Boyne City celebrates its Irish history with music and more
Boyne City’s Irish Heritage Week includes a full range of themed events in March of each year. 2016 will be the 9th year of the celebration of Boyne City’s Irish foundations, which began when Irish immigrants John and Harriet Miller settled here in 1856. The Boyne City Main Street Program produces the event under the leadership of event chairman Linn Williams.
2016 SCHEDULE - Events are free unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, March 13
Irish Singalong Session – John Richey and Friends, Boyne District Library Community Room, 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, March 14
Learn to Speak Irish for St. Patrick's Day - Becky Kuebler, Boyne District Library Community Room, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15
"Michael Colllins" film showing, Boyne District Library, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16
Irish History Lecture/Discussion – "The Easter Rising 1916: Its Meaning Then and Its Meaning Now," Dr. George Colburn, Boyne City Hall auditorium, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
Business After Hours – Boyne Area Chamber networking event hosted by Lynda's Real Estate Service, 27 S. Lake St. Co-sponsored by Family Fare Supermarket. Complimentary admission, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cafe Santé St. Patrick's Day Celebration features Grand Rapids Irish folk fusion band The Saltbound (pictured), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Also house-made corned beef Irish dinner, green beads, $3 Irish shots and logo glasses with Irish beer pints all day. Happy Time Zone means $1 off beer, wine and cocktails from 3 to 6 p.m. Located at 1 Water Street, www.cafesante-bc.com.
Friday, March 18
9th Annual Irish Heritage Dinner featuring a traditional Irish feast and live music from The Celtic Trio (Linda Hammond, Dan House and Pam Luce). The dinner is prepared by the Boyne City High School Hospitality Program at the Boyne City Eagles Hall, 101 River St. Admisison is $17 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 through 12. Get your tickets online, at the Chamber office or Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River.
Irish Step Dance Workshop - Boyne City Education Center (former Middle School) Culinary Arts Classsroom, entrance on Main Street. 9 to 10 a.m.
Irish Story Time - Fairy tales and myths, Boyne District Library, 10 to 11 a.m.
Soda Bread Contest - Boyne City Bakery (former Johan's location), drop off entries 10 to 11 a.m. Judging at 11:30 a.m. Entry form and rules.
Irish High Tea - Local Flavor Bookstore, 125 Water St., 2 to 4 p.m.
Tastes of Spring - It's time to "Think Green" with the Boyne City Farmers Market in the Red Barn next to the Boyne District Library, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Surprises of Green tastes await you. boynecityfarmersmarket.org
Celtic Music Session - You are invited to join hostess Gaeyle Gerrie and other local musicians from 1 to 3 p.m. as they gather to play Irish music at the Boyne District Library, 201 E. Main St.. Musicians and listeners are encouraged to attend. For info, contact Gaeyle at (231) 883-7664.