A Taste of Ireland on Saturday, February 28, will featureÂ Irish food, drink, music, dancing, and a silent auction.
It’s hosted by the Ulster Project of East Tennessee. It’s scheduled from 6-10 p.m. February 28Â at St. Maryâ€™s Family Life Center in Oak Ridge. The center is atÂ 327 Vermont Avenue.
The pubs will open at 6 p.m., the buffet is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Shamrock Road will play music from 8-10 p.m.
The Ulster Project was started in 1975 as a way for Northern Irish and U.S. Catholic and Protestant teens to be involved in a project that allowed for opportunities to learn of the similarities and differences between their religious affiliations, as opposed to the prejudices, a press release said.
The Ulster Project is based on a simple idea of sharing experiences. Northern Irish teenagers are hosted by American families of the same religion and with a teenager of the same age and gender. Friendships are created and a safe trusting environment is provided. The teens meet daily throughout the month of July in structured activities designed to foster the trust between the different cultures.
Tickets to the event are $25 ($20 for under 21 and over 65), and reserved tables of eight are available for $200. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following Oak Ridge establishments: Realty Center, The Ferrell Shop, and St. Maryâ€™s Ministry Center. They can also be purchased the night of the event.
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