It's almost time for 2011 and if you're in a need of a plan to make New Year's Eve a memorable evening for the whole family, why not try First Night Columbus?

And if you're among the first 37 people to swing by the Dispatch building today, you can also score four free admission buttons (worth $8 each) to enjoy all the First Night festivities. Just come to the security desk in the lobby at 34 South Third St., smile very nicely at Helen and tell her you'd love to have some First Night buttons if they're still available, and she will reward you with your prize! (we'll post something on Facebook to let you know when supplies run out; remember -- there's a limit of four per person that we can give out)

So what will you have to look forward to at First Night? Well, the center insert of our December issue has it all spelled out (just go to page 40-41 of this PDF in case you can't find your print copy). Or visit the First Night Columbus website.