A local pottery and clay sculpting store and a nonprofit have organized fundraising events that span the afternoon and evening on Feb. 11.
Cat Clay, located in the Hungerford Building off East Main St. in Rochester, is sponsoring the second Empty Bowl Benefit, with sales of pottery bowls going to Sample Soap, a nonprofit providing toiletries to needy residents.
The benefit runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Radio Social, 20 Carlson Rd. in Rochester.
A variety of artists — including Richard Aerni, Carol Bloomgarden, Gordon Bonet, Mike Carroll, Zara Davis, Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz, Gayle Erwin, Andrew Foster, Katie Gooken, Ames Grigg, Kelly Justus, Eleanor Newton and Beckett Wood — have donated more than 200 bowls.
Visitors donate $25 for their choice of bowl. The event raised nearly $4,000 last year.
Then at night, newly created nonprofit Good People Deserve Wins Too will host a Queen of Hearts casino night at The Mercantile on Main (240 East Main in Rochester).
Good People’s mission is to strengthen the community by empowering and enhancing youth through the utilization of athletics.
The event runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and features food and beverage, live music and table games.
The organization’s website has more information on casino night tickets and sponsorship. Proceeds will sport a local youth athlete or youth sports team.
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