Lynn, Ma. 3-14-18. Cathy Rowe prepares the room at the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development room for tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day lunch.
Cathy Rowe prepares the room at the LHAND room for Thursday's St. Patrick's Day lunch. (Owen O'Rourke)

The North Shore gets ready for St. Patrick’s Day

LYNN -- St. Patrick's Day festivities kick off Thursday in Lynn and continue across the city and neighboring communities through the weekend.

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development's (LHAND) annual alcohol-free lunch starts Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the LHAND community room, 10 Church St. The festivities and celebration offer plenty of opportunities to celebrate Irish heritage and give everyone a taste of traditional foods.

Peabody School Committee member Beverley Ann Griffin Dunne and her family will hold their annual St. Patrick's Day celebration on Friday, March 16 at the Peabody Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall on 58 Lowell St. at 6 p.m. The Gaelic and Garlic Night at the Pub with Dueling Chefs will also feature music, sing-a-longs, dance, and humor.

Saturday is packed with celebrations including the annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast at Peabody City Hall from 9-11 a.m. The celebration at the Nahant Life Saving Station runs from 4-8 p.m. with young and old invited.

The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free St. Patrick's Day wine tasting Saturday from 3-5 p.m. at Vinum Wine Shop, 210B South Main St in Middleton.

Hibernian Hall, 105 Federal St., Lynn, is the site of the annual Ancient Order of Hibernians members dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are limited.

Bent Water Brewing Company, 180 Commercial St., Lynn, is the site of two St. Patrick's celebrations on Saturday. The noon to 3 p.m. event combines specialty doughnuts provided by Speakeasy Donuts and beer.

R.F. O'Sullivan's is cooking up a traditional Irish dinner for St. Patrick's Day at Bent Water Brewery. Tickets can be purchased by Friday, 6 p.m., to have meals delivered to the Bent Water taproom for dining and celebrating.

Dinner choices include corned beef and cabbage sandwich served on a bulkie roll with french fries and traditional boiled dinner -- gray corned beef cooked to perfection, cabbage, carrots and potatoes. Diners can choose between 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. meal delivery times.

The Chieftains bring traditional Irish music to Lynn's Veterans Memorial Auditorium in City Hall Sunday at 7 p.m. St. Patrick's Day fun doesn't end with the weekend -- the Hibernian 5K race is scheduled for Sunday, March 25 beginning at 11 a.m.

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