Rochester's Community Wishbook –

 

2018 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 wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

Page Last updated
August 15, 2018
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See Recurring (Year-Round) Events for events that are held every month..

AUGUST 2018 EVENTS

Finger Lakes Wildlife Expo & Fair - Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc.

Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 10 am to 5 pm. at the Canandaigua Civic Center.
Featuring Celebrity and Zoologist Jarod Miller. Presentations by Wild Wings, Braddock Bay Raptor Research, and other wildlife presenters.
Tickets $6 in advance; $8 at the door. $25 for a Family 4-pack.
Please visit www.flwildlifeexpo or call 585-396-0070 for more information.


Angels of Mercy 5K Run and 1-Mile Run/Walk to Help STOP Human Trafficking - Angels of Mercy, Inc.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Meridian Centre Park, 2025 S. Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14628.     
A scenic 5K run and 1-mile walk for individuals and families, 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 who have been victims of abuse and trafficking.
Entry fees: Tech shirts if registered by August 1. Cotton shirts August 2 to Race Day!
Pre-registration through August 1: $20
Registration August 2 through race day: $25
Day of race registration available.
Packet Pickup: Friday, August 24 from 10am-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory.
Sponsorships/Donations to Angels of Mercy of $100 or more will receive FREE event registration.
Race Day Schedule:
8 am - 8:45 am - Packet Pickup & Registration 
9:00 am - 5K Run
9:10 am - 1 Mile Walk
10:00 am - Awards Ceremony for 5K Run
Post-race food and beverages will be provided, along with free chair massages and sponsor informational booths set-up.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.angelsofmercyny.org.
Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/StoptheTraffickingEndtheCycleRunWalk 
For additional information call 585-730-4556 or email angelsofmercyny@aol.com or joemjc@aol.com


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SEPTEMBER 2018 EVENTS

Strong Sunday - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Take an entertaining trip through the history of transportation and transportation toys with Chris Bensch, Vice-President for Collections and Chief Curator of the Strong Museum as he presents Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation Toys at The Strong Museum.  The talk is free with regular museum admission, which also includes trolley rides through beautiful rural countryside.
20 minute trip through beautiful rural countryside.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


St. Peter's Kitchen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament - St. Peter's Kitchen

Friday, September 14, 2018, at Eagle Vale Golf Club, 4344 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Fairport, NY 14450.
Registration begins at 11:00 am. Tee time 12:30 pm.
Scramble format. Lunch at the Snack Bar throughout the afternoon. Buffet dinner immediately after Golf (approx. 6 pm).
Tickets $125 each. Sponsorships Available
Please register online at stpeterskitchen.org (preferred) or mail in registration form by September 1, 2018.
Make checks payable to St. Peter's Kitchen. Mail: St. Peter's Kitchen, PO Box 11031, Rochester, NY 14611.
Questions or concerns? Please contact us at 585-235-6511 or info@stpeterskitchen.org.


Arc of Genesee Orleans 5K - Arc of Genesee Orleans

Saturday, September 15, 2018, in Elba, NY.
Save the Date! Contact: Shelly Falitico at sfalitico@arcgo.org.


Antique Fire Trucks - New York Museum of Transportation

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Pumpers, hook-and-ladders, fire engines will all be there to kick off the museum's annual Fall Foliage ride season.  These beautifully restored fire trucks are proudly displayed by the Genesee Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Association.  Find out why firemen war red suspenders!  Trolley rides throughout the day.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Children's Institute presents Kids & Trucks - Children's Institute

Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2018, at Frontier Field VIP Lot. Kids & Trucks. 
- Saturday, 10 am-4 pm          
- Sunday, 10 am-3 pm
- Horn-free, Sunday 10 am-12 pm
Looking for something special children and grandchildren will enjoy? Plan to visit the KIDS & TRUCKS event where children can climb aboard and explore all types of vehicles. Explore big rig and construction trucks, a school bus, fire and police vehicles, and many more!

If your child is easily startled by noise, plan to visit Sunday morning during the horn-free hours of 10 am-12 pm. Proceeds to benefit Children's Institute, a national not-for-profit organization focused on improving the lives of children by strengthening their social and emotional health.
 
Purchase your tickets today!
Price: $5 General Admission / $20 Family Pass (families with 5 or more members).
After Sept. 28th:  $7.50/$30. FREE for children ages 2 and under. 
Tickets available at www.childrensinstitute.net/kids-and-trucks, Frontier gate, and all area Wegmans.
 
 


Moving Day: 2018 Walk for Parkinson's - National Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester - /.html

Sunday, September 30, 2018  at Monroe Community College.
Family-Friendly Walk, Movement Pavilion, with stations for yoga, pilates, Tau Chi, dance , and more@
People who move change the world.
For more information, www.movingdayrochester.org, or contact  Kim Collins at kcollins@parkinson.org or 585-234-5355.


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OCTOBER 2018 EVENTS

12th Annual Empowering Women Luncheon - YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Keynote speaker: Carlotta Walls LaNier

Tickets  •  Table of 10: $650  •  Individual: $65.
For more information or to purchase your table. Contact  the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County today
at 585-368-2261 or www.ywcarochester.org.


Halloween Trolley Express - New York Museum of Transportation

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
All aboard this Halloween special!  Children and their parents are encouraged to wea their Halloween costumes and join us for a special day at the transportation museum.  The trolley takes you to the Pumpkin Patch where you'll decorate a free baby pumpkin and enjoy delicious complimentary cider and donuts.  In the museum there's unique trick-or-treating in Halloween-decorated trolley cars!
Special hours and prices prevail and reservations are required.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


Wine Dine & Share Dinner - Masquerade! - Dimitri House

Save The Date!
Sunday, October 21, 2018 5 to 9 pm at the Memorial Art Gallery, Cutler Union, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY


Fall Foliage by Trolley - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays, September 16 through October 28, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY
Enjoy the beauty of autumn in western New York from the window of an authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car.  Trolley rides operate throughout the day starting at 11:30 am.
No reservations are required.
For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


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OTHER 2018 EVENTS

Donation Days - Ronald McDonald House


Holly Trolley Rides - New York Museum of Transportation

Sundays, December 2, 9, and 16, 2018 at the New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY. Santa may still use reindeer power, but sometimes he joins you to enjoy a ride on our authentic 90-year-old electric trolley car, recalling another time when families rode trolleys to do their holiday shopping in the city. The museum will be decorated for the holiday, and the museum's large model railroad will be running three trains at once.  Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and there's free hot chocolate and cookies for all!

For details: 585-533-1113 or info@nymtmuseum.org.


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RECURRING (YEAR-ROUND) EVENTS

Sundays

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 www.nymtmuseum.org
for more information.


Mondays

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 http://www.npfgreaterrochester.org/events/my-calendar/

Fridays

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.


Saturdays

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 svdprochester.org 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.


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