New Year’s Eve is on the way, and with it come local events for everyone. They start Wednesday, Dec. 29, and run through next Friday.


New Year’s Eve is on the way, and with it come local events for everyone. They start Wednesday, Dec. 29, and run through next Friday.

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Harvest Years Senior Center New Year party will start at 5 p.m. at the center, 30 South St., Camden. The early-bird dinner buffet will be at 5 p.m., and includes sausage with onions and peppers, baked ziti with meat sauce, pork and sauerkraut with gravy, Tom’s chili over rice, tossed green salad, green beans with almonds, mashed potatoes, black eyed peas, bread and rolls, assorted desserts, coffee and hot tea. The event is BYOB. There will be live music and dancing from 6 to 9 p.m., 50/50 raffles and door prizes. The cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 698-4285.


Friday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing sponsored by the Camden Wyoming Fire Company Auxiliary will be held at the Camden Wyoming Fire Hall. Dinner is from 6 to 8 p.m., and dancing starts at 9 p.m. with DJ Larry Clark. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles will be at 8 p.m. Party favors are provided, bottomless cups are $15, and there will be a cash bar. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For tickets, call 387-1355 Dover English Country Dancers New Year’s Eve dance will be at 8:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth W. Murphey School, 42 Kings Highway, Dover. Enjoy dancing dances of the Colonial period and early 1800s. All dances are taught and called. No experience needed. Beginner instruction starts at 8 p.m. Period attire or formal eveningwear are requested, as is a light dish to share. Admission is $15. Proceeds go toward the DECD Scholarship Fund. Third Annual New Year’s Eve party at the Modern Maturity Center starts with doors opening at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:30 and dancing from 8:30 to 12:30 a.m. with music provided by All Star Entertainment. Tickets are $30. The event is open to the public. Champagne toast is at midnight, and party favors are included. All proceeds benefit Modern Maturity Center programs for older adults. For more information or tickets, call 734-1200, ext 167. The first Biggs New Year’s Eve Bash will be from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second floor of the museum, 406 Federal St., Dover. The event includes hors d’oeuvres and a stir-fry station by Wilmington’s Mikimotos, midnight munchies food station, cocktail lounge, red carpet photo opportunities, champagne toast with fireworks displays on Legislative Mall, and entertainment by DJ Leon Barton. Tickets are $60, or $100 per couple. For more information or tickets, call 674-2111 or visit www.biggsmuseum.org. Cooldog Concert Series New Year’s Eve show featuring Ellen Cherry and Kate Klim, with Peters and Moore opening, will be at 7:30 p.m. Location of the house concert near Smyrna and Dover will be given with RSVP. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish to share, and the concert is BYOB. For more information, visit www.cooldogconcerts.com or call 659-3865. First Night Dover, a family friendly party throughout downtown Dover, will run from 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, to midnight. The event includes musical and comedy performances, activities and games for all ages. There will be fireworks at 6 p.m. and at midnight, with a ball drop at midnight. Buttons serve as tickets for all First Night events, and are $10 before Saturday, Dec. 25, and $15 after. Children 10 and younger are free when accompanied by a button-wearing adult. Buttons are for sale at Forney’s Too, Delaware Made, Happy Harry’s and the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center, 121 Duke of York St. For more information, call 741-8228, visit www.firstnightdover.com or email firstnightdover@comcast.net.