Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday, the Roycroft Inn has added two parties to its traditional celebration.
Celtic festivities today and Monday coincide with the debut of the hotel’s newly renovated fireside bar. And, if luck will have it, a custom-made brew will debut during the celebrations.
“We’re working with Flying Bison to create our very own beer,” said spokeswoman Lynn Kinsella. “Hopefully, we’ll have it there on St. Patrick’s Day.”
For the last few weeks, the “Craftsman Lounge” was closed while floors were polished and a wall, which separated the bartender area from the more open fireplace gathering room, was removed.
The new look was ready in time for last Friday’s Irish “Green Tie” dinner. The curious can come for a look and join two new events: Today’s Celtic Brunch, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a “rumpus & hooley” party at 7 p.m. Monday, which will feature acoustic guitar, accordion and cello music by the Green Tie Gang.
Money raised from drink sales will go to the fire department, which is building a new fire station. “It’s pretty exciting times for them,” Kinsella said of the fire department.
Also this week:
• Joseph Lorigo of West Seneca, majority leader of the Erie County Legislature, will host a discussion of county issues from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St.
• The East Aurora Village Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday in Village Hall, 571 Main St.
• Voting for this year’s village elections will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.
• The Aurora Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Southside Municipal Building, 300 Gleed Ave.
• The East Aurora Historic Preservation Commission meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the basement conference room in Village Hall. It will discuss, among other things, a historic designation for the Irving Price house on Main Street.
• A meeting of the East Aurora School Board begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Middle School library, 430 Main St.
• The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Southside Municipal Building.