TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Recreation Department will hold a New Year's dance for sixth to eighth graders in Townsend and surrounding communities, to celebrate the New Year.

Participants are invited to come in a costume of their fave music era -- 90's hip hop, 80's punk, 70's disco, 60's pyschedelic, 50's rock 'n'roll, etc. Prizes will be awarded to the most authentic.

The dance will be held at the Hawthorne Brook Middle School in Townsend on Friday, Jan. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m.