Looking for a ritual or ceremony to help you send out the old and bring in the new? Consider attending the New Year's Eve Service at Ananda, Palo Alto's non-denominational spiritual community. Through discussion, chanting, meditation and a fire ceremony, attendees will be encouraged to "release the energy of the past" and embrace the future.
Where: Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
When: Thursday, Dec. 31; meditation, 5-7 p.m., worship service, 7:30 p.m.
Info: Go to anandapaloalto.org or call 650-323-3363.