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New Year’s Eve

at B&B

Dining, dancing and a fun show are just the start of a New Year’s Eve celebration at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

A dinner buffet will be followed by a performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a Tony Award-winning musical about adolescent overachievers.

Then the Beef & Boards Orchestra takes the stage and the dance floor is open to all as the minutes of the year tick away to the New Year.

Tickets range from $73 to $85 for this special event. For reservations, call the box office at (317) 872-9664 or visit beefandboards.com.

Paula Deen coming to Indy

Enjoy an afternoon with Food Channel super star Paula Deen when she comes to Indianapolis Jan. 15.

She’ll be at the Old National Centre, Murat Theatre to benefit Sycamore Services. Her 2 p.m. appearance is presented by Duke Energy.

For ticket information, call 1-866-614-4183 or visit sycamoreservices.com.

Civic Theatre

to hold auditions

The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre will hold auditions next month for its spring musical, “Cabaret,” and “Miss Saigon.”

Auditions for both shows will be Jan. 3 and 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Civic Theatre on the campus of Marian University (3200 Cold Spring Rd.).

“Cabaret” tells the story of a cabaret singer, an American writer and the citizens of Berlin as they are caught in the swirling maelstrom of a changing society on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power.

Loosely based on Puccini’s opera “Madam Butterfly,” “Miss Saigon” tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War.

Civic Theatre holds open auditions and no appointments are necessary.

A free audition prep session will take place on Dec. 27 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This informational meeting will provide interested actors with the tools necessary to prepare for auditions.

For more information, call (317) 924-6770.

Park passes now

on sale

White River State Park has started its 2011 park pass campaign, allowing visitors the chance to visit all of the park attractions for less, thanks to the 2011 Park Pass. The pass provides one-time admission for one low price into the six WRSP attractions: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, IMAX Theater, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis Zoo and NCAA Hall of Champions.

In addition, the pass includes coupons good for discounts on Segway tours, bicycle or pedal boat rentals, concert parking at The Lawn and discounted admission to the nearby Indiana Experience at the Indiana History Center.

Passes are $42/adult; $30/children ages 3-12 and may be purchased at the White River State Park Visitors Center. For more information about White River State Park, visit www.inwhiteriver.org.

Pepsi Coliseum

skate shop

Visit the fully stocked pro skate shop for all your skating needs, including new and used skates, skate repairs, skate sharpening and youth and adult hockey equipment. Skate shop hours are 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the coliseum in the State Fairgrounds.

Public skating sessions now through April 30. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 for 13 and older; $4 for 12 and younger. Skate rental is $4 hockey skates; $3 figure skates.

For more information, call (317) 927-7622 or visit www.indianastatefair.com.

New Year’s at Oak Hill Mansion

Ring in 2011 with a celebration at The Mansion at Oak Hill. Reservations are now available.

After a culinary dinner feast, guests can dance the evening away to the sounds of the local band Five Easy Pieces. 

The New Year’s Eve celebration is $75 per person and includes the dining and dancing, plus a champagne toast at midnight and party favors to ring in the New Year. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.

The party site is located at the intersection of 116th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway in Carmel. For more information, visit www.oakhillmansion.com or call (317) 843-9850 to make reservations.

Vicki Winans

at church opening

Gospel artist Vicki Winans® will be the special guest at the opening night of New Life Worship Center’s new Anderson campus on Jan. 2 at 6 p.m.

For more information, call (877) 297-5696 or visit www.newlifeindy.org.

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