---- — 1) Fight the winter blues
This cold weather have you feeling down? Stave off the winter blues with a little blues music. See B.L. Benson, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel and Blindboy and the CNI Dawgs perform during the Kokomo Winter Blues Festival Saturday night. Doors to the Phi Delta Kappa house open at 7 p.m. The first band takes the stage at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 the day of the show.
2) Eat your way into the new year
Check out the New Year's Eve celebration on the courthouse square Tuesday night. There will be music, lights, stage shows, trike wars and yes, a doughnut eating contest. Think you can scarf down 14 glazed doughnuts before anyone else? Enter the contest for a chance to win $100. Or just wait for the midnight celebration where there will be a ball drop and fireworks to ring in 2014.
3) Youth overnight party
Bridges Outreach partnered with area youth groups to again host a New Year's Eve overnight bash for kids in grades six to 12. There will be food, basketball and dodgeball tourneys, an illusionist, laser tag and more. The party starts at 9 p.m. New Year's Eve at Northwestern High School's fieldhouse and auditorium. It doesn't end until 7 a.m. the following day. Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door.