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The annual Wit, Wisdom & Wine fundraising event, sponsored by the Rochester Public Library Foundation, is a fun-filled evening. There are delicious hors d'oeuvres to be eaten, delightful speakers to be enjoyed and dreamy gifts to be auctioned.

Register HERE!

Early Bird Registration $75…after January 1st $85

Confirmed classes and speakers to date…start thinking about which two you want to attend!!

  • Error Splitting: An Examination of Failure - Father Nick Mezacapa
  • Ethics in Politics – Tim Penny
  • Chapters of Europe  - Shannon & Larry Larsen, Ed-Ventures  
  • More New Stories About Old Rochester  - Alan Calavano  
  • CIA Cooking Boot Camp - The Experience and Tips  - Elaine Case and Bill Wiktor  
  • Fine Wines of France  - Kim Johnson, Michael Corso Selections
  • Wit, Wisdom and Bob Dylan - Chad Israelson   
  • A Walk Through The History Of Cuisine And It's Evolution -  Chef John Dykeman
  • I’ll take “Weird Laws” for $400, Alex - Chris Wendland and Julie Nagorski of Wendland Utz, Ltd.
  • What We Know About Alzheimer's Disease and What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk – Angela Lunde

Putting on the Glitz!

Lovely jewelry items by Hight & Randall available by raffle during the evening. Tickets are $10 each.

pendant Ladies’ 10 karat white gold pink topaz and diamond halo design drop pendant.  The pendant contains a round and oval prong set pink topaz, one above the other measuring 4.5mm diameter and 6.0 x 4.0mm respectively; approximate total weight 1.00 carat.  There are thirty-five (35) round brilliant bead set diamonds weighing 0.10 carat total; I color, SI2 clarity.  The pendant includes a light rope chain measuring eighteen (18) inches with a spring ring clasp. Valued at $379.
ring Ladies’ 14 karat tutone ring with rope style shoulders and top and white gold top section  The ring contains one (1) prong set round brilliant cut center diamond; weight approximately 0.12 carat, and eight (8) bright cut set, single cut melee diamonds; weight approximately 0.08 carat total.  Contemporary estate ring Circa 1960. Valued at $435.
Ladies' fashion sterling silver bracelet with 5 large piece asymmetrical oval nautilus links and large ring and toggle clasp. Valued at $250.

Proceeds are used to support the mission and vision of the Rochester Public Library Foundation.

The Rochester Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. For tax purposes, the fair market value for this event is $40/person.

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