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JAN. 28

Public meeting: noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 28. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Monroe County Department of Public Health will discuss efforts to restore natural resources and propose removing the Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations Beneficial Use Impairment from the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern. Visit to attend. 

Monroe County Planning Board: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 via YouTube. Visit for information. 

JAN. 28-31

“Along the Way”: through Jan. 31, International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave., Rochester. American artist Marcella Gillenwater reflects on a journey that can take many paths as we move “along the way.” Free. Visit for information.

Song Cycle Festival: Jan. 28-31. ROCopera is reimagining the standard of Art Song performance by creating visual narratives with the composers' works. $10-$35. Visit for information. 

JAN. 28-FEB. 6

30th Annual Members Exhibition: through Feb. 6, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave., Rochester. Visit for information. 

JAN. 28-FEB. 21

“Mindbending Digital Art”: through Feb. 21, Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave., Rochester. Dennis Adams’ work merges photography and digital art to colorfully alter and/or add elements to a photograph, creating images about things he thinks about, feels, imagines or has experienced. Free. Visit for information. 

JAN. 30

Follow Me Taiji: 9 to 9:45 a.m. Jan. 30 via Zoom. Donations appreciated. Free. Email to register, or visit or for information. 

Drive-thru diaper distribution: noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 30, 300 Helendale St., Rochester. Hosted by the Junior League of Rochester Diaper Bank. Diaper sizes newborn to 6 will be available. Children or a car seat must be present. Registration requested. Visit for information. 

FEB. 1

Registration ends for “Sensational Seasonal Cooking” (2 p.m. Feb. 3): Chef Ethan Drake will demonstrate how to prepare a heart-healthy menu for Valentine’s Day, including avocado chimichurri steak, grilled asparagus and chocolate-covered strawberries. Email to register by Feb. 1. 

FEB. 1-28

“Chenille”: Feb. 1-28, International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave., Rochester. Ciniglia, raupe, hakaha, oruga or roype, a caterpillar by any other name … by contemporary artist Linda Kall. Free. Visit for information.

FEB. 2

“Ask the Audiologist”: noon Feb. 2 via Zoom. Gregory Horton will host a Q&A session about hearing loss. Closed captioning available. Free. Visit to register.

Tuesdays with BOA: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 via Zoom. Deborah Paredez will read poems from “Year of the Dog: Poems.” Free. Visit to register. 

FEB. 2-23

Rediscovering the Lost Tradition of Letter Writing: 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 2-23 via Facebook. Learn how letters keep us connected, learn more about our lives and share ourselves in meaningful ways. Speakers: Sonja Livingston (Feb. 2), Cornelius Eady (Feb. 9), Sandra Spanier (Feb. 16) and Lauren Groff (Feb. 23). Free. Registration required. Visit to register. 

FEB. 3

Pittsford Board of Trustees budget meeting: 4 p.m. Feb. 3. Visit for information.

FEB. 4

“Roots & Wings”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Folk musician John McCutcheon is a master instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and author with a catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, instrumentals and symphonic work. $20. Visit for information. 

Visiting Author Series: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 via Zoom. Maggie Smith will read from “Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity and Change.” Free. Visit to register. 

FEB. 6

Pittsford Rotary food drive: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 6, Spiegel Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave., Pittsford. Drop off canned and packaged goods for the Pittsford Food Cupboard and Children Awaiting Parents Closet. Visit for information.