Community Events

A Weekly Listing of Upcoming  Nonprofit and Community Events


Join AutismUp and hosts the Rochester Rhinos for KiteFlite 2017 at Capelli Sports Stadium. The fifth annual fundraiser hopes to raise $100,000 and features a Kite Parade Charity Walk, Stadium Stair Climb Race, Family-Friendly Festival & Resource Expo.   KiteFlite proceeds benefit the expansion of AutismUp programs and services for over 2,000 families living with autism locally. Opportunities to get involved include: creating a parade march team with a fundraising goal and taking pledges, participating in the Stadium Stair Climb Challenge, becoming an event sponsor, or participating in our Resource Expo.  Visit for details.


Calling all Business Owners, CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and/or IT Managers! Don’t miss the largest Rochester, NY Tech Conference, where you will listen to the brightest tech minds, learn about the latest tech trends, experience live demos, and leave feeling inspired to move your business forward. Special Keynote presenter from Simon Sinek’s Start With Why Team: Heath Slawner. Special Guest Speakers: Datto CEO Austin McChord, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO  Robert Duffy, Innovative Solutions CEO Justin Copie and more. Seating is limited. Register by Aug. 15 to receive an early bird discount! For more information visit Contact Zina Nelson at (585) 272-5070, ext. 273 or email, Note: All proceeds will be raffled off to a not-for-profit organization attending the event.


Lifetime Care Hospice’s Fifth Annual Harvest Festival is 6 to 10 p.m. at the Burgundy Basin in Pittsford. All proceeds, including the raffle and silent auction, benefit Lifetime Care’s hospice and bereavement services. Join us for a night full of food, entertainment, prizes, and fun! Don Alhart will be joining the fun as the emcee for the evening. Adult tickets are $65 and children tickets are $10. Visit or call Jennifer Clar at (585) 214-1571 to buy tickets, donate or for more information.


Steeped in history, this quaint lakeside hamlet will share the “Beauty & Bounty” of the area when the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society (W-PHS) presents a tour of seven prominent homes and four landmarks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour tickets include a talk by our town historian, performances by Gatesingers in historic Gates Hall, organ and carillon concerts in our lovely churches, and museum exhibits at W-PHS museum.  Come and experience the New England-like charm of picturesque Pultneyville in Wayne County, just 25 minutes east of Rochester!  Tickets, $25, and more information at


Pluta Cancer Center Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, the Emerald Ball, is an evening of hope, healing, and celebration. It is an opportunity for the Pluta community to come together to recognize the incredible Pluta team, enjoy an evening under the tent at Oak Hill Country Club, and raise funds to give back to Pluta Cancer Center and its patients. 6 p.m. If you are interested in attending, or would like to learn more, please call the Development Office at (585) 486-0591.


Villa of Hope will be hosting the Tournament of Hope at Deerfield Country Club.  Foursomes and sponsorships are still available and can be purchased at or by calling Catherine Amico-Orlandini at (585) 329-3281. A Sanctuary Certified Agency, Villa of Hope serves over 3,500 youth and families annually. Through 75 years of caring for increasing numbers of young people whose lives were impacted by abuse, poverty and family histories of mental illness or drug problems, the Villa evolved into a leader in behavioral health, mental health, adolescent substance use treatment and trauma-informed care.


Join Mary Cariola Children’s Center as we go Walking on Sunshine at Veterans Memorial Park, 3100 Atlantic Ave., Penfield.  Money raised at Mary Cariola’s largest fundraiser will support 450 children and young adults with multiple disabilities who attend our school or live in our residential homes. Choose a Family Fun Walk or longer Wellness Walk. Enjoy family-friendly activities, team mascots, breakfast, celebration lunch, music, raffle, silent auction and more. Sunshine guaranteed! Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., Walk at 10:30 a.m. To register or donate, visit For more information, contact Rebecca Menendez at (585) 271-2897, ext. 1299.


East House’s 2017 Hope & Recovery Luncheon will feature Andie MacDowell, model, actress, and advocate as keynote speaker at 11:30 a.m. at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. As East House’s premier fundraiser, this luncheon highlights the efforts of those affected by mental health and substance use disorders to live satisfying and productive lives. Reservations are $75 per person. VIP reservations, which lend an opportunity to meet Ms. MacDowell, are $175 per person. A table of 10 is $1,000. Please visit or call (585) 238-4800 for reservations.

If you are interested in listing your nonprofit fundraiser in the weekly Community Events Calendar and Clearinghouse, call (585) 232-6947, or email at

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