Celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early when St. James Episcopal Church hosts a Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner Saturday, March 8. From 5 to 7:30 p.m., this traditional Irish meal will be served along with a gourmet horseradish sauce and Guinness gravy in the parish hall, 516 Washington St. in West Dundee.
Due to the overwhelming response last year, tickets will be sold in two seatings, which include both dinner and performance. First seating will be from 5-6:15 p.m. and the second seating will be from 6:15-7:30 p.m.
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During the meal, the Dundee Scottish Pipe Band will give a performance of authentic Irish and Scottish music. The band was founded in 2010 by a group of pipers, several of whom had begun playing with two community high school marching bands, The Dundee Scots and The Imperial Scots.
The Dundee Scottish Pipe Band took its marching band roots and the Scottish heritage of its home and rebuilt an organization of Dundee's first competition pipe band.
"As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, St. James has been welcoming the community since 1864. This will be our 11th corned beef and cabbage dinner and we welcome everyone to experience our hospitality and the fun of St. Patrick's Day," said Gary Baum, chairman of the fundraising committee coordinating the event.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with parishioners, neighbors and friends, as well as experience the food and music of cultures that helped settle the Dundee area."
Purchase your tickets at the parish office or at the door. Seating is limited and advance ticket purchases are suggested.
Advance tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, or $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets at the door are $15, $12 for seniors, $7 for kids or free for kids younger than 5.
For information or to reserve a ticket, call the parish office at (847) 426-5612.