lasts about 90 minutes. The Irish Hours on 1540 AM WADK, live coverage of the parade by host Rick Kelly, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, see March 8 for details. Post-parade Party, at Hibernian Hall, corned beef sandwiches, Irish music, cash bar, noon, Hibernian Hall, $20, advance tickets only, 401-847-8671.

Post-Parade Family Celebration, alcohol-free family event, "How Green I Am" contest with cash prize, bagpipers, Irish step dancers, Tony "the dancing cop," pirates and more, refreshments, "The Hut", Golden Hill Road, Behind the Newport Library, 1 – 4 p.m., free. Celebrating the Irish at the La Forge, music and sing-a-longs with David Manuel, if dining reservations requested, 401-847-0418, laforgenewport.com. The Screaming Orphans, rock band from Donegal, Ireland, for age 18+, Newport Grand, 9 p.m. , free, newportgrand.com.

Friday, March 21

“Night of Irish Music with Robbie O’Connell,”Clancey family Irish folk performer, wine reception, Linden Place mansion, Bristol, 7:30 p.m., $20 reservations requested, 401- 253-0390, lindenplace.org.

Thursday, March 27

Museum of Newport Irish History Lecture, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 6 p.m., 841-5493, newportirishhistory.org.

Saturday, March 29

Ladies Hibernians Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, St. Augustin's Church Hall, 6 p.m., $20, 401-849- 8956.

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