Make plans to take the entire family and friends out for a good time on New Year's Eve at the Twin Oaks Bowling Center Cosmic Celebration from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The bowling center will offer a rent-a-lane package for $85 per lane limited to eight people per lane.

The ticket price includes shoes and unlimited bowling, two one-topping pizzas, four pitchers of soda, an order of nachos, cosmic bowling, shoe rental, music, free play on selected video games and door prize give-a-ways.

Tickets are on sale now and there are a limited number available.

"There are 36 lanes available this year. So get your tickets now," said Kelly Wright, Twin Oaks Bowling Center manager. "Lanes will go fast so if you want to celebrate at the TOBC, reserve your lane soon."

No walk-ins lanes will be available New Years' Eve and prepayment is required to reserve a lane. Everyone will receive party favors including noisemakers, leis, a party hat and something to toast with at midnight whether it is champagne or white grape juice. Bowl as many games as you can fit in during the hours of event.

"Celebrate the New Year with the entire family in a safe, family-friendly environment," said Wright. "We orient this as a family event, so parents and their children can bowl to the sounds of their favorite beat with free juke box music all night, in a discotheque atmosphere with black lights, strobe lights, glow-in-the-dark shoes and bowling pins."

For parents who want alcoholic beverages the bar will be open. The Strike Zone grill will also be open throughout the event. For more information, call 442-2882.

Backbone Lounge
Ring in 2013 at the historic Patriot Club's Backbone Lounge from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be plenty of free party favors, appetizers, karaoke, pool and drink specials. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Call 442-5300 by Dec. 27 to make reservations.

Early RSVP is encouraged because the club will be closed Dec. 21 until the New Year's Eve party.

"We will still take reservations up until Dec. 27 by phone, and we will check the messages daily," said Donovan Dodd, Patriot Club manager.

"There will be hors d' oeuvres throughout the evening and music to help us bring in the New Year," he said. "The Backbone Lounge provides a safe place to bring in the New Year to allow attendees to relax and enjoy it with their friends. The party is geared toward our Soldiers, but it is open to everyone."

According to Dodd, the Backbone Lounge offers a relaxed bar setting with the small intimate tables, pool tables, and jukebox and karaoke. It is an adult-oriented event.

"If you want to bring in the New Year in a traditional bar, come to the Backbone Lounge," said Dodd. "There will be plenty of food, music and an opportunity to party with friends.

"Karaoke will be available so we can do whatever we want to do to bring in the New Year," he said. "There will be party favors for the evening and we'll toast the New Year at midnight."

Dodd said the club supports the designated driver program and free sodas are available to designated drivers.

"For those who don't have a designated driver, Peoples Cab offers free rides home to any patrons on or off post, so if you drink, don't take the risk get a free ride home."

All FMWR clubs and restaurants support the designated driver program and will get patrons home safely by cab. For more information, call 442-5300.