Search for a pot of gold around town this St. Paddy's Day

The day of green beers, good luck charms and leprechauns is here.

St. Patrick’s Day is more than 1,500 years old, and time has taught us plenty of ways to celebrate it. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Go on a scavenger hunt.

Feeling the luck of the Irish? Go search for a pot of gold.

Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub and Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family have hidden a pot of gold somewhere in Snohomish County. Whoever finds it will receive $500 gift cards to both Everett businesses.

Clues have appeared, one by one, in the The Daily Herald from March 9-17. Find the last one in today’s paper. See them all online at

Happy hunting!

2. Celebrate at an Irish pub.

Local pubs like the The Irishmen and Shawn O Donnell’s in Everett are hosting St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Festivities include green beer, Shepherd’s pie, face painting, Irish dancers and live music.

McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell also hosts a Paddy party. Enjoy Irish brews and grub and performances by the Celtic rock-folk band Stark Raving Plaid.

Find more information about each pub party on their websites.

3. Watch a silly leprechaun movie.

We all know a bad movie when we see one — and 1993’s “Leprechaun” is certainly one of them.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable to poke fun at the film, which has become something of a cult classic among horror-comedy fans.

In fact, any of the movies in the “Leprechaun” series fit this bill, including “Leprechaun 4: In Space” and “Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood.”

But beware: Even these low-budget films have quite a bit of gore.

— Evan Thompson, Herald writer