Penfield Recreation E-News November 4, 2020

Town of Penfield


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COVID Guidelines

rec_enewsgraphx_COVID19.jpgWe are slowly and cautiously looking to reopen our building and welcome residents back. Thank you for your patience as we do this!

Please remember, when you attend a class at Penfield Community Center you must:

  • Sign in and agree to a health screening upon entering the building
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before arriving to class
  • Remain 6 ft from anyone outside your own household

Arts and Craft Fair CANCELED

rec_enewsgraphx_craftfair.jpgThe Arts and Craft Fair scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM at Penfield Community Center has been canceled. This decision was made for the health and safety of vendors, shoppers, and staff.

A virtual home shopping Arts and Craft Fair is being planned in its place for Thanksgiving weekend and a few times in December. Please watch for dates and times on our Facebook page and on the Penfield Recreation website.

For more information call Penfield Recreation at (585) 340-8655, option 0. 

NEW Late Fall Programs!

clipart volleyball playerVolleyball
Ages 14+   Nov 14-Dec 26    12:30-2:00PM    $25 (6 classes, no class 11/28)
Activity #419022    REGISTER NOW

This class is designed to help players learn and develop a basic understanding of volleyball. The class will include instruction in the basic skills of serving, passing, setting, attacking, and blocking; the rules of the game will also be presented. Leadership skills will be emphasized. By the end of the session, participants will be able to competently play the game in other venues. Each session will focus on 1 or 2 skills and conclude with several games (so that players obtain game experience.)

gymnasium floorMy Favorite Games
Grades 5-8   Nov 13-Dec 18    6:30-7:45PM   $25 (5 classes, no class 11/27)
Activity #419023    REGISTER NOW

Do you have a middle school or high school student cooped up indoors all week who needs to burn some energy? We've got just the activity to provide your student with some social interaction in a safe environment while engaging in some physical activity. The class will feature one or two different classes each week: dodgeball, ultimate (Frisbee), basketball, soccer, Whiffleball, kickball, etc. This is a pick-up program, weekly attendance is not required.

2021 Lodge & Shelter Reservations

dolomitelodge_outside_close.jpg2021 lodge and open shelter reservations will begin for Penfield residents on December 2, at 10:00AM (non-residents will begin on January 4). New lodge and open shelter fees going into effect on December 2, 2020:

Dolomite Lodge fee: $200 (Resident) & $300 (Non-Resident) 

Harris Whalen Lodge fee: $150 (Resident) & $250 (Non-Resident) 

Harris Whalen Park Open Shelter fee: $30 (Resident) & $40 (Non-Resident) 

Channing Philbrick & Veteran’s Memorial Park Open Shelters fee: $20 (Resident) & $30 (Non-Resident) 

For more information, please visit

Pickleball Play Times

rec_enewsgraphx_pickleball.jpgOur Open Pickleball program has resumed, with some updated policies:

The play times will be available one week at a time, announced the Friday before. Participants may no longer "drop-in", but must register for a two-hour time slot. Registration is limited to 8 participants per two-hour block. The fee per player per two-hour block is $2.

Registration is available online.

The week's SCHEDULE can be found here.

Bri-Pen Senior Rides Resume

senior woman smilingBri-Pen Senior Rides has resumed transportation services to residents in Penfield and Brighton.  Participants must be 65 and older and have no other means of transportation. For more information and to arrange travel to doctor’s appointments, please call (585) 340-8674.



Tuesday & Thursday Lunches for Seniors

rec_enewsgraphx_baglunch.jpgA curbside grab-and-go lunch, prepared in the community center kitchen, will be available on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 11:30AM and 1:00PM. Lunches are $4 and can be ordered by calling (585) 340-8655 (option 0). Call for menu or check our website.


Rec Classes Online

clip art computer screenWe have made many of our Daytime Education at Recreation (DEAR) free classes available online via Zoom! Visit our website to see the schedule and register for classes. 

 icon-calendar.pngUpcoming Programs and Events

Below is a list of upcoming programs and their start dates. Please be sure to register early for programs you wish to participate in. If program does not meet a minimum number of participants, it may be cancelled.


DEAR Online Class Schedule   |   Fall Program Brochure

11/6    Creative Movement
11/6    Tap, Ballet & Tumbling
11/6    Hip Hop
11/6    Tap, Ballet & Jazz Level II
11/13  Preschool Adventures
11/12  Doll Adventures: Interior Design
11/6    Themed Food & Fun - Frozen
11/20  Crafting Fun
11/17  Running Wild Late Fall Mini Session
11/18  Running Wild Late Fall Mini Session
11/14  Volleyball
11/13  My Favorite Games
11/11  Wiggles, Giggles & Jiggles

11/5     Family Yoga

11/17   Handmade Holiday Cards
11/20   Learn to Balance Your pH   

(See DEAR Online Class Schedule)

Penfield Recreation
Penfield, New York, 14526 |