Everyone is welcome at the CommUnity Square Dance from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the old Webster School. Caller Jenny Monfore will teach and call all dances to live old-time music by Cullowheezer. No partner or fancy outfits are required.
Papou’s Wine Shop features wine and the return of Sugah and the Cubes for the “End of the Year Blues Jam” from 8-10 p.m. Saturday.
The Jackson County Public Library will host a “Rockin’ New Year’s Noon” starting at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Bring the family for crafts, games, snacks and a countdown to noon. Call the Library at 586-2016 for more information.
The Mad Batter will be showing two free movies this week. “The Polar Express,” is about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. It shows at 6:30 p.m. Friday. “Venom” plays at 7 p.m. Saturday. Journalist Eddie Brock’s body merges with the alien Venom – leaving him with superhuman strength and power. The Mad Batter Food & Film is at 617 W. Main St., www.madbatterfoodfilm.com and 586-3555.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with music by The High Lonesome Dreamers at the Balsam Mountain Inn. Includes dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Showtime from 8 p.m. to midnight with a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $30 and available at www.balsammountaininn.net and 456-9498. The Balsam Mountain Inn is at 68 Seven Springs Drive in Balsam.
The Paper Mill Lounge & Theatre is hosting a New Year’s Eve party that includes hors d’oeuvres, a bottle or glass of red or white wine, a four-course dining experience with entree of your choice and champagne to ring in the New Year. Music with pianist Austin Ruff will play through dinner and after, and a live band after. The event is limited to 32 tickets. Choices for entrees will include a thick cut of select beef, a stuffed chicken or a vegetarian dish. Event is 21-plus, tickets are $98. Cocktail attire required. The Paper Mill Lounge & Theatre is at 513 Mill St. in Sylva. See www.thepapermilllounge.com/events for more information.
Join The Cut Cocktail Lounge for their New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party. There will be a champagne toast and music by DJ Tape Fire. Masquerade attire is encouraged. There will be a mask-making table for those who need help getting fabulous. The Cut Cocktail Lounge is at 610 W. Main St. in Sylva. Call the Cut at 631-4795.
Join Mad Batter Food & Film for a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with live music from the Colby Deitz Band and very special guests Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats. Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $10, and the event start at 9 p.m. The Mad Batter is at 617 W. Main St. in Sylva. Call 586-3555 for more information.