Today in Lawrence: Giant Candy Land, Irish whiskey tasting

If you're brave enough to walk into a life-sized version of this game, head to the Carnegie Building this afternoon.

If you're brave enough to walk into a life-sized version of this game, head to the Carnegie Building this afternoon.

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Giant Candy Land

Through the Candy Cane Forest, over Gum Drop Mountain but hopefully not into Molasses Swamp. Things could get delightfully messy from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St., when Lawrence Public Library hosts a Giant Candy Land Game for kids 4 and older, and their parents. No registration and free to play. Little-known fact: The classic kids game was designed in 1945 by Eleanor Abbott, a San Diego woman recovering from polio.

Strong drink

If yesterday's news that a giant food truck festival is coming soon to the Warehouse Arts District piqued your foodie interest, settle your stomach at 6 tonight at La Parrilla, 724 Massachusetts St., with an Irish whiskey tasting in the wine cellar. The evening will feature five styles of whiskey paired with Irish-inspired foods including duck prosciutto with grilled apples, Ardrhan cheese, Irish soda bread and Irish beef stew. $55 per person. To reserve a seat, call 785-841-1100.

Cooling off

The whiskey might be a welcome tummy warmer after things cool off this afternoon. Today's high will fall short of 60 degrees, with chilly winds up to 17 mph out of the northwest. Overnight low of 33, not quite wintry, then a beautiful Thursday high of 72.

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Other March 19 events

1 Million Cups presentation, 9-10 a.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County volunteer information, noon, 2518 Ridge Court.

The Beerbellies, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second St.

Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St.

NAMI-Douglas County meeting, 7 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St.

Dr. Matthew Naylor, President and CEO of the National WWI Museum, 7 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.

Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.

Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa St.

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