Week Ahead: Events for the week of Monday, September 21


The University of Rochester Medical Center will provide free prostate cancer screenings for uninsured men on Wednesday, September 23. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men after skin cancer and causes more than 27,500 deaths annually.

The screenings will be held at Brown Square Health Center, 322 Lake Avenue, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. But the screenings are by appointment only. Call 275-2838.

Asbury First United Methodist Church will host “Why Don’t We Vote?” a panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 21. Timothy Kneeland, professor of history at Nazareth College, will moderate panelists Andrea Cain, interim CEO at the Community Place of Greater Rochester, and George Moses, director of Northeast Area Development.

They will discuss the barriers to voting — past and present — and how to overcome them. The event will be held at Asbury First United, 1050 East Avenue. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Regional Transit Service will hold an information session on vanpooling from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 21, to discuss the findings and recommendations from the Rochester Area Vanpool Feasibility Study.

This session will provide the opportunity for those interested to speak with members of the vanpool study consulting team and RTS, to learn more about the recommendations, and to provide feedback.

The study explored the feasibility of a regional vanpool program that links commuters who live near one another and travel to similar destinations in the Rochester area.

The session will be held at the Central Library’s Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN