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American Red Cross Blood Drive: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15, Gates Fire District, 2355 Chili Ave., Rochester. Participants must be 17 years of age or older, 16 years of age with parental consent, and bring proper identification. Visit for more information.

Rochester Croquet Club: 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. July 15, Grace & Truth SportsPark, 373 N. Greece Road, Hilton. Call 585-474-3753 or email [email protected] to register.

Chicken BBQ: 4:30 p.m., July 15, United Methodist Church of Greece, 1924 Maiden Lane, Rochester. Dinners are served with half a chicken, two sides, a bun and a brownie. Accompaniments: salted potatoes, baked beans, macaroni salad and coleslaw. Drive-thru service only. $ 10. Visit for more information.

Series of guest authors: July 15 at 8 p.m. Writers & Books will welcome Te-Ping Chen, author of “The Land of Big Numbers: Stories,” for virtual reading and conversation. Release. Visit to register.

JULY 15-25

“Shakespeare in the Park”: 8:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday until July 25, Highland Bowl, 1137 South Ave., Rochester. Brought to you by players from the Rochester community for all ages. This year’s production is “The Tempest”, a mixed signed / spoken production directed by Luane David-Haggerty. Bring lawn chairs and snacks. Donations encouraged. Release.

JULY 15-31

“Master Graphics”: until July 31, International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave., Rochester. By Zao Wou Ki, Bernard Buffet, Edouard Manet, Salvador Dali and Henry Moore. Release. For information: or 585-264-1440.


Arena Art Group Exhibition: until August 7, Galerie Bevier at the Rochester Institute of Technology, 73 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester. Discover a collection of contemporary art from 41 members of the Arena Art Group. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Visit for more information or to view the virtual gallery.


Party in the Park: 5:30 p.m. Thursday to September 2, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Manhattan Square, 353 Court St., Rochester. Line-up: Dark Side of the Moon and The Seven Wonders: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac (July 15); Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and JUMBOshrimp (July 22); Ripe and The Nude Party (July 29); Almost Queen (August 5); The Third World and the Shock of the Roots (August 19); Eric Krasno and Larkin Poe (August 26); and Zac Brown Tribute Band and Blue Sky Brothers (September 2). $ 7. Visit for more information.

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“Frontline Portraits”: Tuesday through Sunday through September 10, Pittsford Fine Art, 4 N. Main St., Pittsford. Julia Maddalina, from Fairport, created 100 portraits of frontline healthcare professionals during the pandemic. Visit for more information.


Chicken BBQ: 3:30 p.m. July 16, Elmgrove United Methodist Church, 1500 Spencerport Road, Rochester. Dinners include half a chicken, salted potatoes, applesauce, a bun and dessert. $ 10.

“Summer Melodies”: 7:00 pm, July 16, Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at JCC, 1200 Edgewood Ave., Rochester. Larry Loh conducts an evening of light classics with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. $ 15 to $ 25. For information: or 585-454-2100.


Rochester Croquet Club: July 17 at 10:00 a.m., Grace & Truth SportsPark, 373 N. Greece Road, Hilton. Call 585-474-3753 or email [email protected] to register.

ALD Virtual Demonstration Center: June 17 at 10:00 am Hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America Technology Team, Rochester Chapter. Closed captioning available. Release. Visit to register.

Ice Cream Social and Pudge’s Birthday Bash: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17, Tinker Nature Park, 1585 Calkins Road, Henrietta. Celebrate Pudge the Dove with ice cream, mini cupcakes, and Abbott crafts. Visit museums and enjoy live music from Steve West Music and Some Ska Band. Visit for more information.

Series of guest authors: July 17 at 1 p.m. Writers & Books will host Ed Fuller and Gary Grossman, authors of “Red Deception: A Novel,” for virtual reading and conversation. Release. Visit to register.

Outdoor Pride Party: 2:00 p.m. July 17, ROAR, 621 Culver Road, Rochester. The event features craft, food and drink vendors, as well as performances by Champagne Brown, Max Doud and “RuPal’s Drag Race” contestants Ms. Kasha David and Darienne Lake. $ 12. Visit for more information.

Cornhole Tournament: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 17, Churchville Park, 629 Kendall Road. Hosted by Riga Recreation. Meet at the tennis / pickleball courts. For information: 585-293-3880, ext. 130.

RPO Outdoors: July 17 at 7:30 p.m. Bristol Mountain, 5662 State Route 64, Canandaigua. Presented by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Larry Loh. $ 12 to $ 25. For information: or 585-454-2100.

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Brighton Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday to November 21, Brighton High School, 1150 S. Winton Road, Rochester. Face masks and social distancing required. Visit for more information.


Fairport Industrial Development Agency: 4:30 pm July 19, Town Hall, 31 S. Main St., Fairport. Follow-up to meetings of the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency and the Fairport Local Development Corporation.

Chile Historic Preservation Council: July 19 7:00 p.m., Chile City Hall, 3333 Chili Ave., Rochester. Visit for more information.

Gates Historical Society: July 19 at 7 p.m., Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester. Valerie O’Hara will discuss the history of stained glass and show what it takes to design, create and repair stained glass. Release.


“Today’s Car Buying Challenges”: 11:45 am to 12:15 pm July 20 via Zoom. For members of the Webster Chamber of Commerce. Randy Henderson and Don Chaffin of Henderson Ford will answer any car buying questions you may have right now. Visit to register.

Visiting Author Series: 7:30 p.m. July 20. Writers & Books will be Lilly Dancyger, author of “Negative Space,” for virtual reading and conversation. Release. Visit to register.


Hopeman Carillon Summer Concert Series: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through August 4, Eastman Quadrangle, University of Rochester River Campus, 500 Wilson Blvd., Rochester. Bring folding chairs, blankets, snacks or picnics. Line-up: Frank DellaPenna (July 21), Julie Zhu (July 28) and Claire Janezic (August 4). Release. Visit for more information.

JULY 22-23

“Nothin ‘But the Blues”: 7:30 p.m., July 22-23, Central Stage, 1100 Ayrault Road, Fairport. Shayne Steele returns to Rochester with his soul and blues style in honor of Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Aretha Frankling and more with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. $ 48 to $ 160. For information: or 585-454-2100.


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