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St. Patrick’s Day events in the Valley

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Published: Thu, March 14, 2019 @ 12:00 a.m.


Luck of the Irish Book Sale in Friends Bookstore, in the Poland library, during store hours Friday and Saturday. Stop by for a lucky discount coin and special promotions in the store.

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans, Canfield Library, 11 a.m. Saturday. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories, songs, science demonstrations, a craft and more. There also will be a scavenger hunt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For children of all ages.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun, Poland Library, 11 a.m. Saturday. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with games, stories and a craft. Snacks will be provided. For children of all ages.

St. Patrick’s Day Green Party, Michael Kusalaba Library, West Side, 2 p.m., Saturday. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with crafts, games, and prizes. Don’t forget to wear green. Materials and light refreshments will be provided. Children of all ages. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

USA Dance will have a “Samba & Shenanigans Party” Sunday. The evening will feature Basics for Beginners at 5 p.m., a samba lesson by Jessica Ruff of A Time to Dance at 5:30 p.m., and open dancing from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 for USA Dance members, $10 for nonmembers and $2.50 for students.

A Little Live Music, Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., Salem, 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the adult reading room. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish music played on violin and mandolin by John Whitacre. No registration is required for this free program. Call 330-332-0042 for information.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run & Walk, downtown Youngstown, 10 a.m. Sunday. Registration is from 8 to 9:15 a.m. inside V2, 100 W. Federal St. The same-day registration fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt and voucher for a Fun Run Passport while supplies last. Strollers are permitted, at the back of the starting line. For information, call 330-759-4570.


Kravitz Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day season with an expanded menu. Green leprechaun bagels, corned-beef and cabbage dinners and Guinness Stout are being offered every day, Friday through Sunday. Leprechaun balls, Irish cream cheesecake and XXL sandwiches will be on special. Additionally, Friday will feature an Old Dublin fish-fry special – fried haddock served with macaroni and cheese and cole slaw for $10.99. Friday through Sunday will feature live music as follows: Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., County Mayo at the Liberty location. Saturday at Liberty, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Reeds & Strings; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Irish Brigadeers; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Matt Boser; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Colleen McNally-Harris; 6:30 to 7 p.m., Lou Rafferty & Co.; 7 to 8 p.m., Irish Brigadeers; and 8 to 9 p.m., Lou Rafferty. Sunday at Liberty, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Reeds & Strings; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sing-a-long with Rodd Coonce; 1:45 to 4:15 p.m., Katie O’Neil Trio; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Irish Brigadeers; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Colleen McNally-Harris & Harper Kirk; 6:30 to 7 p.m., Lou Rafferty; 7 to 8 p.m., Colleen McNally-Harris & Harper Kirk; and 8 to 9 p.m., Lou Rafferty. Saturday at the Mill Creek Park location 10 a.m., Meet the Leprechaun; 10:30 a.m. to noon, Irish Brigadeers; 12:30 to 1 p.m., Burke Dancers; 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Reeds & Strings; and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Magical Ireland Sing-a-long with Maeve McGee. Sunday at Mill Creek, 10 a.m., Meet the Leprechaun; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Magic Show with Shamus O’Fool; noon, Meet the Leprechaun; 12:30 p.m., Burke Dancers; 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., Irish Brigadeers; and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Magical Ireland Sing-a-long with Maeve McGee.

Shamrock the Block, West Federal Street, downtown Youngstown, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. A tent will be set up in the street. There will be indoor and outdoor games, contests and food, and a full schedule of live music featuring local bands: The Shoe Shine Boys, Northern Whiskey, East 9th, Whiskey Pilot, the Labra Brothers and Hoss & The Juggernauts. Admission is free, but must be at least 21 years old.

Sham Rock the Weekend, Coaches Burger Bar, 3032 Center Road, Poland, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Kegs & Eggs buffet for $5.99, $5 Reubens all weekend.

The Rod, 3726 Loveland Road, Youngstown, 9 a.m. to close Saturday, then noon to close Sunday. Featuring corned beef and cabbage, Irish potato and leek soup, and pudding.

O’Donold’s Irish Pub, 6000 Mahoning Ave. Austintown, Saturday, noon to 3 p.m., Dolin Family Band; 4 to 7 p.m., The BLVD; 8 to 11 p.m., Shaffer Brothers. There will be a $5 cover fee for adults; children enter for free.

O’Donold’s Irish Pub, 112 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, County Mayo; 8 p.m. to close, DJ Fish; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, County Mayo.

Kelly’s Bar, Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, Saturday, DJ from noon to 5 p.m., The Gary Markasky Project from 5 to 10 p.m.

Crickets Bar, Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, Saturday, Kegs & Eggs at 8 a.m., live music starts at 12:30 p.m., featuring Seamus, Vegas, RDNA, Disco Inferno and DJ DeX. $5 cover, 21 and over only.

Groggy Mondays, 81/2 Sycamore Drive, New Middletown, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, John Grahovac Sr. and Friends.

Grist Mill, 1741 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Youngstown’s Total Package Band.

Austintown Plaza, 6000 Mahoning Ave. Austintown, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Shaffer Brothers; 4 p.m. to close, DJ Fish. Bagpipers and step dancers will perform intermittently. A giant tent with entertainment will open at noon in the parking lot. There will be a $5 cover for the tent. Entertainment in the tent: noon to 3 p.m., Dolin Family Band; 3 to 5 p.m., No Funk No Justice; 5 to 8 p.m., Chris Higbee; 8 p.m. to close, Old Skool.

Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 34 N. Phelps St., Youngstown, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dickey White and The Locals.

Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dueling Pianos.

Thirsty Frog, 5423 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 3 p.m. Sunday, Steel Valley Pipes and Bags.

Quaker Steak and Lube, 435 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, Sunday. Featuring live entertainment and Irish food and drink specials, including Moe’s Perfect Reuben for $10.99, corned beef and Swiss sandwich for $9.99 and Reuben bites for $7.99.

Magic Tree, 7463 South Ave., Boardman, Sunday. Doors open at 8 a.m. for Irish breakfast and drink specials. Live music all day. 8:30 a.m., Seamus; 11:30 a.m., The Rage and Uncle Ted’s Acoustic Shenanigans; 2 p.m., Ohio Bagpiper; 2:30 p.m., Celtic Rush; 3 p.m., Fast Freddie from FM-93 WNCD, The Wolf; 5 p.m., Chardon Polka Band; 8 p.m. Jigs and Reels led by One String Short.

Mojo’s Pub and Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, live music by Rich Oswald.

Up a Creek Tavern, 4793 E. Market St., Warren, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Youngstown’s Total Package Band.

Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa., 6 a.m. Sunday. Kegs will be tapped at 7 a.m. All day lineup of live music, bagpipers and Irish dancers. Green-eggs and ham breakfast, Reuben sandwiches, corned beef and swiss, plus souvenir cups and shirts. On the main stage: 6 a.m., Steve Vuich; 7:30 a.m., Pint & a Half; 9:30 a.m., Red Dust Mountain Boys; noon, Terry Dach; 2:30 p.m., Mixed Greens; 4 p.m., Jeff Welsh; 6 p.m., Captain John Stout; 8:30 p.m., Tullamore Trio. In Thunder Alley: 9:30 a.m., Celtic Rush; noon, Mixed Greens; 2:30 p.m., Red Dust Mountain Boys; 4 p.m., The River Saints Patrick; 7:30 p.m., Jeff Welsh; 9 p.m., DJ Randall. In the party tent: 10 a.m., The Rogues of Rafferty; 12:30 p.m., Red Dust Mountain Boys; 3 p.m., Joe Fritz; 5:30 p.m., Jeff Welsh; 8 p.m., Captain John Stout. Also, accordionist Pat Septak will play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the MacDonald Pipe Band will play from 4 to 6 p.m.

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