Penfield Recreation E-News February 14, 2019

Town of Penfield

Presidents DayOffice Closed

Reminder: The Penfield Recreation office, and all Town of Penfield offices, will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents' Day.

SnowmanWinter Break Week

Looking to get out of the house during next week's winter break? We have scheduled open gym programs (see schedule), as well as some unscheduled time available. Call our office February 19-22 to see what times we may have available - (585) 340-8655.

family sleddingFamily Winter Snow Night Out

Come play in the snow under the February Snow Moon at Family Winter Snow Night Out on Tuesday, February 19, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Harris Whalen Park! 

This unique nighttime experience at Harris Whalen Park will include snow games, building snow sculptures, sledding in the moonlight, snowshoeing on moonlit trails, staying warm by a fire, and viewing the February Snow Moon through a telescope (weather permitting). Snowshoes will be available to borrow. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight or headlamp for snowshoeing, and a sled for sledding. Warm refreshments will be available!

"With the winter season's colder weather keeping many people indoors more often than not, this family winter event will showcase options to explore the outdoors at our local parks," said Andrew Urckfitz, assistant recreation director. "Bundle up and beat the cabin fever with fun a winter snow night out in Penfield with your family!"

This event is free and all ages are invited. Sponsored by Penfield Recreation and Wegmans, our wellness partner.

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

spaghetti on a forkPenfield Community Garden Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Your Penfield Community Victory Garden (PCVG) and Boy Scout Troop 230 will host a delicious pasta dinner on Wednesday, February 27, 4:30 until gone at Penfield Community Center. Tickets are available at Penfield Recreation office or at the door for $8 each (kids 3 & under are free). Eat in or take out! There will also be a raffle! Questions or tickets, please call 340-8655, option 0.

summer camp groupSummer Camp Registration is On!

Penfield Rec is looking forward to summer and warm weather for our 2019 Summer Day Camp program!  Registration is open now at Penfield Rec’s Online Site.

Summer Camp (PCC & Scribner)
- 1-week sessions (new for 2019!)
- 10% online discount built into the fee for everyone (new for 2019!)
- Both sites begin Monday, July 1, and end Friday, August 9 (PCC extends 1 week until August 16)
- No camp July 4
- Both sites will have early drop-off and late pick-up option for participants (8:00AM-5:00PM). Must register for regular day camp too.
- Weekly bounce houses and/or water days
- 1 field trip per week (except for week 1, due to July 4)

Pen Rec Pee Wee Camp (Formerly Pre K and K-One)
- 1-week sessions (new for 2019!)
- 10% online discount built into the fee for everyone (new for 2019!)
- Located at Scribner in classroom close to regular summer camp program
- Will begin Monday, July 1, and end Friday, August 9 
- Combine both age groups (3-6 year olds)
- Morning session (9:00AM-12:30PM), Mon-Fri
- Afternoon session (12:30PM-4:00PM), Mon-Fri

2019 town calendarFree 2019 Calendars Available!

The Town of Penfield 2019 Calendar is available at Penfield Recreation, Penfield Public Library, Penfield Town Hall, Hong Wah Chinese Restaurant, and Woody Acres Tree Farm. Pick up yours today for important dates in 2019 in Penfield, plus a new healthy recipe every month!

oops graphicOoops!

We accidently left these amazing programs out of our Winter/Spring program brochure! We don't want you to miss out because we screwed up!


Come enjoy the workout that feels like a party and is adaptable for everyone! Zumba is a fusion of dance music/moves from around the world, combined with fitness movements. There are no right or wrong steps and no experience or dance ability is needed! Just do what feels comfortable for you and enjoy! Burn up to 900 calories in one hour with instructor, Shelley (Contento) Ball. Shelley has been teaching Zumba, dance, and fitness classes for all levels and populations, both locally and internationally for over 15 years. She is extremely passionate about her classes, her students, and her routines. Come feel the music and get hooked on the energy!

Shelly (Contento) Ball
133860-01    Mon    Jan 14-Feb 18     6:00-7:00PM        $36                  
133860-02    Mon    Mar 4-Apr 8         6:00-7:00PM        $36
133860-03    Mon    Apr 15-May 20    6:00-7:00PM        $36                                   
Penfield Community Center


Knitting Refresher

Need a little help getting that next project started or finished? Join the knitting circle lead by avid knitter Joyce Bossard. No experience is necessary; she will teach anyone looking to learn as well as encourage life-long knitters who want an idea or an excuse to knit. Joyce has hundreds of patterns to share as well as a relaxed fun-filled atmosphere to knit in. Don't knit, but crochet? No problem, any textile hobby is welcome!

Joyce Bossard 
162640-A      Mon      Jan 28-Mar 25     1:00-3:00PM     $24
(no class 2/18)
162640-B      Mon      Apr 1-May 20      1:00-3:00PM     $24
Penfield Community Center


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  |  Calendar  |  Open Gym Programs Schedule

Aquatics Programs

2/18    Lifeguarding Course with Waterfront Module
2/19    Springboard Diving

Youth & Teen Programs 

2/15    Kids in the Kitchen
2/28    All About Me
2/27    Music to Grow for ALL!

Adult & 50+ Programs including DEAR

2/26    Tai Chi Easy-9
2/21    Never Ever Hockey League - Adult Learn to Play
2/24    Never Ever Hockey League - Adult Learn to Play
2/25    Beginning Pickleball
2/15    Out to Lunch Club - Irish Mafia Brewing Co., Bloomfield
2/25    The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes Con't
2/26    Star Trek - Exploring Cognitive Space II
2/21    Lecture: History of the 3D Printer
2/28    Lecture: Who is Gerrit Smith?
2/27    DEAR Adventures - Winfield Grill & ARTISANworks
2/23    Penfield Players Readers' Theater - The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin

Family Programs

2/19     Family Winter Snow Night Out

Penfield Recreation
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