Penfield Recreation E-News April 10, 2019

Town of Penfield

Rec brochure front coverSummer Program Guide

The 2019 Summer program guide is online! Check out all the new offerings! Summer registration begins May 1.

Register early for your programs! Programs that don't meet minimum requirements risk being cancelled.

Penfield Trails Committee logoFree Guided Hike

The Penfield Trails Committee will host a free guided hike at Channing H. Philbrick Park on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00AM.

Celebrate Daniel Penfield's selection of "The Hollow" as the best mill site in all 97,000 square miles of the Genesee lands in 1795.

Participants should meet at the kiosk on the north side of the bridge. Look for the HIKE signs.

While the hike is free, participants are asked to register in advance by calling Penfield Recreation at 340-8655, option 0.

three kids bikingKids Bike Safe Workshop

Biking is a great form of exercise, transportation, and fun! In this course kids will learn important bike safety skills through on- and off-bike, inlcuding bike basics, proper helmet usage, pre-biking safety checks, rules of riding, rules of the road, hand signals, and more. Fun games will be included to help with skill mastery. All participants must bring a bike and helmet to participate.

Saturday, April 27 (one day only!)
Penfield Community Center
Ages 8-14


Penfield Players logoPeril on the High Seas

After an absence of several years, the Penfield Players melodrama will once again take the stage at the Penfield Community Center with a hilarious production of Billy St. John's Peril on the High Seas, or Let's Get Together and Do Launch. Directed by Jerry Argetsinger, the show will run from April 26 through May 11.

Set in the Roaring Twenties, Peril on the High Seas follows the exploits of the villainous Snively Swine and his partner, the slinky and exotic Aracnia Webb, who set their sights on kidnapping the beautiful heiress, Merry Ann Sweet. Swine disguises himself as Sir Reginald Rottentot, a British nobleman, in order to gain the confidence of Merry and her flapper friends. But Merry falls for the handsome waiter, Cary De Mille. Poor Cary--he loves Merry, too, but ship's policy says he can't get involved with a passenger. Must these two ships pass in the night? Can Merry stay out of Aracnia's clutches? "Melodramas have been some of the Penfield Players' most popular productions and for good reason," says director Jerry Argetsinger. "The villains are outrageous, the heroes are larger-than-life, and the comedy is over-the-top hilarious. Peril on the High Seas has it all--and with this stellar cast, it promises to be a family-friendly laugh riot you won't want to miss."

The cast features:

Karen Wilson as "Mitzi" (Penfield)
Nadine Heroux as "Ritzi" (Rochester)
Lupita Hahn as "Ditzi" (Rochester)
Mary Lou Mulvaney as "Hedda Hooper" (Penfield)
Katharine Sanford as "Mary Pickaxe" (Rochester)
Sandra Lowe-Dusel as "Wanda Ketchum" (Ontario)
Wyatt Doremus as "Sgt. Willy Ketchum" (Ontario)
Andrea Daszkiewicz as "Merry Ann Sweet" (Rochester)
Donna Carpino as "Bea Good" (Rochester)
Gordon Osburn as "Captain Barney Kuhl" (Victor)
Joey Chacon as "Skeet Suiter" (Rochester)
Kiyomi Oliver as "Cary De Mille" (Rochester)
Margaret Cain as "Aracnia Webb" (Rochester)
Brian Tan as "Snively Swine/Sir Reginald Rottenton" (Pittsford)

Performance dates for Peril on the High Seas include: April 26, April 27, May 3, May 4, May 10 and May 11 at 8pm. There will also be a special matinée performance on May 5 at 2pm.   Advance tickets are $12 and tickets at the door are $15. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online at; online sales will stop at 4:00 pm on Friday for that weekend's show. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Penfield Recreation Center at (585) 340-8655. Discounts are available for groups purchasing 10 or more tickets by calling the same number. All tickets are general admission and all performances will be held at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

About the Penfield Players
The Penfield Players is a non-profit community theater organization sponsored by the Penfield Recreation Department, in its 54th season of great performances. It's one of the oldest continuing theatre groups in the Rochester area. The Penfield Players is open to anyone who has an interest in theater; whether it be acting or other aspects of production such as costumes, makeup, lighting, or set design and construction. Current members reside throughout Monroe County and beyond. New volunteers are always welcome.  For more information, please visit or visit The Penfield Players Facebook page.

soccer ball in grassPenfield Youth Soccer Starting Soon

Ages 6-10 - Register for the Penfield Recreation Soccer League for boys and girls ages 6-10 this spring/summer. Deadline to register is mid-April.  Information is available on our website.

Ages 11-16 - The Penfield Rangers and Strikers are once again offering Recreational Soccer for Boys & Girls ages 11 - 16 this spring/summer. Please visit or for details.

2 men doing yard workAnnual Good Neighbor Day May 11

Penfield's annual Terry Rothfuss Memorial Good Neighbor Day is set for Saturday, May 11, 8:00-11:00AM.

We need VOLUNTEERS to help seniors, veterans, or those that are disabled do light yard work and spring clean-up. Volunteers of ALL AGES welcome!

To sign up, please call Sabrina at (585) 340-8651.

Terry Rothfuss was a farmer in East Penfield who was a friend to all. He was always ready and willing to help anyone at any time. When he passed away in 2014 there was a huge hole left in the community. His friends and family want to carry on Terry's legacy of friendship by continuing to help their community and inspire others to do the same.

Memorial Day on calendarMemorial Day Essay Contest

The Town of Penfield is now accepting entries for its annual Memorial Day Essay Contest. The contest is open to all middle school (grades 6-8) students who currently attend a Penfield school, or who live in Penfield.

The topic that students are invited to write about this year is "Why I Honor the American Flag." Cash prizes will be awarded: $175 for First Place, $125 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place. Prizes are sponsored by a generous donation from VFW Post 820. Essays are judged by a panel consisting of members of American Legion Braman Post 1229.

The top three winning essays will be read by the authors at Penfield's Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27.

Contest entries and submission form can be submitted to the Town of Penfield at the following address: Memorial Day Essay Contest, c/o Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526. Entry deadline is Friday, May 10. All entries become the property of the Town of Penfield.

Complete entry rules and information

For questions, please call (585) 340-8651.

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 2019 Brochure  |  Summer 2019 Brochure  |  Calendar  |  Open Gym Programs Schedule

Aquatics Programs

Youth & Teen Programs 

4/24    Masterpieces - Art for Tiny Artists
4/24    Music to Grow for All!
4/22    Wiggles, Giggles & Jiggles
4/22    Superhero Training
4/15    Gymnastics Camp at GTC

Adult & 50+ Programs including DEAR

4/16   AARP Driver Safety Program
4/13   Barre
4/23   Tai Chi Easy 5 - Tai Chi for Beginners
4/24   On-Course Golf Lessons
4/24   Beginner Golf - Intro to Golf
4/17   Geva - Native Gardeners
4/11   Lecture: How Christopher Columbus Launched the Global Economy
4/18   Lecture: The History of the Skyscaper

Family Programs

4/13   Hike - Channing H. Philbrick Park

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