With 2015 just hours away, here are some ideas for you as you plan the first weekend of the New Year. 

1. On Saturday, the American Red Cross hold a blood drive at Dunkin Donuts in Henniker at 1805 Old Concord Road. January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.

2. On Saturday evening, Recycled Percussion performs at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.

3. The Seacoast Swimming New Year's Classic happens throughout the weekend at the Swasey Pool on the campus of UNH in Durham.

4. The Winnipesaukee Professional Playhouse Company presents an all new version of "Aladdin" on Saturday evening at 7 pm. The show will take place at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith.

5. On Sunday afternoon at 3pm the Trans Siberian Orchestra performs at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.

Have a happy and safe New Year, and whatever you do we'll be here playing New Country!