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Town of

Brighton

WINTER/SPRING 2016-17

Town of

Brighton Resident Registration begins Tuesday, January 3 • Non-Resident Registration begins Tuesday, January 10 TOWN BOARD - William Moehle, Supervisor James Vogel • Louise Novros • Jason DiPonzio • Chris Werner

Town News......................... 2-3, 42-44 From the Supervisor........................ 2 Staff Directory................................. 4 Special Events............................... 4-5 Preschool Programs..................... 5-9 Youth Programs.......................... 9-14 Youth Sports............................. 14-17 Aquatics.................................... 18-19 Summer Playground Camp Preview............................. 20

Adult Sports & Fitness............. 20-22 Adult Programs........................ 22-25 Historic Programs......................... 26 Senior Adult Programs................. 27 Bus Trips........................................ 27 Celebrations................................... 27 Senior Adult Fitness................. 28-30 Senior Adult Classes................. 30-31 Specific Interest Programs....... 31-32 Health & Wellness Programs........ 32

Services For Seniors...................... 33 Community Resource Directory... 33 Brighton Library News.................. 34 General Information..................... 35 Park Facility Rentals...................... 38 Park Facilities................................ 39 How To Register .......................36, 40 Registration Form....................37, 41

Offices located in the Brookside School Recreation Center at 220 Idlewood Rd., Rochester, NY 14618 Send us Email at brighton.recreation@townofbrighton.org Contact Department of Recreation & Parks at 784-5260


From Brighton Town Supervisor

William Moehle In my column last year for the Winter Town newsletter, I expressed the wish for a mild winter. In the hopes that Mother Nature reads this column, I will again express the wish that winter treats us easily this year. Even if we do have another mild winter, there will be plenty of snow and cold, and whether you want to brave the winter elements with outdoors activities, or enjoy indoor fun, the Brighton Recreation Department has winter activities for you! Join your family in enjoying a new winter sport, start that art project you always imagined you could do or meet new friends at the senior center. There’s no need to drive through the snow to register for programs; secure on line registration is available through the Town webpage, www.townofbrighton.org. The popular Brighton Winter Market will be open from now until May, every Sunday except Easter Sunday, from 1-4pm, at Brookside School. Every week you can enjoy local meats and fresh produce, along with breads, desserts and cheese, from many of the same vendors that participate in the Brighton Farmers Market during the warmer months. Eat healthy during the winter, see neighbors and friends and enjoy local acoustic musicians, all at the Market, on Sunday afternoons.

The Brighton Memorial Library continues its active programming for all ages during the winter months. Whether you are a senior or the parent of a tween or toddler; looking to take a lunchtime break with Books Sandwiched In, a family movie night out or learning how to use an E-Reader, the Brighton Memorial Library has you covered! The Library is generally open 7 days a week during the winter, holidays excluded. For more information about Library programming, visit www. brightonlibrary.org. The new Brickyard Trail, like all Town parks and trails will be open all winter. We will not be plowing the Brickyard Trail, or any of our other trails, so you will be able to use the trails, not only for hiking but also for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Brickyard Trail and Lehigh Valley Trail will also be open for cyclists, including fat tire snow riding, throughout the winter. Please remember that cycling is not permitted in Corbett’s Glen Nature Park. No matter how much we try to avoid the cold, most of us still drive during winter. Winter driving can bring special hazards, so remember these tips to stay safe during the winter months. • Allow yourself more time to get to your destination • Brake slowly and avoid making any sudden stops, turns and lane changes • Clear all of your car windows and lights from snow for visibility

• Consider snow tires, rather than allseason tires, for superior stopping in ice and snow Of course, it is always important to observe speed limits and traffic signs, but remember that even driving at the speed limit may be too fast for inclement winter conditions. Remember that pedestrians are still out during the winter, and kids may be especially difficult to see, especially when snow piles line our streets. Snowplows keep our roads clear, but they need extra room to operate… please give them that room, and don’t try to pass or pass them in close quarters. Many people continue to walk and use our sidewalks during the winter and therefore all property owners are required by law to keep the sidewalks in front of their properties clear of ice and snow. Remember, school children are walking to school while it is still dark in the morning, and they must be able to safely use sidewalks. If you or your neighborhood would like an easier way to meet this obligation to clear your sidewalks for next winter, talk to the Department of Public Works about establishing a sidewalk snow removal district in your neighborhood. It will cost only a few dollars a year, and ensure safe sidewalks, while saving you time and cold mornings shoveling heavy snow. This year, don’t fear winter…embrace it, with a little help from your friends at the Town of Brighton!

Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market We’re lucky in Brighton – we are one of the few places in upstate New York where good, local, sustainably-grown food is available all year, even during the cold, snowy winter months. The Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market is open, offering a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, and eggs from local farms, as well as baked goods, pastas, honey, jams, and other products made by local food artisans. Enjoy live music 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

while shopping in the gym at Brighton’s Brookside Center, 220 Idlewood Road. A second entrance to the building is off S. Winton between Westfall and 590. The Brighton Winter Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday afternoon, 1 to 4 pm through May 7 (closed on Easter Sunday, April 16). SNAP/EBT customers are welcome; ask about our special bonus program for SNAP customers. The summer season of the 2

Brighton Farmers’ Market begins on Sunday, May 14. You can sign up for weekly newsletters about the market at www.brightonfarmersmarket.org, or follow the market on Facebook. The market is sponsored by the Town of Brighton. www.townofbrighton.org


Backed Up Sewer/Basement Flooding? Please call the Brighton Highway and Sewer Operations Center 24/7 line at 585-784-5280 (press 2 for the Sewer Department option) for assistance. If this is an after-hours call, an answering service will take your information and contact Sewer Department personnel. If a backup is a result of a blockage in the public sewer main, the Town

Sewer Department will remove the obstruction and/or repair the sewer main. If the obstruction is located within the sewer pipe from the house to the sewer main, the Town Sewer Department, as a courtesy, can assist in assessing the problem and in an emergency, the Town will try to remove the blockage. Generally, this effort

provides temporary relief and does not provide a permanent solution. Please note: Maintenance and repair of the sewer pipe, from the house to the main, is the homeowner’s obligation and responsibility to seek a permanent solution.

Brighton Highway Winter Policies The Town of Brighton is responsible for snow and ice control on Town, County and State roads within Brighton with the exception of the NY State Expressways. As winter approaches, we want to remind everyone of the necessary rules and regulations that provide for your safety and the safety of the traveling public on main roads and neighborhood streets within the Town during the winter snow and ice season. Our Highway Department Dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day during the winter season and may be reached at 784-5280. Some important winter policies for you to be aware of are: • Highway and Road Salting - Our Highway Department follows the “Sensible Salting Guidelines established by the County of Monroe, in conjunction with the Environmental Management Council. This policy re qu i re s us to use only enough salt to make our highways safe for motorists, but requires you to reduce your driving speed according to conditions. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

• Mailboxes – It is the Town’s policy to repair mailboxes that are damaged by town plows during snowplowing operations or to replace them with a standard rural mailbox and post. Since there is no legal authority which grants an owner the right to place a mailbox along a public road in the right-of-way, our repairs and replacements are done as a courtesy. The one-piece plastic post/box combinations or any type of custom mailboxes will be replaced with our standard post and box. If you have an expensive and/or decorative mailbox and/or post, it may be worth considering the option of storing it for the winter and replacing it with an inexpensive assembly.

• Driveway Clearing – When clearing your driveway of snow, the snow shall be kept on your own property. Any snow pushed, blown or plowed on to any street is a ticketable offense under both New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and New York State Penal Law. If your driveway is plowed by a private contractor, both you (as the homeowner) and the plow operator may be ticketed. Snow should be pushed to the left side of your driveway (if you are facing your house) so that when town snowplows go past your house, it will minimize the amount of snow going back into your driveway.

• Winter Parking – In order to facilitate snow removal and to eliminate potential hazards, the parking of vehicles on all highways, shoulders, or within three feet of the pavement within the Town, is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM from November 1st to April 15th. Vehicles in violation of this ordinance are subject to a parking ticket. Repeat violators or vehicles that prevent plowing of a street will be towed and the vehicle’s owner will be responsible for all towing and storage charges. 3

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Brighton Recreation & Parks Staff Directory Rebecca Cotter, Recreation Director 784-5276 – rebecca.cotter@townofbrighton.org Matt Beeman, Superintendent of Parks 784-5262 – matt.beeman@townofbrighton.org Emily Kelsey, Senior Citizen Program Coordinator 784-5266 – emily.kelsey@townofbrighton.org Katie Tytler, Aquatic Recreation Supervisor 784-5269 – katie.tytler@townofbrighton.org Michele Aman, Recreation Supervisor 784-5261 – michele.aman@townofbrighton.org Clerk, 784-5265, 784-5381 TTY Mark Kritall, Sr. Recreation Attendant, 784-5263 Rich Wagner, Recreation Attendant, 784-5267 Dave Shufelt, Recreation Attendant, 737-1417 Dave Shaw, Recreation Attendant, 208-3343

Community Connection Contact information you can use. These groups are not affiliated with the Town of Brighton, but are privately run organizations. BRIGHTON BASEBALL Tom O’Rourke: 242-0470 • bluechip@frontiernet.net www.brightonbaseball.org BRIGHTON JR. Barons Football Grant Mark www.brightonjrbarons.com BRIGHTON BOYS YOUTH LACROSSE CLUB Fritz Minges: 244-6321 • minges@frontiernet.net BRIGHTON GIRLS YOUTH LACROSSE CLUB Jen Hobbs • jfelber1@rochester.rr.com BRIGHTON SOCCER Mike Tullio: 764-6762 www.brightonsoccer.com BRIGHTON STORMERS SOCCER CLUB/TRAVEL SOCCER Greg Lull: 303-9987 • www.stormerssoccer.com BRIGHTON ROWING CLUB Stephanie Siegrist • 329-3308 • volunteer@brightoncrew.org HISTORIC BRIGHTON www.historicbrighton.org METRIX MARKETING Foster Parent Information • 334-9096 ROCHESTER DOLPHINS SYNCHRONIZED SWIM TEAM rochesterdolphins@gmail.com • www.rochesterdolphins.org STONE-TOLAN HOUSE 2370 East Ave., 14610 • Open for visitors Fridays & Saturdays noon-3pm; March through December. 546-7029 ext. 14 www.landmarksociety.org 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

Special Events CABIN FEVER SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA & OPEN HOUSE

Get out of the house and join the Brighton Recreation Department for some winter fun, and shopping! We are partnering with the Brighton Farmer’s Market, Brighton Your Wardrobe and Direct Sales vendors to bring you this unique experience. Various vendors will be on hand so you can shop to your hearts content. Brighton Your Wardrobe will be having a sale, and as always the Brighton Farmers Market will be going on as well! The Recreation Department will also be open so you can register for upcoming Winter/Spring programs! Table spaces available for Direct Sales Vendors for $25. Please contact the Recreation Department for more information at 585-784 5260. Schedule of Events:* Shopping with Direct Sales Vendors 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm* SALE with Brighton Your Wardrobe 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm* Brighton Farmer’s Market 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm* Program #: 4419.117 Ages/Grade: All Ages Days: Sunday Dates: January 29 Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm Fee: FREE admission to the Public (1Day) Vendor Fee $25 Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room

OPEN SKATE

Brighton Residents only! Participants must register through Brighton Recreation with proof of residency. Skate rental is available through the Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex. Fee is per family and only a limited number of skates are available. The Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is located at 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road Rochester, NY 14623. PLEASE NOTE: Fee is per family. FAMILY DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AT THE END OF ONLINE TRANSACTION. Please call the Recreation Office at 784 - 5260 with questions regarding registration for this program. Program #: 3000.117 Ages/Grade: All Ages Days: Tuesday Dates: January 3 - May 23 Time: 1:00 - 2:50 pm Fee: $27 / Family (21 Weeks) Location: Bill Gray’s Iceplex Ice Rink 2700 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road Instructor: Bill Gray’s Iceplex Staff

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BREAKFAST HOP AND HUNT

Enjoy Breakfast with the Bunny, hunt for eggs and much more! Don’t forget your camera so you can take plenty of pictures. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Must be pre registered, no walk ins. Program #: 4161.117 Ages/Grade: All Ages Days: Saturday Dates: April 8 Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am Fee: $6 / Person (1 Day) $20 / Family of 4 Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large/Small Gyms & Multipurpose Room

MOTHER/SON BINGO!

Calling all Moms! Bring those special mini men in your life along for an evening of BINGO! We will have popcorn to share along with prizes and lots of laughs! What a great way to enjoy Mother’s Day! Program #: 4333.117 Ages/Grade: All Ages Days: Friday Dates: May 5 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Fee: $8 / Person (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Katie Tytler

ANNUAL YOUTH FISHING DERBY!

Join us as we go after the “big one”. The Rochester Bassmasters will be on hand to help kids catch and weigh fish, then release them back into the pond! Please bring your own fishing pole, tackle, and bait. Awards will be given and each child entered will receive a prize! Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Program #: 3900.117 Ages/Grade: 5 - 15 yrs Days: Saturday Dates: May 6 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Fee: $5 (1 Day) Location: Brighton Town Park Carmen Clark Lodge Instructor: Recreation Staff, Rochester Bassmasters

DADDY / DAUGHTER DANCE

Preschool Programs ANIMAL ART & ACTIVE KIDS

Here’s your chance to bring some animals to life! We have some fun craft projects just for little hands who love all those animals from fuzzy to ferocious! This class also includes daily entry to Open Gym perfect for burning up all that animalistic energy tots have! Parent participation required. Program #: 4229.117 Ages/Grade: 1 - 5 yrs Days: Thursday Dates: March 9 - April 13 No Program: 3/16 Time: 10:00 - 11:20 am Fee: $49 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room Instructor: Mary Slaughter

AROUND THE WORLD SPORTS

Play games that build fundamental coordination, friendships, and fun! We’ll try out some activities like baseball, gymnastics, mini basketball, soccer, footbowl, volleyballoon and frisbee! Program #: 4817.117 Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Wednesday Dates: January 25 - March 1 No Program: 2/22 Time: 10:00 - 10:30 am Fee: $44 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Mary Slaughter

ART & MUSIC

This class offers dancing and marching music that we can shake our instruments to: bells, shakers, drums plus the ones we create using craft materials and our artistic enthusiasm! Be part of the art and music fun with happy kids just like you! Parent participation required. Program #: 4826.117 Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Wednesday Dates: May 3 - June 7 No Program: 5/31 Time: 10:35 - 11:10 am Fee: $44 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room Instructor: Mary Slaughter

Dads bring your little sweetie for a night full of fun, laughter, dancing and treats. Light refreshments will be served. Dads and daughters of all ages are welcome! Souvenir photography will be available for an additional fee. The father and daughter couples will dance the night away to music from both generations. Must be pre registered! Space is limited. Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door. Program #: 4795.117 Ages/Grade: All Ages Days: Friday Dates: June 9 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Fee: $10 / Person (1 Day) Location: Buckland Park Lodge www.facebook.com/BrightonRecreation 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

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HAPPY FEET SOCCER

HappyFeet Rochester is part of the growing family of HappyFeet programs that started in Kansas City. HappyFeet Classes are a developmentally appropriate physical fitness program for children ages 2-5. Our partnership with The Rochester Futbol Club allows further training for children ages 6-8 - the HappyFeet /Little Lions program includes a soccer game. Our trained soccer coaches offer 30-60 minute classes each week with a structured curriculum designed to engage young children’s sense of imagination and fun, while building soccer skills like balance and ball control. Through storytelling and creative games, we promote sportsmanship, and challenge kids to work on new skills. They will make new friends with other kids in class, as well as with our soccer ball, “Bob the Bobcat”! Days: Tuesday Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Happy Feet Soccer Program #: 4178.117 Ages: 2 - 3 yrs Dates: January 17 – March 14 No Program: 2/21 Time: 10:30 - 11:00 am Fee: $90 (8 Weeks) Program #: 4168.117 Ages: 2 - 3 yrs Dates: May 2 – June 20 Time: 10:30 - 11:00 am Fee: $90 (8 Weeks) Program #: 4179.117 Ages: 4 - 5 yrs Dates: January 17 – March 14 No Program: 2/21 Time: 11:00 - 11:30 am Fee: $90 (8 Weeks) Program #: 4169.117 Ages: 4 - 5 yrs Dates: May 2 – June 20 Time: 11:00 - 11:30 am Fee: $90 (8 Weeks) Program #: 4180.117 Ages: 2 - 4 yrs Dates: January 17 – March 14 No Program: 2/21 Time: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Fee: $90 (8 Weeks) Program #: 4170.117 Ages: 2 - 4 yrs Dates: May 2 – June 20 Time: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Fee: $90 (8 Weeks) Program #: 4181.117 Ages: 5 - 8 yrs Dates: January 17 – March 14 No Program: 2/21 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Fee: $99 (8 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Program #: 4171.117 Ages: 5 - 8 yrs Dates: May 2 – June 20 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Fee: $99 (8 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

LITTLE OLYMPIANS

A dynamite gym class for little ones to improve gross motor skills through tumbling, and preschool adaptations of baseball and volleyball. Preschool concepts like counting, opposites and colors are also incorporated into all our gym classes! Not just moving but thinking and smiling too! Program #: 4156.117 Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Thursday Dates: May 4 - June 8 No Program: 6/1 Time: 10:00 - 10:30 am Fee $44 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Mary Slaughter

LITTLE SLUGGERS AND SCORERS

Little hands and big time fun! Try out some sporting exercises that include the fundamentals from T-ball and Lacrosse! Running, catching & throwing! Never too young for sports, friends and fun! Program #: 4925.117 Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Wednesday Dates: May 3 - June 7 No Program: 5/31 Time: 9:45 - 10:15 am Fee: $44 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Mary Slaughter

OPEN GYM

The gym is yours! Run, climb and scooter to socialize and exercise! Balls, hoops, tunnels and lots of fun things will be available for busy bodies! A chilly and rainy weather must! Parent participation required! Ages/Grade: 1 - 5 yrs Time: 10:35 - 11:20 am Fee: $38 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Mary Slaughter Program #: 4983.117 Days: Wednesday Dates: January 25 - March 1 No Program: 2/22 Program #: 4984.117 Days: Thursday Dates: January 26 - March 2 No Program: 2/23 Program #: 4985.117 Days: Thursday Dates: March 9 - April 13 No Program: 3/16 Program #: 4986.117 Days: Thursday Dates: May 4 - June 8 No Program: 6/1

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PARENT & CHILD DANCE

A creative, fun class that allows parents and children the opportunity to learn about themselves and each other through movement and a play based dance session. Appropriate pre school and classical music will be used. Parent participation required. Ages/Grade: 2 - 3 yrs Days: Thursday Time: 6:15 - 6:55 pm Fee: $68 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Tot Room Instructor: American Dance Academy Program #: 2329.117 Dates: January 19 - March 2 No Program: 2/23 Program #: 2330.117 Dates: March 9 - April 13

PLAYFUL LEARNING PLAYGROUP

“Come join the fun! This Playful Learning Playgroup provides a fun, meaningful and relevant playful learning experience for young children. We provide materials and activities that lay the foundation for S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) learning. Many of our materials are natural and made from re purposed/recycled items. Our open ended activities stimulate learning, critical thinking and problem solving. They will enjoy construction, sensory experience, dramatic play, physics and more! Program #: 4389.117 Ages/Grade: 18 months - 7 yrs Days: Saturday Dates: April 29 - May 20 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am Fee: $52 (4 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Drew Beeman

PRESCHOOL ADVENTURES

Preschool Adventures is a unique class that is designed as a non stressful way for children to be introduced to the preschool experience. Each week is centered on a theme. The class begins with a story to introduce the children to that day’s lesson. Often we have finger plays or a song at this time as well. The child and their adult will rotate through 4-5 tables which will contain age appropriate crafts and activities. Everything is open ended and creative, and relates back to the day’s theme. We close with a large motor activity and the goodbye song. This class is led by a teacher with a BS in Early Childhood Education. Parent participation required! Program #: 4112.117 Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Monday Dates: January 23 - February 13 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am Fee: $52 (4 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room Instructor: Sherry Murray

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PRESCHOOL ADVENTURES KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Does your little one love to help in the kitchen? In this class toddlers and pre schoolers will be able to make their own snacks by following simple instructions. They will be encouraged to mix, measure, create and taste new foods. Adults will learn some creative ways to serve old favorites. Each week will center around an age appropriate theme. We will also have a story, craft and games. Children will practice following directions, listening to a teacher, taking turns and using classroom materials appropriately in a relaxed environment with their caregiver. Colors, numbers and shapes will be discussed as well. Come join us for a fun class led by a pre school teacher with a BS in Early Childhood Education. Parent participation required! Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Monday Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am Fee: $52 (4 Weeks) Location: Buckland Park Lodge Instructor: Sherry Murray Program #: 4480.117 Dates: March 6 - 27 Program #: 4480.117 Dates: May 1 - 22

PRESCHOOL DRIBBLERS

Run, jump, throw, kick and try out soccer and basketball! Games and activities great for building agility, hand eye coordination while learning from a Coach and playing along with others! Get out and get moving! Parent participation required! Program #: 4822.117 Ages/Grade: 1 - 5 yrs Days: Wednesday Dates: March 8 - April 12 No Program: 3/15 Time: 10:00 - 10:30 am Fee: $44 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Mary Slaughter

RESCUE TRUCK HEROES

If you are fascinated by the lights and sirens of the speeding trucks, then you have come to the right place! See all the important trucks out this spring right here! Get up close with the heroes who drive them and go inside their vehicle! Bring that camera for pictures of your little hero behind the wheel! Program #: 4711.117 Ages/Grade: 1 - 5 yrs Days: Thursday Dates: May 4 - June 8 No Program: 6/1 Time: 10:35 - 11:20 am Fee: $49 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Mary Slaughter

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SENSORY/SCIENCE CLASS

This sensory and science class will thrill your young children. They get to explore a variety of materials with their senses. They will explore slimy things, ooey gooey things, wet and dry things, rough and smooth things and more! They will experience chemistry and physics as they play and explore the natural materials provided. Things will go fizzle and pop, things will go fast and slow, things will roll and fly! Children will learn concepts such as absorption, displacement, measurement, cause and effect, sensory and tactile awareness, solid, liquid, suspension, drainage, conservation, volume, mass, saturation, estimation and the learning goes on and on. Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Time: 9:45 - 10:45 am Fee: $52 (4 Weeks) Instructor: Drew Beeman Program #: 4189.117 Days: Monday Dates: April 3 - 24 Location: Brookside Recreation Center Tot Room Program #: 4289.117 Days: Friday Dates: May 5 - 26 Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room

SPRINGTIME ART STARS

Art is the best way to experience the colors of spring! We use different kinds of paints, glues and glitter to bring our projects to life! Put some texture and color in your world while having fun with friends! Parent participation required! Program #: 4122.117 Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Wednesday Dates: March 8 - April 12 No Program: 3/16 Time: 10:35 - 11:05 am Fee: $44 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room Instructor: Mary Slaughter

STEAM FOUNDATIONS

This class provides a fun, meaningful and relevant playful learning experience for young children. We provide materials and activities that lay the foundation for *S.T.E.A.M. learning. *(S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, (A)rts, (M)ath Children will learn concepts and practice skills through hands on exploration and play, such as creative problem solving, critical thinking, self regulation, pre math and science, sensory experience, construction and more. We provide experiences with blocks and loose parts, process oriented art, sensory and science, dramatic/pretend play, and language and literacy. Program #: 4188.117 Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Friday Dates: April 7 - 28 No Program: 4/14 Time: 9:45 - 10:45 am Fee: $40 (3 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Tot Room Instructor: Drew Beeman 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

STORY TIME TRAMPOLINE

Stories will come to life as your child bounces their way into the shoes of some of their favorite characters. They will stay active and engaged with safely guided movement. You will see their imaginations grow as they enter into the world of Buzzalynn the Bee, Blast off to the Moon with Max the Mouse and even get stuck inside a video game adventure! All children have their own personal trampoline with padded chords. Aerial Arts studio is Located at 565 Blossom Rd., Suite Z. Program #: 2024.117 Ages/Grade: 4 - 6 yrs Days: Tuesday Dates: February 28 - March 21 Time: 5:00 - 5:30 pm Fee: $42 (4 Weeks) Location: Aerial Arts Of Rochester Studio Instructor: Aerial Arts Staff

TINY TOTS HORSEBACK RIDING

Learn basic riding and horsemanship skills as you learn to ride and control a horse at a walk and trot. A great introductory program for new and beginning riders. Helmets provided for riders to use during program. Hillrise Equestrian Center is a short drive out Route 441, located at 1624 Walworth Penfield Rd, Walworth, NY 14568 (just past Penfield). Indoor riding ring will be used. Program is held indoors, but is not heated. Parent’s required to stay, but are not helping. Ages/Grade: 2 - 5 yrs Days: Saturday Time: 9:00 - 9:30 am Fee: $20 (1 Day) Location: Hillrise Equestrian Center Instructor: Janet Zimmer Program #: 2027.117 Dates: March 4 Program #: 2028.117 Dates: March 18 Program #: 2029.117 Dates: April 8 Program #: 2030.117 Dates: April 29

TODDLER TIME

Join your child for a FULL hour of supervised free play and circle time while encouraging motor and social development, self confidence, and FUN through the use of age appropriate play equipment, songs, and chants. Sneakers must be worn by toddlers and parents! Parent or Guardian must accompany the child and must be an active participant! Ages/Grade: 1 - 4 yrs Days: Tuesday Time: 9:15 - 10:15 am Fee: $34 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Sandy Castelein Program #: 4567.117 Dates: January 17 - February 28 No Program: 2/21 Program #: 4569.117 Dates: March 7 - April 11 Program #: 4570.117 Dates: April 25 - May 30 8

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TUMBLING TIGERS

A dynamite gym class for little ones to improve gross motor skills through gymnastic tumbling and jumping using preschool adaptations of bars, balance and vaulting. Preschool concepts like counting, opposites and colors are also incorporated into all our gym classes! Tumbling is the best way to develop balance, strength and coordination in these young learners! Ages/Grade: 1 - 4 yrs Days: Thursday Fee: $44 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Mary Slaughter Program #: 4227.117 Dates: January 26 - March 2 No Program: 2/23 Time: 10:00 - 10:30 am Program #: 4228.117 Dates: March 9 - April 13 No Program: 3/16 Time: 9:30 - 10:00 am

WIGGLES, GIGGLE AND JIGGLES

Fun movement activities, music, games, stories and rhymes that promote gross motor skills, following directions, decision making, self-confidence and social interaction. Learning is fun and natural with positive peer interaction. The gymnasium is turned into a fun learning camp. Come join the fun! A great preschool and kindergarten readiness class. A peanut free snack is provided! Bring sneakers and water! Baby siblings in front packs or car seats welcomed. Parent participation required! Ages/Grade: 2 - 4 yrs with parent/caregiver Days: Friday Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am Fee: $49 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Lisa Magliato Program #: 3046.117 Dates: January 27 - March 3 No Program: 2/24 Program #: 3047.117 Dates: March 10 - April 7

Inclement Weather Policy:

All afterschool activities will be cancelled if Brighton Central Schools close early. If school lets out at regular time we will have classes as usual. Watch News10 NBC for weather closing announcements and check the Recreation Department Facebook Page. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

Youth Programs AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

The Brighton Recreation Afterschool Program is a Registered School Age Child Care Program. This is a structured recreation program for children from the time the afternoon buses drop them off at Brighton Recreation until 6:00 pm. Activities include games, arts and crafts, sports, special events, tournaments and time for homework for those who wish to keep up with their studies. Children can be registered each month for one to five days a week. Program follows Brighton school calendar. Spaces are filled on a first come first served basis. Transportation to the Afterschool Program may be made through the BCSD transportation office. Please call the Recreation Department at 784-5260 for detailed information and a program brochure. Children who participate in other Afterschool activities at Brighton Recreation will be escorted to and from them by Afterschool staff, and will receive a discount on your Afterschool enrollment for that day. Please stop by the Recreation office for more details. Grades: 1–5 Dates: Brighton School District full days at the end of the school day until 6 pm Location: Brookside Recreation Center Director: Recreation Staff

SCHOOL BREAK RECESS CAMPS

A recreational recess camp filled with games, sports, arts and crafts and special events. Each day will feature a different activity or event. Participants should wear sneakers and bring healthy peanut free lunch and snacks. Parents are required to fill out emergency contact information at the first day of camp! Ages/Grades: 1 - 5 Days: Monday - Friday Time: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm Fee: $32 / day Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room Instructor: Recreation Staff

April Recess FEBRUARY RECESS CAMP Camp info is on Program #: 4023.117 next page Days: Monday Dates: February 20 Program #: 4013.117 Days: Tuesday Dates: February 21 Program #: 4014.117 Days: Wednesday Dates: February 22 Program #: 4015.117 Days: Thursday Dates: February 23 Program #: 4016.117 Days: Friday Dates: February 24 **Receive $5 off per day if also signed up for February Break Coed Youth Volleyball Clinic! See page 14 for details. 9

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APRIL RECESS CAMP Program #: 4022.117 Days: Monday Dates: April 17 Program #: 4123.117 Days: Tuesday Dates: April 18 Program #: 4024.117 Days: Wednesday Dates: April 19 Program #: 4025.117 Days: Thursday Dates: April 20 Program #: 4026.117 Days: Friday Dates: April 21

SUPER HERO TRAINING

Fighting crime and saving the world isn’t an easy task. With great power, comes great responsibility. In superhero training, your child will learn to harness their super powers with use of aerial apparatuses such as aerial hammocks and trapeze. They will learn to fight crime, evil villains, and save the day! Other fun activities include creating secret identities with games, craft projects and team building. Boys and Girls welcome. Bring a snack. Aerial Arts Studio is located at 565 Blossom Rd, Suite Z, in Rochester. Program #: 2023.117 Ages/Grade: 5 - 7 yrs Days: Monday - Friday Dates: February 20 - 24 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Fee: $125 (1 Week) Location: Aerial Arts Of Rochester Studio Instructor: Kimberly Eichorn, Aerial Arts Staff

BABYSITTER’S TRAINING

This course teaches roles and responsibilities of the babysitter, including skills in accident prevention, basic first aid and emergency recognition including a demonstration of CPR and abdominal thrusts for choking victims. Learn to troubleshoot solutions to the most common problems a babysitter faces. Students are taught through classroom discussion, instructor lecture, supplemented by an interactive video presentation. Each student will receive a workbook, and a Babysitter Certification card in the mail after successful completion of the course. Note: Please bring paper, pencil, a peanut free bag lunch and a selfaddressed stamped envelope. Ages/Grade: 11 - 16 yrs Fee: $65 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Tot Room Instructor: EPIC Trainings Program #: Days: Dates: Time:

3400.117 Tuesday February 21 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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3401.117 Wednesday April 19 9:00am - 2:00pm

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HOME ALONE SAFETY: WHEN I’M IN CHARGE

Designed to teach children who are home alone the importance of behaving responsibly. Topics include but are not limited to first aid, what to do when a stranger comes to the door, telephone tips, internet safety, as well as how to react during a variety of emergencies. We will also discuss knowing when and who to call in an emergency. Program includes a workbook. Knowing when your child is ready to stay home alone is a difficult decision, but preparation can make the transition much easier for you and your child. Ages/Grade: 7 - 14 yrs Fee: $34 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Tot Room Instructor: EPIC Trainings Program #: Days: Dates: Time:

3361.117 Tuesday February 21 9:00 - 11:00 am

Program #: 3361.117 Days: Friday Dates: May 26 Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm NOTE: Students may be bused to the rec center when they are dismissed from the half day. Please contact the BCSD transportation department. Please bring a nut free snack or lunch to enjoy while supervised before class starts.

CREATIVE CUPCAKES

Join us as we create fun themed cupcakes! We will spend the morning being creative making unique cupcakes that will surprise your friends! All supplies and materials provided! Program #: 2022.117 Ages/Grade: 7 - 10 yrs Days: Wednesday Dates: February 22 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am Fee: $25 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Tot Room Instructor: Peggy Pollizi

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

Learn basic riding and horsemanship skills and leave feeling comfortable about your ability to control a horse at a walk and trot by the end of the session! A great introductory program for the beginning riders or those working with horses for the first time. Hillrise Equestrian Center is a short drive out Route 441, located at 1624 Walworth Penfield Rd, Walworth, NY 14568 (just past Penfield). Indoor riding ring will be used. Program #: 2031.117 Ages/Grade: 6 - 18 yrs Days: Monday Dates: March 6 - 27 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Fee: $125 (4 Weeks) Location: Hillrise Equestrian Center Instructor: Janet Zimmer 10 www.townofbrighton.org


Coming to Class?

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Brighton Food Cupboard. Collection bins are located at Brighton Recreation, Brighton Town Hall and all BCSD buildings!

MAKE YOUR OWN FAIRY HOUSE

Have you always wanted to make some magic with creating your own fairy house? Come learn how to make your own unique Fairy House out of natural materials. During class you’ll learn how to construct a house out of sticks, also how to make fairy furniture, decorations, accessories and even the fairies themselves. Materials include but not limited to pinecones, seashells, seed pods, leaves, silk flowers, moss, stones, etc. Parent/child teams welcome! All materials included. Participants may bring nature items if they wish. Note: Additional $5 materials fee required, payable to the instructor at first class. Program #: 3260.117 Ages/Grade: 8 yrs and over Days: Tuesday Dates: April 18 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Fee: $30 / Pair; $20 / Individual (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Tot Room Instructor: Shannon Halligan

PAINT YOUR OWN VAN GOGH

Have you ever admired a painting and wished you could do something like that? This class will allow you to choose from three paintings by the famous impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh, and learn simple techniques to make your own version of one of his masterpieces! This class will guide you through each step, from creating a background, to learning brushstrokes, setting up your composition, and adding finishing details. No previous art experience is necessary. Experienced and beginning artists alike will be challenged accordingly. All materials are included. We will be using acrylic paint and canvas. Ages/Grade: 13 yrs and over Days: Tuesday Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Fee: $40 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room Instructor: Shannon Halligan Program #: Dates:

3250.117 January 24

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3255.117 March 21

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PUNCH NEEDLE RUG HOOKING: BEGINNING TEEN

This two part class is all about choices! In the Beginning class, you can make a 13”X11” chair cushion or wall hanging (your choice), and by so doing, will learn all the skills necessary for making larger or other types of “rugs” (like floormats for a car). Choose from several patterns offered or draw your own. No drawing experience necessary. Experiment with different Punch Needles used, along with a palette of beautiful and interesting acrylic yarns. This is not latch hook or even “traditional” rug hooking. This is hooking for the 21st century! Ages/Grade: 9th - 12th Grade Days: Monday & Wednesday Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am Fee: $25 (2 Days) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Kelly Scott, Oxford Certified Instructor Program #: 3998.117 Dates: February 20 & 22 Program #: 3997.117 Dates: April 17 & 19

SCULPEY CLAY LESSONS

This is the perfect class for any kid who likes to create! This popular oven bake clay comes in many colors and maintains tooling and detailing beautifully. Once cured, it bakes hard and takes on a matte, bisque type finish. We will create animals and seasonal figurines. Take the clay home and bake at 275 °F for 15 minutes per 1/4 inch thickness. Note: Materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Please bring a medium sized tupperware container to class to bring the clay home in. Program #: 3801.117 Ages/Grade: 3rd - 8th Grade Days: Wednesday Dates: March 1 - March 22 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Fee: $38 (4 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Tot Room Instructor: Michele Aman

TEENS KNIT

Would you like to be able to make your own accessories or other knitted items? Come and hang with friends while you learn a new skill. New knitters will start with the basics then build up to an individual project. If you already have knitting experience, bring your project materials and learn some new techniques. Beginners can bring medium sized needles (6, 7 or 8) and a ball of light colored worsted weight yarn. Patterns will be available from instructor upon request. New and experienced students welcome. Students will progress at their own pace and ability level. Program #: 5381.117 Ages/Grade: 4th - 12th Grade Days: Wednesday Dates: March 15 - May 24 No Program: 4/19 Time: 3:20 - 5:00 pm Fee: $40 (11 Weeks) Location: Twelve Corners Middle School Library Classroom Instructor: Betsy Liano 11 www.townofbrighton.org


DANCE

With American Dance Academy All students will follow a graded syllabus of instruction. This ongoing, progressive program culminates with a recital on: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. All Students: Ages 3 - 7 need pink leotard and pink tights. Ages 7 and over need black leotard and pink tights. All students must have pink leather ballet shoes and appropriate tap shoes. Used shoes will be available the first two weeks of instruction. Below information pertains to all dance classes. Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: American Dance Academy

TAP, BALLET & TUMBLING LEVEL 2

TAP & BALLET BEGINNER

No Previous Instruction Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 5 - 7 yrs Days: Saturday Time: 1:00 - 1:40 pm Program #: 2305.117 Dates: January 14 - March 25 No Program: 2/25 Fee: $90 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2306.117 Dates: April 1 - June 16 No Program: 4/15, 4/22, 5/27 Fee: $81 (8 Weeks)

TAP, BALLET & TUMBLING BEGINNER

With 3+ years Previous Instruction. Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 6 - 8 yrs Days: Saturday Time: 12:15 - 12:55 pm Program #: 2309.117 Dates: January 14 – March 25 No Program: 2/25 Fee: $90 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2310.117 Dates: April 1 - June 16 No Program: 4/15, 4/22, 5/27 Fee: $81 (8 Weeks)

No Previous Instruction Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 5½ - 8 yrs Days: Monday Time: 6:15 - 7:00 pm Program #: 2307.117 Dates: January 9 - March 27 No Program: 1/16, 2/20 Fee: $108 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2308.117 Dates: April 3 - June 16 No Program: 4/17, 5/29 Fee: $90 (8 Weeks) No Previous Instruction Introduce your child to dance using music from children’s classics to classical ballet and swing. A great starting point for our youngest and most energetic dancers. Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January session. SATURDAY: Ages/Grade: 4 - 6 yrs Time: 1:45 - 2:25 pm Program #: 2300.117 Dates: January 14 - March 25 No Program: 2/25 Fee: $90 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2301.117 Dates: April 1 - June 16 No Program: 4/15, 4/22, 5/27 Fee: $81 (8 Weeks) WEDNESDAYS: Ages/Grade: 3 yrs – 5 yrs (by 7/1/16) Time: 6:00 - 6:40 pm Program #: 2303.117 Dates: January 18 - March 29 No Program: 2/22 Fee: $90 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2304.117 Dates: April 5 - June 16 No Program: 4/19 Fee $99 (10 Weeks) 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

TAP, BALLET & TUMBLING LEVEL 3

TAP, BALLET & JAZZ LEVEL 4

With 4+ years previous instruction Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 9 - 12 yrs Days: Wednesday Time: 4:15 - 5:15 pm Program #: 2311.117 Dates: January 11 - March 29 No Program: 2/22 Fee: $118 (11 Weeks) Program #: 2312.117 Dates: April 5 - June 16 No Program: 4/19 Fee: $107 (10 Weeks)

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HIP HOP BEGINNER

Enjoy learning the hip hop moves you see in music videos. Loose fitting shorts, sneakers and solid color t-shirts or dance attire should be worn. Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session.

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TAP, BALLET & JAZZ LEVEL 5

Must have 5 or more years previous experience Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 9 - 12 yrs Days: Wednesday Time: 4:45 - 5:45 pm Program #: 2313.117 Dates: January 11 - March 29 No Program: 2/22 Fee: $118 (11 Weeks) Program #: 2314.117 Dates: April 5 - June 16 No Program: 4/19 Fee: $107 (10 Weeks)

TAP, BALLET & JAZZ LEVEL 7

Must have 7 or more years previous experience Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 10 - 12 yrs Days: Monday Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Fee: $107 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2315.117 Dates: January 9 - March 27 No Program: 1/16, 2/20 Program #: 2316.117 Dates: April 3 - June 16 No Program: 4/17, 5/29

TAP, BALLET & JAZZ LEVEL 8

Must have 8 or more years previous experience Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 12 - 15 yrs Days: Monday Time: 4:45 - 5:45 pm Fee: $107 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2317.117 Dates: January 9 - March 27 No Program: 1/16, 2/20 Program #: 2318.117 Dates: April 3 - June 16 No Program: 4/17, 5/29 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

Ages/Grade: Time: Program #: Dates: No Program: Fee: Program #: Dates: No Program: Fee:

7 - 10 yrs 7:00 - 7:30 pm 2319.117 January 23 - April 3 2/20 $72 (10 Weeks) 2320.117 April 10 - June 16 4/17, 5/29 $65 (9 Weeks)

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Ages: Time: Fee: Program #: Dates: No Program: Program #: Dates: No Program:

8 – 14 yrs 2:30 – 3:00 pm $65 (9 Weeks) 2321.117 January 14 - March 25 2/25 2322.117 April 1 - June 16 4/15, 4/22, 5/27

HIP HOP LEVEL 4

With Previous Instruction Loose fitting shorts, sneakers and solid color t-shirts or dance attire should be worn. Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 9 - 15 yrs Days: Monday Time: 5:45 - 6:15 pm Program #: 2323.117 Dates: January 23 - April 3 No Program: 2/20 Fee: $70 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2324.117 Dates: April 10 - June 16 No Program: 4/17, 5/29 Fee: $63 (9 Weeks)

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HIP HOP INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED AFTERSCHOOL FENCING AT FRES

With 5 or more years Previous Instruction For returning students who have taken Hip Hop before. Students will continue to learn and build upon their Hip Hop moves while learning new skills! Recital Date: Friday, June 16. No New Students after January Session. Ages/Grade: 12 - 16 yrs Days: Wednesday Time: 6:45 - 7:15 pm Fee: $70 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2325.117 Dates: January 11 - March 29 No Program: 2/22 Program #: 2326.117 Dates: April 5 - June 16 No Program: 4/19

Youth Sports FEBRUARY BREAK COED YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

Get some exercise and learn volleyball rules, positions, and skills! This clinic is intended to be a fun and introductory program for kids from any district. Kids will learn the basics of overhand serving, underhand/overhand passing, rotation and volleying. Please have sneakers, gym clothes and a water bottle. Program #: 3750.117 Ages/Grade: 3rd - 6th Grade Days: Tuesday - Friday Dates: February 21 - 24 Time: 4:00 - 5:15 pm Fee: $32 (4 Days) **Receive $5 off each day of February Break Camp! See page 9 for details. Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Katie Geers

RECESS WEEK YOUTH FENCING CLINIC

Want to learn something new during the February break? Why not try the game of “physical chess”! Fencing is a physical and mental game that challenges both the mind and body. Beginner fencing instruction will include footwork, blade work, and bouting. Fencers with experience are also welcome. Come try this ideal sport for all ages. Equipment is provided. Note: Participants are required to wear gym clothes and DRY gym sneakers. Please, no boots, sandals, or crocs. Program #: 3220.117 Ages/Grade: 8 - 12 yrs Dates: February 20 - 24 Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm Fee: $100 (1 Week) Location: Rochester Fencing Club 3335 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd. Instructor: RFC Staff 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

We had a rollicking good time last fall at our newest afterschool program; come join us! Fencing is a fun way to be active and is suitable for all body types. In addition to the fitness benefits, the sport has been shown to improve focus, mood, and self confidence. Both girls and boys love the fast pace, precision and excitement while parents praise the time honored tradition of sportsmanship. New and continuing fencers are welcome to join this class where top instructors from the Rochester Fencing Club (Home of Olympians and World Champions) will work on basic footwork, tactics, and bouting skills challenging both the mind and body. All fencing equipment is provided. Please be prepared for a workout with athletic clothes and sneakers; no boots, crocs, or sandals. Ages/Grade: 3rd - 5th Grade Days: Friday Time: 3:40 - 4:40 pm Fee: $82 (5 Weeks) Location: French Road Elementary School Multipurpose Room Instructor: RFC Staff Program #: 3200.117 Dates: January 20 - February 17 Program #: 3202.117 Dates: March 10 - April 7

YOUTH FENCING

Ever dream of being a jedi knight, musketeer, or a swashbuckling princess? Fencing, the game of swordplay, is often called physical chess because it challenges both the mind and body. New and continuing fencers are welcome to join us. Top level instructors from the Rochester Fencing Club (Home of Olympians and World Champions) will work on basic footwork, tactics, and bouting skills. Fencing equipment is provided. Please be prepared for a workout with athletic clothes and shoes, no boots, crocs, or sandals. Ages/Grade: 7 - 12 yrs Days: Saturday Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am Location: Rochester Fencing Club 3335 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd. Instructor: RFC Staff Program #: 3111.117 Dates: March 4 - 25 Fee: $60 (4 Weeks) Program #: 3112.117 Dates: May 6 – 20 Fee: $45 (3 Weeks)

BEGINNER BASKETBALL

This instructional program is great for kids who want to be introduced to the game of basketball and learn basic fundamentals in a non competitive but fun atmosphere! Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers to class and bring a water bottle! Days: Saturday Dates: March 4 - April 1 Fee: $40 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Recreation Staff Program #: 3080.117 Ages/Grade: 6 - 8 yrs Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am Program #: 3082.117 Ages/Grade: 8 - 10 yrs Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 14 www.townofbrighton.org


INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL

Take the next step in instruction with this class, a good fit for experienced kids and those who were in our Fall basketball leagues. We will build upon perfecting the skills already learned as well as some new challenges. Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers to class and bring a water bottle! Days: Saturday Dates: April 29 - May 20 Fee: $32 (4 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Recreation Staff Program #: 3084.117 Ages/Grade: 6 - 8 yrs Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am Program #: 3086.117 Ages/Grade: 8 - 10 yrs Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

3RD - 6TH GRADE RUNNING CLUB

It’s all about fun and fitness at this introduction to the sport of distance running, track and cross country! If you like to run you will learn how to run farther and faster while having fun with your friends in a non competitive club atmosphere after school. The hour includes: warm ups, stretching, instruction in proper form, breathing, long runs on trails and lots of games! Please bring a water bottle. Program #: 4140.117 Ages/Grade: 3rd - 6th Grade Days: Tuesday Dates: May 2 - June 6 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Fee: $35 (6 Weeks) Location: Meridian Centre Park Baseball Field 1 Instructor: Katie Tytler

ACTIVE RUNNERS

Join us afterschool as we run our way into fitness. We will run together through games and drills. Stay active throughout the Winter! Please bring a water bottle. Program #: 4255.117 Ages/Grade: 3rd - 6th Grade Days: Tuesday Dates: March 7 - 28 Time: 4:00 - 4:45 pm Fee: $32 (4 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Katie Tytler

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BRIGHTON BOYS LACROSSE INTRO PROGRAM

New this year and for the first time, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to learn the fun and exciting game of lacrosse. Lacrosse is known as “the fastest game on two feet” and has an over five hundred year connection to our area. This program will be run and coached by the Brighton Lacrosse Club, a not for profit community based group dedicated to bring this sport to the youth of Brighton. The program will be conducted with only sticks and soft balls, no equipment is necessary. Basic skills such as throwing, catching and ground balls will be taught along with fun games and drills. Program includes a new lacrosse stick for participants to keep. Participants are encouraged to wear cleats. More programs are available for all ages up to 12th grade and can be found at www.brightonlax.com Program #: 3500.117 Ages/Grade: 4 - 6 yrs Days: Tuesday Dates: April 25 - May 30 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Fee: $36 (6 Weeks) Location: Buckland Park Soccer Field #1 Instructor: Brighton Lacrosse Club Coaches

LEARN TO SKATE

The Learn to Skate program at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is designed for the true beginner of all ages. Its professionally trained staff teaches the basics of ice skating in this eight week program. A great activity for the entire family that promotes healthy lifestyle choices and physical fitness! Rental skates are provided at no cost to any participants needing skates. Brighton residents, only! Ages/Grade: 3 yrs and over Fee: $110 (8 Weeks) Location: Bill Gray’s Iceplex Ice Rink Instructor: Bill Grays Iceplex Staff Program #: 3432.117 Days: Wednesday Dates: March 8 - April 26 Time: 6:00 - 6:50 pm Program #: 3433.117 Days: Saturday Dates: March 11 - April 29 Time: 9:00 - 9:50 am

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KIDS YOGA WITH STRETCHING KINDNESS

Come join the fun; yoga for your young. Kids, come shake off your worries where music, free dance and yoga combine. Stretch out, laugh, and have a great time. We will explore various breathing techniques, learn creative poses, play interactive games, build teamwork, while enhancing a positive self body image and stretching kindness to our peers. Ages/Grade: 3 - 8 yrs Days: Thursday Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Erin Wafer Program #: 4184.117 Dates: January 19 - March 9 Fee: $82 (8 Weeks) Program #: 4185.117 Dates: March 16 - May 25 No program: 4/3 Fee: $102 (10 Weeks)

NUTRITION FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

Do you have a student athlete, or two, or several? Do you ever wonder what they should be eating to keep up with practice 56 days per week and a weekly game schedule? In this one hour class we will cover the basics of eating well to fuel an athlete. You will learn different ways to make healthy eating for your athlete (and the whole family) easy and time effective. Bring your student athlete along so that he/she can be involved in food preparation and cooking at home. Student Athletes and Parents should attend. (Student athletes under 12 yrs. are free with paid parent). Program #: 2020.117 Ages/Grade: 12 yrs and over Days: Wednesday Dates: April 26 Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm Fee: $25 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Natalie Thompson

NUTRITION FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND COMPETITION

If you train to compete, do you eat to perform? Learn how your food choices impact your ability to perform your best on competition day. Discover ways to fuel your body depending on the type of sport you do, and how to eat throughout the day of competition if your sport lasts longer than 2 hours. This class is designed to be a follow up to our Nutrition for Young Athletes class that ran in the fall and spring. Tips for meals, snacks, and beverages. (Student athletes under 12 yrs. are free with paid parent). Program #: 2021.117 Ages/Grade: 12 yrs and over Days: Wednesday Dates: May 3 Notes: Student Athletes and Parents should attend. Time: 7:00 - 7:45 pm Fee: $25 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Natalie Thompson 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

SATURDAY ROCK CLIMBING

Led by Rock Ventures Staff, your child will learn the basics or build upon the skills they already have. This class is ideal for participants of all skill levels. Participants will be split by ability so that they can progress at their own pace and skill level. All equipment will be provided including: Shoes, harness and bike helmet. Students should bring a water bottle and their own helmet if they have one. Please wear comfortable loose fitting clothing. Please fill out required liability waiver online at http://rockventures.net/indoor climbing/ Classes held at Rock Ventures, 1044 University Avenue. Ages/Grade: 6 - 13 yrs Days: Saturday Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am Fee: $140 (6 Weeks) Location: Rock Ventures Classroom Instructor: Rock Ventures Staff Program #: 3095.117 Dates: March 4 - April 8 Registration Deadline: 2/25 Program #: 3096.117 Dates: April 29 - June 10 No program: 5/27 Registration Deadline: 4/22

TAE KWON DO

Build upon the skills learned in the Introduction to Tae Kwon Do! Additional sparring equipment may need to be purchased. Students will participate in an end of session demonstration. Please note: Students must first complete “Introduction to Tae Kwon Do” to enroll in Tae Kwon Do. Program #: 3615.117 Ages/Grade: 6 - 12 yrs Days: Saturday Dates: January 21 - May 20 No program: 2/4, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Time: 2:35 - 3:35 pm Fee: $156 (14 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Clyde Hull

TAE KWON DO RANK PREPARATION

This class focuses on the techniques, habits and skills students need to advance to higher ranks in Tae Kwon Do. Students in the regular Tae Kwon Do class will advance in rank as well, but this supplementary class will accelerate the process. This class places less emphasis on sparring, but protective gear is still required. Students may not enroll in this class unless they have taken Introduction to Tae Kwon Do, and are either also taking the regular Tae Kwon Do class (preferred) or have taken it previously. Note: $20 off if enrolled in Tae Kwon Do for Winter/Spring 2017! Discount applied at checkout. Program #: 3616.117 Ages/Grade: 6 - 12 yrs Days: Saturday Dates: January 21 - May 20 No program: 2/4, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Fee: $173 (14 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Clyde Hull 16 www.townofbrighton.org


FUTURE STARS & JV/ VARSITY TENNIS

All Training sessions are led by Dyson Team Tennis. Featuring Ron Dyson, USPTA Professional for 25 years, former USPTA Eastern President and 2005 Professional of the year The George Seewagen Award 2012 USTA Eastern National Coach. Please feel free to contact Ron 739-2950 with any questions regarding lessons. In case of bad weather coaches will notify participants if session is moved indoors. Participants must have own racquet. The Future Stars (ages 6 - 12) class is designed to cover the technical aspects of tennis that will help develop good tennis habits. We cover proper grips, swing motion and tennis shots. The JV/Varsity (ages 13 - 18) class is for players who have taken tennis lessons and are used to proper tennis skills. Players are thinking about playing high school tennis, tournaments and want to make tennis one of their primary sports. Technical as well as competitive drilling is covered. Please indicate desired class/age group. Manhattan Square Tennis Club is located at: 8 Manhattan Square Dr. Rochester, NY 14607. Ages/Grade: 6 - 18 yrs Fee: $162 (6 Weeks) Instructor: Ron Dyson Program #: 3940.117 Days: Friday Dates: January 20 - February 24 Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm Location: Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts Program #: 3941.117 Days: Friday Dates: March 3 - April 7 Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm Location: Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts Program #: 3942.117 Days: Friday Dates: April 14 - May 19 Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm Location: Buckland Park Tennis Courts Program #: 3945.117 Days: Saturday Dates: January 20 - February 25 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm Location: Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts Program #: 3946.117 Days: Saturday Dates: March 4 - April 8 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm Location: Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts Program #: 3947.117 Days: Saturday Dates: April 15 - May 20 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm Location: Buckland Park Tennis Courts

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Brighton Recreation & Parks Department: Together Building a Fun, Fit Community!

PEE WEE TENNIS

Fun drills are used to help develop hand eye coordination and to become familiar with the tennis court. Participants will also be taught how to hold and swing the racquet. Must have own Jr. tennis racquet. Manhattan Square Tennis Club is located at: 8 Manhattan Square Dr. Rochester, NY 14607. Ages/Grade: 3 - 6 yrs Fee: $102 (6 Weeks) Instructor: Ron Dyson Program #: 3920.117 Days: Friday Dates: January 20 - February 24 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts Program #: 3921.117 Days: Friday Dates: March 3 - April 7 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts Program #: 3922.117 Days: Friday Dates: April 14 - May 19 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm Location: Buckland Park Tennis Courts Program #: 3925.117 Days: Saturday Dates: January 21 - February 25 Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Location: Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts Program #: 3926.117 Days: Saturday Dates: March 4 - April 8 Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Location: Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts Program #: 3927.117 Days: Saturday Dates: April 15 - May 20 Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Location: Buckland Park Tennis Courts

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AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM

Ages: Days: Fee: Location: Instructor:

6 – 18 years Wednesdays $55 (7 Weeks) Pool at BHS – 1150 Winton Road South Aquatic Staff

LEVEL I

Aquatic Programs OPEN/LAP SWIM POOL TIMES

At BHS Pool Please see our website www.townofbrighton.org/rec for a complete listing of the pool times by month. Or you can call 784-5260 and the Recreation Office will mail you a schedule.

AFTER SCHOOL AQUA FIT

Burn extra calories in this fun, high energy class. Join us after school as we tread our way to fitness. This class is open to students, faculty and the public! Program #: 4677.117 Ages/Grade: 10 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: March 30 - April 27 No Program: 4/20 Time: 3:45 - 4:45 pm Fee: $42 (4 Weeks) Location: Brighton High School Pool Instructor: Katie Tytler

AQUA FIT

Morning aqua fitness is new and exciting! Join us for 60 min of intense water aerobics using weights, resistance, noodles and more. We will work in shallow and deep water. New for 2017 Aqua Fit is a Silver Flex approved class, contact your insurance company to see if you are Silver Flex approved and see Aqua Fit instructor for any questions or more details. Ages/Grade: 16 yrs and over Dates: Jan: 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 Feb: 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 28 Mar: 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 April: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 24, 26, 28 May: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 31 June: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am Fee: $6 - walk in fee payable at the pool Location: Brighton High School Pool, 1150 Winton Road South Instructor: Katie Tytler 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

In Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills, your child is introduced to basic skills as the foundation for future skills. Certain milestones are necessary for successful completion of Level 1, including, entering the water independently using ladder, steps or side. traveling at least 5 yards, bobbing 3 times then safely exiting the water, gliding on front supported at least 2 body lengths, rolling to a back float for 3 seconds with support, recovering to a vertical position with support. Program #: 4100.117 Dates: Mar 1 – Apr 12 Time: 6:30 – 7:00 pm Program #: 4101.117 Dates: Apr 26 – June 7 Time: 6:30 – 7:00 pm

LEVEL II

Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills builds on skills learned in Level 1. Some of the milestones that are necessary for successful completion of Level 2 include: stepping from the side into chest deep water, moving into a front float for 5 seconds, rolling to back, floating for 5 seconds then recovering to a vertical position, moving into a back float for 5 seconds, rolling to front then recovering to a vertical position, pushing off and swimming using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, rolling to back, floating for 15 seconds, rolling to the front then continue swimming for 5 body lengths. Program #: 4200.117 Dates: Mar 1 – Apr 12 Time: 7:00 - 7:30 pm Program #: 4201.117 Dates: Apr 26 – June 7 Time: 7:00 - 7:30 pm

LEVEL III

In Learn to Swim Level 3, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on previously learned skills. Some of the milestones in Level 3 Stroke Development include: jumping into deep water from the side, swimming the front crawl for 15 yards, maintaining position by treading or floating for 30 seconds, swimming the elementary backstroke for 15 yards. Program #: 4300.117 Dates: Mar 1 – Apr 12 Time: 7:00 - 7:30 pm Program #: 4301.117 Dates: Apr 26 – Jun 7 Time: 7:00 - 7:30 pm

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LEVEL IV

In Learn to Swim Level 4, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on previously learned skills. Some of the milestones in Level 4 stroke improvements include: swimming the front crawl for 25 yards, swimming the elementary backstroke for 25 yards, swimming the breaststroke for 15 yards, swimming the back crawl for 15 yards, open turns on the front and back. Program #: 4400.117 Dates: Mar 1 – Apr 12 Time: 6:30-7:00 pm Program #: 4401.117 Dates: Apr 26 – Jun 7 Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm

LEVEL V

In Learn to Swim Level 5, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills and to build on ones previously learned. The expectations are higher for participants now in regards to distance and quality. Some of the milestones in Level 5 Stroke Refinement include: performing a shallow angle dive into deep water, swimming the front crawl for 50 yards, swimming the elementary backstroke for 50 yards, swimming the breaststroke for 25 yards, swimming the back crawl for 25 yards. Program #: 4500.117 Dates: Mar 1 – Apr 12 Time: 7:30 - 8:00 pm Program #: 4501.117 Dates: Apr 26 – Jun 7 Time: 7:30 - 8:00 pm

BRIGHTON BARRACUDAS SWIM CLUB

Come swim with us! Focus on the fundamentals of swimming. Must have Level V certification to join! Location: Brighton High School Pool Instructor: Aqua Staff

BEGINNER

Program #: Ages/Grade: Days: Dates: No Program: Time: Fee:

4006.117 6 - 11 yrs Mon, Tue, Thu January 17 - March 30 2/20 - 2/24 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Effective March 1 program will be held from 6:00 - 7:00 pm $115 (10 Weeks)

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ADVANCED

Program #: Ages: Days: Dates: No Program: Time: Fee:

SPRING

Program #: Ages: Days: Dates: No Program: Time: Fee:

4007.117 11 - 18 yrs Mon, Tue, Thu January 17 - March 30 2/20 - 2/24 7:00 - 8:30 pm; Effective March 1 program will be held from 6:00 - 7:30 pm $200 (10 Weeks) 4777.117 6 - 18 yrs Mon, Tue May 15 - June 20 5/29 6:30 - 8:00 pm $75 - (5 Weeks)

H2O TOTS

This program is one instructor for 2 students. Participants will work with a member of the Aquatic staff to transition them from a parent child swim class to swimming without a parent. Program #: 4030.117 Ages/Grade: 3 - 5 yrs Days: Wednesday Dates: April 26 - June 7 Time: 6:00 - 6:30 pm Fee: $78 (7 Weeks) Location: Brighton High School Pool Instructor: Aqua Staff

LITTLE GUPPIES

This is a parent and child Aqua class. Your child will acquire a love for the water and learn to be more comfortable in the water with the support of the parent and a member of the Aquatic Staff. Children should come with suit, towel and swim diaper if needed. Program #: 4329.117 Ages/Grade: 6 months - 4 yrs Days: Thursday Dates: May 11 - June 15 Time: 7:00 - 7:30 pm Fee: $62 (6 Weeks) Location: Brighton High School Pool Instructor: Aqua Staff

TINY TOT SWIM

An adult must accompany children into the water. Tiny Tot Swim is designed to create an enjoyable, introductory swim experience for the youngster. Your child will learn at his/her own pace. Depending on the participant, he/ she may not necessarily learn how to swim, but should be more comfortable in the water by the end of the classes. Program #: 4503.117 Ages/Grade: 1 - 4 yrs Days: Wednesday Dates: March 1 - April 12 Time: 6:00 - 6:30 pm Fee: $50 (7 Weeks) Location: Brighton High School Pool Instructor: Aqua Staff 19 www.townofbrighton.org


Summer Playground Camp Preview **This is a preview. Program information may be revised at time of Summer Brochure Printing** REGISTRATION START DATES: Resident: Tuesday, April 18 – Camps * Only Non-Resident: Tuesday, May 16 – All programs

*PLAYGROUND CAMPS

Brighton Recreation offers a full lineup of Summer Camp offerings. This is just a preview of our popular Playground Camp Program. Details and fees may change at the time of the Summer Brochure Printing. Please check online at www.townofbrighton.org/rec for additional details as we get closer to summer! Participants must wear sneakers each day and bring a nut free lunch and a snack. Spaces for camps are filled on a first come first served basis. The weeks for all Preschool and Playground Camps including Brookside Early Bird are as follows: Days: Monday – Friday Dates: Jul 5 - Aug 11 (6 Weeks) Register for one week, or the whole summer! Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Fee: $60 / Week $49 / July 5 - 8

*COUNCIL ROCK

Entering K – 2nd in the Fall of 2017 Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

*FRENCH ROAD CAMP

Entering 1st – 5th in the Fall of 2017 Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

*TWELVE CORNERS

Entering 5th – 7th in the Fall of 2017 Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

*BROOKSIDE

Entering 1st – 5th in the Fall of 2017 Time: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

*BROOKSIDE EARLY BIRD Entering 1st – 5th in the Fall of 2017 Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

*PRESCHOOL CAMP Ages: Time: Fee: Location:

3 - 4 yrs (must be potty trained) 8:45 - 11:30 am $40 / Week $32 / July 5 - 8 BCSD Preschool Room

**Grade splits and fees for camps may be subject to change at the time of the Summer Brochure printing** Further information is available on the Town Website: www.townofbrighton.org/rec 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

Adult Sports & Fitness CARDIO CORE MIX

Includes targeted workouts: classic low impact floor aerobics, basic step for cardio, glutes and thighs, stability ball routines for overall strength and balance and feel good stretching intervals. Please bring 2 - 3 lb hand weights and an exercise mat. Stability Balls are provided. Ages/Grade: 21 yrs and over Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Sue Johnson Program #: 5056.117 Days: Monday Dates: January 23 - March 20 No Program: 2/20 Fee: $26 (8 Weeks) Program #: 5057.117 Days: Wednesday Dates: January 18 - March 22 No Program: 2/22 Fee: $29 (9 Weeks) Program #: 5156.117 Days: Monday Dates: April 3 - May 22 No Program: 4/17 Fee: $23 (7 Weeks) Program #: 5157.117 Days: Wednesday Dates: April 5 - May 24 No Program: 4/19 Fee: $26 (8 Weeks)

CORE STRENGTH & BALANCE

A non stop stability ball workout with controlled fluid movement to strengthen your core, glutes and legs. Hand Weights and Resistance Bands add to the upper body workout. Because you must maintain your balance your entire body is working throughout the hour. Bring hand weights between 3 - 5 lbs and an exercise mat. Ages/Grade: 21 yrs and over Days: Friday Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am Location: Brookside Recreation Center - Large Gymnasium Instructor: Sue Johnson Program #: 5060.117 Dates: January 20 March 24 No Program: 2/24 Fee: $29 (9 Weeks) Program #: 5160.117 Dates: April 7 - June 2 No Program: 4/21 Fee: $26 (8 Weeks) 20 www.townofbrighton.org


DISC GOLF PUTTING LEAGUE

This indoor league is for anyone with an interest in Disc Golf. If you are new to Disc Golf, this putting league is an excellent starting point. If you already play, this league will increase your putting skills with progressively more difficult putting challenges. We will use varying distances, and sometimes obstacles, to create progressively more difficult, and interesting putts. Bring two of your favorite putting discs. This will be a random draw doubles format, where we will draw for partners each week. If you need to purchase Disc Golf putting discs, contact the instructor, Tim Bayer, 585-678-1941 or visit www.demogrid.com. Program #: 3850.117 Ages/Grade: 12 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: January 26 - February 23 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Fee: $35 (5 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Tim Bayer

ZUMBA

Do you love to dance? Do you love the sounds of Latin and International beats? Would you love to burn 500+ calories in a single hour? Then you’ll love ZUMBA! Zumba Latin fitness dance class combines Latin dance such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Samba and aerobic moves to create a fun exercise experience. The Zumba motto is “Ditch the workout, join the party!” Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Tuesday Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Fee: $47 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Michelle Medina Program #: 4324.117 Dates: January 24 - March 7 No Program: 2/21 Program #: 4325.117 Dates: March 14 - April 25 No program: 4/18 Program #: 4326.117 Dates: May 2 - June 6

Coming to Class?

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Brighton Food Cupboard. Collection bins are located at Brighton Recreation, Brighton Town Hall and all BCSD buildings!

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Inclement Weather Policy:

All afterschool activities will be cancelled if Brighton Central Schools close early. If school lets out at regular time we will have classes as usual. Watch News10 NBC for weather closing announcements and check the Recreation Department Facebook Page.

ADULT SOFTBALL

Come and join the fun of this exciting recreational league! Call the Town of Brighton Recreation and Parks for a registration form. This is a team registration; we DO NOT place people on teams. Old teams must register by March 1, 2017. New teams may begin registration after March 6, 2017. All teams must register by March 31, 2017. Note: Only team managers need to enter a team. Ages/Grade: All Ages Time: 6:00 - 9:45 pm Fee: $500 (10 Weeks) Location: Brighton Town Park Softball Field Program #: 4223.117 Days: Tuesday Dates: May 9 - July 25 No Program: 5/30, 7/4 Program #: 4225.117 Days: Thursday Dates: May 11 - July 20 No Program: 7/6

ADULT TENNIS

The Beginner Class is for someone with very little tennis experience or no tennis experience at all. Students will learn the proper grips for certain shots: forehand, backhand, volleys, overheads and serves. Score keeping and match play will be introduced. The Intermediate Class is designed for the individual that has had limited or little tennis instruction in the past. Basic grips, technique, and shots are covered. Drilling as well as point play is used to help the learning process. Participants must have own racquet. Score keeping and match play will be introduced. We will utilize Buckland Park and Manhattan Square Tennis club located next to the Strong Museum. In case of bad weather, coaches will notify participants. Manhattan Square Tennis Club is located at: 8 Manhattan Square Dr. Rochester, NY 14607. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Fee: $182 (6 Weeks) Instructor: Ron Dyson

BEGINNER

Program #: Days: Dates: Location: Program #: Days: Dates: Location: Program #: Days: Dates: Location:

3960.117 Wednesday January 18 - February 22 Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts 3961.117 Wednesday March 1 - April 5 Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts 3962.117 Wednesday April 12 - May 17 Buckland Park Tennis Courts

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INTERMEDIATE

Program #: Days: Dates: Location: Program #: Days: Dates: Location: Program #: Days: Dates: Location:

3970.117 Friday January 20 - February 24 Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts 3972.117 Friday March 3 - April 7 Manhattan Square Tennis Club Tennis Courts 3974.117 Friday April 14 - May 26 Buckland Park Tennis Courts

BRIGHTON COMMUNITY FITNESS PROGRAM

Did you know the Brighton High School and Twelve Corners Middle School Fitness Centers are open to community members on Tuesday and Thursday evenings? Stop in anytime between 7:30 – 9:30 pm on Tuesdays at BHS and 7:45 – 9:30 pm on Thursdays at TCMS. Brighton High School students (with a school ID) may use the fitness centers at no cost. Brighton Central School District residents ages 18 and older pay $2 per visit. The complete Brighton Community Education catalog and Fitness Center schedule is available online at http://communityeducation.bcsd.org. Please contact the office with any questions at 585-242-5200 Ext. 5191 or ce@bcsd.org.

Adult Programs NEW YORK STATE BOATER SAFETY COURSE

New York State requires all individuals born on or after 5/1/96 to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat. This course requires a minimum of 8 hours of classroom instruction. Students must pass a final exam with a score of 76%. Students will receive a temporary boating safety certificate upon completion of the course. Students 18 years of age and older will be required to pay a $10 fee to NYS for issuance of a permanent boating safety certificate. Permanent boating safety certificates do not expire. A minimum of 6 participants needed for the program to run. Ages/Grade: 10 yrs and over Time: 5:00 - 9:00 pm Fee: $42 (1 Week) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Hank Holden Program #: 3333.117 Days: Monday & Wednesday Dates: March 27 & 29 Program #: 3334.117 Days: Tuesday & Thursday Dates: April 25 & 27 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

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BRIDGE: BEGINNING I

You have heard of bridge, but maybe have not realized that current studies show this game helps sharpen your mental skills whether you are 15 or 65. Everyone can play and it is called addictive because it provides a new puzzle with every hand. This class is designed for absolute beginners or for those who have not played in many years and want to start over. The classes will cover point count evaluation, opening bids and responses and basic play techniques. It’s going to be a fun experience, meeting new people and learning the best card game in the world! It is not necessary to bring a partner, we will be working together! Textbook fee $15 payable at the first class. (Instructor may extend class to additional weeks at the end of the session if there is interest in continuing.) Program #: 3888.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: January 19 - February 23 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Fee: $40 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Cindy Reid

BRIDGE: BEGINNING II

This class is for players who have had their basic class in bidding, and now are ready for overcalls, specialized doubles, and preempts. We will continue solidifying basic concepts while exploring additional techniques of bidding, play and defense. (Instructor may extend class to additional weeks at the end of the session if there is interest in continuing.) Program #: 3889.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Tuesday Dates: January 17 - February 21 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Fee: $40 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Cindy Reid

BASIC BRIDGE III

This is a course for people who have studied basic bridge concepts. There will be some review of these concepts but the focus will be on helping you to improve bidding and play of the hand. We will study and use the “stayman” convention, Jacoby transfer bidding, strong opening bids and slam bidding. The course will consist of lecture and playing hands. Program #: 5005.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: April 6 - May 18 No Program: 4/20 Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am Fee: $45 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Mark McDermott 22 www.townofbrighton.org


BRIDGE: MAJOR SUIT RAISES I

This course is for Beginning and Intermediate bridge players. It focuses on the difficult issue of how do you get to the right contract. It starts out with basics and moves to more precise ways to give your partner a better description of your hand. There will be a lot of hand play in this course with some lecture. This is an American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) course. Program #: 5011.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: April 6 - May 18 No Program: 4/20 Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm Fee: $45 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Mark McDermott

COLORING BEYOND THE LINES II

Coloring enthusiasts! Do you love to color but wish you could get more depth and dimension into your pictures? Come to “Coloring Beyond the Lines!” In this workshop you will learn how to layer, shade, end with easy to use colored pencils. Just bring a coloring page you would like to work on, a 24 pack of colored pencils, and your desire to “wow” your friends and family by coloring beyond the lines. See you there! Program #: 5551.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Friday Dates: January 27 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm Fee: $12 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Elaine Rittler

DOG TRAINING

Lollypop Farm Training Classes are now in Brighton! Preserving the bond between people and their pets is a primary goal of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester. Classes offer people and their pets a wonderful opportunity to improve their training skills and prevent future behavior problems. It’s also a lot of fun! A portion of the proceeds from these classes benefit pets in need at Lollypop Farm. Fee includes class handouts, training clicker, and certificate of completion. Training programs that are paid for at Lollypop Farm, must be taken at Lollypop location.

PUPPY HEAD START

Lollypop Farm puppy classes emphasize socialization and early prevention of behavior problems. Plus, your puppy will learn polite skills like sit, down, loose leash walking, and much more! We will also have puppy play time to help develop good social skills with other dogs. Our goal is to teach your puppy to enjoy new experiences in a safe and positive environment. This class is limited to young puppies, 8 - 16 weeks of age. When puppy is age appropriate they must have current Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordatella vaccinations, and have current dog license. Please bring puppies to the first class. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Thursday Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Fee: $100 (6 Weeks) 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

Location: Instructor: Program #: Dates: No Program: Program #: Dates: No Program:

Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Rebecca Lohnes, Behavior and Training Manager – Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester 2100.117 February 2 - March 16 2/23 2102.117 April 6 - May 18 4/20

BASIC MANNERS

Learn to effectively use positive reinforcement and teach your dog skills to help her become a polite pooch at home and on outings. Lollypop Farm will cover a variety of foundation behaviors essential to any well-mannered pup. We will also discuss effective ways to stop and prevent poor household manners. This class is for older puppies or adult dogs new to training or in need of a refresher (16 weeks and up). Please, NO DOGS at the first class; humans only. Must have current Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordatella vaccinations. Program #: 2101.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Thursdays Dates: February 2 – March 16 No Program: 2/23 Time: 7:15 – 8:15 pm Fee: $100 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gym Instructor: Rebecca Lohnes, Behavior and Training Manager – Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

INTERMEDIATE MANNERS

Take your dog’s training to the next level! Strengthen the skills your dog has learned with increased distractions and distance. Lollypop Farm will also discuss how to train more complicated behaviors. (Wouldn’t it be great to be able to send your dog to her bed from across the room?!) This class will be a fun challenge for you and your dog. For dogs who have previously attended Basic Manners or equivalent class (16 weeks and up). Must have current Rabies, Distemper/ Parvo, and Bordatella vaccinations. All dogs must be licensed. Program #: 2103.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: April 6 - May 18 No Program: 4/20 Time: 7:15 - 8:15 pm Fee: $100 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Rebecca Lohnes, Behavior and Training Manager – Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

No News Is Good News!

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EUCHRE INSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS

ESSENTIAL OILS MAKE & TAKE

Come learn about essential oils and aromatherapy! During these hands on classes, you will learn how to make and take home a room spray, rollerball, and/or bath salts! All recipes provided. Additional $9 materials fee required. Payable to instructor at workshop. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Wednesday Time: 6:45 - 8:00 pm Fee: $10 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Natalie Luntz Martin

REST AND RELAXATION

Program #: Dates:

5701.117 March 8

ENERGY AND FOCUS

Program #: Dates:

5702.117 April 5

GARDENING MATTERS

Perennial and water plant expert discusses a wide range of gardening subjects, pulling from more than 20 years of experience as a nursery woman, garden center manager, and personal gardener. Covering the full scope of gardening from how to purchase plants, to growing them, and long term maintenance of them. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Saturdays Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Fee: $52 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room Instructor: KC Fahy Harvick, Hawks’s Nest Nursery

An excellent opportunity to learn how to play for people with little or no euchre experience, taught in a relaxed atmosphere where the goal is to have fun! Players will learn the basics, naming trump, scoring, strategy, etc. Please bring a deck of cards to class. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Mondays Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Fee: $60 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Dick Seils Program #: 5040.117 Dates: March 6 - April 10 Program #: 5041.117 Dates: April 17 - May 22

TEEN / ADULT TAP

Have you always wanted to try tap, but never had the chance? Have you taken tap many years ago and want to pick it up again? This is the perfect class for you! Join us in a welcoming, fun dance atmosphere! No New Students after January Session. Please wear comfortable clothing. Shoes will be discussed at the first class. Ages/Grade: 14 yrs and over Days: Wednesday Time: 7:30 - 8:15 pm Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: American Dance Academy Program #: 2327.117 Dates: January 18 - March 29 No Program: 2/22 Fee: $90 (10 Weeks) Program #: 2328.117 Dates: April 5 - June 16 No Program: 4/19 Fee: $54 (6 Weeks)

AN INTRODUCTION

As a new gardener you will get off on the right foot, and enjoy your gardener hobby as a life long activity. Veteran gardeners may find the answers to why your gardens have never been as beautiful as you have wanted them to be. Program #: 5210.117 Dates: February 25

FIVE STEP GARDEN PREP

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Follow these five easy steps to prepare your garden for the season, and have more free time to actually enjoy your outdoor space. Use less water, less chemicals, and watch your garden flourish. Program #: 5211.117 Dates: March 11

SEE PAGE 16 FOR NUTRITION FOR YOUNG ATHLETES AND NUTRITION FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND COMPETITION PROGRAMS.

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“CAN DO” DANCING

Classes led by the talented and experienced dance instructors, Esther Brill and RJ Ruble. Experience clear, and simple lessons, that will empower you on the dance floor. This is a fun and energizing music and dance experience! Includes Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Two Step, Salsa, Blues, Circle Dancing. Unique program designed for Seniors to enjoy social interaction and gain physical autonomy by dancing, seated dancing and playing rhythm instruments. No partner needed. Program #: 5801.117 Ages/Grade: 30 yrs and over Days: Monday Dates: March 6 - 27 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Fee: $24 (4 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Senior Lounge Instructor: Esther Brill & RJ Ruble

PUNCH NEEDLE RUG HOOKING: BEGINNING

What is old is new again! In this case it’s punch needle rug hooking! New ways of looking at and using this art form. In the Beginning class, students will be making a 13”X11” seat cushion or wall hanging, and by so doing, will learn all the skills necessary for making larger rugs. Choose from several patterns offered or draw your own. No drawing experience necessary. The #14 Oxford Punch Needle will be used, along with a palette of beautiful and interesting acrylic yarns. This is different from Russian punch, latch hook, and “traditional” rug hooking. Materials fee of $15 required, payable to the instructor on the first class. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Monday & Wednesday Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am Fee: $45 (2 Days) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Senior Lounge Instructor: Kelly Scott Program #: Dates:

3999.117 January 23 & 25

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3996.117 March 13 & 15

WOMEN AND INVESTING

This 4 week course will help you build a foundation in financial concepts and basics of investing including; types of investments, specific strategies to plan for retirement and/or other financial goals, plus it covers how to protect yourself and loved ones as women are typically responsible for financial decisions later in life stages. Course materials will be provided. Topics: Foundations of Investing, Retirement by Design, Preparing for the Unexpected, Preparing Your Estate Plan. Last session taught by an Estate Attorney with time for Q&A at the end. Program #: 3905.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Wednesday Dates: January 25 - February 15 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Fee: Free, But Registration Required (4 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Courtney Laffler 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP

Be all the green that you can be and have a barrel of fun with the Town of Brighton Public Works Department and the Stormwater Coalition while you learn about collecting and using your rainwater. During this workshop participants will leave with a finished rain barrel to use at their home. All supplies and materials provided. Families are welcome, but must list all participants on their registration form. One rain barrel per household please. For Brighton Residents only! Workshop held at Brighton Highway Department, 1941 Elmwood Avenue. Program #: 2009.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Saturday Dates: April 8 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $25 (1 Day) Location: Brighton Highway Department Instructor: Mike Guyon & Steve Zimmer, Town of Brighton Staff

BRICKYARD TRAIL PRESENTATION

The Town of Brighton completed the construction of the Brickyard Trail on June 29, 2016, it has quickly become one of the most utilized trails within the Town. The site was once used to mine clay used to forge the mighty Brighton Brick. The trail is situated within a diverse ecosystem which includes one of the largest urban wetland areas in the Rochester region. The trail serves as a connection between Town Hall and Buckland Park and includes information signage describing the rich brick history of the Town of Brighton. Join us for a presentation on the planning, design and construction of the Brickyard Trail. We will also discuss the background of the project, design challenges, public outreach, the construction process and the present use of the Brickyard Trail. Program #: 2025.117 Ages/Grade: 16 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: April 27 Time: 6:30 - 7:45 pm Fee: Free, But Registration Required (1 Day) Location: Brighton Town Hall Downstairs Meeting Room Instructor: Mike Guyon

MONROE AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS

The Town of Brighton received a $1.6 M grant to install green infrastructure along Monroe Avenue. This green infrastructure along the Avenue reduces and treats urban runoff through infiltration and plant uptake. Join us as we present an overview of the drainage improvements along Monroe Ave. We will discuss the project design process, restoration of Buckland Creek, and green infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, porous concrete and pervious asphalt. Includes a site visit to Monroe Avenue. Program #: 2026.117 Ages/Grade: 16 yrs and over Days: Saturday Dates: May 20 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Fee: Free, But Registration Required (1 Day) Location: Twelve Corners Middle School Cafeteria Instructor: Mike Guyon

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Historic Programs AN ARMCHAIR TOUR OF BRIGHTON CEMETERY

One of Brighton’s best kept “secrets!” Tucked into a corner of the Old Brighton Village at the corner of East Avenue and Winton Road, the Brighton Cemetery is a surprise to many who have driven past it all their lives! No need to bundle up, keep a look out for woodchuck holes, or trip over half-buried headstones while traipsing through the old cemetery. In the comfort of the Buckland House, Mary Jo will take us on a virtual tour. You’ll meet, among others, Amos B. Buckland (Buckland House on Westfall Road), Orringh Stone (Stone Tolan House), and Arch Merrill (A River Ramble and other books on local history). You’ll also see the proposed archeological dig site of old Erie Canal locks and marvel at this jewel’s natural beauty. It may even inspire you to go there in person! Hot tea and cookies will be served. Program #: 2400.117 Ages/Grade: 16 yrs and over Days: Sunday Dates: February 26 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Fee: Free, but registration required Location: Buckland Farmhouse, 1341 Westfall Rd. Instructor: MaryJo Lanphear, Brighton Town Historian

FOOD: FROM THE STONE TOLAN HOUSE TO THE BUCKLAND FARM

What would you eat for dinner if you lived then? Imagine a cold, dreary, winter day in March 1820. In the kitchen of the Stone Tolan House, the day’s meal is being prepared from a sparse selection of food that was beginning to spoil. In 1915, orphans from Hillside who lived at the Buckland House grew food and tended the orchards for the orphanage. During WWII, Brightonians planted Victory Gardens and baked flourless cakes. Today with 24-hour grocery stores and fast food restaurants, it’s hard to imagine what a measly supper of molding potatoes would be like! Mary Jo will serve up the history of what Brightonians - including earliest settlers and Monroe County prisoners - had for dinner! Participants will receive a small booklet of recipes including Funeral Pie, winter salad and chocolate flourless cake. You are encouraged to bring a copy of very old family recipes from your home archive. Program #: 2401.117 Ages/Grade: 16 yrs and over Days: Sunday Dates: March 26 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Fee: Free, but registration required Location: Buckland Farmhouse, 1341 Westfall Rd. Instructor: MaryJo Lanphear, Brighton Town Historian

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WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY

Your first person family history, by you, for your family Join Mary Jo and Peggy who will guide you through this inspiring opportunity to write history...your life story in your own words. “History Happens Now” means that we are living tomorrow’s history. From early experiences that shaped your life, through childhood and adulthood to the present, you will recall and record precious moments, challenges, and achievements - large and small - for your children and grandchildren to enjoy. Includes first person accounts of early Brighton Residents from MaryJo and Peggy will get you started on your writing with the use of a template. On the spot help will be given to point you to local historical resources to help you carry on your personal research. Program #: 2402.117 Ages/Grade: Adults Days: Sunday Dates: April 23 - 30 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Fee: Free, but registration required (2 Days) Location: Buckland Farmhouse, 1341 Westfall Rd. Instructor: MaryJo Lanphear, Brighton Town Historian

A WALK IN THE WOODS

Edmunds Woods, A Natural Treasure If you don’t know a trillium from a tree frog, then this walk is for you! Or if you are familiar with many species of trees and plants, you will be delighted that they are easily available for your study and enjoyment. Edmunds’ Woods is a natural treasure that hosts a wide variety of plants and animals. Mary Jo will give an overview of the Edmunds family, farmers who occupied the property from 1824 to 1962. A forester/naturalist will lead a guided tour of the woods, the fields along the canal, and the meadow next to the pond. Wear comfortable shoes for this easy walk. Spring flowers, including the trillium, will hopefully be in bloom, so bring your camera! Program #: 2403.117 Ages/Grade: Adults Days: Sunday Dates: May 21 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Fee: Free, but registration required Location: Brighton Town Park 777 Westfall Rd Instructor: MaryJo Lanphear, Brighton Town Historian

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…THREE BRIGHTON DEPARTMENTS

Behind the Scenes Series In three, separate sessions, Brighton Town Historian Mary Jo Lanphear will introduce a brief history of each of three Town Departments that contribute to Brighton as a great place to live, work, go to school, and have fun! The department heads will then give us a tour of their facility and an insider’s view of his or her responsibilities. At the time we went to press, the course details were not nailed down, so stay tuned to our Brighton Recreation Facebook page for complete program details, www.facebook/BrightonRecreation.

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Senior Adult Programs SENIOR CENTER INFORMATION

Brighton Seniors Brookside Community Center 220 Idlewood Road (Use entrance off S. Winton Rd.) (585) 784-5266

SENIOR ACTIVITY GROUPS

Brighton Recreation sponsors a social club on Tuesdays for people age 60 and over. People are welcome to drop in anytime. Activities include our Lunch Bunch, musical programs, speakers, fitness programs, card playing, trips, holiday celebrations, and special events. TUESDAYS: Weekly morning program at 10:15 am, Lunch at 11:30 am, Entertainment Program at 12:15 pm. Please see monthly calendar booklet for specific details and updates!

TUESDAY LUNCH BUNCH GET TOGETHER

Please join us for our social Lunch Bunch group! You may choose to bring your own lunch or signup for a delicious $6 lunch catered by The Full Belly Deli at 11:30 am. Lunch includes an entrée, two sides, dessert and milk. Sign-up by noon on Monday is required (unless specifically noted). Lunch payments are needed by 11:20 am dayof or sooner. If cancellation is made after the Monday deadline, payment is still owed. Refunds are only issued if cancelled meal is purchased by someone else. Musical entertainment or interesting speakers follow the luncheon at 12:15 pm. We would be glad to send you a monthly menu/program schedule if you call the above number or e-mail emily.kelsey@townofbrighton.org!

TUESDAY TRAVELERS AND TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Bus transportation to the Senior Center for Tuesday activities can be arranged for Brighton residents by calling the Senior Office at 784-5266. The cost is $4.00 round trip. The bus may be used occasionally or on a regular basis.

BRIGHTON MAD HATTERS

This is a fun loving social group that gets together for outings once a month. They go out for lunch, attend plays, take boat rides, volunteer, etc... They enjoy dressing in brightly colored clothing for their get-togethers. There is a $5.00 yearly membership fee. Call 784-5266 for details.

SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Call Emily Kelsey at 784-5266 for reservations for any of the following events or programs.

TOWN SUPERVISOR BILL MOEHLE VISITS

Our Brighton Town Supervisor will prepare his famous chili recipe for our Tuesday Lunch Bunch’s Super Bowl Party on January 31. He will visit with the group after lunch and share some Town Updates. Cost is $3 for chili, a side, and dessert, and must be ordered by January 27. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

BusTrips SCHEDULE

We will be holding the 2016 Out of Town Trip Announcement Party in February. If you would like to be notified of this event please e-mail emily.kelsey@townofbrighton.org or call 7845266. The event will have the exciting details of our upcoming trips, refreshments, and priority registration available to those in attendance! Adults of any age are welcome to attend. Brighton residency is not required. All trips depart from behind Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue. Stay tuned for further details.

EVENING OUT: CABARET

Date: Sunday, May 7 Time: 3:15 - 9:15 pm Includes: Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece comes to Rochester! Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, Join us for dinner and a show. Avoid the traffic and parking hassles by hopping on the senior bus that will drop you off right at the restaurant and theatre. The bus will leave from the Town Hall (2300 Elmwood Ave) at 3:15 pm and returns around 9:15 pm. Total trip cost (TBD) will include your dinner, show ticket, bus fare, and gratuities. Find further details in the Brighton Seniors February Newsletter. Reservations may be made starting February 7 and are due by April 4.

Celebrations SAVE THESE DATES:

Details will be shared in the monthly Seniors calendar.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION January 24

EUCHRE TOURNAMENT

HISTORIC BRIGHTON CEMETERY TOUR April 27

March 10

SPRING SWING DANCE

ST. PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON

LILACS & LUNCH

March 14

May 19 May 18

FINGER LAKES CASINO TRIP Early April

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Senior Adult Fitness FITNESS FOR SENIORS

This is a lively aerobics fitness class done to music! The goal is to improve cardiovascular health, stamina and mobility. Students will leave this class feeling energized for the day. Ages/Grade: 30 yrs and over Days: Tuesday Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Sue Johnson Program #: Dates: No Program: Fee:

5024.117 January 17 March 21 2/21 $29 (9 Weeks)

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5124.117 April 4 - May 30 4/18 $26 (8 Weeks)

Gentle Chair Exercise Participants

Please check out our two new offerings: “Matter of Balance” and “Living Healthy.”

GET STRONG WITH WEIGHTS

Learn the correct and safe method of using hand weights while moving to a musical beat. A variety of equipment will also be utilized to work the twelve major muscle groups of the body. This class will consist of warm up exercises, stretching and strengthening exercises using dumbbell weights. Bring a pair of 2 or 3 pound weights to class with you. Ages/Grade: 30 yrs and over Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Sue Johnson Program #: Days: Dates: No Program: Fee:

5026.117 Wednesday January 18 - March 22 2/22 $29 (9 Weeks)

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5027.117 Thursday (NEW!) January 19 - March 23 2/23 $29 (9 Weeks)

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5126.117 Wednesday April 5 - May 31 4/19 $26 (8 Weeks)

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5127.117 Thursday April 6 - June 1 4/20 $26 (8 Weeks)

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LIVING HEALTHY

This program is for people living with (or hoping to prevent) one or more chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, pain, or anxiety. You’ll find support, learn practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. Program #: 5147.117 Ages/Grade: 30 yrs and over Days: Monday Dates: April 3 - May 8 Time: 11:45 am - 2:15 pm Fee: $27 (6 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Senior Lounge Instructor: Lifespan’s Certified Health & Wellness Rep.

MATTER OF BALANCE

This eight-week program is proven to help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults. The program is for people who are: concerned about falls, have sustained a fall in the past, restrict activities because of concerns about falling, looking to improve flexibility, balance and strength. Program #: 5047.117 Ages/Grade: 30 yrs and over Days: Monday Dates: January 23 - March 20 No Program: 2/20 Time: 11:45 am - 1:45 pm Fee: $36 (8 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Senior Lounge Instructor: Lifespan’s Certified Health & Wellness Rep.

PICKLEBALL FOR BEGINNERS

The exciting and fun game of pickleball is sweeping the nation! It is mostly played as doubles and is a great way to socialize while reaping the many benefits of exercise. Although it appears similar to tennis, it is played on a much smaller court with a slower moving plastic ball. Those key differences make pickleball easier to play than tennis. This four class program is designed for true beginners or people who have played only once or twice. Paddles and balls will be provided. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Tuesday Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm Fee: $28 (4 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Larry Shearer Program #: 5857.117 Dates: February 7 - 28 Program #: 5957.117 Dates: March 14 - April 4

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PICKLED POWER INTERMEDIATE PICKLEBALL

This class is designed to help the players in all aspects of the fun game of Pickleball. Participants will learn: 1. Art of dinking 2. Strategies 3. Improve reaction time 4. Understand positive poaching 5 . Flick and how to use this skill 6. Lobbing. Take your game to the next level. Help to build our community of fun Pickleball players! Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Thursday Time: 6:15 - 7:45 pm Fee: $40 (3 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Bob Stokes Program #: 5566.117 Dates: March 16 - 30 Program #: 5576.117 Dates: April 13 - 27

PICKLED POWER STRUCTURE OF PICKLEBALL: LOBBING WORKSHOP

Hone your skills to keep yourself in the game, and your opponents on their toes! Program #: 5554.117 Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Day: Saturday Date: March 4 Time: 10 - 11:30 am Fee: $15 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Bob Stokes

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE

Tai Chi is a Chinese system of gentle exercise that is being integrated into health care. Research supports the positive effects of regular practice on balance, flexibility, pain management and overall well being. Everyone from beginners to advanced students are invited to learn a short set of movements which we will practice with relaxation breathing to improve awareness and coordination. Tai Chi can be done by people of any age and physical ability. There will be the option of being seated during instruction. Program #: 5077.117 Ages/Grade: 30 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: March 9 - April 20 Time: 1:00 - 1:45 pm Fee: $38 (7 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Small Gymnasium Instructor: Master Kathy Gill, Ph.D

WATER EXERCISE CLASS

Range of motion, endurance and strengthening exercises are the focus of this program. You do not need to be able to swim in order to participate. The pool depth is 3 ½ feet and is kept at about 85 degrees. There are locker rooms and lockers for your use. It is recommended that you wear water shoes while on the pool deck.

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18 yrs and over $60 (10 Weeks) St. John’s Meadows Pool 5018.117 Tuesday January 17 - March 21 6:30 - 7:30 pm Kathryn Jensen 5019.117 Wednesday January 18 - March 22 9:00 - 10:00 am Melissa Culver 5020.117 Wednesday January 18 - March 22 10:15 - 11:15 am Melissa Culver 5021.117 Friday January 20 - March 24 9:00 - 10:00 am Melissa Culver 5022.117 Friday January 20 - March 24 10:15 - 11:15 am Melissa Culver 5023.117 Saturday January 21 - March 25 9:30 - 10:30 am Melissa Culver 5118.117 Tuesday April 4 - June 6 6:30 - 7:30 pm Kathryn Jensen 5119.117 Wednesday April 5 - June 7 9:00 - 10:00 am Melissa Culver 5120.117 Wednesday April 5 - June 7 10:15 - 11:15 am Melissa Culver 5121.117 Friday April 7 - June 9 9:00 - 10:00 am Melissa Culver 5122.117 Friday April 7 - June 9 10:15 - 11:15 am Melissa Culver 5123.117 Saturday April 8 - June 10 9:30 - 10:30 am Melissa Culver

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Senior Adult Classes Basic Bridge III

Please see page 22 for full program details!

Bridge: Major Suit Raises I

YOGA FOR BUILDING STRONG BONES

This class will emphasize strengthening bones without stressing the joints. Yoga poses take the student through a range of motion that also helps to improve muscle strength, balance and coordination. Yoga movements can be done in a chair or on a mat. Please bring a mat if you choose to use one. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. Program #: 5078.117 Ages/Grade: 30 yrs and over Days: Thursday Dates: January 19 - May 4 No Program: 2/23, 4/20 Time: 11:50 am - 12:50 pm Fee: $96 (16 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Therese Bason

ZUMBA GOLD: DITCH THE WORKOUT, JOIN THE PARTY!

ZumbaÂŽ Gold fitness is specifically designed to take the exciting Latin dance rhythms and bring them to the active older adult and the beginner! Join us, and dance your way to fitness! Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Fee: $43 (10 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Large Gymnasium Instructor: Antonia Scott Program #: 5106.117 Days: Wednesday Dates: March 22 - May 31 No Program: 4/19 Time: 1:30 - 2:15 pm Program #: 5107.117 Days: Friday Dates: March 24 - June 2 No Program: 4/21 Time: 11:00 - 11:45 am

Brighton Seniors Inclement Weather Policy:

All Brighton Senior programs and classes are cancelled when Brighton Schools are closed. Watch Local News Channels 10 or 13 for weather closing announcements and check the Recreation Department Website or Facebook Page. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

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COLORED PENCILS CONTINUED

Continue exploring the wonderful world of colored pencil. This class is designed for those who took the beginner colored pencil class or who are somewhat familiar with the use of colored pencil as an art medium. In this 3 class session, you will be continuing to refine your skills and learn more advanced techniques to render a more in depth project, using the outline provided. Please bring a 24 pack of Crayola colored pencils to class. All other materials are provided. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Friday Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm Fee: $33 (3 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Elaine Rittler Program #: 5111.117 Dates: March 10 - 24 Program #: 5113.117 Dates: May 5 - 19

KNITTING CLASS

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Regardless of your skill level you can join us for relaxation, fun and an opportunity to expand your knitting knowledge. Beginners will need a light colored ball of non fuzzy 4 ply yarn and a pair of medium sized needles size 6, 7 or 8. If you already know the basics bring materials needed for your current or next project. Individualized instruction will be provided. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Monday Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Fee: $50 (11 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Betsy Liano Program #: 5007.117 Dates: January 16 - March 27 No Program: 2/20 Program #: 5008.117 Dates: April 3 - May 29 No Program: 4/17 30 www.townofbrighton.org


PAINTING CONCEPTS

In this class you will learn to develop your own painting style. Working in the media of your choice, the instructor will provide individual attention and demonstration. Students work at their own levels. Occasionally optional projects will be provided for the class. Instructor demonstrations are done in watercolor media. Bring materials (paint, brushes, canvas/paper) needed to paint in the media of your choice. Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Tuesday Time: 12:45 - 2:45 pm Fee: $42 (11 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Room Instructor: Betsy Liano Program #: 5014.117 Dates: January 17 - March 28 No Program: 2/21 Program #: 5114.117 Dates: April 4 - May 30 No Program: 4/18

SUPER NOGGIN!

Super Noggin teaches health practices for brain fitness and Alzheimer’s Prevention strategies. Each workshop, new brain health information is shared with assignments to activate and stimulate both body and brain. Ages/Grade: 50 yrs and over Days: Friday Fee: $16 (1 Day) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Emily Krohn

BETTER SLEEP

Insomnia affects nearly a third of Americans periodically and for some it is a chronic problem. Did you know that your memory is affected by the quality of your sleep? This class reviews the latest information on what contributes to a good night’s sleep and explains several mental exercises recommended by sleep experts to help fall asleep or get back to sleep. Improve your memory and your sleep. Program #: 5364.117 Dates: February 24 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

STRESS REDUCTION

Excessive or chronic stress can interfere with your memory. This fun and enlightening class gives a brief overview of the effects of stress on brain fitness and presents simple mental and physical techniques for relaxation that can be done anywhere.....anytime! You’ll learn techniques that will de stress you, invigorate your brain, and even get you laughing! Program #: 5365.117 Dates: April 28 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Brighton Recreation & Parks Department:

Together Building a Fun, Fit Community! 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

WATERCOLOR PENCIL ART

The best of both worlds colored pencil and watercolor! Working with this type of colored pencils will allow you to combine both drawing and painting using these colored pencils to create beautiful art. Be amazed to see all the wonderful techniques of this unique medium. Please bring a 24 pack of crayola watercolor pencils and 2 small brushes suitable for 8” x 10” project size. Give it a try, so fun! Ages/Grade: 18 yrs and over Days: Friday Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm Fee: $33 (3 Weeks) Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room Instructor: Elaine Rittler Program #: 5552.117 Dates: February 10 - 24 Program #: 5553.117 Dates: April 7 - 21

Specific Interest Programs PICKLEBALL

Indoor Pickleball continues until May 26, and is played in the Large and Small Gyms at the following times: Mondays: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Advanced Players 1:00 – 3:00 pm Beginner & Intermediate Fridays: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Open Play 6:30 – 8:30 pm Open Play This is a drop-in event and people take turns playing. The fee is $2.00 per session paid each time in the Main Office prior to play. Paddles and balls are available for players to borrow. Call 7845266 for information. NO DAYTIME pickleball 2/20-2/24 and 4/14-4/21 due to school recesses. Also, NO pickleball on 1/2, 1/16, 4/7, 5/19, and 5/29. Additional closures will be announced.

SCRABBLE

We have a small Scrabble group that meets on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. We are always welcoming new players.

EUCHRE GROUP

This group meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room. It is an informal group and a working knowledge of Euchre is required. Players are welcome to drop in to play.

PINOCHLE GROUP

This group meets on Fridays in the Multipurpose Room at 1:00 pm. Both single deck and double deck pinochle are played.

MAH JONGG GROUP

This drop in group meets on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. No instruction is offered.

BRIDGE GROUP FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS

This program is for experienced bridge players and is not geared toward beginners. No instruction is offered, but it is a good way to practice your playing skills. A partner is required to play. Some tables rotate and other tables choose to “stay put.” There is no fee. This group meets on Mondays from 1:00 - 3:30 pm. 31 www.townofbrighton.org


WOMEN’S SHORT STORY CIRCLE

The short stories for summer reading and discussion have not yet been selected. If interested in participating, please call for information. Ages: Adult women of any age Dates: 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room Contact: Liz Seely, 473-1463, or Sally Whitbeck, 461-3150

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD

If you love to sew, come join this informative group. Meet new friends or bring old friends with you. Ages: Adults of any age Dates: 1st Tuesday of each month Time: 7:00 pm Location: Brookside Recreation Center Senior Lounge Contact: 244-8908

NEEDLEWORKS

Bring any unfinished needlepoint project or a brand new project. Plan to work on your project in a very supportive environment. Get advice and inspiration from other group members, as there is no formal instruction. Stop in anytime to meet the group and see the projects in progress. Beginners are welcome. For more information you may call 442-4975. Ages: Adults of any age Dates: Every Wednesday Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am Location: Brookside Recreation Center Senior Lounge

NEEDLEPOINT GUILD

The local chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild invites anyone interested in needlepoint to join our group. Learn about needlepoint through lectures, projects, guest teachers and chapter members. All skill levels are welcome. For more information call 442-4975. Ages: Adults of any age Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month Time: 7:00 pm Location: Brookside Recreation Center Multipurpose Room

PAINTED CANVAS

This is a small group of needle pointers who share a liking for stitching painted canvases. Please join us if you are interested in exploring new ways to bring your painted canvas to life with different stitches, new threads and other embellishments. Call 442-4975 for information about the group. Ages: Adults of any age Date: 4th Wednesday of each month Time: 7:00 pm Location: Brookside Recreation Center Senior Lounge

Health & Wellness Programs AARP VOLUNTEER TAX PREPARATION PROGRAM

Basic tax returns can be completed at no charge by AARP Tax Volunteers. Call 784-5260 starting January 4th to make an appointment. Appointments will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Since it is a volunteer-run program, the number of appointments will be limited to the number of volunteers available. There is no guarantee of getting an appointment even if you have previously had your taxes done through this service. *Due to software updates, it is critical to bring a copy of last year’s tax return with you.* Days: Tuesdays Dates: February 14 - April 11 Location: Landing of Brighton 1350 Westfall Road

BALANCE CLASS

Certified Physical Therapists of Clover Physical Therapy will be teaching a free balance class on the last Tuesday of each month starting at 10:15 am in the Brookside Senior Lounge. Ron or Sherry will demonstrate techniques that will improve coordination and help to prevent falls. Free, but please leave your name to reserve your spot in a voicemail message to 784-5266.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

This service is sponsored by the Brighton Fire District. On the scheduled dates, a trained person will be here to check your blood pressure. Dates: Fourth Tuesday of the month Time: 9:30 – 10:00 am Fee: No Charge Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

Especially for seniors whose spouse has died, this group provides an opportunity for discussion and refreshments. No Fee. Meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Sponsored by Lifetime Care. The meeting location takes place at the Wellness Center for Loss and Transition, 3111 S. Winton Road, 214-1000. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

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Services for Seniors AARP SMART DRIVING COURSE

AARP sponsors this class to refresh your skills, update you on rules of the road and keep you driving happily and safely. This course, designed for people age 50 and older, may help you qualify for lower auto insurance rates. You do not have to be an AARP member to register. Classes fill up early. To register, you may now do so online at http://www.townofbrighton.org/rec by clicking the blue Register button, or call 784-5260 for assistance. Ages: Adults Days: Monday & Wednesday Dates: January 9 & 11 February 6 & 8 March 6 & 8 April 3 & 5 May 1 & 3 June 5 & 7 Time: 8:45 am – 11:45 am both days Fee: $20 for AARP Members, $25.00 for Non-Members (Please bring a blank check to the class) Location: Brookside Multipurpose Room, 220 Idlewood Road (or use rear Columbus Way entrance off S. Winton Rd.)

CASEWORKER SERVICE

Eldersource Care Manager, Betsy Brightman, can provide information and assistance with various programs and benefits. Talk with the care manager about issues that concern you, on a first come, first served basis at the Senior Center. For those not able to come to the Senior Center, in-home visits are possible. Call 325-2800 for information about making an appointment with a care manager. Ages: Older Adults Dates: First Tuesday of the month (Subject to change so call ahead at 784-5266) Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room

Brighton Seniors Inclement Weather Policy: All Brighton Senior programs and classes are cancelled when Brighton Schools are closed. Watch Local News Channels 10 or 13 for weather closing announcements and check the Recreation Department Website or Facebook Page. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

PARTNERS IN READING FOR SENIORS

The Brighton Memorial Library matches homebound seniors with library volunteers who pick up and deliver library materials. The volunteers are also willing to read to seniors who might be in need of that service. Call 7845300 and ask for the P.I.R.S. program for information.

BRI-PEN RIDES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Drivers, Dispatchers and Transportation Coordinators Needed for Pilot BRI-PEN Rides Senior Volunteer Transportation Program The Lifespan-sponsored group, Bri-Pen Senior Rides, has reviewed the surveys and determined there is a definite need for a volunteer ride service for senior citizens in the Brighton-Penfield area. They need a minimum of 20 drivers, as well as dispatchers and transportation coordinators, in order to launch the program. Can you help? Please consider donating your time to ensure transportation for a senior in need. Dispatchers and Coordinators do not need to drive. These jobs can be done from home or a designated office. You can volunteer as much or as little as you want. Even a couple of hours a month would be a welcome contribution. Drivers will be thoroughly trained through Lifespan’s Give a Lift program and will receive supplemental insurance. For more information about volunteering please call 340-8655. Thinking of Volunteering for BRI-PEN Rides? Come to our Open House on Tuesday January 24th at 2:00 PM at Brookside Recreation Center Conference Room. Meet the committee who is trying to organize this important endeavor. Learn about the other successful programs in the area and how you can help us get this one off the ground.

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Brighton Memorial Library

2300 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14618 • 784-5300 Visit www.brightonlibrary.org, or call BML, for additional programs, details and updates. All programs are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of BML.

CHILDREN & FAMILIES Storytimes for All Ages Check for days and time.

Winter Break PIXAR Fanilly Movies

12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31 @ 2 pm.

Library Learning Lab for Homeschoolers

1/6, 2/3, 2/2, 4/7, 5/5 @ 10:30 am. Presented by teacher Jennifer Cesare and made possible by a grant from the Farash Foundation. For preK-12 and their caregivers. Check for details.

Blackstorytelling League of Rochester

1/16 @ 10:30 am. Hear stories of history, heritage, and culture on Martin Luther King Day. All ages.

Silver Screen Saturdays Snacks are welcome.

1/16, 2/20, 3/12, 4/2, 5/21, 6/4 @ 10:30 am.

Lego Club 1/12, 2/2, 3/9, 4/13 @ 4:15 pm.

Ages 6-12. Register (784-5300).

Toddler Dance Party

Tuesdays @ 10 am: 2/1, 3/1, 4/5. Ages 18 months - 3 years with caregivers.

Read to Therapy Shih-Tzu Annie

Registration required. Check for dates.

It’s Magic, Of Course! with Ted Burzynski

2/20 @ 10:30 am Ages 3 and up.

Watch for more Feb. and Spring Break programs

TEENS & TWEENS Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest

12/1-2/15. For Brighton students in grades 6-12. Cash prizes are awarded in prose, non-fiction, poetry. Get complete rules in library or online.

Emoji Ornaments 12/13 @ 7 pm.

Snacks, movie, and crafting. Register (784-5300).

ADULTS

Books Sandwiched In Thursdays @ 12 pm. 1/7 2/4 3/3 4/7 5/5 6/2

The Martian by Andy Weir The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Dead Wake by Erik Larson The Wright Brothers by David McCu1lough

Opera Guild Series 2/27, 3/6, 3/23, 3/20, 3/27@ 7 pm. Watch for details to be announced.

Read the Book & Join our Discussions! Titles TBA. Tuesdays, 1:30-3 pm - 12/20, 1/2/17, 3/16, 4/19, 5/17. Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm - 12/21, 2/21, 3/21, 4/20, 5/18.

Qi Gong with Raphaela McCormack

1/12, 1/19, 1/26 @ 6 pm. Register (784-5300).

Color Brighton Green Film & Speaker Series 1/25, 2/22, 3/22 @ 6 pm. Watch for details.

Sunday Serenades 2/19, 3/12, 4/9, 5/7 @ 2 pm. Performers to be announced.

Friends of BML Big Book Sale 2/25-2/29. Books, movies, & more! Most items are 50 cents-$1. 2/25 for Friends (join/renew @ the door) 10 am-8:30pm 2/26 open to all 10 am-5:30 pm 2/27 10 am-3:30 pm 2/28 1 pm-3:30 pm (half price day) 2/29 10 am-1 pm ($3 bag day; no limit) Tuesday Travelogue: Four Glorious Gardens

Slides & commentary by Joyce Roeder, 3/14 @ 12 pm. Check for more travelogues to be announced.

Tech Tutor Personalized Sessions Get one-on-one help with basic Internet questions or using OverDrive on your mobile device. Register (794-5300).

Technology Classes Watch for schedule. Knit Clique: Knitting/Crocheting Drop-In

Anime Club 12/20, 113, 1/31, 2/28, 2/14, 3/28,

12-2 pm on Wednesdays; bring your projects and meet others. Snacks are welcome.

Practice ACT & SAT Exams presented by Chariot Learning Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm.

PIRS Partners in Reading for Seniors (PIRS) creates a partnership to bring library materials to homebound Brighton seniors. Call 784-5300 or stop in for details.

Teen Book Fest Giveaways 4/3-5/20.

“Contact Us” on our web site, or sign up in the library.

4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23@ 3:30pm. For grades 6-12.

Grades 9-12. Watch for dates. Register (784-5300). Check teenbookfestival.org for festival details.

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Get monthly programs via email!

Watch for more programs to be announced!

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Town Board Meetings Public Forum 7:00 pm - Meeting 7:30 pm

Brighton Town Board Meetings are Cablecast LIVE on Cable Channel 12

MEETING SCHEDULE

2017

February 22 March 8 March 22 April 12 April 26 May 10 May 24

December 14 December TBD January3

*Noon Organizational Meeting

January 11 January 25 February 8

The Town Council encourages citizen attendance at these meetings, held at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue. Community Forum meetings are also planned for West Brighton and East Brighton locations. Watch this newsletter, local newspapers and Cable 12 for more information.

Mentoring Club

In the Fall of 2005, Brighton Youth Together joined forces with the Brighton Central School District Mentoring Club. Twelve Corners Middle School and Brighton High School students meet weekly at the TCMS Cafeteria from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. This high-energy group is working on building the 40 Developmental Assets for youth and community service projects while building relationships with their fellow students. Everyone is welcome! This club is designed for teens just like YOU! The Mentoring Club will help you to: • Build relationships within our community • Be a community Teen Leader • Share your ideas with other Teen Leaders • Help create and implement new programs • Have FUN while supporting the 40 Developmental Assets for Youth

What A Great Way To Build Assets For Yourself & The Community! For more information and meeting schedule contact: Rebecca Cotter at 784-5260 or rebecca.cotter@townofbrighton.org A special thanks to the N.Y.S. Division for Youth and Rochester/Monroe County Youth Bureau for their continued financial support.

Parks, Recreation & Community Services Advisory Board Members Denis Conley Larry Davis Coleridge Gil Beth Keigher Mark Kokanovich Jackie Marchand Joshua Marvald Mike Tullio Elaine Vitone Ray Warrick Michael Zobel

We Love Feedback!! Comments on programs are welcome, as we are always looking for new ideas. Please email us your feedback at brighton.recreation@townofbrighton.org or call us directly at 784-5260.

Come discover some of the hidden treasures in the Town Parks of Brighton. Trails, waterways and wildlife await your arrival. See page 39 for details on all our parks. TIES (Together Including Every Student) Would your child like to join a community activity but needs individualized support? Would your child like an opportunity to share an activity they enjoy or be involved in a community service program? TIES is a program sponsored by the Brighton Central School District that trains student volunteers ages 13-18 to support students ages 8-21 with developmental disabilities in community and extracurricular activities. The volunteer attends the activity chosen by the child and provides the needed support. TIES promotes inclusion, learning and fun for all! Please contact Karen McGraw at Karen_McGraw@ bcsd.org, with questions or for an application. Stone-Tolan House Open for drop in visitors Fridays & Saturdays noon to 3:00 pm, March through December. For more information contact, 546- 7029 ext. 14 or www.landmarksociety.org

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How to Register

ResidentResident Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 3 Registration Begins: September 3 Non-Resident Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 10 Non-Resident Registration Begins: September 10 September Resident Registration Begins: 3

Nonprior Resident Registration September 10 Registrations received by mail or drop box to registration startBegins: date will be processed Registrations or drop boxregistration. prior to registration start date will be processed with the mail received recieved by on mail the first day of with the mail recieved on the first day of registration.

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Online Registration Online Registration Guidelines: Guidelines:

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brighton.recreation@townofbrighton.org 585-784-5260. You willhas receive once your registration been confirmation processed. (via email or mail) 585-784-5260. once your registration has been processed. TRANSFER POLICY REFUND POLICY REFUND TRANSFER POLICY Requests to transfer from one program to another NO REFUNDS except when POLICY the department cancels NOmove REFUNDS whenstarts the department Requests to to transfer fromdate. one program to must cancels be made 2 weeks prior class start A a program or if you beforeexcept a program a program if you move Abefore starts must be be made 2 weeks $10 administrative fee will charged and prior MUSTtobeclass start d or a doctor certifies illness of or a participant. $10 a program a doctor certifies of a participant. A $10request$10 administrative fee will be charged and M paid before is processed. administration feeor will be withheld onillness all refunds administration fee will be withheld on all refunds paid before request is processed. unless the class is cancelled. unless the class is cancelled. All requests must be made in writing at least 2 weeks prior to program start date. All requests must be made in writing at least 2 weeks prior to program start date. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

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Registration Form Resident Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 3 Non-Resident Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 10

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Facility Rentals All

reservations must be made in person at the Brighton Recreation,

$95 / $180 $120 / $220

$50/$100

New Fee Schedule as of 1/1/16

$85 / $160 - Residents $95/$180 $110 / $200

$120/$220 - Non-Residents

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Arts & Crafts

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Large Gym

320

$44 ph

Conference

20

$18 ph

$30/$60

New Fee Schedule as of 1/1/16

No Inflatable Bounce Houses

THe parks department needs your help keeping our parks and playgrounds clean!

• All park users must make an effort to help keep our parks and playgrounds clean and assist in our recycling efforts. • Individuals and groups utilizing the parks MUST place ALL garbage into the available refuse and recycling containers located throughout the parks. • Please place all returnable cans and bottles in the specific containers located at the concession buildings, or take them home with you. • We expect groups and teams to pick up the playing areas, the spectator areas, the bench and dugout areas after every game and practice. • Remember, Corbett’s Glen is a carry out park.

Let’s all do our best to keep our parks clean! Thank you in advance for doing your part to keep the parks beautiful! 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

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Brighton Park Facilities The Town Parks Department manages and maintains over 427 acres of parkland and open space for the benefit and enjoyment of its citizens and visitors alike. Please stop by and spend some time at our facilities – we know you’ll enjoy the experience.

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How to Register

ResidentResident Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 3 Registration Begins: September 3 Non-Resident Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 10 Non-Resident Registration Begins: September 10 September Resident Registration Begins: 3

Nonprior Resident Registration September 10 Registrations received by mail or drop box to registration startBegins: date will be processed Registrations or drop boxregistration. prior to registration start date will be processed with the mail received recieved by on mail the first day of with the mail recieved on the first day of registration.

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Please email or call with any questions: processed asRegistrations staff are available. received in the mail or drop box will be Please email or call with any questions: as staff are available.brighton.recreation@townofbrighton.org You will receive confirmationprocessed (via email or mail)

brighton.recreation@townofbrighton.org 585-784-5260. You willhas receive once your registration been confirmation processed. (via email or mail) 585-784-5260. once your registration has been processed. TRANSFER POLICY REFUND POLICY REFUND TRANSFER POLICY Requests to transfer from one program to another NO REFUNDS except when POLICY the department cancels NOmove REFUNDS whenstarts the department Requests to to transfer fromdate. one program to must cancels be made 2 weeks prior class start A a program or if you beforeexcept a program a program if you move Abefore starts must be be made 2 weeks $10 administrative fee will charged and prior MUSTtobeclass start d or a doctor certifies illness of or a participant. $10 a program a doctor certifies of a participant. A $10request$10 administrative fee will be charged and M paid before is processed. administration feeor will be withheld onillness all refunds administration fee will be withheld on all refunds paid before request is processed. unless the class is cancelled. unless the class is cancelled. All requests must be made in writing at least 2 weeks prior to program start date. All requests must be made in writing at least 2 weeks prior to program start date. 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

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Registration Form Resident Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 3 Non-Resident Registration Begins: Tuesday, January 10

Register Online!! - www.town of brighton.org/rec

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Preferred Phone 13

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It is Exemption Renewal Time

From Town of Brighton Assessor’s Office Please take note that March 1 is the filing deadline for all Real Property Tax Exemptions. Some examples include: Enhanced STAR – Annual Renewal Required for current STAR Exemption holders* (unless you have completed the NYS Income Verification Form) Senior Citizen with limited income – Annual Renewal Required Disability – Annual Renewal Required Renewal applications were mailed; you may already have filed for the 2017 roll.

Please note: With very few exceptions, the residential New York State Real Property Exemptions require that the property be the owner occupied primary residence of the exemption applicant. Equalization The last town wide assessment roll update in 2008 reestablished a 100% market value basis for assessments. The 2016 assessment roll fell to 94%. New York State is reviewing the town’s sales ratios as a part of the process for establishing a rate for the 2017 assessment roll. As soon as that rate

has been set, it will be posted on the Assessor’s page of the Town web site around May 1. If you have questions, you may call (585) 784-5215. Office Hours Occasionally the Assessor’s office will close during the lunch hour. If you are planning an office visit during that time period, you may want to call first to make sure staffing will be on-site at that time. Again, our office phone number is (585) 784-5215. *New homeowners will apply for their STAR credit through New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at (518) 457-2036 or at www.tax.ny.gov.

Clerk’s Corner

with Town Clerk Daniel Aman

The 2017 Town & County Tax bills will be mailed during the last week of December. If you do not receive your bill by January 13, please call my office (784-5240) right away so we can investigate.  Your full payment or first installment is due by Friday, February 10. Complete payment instructions and deadlines can be found on the reverse side of your bill. There are a few changes to the tax process this year. The first is simple. We are no longer using a PO Box. Any payments sent to the PO Box will be returned to sender by USPS and could incur additional interest. Please update your records. The second is the new bill. It debuted in the Fall with the school tax collection. The payment stubs are on the second 585-784-5260 • TTY 585-784-5381

page. If you are paying in person, bring both pages with you and we will stamp the bill as a receipt. If you are mailing your payment in, make sure and include the corresponding stub, but KEEP the first page. Lastly, our bank is no longer providing receipt services free of charge. We are only automatically providing receipts to property owners paying via escrow. If you pay directly, make sure you check the box requesting a receipt on the stub. We will then mail the requested receipts at the END of the tax collection cycle. Please DO NOT use online bill pay. When you use this service, your bank still actually mails us a paper check. NYS Real Property Tax Law Section 925 defines the payment date as the

USPS postmark or (absent a postmark) the day it is actually received. Online bill payment checks do not receive a USPS postmark, so they are not considered paid until we physically receive the envelope. This can be days (or in some cases weeks) after you tell your bank to make the payment and result in you owing additional interest. Installments or full payments can be made in person at Town Hall, at either of the M&T branches (S. Clinton or Monroe Ave) in Brighton, or by mail. If you ever have any questions or suggestions on how we can serve you better, please do not hesitate to stop by the office or to let me know by phone, email or @BrightonClerk on Twitter.

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Brighton Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy The Brighton Police Department will once again be hosting a Citizens’ Police Academy. The Citizens’ Police Academy will begin on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 and will run 8 consecutive Wednesday nights and will conclude on March 29, 2016. Classes will start at 6:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM. We will have guest lecturers from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Monroe County Public Defender’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff K-9 unit and various Brighton Police Department representatives. There will also be off-site tours conducted that will include the Monroe County Emergency Communications

Department (911 Center), the Monroe County Jail and the Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility. Our objective is to provide Brighton residents with an understanding of how their local law enforcement agency works and the role of law enforcement within the criminal justice system. Once citizens complete the course, our hope is that they will possess the knowledge and skills that enable them to work effectively in partnership with their local law enforcement agency to develop permanent solutions to problems that affect the quality of life in our community.

Brighton Community Garden The Brighton Community Garden opens its ninth year in May. The all-organic garden at Buckland Park offers 10x10 foot plots to Brighton residents to grow their

own vegetables, fruits, herbs, or flowers. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to brightoncommunitygarden@ gmail.com

This session of the Citizens’ Police Academy will be limited to 25 students. To register for this free course, prospective students need to fill out applications which are available at the Brighton Police Department and also on the Department’s web site. Questions may be directed to Sgt. Bruzda at 784-5176 or walter.bruzda@ townofbrighton.org.

Town of Brighton Newsletter & Recreation and Parks Brochure Winter/Spring 2016-17  
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