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Dear (585) friends,

This coming week, we jump headfirst into the official start of fall. As we start to bundle ourselves up before heading outside, and as parents begin to strategize how they will navigate a very different learning experience for their children, we’re here to remind you to savor this time of year and have some fun!

Below, we’ve compiled a list of events throughout the next week in the (585) to keep you active, keep you engaged in social discussions, and bring you some joy.

  • The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi will give a presentation for breathe yoga titled Arun Gandhi: Racial Equality & Social Justice on Friday, September 25. The two-hour presentation will begin at 5 p.m., and registration is $25. Arun Gandhi has written several books on his famous family and their message of nonviolence, and he has formed several organizations focused on social issues and education. This presentation will be held via Zoom.


  • Minda Harts will host a virtual book launch via Writers & Books to discuss her book, The Memo – What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table on Thursday, September 24. Harts is the CEO of The Memo, a career development platform for women of color, and an assistant professor at NYU Wagner. Her book provides tips for addressing issues that keep women of color from being heard and advancing in the workplace. This event is free, and pre-registration is required.


  • Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel will host a Fall Craft & Vendor Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, September 20. The event will take place outdoors on the racetrack’s infield, where vendors and shoppers can socially distance. Visitors will enter through the front lobby.


  • Find your “om” in the great outdoors with Yoga in the Pines, a Rochester Museum & Science Center event in Cumming Nature Center near Naples. Lynne Boucher of Yoga Revolution will lead a class featuring gentle, open-level vinyasa flow and meditation at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 20. Participants must bring their own mat or blanket. A portion of the $18 cover charge will support conservation work at the Nature Center.


  • Celebrate Grandparents Day at the Ogden Community Center in Spencerport on Saturday, September 19. A morning filled with family games and activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include a pizza brunch, a craft to remember the day, and pickleball. Pre-registration is required, with tickets at $8 for residents, $10 for non-residents, and free admission for children two and under.


  • For a chance to get outdoors and watch artists in action, visit Pieces of Perry – En Plain Air Art Festival. Artists will be painting outside, along the Silver Lake Outlet Trail from Walker Road to Federal Street in the village of Perry from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. Perry’s Farmers’ Market will be the check-in point for artists, and not a bad place to stop and grab a morning snack and a cup of coffee. Artwork created at this event will be for sale online on October 1, and proceeds will be split between the artists and the trail.

Don’t forget to grab your September/October edition of (585) Magazine ASAP!

And let us know what you’d like to see in upcoming newsletters and issues of our publication.

Stay well,

– Jinelle Vaiana, contributing writer

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