Community Calendar

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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 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.

.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 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

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


Eastman School Hosts a Music College Fair, in collaboration with Ithaca College and The Juilliard School,  on Friday, October 28th, from 5 to 7 p.m. High school and college students who are interested in studying music will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from approximately 65 of the top colleges, universities, conservatories, summer programs, festivals, and other pre-college programs from across the United States and beyond. Admission is free and there is no need for attendees to pre-register, although any attendees with special needs are encouraged to contact the Eastman School’s Office of Admission in advance at 585-274-1201. For more information about the event, including a schedule of activities, directions, and a list of exhibiting schools, may be found online at .  r

Retrospective: Spirit of a People; Presentation by Collette V. Fournier will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Sunken Room (2nd Floor), Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, 713 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY. Collette V. Fournier will present Retrospective: Spirit of a People, an historic embodiment of four decades of her photography archives. Fournier will discuss themes from her projects The Amistad: From Mystic Seaport to Nova Scotia, Post Hurricane Katrina, Travels to West Africa; and her community. Presentation starts promptly at 1pm,with the reception to follow. For additional information, visit

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 to learn more.

PENFIELD ROTARY BIG BAND SWING DANCES 64TH SEASON  will take place on Tuesday,  November 1st at 7:30 PM in the PENFIELD COMM. CTR GYM, 1985 BAIRD ROAD, PENFIELD, NEW YORK.  Cost is $ 1 at the door. For additional information, phone 585-340-8655.

SITOO Dreams Corporation will be throwing our 4th Annual My Dream Holiday Benefit Event. This event is a live music showcase, where we use ALL of the proceeds to buy fully catered Thanksgiving dinners for less fortunate families. Last years event fed 15 families (85 people) and this year we plan to influence even more people.The event will take place on November 3rd at the Lovin Cup (near RIT Campus) starting at 8pm.For additional information, phone (585)-201-2493.

The Good Things …come in small packages exhibit will occur November 11th – December 17th in the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education. The opening reception will take place on Friday, November 11th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Fire House Gallery, Genesee Center for the Arts & Education. The exhibition contains 50 exquisite small ceramic works. For additional information visit


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.

 Fibromyalgia Association of Rochester New York Support Group Meeting will take place on Monday, November 14th,  7 pm – 8:30 pm at Greece Town Hall Meeting Center, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd., Rochester, NY 14612/ Ruben Orona, Jr., a Nurse who has found success in helping with Fibromyalgia, will be the guest speaker. The event is free and open to the public. No prior registration is needed. For additional information visit   or email INFO@FARNY.ORG. You can also phone 585-225-7515 or 585-356-1399.

Hope Hall school, located in Gates-Chili, is hosting its Annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 3rd at Hope Hall (Gymnasium) from 9am-3pm. Every year Hope Hall invites local businesses (outside vendors) to sell their products at our Annual Holiday Sale. Our Hope Hall woodworking faculty and volunteers also sell items that our faculty and volunteers have produced over the past year. Proceeds raised from the sale of woodworking items will fund our woodworking program here at Hope Hall, while raffle ticket sales will support general academic programming. For additional information, contact Danielle Pierleoni at 565-426-5824, ext. 111 or visit

PENFIELD ROTARY BIG BAND SWING DANCES 64TH SEASON  will take place on Tuesday,  December 6th at 7:30 PM in the PENFIELD COMM. CTR GYM, 1985 BAIRD ROAD, PENFIELD, NEW YORK.  Cost is $ 1 at the door. For additional information, phone 585-340-8655.