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The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can help save lives. You can schedule an appointment to give blood using the Blood Donor App, by visiting redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
Volunteers of America is looking for volunteer groups to hold a birthday party for the kids at our Family Shelter this summer! Get involved in helping our community and make a difference in a child’s life! Call 402-7202 for more information.
The Penfield Food Shelf is currently looking for donations of a few items for the food shelf. They currently need: cans of fruits, all kinds; pasta, boxed and bagged; spaghettios or ravioli; salad dressings; pancakes mix and syrup: and cereal. Also, the Penfield Alumni Golf Outing is this Saturday, Sept 17. They have a couple of spots open if you are interested. We are the beneficiaries this year! For additional information, visit www.penfieldchiefs.org.
2016 GUIDED WALKING TOUR are provided by The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery, offering general and special-theme guided walking tours throughout the year. The 2016 season of regular weekend public tours runs through the end of October. Visit the tour page at www.fomh.org for a complete 2016 schedule of general and special theme tours.
The All In Brass Band is looking for brass and percussion musicians of all ages to play at community events and learn about the causes. Rehearsals are every Saturday, 11 am-1 pm. at Rochester Association of Performing Arts at Kodak Center at Theatre on the Ridge, 200 West Ridge Road, Rochester. No dues or registration fees are required. For additional information, contact Tom Allen at 585-746-4181 or visit www.theallinbrassband.org.
RAPA Family Theatre, a professional troupe of adult and youth actors, brings theatre and literature to life for children and their families. Eric Vaughn Johnson is the Program Director/magician behind RAPA Family Theatre, and Johnson has lots of fun up his sleeve for the new season. RAPA Family Theatre is expanding with plans to bring Rochester audiences four brand-new shows in the 2016-2017 season. The season kicks off with Disney’s My Son Pinocchio and continues with Winnie-the-Pooh: The Musical, directed by Holley Lowden, Hansel and Gretel, directed by Adele Fico, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, directed by Johnson. Disney’s My Son Pinocchio production will take place at School of the Arts, Allen Main Stage, and performances will occur on Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 PM; Sunday, September 18th, 11 a.m and 2:30 p.m.; and Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are Adult – $20.00; Senior / Student – $18.00 and Kids 12 & Under are half priced at $10 and may be purchased only at RapaTheatre.org by calling 254-0073 or at the show.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor the 8th Annual Friends of the Poor/Walk/Run on Saturday, September, 24th. The event will take place at Basil Marella Park, 955 English Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Registration will begin at 9 am. All proceeds and donations from the events will directly benefit the people in the Rochester, NY area. For additional information, visit www.fopwalk.org.
The Veteran’s Outreach is holding Pork for Patriots, a charity event featuring a kickball tournament, live music, a pig roast, and fireworks. The event will take place on September 24th from 2-10 pm at the McCracken Farms, 701 White Road, Sweden, NY. Tickets can be purchased at Wegmans and cost $30 in advance and $40 the day of the event. All of the proceeds will go to the Veterans Outreach Center in Brockport, NY. For additional information, visit www.porkforpatriots.com or phone 585-395-0505.
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester has several one-hour preview sessions scheduled for anyone interested in becoming a tutor. After attending a preview, you may participate in one of our training workshops. Many adults are waiting for a tutor to help them learn to read, write, or speak English, or to improve their math skills. It’s not necessary to have prior teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign language to become a tutor. Special preview sessions are scheduled at 1600 South Avenue for: Tuesday, September 20, 6:00-7:00 pm; Wednesday, September 28, 12:00-1:00 pm; Monday, October 3, 6:00-7:00 pm; Wednesday, October 5, 5:30-6:30 pm; Monday, October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm, Saturday, October 15, 10:00-11:00 am; Tuesday, October 18, 6:00-&:00 pm; and Wednesday, October 26, 12:00-1:00 pm. For more information, please contact the office at 473-3030 or visit www.literacyrochester.org
Make tracks at the Al Sigl Community WalkAbout on Sunday, October 30th inside Eastview Mall to help over 55,000 kids and adults with special needs in our community. Celebrate abilities and inclusion while enjoying Halloween-themed fun including candy stations, face painting, games, family-friendly musical entertainment, and more. Donate or raise $20 or more per adult or $40 per family and receive a t-shirt, breakfast, raffle entry, and costume contest entry. Children participate for FREE. Top teams earn great prizes -raise funds for the entire Al Sigl Community or a specific Member Agency. Visit alsigl.org to learn more.
Hope Hall school located in Gates-Chili, NY announces its 22nd Annual Toast for Hope Gala on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford from 6pm to 11pm. This year’s theme is Prom Night! Established in 1994, Hope Hall is a private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit school for students in grades 3-12 who experience frustration and failure in a traditional classroom setting. Students come to Hope Hall with auditory processing delays, ADD, ADHD, and some forms of Autism. Most Hope Hall students also have Central Auditory Processing Disorder, which is a neurological disorder that seriously impacts their rate of learning, but does not qualify them for any services other than speech in public schools. Help support Hope Hall’s event by purchasing tickets to attend, becoming an event sponsor, donating an auction item, or by placing an ad in our event program book. Please contact Ms. Danielle Pierleoni, Hope Hall’s Development Associate of Events & Social Media at: (585) 426-5824 Ext. 111 for more information.