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Ring in 2011 in style in the foothills

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What are you doing New Year’s Eve? It’s a good question, considering there are plenty of Auburn-area entertainment options to consider. The Club Car plans on kicking off 2011 with some four-course dining, a champagne toast and balloon drop, and live music by the Jamal Walker Band, Loose Change. Cost is $35 to $55 depending on your choice of entree. Ticket price includes a midnight champagne toast as well. Reservations are limited and can be made by calling (530) 887-9732. The Club Car is located at 836 Lincoln Way in Auburn. PlacerArts presents the Rock’n New Year’s Eve Party with the Mark Castro Band. Doors open at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at 808 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Cost for this 21-and-older party is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Tickets include a midnight champagne toast, and net proceeds support PlacerArts’ programs. Call (530) 885-5670 or see www.placerarts.org for more information. Constable Jack’s hosts a New Year’s Eve party featuring live music by the Lou DeLuca Band. The party runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 515 Main St. in Newcastle. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. A spaghetti bar will be open from 7-9 p.m. The party also includes a champagne toast at midnight. Call (916) 663-9385 for more information. Pistol Pete’s hosts Pruno and guests at 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Cover charge for this 21-and-over party is $10. Pistol Pete’s is located at 140 Harrison Ave. in Auburn. Call (530) 885-5093 for more information. Max’s Auburn has an evening of cocktails, dinner, music, dancing and a five-piece band planned from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31. Tickets are $59 per person, which includes drinks, champagne, dinner and entertainment. Tax and gratuity are extra. Max’s is located at 110 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. Call (530) 888-6100 for more information. An encore of “Gold Fever!” is offered at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Enjoy Lou La Bonte’s Dinner Theatre, with an interactive mystery and gourmet dinner buffet, for $59.95 per person. The restaurant is located at 13460 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Call (530) 885-7755 for reservations. A New Year’s Eve Party will be held at Auburn Alehouse, 289 Washington St., Old Town Auburn. Highlights include live music by Fox Trot Mary, a three-course special dinner, and a toast at midnight. Call (530) 885-2537 for details. Latitudes is serving up a New Year’s Eve candlelight dinner. A four-course “good luck” dinner and lobster will be available. Dinner is $50 per person, or $60 if you order lobster. Latitudes is located at 130 Maple St. in Auburn. Call (530) 885-9535 for reservations. The Rhythm Riders will perform their tribute to Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline at 9 p.m. Dec. 31, in a New Year’s Eve Show at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door, and can be purchased at Blue Goose Produce, located in the same building.