Ghosts, zombies, witches and ghouls will take over Williamstown Town Hall on October 31 for two spooky Halloween dance parties.

The haunted events have been organised by Williamstown resident Pauline Alabakis to raise money for disability service provider Yooralla.

Ms Alabakis hopes the dance parties will bring the spirit of Halloween to the Hobsons Bay community while also supporting Yooralla’s work.

“Kids are always looking for an occasion to dress up and I think there is a place for Halloween in the community,” she said. “I want to raise the profile of Halloween for families.

“Yooralla is connected to the Williamstown community, so it made sense to support them in the same way they support the community.”

The Halloween celebrations will begin with a dance party for children aged five and under, which will run from noon-2pm. There will be a DJ, face painting, dancing and trick or treating.

A family dance party, aimed at children aged 5-15, will be held from 7-11pm.

Tickets to the parties cost $20 and $29.

Details: or search for “The Event Brief” on Facebook.


Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Community Calendar – October 12, 2016

Charity ball

Altona Sports Club is hosting a black and white-themed charity ball on October 29, 8-11pm to raise money for the Hobsons Bay SES. Tickets $15 per person.

■ 9398 2283

Friendship Group

Altona Day View Club, for the interests and education of women, meets 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL.

■ 93946522 or 0412010176

Sunrise for women

Sunrise Group for women aged 18-65 with a disability and/or mental health issues meets fortnightly, 10am-1.30pm, Fridays, at Laverton Community Hub.

■ 9689 9588 or

For history buffs

Footscray Historical Society is offering free workshops for History Week in October. The first session is for Footscray, West Footscray and Tottenham residents, 1.30-4pm on October 22. The second session is for Yarraville, Kingsville and Seddon residents from 1.30-4pm on October 23. Register early.

■ or 9689 3820

Diabetes support

Westgate Diabetes Support Group meets from 10am on first Tuesday of the month at Altona Bowling Club.

■ 92555501 or 0415 030 996

Laverton Probus

The Probus Club of Laverton meets at 10am on the fourth Monday of the month at the Laverton Hub. Probus is for retired and semi-retired people who get together for a cuppa and listen to a guest speaker.

■ 9742 6080