Around Newberry County

Irish Fling time

NEWBERRY — The annual Irish Fling in Downtown Newberry will be held March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day — beginning at 5 p.m. Alcohol will be allowed in Downtown event area until midnight and only in special to-go event cups provided by participating restaurants and bars.

The red event tent will be Astwood Park, 1318 Main St., where patrons can get an “over 21” wristband, souvenirs and a chance to enter a “wearing green” raffle for tickets to the Atlanta Pops featuring Celtic Woman Chloe Agnew at 4 p.m. April 23 at the Newberry Opera House.

A Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt at 7 p.m. will feature gift certificates or prizes from downtown shops.

Visit or call the Parks, Recreation and Tourism office at 803-321-1015 for more information.

Head Start

NEWBERRY — GLEAMNS Head Start/Early Head Start is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.

To be eligible for Head Start, children must be 3 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. To be eligible for Early Head Start infants must be eight weeks old. For applications to be processed the following is needed: the child’s birth certificate or other proof of child’s age and proof of family income from the previous 12 months (2016 Form 1040, W-2, check stubs, etc.).

Applications will be accepted regardless of race, sex, creed, nationality, immigration status or disability. Contact case workers Beverly Riley, Kyshon Dewalt or Ashley Williams at 803-364-0406 for more information.

Items published in News Briefs include information on upcoming events in Newberry County. Items can be submitted in writing to 1716 Main St., Newberry, S.C. 29108; in person at 1716 Main St.; via fax to 864-276-1517; or via email at Call 803-276-0625 for more information. News Briefs runs on a space available basis.

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