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Visit Rochester urban apartments, businesses and gathering places in repurposed buildings in the Midtown area’s new neighborhood! The Landmark Society of Western New York’s Inside Downtown Tour takes place Friday evening and Saturday during the day. This year we’re getting you in apartments in Tower 280, The Metropolitan, 88 on Elm, Residences at The Columbus Building, Spectra at Sibley Square and more! Sponsored by Winn Development and now in its 14th year, this tour is likely to sell out! Tickets are good both days: order soon at landmarksociety.org or buy at Parkleigh at Park Avenue and Goodman Street.


Join Rochester Education Foundation at A Toast to REF and Our Partners 2017 for our annual tribute to great partners of city school students. We welcome you to this community-wide event honoring the individuals, programs, and partners who help Rochester’s city school students succeed. Honorees are Sharon Jackson, Andrea Garfield, Sharon and Larry Nazarian and Mary Zadorozny. This festive evening will offer delicious cocktails, wine and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres by La Luna in the dramatic La Luna Banquet Center overlooking the Genesee River gorge from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be a silent auction and musical entertainment. Tickets at $90 per person can be purchased online at http://rochestereducation.org/events/toast-2017.shtml. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For questions, please email info@rochestereducation.org or call 585-271-5790.


Art of Lawyering Event, an interactive experience not to be missed!  Food from some of Rochester’s best restaurants — Lento, Good Luck and more — along with Rooster Hill wine and Black Button Distillery tastings.  Music and dance performances including up-and-coming singer Danielle Ponder. Local artists and professionals demonstrate their creative talents in art of many forms for the silent auction — painting, photography, sculpture, pottery as well as experiential packages including 2 luxury box tickets to a 2018 Yankees game, Geva tickets, NYS Ballet tickets, and so much more! All this for only $30 a ticket, available now at https://www.vlsprochester.org/art-of-lawyering


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 cshroc.org.


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 http://www.bivonacac.org/cheers  or by phone at (585) 935-7831. Registration is preferred. Contact dlipari@BivonaCAC.org 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 www.daystarkids.org.


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 www.dishitout.org. Tables of ten available. For more information call (585) 242-0900 or email kaspenleiter@ncmec.org.

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