Lakeshore Halloween parade set for Oct. 26

The annual Lakeshore Halloween Parade and Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Little hobgloblins, fairy princesses and zombies are asked to join the Lakeshore Avenue merchants at the Lakeshore Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore, beginning at 10 a.m. for free face painting.

The traditional costume parade trick or treating down Lakeshore Avenue will begin around 11:30 a.m.

The Lakeshore Business Improvement District will provide treat bags and mini pumpkins and the church will provide snacks and a festival of fun. Trick or treating may continue after the parade along the avenue.

For more information, contact Pamela Drake at Pamela@LakeshoreOakland.com.

-- Pamela Drake

East Bay Dance Center Halloween is Oct. 26

The East Bay Dance Center will host "It's a Thriller!" -- the center's ninth annual Halloween show and party for all ages from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 26.

The show takes place at the center's Glenview studio, 1318 Glenfield Ave., right off of Park Boulevard, and is open to the public.

This event will feature performances by the center's performing groups and students. Other activities include a showing of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and an opportunity to learn the dance, a haunted house, games, costume contest, refreshments and party favors.

The center will be collecting Halloween goodies for homeless children, and guests are encouraged to bring wrapped candy, toys, and other items.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission prices are: $1 for children; $2 for adults in costume; $5 for adults not in costume. For more information, contact director Bonnie Sita at 510-336-3262 or visit www.eastbaydancecenter.org.

-- East Bay Dance Center

Wellstone Club to host Oct. 24 panel on wages

The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club will host an Oct. 24 panel discussion on the struggle of low-wage workers for union recognition and better wages including fast food workers, Walmart workers, newly unionized hotel and restaurant workers, and groups fighting for the passage of living wage laws.

There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., and club business from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. The panel discussion will begin at 7 p.m. and will last until 8:45 p.m. or 9 p.m. All are welcome and the event is free. Donations will be requested.

There is wheelchair access on 28th Street.

For more information, contact Pamela Drake at pamerlad205@sbcglobal.net.

-- Pamela Drake