Monday, December 31, 2012
Looking for a spiritual way to ring in the New Year in Golden Valley?
Many churches in the area are hosting New Year's Eve and Day services. If there is a service that's not listed below, feel free to add it to the comments section. Unity Christ Church Good Shepherd Catholic Church Golden Valley Lutheran Church Calvary Lutheran Church Speak The Word Church International The Church of St. Margaret Mary King of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
New Year's Eve is champagne's time to shine.
Golden Valley residents will soon be ringing in the New Year, a time when champagnes and sparkling wines rule the drink menu. Choices of these great sparklers can be overwhelming, so let's review which ones may be best for your New Year's Eve dinner or celebration. Generally speaking, people refer to all sparkling wines as champagne. Actually, the only wines that can be called champagne are the ones that are produced in the Champagne region of France, hence the name. Wines produced outside this region of France are called by different names. The primary grapes used to produce champagne are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. There are now only five family-owned champagne houses in France, and Laurent-Perrier is the largest of the …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
If you're attending a community gathering to help ring in the new year, consider posting the event information in our community calendar.
Is there a New Year's Eve party or neighborhood celebration happening in or around Golden Valley? Do you want to tell your neighbors about it? Check out Golden Valley Patch's event calendar and add your community event for free. All you have to do is join Patch, click on our calendar, and click "add an event" in the corner of the screen. It's that easy. Are you looking for family-friendly events to attend? Check out our local listing. If you're trying to find something for adults, click here. Questions about posting your calendar event? Email Golden Valley Patch editor Val Engler at Val.Engler@Patch.com.
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 …
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.
Several Golden Valley religious institutions will be holding special worship services, meditations and fireworks for New Year's Eve and Day.
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Friday, December 30, 2011
If you plan on ringing in the New Year in Golden Valley this weekend, there's no need to make phone calls or check online to find out when and where worship services will take place. We've got the info right here for you. Happy New Year from Patch! Calvary Lutheran Church The Church of St. Margaret Mary Golden Valley Lutheran Church Good Shepherd Catholic Church King of Grace Lutheran Church Oak Grove Church Redeemer Reformed Church Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church Unity Christ Church Valley Community Presbyterian Church Valley of Peace Lutheran Church
Friday, December 31, 2010
Mother Nature throws in one last surprise in 2010.
It seems as though many of us will get a healthy dose of fresh ice this New Year's Eve, and it's definitely not the kind found in a festive cocktail! I could have sworn we just sprung into spring earlier when I heard heavy rain hitting the roof. It was a rather loud stream of sound and it shocked me knowing soft, fresh snowflakes weren't cascading down from the cloudy sky. To my surprise, what was falling were actually frozen clear pellets! I may admire the white frosting of the pine trees during the snowy months and powdery ski hills, but I still have a hard time appreciating freezing rain. Talk about buzz kill! It took only minutes for the ground to ice over this afternoon, so I can only imagine how challenging and interesting travel …
Golden Valley Police Chief Stacy Altonen warns that people need to find a designated driver or a ride home if they drink too much.
Liquor stores were a popular place on New Year's Eve as people prepared for the evening's festivities. Golden Valley police, meanwhile, were making preparations of their own.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The rain and snow will make the rinks unusable.
Anyone planning to spend their last few days of the winter break skating on one of Golden Valley's 16 ice rinks will have to change their plans. Thursday afternoon, the city announced all skating rinks will be closed from Dec. 30 - Jan. 2 because the rain and forecasted snow will make the rinks unusable. Golden Valley had also planned a New Year's Eve activity at Scheid Park, but the city announced that event would be canceled as well because of the weather. For more information, check out the City of Golden Valley's website.