Rochester's Community Wishbook –


2017 - 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.

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Page Last updated
November 8, 2017
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See Recurring (Year-Round) Events for events that are held every month..


10th Annual "Shopping Is for the Birds" Sale - Wild Wings, Inc.

Friday to Sunday, November 24 - 26, 2017, from 9 am to 3 pm each day at Wild Wings, 27 Pond Rd., Mendon Ponds Park, south entrance off Route 65.
TONS OF UNIQUE GIFT ITEMS:  Variety of Animal-Themed Clothing, Wildlife and Environmental Books, Holiday Hand-Painted Ornaments, Plush, Various Nature Items, Assorted wildlife Photography and Numerous Gift Baskets!  Many of our BIRDS will be “walked” around the facility.
~Delicious BAKED GOODS for Sale
ALL proceeds go directly to benefit the animals of Wild Wings!   •  585-334-7790  •

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10th Annual Anniversery Celebration - Angels of Mercy, Inc.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm, at Mercy High School, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY 14610.
Please join us for our 10th Anniversary Celebration! Come and enjoy musical performances by celebrity vocalist Toni Dolce, and Judith A. Renaletta and the RocCity Singers!
Performances will by followed by a champagne and dessert reception catered Joseph Floreano Convention Center.
Doors open at 4:00 pm and Performance begins at 5:00 pm.
Tickets: $50 fundraiser for Angels of Mercy. 

Music to Warm Your Heart - Penfield Symphony Orchestra

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Penfield, NY 14526.
Music by Falla, Tchaikovsky, Handel as well as many seasonal favorites.
Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 585-872-0774, at all area Wegmans, at the Penfield Recreation Department, 1816 Penfield Road, and at the door on the night of the concert.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens (60+). Tickets for students of any age with student ID are free.

A Downton Abbey Holiday! - Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry

Friday, December 8, 2017 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Edmund & Carolyn Lyon Historic Mansion, 1441 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610.
Featuring humorist, Dr. Gerald Honch, MD talking about the Fashionable Diseases of the Downton Abbey Era.
Later in the evening, you will have a chance to tour the mansion and enjoy songs of the season played on the outstanding Steinway grand piano.
A complimentary glass of wine, hors d'oeuvres and cider will be served.
Tickets are $40 each or two for $75.  Tickets are available for purchase until November 30, 2017.
To purchase tickets call 585-271-1314 or go online at Please RSVP nd b uty tickets by 
There will also be door prizes and a raffle.  Wear a hat or headband from the Victorian or Flapper eras to receive free raffle tickets!
Proceeds will benefit the Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry Program in downtown Rochester.

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Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament - CDS Wolf Foundation

Monday, July 23, 2018 at Oak Hill Country Club.  Save the Date.
For more information, contact Tom DeRoller, Director of Development at 585-347-1205.

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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.