Community Events

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A Weekly Listing of Upcoming  Nonprofit and Community Events


Free Community Shred Day: Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Classified Scanning & Shredding, a division of Lifetime Assistance, in partnership with Crime Stoppers and state Sen. Joseph Robach, will be hosting a free community shred day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 425 Paul Road in Chili. Local residents will have the opportunity to dispose of confidential documents in a safe and secure manner. Limit three file boxes per person. For more information, contact Lou Ann Owens at 756-2233 or

Charles Settlement House is marking 100 years of service to the community with a celebration and awards luncheon at the Diplomat Banquet Center. Charles House began its mission serving immigrants arriving into northwest Rochester, particularly in the neighborhoods around Jay Street, Broad Street and Lyell Avenue and provided language instruction, health care and help finding employment. Today, Charles Settlement House continues to help some of Rochester’s poorest residents create a better life. Every year the organization serves over 3,000 individuals with emergency, family, youth and senior services. For more information or to purchase a luncheon ticket visit

Bivona Child Advocacy Center will host its 15th Annual CHEERS for Children! event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at ARTISANworks. Join us for a fun event that includes tastings from local and regional breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries. The event will also feature culinary delights provided by Madeline’s Catering, live entertainment by The Swooners, raffle, silent auction and free valet parking. Tastings provided by Bitter Honey, Black Button Distilling, CB Craft Brewers, Iron Smoke Distillery, Knucklehead Craft Brewing, Lost Vineyards, Original Stump Blower Ciderworks, Swiftwater Brewing Co., Southern Wine & Spirits, and The Lost Borough Brewing Company! Tickets to the event are $60 and can be purchased online at or by phone at (585) 935-7831. Registration is preferred. Contact for more information.

Rise & Shine: Join Daystar at its 4th annual “Love Shines Recognition Breakfast” at Monroe Golf Club. At this event, we recognize the many outstanding partners and volunteers who help make Daystar’s mission possible. These unsung heroes have made a lasting impact on the lives of the children entrusted in Daystar’s care and have helped the agency create a legacy for generations of children and their families. Help us support our shining stars. Tickets are still available for $50. To purchase a ticket or for additional event information, please call Daystar at (585) 385-6287 or visit our website at

A Toast to the Arc of Monroe County! Join us for a spectacular evening of champagne and sparklers in support of the Arc at the Genesee Valley Club, located at 421 East Ave. The Arc of Monroe provides programs and services to over 1,700 people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families in the Rochester community. The Arc works to enhance the quality of life and self-esteem of people in our programs, providing them with meaningful social development, supported employment, residential community living and enrichment opportunities. Reservations can be made at

Dish It Out – A Celebrity Chef Gourmet Challenge to benefit The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/NY Regional Office. Join us at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center from 5:30 to 10 p.m. This year our chefs are taking to the streets with their own exquisite renditions of street foods from around the world. Enjoy an extraordinary dining adventure with fine wine pairings, delicious microbrews and our legendary silent and live auctions. Tickets are $175 and can be purchased at Tables of 10 available. For more information call (585) 242-0900 or email

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