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Event listings for Friday, December 21, 2012

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Building Work Ethic and Personal Skills for Employees: How do we define and evaluate work ethic and personal skills? Differentiate between attitudes and behaviors? Strategies for build work ethic and personal skills, and for recruiting and employee development will be discussed. The first hour will be an informal presentation on the topic. The second hour will be a discussion on applications and participant experiences. 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Free. Community College of Vermont/Brattleboro Academic Center, 70 Landmark Hill. Information: 802-879-2389, 802-254-6370.

Music

WEST DOVER Kevin Parry, guitar and vocals: Kevin Parry takes requests. 7 p.m. - 10 pm. No cover. West Dover Inn, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5207; www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Kids and families

DUMMERSTON Dancing & Drumming: Simba: Celebrate the Winter Soltice and the end of the Mayan calendar with Simba's annual dance and music. The band members are Dan DeWalt on keyboard, steel drum and trombone; Bob Stabach, sax and flute; Wim Auer, bass; Charlie Schneeweis, trumpet and vocals; Steve Sonntag, trumpet and percussion; Derrik Jordan, guitar, keyboard, percussion, violin and vocals; Steve Leicach, congas and talking drum; and Johnny Yuma, drums and vocals. Dance to funk, reggae, latin, world beat, soca-calypso, ska, jazz, and blues. Rupa Cousins will lead a movement meditation dedicated to peace, love and unity. All ages welcome. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10, $25 maximum for a family. Simba/Evening Star Grange, East-West Rd.,/School St, Bunker Rd. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Candlelight Hayrides: Celebrate the Winter Solstice. Ride through the dark woods and fields past a candlelit fir tree, lamp-lit stream, torches and home made lanterns. Snuggle down in the hay to hear voices ringing out from darkness in celebration of light, peace and the change of seasons. First come, first served. (Rides will be moved to Dec. 22 if there is inclement weather.). 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fair Winds Farm, 511 Upper Dummerston Road. Information: 802-254-9067; Click for more info on Web in new window.

TOWNSHEND Stories and Crafts: For preschoolers. Every first and third Friday of the month. 10 a.m. in the Children's Room. Free. Townshend Public Library, 1971 Route 30. Information: 802-365-4039; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Story Time with Snacks: Parents are encouraged to enjoy this engaging and educational activity with their children. This event is hosted by the Brattleboro Food Co-op and is part of the Month of the Young Child, which is sponsored by Windham Child Care Association, the Early Educators Network of Southeastern Vermont and Building Bright Futures of Southeastern Vermont. 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212.

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