Family-Friendly Happenings in the Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day

kiss-me-irishWhile St. Patrick’s Day seems to be reserved for the drinkers, our communities are hosting some family-friendly gatherings to celebrate the cultural and religious holiday.

San Clemente St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Come and support local organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, police officer and fire fighters of the year, lifeguard of the year, Laura’s House and the San Clemente High School Music Department for an Irish dinner catered by Carbonara’s, live music and Irish dancers. At the San Clemente Community Center, Saturday, March 15 at 5:00.

San Clemente St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: The Knights of Columbus will host a traditional dinner including corned beef and cabbage at Our Lady of Fatima Church’s McGowan Hall (105 N. Esperanza) starting at 5:30 on Saturday, March 15. Come for the music, dancers, singing, crafts and the “Mr. and Mrs. Most Irish” contest.

San Juan Capistrano Leprechaun Hunt: Bring the kids out to decorate a blarney stone and learn more about the Irish history of The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo. Save your spot on the website (,  and come to the Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy at 9:00am on Saturday, March 15.

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