AUBURN – Get out the kilts and gather up the pipes.

L/A Arts will celebrate Highland-style Friday, April 3, with its “Whisky ‘n’ Plaid” event featuring pipers, Scottish whisky and ale-tasting opportunities, Gaelic poetry and prose, buffet and silent auction.

“The night was inspired by the traditional Robbie Burns Night held to commemorate Scotland’s favorite son, The Bard, Robert Burns. Also adding to the equation was the long winter and anticipation of spring weather. For many, that includes anticipation of the golf season. Putting it all together, we came up with a night of accessible Scottish themes,” said L/A Arts staffer Cheri Donahue, and chose Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road, as the venue. (Kilts and sporran optional.)

Guests will be greeted by a piper; and as they go upstairs, they will be able to check out silent auction items, including a gift basket from Bridgham & Cook, Ltd., British Goods, a gold necklace, a golf enthusiast’s “Welcome Sign” from Marquis Signs, golf passes and more.

Live music will be provided by pipe and fiddle player Tom and Rebecca Wilsbach, followed by a short Gaelic poetry and prose reading, traditional “piping in the haggis” and dinner. On the menu: haggis, cross rib roast, wild salmon, roasted red bliss potato, orzo wild rice salad, fresh vegetable medley, tossed green salad, dinner rolls and fried Mars bars with whipped cream (another Scottish delight.) Cash bar available throughout the night.

After dinner, a representative of Horizon Beverages will give a talk on whisky. He will point out both obvious and subtle differences of The Highland’s national drink; and explain what makes scotch Scottish. Samples of Scottish whisky and ale will be available. There will also be an indoor green guests can putt on.


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