New Year’s Fun
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Looking for some ideas to ring in 2011? A sampling of activities today.
• Relax at home!
Clemson plays South Florida at Charlotte’s Meineke Car Care Bowl, starting at noon on ESPN.
USC plays Florida State at Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Bowl, starting at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
• For families
EdVenture’s “Countdown To New Year’s” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the children’s museum, 211 Gervais St. The kid-friendly celebration — featuring a countdown to noon, art projects, music and dancing — is free.
The city of Columbia’s New Year’s Eve Carnival — a family-friendly event — is from 4 to 9 p.m. at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. There will be fireworks at 9 p.m.
• For singles, seniors
Capital Senior Center’s New Year’s Eve Dance will be held from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., 1650 Park Circle. Advance tickets, $25; at the door, $30. Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight. Semiformal dress.
Columbia After Dark’s Ninth Annual New Year’s Eve Singles Dance will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center (The Barn), 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia. Advance tickets, $15; at the door, $20.