HERCULES -- Chef Bill Goswick invites the public to Pasta Fiesta Dinner & Dance on Nov. 2, a fundraising event to benefit the Hercules Police Explorers and the Friends of the Hercules Senior Center.

Goswick, Hercules' police chief, will prepare dinner, which will include pasta, salad, bread, and dessert. After dinner, there will be dancing to the music of Tradewinds/Double Vision Band.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12; children under 5 are admitted free.

Participants who buy 10 tickets and reserve their own table will receive a special gift of two bottles of wine.

The event will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hercules Community Center, 2001 Refugio Valley Road.

Tickets can be bought at the Hercules Senior Center, 111 Civic Drive, between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 510-799-8219.

Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760 or tlochner@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at twitter.com/tomlochner