BENNINGTON>>In lieu of embracing spring and leaving winter behind, conjure up your best outfit for Saturday's Black & White Dance Party.

From 8 p.m. to midnight, DJ Jim Woodward will mix up a variety of music genres for all ages. A full bar and prizes for best attire interpretation will be available. Wear black, white, or both.

"It's not quite the same, but it takes place of that [Aurora Dance Party]," Woodward said. "It's a really good way to celebrate the spring, the end of winter, and a good chance to get out and have a good time."

Last year, the country club hosted a hat-themed dance party, according to Manager Traci Becker.

Woodward said he has provided party soundtracks "countless times" for the club. This one will occur in place of the previous years Aurora Dance Party hosted by the Bennington Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $8 in advance at the country club or Beverage Den & Smoke Shop on 340 North St. and $10 at the door.

For more information, call the country club at 802-442-2617 or the Beverage Den at 802-442-2861.

—Makayla-Courtney McGeeney can be reached at (802)-447-7567, ext. 118.