ALBANY -- Dig out your bell bottoms, wear a flower in your hair, make a peace sign like you just don't care. The 1960s are the theme of the annual fundraising dance being hosted by the Albany Rotary Club on Nov. 9.
Tickets for the event are $25 for the dance party at the Albany YMCA and attendees encouraged to wear tie-dye or other styles of the decade. A prize will be awarded to the person with the best attire.
Last year's benefit was a 1950s theme and club member Peggy McQuaid said that the Rotary chapter is working its way through all of the decades.
"So next year, we're doing the '70s," she said. "I don't know about the '90s."
McQuaid added, "Last year was actually our first one with this idea, having a party with a decade theme and a DJ. We've done other different types of fundraisers in the past. This is the first dance party idea."
The party will run 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the YMCA, 921 Kains Ave. The $25 ticket includes one beverage and light, snacking fare at the party. Beer and wine and other beverages will be available for sale.
A silent auction will be held as well, with items donated by local merchants.
The proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club for use with local and international projects, according to McQuaid. The club has raised money for the Albany Little League, the Albany-Berkeley Girls Softball League, Albany Unified School District libraries, Villa Scholarships for high school seniors, painting of benches on Solano Avenue, meals for Relay For Life and at the homeless shelter, a literacy program for workers at Golden Gate Fields, meals for the staff at RotaCare Clinic and the eradication of polio the world over.
Tickets are available at the Albany YMCA, from any member of the Rotary Club and online at www.AlbanyCaRotary.org/party.