University of Rochester

EVENT: Bella Spring Fest, a benefit open house for Mt. Hope Family Center and The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Michael Spitale Salon, 2240 Monroe Ave., in the Max Pies Square, Brighton

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

March 17, 2005

Michael Spitale will host a benefit open house from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, to raise money for Mt. Hope Family Center and The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm while introducing the public to the new location of his salon, spa, and gallery at 2240 Monroe Ave. in Brighton.

Spitale, a longtime supporter of Mt. Hope Family Center and local charities, will feature a variety of skin and beauty aid products, raffle prizes, and a sophisticated beverage tasting experience. Representatives from the Rene Furterer product line will be available to conduct tricoscope scalp analysis. Additionally, DDF Skin Care, L’Oreal, Serie Expert, and Paul Brown thermal hair straightening product line representatives will be on hand for demonstrations and consultations.

Visitors will tour the spa, view the work of local artists and mingle with them at a reception, and take chances on product gift baskets—all to benefit Mt. Hope and The Humane Society.

Mt. Hope Family Center is located in the Corn Hill neighborhood of Rochester, and was founded in 1979. It is affiliated with the University of Rochester’s Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. Mt. Hope Family Center conducts research in the areas of developmental psychopathology, and provides intervention directed toward fostering mental health in children and adults, preventing child abuse and neglect, and promoting positive family relationships. The center is also a training site for future practitioners and research scientists.