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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.
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester is seeking tutors to help individuals or small groups of adults with reading and writing English. Once trained, tutors commit to work with an adult student for up to two hours each week for one year. Tutoring takes place in a public space, such as a library, church, school, or community center. Literacy Navigators may volunteer for one 2 to 3 hour shift/month, and ACCESS and Family Literacy Volunteers volunteer seasonally when classes are scheduled. For more information, you may visit http://literacyrochester.org/volunteer.
Volunteers of America is now enrolling children for its Fall Universal Pre-K and Head Start programs. These programs offer experienced teachers, health and dental care, and nutritious meals, all in a state-of-the-art center. To sign up your preschooler, call 647-1344.
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 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, 11am-1pm. 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.
The J.C.C. CenterStage is presenting Tony Award® Winner, Best Musical, Ain’t Misbehaven’, May 7 – 22, 2016. The musical features music by Thomas “Fats” Waller. Reserved seats are $29; $27 JCC Members; $20 Students. Tickets and info: (585) 461-2000 or www.jcccenterstage.org.
The Eastman School of Music professors and students will perform their third concert of the 7th season to benefit Foodlink on Monday, May 2, 2016 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminister Road, Rochester, NY. Admission is free with canned or non-perishable food items. Cash donations will be accepted. Make checks out to Foodlink and note IMBTF on the memo line. Concert. For additional information, visit www.ifmusicbethefood.com.
The Social Justice Committee of the Greece Central School District is holding a “Gently Used” Musical Instrument Drive on Wednesday, June 8th. 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Drop off the used instrument at the Greece Teacher Association, 3670 Mount Read Blvd. Donations are tax deductible and will benefit those students in the Greece schools who cannot afford to rent musical instruments, but would love to be a part of the award winning band and orchestra. For additional information, contact Kim Fink at Kim.Fink@greececsd.org or phone 585-966-4665.