5 things to do this St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is today, March 17. Dress up in green and celebrate the Irish holiday by taking part in one of these fun, holiday-themed events in Muncie.

1. Vera Mae’s Bistro

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Come to Vera Mae’s Bistro tonight to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish foods, such as corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash and guinness lamb stew. The Hometown Band will also be performing Irish-style music, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reservations for the evening can be made by calling Vera Mae’s at 765-747-4941.

2. Minnetrista (21+ over)

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Minnetrista will be celebrating the luck of the Irish by hosting a special after hours event. Starting at 6 p.m., visitors can enjoy Irish beers and whiskies sold by Heorot Pub of Muncie. There will also be live entertainment, opportunities to take selfies as well as enter into a best-dressed costume. The cost is $12, and visitors are encouraged to preregister.

3. Chameleon Hair Salon

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Local beauty shop Chameleon Hair Salon will be hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser on Friday. From noon to 6 p.m., the salon will be raising money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that funds research on pediatric cancer. The salon will be offering temporary green highlights, head shavings and haircut donations of 10 or more inches. The money raised from the services will go the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The salon asks that each customer donates at least $10 for the services.

4. Heorot Pub (21+ over)

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The Heorot Pub will be celebrating the holiday by hosting the Ramblin’ Rovers, a band who will be playing unconventional, yet traditional music. The event starts at 8 p.m. Friday and will go until 12:30 a.m.

5. Sweet treats

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St. Patrick’s Day is never complete without a trip to McDonald’s to get a legendary Shamrock Shake. Although the traditional shamrock shake is still offered, switch it up this year by trying the chain’s newly added chocolate shamrock shake. Dairy Queen is also offering their St. Patrick’s Day themed blizzard of the month — mint oreo.


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