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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2008 12:00 am

Here's a look at some of the events happening around Odessa on New Year's Eve:

>> What: New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance Gala to benefit Mercy Trips: A healthcare outreach to Uganda Project at Kanginima Hospital.

>> Where: MCM Grandé Hotel FunDome.

>> When: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Buffet dinner will be served from

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

>> Tickets: Presale tickets cost $40 for individuals, $70 for couples and tables are $400 and can be purchased at Texas Tech Health Science Center. Tickets at the door are $45 each.

>> Call: 770-3995 or 352-1913.

>> What: New Year's Eve Bash 2009 for kindergarten-sixth graders.

>> Where: First United Methodist Church's Bible Zone Theater.

>> When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

>> What: Children should bring sleeping bags for the movie.

>> Cost: $5.

>> Call: Children's Pastor Cindy Lewis at 337-1527.

>> What: New Year's Eve Ring in the New Year.

>> Where: MCM Eleganté Ballroom.

>> When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. A champagne toast at midnight and breakfast served from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

>> Admission: General admission is $50; Preferred seating includes one drink coupon and is $75, and premium seating two drink coupons and is $100.

>> Entertainment: Funky Brass Factory.

>> Call: 368-5885.

>> What: The American Legion New Year's Eve Dance.

>> Where: The American Legion Hall, 2701 E. Eighth St.

>> When: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

>> Tickets: $20 individual and $30 couple. Tickets can be bought in advance at the clubroom.

>> Entertainment: Brian Milson and the Short Road Band.

>> Call: 332-5582.

>> What: Mark McKinney concert

>> Where: The Ranch, 4400 N. Big Spring, Midland.

>> When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

>> Call: 620-0114.

>> What: New Year's Eve Karaoke

>> Where: Hog Pit Pub and Grub, 7400 W. CR 116, Midland.

>> When: 9 p.m. to midnight.

>> Admission: Free.

>> Call: 561-9301.

>> What: New Year's Eve Party

>> Where: Black Gold, 4555 E. University Blvd.

>> When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

>> What: There will a live DJ, dancing and "lots of champagne."

>> Admission: Free.

>> Call: 362-4766.

>> What: New Year's Eve Party

>> Where: Zucchi's bar, 1541 JBS Parkway.

>> When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

>> What: There will be a live DJ and drink specials.

>> Call: 550-7443.

No party plans, no problem

Don't want to face the crowds?

You can stay home and watch the festivities on television.

>> Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009 on ABC: Of course, the ball will drop in Times Square. Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest are the hosts with help from singer/songwriter Fergie and

country star Kellie Pickler. Starts at 9 p.m.

>> New Year's Eve Live on Fox: Spike Feresten and Mark Thompson direct the festivities. The show will feature ‘American Idol' winner David Cook and Grammy-winning musician Scott Weiland. Robbie Knievel caps off things with a stunt at midnight.        Starts at 10 p.m.

>> New Year's Eve Live  with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on CNN: Correspondents will provide reports from celebrations across the country and around the world. Rapper Lil Wayne and Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are set to perform.              Starts at 10

>> Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. on ESPN: If Times Square seems a little tame, motorcyclist Robbie Maddison and race car driver Rhys Millen will perform death-defying stunts from Las Vegas. immediately following the Chick-Fil-A Bowl at about 10 p.m.

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