Lori's Natural Foods annual Harvest Festival
12:00 PM12:00

Lori's Natural Foods annual Harvest Festival

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The Harvest Fest is at Lori’s under their huge decorated tent! We will have, pumpkin decorating for the kids, fresh grilled corn on the cob, dunk tank, live music and more.

All proceeds from the event go towards 2 amazing charities! Our in-house charity, All4Pets WNY provides lifesaving medical care to pets in need within the Rochester and Surrounding areas. A portion of the proceeds will also go to Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester. They are dedicated to providing safe, professional and temporary care to children during family crises.

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Vegan Prom
to Jul 2

Vegan Prom

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Tickets now available: https://rocveganprom.eventbrite.com/

Come recapture your youth with the local plant-based community at Rochester’s first-ever Vegan Prom! Everyone 18 and over is welcome! Dress up or down...bring a date or two or go solo...enjoy dancing, snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, and a cash bar!

• Live DJ
• Photo booth

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Public Hearing re: new proposed Rochester River Charter School
5:30 PM17:30

Public Hearing re: new proposed Rochester River Charter School

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The Rochester City School District is holding a public hearing about the Rochester River Charter School this coming Thursday, April 27, at 5:30pm. The school board will record anything that is said by the general public and send it along to the state. We would like to get as many of your voices heard as possible! Please attend if you can, especially if you are a parent of a school age child and live in the City of Rochester.

Conference Rm 3A (3rd Floor)

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The Red Fern Gratitude Dinner - A Fundraiser for Rochester River School
6:00 PM18:00

The Red Fern Gratitude Dinner - A Fundraiser for Rochester River School

Two seatings - 6:00pm & 8:00pm 

A four course plated vegan/gluten-free meal with community-style seating

$50 per person - A donation will be made to Rochester River School


French Onion Soup, Garlic Toast, Daiya Mozzarella, Tempeh Bacon Bits, Local Microgreens

Baby Greens with Cashew Bleu, Dried Cranberries, Candied Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberry White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms, Baby Spinach, Pine Nuts, Sage Brown Butter

Pudgy Girl's Pumpkin Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Sauce, Apple Cinnamon Granola

Regular menu will not be served during the event. Price includes gratuity; does not include tax or beverages.

Get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-red-fern-gratitude-dinner-a-fundraiser-for-rochester-river-school-tickets-28562798098

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3rd Annual WNY VegFest
11:00 AM11:00

3rd Annual WNY VegFest

  • 2607 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY, 14207 United States (map)
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Rochester River School Co-Founder Joel Helfrich will be a speaker at the 3rd Annual WNY VegFest (http://wnyvegfest.com/speakers.php)

Sunday, Aug 7th
Riverside Park in Buffalo, NY
Trot starts at 10am • Main festival begins at 11am

Tofurky Trot 5K Run/Walk
Delicious Veg Food
Live Music & Performances
Vendors / Exhibitors
and so much more!

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5:30 PM17:30

Joel Helfrich and the first vegan public school

Rochester Area Vegan Society monthly meeting.

Presentation by Joel Helfrich, co-founder of the Rochester River School, the first vegan public school in the United States.

The Rochester River School curriculum will also be based on humane education, outdoor activity, and principles of sustainability.

Please come to this meeting to learn about this exciting new venture!

5:30 PM Vegan Potluck Dinner

7:00 PM Program


All dishes must be completely vegan. They may not contain any meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products or honey. Please watch out for gelatin (a meat by-product) and hidden milk products, such as whey in cookies, crackers, bread and margarine and casein or caseinate in so-called “non- dairy” soy cheese, coffee creamer and whipped topping. Be alert for eggs in baked goods, mayonnaise and salad dressings, and honey in breads, pastries and preserves.

This “vegan rule” embodies our mission of showing how abundant and delicious a vegan meal can be. It also means that members and guests who are vegan can freely partake of everything. If you mistakenly bring a dish that is non-vegan, you will be very welcome to stay for the meal, but we will not be able to serve your dish. Please understand that no offense is meant by this.

Please prepare a card with your name, the name of the dish, and a list of all ingredients. If possible, write the recipe on the back of the card and indicate where the recipe came from or if it was original. Prepare enough to serve a crowd. Please bring your own table setting as well as a serving utensil. If you are not able to cook, you may bring fruit, cider, tortilla chips and salsa, green salad, fruit salad, etc. Non-members, in addition to bringing a dish, must pay a $3 Guest Fee, which will be applied to your membership if you join that day. 

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12:00 PM12:00

Public Presentation about the proposed ROCHESTER RIVER SCHOOL

Jericsson Pichardo and Joel Helfrich, the cofounders of the proposed Rochester River School, will be speaking about this initiative on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Parents, teachers, principals, community leaders, elected officials, media representatives, nonprofit members, and other interested people are encouraged to attend.


Please join us as we discuss the progress to date and seek support for this school.

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2:00 PM14:00

Dr. Neal Barnard: Preventing and Reversing Diabetes with Diet

Did you know that it is estimated that one third of children born after the year 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes and that the estimate for Blacks and Hispanics is one half? Type 2 diabetes is associated with blindness, kidney failure (leading to dialysis), and artery and nerve damage (leading to amputations).

Neal Barnard, MD is the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. You can learn more about him and his important and influential organization at: pcrm.org

Dr. Barnard has authored many studies on the use of plant-based diet to prevent and reverse disease which have been published in major medical journals.

He is the author of Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes and numerous other books.

Dr. Barnard is a wonderful speaker! Don't miss this!!!

This free event is open to the public!

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Venue New Bethel CME Church
Address 270 Scio St., Rochester, Rochester, NY 14605


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