St. Paddy’s fete to help veterans

Dinner, live music and dancing are all on the agenda for the first annual Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) St. Patrick’s celebration and fundraiser, to be held from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. March 9, at Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. 5th St. The evening includes a full Irish meal, no-host bar and silent auction as well as entertainment from the Moon Mountain Ramblers and Wild Rye.

The event costs $50 per person, which includes the meal and entertainment. Registration is required by Friday. Purchase tickets online at www.covo-us.org, or in person at COVO 123 N.W. Franklin Ave., in Bend, or call 541-383-2793.

— From staff reports

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