On Saturday, March 11th, Inverness celebrates the greenest day of the year by kicking off a whole day of St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Many residents are participating in the annual Shamrock Scamper 5k that morning, but if you’re not the athletic type, then no worries! The St. Patrick’s Day festival that evening is sure to attract big crowds and provide the residents of our community with a fun day out in the pleasant spring weather.
The festival itself will kick off around 6:00pm with a parade, and after an hour of fun floats and great costumes and decorations, the Celtic rock band Seven Nations will get onstage for the Shamrock the Block Concert at 7:00pm for a night of live music and festivities. You can even join a whole host of adventurous companions for the Leprechaun Pub Crawl, exploring all the good eats and drinks Inverness has to offer visitors and residents alike. The pub crawl will also offer prizes for a lucky few, so grab those four-leaf clovers!
The St. Patrick’s Day festival in downtown historic Inverness will be free and open to the public. We here at Nick Nicholas Ford are excited to see and hear about all the fun things that will happen the day of the parade and festival.
That time of the year is rolling around, and it’s a great time for giving! If you want to do a gift exchange at work or with friends, there are plenty to do. Here are some gift exchange ideas besides the obvious “Secret Santa.”
White Elephant – This is sometimes called “Yankee Swap” too. At this gift exchange, everyone anonymously contributes a gift. Going around in a circle, people can either pick an unopened gift from the middle or steal one that someone already has.
Gift Guess – Make gifts a little more fun by wrapping a gift up in a way that disguises it. Everyone looks at it and the first person to guess what it is gets to keep it.
Charity Exchange – Want to give back for the holidays? Have everyone write their name down on a piece of paper along with their favorite charity. Then, have everyone draw someone’s name. Whoever you get, you’ll make a donation to their favorite charity.
Cocktail Swap – Having an adult Christmas exchange? A cocktail swap is a fun way to share your favorite drink with someone. Get a box or bag and put all the ingredients for a yummy cocktail in it. Then, make them all together!
Remember, you can always make up your own gift exchange, too.