This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The Rochester Police Department will hold "Policing in the Spirit of Service," a public meeting to gain input on how to better serve the community with professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity. There will be discussions concerning police and citizen behaviors that will enhance the policing and safety experience. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, at the Outreach Community Center, 447 Genesee Street.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association-NY will hold its winter 2014 conference, "Preserving the Past, Seeding the Future," on Friday, January 24, to Sunday, January 26. The conference is designed to provide education, assistance, and support concerning organic food and farming. This year's conference includes workshops on everything from starting a small farming business to learning more about new developments in grain growing. The conference will be held in Saratoga Springs. Registration is required. For registration, a complete schedule of workshops, costs, and directions: www.nofanyconference.org.
The City of Rochester's Department of Recreation and Youth Services will hold open house events at three locations on Thursday, December 12. The public is invited to learn about recreation programs, volunteer opportunities, and to provide feedback on current offerings. The locations are the Thomas Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Avenue; Roxie Ann Sinkler Recreation Center, 75 Grover Street; and the Carter Street Community Center, at 500 Carter Street. All three open houses are at 6 p.m.