This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Chance to learn about reducing solar's cost
ColorBrightonGreen.org is coordinating "Green Drinks to Solarize Monroe County," an information session to talk about a state program that reduces the cost of solar panels. It will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Zebb's restaurant, 1890 South Clinton Avenue. Another meeting on the state program will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, at Brighton Town Hall. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter registration opportunity at festival
A nonpartisan voter registration drive will be held at the Park Ave Festival on Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7. It does not matter which party you want to register with or who you want to vote for. The registration booth will be located at 700 Park Avenue, under the red awning, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
URMC offering physicals for students
The University of Rochester Medical Center will offer physicals to Rochester City School District students on Thursdays in August at no out-of-pocket cost, excluding transportation and parking. New York State requires physical exams for new students, those entering prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 2, 4, 7, and 10. Physicals are also needed for students who participate in sports or need work permits. The program is designed to help families who don't have insurance or whose insurance has lapsed. The physicals are given by URMC physicians at Strong Hospital from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on a first come-first served basis. No advance appointments are taken. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Information: 275-7203.