Happy New Year's!
This coming week, in events that get to your heart through your stomach.
Saturday, December 31 - Sunday, January 1
New Year's festivities often start out with a culinary celebration, with Madison restaurants preparing for the long night and morning with special menus, buffets, and all sorts of feasting opportunities. Reservations are a good idea, though, and in some cases essential, and there's not much time remaining before the fun begins. But whether or not food is on the menu this weekend, the revelry will continue well into Sunday, with some three dozen different parties around town detailed in this New Year's preview. Just make sure to save some appetite for the Packers game.
More events this week
Tuesday, December 27
Kitchen Chemist, a session for kids to make ice cream and learn about the science of freezing and melting. Madison Children's Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St., noon, free with $8 admission. Call 256-6445 for more info.
Wednesday, December 28
Thursday, December 29
Kids in the Kitchen: Tasty Treats! class for kids 6-12, with instructor Lily Kilfoy demonstrating cooking basics and preparing a menu of popcorn balls, sesame candies, and more. Willy Street Co-op East, 1221 Williamson St., 4-5:30 p.m., $10 owners and $20 all others. Call 251-6776 for more info.
Saturday, December 31
Sunday, January 1
Savory Sunday, with volunteers needed to prepare and serve a fresh, hot New Year's Day meal for the hungry, now serving once again in the Wisconsin Capitol cafeteria. Lutheran Campus Center, 5 N. Mills St., 11 a.m. Call 233-6967 for more info.