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2016 Rochester Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

A unique, wacky experience that you will never forget! Raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York by asking your family, friends, co-workers, etc. to support your efforts. Then, take a dip or slow crawl into the chilly waters of Lake Ontario! Every plunger that raises $60 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt, raise more money and receive more great prizes! Register online today!! http://polarplunge.net/

The Judgement (A Randy Williams Production)

A spectacular theatrical presentation created to entertain inspire and get you thinking. Come out and join us any or all of the 3 nights, February 19th-21st. Shows starts at 6:30pm. This event is free to the community.

595 Frost ave Rochester NY.
Neutral Zone Players 585-483-0407

Genesee Cat Fanciers 64th Annual CFA Cat Show

Fancy felines from around the country will have the opportunity to earn Top Cat status at the 64th annual CFA cat show sponsored by Genesee Cat Fanciers. The cat show will be held on Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2016 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Sweden-Clarkson Community Center in Brockport, NY. More than 200 pedigreed cats are expected to compete in this year’s show. Many beautiful breeds and household pets are on the list of competitors including Maine Coon, Scottish Fold, Sphynx and Abyssinian, as well as some of the more well-known pedigreed cats, from Siamese to Persian. The CFA cat show will be open to the public and will provide an entertaining day for spectators. In addition to the judging activities, which will take place throughout the show, spectators will have the opportunity to see cats “up close and in the fur” while they’re waiting to compete. Breeders are happy to answer any questions about their cats and many of them will offer kittens for sale. Also, CFA Ambassadors, who will be wearing a button that says “Ask Me”, will be available to talk to spectators and show them around the show hall. Tickets will be available at the gate. The cost of admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 4-12 years and FREE for those under 3! Genesee Cat Fanciers is a member of The Cat Fanciers’ Association [CFA]. CFA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of cats. CFA was founded in 1906 and is the world’s largest pedigreed cat registry with affiliated clubs producing more than 325 shows a year. For more information on the show, call Carmen Johnson-Lawrence at 585-329-1325 or email at carmen.johnsonlawrence@gmail.com 

Hamilton College Choir to Perform in Rochester

First Unitarian Church at 220 S Winton Road
March 12th at 7:30pm

The 53-member Hamilton College Choir will visit Rochester during its annual March tour. The performance is free and open to the public. The program for Hamilton’s 2016 tour is a varied one that includes sacred and secular music such as Thompson’s “Alleluia,” Swider’s “Cantate Domino,” Macfarren’s “Orpheus with His Lute” and Washburn’s “Two Chinese Melodies.” The Hamilton College Choir boasts an uninterrupted tradition of fine choral singing that dates back for over a century. It is directed by G. Roberts Kolb, professor of music and director of choral music at Hamilton since 1981.

Upstate Recovery Council

On March 13th, free films will be shown at the Little Theatre to raise awareness, provide facts, uncover myths, and confront the stigma of addiction along with mental illness.

For more information please contact: David Attridge- 585-317-2600


Rallying For a Reason.

The Monroe County Law Enforcement Association (MCLEA) will be holding a volleyball/doge ball tournament to benefit Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester. This tournament will be held at Hot Shots Indoor Volleyball on May 14, 2016. The Tournament is called Rallying For a Reason.

Relay For Life American Cancer Society

Saturday June 4, 2016 
Webster Firemen’s Field 
35 South Ave, Webster, NY 14580 
Phone:(585) 872-9526 


Become part of a small art phenomenon in Rochester NY!
6x6x2016 June 4th - July 17, 2016

Artwork Entries due: April 17 or postmarked by April 16 Global Online Preview Begins: May 20 at 10am In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 30 - June 3, 12-9pm Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 4-10pm (admission: $15) 7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20         8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 7 at 10am Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each Sold Out Artists' Names Revealed Online: July 1 Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 17 - 20, 12-6pm Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for the 9th year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted; exhibited in the gallery & online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 17, 2016. Sold Out artists' names will be revealed next to their work online on July 1. Artists may enter up to 4 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter. Limit 4 Artworks per elementary, middle, or highschool. Thank you for your participation! http://www.roco6x6.org/6x6x2016_intro.php

Three Cancer Charities Collaborate on the Inaugural Kick Cancer 15K Race Series

Three Cancer Charities Collaborate on the Inaugural Kick Cancer 15K Race Series

Rochester, NY – 13thirty Cancer Connect, Anna’s Wish and Christopher’s Challenge are proud to announce a new collaborative race series.  Throughout the 2016 racing season, the three organizations will offer a discounted rate to runners participating in all three races.  The three individual 5K races will create the Kick Cancer 15K Race Series.  A special prize will be given to runners completing the series. As leaders in the field of adolescent and young adult cancer, 13thirty Cancer Connect proposed this unique series to other community cancer organizations in order to better leverage our community resources.  Anna’s Wish and Christopher’s Challenge shared the excitement and the Kick Cancer 15K Race Series materialized.  With participation at each 5K expected to increase, awareness will be heightened and the vision of a world without cancer will be clearer.  “We are all working toward the same goal,” said Lauren Spiker, Executive Director and Founder of 13thirty. “Together, we increase our impact.”The 4th Annual 13thirty Bandana Bolt 5K will take place in Seneca Park on Sunday, May 15, 2016; the 4th Annual Anna’s Wish 5K will take place in Black Creek Park on Sunday, June 19, 2016; Christopher’s Challenge 5K will take place in Webster Park on Sunday, August 14, 2016, the final leg of the Kick Cancer 15K Race Series. Our organizations welcome all Rochester area runners to join us as we continue to work toward a world without cancer. Participation in the Kick Cancer 15K Race Series will demonstrate our community’s commitment to helping our friends and neighbors battling this debilitating disease. For more information, contact Joshua Symer, 13thirty Special Events Coordinator, at (585) 563-6221 and visit our official race series Facebook page at facebook.com/KickCancer15KRochester.

The mission of 13thirty Cancer Connect (formerly Melissa’s Living Legacy Teen Cancer Foundation) is to help teens and young adults age 13-30 live their very best lives by providing a comprehensive continuum of support throughout all stages of their cancer experience.  Visit us at: facebook.com/13thirtyCancer
The mission of Anna's Wish is to provide children dealing with pediatric cancer and their families gifts/services that they cannot obtain on their own.  Visit us at: facebook.com/AnnasWish

The mission of Christopher’s Challenge is to continue the lifesaving work of bone marrow transplants by typing potential donors through the National Marrow Donor Program.  Visit us at: facebook.com/ChristophersChallenge

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