Public Ghost Investigation. Three generations of the same family lived and died in the Pardee Home from 1869 to 1982. Bring your digital recorders, cameras, Emf meters, or just your curiosity to hunt ghosts. Number of participants limited. All money goes to Pardee Home Museum. 6:45 p.m. May 25. Pardee Home Museum, 672 11th St., Oakland. $50. 510-444-2187, www.pardeehome.org.

Pacific Boychoir Performs Rachmaninoff. A performance of Rachmaninoff's epic All-Night Vigil, or "Vespers" by the Grammy-winning Pacific Boychoir. 7:30 p.m. May 25. Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. $18-$30. 510-652-4722, www.pacificboychoir.org.

Intro to Genealogy. Trace your family history at a free introductory genealogy class as Northern California's premier genealogy society library taught by Lavinia Schwarz. 1 to 3 p.m. June 1. California Genealogical Society and Library, 2201 Broadway, Oakland. Free. 510-663-1358, tinyurl.com/BeginJun2013Reg.

Dimond Night Out. Montclair Lions Club's night to benefit local organizations features 24 restaurants and merchants providing tasty samples; entertainment by GroWiser Band; and light jazz/blues by Paul "Rocky" Rockwell. 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 4. Dimond Night Out, Fruitvale Avenue. at MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland. $20 www.facebook.com/DimondNightOut.


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Children's Fairyland Annual Gala. Don whimsical costumes, meet friends old and new, and stroll (or dance) through storybook sets under the light of the stars as part of Children's Fairyland's adults only 18th annual gala dinner and auction, "There's No Place Like Fairyland!" 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 6. Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland. $75-$125. 510-452-2259, fairyland.org.