Toss around these local New Year's Eve hot spots

Loomis area offers dinners, dancing, live music and much more
By: Martha Garcia, Loomis News Editor
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It’s not too late to make plans for having a memorable New Year’s Eve. Whether it’s going out for dinner, dancing or a show, or spending the evening at home, there are plenty of options that don’t involve leaving town, even when the big night is tomorrow. At High Hand Café, restaurant manager Jan Binneweg said they are planning a fully booked night, but “there’s always a chance of cancellation.” “We’re doing a wonderful New Year’s Eve event,” Binneweg said. There will be live music, dancing and a four-course dinner, at $75 per person. Call High Hand at 652-2064 for reservations. Alexander’s Horseshoe Bar Grill is serving a five-course dinner, at $75 per person, with seatings at 6 and 9 p.m., according to banquet director Alain Foisy. For availability, call 652-4100. Early birds at Café Zorro can enjoy a four-course dinner for $45 if seated before 6 p.m.; after that, it’s $55 per person. “Dinner will be served until 10 p.m., and the bar will be open until 2011,” said owner Matt Williams. Reservations are required at Cattlebaron’s Café in Penryn is planning a New Year’s Eve “bash” with the Connie Bryan Band from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $20 for the live music, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and midnight champagne. Call 652-7261. The party at the Valencia Club, also in Penryn, starts at 8 p.m. and there will be live music by Absolute Rocks beginning at 9 p.m., according to co-owner Jamie James. There’s a $10 cover charge that includes free munchies, champagne toast and a balloon drop, she said. Call 442-1906 for information. Want to see the man in black? Then don’t miss the Rhythm Riders as they perform their tribute to Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline in a New Year’s Eve show at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door, and are available at Blue Goose Produce. For those who would rather stay home to ring in 2011 with family, Kelly Warden of Skadoodle Toys suggests a game of Ligretto Dice. “It’s easy to learn and fast-paced,” Warden said. Apples to Apples, a card game, is also great for all ages, she said. Both games are under $25 each. And if you don’t want to cook, the Loomis Pizza Factory and Round Table Pizza will deliver hot and tasty pies to your door. “We’ll deliver up until 9 o’clock that night,” said Pizza Factory co-owner Maren Lombardi. Call 652-0477 to place an order. Round Table Pizza is open until 11 p.m., according to Zack Hughey, a supervisor. “I have a special on a large pepperoni pizza for $13.95,” he said. Call Round Table at 660-0400.