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New Year's Plans in San Clemente

What's going on this week, holiday-themed.

San Clemente has several events planned for New Year's 2014 for those who don't like to stay up. Patch file photo.
San Clemente has several events planned for New Year's 2014 for those who don't like to stay up. Patch file photo.

1. Not a night person? Calvary Chapel San Clemente is offering a family-friendly New Year’s celebration coinciding with the ball dropping in New York. That’s Eastern Standard Time, so you can scream “Happy New Year” at 9 p.m. our time. The early fun starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Hub, 927 Calle Negocio, Suite O. Ditto with Heritage Christian Fellowship. Their party begins at 5:30 p.m.  at 190 Avenida La Pata.

2. For the seniors who REALLY don’t want to stay up late: The Dorothy Visser Senior Center will celebrate the New Year from noon – 1 p.m. Tuesday at. 117 Ave. Victoria, San Clemente.

3. For those who prefer to celebrate with a good meal: Iva Lee’s is having its annual masquerade ball. The menu looks FAB.

4. A designated driver is available (but he’ll make a lot of stops): Don’t forget the OCTA is running its buses for free Tuesday night into the wee hours of Wednesday a.m.

5. Let us be the first in 2014 to tell you to take hike: The San Onofre Foundation is hosting the first hike in 2014 on Wednesday (of course). Meet at 11 a.m. at San Mateo Campground Amphitheater, 1 mile inland from I-5 (exit Cristianitos) in San Clemente. 

6. For those needing help with their resolutions: Here’s a link to a government website that lists popular resolutions and the government agencies that can help. Not surprisingly losing weight is first on the list, and the National Institutes of Health have a plan for you

7. Better tell your teens: Distracted driving is dangerous, especially if you’re a new driver. Starting Wednesday, California drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using a wireless device while driving, even if it is equipped with a hands-free option.

For other fun events, check our events calendar.

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