Brazos Theatre will present a murder mystery dinner and dance Sunday at the Hilton Hotel in Waco.

Cost is $125 and includes a three-course meal, live music to ring in the New Year and a champagne toast at midnight.

The murder mystery takes place in 1955. For more information, visit www.brazostheatre.com.

Holiday golf

The Waco Junior Golf Association will have its annual Holiday Classic at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Ridgewood Country Club, 7301 Fish Pond Road.

The tour is open to any junior golfer, age 18 and younger. Age groups for boys and girls are 15-18, 13-14, 11-12, and 10 and younger.

Entry fee is $35 in advance, by Tuesday, or $45 the day of the tournament. For entry forms and more information, call Bob Ammon at 772-3821 or Ray Lamb at 715-7070.

First Day Hikes

Mother Neff State Park is hosting First Day Hikes starting at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 1. Bring a water bottle and arrive 30 to 45 minutes early to give plenty of time to check in at park headquarters. There will be four ranger-led hikes.

First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage family and friends to get outdoors to start the New Year healthy and outside.

The First Day Hike is free, but a park entrance fee of $2 per person applies. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information call 853-2389 or visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/mother_neff.

Tree recycling

Keep Waco Beautiful, in partnership with Waco Parks and Recreation, is having its annual Chipping of the Green Christmas tree recycling from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 6 at the parking lot of Paul Tyson field. Anyone, regardless of city of residence, is invited to recycle their tree.

Youth Mutton Bustin

The Heart of Texas Cowboy Church will host a New Year’s Eve Mutton Bustin on Sunday at its arena, 5101 Kendall Lane.

All kids welcome are welcome, with a weight limit of 55 pounds. Books will open at 1 p.m., and riding will start at 2 p.m. For more information, call 652-0828.

New Year’s dance

The American Legion will host a New Year’s Eve dance starting 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.

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