Community Events

Toastmasters Open House/Guest Day
Does your new year’s resolution include improving your confidence and ability to speak in front of others?  Toastmasters can help you get there!  We are a supportive group of people who have been in your shoes.  We all started out as guests at a meeting and joined the group because it’s a fun way to overcome public speaking fears and develop communication and leadership skills.  Please join us on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the Louise Slaughter Conference Room at UR Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital (601 Elmwood Ave) for coffee and refreshments at our Open House/Guest Day and see what Toastmasters is all about! RSVP here!

Conscious Capitalism ROC at New City Cafe
441 Ministries began when a group of people chose to move into the Beechwood neighborhood with the intention of re-neighboring their community. New City Cafe came out of their teen program to establish a thriving non-profit cafe business in the Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester, teaching young men and women the skillsets needed to pursue a revitalized life, maximizing all of their God-given potential, and implanting rich soil back into their community. In short, raising up the Beechwood neighborhood and cultivating the next generation of neighbors through Social Entrepreneurship! Join Conscious Capitalism ROC for a tour on Tuesday, January 23rd from 5:30-7pm. Tickets are free but space is limited, so reserve a ticket ASAP!

Casino Night benefitting the Boys & Girls Club!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester’s 2nd annual Casino Night is coming up on January 26 at The Wintergarden and will include a cocktail hour, strolling supper, a variety of casino games – Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em, and others – and fun in support of afterschool programming for Rochester youth. More information here.

Al Sigl – JustOne Night
Join the Governors, Trustees, and Council of Al Sigl Community as we shake it up with an evening of fundraising and friendly competition for the fourth annual Just One Night! City Grill will play host on Thursday, Feb. 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrity bartenders will battle it out to see who can raise the most tips! All proceeds stay local and benefit tens of thousands of adults and children with special needs. More information here and don’t forget to tip your favorite bartender here!

HUGS was started in 2003 by local plastic surgeon Dr Vito Quatela. Every year he and his team of volunteers have been going to several countries around the world healing children with facial deformities, mainly microtia (an ear deformity) and cleft palates. Join HUGS on Friday, February 2nd for their annual Gala! Get a ticket here.

Writers Paradise
Join Polland enterprises for a writers retreat to recognize and celebrate the art of writing and the importance of writers. The event will feature an on-site writing coach, an on-site editor, journaling tactics, meditative exercises to prevent writer’s block, writing prompt exercises and poetry readings. Join dozens of authors, poets, educators, students and community members on Saturday, April 14th from 11am-3pm! Find more information here on attending or volunteering!