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RICHMOND, VA. Seymour's Annual New Year's Bash: Children's Museum of Richmond. 2626 West Broad St. www.c-mor.org. 804-474-7000.

New Year's Eve with Carbon Leaf: Toad's Place of Richmond, 140 Virginia St. For ages 18 and older. Doors open at 8 p.m. $25 ADV; $30. 804-648-8623.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. New Year's Eve at The Health Adventure: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. $10/family for non-members. The Health Adventure at Pack Place, 2 South Pack Square. www.thehealthadventure.org.

RALEIGH, N.C. First Night Raleigh 2008, Children's Celebration: 2 p.m. N.C. Museums of History and Natural Sciences, 5 East Edenton St. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.; People's Procession: $9-$12. 6 p.m. Fayetteville Street. 919-990-1158. www.firstnightraleigh.com.

MEMPHIS, TENN. New Year's Eve Family Gala: 7 p.m. with an exciting New Year's Eve Countdown and Toast at 9:30 p.m. for the young audience. $40/adults; $25/children. 901-726-4656.

New Year's Eve Zoo Snooze: 901-333-6600. www.memphiszoo.org.

New Year's Eve Spectacular w/ Kallen Esperian: Germantown Performing Arts Centre. 901-751-7500. www.GPACweb.com.

New Year's Eve on Beale Street: Come downtown to ring in 2008 with live music in the clubs, great meals and a champagne toast at midnight. www.bealestreet.com.

WILMINGTON, N.C. Island of Lights New Year's Eve Countdown Party/Fireworks: 9 p.m. Carolina Beach Gazebo, Harper Avenue and Cape Fear Boulevard, Carolina Beach, N.C. 910-458-8434.

The Who's Tommy City Stage: 21 N. Front St. Reservations required. 910-342-0272. www.citystageatlevel5.com

Kidfest Downtown: 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Children's Museum of Wilmington, 116 Orange St. 910.254.3534 ext. 107. www.playwilmington.org.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. New Year's Weekend Extravaganza: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 2001 Nightclub, 920 Lake Arrowhead Road. 843-449-9435. 2001nightclub.com.

Avista New Year's Gala: 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Avista Resort. 843-249-2521. www.avistaresort.com

New Year's Eve Concert w/ Corey Smith, Joal Rush and Sam Thacker: 8:30 p.m. $25-$27.50. House of Blues Myrtle Beach, 4640 Highway 17 S. North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 843-272-3000. www.hob.com.

COLUMBIA, S.C. EdVenture's New Year's Eve Noon Countdown: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.edventure.org. EdVenture Children's Museum, 211 Gervais St. 803-779-3100. Free with museum admission.

Newberry Opera New Years Eve: 8 p.m. www.newberryoperahouse.com. 1201 McKibben St., Newberry S.C. 803-276-6264 $50

WOW! Columbia's New Year's Eve Celebration: 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. www.columbiaactioncouncil.net. 803-343-8750. Free

ATLANTA Widespread Panic – New Year's Eve: 8 p.m. $49.50. Philips Arena, 1 CNN Center. 404-249-6400. www.ticketmaster.com.

4th Annual Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve Party: $119-$175. Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE. 404-577-1234. www.downtowncountdown.net.

Annual Peach Drop: Free. Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. 404-523-2311. www.peachdrop.com.

For more music-related New Year's stuff, visit La Vida Local in the music section.

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