Monday, December 31, 2012
While celebrating in Lakeville, bring these interesting fun facts and trivia about New Year's Eve.
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve in Lakeville this year and find a lull in the conversation, and the wine just isn't getting things going, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia.
Just in time for your year-end parties, temperatures will drop below zero, and the wind chill factor could be in the negative double-digits. That's potentially dangerous for revelers.
So you think it's OK to have a few drinks for New Year's Eve because you're not driving? Don't be so sure. Not getting behind the wheel may keep you out of jail, but the weather authorities are now adding a warning about another danger: tonight's extremely low temperatures. In Lakeville, it'll be about 5-below-zero, with a wind chill factor in the double-digit-below-zero range. That's cold enough to cause hypothermia and frostbite within minutes for those who aren't properly attired with a good hat and gloves. Say, people whose imbibing early in the evening gives them a sense of artificial invulnerability? In that case, just walking down a street could be dangerous. The warning gets stronger as you get further south. In Northfield, for …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
This New Year's Dakota County has plenty to offer, even for complete teetotalers.
Don't want to drink? Have no fear. For New Year's 2013, Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley and other south metro cities will have plenty for you to do. • In Lakeville, the fun begins at Rudy's Redeye Grill at 9 p.m. Live music with Tim Howe. • Big Baby Boomer with Louie Anderson: The gap-toothed comedian is back by popular demand. "Big Baby Boomer, came from the love of food, the hatred towards exercising, the results of Father Time but mostly my joy of stand-up comedy, which I think should have been called sit down comedy. It's a show that's big on laughs and has zero calories, it will be the best ab work you've done in a long time!" Louie Anderson stated in a press release. Anderson will perform two shows back-to-back at the Burnsville…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Activities will likely include snowshoeing, hiking, sledding, s’mores at a bonfire and readings by a local storyteller, among other diversions.
Ring in 2013 Dakota County-style at Lebanon Hills Regional Park's seventh annual family New Year's Eve Party. The party, scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center in Eagan, is $10 per person at the door or $8 per person in advance. Children ages 5 and under are free. Activities include snowshoeing and hiking by candlelight; sledding on the lit sledding hill; s’mores at the bonfire; and readings by storyteller Roy Edward Power, magician Matt Dunn and live animals from Dakota Wild Animals. Participants can also welcome the New Year with a countdown and ball drop at 7:59 p.m. Hot concessions will be for sale and the snowshoe rental open. Bring your own sleds and ice skates. All ages are welcome. Click here for advanced …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Here is a list of drinks sure to impress your New Year's Eve guests.
This weekend marks New Year’s Eve—one of the busiest days to responsibly enjoy an adult drink or two. If you've decided to host a party or stay home with your love, here are some cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests or anyone who drinks them. Remember, be smart, safe and stay off the roads—unless you have a designated driver. Blue Champagne Cocktail Ingredients you need: How to make a Blue Champagne Cocktail: New Year's Sparkler Ingredients you need: How to make a New Year's Sparkler: Resolute Cocktail Ingredients you need: How to make a Resolute Cocktail: Winter Sangria Ingredients you need: How to make a Winter Sangria: Golden Fruit Punch Ingredients you need: How to make a Golden Fruit Punch: Gingerbling by Guy Fieri…
Friday, December 30, 2011
Who started the tradition of making New Year's resolutions?
Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for some 4,000 years. Traditions include going to parties, eating special foods, watching fireworks and, of course, making resolutions. Who started the tradition of making New Year's resolutions? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. The answer will be posted later in the day.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Lakeville Patch took a look around to see what's happening this New Year's Eve. Here's a list of some of this Friday's best bets for food, fun and festivity.
The Brunswick Zone XL is celebrating New Year's Eve with their "Roll Into 2011" event. This family-friendly event option offers a package deal on bowling, arcade games, laser tag and festive food and drinks. Two sessions are offered: 5:30-8:30 pm and 9:30 pm to 12:30 am. For the 5:30 session, kids 12 and under are $25 and adults are $35. For the 9:30 pm session all tickets are $35. Both sessions are open to all-ages. Space is limited. For more info call 952-435-BOWL. The Brunswick Zone XL is located at 11129 162nd Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044. Babe's Music Bar in historic downtown Lakeville is hosting its "New Year's Eve Bash 2011" featuring "the last show ever" by band "Spooky Poodle." In addition to live music there's a free …