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Monday, March 24, 2008

CITY TO HOST LATINO EVENT FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES (City of Rochester News Release - 03/19/2008)

CITY TO HOST LATINO EVENT FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES (City of Rochester News Release - 03/19/2008) 

The City’s Pathways to Peace Office will host a Latino-themed event, “Abriendo Caminos…Un Dia con Pathways,” (Opening Pathways) for youth and their families 12 noon -- 5 p.m., Sat. March 29 at the North St. Community Center, 700 North St.

“It is critical that we are relentless in reaching out to youngsters and their families with our message of peace and showing them alternatives to the streets,” said Mayor Robert Duffy. “Our Latino population is growing and we invite families to come and get the information they need to help ensure their kids have healthy growth and development. We must let them know that there is hope for a lifetime of achievement.”

The event, co-sponsored by Threshold Center for Youth, the Puerto Rican Youth Development agency, and the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League, will provide participants an opportunity to access positive alternatives to gangs, drugs and violence. There will also be a showcase of young, local talent.

Pathways to Peace is part of the City’s comprehensive effort to improve public safety by offering intervention and monitoring of youth. The primary goal is to reduce youth related violence in the city. Street level outreach workers go into targeted neighborhoods to assess the needs of youth, network with available resources and link at risk youth to appropriate services.

For more information, contact the Pathways to Peace office at 428-8804.



Mayor Robert J. Duffy today announced a tremendous opportunity for young aspiring entrepreneurs, ages 13-18 years old, to participate in the FREE “Biz Kid$” camp. The camp will be held 9 a.m.--4:00 p.m. during school’s spring recess week, Mon., Apr. 14 - Fri., Apr. 18, at the Lake Riley Lodge at Cobbs Hill Park (100 Norris Drive). Registrations are accepted through Apr. 7 as space allows.
Sponsored and organized by the City’s Bureau of Recreation, the Biz Kid$ camp
provides youth with an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship through fun, fast-paced games and activities. In developing a real business plan, they learn how to look and act professional, manage time and money, promote a business and prepare for the future. 
Participants will also be rewarded with business cards, a canvas briefcase, calculator and receipt book to help them start and maintain their businesses and a chance to win cash prizes at the completion of camp.

Call the City Bureau of Recreation at 428-7371 to request a registration packet.

CITY OFFERS 'ARTSMART' YOUTH CAMP (City of Rochester News Release - 03/18/2008)

CITY OFFERS 'ARTSMART' YOUTH CAMP (City of Rochester News Release - 03/18/2008)

The City's Bureau of Recreation is sponsoring "ArtSmart," a seven-week summer arts camp for youth ages 6-13. The camp will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. through Fri., July 7-August 22 at the City's Lodge at Lake Riley, Cobbs Hill Park, 100 Norris Dr. (off Culver Rd.).

"ArtSmart" will provide a wide range of performing and visual arts activities, including theatre, painting, dance, storytelling, textile arts and more. Registration is now open through Jun. 6 and includes a fee of $60 per week with priority given to city residents. For further information or to obtain a registration form call 428-7371.



City Recreation and Community Centers will celebrate spring and school recess with a variety of family activities. Events are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Patrons may contact Centers directly for additional information. For a listing of centers, contact the main recreation office, 400 Dewey Ave., 428-6755.

Rather than during after-school and evening hours, centers will be open 11 a.m.--6 p.m. on:

• Thurs., Mar. 20 (in conjunction with school superintendent's day)
• Mon.--Fri., April 14 through April 18 (during school spring recess)
• Sat., April 19 (for centers with Saturday programs)

Regular after-school center hours will resume on Mon., Apr. 21. All facilities will be closed Fri., March 21, Sat., March 22 and Easter Sun., March 23.

Sector 3 Egg Hunt (Ages 1-10)
Starts promptly at 10 a.m., Sat., Mar. 15, Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus Street
Youth may register at the following participating schools in the city’s Sector 3 northwest area: School #5, 17, 30, 34, 43, 57, Head Start (Austin St.) and Holy Family School (Jay St.).
For more information: 428-7521
$1 Fee; register by Mar. 11
Includes refreshments, entertainment, contest, Peter Rabbit visit and prizes.

Martial Arts Festival (All ages)
Starts promptly at 6 p.m., Wed., March 19
Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus Street
Sponsored by City of Rochester’s Edgerton Community Center and Adams Street Community Center
Enjoy demonstrations of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kendo, Jujitsu, Kung-Fu.
Call 428-7521 for free tickets by March 17.

Community Egg Hunt (Ages 6-12)
Starts promptly at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 20
Flint Street Community Center, 271 Flint Street, 428-7001

Spring Egg Hunt (Ages 6-13)
Starts promptly at 4 p.m., Thurs., March 20
South Avenue Community Center, 900 South Avenue (Rear of School # 12)
428-6015 to register.

Candy Egg Hunt (Ages 11 and under)
Starts promptly at 2 p.m., Thurs., March 20
For more information: North Street Community Center, 700 North Street, 428-7149
Special prizes, candy treats and carnival games.

 Hot Shots Competition (Ages 6-18)
Starts promptly at 5 p.m., Thurs., March 27
East High School, 1801 E. Main Street
Participants must register at their local recreation center by March 20.
For more information:: 428-7294

Boys & Girls Spring Floor Hockey Tournament (Ages 12-14)
11:30 a.m.--5:30 p.m., Tues., Apr.15--Fri., April 18
For more information: Carter Street Community Center, 500 Carter Street, 428-7890
Register by Apr. 7.

Water Games (Ages 8 -12)
1--3 p.m., Wed., Apr. 16,
Adams Street Community Pool, 85 Adams Street; 428-7456 to register.
Games include relay races, jousting, football toss, under water search and more.
Swim suits and towels required. Limit 40 participants

Hoops for Food/ 8th Annual Basketball Tournament (Ages 10-17)
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., April 16
Flint Street Community Center, 271 Flint Street
Call 428-7001 to register by April 14.

Play Station Madden Football Tournament (Ages 8--18)
12 noon--5 p.m., Fri., April 18
Avenue D Community Center, 200 Avenue D; 428-7934 to register.
Open to boys and girls; limit 30 players.

Spring Egg and Scavenger Hunt (Ages 6--14)
Event starts promptly at 1 p.m., Fri., Apr.18
Campbell Street Recreation Center, 524 Campbell Street, 428-7860
Search for eggs and prizes, coloring contest and refreshments

Spring Fashion Show (Open to all ages)
7B8:30 p.m., Thurs., Apr. 24
Adonai Community Fellowship, 509 N. Goodman Street, 428-7828
Sponsored by Webster Community Center