Rochester's Community Wishbook –


2017 Special Events Calendar
  Rochester-area events that benefit local charities.

For information and agency contacts, click on the agency's name in the listings.

Agencies: To list YOUR 2017 events, send info to

Page Last updated
May 20, 2017
Please check back often..

See Recurring (Year-Round) Events for events that are held every month..


A Visit to the State Fair - St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue.
The 23rd Annual Auction & Party to benefit St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center.
$45 per person includes: spectacular hors d'oeuvres, desserts and beverages: samples of New York State wines and beer; silent and live auctions; live music by Big Blue House; and much more.
 Call 585-325-5260 for Sponsor Opportunites, information, or preliminary reservations.
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center offers health care for the uninsured and under-insured. 

Lollypop Fairytail Ball - Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 6:00 pm, at the Holiday Downtown, 70 State Street, Rochester, NY.
Join us for an enchanted evening to create fairytale endings for Rochester's animals.
Featuring royal entertainment, a dinner fit for kings and queens, silent and live auctions, and dancing the night away in your themed or cocktail attire.
Individual tickets: $175. Tables available for purchase. Click on event announcement at

First Annual Troop for Youth 2K Walk - Solace Haven

Saturday, June 10, 2017. Starting at 250 Maplewood Ave, north of Route 104 off Maplewood Ave.
Course: Maplewood Trail to Lower Maplewood Garden
Walk starts at 10 am.
Barbecue, refreshments, music, and information about the organization after walk.
Sponsorships Available: Signage along trail: $200.  Signage at end of trail: $100.
Entry: $25.00 with shirt, $15.00 without.
Checks payable to: Solace Haven, PO Box 60574, Rochester NY 14606.
Proceeds to Solace Haven Building Fund.
Registration Forms at Solace
Contact: David Johnson at 585-413-7188.

Volunteers Needed for Flag Day Celebration - Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.

Saturday and Sunday, June 10 & 11; and Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
The Veterans Outreach Center is promoting its 3-day event to celebrate Flag Day (June 14). Hundreds of Volunteers are needed to make the event a success.
Be a part of Rochester’s most visible celebration of Old Glory!
For the 24th consecutive year, hundreds of representatives of Veterans Outreach Center will team up across the county for three full days to distribute small flags and patriotic items in what is one of VOC’s largest and most visible annual fundraisers. 
Pick a date, location and  time.
For information and to register online as a volunteer, please visit:

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Ready for Golf: Third Annual Dimitri House Golf Tournament - Dimitri House

Thursday, July 13, 2017 beginning at 9 am, at Shadow Lake Golf Club, 1850 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY.
Registration Fee:  $125 per golfer
Registration: 9 am
Shotgun Start: 10 am. 4-person Scramble format.
Snack Bar Lunch: 11 to 3 pm
Dinner: About 5 pm
Golfer gift bags.Awards, prizes, gifts
Get your foursome together now!
Single Golfer $125; Foursome $500. Sponsor a hole or tee for $150.
Register and pay online at All registrations with payment by July 5. 2017.
For more information contact: Gene

'Tee'd Off at Breast Cancer' Golf Tournament - Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Monday, July 24, 2017, at Brook-Lea Country Club, 891 Pixley Road, Rochester, NY 14624.
Prepare to enjoy an afternoon of golf followed by an awards dinner with prizes, good food, and great fun!
Mre info later at (585) 473-8177 for more information, or visit our website at

2nd Annual Patrick Carr Memorial Golf Tournament - CURE Childhood Cancer Association

Monday, July 24, 2017. Save the Date!
For more information, visit

Dress a Girl - Angels of Mercy, Inc.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, at St. Kateri St. Cecilia Church, 2732 Culver Rd.
YOU are invited to join us for Dress a Girl. We can't wait to see you...have lots to share. Bring yourself and a friend.
For more info please call 585-730-4556. 
Web info at

Providing handmade dresses to little girls in the US and third world countries who are at risk for being kidnapped into human trafficking is an important task which we do not treat lightly. Please join and help us protect young girls from predators by providing “God’s best Dress." Too many young girls have no one to care for them and are often abused. Our goal is to provide dignity and hope and let girls know that they are loved. The dresses are all sewn from basic material taking between an hour to an hour and half to complete one. 

Clambake and Golf Open - UR Medicine Home Care

Save the Dates!  Exciting new event; same great organization!   

Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, at Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Road, Penfield NY 14526.
Attire: Country Club Casual.  •  Entertainment: Marty Roberts

Golf Open
Monday, July 31, 2017, at Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Road, Penfield NY 14526.
11:30 am: Lunch Buffet   •   1:00 pm : Shotgun Start

Sponsorships and Hosting Opportunities available.
Presenting, Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors;
Clambake Dinner Host, Clambake Cocktail Host, Clambake Dessert Host
Golf Open: Cart , Lunch, and Hole sponsors.
Golf Foursome: $1,200  •  Single Player: $325  •  Clambake Only: $100

RSVP by Friday, July 21, 2017  
.For Additional Information Contact Amy Gush: 585.274.4301  •  •

Your support helps URMHC pioneer new models of home care, keeping our  most fragile neighbors healthy and comfortable through Meals on Wheels, Nurse Family Partnership and Hospice programming like Camp Heartstring.

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Angels of Mercy 5K and 1-mile walk - Angels of Mercy, Inc.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Meridian Centre Park, 2025 S. Winton Rd, Rochester, NY     
A scenic 5K run and 1 mile walk encompassed by the natural beauty of Meridian Centre Park and the Historic Erie Canal.  Proceeds from this event will allow Angels of Mercy to expand their services and help STOP Human Trafficking and support women that have been victims of abuse and trafficking.
Entry Fees: $20 by August 1;  $25 August 2 through race day
Cotton t-shirt to everyone registered by midnight, August 9!!
Packet Pickup: Friday, August 25th from 10am-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory.
Race Day Schedule:
8 - 8:45 am - Registration/packet pickup;
9:00 am - 5K Run
9:10 am - 1 Mile Walk
10:00 am - Awards Ceremony
Participants who raise $100+ will receive FREE registration!!
Post-race food and beverages will be provided.
Additional race information can be found at

"Lunch With My Sister"

Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Staybridge Suites - Rochester University, 1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611.
Save the Date!
Annual luncheon for women coming together for fellowship, giveaways, discussion panel. Meet women from all across the Rochester area. Be uplifted, encouraged, and empowered! Based out of Emmanuel Temple Church.
Tickets $25, available by contacting Rita Edmonds at 585-236-6918 or
We welcome all women.

Friend's Fashion Show and Brunch Event - Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Irondequoit, Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave.
Fashions by Christopher Banks; Brunch by Tasteful Connections.
For more information, please contact Sophie at 585-704-3963 or check out the Friend's Facebook page

2017 East House Celebration of Hope & Recovery Luncheon - East House

Friday, September 29, 2017, at 11:30 am at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Featured speaker: Andie MacDowell, actress, model, and advocate.
Individual reservations $75.  VIP reservations $175.
For reservations or more information, please visit  or  call 585-238-4800.

ARTrageous Affair Breast Cancer Gala - Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Saturday, October 14, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 70 State Street.
Celebrate with the Coalition at one of the largest fundraisers of the year.
Black (or Pink) tie optional • Cocktails & Silent Auction • Dinner, Live Auction, Entertainment.
Artwork & more from the Rochester area and beyond offered at both silent and live auctions. 
For tickets and sponsorship Information later at or call 585-473-8177.

9th Annual Recipe for a Cure Sunday Brunch. - CURE Childhood Cancer Association

Saturday, October 15, 2017. Save the Date!
For more information, visit

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Trolley Car Restoration - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays throughout the year, at the Museum, 6393 E. River Road, West Henrietta, NY.
Museum volunteers are restoring several antique trolleys for operation on the museum's rail line. View the progress as we bring a 1914 interurban car and a 100-year-old Rochester streetcar back to life!
Available during our regular operating hours, 11 am to 5 pm, Sundays only. Included in the regular admission price. See
for more information.


Parkinson Foundation Activities - National Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester

Activities presented by the National Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester
 to benefit those affected by Parkinson's disease (Various days Monday - Saturday) include support groups, the Parkinson Cafe, seminars, fitness classes, and non-contact boxing lessons.
For dates, times and locations, go to


Friday Sale At St. Michael's Church - St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference

Every Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at The St. Vincent DePaul Store in the basement of St. Michael's Hall, 124 Evergreen St. (Church location: behind 869 Clinton Avenue near corner of Clifford Avenue.) Includes antiques, collectibles, athletic equipment, electronics, and other items that are not basic household items. Quality merchandise at bargain prices. Proceeds raised at the sale go to support the St. Vincent De Paul Ministry to help the poor in our parish live a better life.


Village History Group - Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

Third Saturday of the month, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, at The Former U.S. Customs House, 10 Latta Rd. corner of River Street, Rochester 14612. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Bring in any items petaining to Charlotte that you would like to show the group. (Every month except July, August, and December.)

Marine History Group - Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

Second Saturday of the month, from 10:00 am to 12 noon, at The Former Customs House, 10 Latta Rd., at the corner of River Street. Rochester, NY 14612.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Presentation by the Marine History Group of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society. The Presentation will be followed by a round robin. Bring your thoughts about Marine History for group discussion. (Every month except July, August, and December.)

Electronics Recycling (Monthly) - St. Vincent DePaul Society/St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference

Two Saturdays per month, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, See our website at for dates, Location is The St. Vincent DePaul Store in the basement of St. Michael's Hall, 124 Evergreen St. See Friday listing for details.