On Saturday, March 15, Rotary of Sonoma Valley will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day bash at the Sonoma Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway.

It is not necessary to be Irish for entry; however, bring your best Irish brogue. Dress in Kelly green or if you dare to be pinched, live on the wild side and wear orange.

Rotary has engaged a star-studded group of Irish (or Irish wanna-be) chefs in the kitchen who will prepare the traditional corned beef, cabbage-to-die-for, red potatoes, baby carrots, and fabulous desserts. The $40 meal ticket includes your choice of one quality wine or beer (additional $5 each) or you can purchase cocktails at the full service Moose Lodge bar. Appetizers will be also be served prior to dinner.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., drinks and appetizers follow at 6, and buffet dinner at 7. Following dinner, enjoy the raucous, but tasteful, humor of three comedians from the Los Angeles area regaling the audience with traditional Irish humor, starting at about 8, followed at 9 by music for dancing (Irish jigs allowed).

Rotary will draw the winning raffle tickets for the $10,000 trip to Ireland (or if the winner prefers, cold, hard cash) plus five $250 winners.

Dancing will go on as late as the Moose Lodge’s CC&Rs allow  (certainly enough time to burn off some of those calories from dinner!).

Space is limited, so buy your dinner tickets early from any Rotary of Sonoma Valley member or at the Sonoma Community Center at 276 E. Napa St. (or call 938-4626 to order by phone). Proceeds benefit various Sonoma community organizations.

Raffle tickets are $50 each, while they last, available from Rotary members only. Need not be present to win but we’d love to see your smiling Irish eyes.