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 Richfield 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: Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Looking for a way to ring in the new year? Patch has some great suggestions.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Patch compiles a few things happening around the metro area.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Looking for something to do this New Year's Eve? Patch has compiled a list of area events.
Happy New Year! Here are a few things for you adults to do this holiday: If you're looking to get fancy and possibly be a part of a good cause, consider attending Widows Hope Foundation's inaugural fundraising event, the “Hope 13” Gala. Widows Hope a non-profit organization dedicated to helping widows, widowers and their children in times of loss. Where: The Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Why Go: The R Factor, formerly The Rupert's Orchestra, will be playing all night long. And, well, it's for a good cause. Cost: $150 for VIP; $40 for general admission. For tickets, go to widowshope.org. Things to know: Dress is formal to semi-formal. General admission includes a champagne toast at…
Get the family together for some fun this New Year's Eve.
Happy New Year! Celebrate the New Year at Wood Lake Nature Center with family and friends. Follow hundreds of candle-lit luminaries on a trail through cattails and trees while on the lookout for deer, fox and owls. Where: Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr. S., Richfield, MN When: 6-9 p.m. Why Go: Roast marshmallows over a crackling fire or warm up inside with hot cocoa. Make a craft, play a game, or just sit back and relax. Cost: $4 per person; free for FOWL members. Things to know: No pre-registration required; doors open at 6 p.m. The City of Golden Valley's Park and Recreation Department will host an event at Scheid Park on New Year's Eve. According to its website, event goers can enjoy sledding, skating and other fun winter …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Some Richfield residents woke up to damaged property New Year's Day.
A car and an innocent tree were left damaged after an unknown driver or drivers collided with them and left the scenes sometime late New Year's Eve and early New Year's Day. The car was parked on the street on 66th Street and Humbolt Avenue, while the tree was at the corner of 69th Street and Irving Avenue. No police incident reports were filed.
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.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Happy New Year's! Things to do around town.
1) Candlelight and Ice Where: Wood Lake Nature Center When: Dec. 31, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. Why Go: This family friendly event is close to home and features a candlelit walking path through the nature center. Event goers will also enjoy marshmellow roasting, hot cocoa, crafts, games and more. Price: $4 per person; free for Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL) members. 2) New Year's Eve at Edinborough Park Where: Edinborough Park in Edina When: Dec. 31, 2011 Why Go: Ring in the new year a little early with the kids having access to swimming pools and an early countdown. Price: $7 per child; adults free with paid child admission. $1 food voucher included 3) New Year's Eve Public Skating Where: Richfield Ice Arena When: Dec. 31, 2011 from 4-7 p.m. Why Go…
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Hundreds come to Wood Lake Nature Center to ring in the new year with their friends and families.
The atmosphere was casual and cozy at the Wood Lake Nature Center for the Candlelight and Ice New Year's Eve program to usher in 2011. Nearly 500 people came out to the celebration, which was less than last year, but nonetheless a large crowd. Janine Evans, a long-time center employee, said they have been hosting this event for more than 20 years. The event has become multi-generational and people of all ages come to enjoy every year. Like every year, the event featured a candlelit trail, which some participants walked with snowshoes, hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows and activities for both children and adults. Each year has the same main components, but a different seasonal naturalist adds his or her own spin on the celebration, Evans …