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KENT—Kent celebrated the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns in high style in January. But Ireland’s 5th-century bishop, St. Patrick, is not to be outdone and on March 15 the Kent Chamber of Commerce will hold a Shamrock Shindig from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Kent Community House.

This traditional Irish holiday has become a cultural celebration across the globe.

“We wanted to create another community event,” explains Gary Kidd, a member of the board of the Chamber of Commerce and of the Kent CommUNITY Group. “There’s definitely a desire for folks to be able to come together for social gatherings and have fun.”

The evening of festivities will include Irish Cailidh dancing’ live music from Jesse Ofgang and friends and from the Dueling Pianos, which bills itself as “two top piano entertainers, mixing music, comedy and audience interaction in a singalong, laugh-along, dance-along show”; a Luck of the Irish Game with Merryall Center; Irish whiskey and liquor tastings with Town Center Wines & Spirits; and corned beef and cabbage tastings with Old Oak Tavern of Gaylordsville.

In addition to the Shamrock Shindig, other businesses in Kent will have festive offerings in honor of the Irish holiday. Visit the shops, restaurants, art galleries and other Main Street businesses to get in the spirit and show one’s support. 

Tickets are required for entry and can be purchased online or in-person with cash at 45 on Main Coffee and Creamery. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided; no full meals. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages. All proceeds benefit the Kent Chamber of Commerce. 

The Kent Chamber of Commerce hosts many events throughout the year, including a seasonal weekly farmers market, Sidewalk Sale Days, the Pumpkin Run and more. To stay in the loop, sign up for its newsletter.

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