ANOTHER YEAR is almost history, and a new century is right around the corner.
With this most momentous of events a scant three or four years away, depending on whether experts can agree if it starts on Jan. 1, 2000 or 2001, we boomers are sobered by the thought that we'll have to say we were born in another century.
We might has well have been born on another planet. But no problem. We can handle close encounters with E. T. types, Star Trek and Star Wars characters. What we can't handle is getting closer to the day that we'll be old enough to get the senior citizen discount at Mickey D's, and eager to ask for it.
Have a safe and happy 1997, Pasadena. Enjoy it while you can still remember it.
Knights of Columbus
Local groups continue to offer celebrations to ring in another New Year Tuesday evening.
Monsignor Raymond P. Kelly Council 10966, Knights of Columbus, will have its annual dinner and dance from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at St. Jane Frances hall in Riviera Beach.
Tickets are $30 and include an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, hot buffet, desserts, champagne toast, continental breakfast and dancing.
For more details, call Len Switala, 437-1216 or Bill Thompson, 255-5941
Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company on Mountain Road will have its celebration from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tickets are $35. Included is a hot buffet from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., a cold buffet afterward, an open bar, champagne toast, continental breakfast and dancing.
For more details, call John Jernigan, 439-4803, or Sue McCumbers 437-1728.
The party at Lake Shore Democratic Club, 236 Maryland Ave., begins at 8 p.m. New Year's Eve and lasts until 1 a.m.
Tickets are $25. That covers an open bar, hot and cold buffet, champagne toast, continental breakfast and music by Sundown Express.
For more details, call 437-4687.
Stoney Creek Democratic Club on Fort Smallwood Road will ring in the New Year from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tickets are $25 and include the celebration standards: open bar, hot buffet and continental breakfast. Pizzazz will provide dance music.
Cash door prizes will be awarded.
For tickets call 255-7960 or 255-4266.
Looking for a nonalcoholic, family-style New Year's Eve celebration close to home?
Then check out the fifth annual gala celebration at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Tick Neck Road Tuesday.
The evening starts at 7 p.m. with a potluck supper, followed by fun and entertainment with a "Mystery Night" theme.
A Holy Eucharist service to welcome in the New Year is planned at midnight.
Breakfast will be served after the service.
For more details, call Rene McCoubrey, 647-2519.
Pub Date: 12/27/96