• The Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Heart of Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross, 9205 Oak Creek Drive in Woodway. To make an appointment, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.
  • Walmart is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at 600 N. Hewitt Drive in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Caroline Conklin at 666-9021.
  • Family of Faith Worship Center is hosting a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2225 Cumberland Ave. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Ruben Andrade at 235-4495.

All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood. Potential blood donors may volunteer starting at age 16 with parental consent and independently starting at age 17. There is no upper age limit for donating blood.

Boil water order canceled

The East Crawford WSC has rescinded its boil order. Test results from the Environmental Monitoring Laboratory LLC indicate total coliform and E. coli are absent.

Call Don Brandon at 723-1834 or Clay Plemons at 709-5638 for questions.

New Year’s Eve murder mystery

Brazos Theatre will present a murder mystery dinner and dance New Year’s Eve at the Hilton hotel in Waco.

Cost is $125, including a three-course meal, live music to ring in the new year and a champagne toast at midnight.

For details, visit www.brazostheatre.com.

American Legion hosting dance

The American Legion will host a New Year’s Eve dance at 8 p.m. Sunday at 202 S. Jefferson St. in McGregor.

Admission is $8 per person or $15 per couple. Jus’ Country and Mary J will perform live.

For more information, call 840-4319.

Hispanic Museum New Year’s party

The Waco Hispanic Museum in sponsoring a New Year’s Eve dance at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Mutualista Hall, 2214 S. 15th St.

Tejano Crossroads Band will perform, along with Conjunto Villarreal, featuring Moses Villarreal. Admission is $10.

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