Don’t be late for the ball

Don't be late for the ball.
Richmond Memorial Auditorium

By Mike Kinney

“Polish off your shoes, dust your bling and press your finest attire” for the 23rd Annual Senior Winter Ball on Saturday, Dec. 16, according to Bryan Harris, who serves as commissioner on Richmond’s Commission of Aging.

Tickets are available for the holiday classic at Richmond Memorial Auditorium at 403 Civic Center Plaza from 6-10 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The Top Shelf Classics Party and Band Show will play all of your favorite dance music throughout the night. Under the direction of Josephine Orozco and her team, El Sol Catering will provide food, and there will also be a no-host bar. Dinner starts promptly at 6:45 p.m. and concludes one hour later. An in-house photographer offering opportunities to capture memories of the evening.

It’s not too late to purchase your tickets, which are on sale now for $45 per person, or $360 per table of eight, at the CSD Registration office at 3230 Macdonald Ave. You can also call (510) 620-6793.

Cash, check or credit/debit card are accepted as payment. All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable.

The annual event is held by the Commission on Aging and the city’s Community Services Department-Recreation Division.

Harris has attended the event for 15 years, the first time in 2004 when he was an intern on the Commission.

“I’ve seen a lot of smiling happy faces,” Harris said about his experience.

“There is nothing like celebrating the holidays with close and dear friends,” he said. “Making memories and wearing your finest apparel sets the stage for holiday fun and merriment.”