Hatchet Mountain, Hope Elephants, Sweet Tree

Paddy Pints, pachyderms, pipes and parade

Mar 05, 2014
Rovin’ Mick O'Flynn

Hope — Hatchet Mountain Inc. is celebrating its ninth anniversary on St. Patrick's Day. In recognition of this milestone, Hatchet Mountain Publick House, 42 Hatchet Mountain Road/Route 235, will host Paddy Pints for Pachyderms, a fundraiser for its friends and neighbors Hope Elephants.

Paddy Pints for Pachyderms

Thursday through Monday, March 13 through 17, a donation to Hope Elephants will be made for every pint sold at the tavern. In addition to Irish food offerings, Rovin’ Mick O'Flynn plus special guests will be back to provide live Irish music Saturday, March 15, and Monday, March 17, during the evenings; and Sunday afternoon, March 16 (see below).

Family Celebration at Sweet Tree Arts

On Sunday, March 16, nearby Sweet Tree Arts will join Hatchet Mountain in a family celebration fundraiser. At 10 a.m., there will be a Leprechaun Gold scavenger hunt. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, there will be a workshop to make drums and shakers, banners and streamers and puppets. Suggested donation for the workshop is $6 per child. At noon, weather permitting, there will be a parade from Sweet Tree Arts to the Publick House led by fiddler Anna French. Everyone is invited to call upon spring with music and joy; bring your own fiddle, drum, whistle, pipes and voice, or use an instrument made in the morning workshop.

For more information, call 763-2770; email sweettreearts@gmail.com; or visit sweettreearts.org.

Music and more at Publick House

From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, there will be lunch (for purchase) and live music at Hatchet Mountain Publick House. The menu includes corned beef or Irish stew, cabbage, carrots and potatoes. Rovin’ Mick O'Flynn, Chris Pinchbeck, French and friends will perform Irish music and everyone is invited to sing along.

On St. Paddy's Day itself, patrons of the tavern will have the opportunity to visit with Rosie and Opal, Hope’s resident pachyderms, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

“The idea is for people to go and see the elephants and then come in for corned beef and cabbage,” said the Hatchet Mountain’s Brian O’Neill.

For more information and a schedule of events at the Publick House, visit its Facebook page or call 763-4565. For information on Hope Elephants, visit its Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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