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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
The Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter is holding a benefit concert Cinnamon “Lady of Song” on Saturday, October 10th at 8 p.m. at the Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue. Tickets are $60.00 until October 2nd, and $70.00 after October 2nd. No tickets will be sold at the door. A reception will precede the concert at 6 p.m. The concert will benefit the Rochester Scleroderma Support Group. Tickets can be purchased at Mood Makers Books in the Village Gate or by calling 585-234-0398.
The region’s premier community theatre, Pittsford Musicals, will be presenting Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret beginning on Saturday, October 10th at 8 pm at Pittsford Sutherland High School, 55 Sutherland Street, Pittsford. Tickets go on sale on September 21 by visiting the organization’s website, www.pittsfordmusicals.org, and clicking on the “Tickets” tab. Prices are $25, or $23 for seniors and students. Additional performances are October 16* and 17 at 8 pm and October 11 and 17 at 2 pm. (*This performance will be ASL interpreted.)
The St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus council 15471 is sponsoring Battle for Pizza Supremacy on Saturday, October 17th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in St. Joseph’s School gymnasium. Cost is $8.00 per person and $20.00 for a family. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Knights of Columbus member. For further details, call Ross Giardino at 585-750-4740. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf.
The Eastman School of Music professionals and students will perform “If Music be the Food”, their first concert of their 7th season to benefit Foodlink on Sunday, October 18th at 7:30 pm at St. Paul Episcopal Church, East Avenue at Westminister Road, across from the George Eastman House. 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 #2 will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the Third Presbyterian Church, East Avenue at Meigs Street. Concert #3 will be held on Monday, May 2, 2015 at St. Paul’s. For additional information, visit www.ifmusicbethefood.com.