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ROCHESTER'S LARGEST FESTIVAL—In 1957, 101 exhibitors and 2,000 bargain hunters took part in the first Clothesline Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery. From these inauspicious beginnings, the festival has grown into a major community happening, spilling over the gallery's 17-acre campus and showcasing artists from a 27-county region of upstate New York. For more details on this year's M&T Clothesline Festival taking place September 10 to 11, visit

Events scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, September 19 (before 5 p.m.)


Memorial Art Gallery—x5-3081;

September 10-11—M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. Rochester's oldest and largest arts and crafts festival features original work by 600 regional artists, food, family entertainment, and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 10, 11, 17, 18—Wendell Castle Video. View Tom Muir Wilson's award-winning film on The Music Stand, the 1964 work that brought Castle national acclaim. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Wendell Castle in Rochester. Green Room, 3 p.m.


Memorial Art Gallery

Gallery Highlights Tour—Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. September 8, 15; 6:30 p.m.

Finger Lakes Exhibition Tour—Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. September 16, 18; 2 p.m.

Through September 1860th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. Showcases recent work by emerging and established artists from upstate New York. This juried show features 53 works by 49 artists selected from a field of 712 submissions. Grand Gallery.

Through November 27For the Sake of a Single Verse: Lithographs by Ben Shahn. This exhibition presents a portfolio of lithographs by American painter and printmaker Ben Shahn. Presented in honor of President Seligman. Lockhart Gallery.

Through 2005Wendell Castle in Rochester. Features furniture and sculpture along with preliminary drawings and photos of some of Castle’s corporate and public commissions.

Through 2005Protected for Eternity: The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset. Long-term exhibition showcases the lavishly decorated inner coffin of an Egyptian official of the fourth century B.C.E. and other ancient artifacts.

River Campus

Through October 2Paula Crawford: By the Lake. An exhibition by local artist Paula Crawford, whose colorful paintings and bronze sculptures have been shown in Rochester and throughout the state. She will discuss her work during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 8, in the gallery. For more information, call x5-4188. Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons.

Through October 25Merlin the Magician in Literature and Culture. This exhibition features books, original artwork, comic books, and film pictures that show Merlin's prominence and popularity in the tales of King Arthur. Robbins Library, fourth floor, Rush Rhees Library.

Through OctoberA Nation at War. The display, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, features letters, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia all drawn from the department's collections. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library.


CPR Classes—Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER) from January through June. Registration required. All classes held in the OER Department (2-7500 area of the Medical Center). To register, call x5-7666.

September 9, 16—Basic Life Support Original Class. 1 to 4 p.m.

Health Bites—Informal series of useful and timely health and wellness topics. For more information, visit html or call x5-4987. September 13—How Organized Are You . . . Really? Productivity trainer and consultant Ann Michael Henry discusses why people have trouble getting organized and what they can do about it. Includes the opportunity to complete the Productive Environment Scorecard. Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 3-6408 (K307).

Childbirth Classes—For a list of classes offered through Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, visit services/womenshealth/resources.cfm.

Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center—Call x5-2437 for information.

September 8, 12, 15—Shotokan Karate. Medical Center, G-5680, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.


Eastman School of Music—24-hour Music Line x4-1100. Events are free unless otherwise noted.

September 13—Ying Quartet with James Dunham, viola, and Paul Katz, cello. Tickets required. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

September 17—Eastman Virtuosi. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

September 18—Faculty Artist Series. Tony Caramia, piano. "Nimble Feet and Tricky Fingers: A Rollicking Journey through the World of Ragtime." Tickets required. Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.


River Campus Interfaith Chapel—x5-4321;

Roman Catholic Mass (

September 6, 13—Sanctuary, 5:15 p.m.

September 7, 14—Friel Lounge, 10 p.m.

September 11, 18—River Level, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

Jewish Services (

September 9, 16—Shabbat, River Level, 6 p.m.

September 10, 17—Shabbat, Commons Room, 10:30 a.m.

Muslim Services

Daily Prayers: Thuhr, 1:30 p.m.; Asr, 3 p.m.; Magrib, sunset; Isha, 7:30 p.m.; Jumma, Friday only, 1:15 p.m. (Commons Room). All prayers held in Meditation Room 220 unless otherwise specified.

Protestant Services

September 8, 15—University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 8 p.m.

September 11, 18—University Christian Fellowship, Sanctuary, 3 p.m.

September 7, 17—Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5:30 p.m.

September 11, 18—Protestant Community Chapel, Sanctuary, 5 p.m.


September 9—Laboratory for Laser Energetics: Science and Technology Seminar Series. "Uncovering the Pathological Basis of Batten Disease," David Pearce, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics. LLE Coliseum, noon to 1 p.m.

September 12—Department of Biology Donut Talk. "Dominance of Deleterious Mutations," James Fry, assistant professor of biology. Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

September 16—Laboratory for Laser Energetics: Science and Technology Seminar Series. "Airborne DIAL Lidar System," Todd Lines, ITT Industries. LLE Coliseum, noon to 1 p.m.

September 19—Plutzik Reading Series. Beverly Donofrio, author of the memoir-turned-movie Riding in Cars with Boys, reads from her work. Free and open to the public. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 8 p.m.

September 19—Department of Biology Donut Talk. "The Molecular Basis of Speciation in Drosophila," Chung-I Wu, University of Chicago. Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.


September 9—College Convocation. Ceremony marks the beginning of the academic year. Dandelion Square, noon. College-wide picnic follows.

September 9—Comedian Hal Sparks. The stand-up comedian and former Talk Soup host performs. Tickets are on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and will be available at the door if not sold out in advance. The comedian's appearance is sponsored by Campus Activities Board. For more information, call x5-5911. Strong Auditorium, 9 p.m.

September 14—Understanding the University's Retirement Program plus Fundamentals of Investing. Presented by the Benefits Office. Open to all faculty and staff. Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center, 10 to 11 a.m.


Discounts for activities are available to all University staff and faculty. Specific discounts also are extended to students (call for details). All tickets are available at the hospital Cashier's Office and the Customer Service Center in the Susan B. Anthony Hall on the River Campus. The Eastman School of Music carries movie theater tickets only. For more information, check the University Activity Connection flyer or call x5-7942. The current discount list can be accessed at

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