1 KERN, RPO AT SMITH: Pianist Olga Kern will join forces with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Ward Stare) on Friday, Nov. 10, in Geneva to present Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto as well as Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva, and ticket-holders are invited to attend a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Kern and the RPO are presenting the same concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Gibbs Street in Rochester. Geneva concert tickets: $10-$30. Details: 315-789-7716, genevaconcerts.org. Rochester concert tickets: $24, available at rpo.org, 585-454-2100, Wegmans or at 108 East Ave., Rochester.
2 223 YEARS OF PEACE: Signed in 1794 in Canandaigua by the Grand Council of the Iroquois Confederacy (or Haudenosaunee) and President George Washington's official agent Timothy Pickering, the Treaty of Canandaigua established peaceful relations between the Six Nations and the United States — and is still recognized today. The annual commemoration of the treaty in Canandaigua will start at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, with a walk by Haudenosaunee representatives and other participants from Canandaigua Primary School, 96 W. Gibson St., to the Ontario County Court House at 27 N. Main St. for a 2 p.m. commemoration ceremony. Saturday also includes a Native American Arts & Crafts Sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Primary School gymnasium; a keynote address by Douglas M. George-Kanentiio (Mohawk) on "The Influence of Women in Iroquois History from the American Revolution to Current Times" at 6 p.m. in the Primary School auditorium; and Iroquois Social Dancing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Primary School gym. Admission: Free.
3 A VETERAN'S STORY: Donald Barton, 96, of Canandaigua, will speak during a Veterans Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave., Pittsford. Barton was serving as a first lieutenant and bombardier-navigator in the 8th Air Force when he was shot down from a B-17 by fighters over Germany on his 20th mission in July 1944. He was a prisoner of war until the end of World War II. Barton will describe his combat and POW experiences that continue to affect his life with various consequences during the ceremony.
4 BEING THE CHANGE: "Be the Light — Be the Change" — a showcase of local musicians to raise money to build homes for homeless, unwed and pregnant women in the Lake Eyasi area of Tanzania, Africa — will take place 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Bristol Valley Theater, 151 S. Main St., Naples. Featured artists include Maria Gillard, The Textured Whinos, Almost Irish and The Midlife Crisis Band. There will also be Rohrback's craft beers and Hazlitt's wines to sample, plus pizza from Luigi's in Naples. Admission: Free.
5 CANDLELIGHT TOUR: The 7th District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State will hold its 35th annual Candlelight House Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in Rochester’s Maplewood neighborhood. The tour will feature homes built in 1839-1929 that have been restored and decorated for Christmas holidays as well as The Ellwanger Estate on Mount Hope Avenue. Tickets: $10, available at Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford Palmyra Road, Macedon; Gro-Moore Farms, 2811 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta; and Van Putte Gardens, 136 North Ave., Rochester (and on Saturday atChurch of the Ascension, 2 Riverside St., Rochester). Details: (585) 377-9290, firstname.lastname@example.org.