Penfield Recreation E-News October 2, 2019

Town of Penfield

row of bikesAnnual Bike Drop this Saturday

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

Penfield Trails Committee logoFree Guided Hike

The Penfield Trails Committee will sponsor a free guided hike at Monroe County's Lucien Morin Park on Saturday, October 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

The guided hike at this Monroe County park will be primarily through the heavily wooded area along Irondequoit Creek. It will traverse the slopes and ravines as well as some of the creek banks. Away from the creek you will see elements of the Old Rifle Range, the location of the clubhouse, the restored gazebo, and the shooting range pits. This diversified hike will also have overlooks of Irondequoit Creek, wetlands, and meadows. You will stop at the narrows and observe and learn about the low-flow barrier. You may also see the autumn colors creeping into the woods.

Participants should meet at Empire Blvd. at the south end of Irondequoit Bay. There is a Monroe County Parks sign and driveway entrance just east of MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room. Park in graveled parking area. Look for the "Hike" signs.

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

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.

Happy Halloween with pumpkin graphicFamily Halloween Fun!

Join us for a FREE Halloween event for the whole family on Friday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 PM at Penfield Community Center. There will be games, Trick-or-Treat Street, hayrides, crafts, a costume parade, music, and more! The whole family is encouraged to dress in costume for this free family fun.

Woody Acres logoSpecial thanks to Woody Acres and Rothfuss family farmers for their generous contributions to this event.

Penfield Players logoPenfield Players Presents 'Rex's Exes'

The Penfield Players' fall show will be 'Rex's Exes' by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.

The Verdeen cousins are teetering on the brink of disaster again! Gaynelle stubbornly refuses to face the fact she's turning the Big 5-0, and Peaches is determined to throw Gaynelle a surprise birthday party anyway. Jimmie Wy, riding high on the success of her new wedding gown boutique for big gals--Wide Bride--reluctantly agrees to help Peaches surprise Gaynelle. But it turns out the surprise is on them when the party plans shift to a hastily thrown-together family funeral instead. The hilarity escalates when Peaches' recently-declared-dead husband unexpectedly returns and his romantic links to each of the cousins is revealed. And the hits just keep on coming. A sequel to the wildly successful production of The Red Velvet Cake Wars.

Show dates:
Friday and Saturday, October 25, 26, November 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8:00 PM; Sunday matinee November 3 at 2:00 PM.

All performances will be held at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield.

Pre-sale tickets are $12.00 and may be purchased at the Penfield Recreation office in person, or by phone at (585) 340-8655 or web via with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover (no refunds or exchanges, please). Advance tickets strongly recommended. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00.

Groups (we love groups!): $10.00 seats available to groups of 10 or more.

Admission: Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.

All ticket sales are final.

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 Aesthetic Movement  466411-E

11/4        Performance Art  466411-F

Program Highlights

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Creature Creator poster   Little Medical School poster   

Themed Social Play poster Youth Fitness Fun poster

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

10/4     Family Open Swim and Lap Swim
10/11   Family Open Swim and Lap Swim

Youth & Teen Programs 

10/15    Masterpieces - Art for Tiny Artists
10/16    Social Play - Music & Movement
10/14    Red Cross Babysitting
10/14    Safety First for Children
10/3      Doll Adventures - Playful Pets
10/16    Music, Instruments & Fun
10/8      Creature Creator Robotics
10/5      Little Medical School: What's in the Doctor's Bag?
10/12    Little Medical School: All About the Heart!
10/7      FIT Kids: Fencers in Training
10/10    FIT Kids: Fencers in Training
10/11    How Do They Do That?: Dolomite Quarry

Adult & 50+ Programs including DEAR

10/16    Investing for a Successful Retirement
10/15    AARP Driver Safety Program
10/12    Winter Containers
10/12    The Artful Path with Seneca Park Zoo: The Art of Autumn
10/5      Tickety-Boo Creative Workshops: It's Pumpkin Time
10/8      Arthritis Exercise
10/16    Day Trip: Fall Foliage
10/7      John Gutzon and the Magnificence of Mount Rushmore
10/8      Travels to China
10/15    The Pilgrim Story
10/15    Daily Life in the Ancient World Continued
10/15    Trivia Tuesday
10/3      Free Lecture: Author visit - Sally Valentine
10/10    Free Lecture: Friends of Gettysburg
10/4      Humanities NY Reading and Discussion Series - "Place & Story"
10/7      DEAR Adventure: Let's Go Thrifting!
10/8      Frank Lloyd Wright Tour 

Family Programs

10/12     Hike: Lucien Morin Park

Penfield Recreation
Penfield, New York, 14526 |