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Events that say 'Hello, 2013'

Not sure how to ring in the new year? Not to worry. From a semiformal dance with doo-wop, to an outdoor family event without the alcohol, to an overnight camping event, there are New Year's Eve events that offer a variety of ways to welcome in 2013.

• New Year's Eve Pre-party at CineBistro at Grove 16, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. If you don't want to stay up until midnight, get into the spirit at this event with chef-created passed appetizers, specialty cocktails, draft beer and raffle prizes. $25. (813) 948-5444.

• CARES New Year's Eve Party, 7 p.m. at 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson. Bring a covered dish to share and your own snacks and beverages. CARES will supply cold cuts and rolls. Features the CARES All Star Band, karaoke, dancing, and grape juice champagne at midnight. $6. (727) 863-6868.

• American Legion New Year's Party starts at 8 p.m. at Paradise Post 79, 5329 Legion Place, New Port Richey. Entertainment by Larry Greer. $25. Call to reserve seating for parties of six or more. (727) 842-8387

• New Year's Eve Party with Backwoods Boot Scooters, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. A pulled pork dinner will be served from 7 to 8 p.m. Champagne toast and favors provided. Guests may bring a dessert to share, but it is not mandatory. Tickets are $15. Call (352) 442-0112.

• Rockin' New Year's Eve at Camp Nessie at Innisbrook Resort, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Kids can bring in the new year at their own party with dinner and a night of noisemaking and drink toastings leading up to the ball drop at midnight. 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $60; includes dinner. 24-hour advance registration required. (727) 942-5241

• New Year's Eve with the Legends of Doo Wop, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Featuring music with Tommy Mara, Tony Passa of the Fascinators, Steve Horn of the Five Sharks and Frank Mancuso of the Imaginations. Also featuring DJ Cadillac Kid. Hors d'oeuvres, dinner buffet and champagne toast at midnight, followed by a continental breakfast. Tickets are $79.95. (727) 863-7949.

• Knights of Columbus New Year's Eve Celebration, 7:30 to 1 a.m. at Knights Of Columbus Council 5869, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. Featuring music by Sharon Z. Dinner buffet. Party favors, hats and noise makers provided. Champagne toast at midnight. Breakfast will be served. $45. (727) 848-6566 or (727) 807-5620.

• C'est La Vie New Year's Celebration, starts at 7 p.m. at Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. Music by duo C'est La Vie. There will be two buffets, dancing, hats, noisemakers, a champagne toast, breakfast buffet and more. Advanced reservations are recommended. $100 per couple. $65 for single. (727) 863-7539

• New Year's Eve Camping and Chubby Carrier Concert, starting at 8 p.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band will entertain. Dinner includes shrimp etouffee, mussels and andouille sausage. Party favors provided. Tickets are $55, which include primitive camping. (863) 984-8445 or visit

• New Year's Eve Gala at Saddlebrook, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel. This black-tie optional party begins at 8 p.m. with a cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres on the Fountain Terrace followed by dinner. Music by DJ Lex Macar, cash bar and champagne toast at midnight. $135. Reservations required. (813) 907-4470

• New Year's Eve Celebration, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Courts of Praise property, 27360 Cortez Blvd., east of Brooksville. This is a free no-alcohol, community event. Features Bob Suter Band, local church bands, praise and worship teams, trick motorcycle riders, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and a laser light show. Free food and drinks from 8 to 9 p.m. Guests may bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages, and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

• Polish-American Social Club New Year's Eve Country-Western Dance, 9 p.m. to midnight, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music by the six-piece Country Back Roads Band. There will be party favors, snacks, prizes and nonalcoholic champagne at midnight. Tickets are $10. (352) 345-1713.

Events that say 'Hello, 2013' 12/27/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:21pm]
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