Penfield Recreation E-News January 8, 2020

Town of Penfield

Winter/Spring program guideWinter/Spring 2020 Programs

Our winter and spring are PACKED with new programs, as well as old favorites, and yours should be, too! We're sure you will find something you love. We have a huge selection of new adult programs to check out. Registration for Penfield residents began Thursday, January 2, and will start Thursday, January 9 for non-residents.

DON'T FORGET! Summer Day Camp, Youth Soccer, and Summer Swim Lessons all begin registration January 2 as well! 

extended hoursNew! Extended Office hours

In order to better serve you, our customers, beginning Thursday, January 23 we will have extended office hours. We will be open every Thursday until 6:30 PM. Stop by and register for a class, pick up a lodge key, or just to say Hi! We look forward to serving you later!

swim lessonWinter Red Cross Swim Lessons

Swimming lessons for children ages 6-14 begin next week for the winter session! Our lessons are the best in town, so sign up today! Instructors are Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR certified by the American Red Cross. 

Red Cross levels 1-6 are taught on either Wednesdays or Saturdays. REGISTER HERE!

111250-A  Level 1  Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 12:15-12:50PM   $61
111250-B  Level 2  Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 12:50-1:25PM   $61
111250-C  Level 3  Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 12:50-1:35PM   $71
111250-D  Level 1  Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 1:35-2:10PM   $61
111250-E  Level 2  Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 1:35-2:10PM   $61
111250-F  Level 4  Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 1:35-2:20PM   $71
111250-G  Level 3  Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 2:25-3:10PM   $71
111250-H  Level 4  Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 2:25-3:10PM   $71
111250-I  Level 5&6* Sat Jan 18-Mar 7 2:25-3:10PM   $71
Ages 6-14 (7 lessons, no class 2/22) Penfield High School Pool

111252-A  Level 2  Wed Jan 15-Mar 4  7:00-7:35PM   $61
111252-B  Level 3  Wed Jan 15-Mar 4  7:00-7:45PM   $71
111252-C  Level 4  Wed Jan 15-Mar 4  7:00-7:45PM   $71
111252-D  Level 5&6* Wed Jan 15-Mar 4  7:00-7:45PM   $71
Ages 6-14 (7 lessons, no class 2/19) Penfield High School Pool

Classes are for children ages 6-14. Lesson levels range from Red Cross Learn to Swim basics to advanced skills. Limited enrollment. Detailed description of skill taught in each level available at the Recreation Dept. or Each swimmer's skills are checked on the first day to be sure that they are placed in the proper level. Parent allowed in pool area on observation days: 2/8 & 4/25 for Saturday classes and 2/5 & 4/22 for Wednesday classes. Instructors are Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR certified.

Penfield Trails Committee logoFree Guided Hike/Snowshoe

The Penfield Trails Committee will sponsor a free guided hike at Ellison Park on Saturday, January 11, 10:00am-12:00pm.

Dust off your cross-country skis or snowshoes and join us for an exhilarating trip though this very scenic park. If there isn't any snow, a hike will take place. We will follow the predominantly flat portions of Ellison Park on the north side of Blossom Rd.

Meet at north side of parking lot off of Blossom Rd. Please bring your cross-country skis or snowshoes. Look for the hike signs!

While the hike is free, participants are asked to pre-register by calling Penfield Recreation at 340-8655, option 6.
Penfield Trails Committee is always seeking volunteers to serve on its planning committee, as well as to do manual labor for trails maintenance. For more information, please call Penfield Recreation at (585) 340-8655.

George Eastman MuseumDEAR Pop-Up Class: George Eastman's History of Photography

Our Daytime Education at Recreation (DEAR) program will host a free pop-up class--History of Photography at the George Eastman Museum (GEM)--on Mondays, January 13 through February 10 at 2:15 PM at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield.

History of Photography at the George Eastman Museum (GEM) series will introduce participants to the latest rotation in the History of Photography Gallery "Through the Immigrant Lens," and an introduction to the current exhibition by Bea Nettles, "The Harvest of Memory," which opens Friday, January 31. This class will showcase Nettles's work before the opening, allowing people advance study of the exhibition and the opportunity to understand the artist's work.

The program is facilitated by GEM Docent Pam O'Brien. Please register with Penfield Recreation Department at Call 340-8655 for additional information.

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.

Winter/Spring 2020 Brochure  |  Calendar  |  Open Gym Programs Schedule

Aquatics Programs

1/15    Red Cross Swim Lessons
1/18    Red Cross Swim Lessons
1/18    Tiny Tadpoles
1/11    Lifeguarding Challenge Course
1/17    Family Open Swim & Lap Swim
1/13    Lap Swim/Water Walking
1/12    Age 3 Swim Lessons

Youth & Teen Programs 

1/14    Masterpieces - Art for Tiny Artists
1/17    Creative Movement
1/17    Tap, Ballet & Tumbling
1/17    Hip Hop
1/17    Tap, Ballet & Jazz II
1/16    Intro to Movement & Tumbling
1/16    Family Yoga    
1/16    Dance for Musical Theater
1/20    Kids Can Cook - Cooking for Teens & Tweens
1/21    Homeschool (or not) Playgroup
1/15    Music to Grow!
1/21    Running Wild Homeschool Edition (PM)
1/22    Running Wild Homeschool Edition (AM)
1/21    Crazy Chemworks
1/17    Video Game Design
1/15    Soccer Shots
1/13    Superhero Training
1/13    Ninja Training
1/11    Intro to Ice Skating & Hockey
1/11    Judo for Youth
1/13    Wiggles, Giggles & Jiggles
1/15    Wiggles, Giggles & Jiggles
1/12    Fastpitch Softball - Pitching Mechanics

Family Programs

1/11    Free Guided Hike/Snowshoe/Cross-country Ski: Ellison Park
1/15    Family Fit
1/21    Small Air Plant/Succulent Planter

Adult & 50+ Programs including DEAR

1/10    Beginner Ballroom
1/14    AARP Smart Driver Course
1/22    Investing for a Successful Retirement
1/14    Get It! Setting & Achieving Your Goals
1/23    Glutern Freed - Surviving & Thriving in a Gluten-Filled World
1/16    The Cognitive Theories of Star Trek
1/18    Beginner Yoga
1/14    Pilates Mat with Therese
1/9      Beginner Line Dancing Workout
1/9      Intermediate Line Dancing Workout
1/16    Gentle Yoga
1/14    Arthritis Exercise
1/13    Moms on the Move
1/14    TogetHER Women's Fitness Group
1/15    Aromatherapy
1/9      Volleyball Intermediate Co-ed Play
1/16    Basketball for 35+
1/12    Basketball for 50+
1/13    Judo Bushido Kai
1/14    Irish Identity
1/15    Memoir Writing
1/15    The Music of Franz Liszt
1/15    Facilitator Training - PowerPoint 101
1/9      The Other Side of History
1/16    Brain Work
1/10    Art Forum
1/17    History Sleuths Prepare
1/10    Art Trading Cards Club

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