Here are a few things to know about during New Year’s week in and around Bristol and Warren:
The 100 Years of Magic celebration of Disney On Ice ends today, Dec. 30, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. Showtimes are 12 and 4 pm. Click here for more information.
The third annual Winter Wish Swim, as in, “I wish my private parts weren’t quite so frozen,” takes place at the Bristol Town Beach, 50 Asylum Road, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at noon. The swim in the bay benefits Children’s Wishes. Registration starts at 11 am.
Real life often gets in the way of you sticking to your resolutions you make at the beginning of the year. Learn how to make an action plan on Saturday, Jan. 4, if you want the changes to stick based on a few great strategies based on how your brain works best. It’s the first seminar of a 6-part series titled the Postively Saturday Winter Series hosted by the East Bay Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $20 per person per session/$15 if purchased before Tuesday, Dec. 31. For more information, click here.
The first session of East Bay Contra Dance for 2014 presents on Thursday, Jan. 2, new callers, new bands and a new time. The new caller is Elwood Donnelly of the Atwater~Donnelly Duo. The new band is the First Time String Band with Sally Rogers, Howie Bursen, Deck Nieforth and special guest fiddler Dan Lanier. The new time is 7:30 - 10:30 pm. Dancers will still meet at 790 Main St. in Warren.
Zumba for a cause on Friday, Jan. 3, at La Vida! Dance and Fitness, 651 Metacom Ave., Bristol. The cause is the February mission trip to Guatemala by Bristol’s Lauren Martel, owner of Naturally Divine in Bristol. Funds raised with $10 donations at the door will help offset costs of the trip. She is traveling under auspices of the Hope of Life International nonprofit in Providence.