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St. Patrick’s Day and the second weekend in March events in the Mother Lode include the Friday Flix at the Opera Hall featuring The Big Lebowski, and the Annual Murphys Irish Days.

The 26th Annual Murphys Irish Days Pancake Breakfast Saturday morning will be followed by the Murphys Irish Day celebration and parade. No matter the weather expect bagpipes to play, over 150 vendors offering fine arts and crafts, home-baked delicacies, Irish themed souvenirs and many tasty things to eat and drink including the Native Sons selling corned beef sandwiches. There will also be  live music and nearly everyone will be wearing green. Shuttle buses will be available from Ironstone Vineyards.

In Columbia at the Church of the 49ers you can also show your Irish pride and be prepared for some shenanigans at the St. Patrick’s Day Frivolity event in Faith Hall. At 5:00 pm there will be a traditional Irish dinner, and live music with all proceeds going toward the purchase of stage lights for the sanctuary. Details are here.

The Sierra Waldorf School Rites of Spring Auction on Saturday will have a Cirque Du Spring – A Victorian Circus Extravaganza – theme this year. It will feature Victorian era, vintage circus, and steampunk decorations and costumes. Details and ticket information is in the event listing.

More events this Friday are listed here.

  • Murphys Irish Day Parade
  • Murphys Irish Day Parade