Rochester Deaf Rotary Club is holding a fundraising event that involves speaking in sign language and drinking in wine-language. Wine and beer tastings, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, raffles, and a silent auction will provide the backdrop for socializing at this gathering at Holiday Inn. Any who are interested in improving their signing fluency can attend a beginner ASL lesson held an hour before the event. Wine and Culture will fund the purchase of a ShelterBox, which provides emergency housing and supplies for displaced families in disaster-relief areas. Tickets can be purchased online, by mail, or in person at the event. All attendees must be over 21 years old.
Wine and Culture is on Sunday, April 12, at the Holiday Inn Airport, 911 Brooks Avenue. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (ASL lesson at 2 p.m.). $25 (non-alcohol tickets $20). deafrotary.com.