Enjoy New Year's Eve dinner, wine and dessert while Old Courthouse Theatre stages an original murder mystery play, 8 p.m., fifth-floor ballroom, Smith Tower, Lowe's Motor Speedway, U.S. 29, Concord. Fundraiser includes silent auction. $75. Reservations: 704-788-2405 or e-mail Info@old courthousetheatre.org ; leave name, telephone and number in your party.
Rural Hill will host a free celebration of Hogmanay (Scottish New Year) and the tradition of walking the property borders for luck in the coming year at 11 a.m. Friday. 704-875-3113; www.ruralhill.net.
Prosciutto's Pizzeria, Pub & Restaurant, in Shops on the Green, will raffle a 50-inch flat-screen TV 9 p.m. Thursday to raise money for Bret and Julia Moyer of Cornelius to adopt a 2-year-old boy with cerebral palsy from a Chinese orphanage. Raffle tickets $10. 704-439-4444.
Davidson Community Players open "Almost, Maine" at 8 p.m. Jan. 7, Duke Energy Theatre, Spirit Square, Charlotte. Performances run Jan. 7-10 and 14-17. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix. org .
Benefit "Polar Bear Plunge" into Lake Norman will be 11 a.m. Friday at the 18th fairway at The Point Lake and Golf Club on Brawley School Road. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; 704-799-3088.
The Troutman town board is seeking recommendations for quick points of interest in the town to be included in the Lake Norman Regional Bicycle Plan.
Statesville will get $541,250 from ASC Timber for the sale of timber on the Third Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant property.
Girls on the Run, for girls 8-12, hosts a 5K Friday for all ages, male and female, at the site of the planned Sally's YMCA in Denver. Register at www.gotrlincolncounty.org/events /5kracee vents.
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