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

Page Last updated
February 18, 2018
Please check back often..

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


Girl Scout Sign Up & GLOW Dance Party - Girl Scouts of Western New York

Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Al Sigl Center Door 1, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.
Girls can dance, glow, and have tons of fun with other future Girl Scouts. Attendees can come dressed in their glow outfit for added fun!  There will be raffles and special prizes for those who sign up as new Girl Scout members or as volunteer co-leaders.
Girls in grades K-12 must attend with an adult.
There is no fee.
Registration is required and can be done by visiting
For questions, call a Customer Care representative at 1-888-837-6410.

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5th Annual Wine at Center Ice - Holy Childhood

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 7 to 10 pm at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex, 2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Henrietta.
Support Holy Childhood while getting the perfect gift for the food and drink connoisseur on your holiday shopping list. 
Emcees: Steve Hausmann (WBEE Radio) and Dino Kay (Fickle 93.3) will take you through an evening full of delicious wine, craft beer, spirits, and delicious food.  
Enjoy live music from The Everheart Band, play fun games on the ice, and browse our amazing silent auction.
Individual ticket: $40
Couples ticket: $75
Designated Driver Ticket: $25 (food, no alcohol)
Visit to sign up to be a volunteer.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Visit for more information.

Wild Wings Annual Spaghetti Dinner - Wild Wings, Inc.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm at The Henrietta United Church of Christ, 1400 Lehigh Station Rd., Henrietta, NY 14467.
Come out and enjoy dinner with the birds! 
Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll, and dessert.
Tickets: $6.00
Tickets available online, at The Cottage Gift Shop and at the door.
Imagine...intriguing raptors to greet you at the door!
More information: 585-334-7790, email at, or at our website
All proceeds go directly to benefit the animals of Wild Wings!

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Raptor Sanctuary Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction - Wild Wings, Inc.

Friday, April 6, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534.
Wine & Beer Tasting, Desserts and Silent Auction Event.
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Join several of our resident raptors while bidding on many exciting items!
Tickets & information: or email at, (585) 334-7790 or at the Cottage Gift Shop.
All proceeds benefit the animals at Wild Wings directly!

Symposium 2018 - Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester - /.html

Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester 14618.
Practical Tools for Living Well with Parkinson Disease plus National and International Update with James beck, PhD.
The program is free, but registration is required by March 30. Register online at or call 585-234-5355.

Braving our History, Building our Future - YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8 am to 12 pm (doors open at 7:30 am) at the Joseph Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Mistress of Ceremony: Alexis Arnold of 13 WHAM News

14th Annual "Experience Italy" Fundraising Dinner - Hope Hall

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 6 to 11 pm at the Italian American Sport Club, 1250 Buffalo Rd., Rochester 14624.
Enjoy a delicious seven-course Italian meal with dessert, wine, Italian music, raffles and a cash bar!
Tickets: $40 per person; $320 for a table of 8; or $400 for a table of 10.
If you wish to donate a gift in-kind for our raffle, please provide the total estimated value of your contribution and a brief description of your gift.
Reservations and in-kind contributions are needed by Monday, April 9.
This event sells out quickly. Seating is limited to 240 guests.
All proceeds are donated to Hope Hall.
To become a sponsor and/or make a reservation, call Ms. Danielle Pierleoni at 426-5824 x111.

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Open Door Mission 18th Annual Golf Classic - Open Door Mission, Inc.

Monday, May 21, 2018 at Midvale Country Club, 2387 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY 14526.
9 am Registration, Putting Contest, Silent Auction
11 am Shot Gun Start, Lunch
5 pm Dinner, Silent Auction, Awards, Raffles
Players and Sponsors registration at

SMP Golf Tournament - Dimitri House

Save The Date!
Thursday, June 21, 2018; 9 am registration; Shadow Lake, 1850 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY

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.

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

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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.