New Year’s – In with a bang
NewYear’s Eve in Stanstead was alleged to have been a boring proposition not so long ago. Road trips to more populated destinations was the best option for a lively night. All that was required was a designated driver. Stanstead, however, is turning its’ new leaf. 2011 opened with a Gala at the old Buttersfield Factory. Attendees spoke enthusiastically of the event for weeks after. This year end will be even more exciting, as those who planned the Buttersfield event have moved the party to more posh surroundings, namely Stanstead College’s Lebaron Hall and the Pat Burns Arena VIP Room.
New Year’s may be a romantic time for some, requiring dinner out, followed by dancing. Others may simply wish to head out later for a night of dancing with friends. Regardless of your plans, this year’s organizers have thought of everyone, every budget and every taste, when they planned Stanstead’s Black Diamond Party. The evening has three options.
The Black Diamond Party will take place in the Molson-coors VIP Room at the Pat Burns Arena. The event begins at 6:30 pm and includes a delicious four-course dinner and complementary glass of wine. Music will be performed by Mike Goudreau and his trio. The festivities will continue through the night and will include party favours and a glass of sparkling wine for a traditional midnight toast. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $75 each. For those who prefer to venture out later in the evening, the dancing and midnight toast are an excellent option. Those interested in joining the fun after dinner can do so, starting at 8:30 pm, with tickets reasonably priced at $25 for the evening.
TheUnitarian Universalist Meeting House (Uuestrie) in North Hatley was bursting at the seams on Sunday
Jane Gowman narrates the and Mole listen to a choir of field mice.