Daily Beat: St. Patrick’s Day edition

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e2b5e0689bdd8c3686d3746844f105c9Today:

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? There are several holidays associated with drinking, but only one in which getting started with a pint at the crack of dawn is actively condoned. Here’s a rundown of the action in the Triad:

M’Coul’s Public House in Greensboro opens at 7 a.m. with breakfast, and proceeds through the day with traditional Irish dancers, pipes and drums, leprechauns, give-aways and Irish trivia.

Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem celebrates its 10th anniversary starting at 10 a.m. with 10 cakes and $2 pints of Salem Gold, one of the brewery’s first beers.

• The St. Patrick’s Day celebration starts at the Railyard in Greensboro at 3 p.m.

Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Co. in Greensboro opens at 4 p.m., teaming up with Empanadas Borinquen from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Caribbean food truck serves Irish-inspired fusion cusine with Cuban corned beef sandwiches and shepherd’s pie empanadas.

• Guilford County Superintendent Mo Green and NC State professor Yevonne Brannon co-feature at a luncheon forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad entitled “The State of Public Education in NC & Guilford County Schools in Light of Recent Legislative Action.” The forum begins at noon. Come at 11:50 if you plan to eat. The forum is free, but there’s a fee for lunch. Visit lwvpt.org for more information.

• Beginning at noon today High Point Public Library card holders can download Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates through April 1 as part of the Big Library Read program.

• The matinee screening of In the Courtyard, part of Geeksboro’s week-long French film festival, is at 2:30 p.m.

• The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board holds a briefing session about planning for a possible 2016 bond referendum in Room 223 of the Education Building, located at 4801 Bethania Station Road in Winston-Salem, at 4:30 p.m. Earlier in the day, at 3 p.m., the board’s curriculum committee meets in the same room.

• The general government committee of Winston-Salem City Council considers a new ordinance regulating buskers and a proposed public art plan when it meets in Room 239 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St. at 4:30 p.m.

Tonight:

• Greensboro City Council meets in Council Chambers of the Melvin Municipal Office Building, located at 300 W. Washington St., at 5:30 p.m. Agenda here.

• The public works committee of Winston-Salem City Council hears a report on planned pedestrian enhancement projects when it meets in Room 239 of City Hall at 6 p.m.

• City of Winston-Salem staff hold a kickoff meeting for the East-Northeast Area Plan at the Rupert Bell Neighborhood Center, located at 1502 Mount Zion Place, at 6 p.m.

• The Pershing Street Community Watch meets at Full Gospel Miracle Ministry, located at 1107 Lake Ave. in High Point, at 6 p.m.

• The evening screening of In the Courtyard is at 7 p.m. at Geeksboro, located at 2134 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro. The coffeehouse-cinema, screens the final season of “Justified!” at 10 p.m.

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