The 55th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, featuring the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Rice University Owls, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 3 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Country vocal group Diamond Rio will perform at halftime. Visit

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host New Year’s Eve at First Church Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the church, 8161 Germantown Road in Olive Branch. Events include games, food and fellowship from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., a worship service at 11:30 p.m., and Holy Communion at midnight. Visit

WKNO/Channel 10 will air a live, 90-minute broadcast from Beale Street on New Year’s Eve starting Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. The broadcast will include music and the traditional countdown to the Hard Rock Guitar Drop at midnight. Visit

T.O. Fuller State Park will host its first hike of the year Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the visitors center, 1500 Mitchell Road. The 4-mile hike along the Discovery Trail will include a birds of prey program during the break. Cost is free; bring hiking shoes and water. Call 543-7581 or email

Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit for a list of activities.

Memphis Zoo will hold Happy Zoo Year ice-skating parties Thursday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The parties celebrate the last week of the rink, with a different decade theme each night. Skating is $6; Ferris wheel rides are $5. Visit

Playhouse on the Square will present “Almost, Maine” as part of the POTS@TheWorks series Friday, Jan. 3, through Jan. 26 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Buy tickets at

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives in conjunction with National Blood Donor Month Friday, Jan. 3, and Saturday, Jan. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bud Davis Cadillac, 5433 Poplar Ave. Visit or call 800-733-2767 for eligibility guidelines or to make an appointment.

Germantown Performing Arts Center will present the David Grisman FolkJazz Trio Saturday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Amy LeVere and Will Sexton will open. Buy tickets at