Friday, February 07, 2014


If you're like me, you currently have about a foot of Winter in your front yard. You have Winter in the mid triple digits in your gas bill. It takes a half hour to get the kids Winter on before they leave the house. And your car has come way too close to bashing the Winter out of the guy in front of you, the lamp post, or both. Winter is not for the meek, not around here anyway.

But there is a bright spot. A warm, lovely, bright spot in these cold, white, polar-vortex days. WinterFest is back at Irish Center, this Saturday from 3:00 - 10:00 PM.

Traditional music and dance with Bob Reeder, Gerald Trimble, Scarlet Town, $3 Band, Eddie Delahunt, Ceili at the Crossroads, The O'Riada-Manning Irish dancers, The Driscoll School Irish dancers and more. Food from Browne's Irish Market and Deli. Guinness, Magners, Smithwick's and Boulevard beers. Colorful commemorative t-shirts featuring a banjo-headed snowman*. And all in the blessed, warm indoors at the KC Irish Center in Union Station. Sure, they've even got a lovely fake turf fire. Just $5 at the door, kids 12 and under free.

I'll be there, but don't let that stop you. This has become a great annual event at the Center and it's the perfect way to kick off the winter blahs and start the St. Patrick's Day season. Questions, call Nancy or Renata at the Center 816-474-3848. See you there.

*No banjos were harmed in the making of this image.

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