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SPECIAL EVENTS: Canstruction Rochester / Bountiful Bowls 

Canned goods and art are not typically two things paired with one another — at least, outside of Andy Warhol's infamous Campbell's soup prints. However, Canstruction Rochester takes these seemingly unrelated objects and combines them into one entity to promote serving a greater good. Presented by Buckingham Properties, Canstruction Rochester's 7th annual design-build competition will challenge teams to design a structure built from canned goods based on the theme of "games." Sculptures will be open for public display from Monday, November 5, to Friday, November 16 at the Bausch and Lomb Wintergarden (1 Bausch and Lomb Place) weekdays 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to Foodlink. For more information, visit canstructionrochester.com.

Cuisine Culture and The Rabbit Room will also combine food and fine art in Bountiful Bowls, an event celebrating local art, local food, and sustainability. On Friday, November 2, at the Mill Gallery (61 N. Main St. #2, Honeoye Falls) local area food artisans, chefs, growers, artists, vintners, brewers, musicians, and small-business owners will collaborate in an evening celebrating all things local. Two dinner seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., will feature menus using only locally sourced ingredients. Featured local food businesses will include First Light Farm and Creamery, Muranda Cheese House, Squash Blossom Farm, and Canandaigua's organic and fair-trade coffee roasters, The Dalai Java. All dinnerware will be crafted by local pottery artists, and is included in admission tickets for guests to take home. Tickets range from $50.50 to $95.50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit cuisineculturenow.com.

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