ALAMEDA -- The USS Hornet Museum will host a New Year's Eve gala 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday.

Opening the night's festivities will be the "Swinging Blue Stars." Free dance lessons will be provided throughout the evening by Jim Truesdale, a former Fred Astaire instructor.

There will also be a silent auction that will include hotel packages, gift certificates to Bay Area restaurants, wine, and tickets to sporting events. Proceeds will benefit the museum.

Tickets for the New Year's Eve event are $45, $65, and $85 per person and include free parking. Food and drinks are not included but can be purchased onboard the USS Hornet Museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3.

For more information and reservations, call 510-521-8448, ext. 282.




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