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Mouthful: Where to find St. Patrick's Day fixin's

<strong>St. Paddy's Options:</strong> Monday is St. Patrick's Day but corned beef and cabbage is already being offered throughout the county.

We've always thought the best way to enjoy the day is to eat close to home, either at your favorite cafe, bar or restaurant that is serving a traditional meal or at home. It is easy to make delicious corned beef and cabbage and markets such as Oliver's in Santa Rosa and Cotati have specials on all the fixins, including corned beef, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, Irish whisky and beer.

On Saturday, Tara Firma Farms (3796 I St. Extension, Petalulma) hosts a St. Patrick's Day Fest from 4 to 9 p.m. The celebration includes fun for the whole family, live music, dancing and more, with a barbecue that offers a choice of corned beef, burgers or sausage, with green salad and fresh fruit.

Cost is $20 for farm members and $25 for the general public. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information, visit <a href="http://tarafirmafarms.com" target="_blank">tarafirmafarms.com</a>.

On Sunday, Windsor Community Center (901 Adele Dr.) hosts an all-you-can-eat dinner for $15, served from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a no-host bar, too, and all proceeds benefit local community projects by the event's sponsors, Windsor Lions Club and Windsor Firefighters Association.

In east Santa Rosa, Cafe Europe (104 Calistoga Rd., Santa Rosa) is serving a corned beef and cabbage dinner with mint chocolate cake from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday. Cost is $20 per person.

<strong>Calabi Gallery Celebrates Move:</strong> On Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., Calabi Gallery hosts a grand (re)opening fete celebrating its recent move from Petaluma to new, expanded digs at 456 Tenth St. in Santa Rosa.

The gallery features art from the 19th through the 21st century, with several local artists, including painter Mary Jarvis and sculptor Genevieve Barnhart. Its primary focus is on 20th century art.

Refreshments, including yummy finger foods, will be served throughout the party.


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