A prime-rib dinner will be served New York-style, plus champagne and a balloon drop. Hotel rooms are available as part of the party package. Price is $125 per person or $200 per couple for the dinner, party, hotel room and Sunday brunch; $80 per person or $150 per couple for dinner and party, and $45 in advance for the party alone. Party admission will be $60 at the door if space is available. Reservations are required by Tuesday by calling (661) 948-4651. Volunteer tutor program offered PALMDALE – The Palmdale Library Literacy Program will hold a two-part volunteer tutor training program from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway. Volunteers must attend both sessions. Tutors will be matched with an adult student who wants to improve his or her reading and writing skills. People can get more information or register for the training by calling (661) 267-5693. Evening of Prayer planned Dec. 31 LAKE LOS ANGELES – Mount Carmel Retreat Center will host a New Year’s Eve Night of Prayer. The evening begins at 8 p.m. and concludes with Mass at midnight, and includes spiritual conferences and Rosary. The center is sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, a Roman Catholic order of nuns.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Artists may enter ‘Freedom’ display PALMDALE – The Palmdale Visual Arts Group is seeking entries for the Freedom Art Exhibition to be held Jan. 6-Feb. 19 at the Palmdale Playhouse Gallery. The exhibition is open to all media, including sculpture and photography. Artists may deliver their entries to the Playhouse between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 4. Artists must call Debbie Barrientes or Jo Anne Smith at (661) 267-5584 for an appointment to deliver their art. Entries must depict what freedom means to the artist, based on a personal interpretation of the theme “Spirit of Freedom.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Artwork can be in any style from representational to abstract. Photographs can be traditional or digital, and they can be digitally manipulated or enhanced. Nudes or vulgar or obscene artwork is not allowed; all entries are subject to the discretion of the Palmdale Playhouse Visual Arts program manager. Artists may advertise their artwork for sale. The Palmdale Visual Arts Group manages the Playhouse Art Gallery and seeks to promote art and artists in the community by providing a supportive, nurturing environment for exhibition, education, discussion and appreciation of all aspects of the visual arts. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the Palmdale Playhouse at (661) 267-5684. Granillo Jr. family greets daughter LANCASTER – Cynthia and Manuel Granillo Jr. of Lancaster announced the birth of daughter Vega Rose Granillo. The baby was born Nov. 19 at Antelope Valley Hospital. A.V. Inn plans New Year’s Eve party LANCASTER – Vocalist Tony Molina and Friends will perform New Year’s Eve at the Antelope Valley Inn’s dinner and dance.