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New Year's Eve Events Abound

What's happening around Napa as we bid farewell to 2011 and welcome 2012? Plenty!

New Year's Eve may not be till Saturday, but the party starts tonight at , where organizers tweeted that Napa surf-rockers are performing for skaters tonight.

Friday morning at 10 a.m., bring the kids to the at the for a story hour, free with admission.

Friday night, you might try to get a bite to eat or at least a drink at one of the local restaurants that will be closing for hiatus after the holiday, including and . ( and are already closed for the season.)

Saturday morning, take to the water for the with . It's $85, but ask for the locals' rate; the trip departs from 100 Riverside Dr. at 10 a.m.

For more ways to get your blood moving and your body exercised before the big party night, join the Napa Hoopers' weekly in from noon to 2 p.m.—find out more on Facebook.

New Year's Eve offers too many events to list, so here are a few top picks from our Events calendar:

has a whole evening's worth of festivity planned, from its at 5 p.m. to the that starts at 7:30, complete with live music till 1 a.m. and a Veuve Cliquot toast to the New Year.

The hosts its , benefiting breast-cancer research, starting at 5 p.m.: $50

For an intimate evening of live music, invites you to beginning at 7:00 p.m.:$75

If you want to get a little louder, the presents a at 9 p.m.

offers three tiers of events: starting at 5:30 p.m.: $75; , 8 p.m., $175 and a for $50.

From 8:30 p.m., it's the at .

And there's to a D.J. at from 10 p.m. to midnight.

For more about what's happening the last night of the year, check our Storify collection —We're updating it throughout the day as more information comes in.

As for New Year's Day: Kayakers who missed (or loved) Saturday's river outing are invited back for more with the , departing 10 a.m. from 6 Cuttings Wharf Rd.: $85, or ask for the locals' rate.

For a countywide list of weekend activities, check the article "New Year's events dot the valley."

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