This week's calls to action include the following and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The New York State Coalition of Property Owners and Businesses hosts City Council member Carolee Conklin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, at Eagles Club, 1200 Buffalo Road. Conklin will answer questions on issues of concern to landlords and property owners. The event also includes a talk by the University of Rochester's Katrina Kofmacher on the city's lead-based paint safety ordinance. Tickets are $15. Information: Mary D'Alessandro, 703-7444.
A back-to-school food drive takes place from Wednesday, August 15, to Friday, September 7. Non-perishable items only will be collected at State Assembly member Mark John's district office, 268 Fairport Village Landing in Fairport. Items may also be dropped off at Webster Community Chest, 985 Ebner Drive; Perinton Food Shelf, 1350 Turk Hill Road; Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf, 1862 Penfield Road; and East Rochester Food Shelf, 333 Chestnut Street.