Penfield Recreation E-News September 19, 2019

Town of Penfield

row of bikesAnnual Bike Drop

Penfield Rotary and Penfield Recreation will sponsor the 9th annual Community Bike Drop on Saturday, October 5 at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Keep those old or unwanted bikes out of our landfills by donating them to a good cause. All bicycles collected will be donated to R Community Bikes, Inc. for repair and redistribution to needy children and adults in the Rochester area. All types of bikes are needed, including children’s tricycles, toddler plastic bikes and bike parts. Receipts will be available.

"We are looking forward to another successful year of collecting used bikes, bike parts, and accessories," said Chris Bilow, Director of Penfield Recreation. "To date we have collected nearly 1,500 bikes from the Penfield community to give to R Community Bikes."

R Community Bikes, Inc. is a grassroots 501c3 organization that collects and repairs used bicycles for distribution, free of charge, to Rochester's most needy children and adults. Its mission is to meet the basic transportation needs of those in the community who depend on bikes to get to work and training sessions, as well as for recreation.

For additional information, please call Penfield Recreation at (585) 340-8655 or email Linda Kohl, Penfield Rotary at

cameraPicture Penfield Deadline Approaching

The Picture Penfield Photo Scavenger Hunt is coming to a close! Entries are due by September 29 at 11:59PM. Entries may be emailed to, or dropped off at our office at 1985 Baird Rd. as printed photos or on a thumb drive. It doesn't matter if you have them all or not, send what you've got!

DEAR logoDEAR Pop-up Classes

These are new classes just created by our DEAR facilitators; mark your calendar!

11/22      At Eternity's Gate  466411-A

10/25      Bahaus School of Design  466411-B

10/7        Modern Dance Part I  466411-C

12/12      Behind the Scenes at Strong Museum  466411-D

11/18      Photography’s Aesthetiz Movement  466411-E

Program Highlights

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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.

  Fall 2019 Brochure  |  Calendar  |  Open Gym Programs Schedule

Aquatics Programs

9/18    Red Cross Swim Lessons, levels 1-6
9/20    Family Open Swim & Lap Swim
9/19    Water Yoga

Youth & Teen Programs 

10/2    Social Play: Puppets
10/3    Doll Adventures: Playful Pets
9/20    Muffin Tin Meals: Cooking for Teens and Tweens
9/23    Nature Explorers
9/23    Running Wild
9/24    Running Wild Homeschool Edition
9/25    Running Wild Homeschool Edition
9/20    Harvest of Healthy Fun at the Children's Garden
9/24    Mad Science I
9/26    Irish Hurling Skills
9/23    Superhero Training
9/23    Ninja Training
9/21    Youth Judo

Adult & 50+ Programs including DEAR

9/24    Handmade Holiday Cards
9/28    Learn How to Make HyperTufa Pots
9/19    Gentle Yoga
9/27    Healing & Transformative Power of Meditation
10/2    Fighting the Sugar Blues & Eating for Energy
9/19    Volleyball - Intermediate Co-ed Play
9/19    Basketball for 35+
9/27    Out to Lunch - D&R Depot
10/2    Geva - La Cage aux Folles
9/30    Knitting Refresher Class
9/30    Classics in British Literature
10/1    My Inspirational Journey on the Appalachian Trail
10/2    Wonders of our Weather
9/26    Intro to Paleontology
9/26    Facilitator Tutorial
9/19    Lecture - Political Cartoons: "Seriously Joking"
9/26    Lecture - Reforestation: The Beautiful Answer to our Current Climate Threat
10/3    Author Visit - Sally Valentine
9/27    The Life of James Madison
9/27    History on the Silver Screen
9/20    DEAR Adventures: George Eastman's Rochester Tour 
10/1    Nels Carman Big Band Night
9/20    Osher at DEAR - Indigenious Images: Films By and About Native Americans
9/20    Osher at DEAR - Good Golly! It's Bolly! The Movies of Alia Bhatt

Family Programs

10/2    Family Fit

Penfield Recreation
Penfield, New York, 14526 |