Friday Mar 14 2008
Where to go for the green
By: Nathan Donato-Weinstein The Press-Tribune
St. Patrick's Day falls on a Monday this year. For those who didn't adhere to the Catholic church's directive to celebrate it on Friday, that means slim pickins for celebrating the day workweek-style. No problem: Just get your party on today. While there's no Roseville parade in honor of Old Eire's biggest day, there will be revelers walking through Downtown and Old Town Roseville tonight. Local watering hole proprietors have once again organized the St. Patrick's Day pub crawl, starting at 5:30 p.m. today and kicking off at Bunz & Co., 311 Judah St. From there, participants will walk “ not drive “ en masse to West House, 347 Atlantic St.; the Owl Club, 111 Church St.; the Trocadero, 314 Lincoln St.; and Sports Page, 101 Main St., spending about one hour at each. Owl Club co-owner Bianca Karres said to expect plenty of green drinks and live entertainment. I have green beer, $2 Miller Lite, and as always my dollar tacos, Karres said. Those are my staple in life. As for a less tipsy celebration, the city of Auburn will celebrate the 134th go-round of its Hook and Ladder St. Patrick's Day parade, sponsored by Auburn firefighters Local 4110, at 5:17 p.m. Monday in front of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 601 Lincoln St. Those who don't mind driving a bit should check out Dublin (California, that is). It's marking the 25th anniversary of its two-day St. Patrick's Day event today and Sunday. The city, about 100 miles from Roseville in the Bay Area, is planning Irish food and dance, craft fairs, a fun run and carnival rides. More information is available at www.dublinstpats.com. For those who just have to celebrate St. Pat's on its traditional date (and in Roseville), Legends and Heroes at the Woodcreek Oaks Golf Club, 5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., has you covered. A buffet (yes, corned beef and cabbage) is planned for 5 p.m. to close and will set you back just $8.99. Whatever revelers attend, Roseville Police doesn't want partygoers' luck of the Irish to run out. Roseville Police Chief Mike Blair urged revelers to party responsibly by selecting a designated driver. The Roseville Police Department has scheduled a zero tolerance traffic enforcement operation from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, March 17. Officers will be out in full force on and around Sunrise Avenue, ticketing speeders and other unsafe motorists. The Designated Drivers Association of Sacramento has volunteers ready and willing to get partygoers and their vehicles home safely. More information is available at 335-5555.