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New York New Year's Eve

Gualala Arts Presents:
New York New Year's Eve

Saturday, December 31, 2011
at the Gualala Arts Center

Doors open at   6:00 p.m.
Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m.
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New York New Year's Eve On Saturday, December 31, Gualala Arts concludes its 50th anniversary year with the New York New Year's Eve Party that includes a catered dinner, complimentary champagne and live entertainment. The all-inclusive price is $50 per person. The doors open at 6:00 p.m.

The evening starts with a cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with offerings from the no-host martini bar that also sells single malt scotch, microbrew beers, fine wines and "mocktails" throughout the evening. Fred Adler, KTDE radio personality, will provide background music from his library of classic New Year's Eve musical standards.

New York New Year's Eve A buffet dinner prepared by Gualala Arts Culinary Guild will be set out at 7:00 p.m. The menu consists of appetizers, salad bar, shrimp, Cornish game hen, wild rice pilaf, orzo and roasted red peppers, and spinach timbale. Dessert will be Gualala gelato from Gelati Pazzo Marco Pazzo Marco Gelati and homemade cookies.

Since the proceeds for the evening help support the Gualala Arts programming and scholarship program for graduating high school students committed to further artistic studies, it is fitting that a former scholarship recipient will return for an encore performance to entertain after dinner until the ball drops in Times Square at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Bryn Harris Bryn Harris graduated from Point Arena in 2000 and was one of the first to receive a Young Artist Scholarship. She has studied theater arts and performing arts in several schools. She recently completed a BFA cum laude in Directing from the University of North Carolina School of Arts.

Her professional work has included appearances with the Santa Rosa Repertory Theater, guest artist at Solvang Theaterfest, performer and choreographer for the world premiere of One in Portland, Oregon, performances with the Wilde Irish Theater in Berkeley and San Francisco, and two summers at the Oregon Cabaret Theater as performer and choreographer.

The formal program concludes with the traditional toast to salute the departing year in New York's Times Square. This year those who want to continue celebrating can stay and dance to recorded music selected and played by Fred Adler, while the less adventurous go home to a good night's sleep.

Ticket purchases, preferred by December 29, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at (800) 838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery. Those who wish to form a group and reserve a table of six or eight may make arrangements by calling the Arts Center office at 884-1138 or in person at the Gualala Arts Center.

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The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Gualala Arts, 1961 - 2011

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.