Celebrate the New Year at one of these North State New Year’s Eve events:
Ferndale – Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 – New Year’s Barrel Bash. Two days of fun for barrel racers include 4D payouts, average awards and saddle awarded by drawing. Sign-ups and time-only runs, Dec. 31, 6-7 p.m. and Jan. 1, 10-11 a.m. Calcutta auction, 11 a.m. Racing begins after the auction. Presented by Barrels by the Bay and sponsored by North State Barrel Racing Association and Barrel Racers National 4D. Time-only runs, $5. Open entry fee $50 + $5 office fee. +$5 for nonmembers. Covered Arena, Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale. For information, call Christine Huston, (707) 845-0291, or Cork Pickle, (707) 407-6635.
Eureka – Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve in Old Town Eureka. A tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 9 p.m. show and after-show party catered by Avalon. Champagne and dancing until 1 a.m. Tickets $125. For information, call the Arkley Center Box Office at (707) 442-1956 or visit arkleycenter.com.
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Alturas – Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Party. Rock in the New Year at California Pines Lodge. Dinner hours in the Lakeside Steak House from 5-9 p.m. Party starts at 8 p.m. in the Lakeside Bar. $5 cover charge. Come rock with Nic the Undertaker & SOJ. For information, call (530) 233-5842.
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Mt. Shasta – Dec. 31 – New Year’s Party. Night skiing, torchlight parades, a bonfire, a raffle and live music by Chico’s All Fired Up. For information, call 926-8610. A silver ball drops at 9 p.m. at the Siskiyou Ice Rink, where New Year’s activities include music, a bonfire and free hot cocoa; 926-2494.
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Shasta Lake City – Dec. 31
Party at the American Legion Hall in Shasta Lake City with music by the Frank Admiral Fire Mountain Band; 275-8211.
Redding – Dec. 31
Pio Loco’s Club Coco Loco – Music and food, 246-2111.
Post Office Saloon – Boy’s Night Out. No cover, 246-2190.
Lulu’s – The Shasta Blues Revue. 243-6251.
Win-River Casino – DJ Jose Ochoa in the Martini Bar, The Buddy Emmer Band, a classic rock top 40 dance band, will perform in the Event Center and One Headlight, a top 40 dance band will perform in Elements restaurant; $50 includes a stuffed pork chop dinner. 243-3377.
Yaks on Bechelli Lane – Masquerade ball with cabaret performers to benefit the Redding City Musical Theatre Co.; 515-3262.
The French Gulch Hotel – Dinner and music by Weety. 359-2112.
Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant – Party co-hosted by HawkMan Studios. Jim Dyar will perform and three artists will give painting demos. 229-9449.
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Oroville – Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Party. Feather Falls Casino presents “Pop Fiction,” Northern California’s Premier Party Band! Dance hits of the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and today. Cash giveaways, free party favors plus food & drink specials. (530) 533-3885.
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Adam Mankoski is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your North State weekend events to email@example.com.