The New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s popular St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Social is around the corner, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 in St. Aloysius School’s dining hall.
A community staple for years, the event features Irish dancing and is sponsored by New Canaan’s Hoyt Funeral Home, First County Bank, Bankwell, Kiwanis Division 20, Karl Chevrolet, Sperry DeCew, Nurenu Brand Marketing, Baskin-Robbins, Walter Stewart’s Market, Stewarts Spirits, NewCanaanite.com, Hawthorne Ackerly & Dorrance, Anam Cara School of Irish Dance and Harney Pender Keady School of Irish Dance.
Tickets are $10 for children, those under age two are free, $15 for adults ($20 at the door) and are available at the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, 91 Elm St.; Walter Stewart’s Market, 229 Elm St.; Baskin- Robbins 103 Main St. or through any Kiwanis Club member.
“It’s a great way to enjoy the holiday,” Kiwanis Club President Tucker Murphy said. “We have the dancers coming, the Irish music and it’s one of our Kiwanis key events. It’s unique, nobody else does anything like it. Great food and great value.”
Menu items include corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, a separate kids’ menu and ice cream.
Proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization’s scholarship committee, she said.
Club member Jenny Esposito said the event has grown into one of New Canaan’s most inter-generational gatherings, as young families with small kids mix with seniors.
“The camaraderie among Kiwanis members is great, it’s a very fun event,” she said.
Doug Stewart of Walter Stewart’s Market, who also is a Kiwanis Club member, said the longstanding New Canan business is “very pleased to be a sponsor of this family-oriented annual event.”
“It’s a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and help the community at the same time,” Stewart said.