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 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 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.

Come join our TOPS weight-loss support group weekly on Thursday evenings at the Concord Lutheran church at 485 Holmes Rd. in Greece, 14626. TOPS stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. We all work together, and it is a friendly and respectful group. You can visit www.tops.org to get familiar with how it works, but please feel free to call or send an email for further information and any questions to marealms@gmail.com or 225-7515.

 DePaul, a not-for-profit human services agency based in Gates, is seeking the community’s support for its annual Holiday Helper Program. Individuals, businesses and service and faith-based organizations can “adopt” clients from DePaul’s mental health residential programs who may not have family support during this meaningful time of year. Participants can select from items on a wish list or choose to donate generic gifts such as hats, gloves, personal care items or socks for adults. To be matched with a client’s wishes through DePaul’s Holiday Helper Program, please contact Amy Cavalier at (585) 426-8000, ext. 3102 or via email at acavalier@depaul.org. We would appreciate any help you can provide in spreading the word about our need for donors!

The Board of Directors of the Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus is proud to announce their 41st season, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Petit. Starting on December 2, 2016, GVOC’s holiday concert celebrates Lullabies for the Mother and Child.  The beauty of this traditional, sacred repertoire as well as arrangements from popular and folk music will move you.  The Lullaby Concert Season Opener begins at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7 pm on
 December 2nd at Church of the Assumption, 20 East Ave, Fairport, NY 14450. Tickets cost $12-15, woth children under 12 admotted free. You can purchase tickets by calling 585-223-9006; online at gvoc.org; in-person @ Parkleigh; Perinton Community Center or Alpha & Omega Bookstore. For additional information visit www.gvoc.org.

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 www.hopehall.org.

G.R.A.S.P. , Inc. (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) is having a Holiday Craft Show & Shopping Event Fundraiser on Sunday December 4, 2016 from 11am-3pm.  It is hosted by Gardens at Town Center, 100 Greece Center Dr (off Latta near Long Pond). The event will feature 20 local vendors including many unique hand-crafted items, make up, jewelry, baby items, gourmet chocolates & food items, spa & haircare products, pet-related items and more.  This family-friendly event is open to the public and free admission. For more information about GRASP, to become a volunteer or make a donation, please visit us at graspinc.org or call 234-1953.

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.

Advent Lessons & Carols Service – with a Jazz Twist – will occur at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1900 Westfall Road, Brighton  on  Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The free event will feature The Kieran Hanlon Quintet. A traditional service of Lessons and Carols to open the season of Advent with readings, prayers and carols in a mix of traditional and jazz music.will take place. For additional information,  phone the Atonement Lutheran Church office at (585) 442-1018 or visit www.AtonementRochester.org.