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Penfield Recreation

1985 Baird Rd. Penfield, NY 14526 585.340.8655 - Office hours:

Office closed:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

9/5, 10/10, 11/11, 11/24, 11/25, 12/23, 12/26

Director’s Message

Community is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “people with common interests living in a particular area.” The recreation department works hard to meet the needs and interests of the community and I am proud to see so many people from our community enjoy our programs and activities. I have a unique opportunity to see many of the recreation departments around the region and the impact they have on their communities. I can say with all sincerity that Penfield continues to be a leader in community involvement. I wanted to share a few highlights from this past summer that shows the impact our department has on the community. • 800 youth participated in the summer camp program • 400 youth participated in a sport camp • 470 youth participated in a swim program

• Independence Day celebration was a huge success with over 10,000 people enjoying the parade and fireworks. • The summer concert series at the Amphitheater was a success with large crowds during the 4-week series. • 640 seniors participated in a DEAR program The DEAR program, for those not familiar, stands for Daytime Education at Recreation. I would like to take the time to acknowledge the DEAR programs and their impact on our community. The programs are coordinated and scheduled by Pam Gerace Mount, Recreation Supervisor. The growth of the DEAR program is by far the most significant in the department in the past several years. Pam’s commitment to the wide range of program offerings has ensured there are programs for all interests. Pam’s dedication to the Penfield senior community is truly remarkable. Pam is a perfect example of providing our community members with common interests a place to gather. I am constantly reminded by program participants how much they value the DEAR program and the commitment Pam has towards ensuring they have a place to gather and continue their learning. I encourage you to look at the various DEAR programs offered in this brochure! The Recreation Department celebrated its 60th birthday this summer with a several special events. Thank you to all who attended one of the events that helped say “Happy Birthday” to the department. With a community as involved as Penfield, I am confident that the Recreation Department will be celebrating many more birthdays in the future!

Christopher K. Bilow Be Active, Be Well, Enjoy Life!

Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life for the residents of Penfield by providing a variety of beneficial recreation and wellness programs, facilities and services.




Penfield Recreation


Recreation Director’s Message...............4 Supervisor’s Message............................5 Fall Recycling Day...............................5 Parks Information................................6 Trails & Hikes Information..................7 Aquatic Wellness...........................8-9

Adult & Family.......................8 Parent/Child, Youth Lessons......9

Youth Wellness..........................10-16 Dance.......................................10

Education.............................11-13 Sports Activities...................13-16

Family Halloween Fun....................17 Young, Open & Honest Players..............17 Adult Wellness (including 50+)..................18-26

Chris Bilow, Director of Recreation


Crafts & Arts................................18 Dance....................................18 Education...........................18-20 Fitness, Health & Wellness.....20-22 Recreation & Sport.................22-23 Van Trips....................................24 Performing Arts..........................25 General Information for 55+.........26

DEAR Programs........................27-35

Free Classes of Interest........27-29 Thursday Lecture Series.........30 Social Wellness for 55+............31 The Great Course Club.............32 NYC for the Humanities Reading.......33 Special Events........................33-34 Physical Wellness.....................34 Transportation Survey..................35

Community Wellness...................36-40 Community Info & Events......36-37

Tastin’ the Blues.......................38-39 Penfield Challenge 5K.................40 Penfield Players........................41

Penfield Public Library..........42-43 Registration Form & Info.......44-45 QR F.I.T. Trail............................46 Reference Information...............47 Halloween Event..........back cover

Registration starts September 6 unless otherwise noted

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Supervisor’s Message - Tony LaFountain, Penfield Town Supervisor The year continues to march on. Soon we will start thinking about getting our young women and men off (or back) to college, and the rest of our children back to school. I wish our youngest residents all the best as they head into the 2016-17 school year!

to the town board in September. We will then work toward a solution(s) for the best use of these properties in the short- and long-term. I would like to recognize and thank the 22 committee members who are giving so much of their time and energy to ensure the final results are in the best interest of the entire community. Stay connected to this project at and go to “Shadows Moratorium Work continues on the Route Committee” for the most current and 441 rehabilitation project with accurate information. construction shifting to the westbound lanes. The goal of NYSDOT is to We are well underway with the 2017 have a major portion of the work budget process. The tentative budget completed prior to the start of the is due to be released to the community school year. We are also starting to on September 7. Between now and see the second phase of construction then I will provide snapshot updates to improve safety at Route 441 and in my weekly column regarding Huber/Harris Roads, as well as how things are shaping up. I will Route 441 and Carter/Salt Roads. also share any issues we are facing This project is slated to be completed from the county, state, and federal by early September. governments by way of additional unfunded mandates. Stay tuned, the Penfield Recreation celebrated its budget cycle is always an interesting 60th birthday with a bash in July time of year! at the Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage featuring the Mike Kornrich As we head into harvest season Band. The crowd enjoyed ‘50s and please remember to support our local ‘60s music and food at throw-back farmers at the many farm stands in prices of only $1.00. I want to take Penfield. These men and women a moment to say congratulations battle weather, disease, insects, and and thank you to our Recreation more to provide the highest quality team for 60 years of outstanding fruits and vegetables for our daily service to our community. You have consumption. Farmers have a very touched so many lives in so many short season; anything we can do ways to improve our quality of to support them helps these small life in Penfield. If you see Director business owners continue to flourish Chris and recreation staff members in Penfield. “Healthy businesses (Christine, Paula, Pam, Sabrina, make for a healthy community!” Linanne and Steve) please say thank you for all their efforts year round. I meet regularly with the librarian Bernadette (Bunny) Brinkman and The one-year moratorium on continue to be impressed with development of the Shadow Lakes her team’s creativity and energy and Shadow Pines Golf courses will developing and providing new and continue through March of 2017. The expanded programs for residents of study committee is working hard to all ages. They are constantly looking prepare various recommendations for for ways to make your library future land use for these properties. experience the best it can be and to Their final recommendations are due encourage our youngest residents Penfield Recreation

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to be regular visitors to this great resource in Penfield. I would like to recognize all of our town staff for the time and effort they put in each and every day to support our great community. It seems every week I receive a call, email, or someone stops me in person, to share a positive comment about one of our employees. This includes members of other local governments who are looking for good people to hire. Our employees are professionals in their respective fields with years of experience in serving you, our customers. To all of our town employees — thank you for making my job easier! I also want to thank Penfield residents for your support and encouraging comments as I see you out in this great community. Penfield is a benchmark in many ways for other towns and villages. My goal, and that of your town board, is to continue that effort for you and future generations. Enjoy the rest of your summer and all the program offerings in this current edition of the Pen Rec Brochure!

Tony (585)340-8631

Supervisor’s Message

Town Parks CHANNING H. PHILBRICK PARK Off Rt. 441 at Penfield Road. Open pavilion, grills, tot lot, seasonal public restrooms, green areas, handicapped fishing access, kiosk & hiking trail along Irondequoit Creek. GREENWOOD PARK Scribner and Embury Roads. Seasonal Park - ball diamond, tennis/pickleball & basketball courts, playground, green areas. HARRIS WHALEN PARK Off Rt. 441. Open pavilion and enclosed heated lodge (available by permit), grills, nature trails, tot lot & playground equipment, softball diamonds, lighted tennis courts (5/110/30), basketball & bocce courts and public restrooms. HERITAGE PARK Four Corners (Five Mile Line Road and Rt. 441) between Fire Hall and Baptist Church. Community Gazebo. LASALLE’S LANDING PARK On the south end of Irondequoit Bay and Irondequoit Creek off Empire Blvd. Fishing access and NEW! canoe/kayak launch. Provides wonderful views of Irondequoit Bay. PANORAMA VALLEY PARK NEW! Off Panorama Trail, behind Tops Plaza. Includes picnic pavilion, access to Irondequoit Creek and canoe/kayak launch. ROTHFUSS PARK 1648 Five Mile Line Rd. 70-acre multi-use park built on former farmland with 4 full-sized rectangular athletic fields, paved and stone walking paths with NEW QR F.I.T. Trail, playground, picnic pavilions and seasonal public restrooms. SCHAUFELBERGER PARK This decorative park sits in the heart of Penfield’s Historic Four Corners. SHERWOOD FIELDS PARK 2514 Penfield Rd. (located east of fire hall) 82-acre passive park, primary walking trails through field areas, work on secondary trails through wetland and wooded wildlife habitat areas ongoing. No restrooms. VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK 3100 Atlantic Ave. Open pavilion and enclosed heated Dolomite Lodge, outdoor amphitheater, lighted tennis and basketball courts (5/110/30), baseball, softball, multi-use fields, Veterans’ Memorial, beautiful Don Mack Rock Garden, walkways, playground area, nature trails, Tot Trail, arboretum, public restrooms and picnic facilities.

Abraham Lincoln Park, Ellison Park and Lucien Morin Park are Monroe County parks located in Penfield. For more information on these, please visit

Town Parks

All Town of Penfield Parks are handicapped accessible and open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


All persons/groups wishing to reserve use of park shelters and/or ball fields must obtain a permit. All park permits are processed through the Penfield Recreation Department. You must be 21 years or older, and come to the recreation office in person to sign a permit and pay related fees, or go on-line at Permit acceptance for the year 2017 begins November 30 on-line and in-person. Check our website for more info. Drinking of alcohol is allowed in Town picnic areas only with a permit. No amplified music allowed. For more info., call the recreation office at 340-8655.

Channing H. Philbrick Park

Veterans’ Memorial Park

Open Shelter seats 50; max. 70 Fee: $22 (R) / $33 (NR) Available: May 1 - Oct. 30

Open Shelter seats 60; max. 80 Fee: $22 (R) / $33 (NR) Available: May 1 - Oct. 30 Enclosed “Dolomite Lodge” seats 90; max. 90 Fee: Weekdays (M-Th) - $165 (R) / $275 (NR) Weekends (F-Su) - $220 (R) / $330 (NR)

Harris Whalen Park

Open Shelter seats 80; max. 100 Fee: $33 (R) / $44 (NR) [Exception: 11/24-11/27 - $275 (R) / $385 (NR)] Available: May 1 - Oct. 30 (Closed 7/2, 7/3) Available: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (Closed: 10/31, 11/7, 11/8, 12/25) Enclosed Lodge seats 90; max. 90 Fee: Weekdays (M-Th) - $110 (R) / $165 (NR) Weekends (F-Su) - $165 (R) / $220 (NR) [Exception: 11/24-11/27 - $220 (R) / $275 (NR)]

Available: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31

R = Penfield resident, NR = non-resident

(Closed: M-F 6/27-8/5, 7/2-7/3, 10/31, 11/7-11/8, 12/25)

Reserve on-line for a 10% discount on park shelter fees! - -

Athletic Fields All reservations are through the Penfield Recreation Department. Please contact us at 340-8655x6 for more information and reservation procedures.

Lodge/Shelter Refund Policy Enclosed Lodges - $50 cancellation fee (60 days notice required on enclosed lodge cancellations. No refund issued with less than 60 days notice.) Open Shelters - $10 cancellation fee (14 days notice required on open shelter cancellations. No refund issued with less than 14 days notice.) For complete park refund policy - see park permit available at and Recreation Office.

Park Security Our Town facilities are monitored daily by security officers. (If you have a park problem or emergency, they may be reached weekday evenings at 340-8618 or 329-0131.) The park ordinance is strictly enforced with appearance tickets. Please Note: Vandalism in any park is expensive and senseless. Help us keep the Town of Penfield parks beautiful. Also remember not to park in handicap zones, emergency or fire lanes, as tickets are issued regularly. Penfield Recreation

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Scenic Treks The Penfield Trails Committee invites Penfield and area residents to participate in a series of guided hikes. All events are held rain or shine. For more information and to pre-register, call Penfield Recreation at 340-8655 option 6. *Monthly hikes and trail map information are on the Recreation website - - click on “Penfield Trails.” All groups must pre-register. Ages: Adults & Children 8 years & up (Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.) No pets please. Note: Please wear appropriate footwear (hiking boots/shoes) for occasional steep terrain & slippery conditions. Fee: Free! (please pre-register)

C.H. Philbrick Park Penfield History Hike

View trail maps on our website www.penfieldrec. org

Sherwood Fields

Saturday, November 12

Try out our newest all-season park for hikers in all weather conditions. See if the Gather with Town Historian Kathy Kanauer Commission Ditch is flowing. and Penfield Trails Committee folks to find out much more about the life and 11/12 accomplishments of our town founder. Sa - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, September 10

9/10 Sa - 9:00 - 11:00 AM Meet at pavilion, look for the hike signs.

Meet in lot next to fire hall, Rt. 441 east of Harris Rd.

Thousand Acre Swamp Saturday, December 10

Lucien Morin Park Saturday, October 8

The guided hike at this Monroe County park will be primarily through the heavily wooded area along Irondequoit Creek. It will traverse the slopes and ravines as well as some of the creek banks. Away from the creek you will see elements of the Old Rifle Range, the location of the clubhouse, the restored gazebo and the shooting range pits. This diversified hike will also have overlooks of Irondequoit Creek, wetlands, and meadows. You will stop at the narrows and observe and learn about the low-flow barrier. You may also see the autumn colors creeping into the woods. 10/8 Sa - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet at Empire Blvd. at the south end of Irondequoit Bay. There is a Monroe County Parks sign and driveway entrance just east of MacGregor’s Grill & Tap Room. Park in graveled area. Look for the hike signs.

This guided hike will tour the paths and boardwalks of the Nature Conservancy’s Thousand Acre Swamp. A variety of habitats including woods, meadows and a pond will be covered. The guide will emphasize winter nature lore such as identifying trees in their winter dress, looking for tracks (if there is snow) and other signs of animals. 12/10 Sa - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet at the rear of Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance building on Jackson Road. Look for the hike signs.


always needed

for trail maintenance work projects.

E-mail for more info.

Pick up your passport and take it with you on these hikes!

Passports available at Penfield Rec or either Penfield Wegmans store (Rt. 441 or Empire Blvd.)

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Penfield Trails

Penfield has beautiful, scenic trails! Names and trail head locations are listed below, but much more information can be found at

Abraham Lincoln Park Trails: West end of Smith Road, off Empire Blvd. Park in cul-de-sac on Smith Rd., walk down road to Bay. Channing H. Philbrick Park Trail: Off Rt. 441 in park along Irondequoit Creek. Trail begins at the kiosk. Parking available. Ellison Park South Entrance Trails: Western edge of town along Irondequoit Creek on south side of Blossom Rd., east of Spruce Shelter. Parking available. Harris Whalen Park Trail: Access from park - across from Wegmans entrance on Rt. 441. Trail head and parking near water tower at top of hill. Honey Creek Trail: West end of Motts Ln. off Five Mile Line Rd., opposite GrandeVie Senior Living Community. Irondequoit Creek Panorama Valley Park Trail: Behind Tops Market at Panorama Plaza. Look for trailhead kiosk. Parking behind Panorama Plaza. Irondequoit Creek Waterway: Launch boat at LaSalle’s Landing Park off Empire Blvd. or at Ellison Park. Irondequoit Creek Wetlands East Trail: Trail begins at the east end of Old Browncroft Blvd. Rifle Range Trail: Ellison Park, south side of Empire Blvd., just east of Irondequoit Creek. Schaufelberger Park/Historic Sidewalk Trail: Park at public parking lot behind the Penfield Fire Station on Five Mile Line Rd. Cross the street to visit Schaufelberger Park...the former site of a service station and auto dealer. Sherwood Fields Park Trail: 2514 Penfield Road, next to East Penfield Fire Hall. Parking lot entrance is off fire hall driveway. Trail begins at parking lot. Thousand Acre Swamp: Jackson Rd. between Atlantic Ave. and Plank Rd. Entrance is next to Penfield Ambulance. Tot Trail: Veterans’ Memorial Park behind the Penfield Town Hall. The trail is located west of the tennis courts near the Dolomite Lodge. Veterans’ Memorial Park Nature Trails: Geographic center of town, access from Atlantic Ave. and Jackson Rd. Parking available. Wild Iris Path: West end of Coachman Dr. and Brougham Dr.

Trails & Hikes

Aquatic Wellness Adult Swim Lessons

Aqua Pre-Natal Yoga

Lap Swim/Water Walking

It’s never too late to learn how to swim. This class is for adults looking to learn how to swim or to improve on their swimming skills. All abilities and ages are welcome. Basic swimming skills will be taught. Participants will be encouraged to go at their own pace. Flotation belts will be available for those needing more support in the water.

Aqua Pre-Natal Yoga is aimed to help increase your stamina with stretches and breathing techniques. It will include strength and flexibility moves. The 89° salt pool is the perfect environment to help increase your range of motion. Full club privileges are included for the duration of the class. Participants need their doctor’s written approval prior to starting the class. Please fax it to 585-586-4232 attention Gail Buckner or bring it to the first class. Call 586-7777 with questions.

Get a terrific total body workout swimming laps in a 25-yard pool in a quiet atmosphere. One lane will be available for water walking (please indicate when registering if you intend to water walk). Two extra days have been added into the schedule in case of an unforeseen cancellation. (This is not an instructional program.)

#431215-A 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 Sa - 3:00 - 3:45 PM (4 classes) Ages 18 & up Penfield High School Pool Penfield Recreation Staff Fee: $50.00

Water Yoga A class that presents Yoga poses in our 89o salt-pure pool that enhances strength, increases range of motion, improves balance and includes relaxation techniques.


9/19 - 10/24


11/7 - 12/12

M - 7:00 - 8:00 PM (6 classes) Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. Cassie Curry Fee: $69.00

#431222-A 9/15 - 11/3 Th - 8:15 - 9:00 AM (8 classes) Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. Bonnie Sunderville Fee: $79.00

#431210-A 9/19 - 12/5 (no class 10/31) M - 8:00 - 9:00 PM #431210-B 9/21 - 12/7 (no class 11/23) W - 8:00 - 9:00 PM #431210-C 9/19 - 12/7 (no class 10/31 & 11/23) M & W - 8:00 - 9:00 PM Ages 18 & up Penfield High School Pool Fee: Mon - $45.00 Wed - $45.00 Mon & Wed - $74.00

n e p O y l i m a F o t n i Splash m i w S p a L d n a m i Sw Come play, swim, and exercise while enjoying our spacious pool divided to suit your needs; the shallow end with the 4 x 4 tot dock for the little ones, the deep end for water-walking or play, and two lanes for lap swimmers. For swimmers who pass the deep end test, they can also enjoy the one-meter boards in the diving well! Pool rules state: lAll swimmers must be completely potty trained. lAll hair must be secured back. lA swimming adult must accompany any swimmer in the pool who measures less than 50” from chin to toe, or under the age of 10. lAn adult must be on deck if swimmer exceeds the height requirement, but is under the age of 10. F - 7:30 - 9:00 PM 9/16, 9/23, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 Penfield High School Pool Fee: $2.00 per person - pay at pool OR FAMILY PASS - Purchase a fall family fun pass for $25.00 - allows up to 4 swimmers entry to family swim for entire fall season. Passes available for purchase at recreation office or at pool during Family Swim.


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Aquatic Wellness Swim Lessons - Parent/Child Swim Lessons

- Red Cross Ages 6 - 14

Ages 6 months - 36 months

Levels 1 - 6

Come and enjoy this time in the water with your little one. Learn how to be safe in and around the water with your child. Classes include supervised water activities such as getting into the pool the safe way, underwater exploration readiness, back floats, arm movements, rolling over and much, much more. Instructors are lifeguard, first aid and CPR certified.

Classes are for children ages 6 - 14. Lesson levels range from Red Cross Learn to Swim basics to advanced skills. Limited enrollment. Detailed description of skills taught in each level available at the Recreation Dept. or Each swimmer’s skills are checked on the 1st day to be sure that they are placed in the proper level. Parents allowed in pool area on observation day - 10/15 for Saturday class and 10/19 for Wednesday class. Instructors are lifeguard, first aid and CPR certified.

#401233-A 9/18 - 11/6 Su - 12:45 - 1:15 PM (8 lessons) #401233-B 9/20 - 11/8 Tu - 6:30 - 7:00 PM (8 lessons) Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. Lessons are held in 20 yard pool, kept at 89o. Locker rooms available next to pool, & free child care provided. Fee: $115.00 (requires parent participation)

Swim Lessons - Age 3 Our pre-beginner program for children age 3 is designed as an introduction to swimming and water enjoyment. The student instructor ratio for this class is 5 to 1 with a lifeguard on deck. Pool is 89o with a parent viewing area. Instructors are lifeguard, first aid and CPR certified. #401234-A 9/18 - 11/6 Su - 10:25 - 10:55 AM (8 classes)

9/17 - 11/5 (no class 10/1)

#411250-B Level 2 Sa - 12:50 - 1:25 PM #411250-C Level 3 Sa - 12:50 - 1:35 PM

9/17 - 11/5 (no class 10/1)

#411250-D Level 1 #411250-E Level 2 Sa - 1:35 - 2:10 PM

9/17 - 11/5 9/17 - 11/5 (no class 10/1)

#411250-F Level 4 Sa - 1:35 - 2:20 PM

9/17 - 11/5 (no class 10/1)

9/17 - 11/5 (no class 10/1)

#411250-G Level 3 9/17 - 11/5 #411250-H Level 4 9/17 - 11/5 #411250-I Level 5&6* 9/17 - 11/5 Sa - 2:25 - 3:10 PM (no class 10/1) ----------------------------------------

#401234-B 9/18 - 11/6 Su - 12:45 - 1:15 PM (8 classes) Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. Locker rooms available next to pool, & free child care provided. Fee: $115.00

Swim Lessons - Tiny Tadpoles Ages 4 - 5

Water safety and basic swimming skills are taught in a playful manner to encourage a love for swimming. (Ratio - 1 instructor per 4 children.) Parent observation day is Saturday, 10/15. Instructors are lifeguard, first aid and CPR certified. #411242-A 9/17 - 11/5 (no class 10/1) Sa - 12:15 - 12:45 PM #411242-B 9/17 - 11/5 (no class 10/1) Sa - 12:50 - 1:20 PM

#411252-A W - 7:00 - 7:35 PM #411252-B #411252-C #411252-D W - 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Level 2

9/21 - 11/2

Level 3 9/21 - 11/2 Level 4 9/21 - 11/2 Level 5&6* 9/21 - 11/2

(*Level 6 - Personal Water Safety or Fitness Swimmer - indicate which program on your registration form) Ages 6 - 14 7 lessons Penfield High School Pool Penfield Recreation Certified Staff Fee: Level 1 & 2 - $59.00 Level 3 - 6 - $69.00

For American Red Cross Learn to Swim level details, please refer to our website at www. Click on programs & events, then click on Red Cross Swim Levels.

This course involves the use of one-meter springboards. Instruction is individualized so that each student may progress at his or her own rate. The diver will be encouraged to go as far as he/she desires at each level. Parent observation is encouraged. Beginner - A beginner diver is a swimmer who can do a standing dive off the side of the pool. This diver is looking to dive off the board comfortably. Instruction will include: front dive, back dive, inward dive, reverse dive, and twister dive if the diver desires. Intermediate - An intermediate diver is a swimmer that can complete the front and back dive comfortably from the board. This diver is looking to advance his/her skills in all 5 categories of dives including front, back, inward, and twister. #411226-A 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 Sa - 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Beginner/Intermediate Ages 8 - 18 (4 lessons) Penfield High School Pool Joel Freeman, Diving Coach Fee: $52.00

Private Swim Lessons Private swim lessons for ages 4 and up will be offered during our family open swim program for the fall season at the Penfield High School pool. The fee will be $20 per half hour lesson. Lessons will be instructed by the Penfield Recreation Fall aquatic staff and scheduled first come, first served, based on instructor availability. To make a reservation for your lesson, please call 2496881 beginning September 14, and leave a message with the following information: l l l l l

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Your name Your child’s name Preferred time (Friday evening or Saturday afternoon - Sept. - Dec.) for your lesson Number of lessons you would like Approximate Red Cross swim level of your child (see swim levels detail at, click on Programs & Events, then Red Cross Swim Levels.) What specific skill(s) you wish to improve Telephone numbers where you can be reached in the evening & on Saturdays


Mini Swim Lesson Session - TBA

There will be a mini-session of swim lessons on 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 & 12/10 during the 12:00-2:00pm time frame. If you are interested in learning more on this - please email with your child’s name, age and level. Once the amount of interest for this program is determined, specific details will be sent regarding class time, fees and registration information.

Ages 4 - 5 (7 lessons) Penfield High School Pool Penfield Recreation Certified Staff Fee: $69.00 (limited enrollment)

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Springboard Diving

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Youth Wellness Dance Intro to Movement and Tumbling Creative and fun parent child class! Students will be introduced to beginner dance, movement, and tumbling. Music and movement are geared to the preschool child. Boys and girls are welcome. Ballet slippers or sneakers recommended. #402830-11

9/20 - 10/25


11/1 - 12/6

Tu - 6:20 - 6:55 PM (6 classes) Ages 2 - 5 with parent Penfield Community Center Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Fee: $57.00

Dance - Hip Hop

Boys and girls - enjoy learning the latest dance moves while getting a great work out! Dance the afternoon away meeting new friends and having a great time. #402830-07 9/23 - 10/28 Fee: $57.00 (6 classes) #402830-08 11/4 - 12/16 (no class 11/11 & 11/25) Fee: $48.00 (5 classes) F - 5:15 - 6:00 PM Ages 8 - 14 Penfield Community Center Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy

Dance - Tap, Ballet & Tumbling

Children will develop skills in the area of tap, ballet, and tumbling. Ballet shoes recommended along with a pair of hard-sole Children will be introduced to very basic shoes for tap. tap & ballet movement. Participants will #402830-05 9/23 - 10/28 focus on group activities to include dance Fee: $57.00 (6 classes) movement, tumbling, and dance exercise. Music for class is geared towards the #402830-06 11/4 - 12/16 preschool child. Ballet shoes recommended. (no class 11/11 & 11/25) Boys welcome! Fee: $48.00 (5 classes)

Creative Movement

#402830-01 9/23 - 10/28 F - 9:30 - 10:10 AM Fee: $57.00 (6 classes) #402830-02 11/4 - 12/16 (no class 11/11 & 11/25) F - 9:30 - 10:10 AM Fee: $48.00 (5 classes) #402830-03 9/23 - 10/28 F - 3:45 - 4:25 PM Fee: $57.00 (6 classes) #402830-04 11/4 - 12/16 (no class 11/11 & 11/25) F - 3:45 - 4:25 PM Fee: $48.00 (5 classes) Ages 3 - 5 Penfield Community Center Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy

F - 4:30 - 5:15 PM Ages 5 - 9 Penfield Community Center Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy

Jazzy Dance Clinic

Come join the Jazzy Dance Camp counselors for a day of fun and dancing. Participants will start the day with warm-ups and instruction/review of basic technique skills, including leaps and turns. Small groups will then be formed by age and level of experience. Each small group will learn a dance routine to perform at the parent performance. Participants should bring their own lunch and water bottle. Please wear workout clothes. Parent Performance begins at 2:30 PM. #419040-A 11/11 (Veterans Day) F - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (1 class) Grades K - 6 Penfield Community Center Danielle Staversky & PHS Dance Team members Fee: $24.00

Dance - Jazzy Dance

(December Break Week) Three sessions of fun. Join us as we “turn up the sound,” get moving, and put together some fun dance routines. Focus will be on fun, learning, and improving fundamental dance skills. Please wear workout clothes. Bring a drink and a snack. #419041-A 12/27 - 12/29 Tu, W, Th - 9:15 - 11:15 AM (3 classes) Grades K - 6 Penfield Community Center Danielle Staversky & PHS Dance Team members Fee: $28.00

Tap, Ballet & Jazz Level II

Students with previous dance experience or permission from instructor will further develop their techniques in tap and ballet, Jazz dance will begin at this level in lieu of tumbling. Tap and ballet shoes needed. #402830-09 9/23 - 10/28 Fee: $57.00 (6 classes)

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#402830-10 11/4 - 12/16 (no class 11/11 & 11/25) Fee: $48.00 (5 classes) F - 4:30 - 5:15 PM Ages 7 - 11 Penfield Community Center Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy

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Family Yoga

A Harvest of Healthy Fun at the Children’s Garden

Come explore the benefits of yoga with your family. From sun salutations and standing poses, to partner exercises, work to strengthen your body and your mind. Build muscle strength and flexibility, and learn mental relaxation techniques. All levels welcome. This is a structured class in a fun and inspiring environment.

Spark your child’s agricultural and ecological intelligence. Spend Friday afternoons harvesting from and caring for the Penfield Children’s Garden located at the Penfield Community Victory Garden. The children will sample fresh, organic veggies grown Each participant will need a yoga mat. this season in the children’s garden. They #402830-13 9/20 - 10/25 will learn about harvest practices in backyard #402830-14 - (additional family member) gardens and on the farm. Together we will carve a pumpkin, listen to fall stories and #402830-15 11/1 - 12/6 harvest crops. Note: there are no bathroom #402830-16 - (additional family member) facilities at the garden. Bring garden gloves if you wish and water to drink.  Tu - 7:00 - 8:00 PM (6 classes) Please contact Dot Brenneis with any questions at 387-0883, or ddbrenne@gmail. com.

Penfield Community Center Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Fee: $120.00 (parent and one child) Fee: $36.00 each additional family member

#411050-A 9/16 - 10/14 (no class 10/7) F - 4:30 - 5:30 PM Ages 6 - 12 Penfield Community Victory Garden, 1747 Five Mile Line Rd. Dot Brenneis Fee: $12.00 (4 classes)

Preschool Adventures Kids in the Kitchen

Does your little one love to help in the kitchen? In this class toddlers and preschoolers 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, crafts, 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 present. Colors, numbers, and shapes will be discussed as well. Come join us for a fun class led by a preschool teacher with a BS in Early Childhood Education. #412412-01

9/23 - 10/21 (no class 10/7)

#412412-02 10/28 - 12/2 (no class 11/11 & 11/25) F - 10:30 - 11:30 AM Ages 2 - 5 with parent Penfield Community Center Sherry Murray Fee: $50.00 (4 classes)


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Youth Wellness Red Cross Babysitting

Safety First for Children

Music to Grow!

This course is designed to provide youth (ages 11-15), who are planning to babysit, with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business; keep themselves and others safe, and help children behave. Through hands-on practice, the successful candidate will receive certification as an American Red Cross babysitter (certificate will be emailed). Brown bag lunches are encouraged. Questions - please call Domenic at 281-4208.

This course will teach students how to answer the door, make a 911 call, fire safety, house rules, stranger danger, internet safety, and some basic first aid. The program includes take-home reference information for the children. Bring a snack. Questions - please call Domenic at 281-4208.

Does your child love music? They will love this! Music is motivating and fun, therefore it provides a great opportunity to socialize, build confidence and make choices. There will be a variety of musical experiences including singing, moving and instrument playing. NEW activities and songs are presented each session.

#416610-A 10/15 Sa - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages 11 - 15 Penfield Community Center Domenic Danesi, Red Cross Instructor Fee: $75.00

#416810-A 10/8 Sa - 1:00 - 2:30 PM Ages 7 - 13 Penfield Community Center Domenic Danesi, Ready to Respond Training Fee: $40.00

Ages 22 months - 3 1/2 yrs. (with adult) #405640-01 9/14 - 10/5 W - 6:30 - 7:05 PM (4 classes) #405640-02 10/19 - 11/9 W - 6:30 - 7:05 PM (4 classes) Penfield Community Center Barb Bonisteel Fee: $36.00

Little People’s Gym Penfield Recreation invites parents and their little ones to share an open gym time at Penfield Community Center. We will provide the equipment (i.e. mats, geometric shapes, balls, etc.), and you provide the energy. Parents are required to stay in the gym area and play with/watch their children. Free, no registration necessary. RESIDENTS ONLY! Parents and children. A calendar of open times will be updated on a monthly basis and posted on-line at A hard copy of the calendar will be available near the gym in the Community Center.

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Youth Wellness Music to Grow for All!

Can’t join us for class each week? Do you have an infant, toddler or older child that loves music? Then this one-time class is for you and your child! Come out for an evening of singing, instrument play, movement and musical fun! New songs and materials presented in each class! Ages 6 months - 5 years (with adult) #405640-03 11/16 W - 6:00 - 6:35 PM (1 class) Penfield Community Center Barb Bonisteel Fee: $9.00

Wiggles, Giggles & Jiggles

Fun movement activities, simple songs, stories and rhymes that promote gross motor skills, following directions and social interaction! Weekly theme that incorporates use of the parachute, scooters, instruments, gym equipment and much more. Snack provided. Please note: sneakers required! #405430-01 9/19 - 10/31 (no class 10/10) M - 9:30 - 10:30 AM Fee: $69.00 (6 classes)

Music Adventures, Crafts & Fun!

Snow, Snow, we love to play in the snow! Your child will welcome the season of winter through music, movement, instrument play, singing, story time and a winter themed craft! Ages 3 1/2 - 5 years (without adult) #405640-04 12/7 W - 5:45 - 6:45 PM (1classes) Penfield Community Center Barb Bonisteel Fee: $10.00

#405430-02 11/7 - 12/19 M - 9:30 - 10:30 AM Fee: $80.00 (7 classes) #405430-03 9/14 - 10/26 #405430-04 11/2- 12/21 (no class 11/23) W- 10:15 - 11:15 AM Fee: $80.00 (7 classes) Ages 2 - 4 yr. w/parent Penfield Community Center Lisa Magliato

Sports Activities Horseback Riding Intro This is a comprehensive five-week program giving the student an overview of the basic principles and techniques of the Equestrian sport. The riding lesson lasts an hour and an additional half hour is spent learning the care of horses (grooming, tacking up, blanketing) and equipment. Questions, call TrueNorth Equestrian Center at 377-3476 or go to #415810-A 10/24 - 11/21 M - 6:30 - 8:00 PM #415810-B 10/26 - 11/23 W - 4:00 - 5:30 PM Ages 7 and up (5 classes) Maximum 4 students per class Please wear weather appropriate clothing and a hard-sole shoe or boot. Riding helmets provided. TrueNorth Equestrian Center, 3476 Atlantic Ave. Amy McWherter Fee: $150.00

Music, Craft and Fun!

Play the glockenspiels while the snowflakes fall! Dance along to the Jingle Bell dance. Welcome snow with your child as we sing, play instruments and make a craft to celebrate the season of winter! All materials supplied. An adult must accompany each child. Ages 2 ½-4 years (with adult) #405640-05 12/14 W - 6:00 - 7:00 PM (1 class) Penfield Community Center Barb Bonisteel Fee: $10.00 (includes craft materials)

Music, Instruments & Fun!

Music, fun and rhythm instruments! Each week your child will experience a variety of musical activities incorporating movement, instrument play, musical games, musical story time and singing. Parachute, puppets, scarves and more! New activities and songs presented each session!


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Ages 3 1/2 - 5 (without adult) #405640-06 9/14 - 10/5 W - 5:45 - 6:20 PM (4 classes) #405640-07 10/19 - 11/9 W - 5:45 - 6:20 PM (4 classes)


Penfield Community Center Barb Bonisteel Fee: $36.00

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Intro to Ice Skating and Hockey

A fun, safe, basic introduction to the sport of ice skating and hockey for new and/or inexperienced skaters. Emphasis will be on balance, forward skating, having fun, and becoming comfortable on the ice. Helmet, hockey pants, and protective pads are provided for use through Perinton Youth Hockey (participants need to provide their own skates). Questions: please call George at 729-6404. #417820-A 10/23 - 12/11 (no class 11/6 & 11/27) Su - 7:15 - 8:15 AM 6 classes Ages 4 - 8 (Boys & Girls) Thomas Creek Ice Rink, 80 Lyndon Rd., Fairport Perinton Youth Hockey staff Fee: $80.00 (includes stick and jersey)

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Youth Wellness Sports Activities Gymnastics - Beginner

Beginner is the Level 1 USA tumbling program. Skills stressed in tumbling: forward roll through cartwheels, as well as floor exercise combinations. No equipment will be utilized. Uniform requirements: girls - leotard, boys - gym shorts & t-shirt. Children are barefooted. Parent observation day - final class for each level. Children must be of age BEFORE the first class. #414610-A 9/19 - 10/24 M - 4:00 - 4:45 PM (6 classes) Ages 5 - 12 Gymnastics Training Center, 2051 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road Gymnastics Training Center staff Fee: $68.00

Fall Youth Indoor Soccer

Designed to provide youth with a positive opportunity to enjoy and participate in the exciting and fast paced game of indoor soccer. Games are held on Saturdays. Teams will be formed AFTER the first session.

Judo for Youth

Providing participants with the fundamentals of Judo with emphasis on fun! Participation at the beginner level is a prerequisite for the intermediate level. Uniforms required and can be rented for $10.00 and a deposit check (see instructor at 1st class). Classes are taught by members of the Bushido Kai Judo Club. For more information visit www. #415010-A 9/17 - 12/3 (no class 10/22 & 11/26) Sa - 3:00 - 4:00 PM - Intermediate #415010-B 9/17 - 12/3 (no class 10/22 & 11/26) Sa - 4:00 - 5:00 PM - Beginner Ages 5 - 10 (10 classes) Penfield Community Center Bushido Kai Judo Club - Instructor Heiko Rommelman Jr., 2008 PAN-AM - Gold Medalist Fee: $50.00 [Family Rate: $38.00 for each additional family member #415010-C]

Sporty Sprouts

Sporty Sprouts is a preschool tri-sports program. During these classes, your child will be introduced to soccer, tennis and basketball in a fun, fast-paced setting. Our goal is to spark your child’s curiosity for sports and exercise by teaching the basic skills with age-adapted equipment and games. Come have fun! Please wear sneakers. #418050-A

9/24 - 10/29


11/5 - 12/17 (no class 11/26)

Sa - 10:30 - 11:15 AM Ages 3 - 5 (6 classes) Penfield Community Center Gym Cathy Downs Fee: $66.00

#418530-A Call for Dates Time TBA Ages 6 - 9 (7 classes) BayTrail Gym Fee: $35.00 (includes t-shirt)



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Youth Wellness Tennis - Pee Wee

This class is designed for children ages 4-6. Fun drills are used to help develop hand-eye coordination, and to become familiar on the tennis court. Participants will also be taught how to hold and swing the racquet. We will also be using the “Quick Start” programs designed by the USTA to help give children of this age more success at this age. #419291-01 9/17 - 10/15 Veterans’ Memorial Park Sa - 9:00 - 10:00 AM Ages 4 - 6 Mark Banford Fee: $70.00 (5 classes)

Tennis - Intermediate to Adv. Youth Basic Air-Pistol & These players have taken tennis lessons and Rifle Instruction are used to proper tennis skills. Players are thinking about playing high school tennis, and tournaments & want to make tennis one of their primary sports. Technical as well as competitive drilling is covered. (Intermediate & Advanced) #419291-03 9/17 - 10/15 Veterans’ Memorial Park Sa - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Ages 10 - 15 years Mark Banford Fee: $110.00 (5 classes)

Tennis - Future Stars

This 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. Competitive drilling, and match play are used to reinforce good habits. (Beginner & Adv. Beg.) #419291-02 9/17 - 10/15 Veterans’ Memorial Park Sa - 10:00 - 11:00 AM Ages 7 - 12 years Mark Banford Fee: $70.00 (5 classes)

Wrestling A youth wrestling program is being started for the fall and winter season, please check back with Penfield Recreation for more info on dates and times.

This program is intended for the first time, beginner, and intermediate level shooter. It will emphasize the fundamentals of gun safety, safe gun handling and marksmanship for .177 cal air-pistol & rifle with Olympicstyle coaching and instruction. All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend and observe (especially the first two classes); help with administration and setup. This program is sponsored by the Genesee Conservation League and taught by N.R.A. certified instructors. All equipment and supplies are provided, but it is recommended that the participant bring their own shooting safety glasses with clear lenses. #417620-A 9/17 - 11/19 Sa - 8:45 - 11:15 AM Ages 12 - 18 years Genesee Conservation League 1570 Old Penfield Road Fee: $65.00 (10 classes)

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l o l w a e H en Fun! y l i m a F Games • Trick-or-Treat Hayrides • Crafts and more! FREE!

Friday, October 21 6:00 - 8:00 pm Penfield Community Center

The Young, Open & Honest Players This popular youth drama group is open to interested junior high and high school youth. No experience necessary. Bring your friends and give it a try! We do two shows a year. Call Pam at Recreation for more details of upcoming productions at 340-8664.

Auditions Sense and Sensibility September 12 - 4:00 PM Actors Ages 12 - 18 Penfield Community Center Performance November 18 - 20

Penfield’s Historic Ghost Walk This year’s ghost walk will unravel the “greatest excitement and consternation that prevailed” on a tragic night in Penfield in 1851. Spirits from the past will tell you their stories as you walk through the cemetery. Actors ages 15 and up are needed to play spirits of Penfield’s past. Call 340-8664 if you would like to participate.

Friday, October 21st*

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Tours begin at 6:30PM Tickets $5.00

Reservations can be made ahead of time by calling 340-8655. Check our web site at for more details.

Performance Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Adapted for the stage by Jessica Swale Performed with permission from Samuel French

Friday - Sunday, November 18, 19, 20 7:00 PM $10 adults / $5 students

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Adult Wellness Crafts & Arts


Would you like to surprise your friends and relatives with handmade Holiday cards? Then this class is for you! In each class we will make 10 Holiday/Christmas cards (5 each of 2 designs, different designs in each class). These cards will be made using high quality card stock, stamped images and embellishments. Please bring a pair of scissors and your favorite paper-craft adhesive (double-sided tape or a tape runner suggested). Envelopes provided and the class is open to all levels. Samples for each class will be on display a month before each class.

For anyone who has ever wanted to dance, here is your chance! Ballroom dancing is the perfect couples activity. This class will teach fundamentals in four different social dances: fox trot, waltz, rumba, and swing (jitterbug). The class is designed for beginners and those who have done some dancing, and want to improve their style. The instructor is an experienced dancer and teacher that makes dancing fun while also showing good posture, lead and follow tips, and smooth footwork. We also dance to music from every decade, Glenn Miller to Bruno Mars, so all ages can relate to the music. Get your dancing shoes on (leather soles preferred) and register today. Couples suggested but not required. Questions, call Steve at 967-6501.


Handmade Holiday Cards Social Ballroom Dancing

#432410-A 9/27 #432410-B 10/18 #432410-C 11/15 #432410-D 9/27, 10/18, 11/15 Tu - 6:30 - 8:30 PM Penfield Community Center Maureen Ward, Stampin’ Up! Fees: $24.00 for A, B or C $60.00 for D (all 3 classes)

Painting and Drawing

Art starts with desire! Come find the artist in you. Learn to paint. Choose your own medium (oil, ink, watercolor, pastel, pencil, or acrylic). Plan for a fun-filled adventure. Watercolor supplies provided for the first class. Beginners always welcome. #432460-A 9/19 - 11/7 M - 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon (8 classes) Penfield Community Center Martha Sweeney Fee: $64.00

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#432860-B 9/22 - 11/10 Th - 7:30 - 8:30 PM (8 classes) Penfield Community Center Steve Link, President of USA Dance Chapter #3005 Fee: $72.00 per person (Couples #432860-A - $144.00)


Learn to Ballroom Dance

Come and learn the fundamentals of ballroom dance at these free classes. Both teens and adults are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Flower City Chapter of USA Dance & Penfield Recreation. #432820-A 10/9, 11/13 Su - 5:15 - 6:00 PM Penfield Community Center Fee: Free (please pre-register)

AARP Driver Safety Program

Designed for the mature licensed driver to: tune up driving skills, update knowledge of age-related physical changes & adjust driving for these changes. Upon completion, participants may receive up to a 10% multiyear discount on auto insurance, and DMV may assess up to a 4-point reduction. You will develop a greater appreciation of driving challenges! #443455-01

9/13 & 9/15


10/18 & 10/20


11/15 & 11/17


12/13 & 12/15

Tu & Th - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 classes) Penfield Community Center AARP Instructor Fee: $20.00 AARP member Fee: $25.00 Non-member Checks only, payable to AARP

Gardening with Grossmans Bulb Planting for your Spring Container Color

Bulbs are available for purchase in our store. Bring your own pot or purchase one here.

Ballroom Dance Club

Beginners are welcome. Make new friends and get some exercise when you spend the evening ballroom dancing. For more info. please contact Steve Link of the Flower City Chapter of USA Dance at 967-6501 or visit Dress code is dressy casual or semi-formal (no jeans or sneakers). Please bring dry shoes to change into if the weather is wet. 10/9, 11/13, 12/11* Su - 6:00 - 9:00 PM Penfield Community Center Fee payable at the door: USA Dance Members - $7.00, Guests - $12.00, Students - Free with ID *The December dance is semiformal and features a live big band, the fee is $12.00 for everyone.

#434310-A Sa - 10:00 AM Fee: FREE


Stylish Late Summer Containers Bring your own 10” to 12” pot or purchase one here. #434310-B 9/18 Su - 1:00 PM Fee: $5.00 plus purchase of plant materials.

Fall Theme Terrarium Miniature garden. Purchase a container or bring in your own. #434310-C 9/25 Su - 1:00 PM $5.00 (fee includes instructor,soil,misc decorative stone.)



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Adult Wellness Dog Obedience Puppy Kindergarten


Start your puppy’s training off right! This six-week class is the start to your puppy’s socialization, focus and basic training. Your instruction includes housebreaking, problem solving, body language and the start to your beginning obedience commands. This class is open to dogs eight weeks to six months old. The first class is a discussion on class orientation, diet, exercise, behavior problems, crate training, and socializing…PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE 1st CLASS.

This six-week class gets down to business with the basics. Teach your canine friend how to take you for a walk without dragging you around. Together you will learn how to focus your dog and all the basic commands: “sit,” “down,” “stay,” and “come.” This class is for dogs six months and older. The first class is a discussion on class orientation, diet, exercise, behavior problems, and socializing, etc…PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE 1st CLASS. Proof of vaccinations needed.

#455850-A 9/10 - 10/29 (no class 9/24 & 10/22) Registration Sa - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 9/1 for residestarts Fee: $90.00 nts & non-reside nts.

#455850-B 9/10 - 10/29 (no class 9/24 & 10/22) Sa - 12:30 - 1:30 PM Registration Fee: $90.00 9/1 for residestarts nts & non-reside nts.

All dog classes held at the Penfield Community Center Gym (or courtyard located just beyond the Recreation entrance on the north side of the building if weather permits). Instruction by KB Dog Training. Questions, contact Kathy Boone at 880-5746.

Investing for a Successful Retirement

A workshop offered to help reduce the financial uncertainty and anxiety often connected with retirement. This fourpart workshop will guide participants in preparing a household retirement budget and developing a sound financial plan. Explore strategies to maximize social security benefits and learn how to structure your retirement portfolio to provide the income you need in retirement. Acquire key financial knowledge and skills to help build and monitor an individual investment portfolio. Participants will also learn the issues involved with 401(k) rollovers, IRAs, annuities and other retirement accounts. Finally, the workshop will help you answer many of the tough questions concerning health care costs, long term care and estate planning. Each participant will receive a course workbook and a CD containing the templates for a personal retirement income plan. #434853-01 10/19 - 11/9 W - 7:00 - 9:00 PM (4 classes) Penfield Community Center Brendan O’Kelly, CFP® and Jason Grover, AIF® Financial Advisor & Retirement Planning Specialist Fee: $20.00 individual (#434853-B - $25.00 couple)

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric Classes

Through a combination of self-paced online learning and instructor-led classroom skill session you will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate skill competency required for certification. The online portion features simulation learning – an interactive experience where participants respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the classroom skill session and must be taken on a Flash-enabled computer with a high speed Internet connection. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate valid for two years.

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED $70.00 - #431250-A

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults and meets OSHA/workplace requirements.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED $80.00 - #431250-B

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. M- 11/7 at 6:00-8:00 PM at Penfield Community Center. Note: When you register, a link to the on-line portion will be emailed to you. This must be completed before you attend the in-person class. Penfield Recreation

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Adult Wellness Symphony of the Soil

Women and Investing

“Symphony of the Soil” is a documentary about the future of food. It presents an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance we call the soil. It should be a must see for those interested in gardening and growing any type of plants, trees or shrubs. This presentation is free and sponsored by the Penfield Community Victory Garden located at 1747 Five Mile Line Road.

The course is a four-week class designed to help women build a foundation of knowledge for investing and planning for their financial future. We start with the basics such as: What is a CD, stock, bond, etc...? We’ll discuss how to build a diversified portfolio. What are the different kinds of insurance and how do they work? The last class focuses on estate planning starting with the basics such as What is a POA (Power of Attorney) and how does it work? Learning materials provided.

#431052-A 10/13 Th - 7:00 PM Penfield Community Center Fee: FREE




#434852-01 10/13 - 11/3 Th - 6:00 - 7:30 PM (4 classes) Penfield Community Center Courtney A. Laffler, CRPC Financial Advisor Edwards Jones Investments Fee: $10.00


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Adult Wellness Fitness, Health & Wellness Barre Barre is a fun, energetic, dance-inspired class that incorporates the fluidity of ballet, the flexibility of Yoga, and the core strengthening of Pilates. It is an easy-tofollow total body workout. This low impact program includes cardio, toning, lower-body sculpting and strengthening, and stretching. Light hand weights are used. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! All fitness levels are welcome. Please bring a Yoga mat & light hand weights, and a bottle of water. Questions, call Therese at 200-4085. #433870-A

9/17 - 10/22


11/5 - 12/17 (no class 11/26)


Sa - 9:00 - 10:00 AM (6 classes) Penfield Community Center Therese Bason, Certified Barre Instructor Fee: $48.00 each session

Boot Camp with Phil 45 minutes of a total body workout! This class will include running drills, steps, weights and bands. You do have the option to just use your own body weight! You will meet three times a week for six weeks. #433805-A 9/20 - 10/29 Tu & Th - 5:30 - 6:15 PM & Sa - 7:15 - 8:00 AM Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. Phil D’Angelo Fee: $99.00 (18 classes)

Forever Fit The time is now to start or continue toward your fitness goal. Join a co-ed, mixed level, low-impact aerobic class emphasizing stamina, strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination. This class is so much fun, you will forget you are working out. Classes given by Rosalind Walker, AFAA certified. Questions - call Rosalind at 370-2480.

*First class on 9/15 is FREE*

9/15 - 12/13 (no class 11/8, 11/24) Tu & Th - 10:00 - 11:00 AM Penfield Community Center Fees: 8 classes - $56.00 - #433840-A 12 classes - $78.00 - #433840-B 23 classes - $126.00 - #433840-C

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Getting the Body I Want

Healthy Happy Feet Course

A holistic approach to weight loss & body image. If you have ever experienced any foot Mindfulness eating helps you to identify why you’re eating and how to stop or limit the amount you consume. You will learn how to change your eating patterns through creative visualization, literally rewiring your brain! Components of the class include nutritional tips, fitness exercises, yoga, dance, journaling, and guided visualization. Bring your mat and get ready for a creative experience. Questions call Alana at 9530503. #433815-A 9/21 - 11/30 (no class 10/12, 10/19, 11/23) W - 6:00 - 7:00 PM (8 classes) Penfield Community Center Alana Cahoon, Creative Coach & Natural Health Professional Fee: $80.00

Healing &Transformative Power of Meditation Meditation is not just about being quiet nor is it about the absence of challenges; it is about being the witness or observer of one’s life experiences. Through increasing awareness or mindfulness, we learn to transcend the ego self that thrives on drama, pain and suffering. Meditation develops concentration and promotes deep relaxation, with the brain emitting alpha and theta waves. By incorporating the art of mindfulness into our daily life, we will pave the way to a new mode of being that emanates inner peace and joy. #463825-A 10/17 -11/14 M - 6:30 - 7:45 PM (5 classes) Penfield Community Center Usha Shah Fee: $55.00

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issues or foot pain, or just want to keep your feet as healthy as possible, this course is for you! This is an 8 hour course consisting of 4 sessions, 2 hours each. Over the 4 sessions, we will explore basic foot mechanics, knowledge of how foot function affects whole-body health, common foot pathologies and how to prevent/help them, and the role of footwear on foot health and foot pain. You will come away with an innovative set of exercises to restore foot function and strengthen the muscles of your feet to prevent future problems. Handouts, instructional exercise sheets, and a half-round foam roller will be given to each student to keep. Bring your yoga mat and a large bath towel (or yoga blanket or beach towel) to class and be ready to start mobilizing the joints and strengthening the muscles of your feet! Questions, call Jackie at 315-1726.


#433855-A 11/2 - 11/23 W - 9:00 - 11:00 AM (4 classes) Penfield Community Center Jackie Holtzman, Body Renewal & Rejuvenation Fee: $128.00

Pilates Mat With Therese The Pilates Method was designed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. This unique system of body conditioning strengthens and stretches the core muscles (abs, back, hips and rear). The focus of this mat class is developing core strength, flexibility and balance, and relieving stress. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while working the deep muscles of the core. The benefits include improved posture and range of motion in the joints, injury prevention, increased flexibility, and building a balanced body. No previous Pilates experience is required. Please bring a mat and light hand weights. Questions, call Therese at 200-4085. #433865-A 9/20 - 12/20 (no classes 10/25, 11/22 & 12/6) Tu - 6:00 - 6:50 PM (11 classes) Penfield Community Center Therese Bason, Certified IM=X Pilates Instructor Fee: $88.00



Adult Wellness Vinyasa Yoga

Zumba Gold

Vinyasa or Flow Yoga is one of the most popular styles of Yoga. Stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques connect to movement and breath through the flow of poses. Benefits include improved flexibility, muscle tone, and increased body strength. Increased stamina provides for better balance and coordination. Participants should bring their own mat and bottled water (also block and strap, if available). All levels welcome. Poses modified for beginners. Questions, call Therese at 200-4085.

Zumba is the fastest growing dance/ aerobic craze around! And Zumba Gold is specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and International dance rhythms created in the original Zumba and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner participant, and other special populations who may need modifications for success. This explosive program is low-impact, easy to follow and guaranteed to provide the participant with a safe and effective total body workout! Women and men of all ages enjoy Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, rock & roll, and more and burn calories at the same time. “Ditch the workout and join the party!” Questions - call Rosalind at 370-2480.

#433850-A 9/22 - 12/15 (no class 10/27 & 11/24) Th - 6:30 - 7:20 PM (11 classes) Penfield Community Center Therese Bason, Certified Yoga Fit Fee: $82.00

Yoga for Beginners Yoga helps the body become stronger, more flexible, and more energetic. Start with basic meditation, breathing, and sun salutations. Then learn how to use the breath to flow between yoga poses. Each week will build on the one before so that you can build a yoga practice that you can do anywhere. Bring a mat, towel, & bottled water. All levels are welcome as more advanced students may enjoy pose breakdowns to review body mechanics and alignment. Questions, call Therese at 200-4085. #433866-A 9/22 - 11/17 (no class 10/27) Th - 5:30 - 6:20 PM (8 classes) Penfield Community Center Therese Bason, Certified Yoga Fit Fee: $60.00

Volleyball Intermediate Co-ed Play

Competitive play for experienced players - focusing on defensive skills and advance plays. Limited enrollment. #439610-A 9/15 - 12/15 (no class 10/27 & 11/24) Th - 7:45 - 9:45 PM (12 classes) Penfield Community Center Gym Marcia Orlandini Fee: $55.00

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*First Class on 9/14 is Free* #433890-A 9/14 - 12/14 W - 9:15 - 10:00 AM Penfield Community Center Rosalind Walker, Certified Zumba Instructor Fee: $75.00 (13 classes)

Zumba Come enjoy the workout that feels like a party and is adaptable for everyone! Zumba is a fusion of dance music/moves from around the world, combined with fitness movements. There are no right or wrong steps and no experience or dance ability is needed! Just do what feels comfortable for you and enjoy! Burn up to 900 calories in one hour with instructor, Shelley (Contento) Ball. Shelley has been teaching Zumba, dance, and fitness classes for all levels and populations, both locally and internationally for over 14 years. She is extremely passionate about her classes, her students, and her routines. Come feel the music and get hooked on the energy! #433860-01 9/19 - 10/31 Fee: $42.00 (7 classes)

Recreation & Sport Beginning Pickleball Pickleball is a great way for mature athletes to stay fit (full mobility required). This class will introduce the basic rules of play for the game and allow the novice player to get familiar with serving, scoring, rules, and equipment for both singles and doubles play. #463820-A 9/26 - 10/31 (no class 10/10) M - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (5 classes) #463820-B 9/26 - 10/31 (no class 10/10) M - 3:30 - 4:30 PM (5 classes) #463820-C 11/7 - 12/5 M - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (5 classes) #463820-D 11/7 - 12/5 M - 3:30 - 4:30 PM (5 classes) Penfield Community Center Dick Seils Fee: $49.00

Advanced Pickleball Class #463820-E 9/20 - 10/11 #463820-F 10/18 - 11/15 (no class 11/8) Tu - 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM #463820-G 9/23 - 10/14 F - 10:30 - 11:30 AM Penfield Community Center Bob Stokes Fee: $40.00 (4 classes)

Pickleball Clinics I This clinic is customized to meet the needs of the players in the class. Great opportunity to brush up on specific skills #463820-H 9/20 #463820-I 9/27 #463820-J 10/4 #463820-K 10/11 Tu - 12:15 - 1:15 PM Penfield Community Center Bob Stokes Fee: $20.00

#433860-02 11/7 - 12/12 Fee: $36.00 (6 classes) M - 6:00 - 7:00 PM Penfield Community Center Shelly (Contento) Ball

Open Pickleball Court our

Wellness Partner

Penfield Recreation

Call the Recreation office at 340-8655 or online at for open dates and times at Penfield Community Center gym.

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Adult Wellness Basketball League - Sundays For Men

Basketball for 35+

Basketball For Adults - “Billy Ball”

FORE attending. Please bring both a light and a dark colored t-shirt.

This is your chance to stay fit and in shape at the age of 35+ while playing pick-up Sundays - starting in early January. Games basketball. Supervised play. Registration mid-morning through mid-afternoon; played will be limited to the first 40 people. at the Penfield Community Center for 10 9/22 - 12/15 (no play 11/24) 12 weeks. Registration is on a team sign-up #431420-A basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Th - 7:30 - 9:00 PM Contact Penfield Recreation and leave your Bay Trail School Gymnasium name & address. Info letters will be sent out Steve Geier Fee: $32.00 (12 weeks) in November. NOTE: Limited enrollment. Must register BE-

Basketball for 50+

Come and play some of the finest pick-up Come out and enjoy a friendly game of basketball in the area. pick-up basketball with emphasis on fun and exercise. #431410-A 9/19 - 12/12 (no play 10/10) M - 7:30 - 9:00 PM Bay Trail School Gymnasium Bill Palmer Fee: $32.00 (12 weeks) NOTE: Must register BEFORE attending.

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#441470-A 9/18 - 12/18 (no play 10/23 & 11/6) Su - 3:30 - 5:00 PM (12 classes) Penfield Community Center Gym Fee: $35.00

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Judo - Bushido Kai Bushido Kai ( is organized for males and females ages 10 years old thru adults. Classes are taught by certified instructors, black belts and others. This martial art is taught as a sport, yet is also good for self-defense. Many members participate in local, regional, and international tournaments, and have won numerous awards. Uniforms are required and can be rented for $10.00 and a deposit check (see instructor at 1st class). #435020-A/B 9/19 - 12/19 (no class 10/24, 10/26, 11/23) M & W - 7:15 - 9:15 PM (24 classes) Penfield Community Center Bushido Kai Judo Club - Chief Instructor, 2008 Pan-Am Gold Medalist Heiko Rommelmann Jr. Fee: $80.00 - #435020-A (Family Rate: $65.00 per additional family member - Course #435020-B)

Soccer League for Women There is a women’s soccer league on Saturdays beginning September 10. There may still be openings for individuals. Please call the Recreation Department for details at 340-8655.



Adult Wellness Van Trips

Please note: Van outings depart on time, so please arrive 10 minutes early. All stated return times are approximate.

Fall Foliage

Vineyard Express

A Wonderful Day Excursion!

Back for another great fall outing. The wonders of fall in New York! Visit the Genesee Abby & Mount Morris Dam. Drive through Letchworth State Park. Lunch at the Glen Iris Inn. Travel home through Portageville, Nunda, and Dansville.

Board the train in Lockport for a scenic ride to Medina Railroad Museum for a museum tour. Train will then proceed to Spring Lake Winery for an enjoyable buffet dinner and live music. Your excursion includes: A Medina Railroad Museum Tour • Wine (first beverage included at Spring Lake Winery) and dinner at Spring Lake • Live music by the lake All Aboard! 1:00 Board train in Lockport, NY 1:30-2:30 Scenic ride to Medina Railroad Museum, tour of museum. 3:15 Re-board train for Spring Lake Winery. 3:30-6:00 Enjoy wine, your dinner and live music. #349450-06 Su - 10/2 Depart Community Center 11:30 AM Return 8:30 PM Fee: $75.00 (Registration began 5/2)

#449450-02 W - 10/19 Depart Community Center 9:30 AM Returns 4:30 PM Fee: $41.00 (includes lunch) Menu Selection: Roast Turkey - sliced turkey, bread stuffing, home style gravy and cranberry sauce or Roast Sirloin - thinly sliced served with a mushroom brown sauce.

Windmill Farm & Craft Market

Enjoy a great fall day and spend some time in the country. Shop, browse, grab something to eat and take some time to view the custom and classic car show. Lunch on your own at the many food vendors at the Windmill Market. Lunch on own. A great way to enjoy the Christmas season! Stroll the streets of downtown Skaneateles #449450-01 Sa - 10/8 and join the fun of Dickens Christmas. Depart Community Center 10:00 AM Lunch on your own.

Dickens Christmas

Returns 3:00 PM Fee: $14.00

#449450-03 Sa - 12/3 Depart Community Center 9:30 AM Returns 4:00 PM Fee: $15.00

Friday Out to Lunch Tillman’s Village Inn

Cottage Hotel of Mendon

Over 185 years Tillmans Village Inn has served historically great food!

Enjoy a ride out to Mendon and lunch at the Cottage Hotel.

#449450-04 F - 9/30 Depart Community Center 11:30 AM, returns 2:30 PM Fee: $10.00 (lunch on your own)

#449450-06 F - 11/18 Depart Community Center 11:00 AM, returns 2:30 PM Fee: $10.00 (lunch on your own)

Holloway House

Brook House

#449450-05 F - 10/28 Depart Community Center 11:00 AM, returns 2:00 PM Fee: $10.00 (lunch on your own)

#449450-07 F - 12/16 Depart Community Center 11:00 AM, returns 2:30 PM Fee: $10.00 (lunch on your own)

The Holloway House was first established in 1808 when the local blacksmith, Peter Holloway, saw a need for a wayside tavern in East Bloomfield. Many stage coach lines made stops at “Holloway’s Inn”.



Enjoy the holiday season, the dining area is decorated with hundreds of twinkling lights, animated figures, and holiday decorations to add even more color and life to the already festive atmosphere.

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Adult Wellness Performing Arts

Geva Theater Ticket Policy:

Tickets must be purchased two weeks prior to show date. No refunds for tickets two weeks out. Minimum number required for program.

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®winning, rollicking romp is fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musical comedies ever written. Pseudolus, a crafty slave, will do anything to win his freedom, including trying to win the hand of the beautiful (but dim) courtesan-nextdoor for his young master. With hilarious twists and turns, mistaken identity, slamming doors (and a showgirl or two), Forum has “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson


Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Empty nesters Greg and Kate have relocated back to Manhattan after two decades of raising their family in the suburbs. As Kate observes: “The dog phase of my life is definitely over.” When Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart Labradoodle, in Central Park and brings her home, she becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to howlingly hilarious and touching effect. Written by A.R. Gurney Directed by Mark Cuddy

Joanna surprises her liberal white parents when she brings home John, her AfricanAmerican fiancé, to meet them. However, she shocks even John by inviting his disapproving parents to dinner. A clash of generations and races ensues when both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their long-held beliefs are put to the test. This funny and poignant stage adaptation offers a fresh interpretation of the beloved Academy Award®-winning film.

#449310-02 W - 2/1/17 Depart Community Center: 12:45 PM Fee: $35.00

Written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer Directed by Sean Daniels Adapted by Todd Kreidler #449310-03 W - 3/8/17 Depart Co mmunity Center: 12:45 PM Fee: $35.00

#449310-01 W - 11/2/16 Depart Community Center: 12:45 PM Fee: $35.00

Pops Series Gershwin Favorites

Soul Unlimited

Gala Holiday POPS

Jeff Tyzik, conductor Doug LaBrecque, vocals

Jeff Tyzik, conductor Ellis Hall, vocalist

Jeff Tyzik, conductor Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAulliffe, co-directors

Get ready for an evening of exuberant music and “fascinatin’ rhythms!” Tenor Doug LaBrecque performs favorites like “I’ve Got Rhythm” and “Embraceable You,” while Rochester City Ballet brings Gershwin’s Preludes to life. Plus, Jon Nakamatsu returns for Gershwin’s jazzy Concerto in F and the iconic Rhapsody in Blue, celebrating the 10th anniversary of his CD release with the RPO and Jeff Tyzik that climbed to #3 on the Billboard charts. #449330-01 Sa - 10/1 Departs Community Center: 7:00 PM Fee: $39.00

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Known for his passionate delivery of soul-searing rhythm and blues in a style reminiscent of Motown’s greatest legends, Ellis Hall was a protégé of Ray Charles and former lead singer of Tower of Power. Join the “ambassador of soul” for a night of classic R&B, featuring hits by Stevie Wonder; Marvin Gaye; The Temptations; Earth, Wind & Fire; and more. #449330-02 Sa - 10/22 Departs Community Center: 7:00 PM Fee: $39.00

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Sleigh bells ring and jingle bells chime as Rochester’s favorite holiday tradition returns! Join Jeff Tyzik and a 200-voice high school chorale for a festive concert of treasured carols that’s sure to bring put you in the holiday spirit! #449330-03 Sa - 12/17 Departs Community Center: 1:00 PM (note time) Fee: $39.00

Tickets must be purchased two weeks prior to show date. No refunds for tickets two weeks out. Minimum number required for program.



Adult Wellness General Info Exercise


Adults 55+

your mind, meet new people every


Tuesdays - Games for the Brain / Lunch (WE HAVE LUNCH AVAILABLE THIS DAY FOR ONLY $4)

The Tuesday Game Day has grown organically with folks just stopping by to see what was going on in the community room every Tuesday around 9:30 AM. People begin to drift in, grabbing a cup of coffee and then heading to a game table. What’s going on is a variety of spirited games that are taking root from table to table. Some folks play cards, some play dominoes, quite a few have taken to scrabble and before you know it we have a room full of card playing, domino counting, word creating fun! Stop by and join a table or start a new game on your own. There is always complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate, and if you stay long enough (most do) a homemade sit down lunch is served at noon for only $4. Registration is not required but you must purchase lunch tickets at least 24 hrs in advance at the recreation office.

*PLEASE NOTE: No program 9/13*

Transportation available this day - see below.

Tuesday Lunch


Each Tuesday, lunch will be available at the Penfield Community Center for the cost of $4.00 (no lunch 9/13,12/27). The Tuesday lunch will include a sandwich with a cup of soup or a salad. Lunch is served at 12:00 Noon. Orders and registrations for lunch must be received at least the day before. Registration forms as well as menus for “Tuesday Lunch” are available at the Community Center and online at

Contact Sally Hoffman at 261-2105 if you are interested in playing Bridge on Thursday mornings at the Penfield Community Center.

Free Tuesday Transportation Transportation to and from the Penfield Community Center is available on Tuesday mornings for 55+ adults who have no other means of transportation. Must make reservations by the day before the service is needed; subject to van availability. Space is limited.

Free Blood Pressure Checks by the Penfield Volunteer Ambulance every third Tuesday of the month in the Community Room - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Please call to confirm prior to coming.

Penfield Rotary Band - Nels Carman Big Band Night The first Tuesday of each month (except in September) the Penfield Rotary Band will play two hours of your favorite big band sounds for dancing and listening. 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6 7:30 - 9:30 PM Penfield Community Center Fee: $1.00 - Pay at the door

More programs in the DEAR section See pages 26-35 for more programming for Adults 55+.

Eldersource Eldersource Care Management Services, a collaborative of LIFESPAN and Catholic Family Center, is a community intake, assessment and care management system. It features one telephone number entry into age-related services and professional social workers who guide older adults and care-givers through the complex long-term care system. For information call 325-2800. An Eldersource case worker will be at the Penfield Community Center the last Tuesday of every month.



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DEAR Daytime Education at Recreation - Wisdom at its finest hour! We are excited to offer another full fall season of classes and lectures to our consortium of lifetime learners. Engaging in intellectual, socially viable cognitive activities help to keep our minds sharp and alert while reducing the risk or delaying the onset of age-related concerns. Daytime Education at Recreation at the Penfield Community Center has become an important staple to adults who understand the significance of this idea and would like to reshape the way they spend leisure time, meeting new and interesting people along the way. Join the national movement to learn and share life experience with others, exploring the multitude of free programs available in the following pages. Our programs are free but we do rely on additional donations and volunteers to keep the program alive and vibrant. We are always looking for new volunteers to create and facilitate new programs of interest. If you are a scholar of life and would like to share some of your passions, expertise or interests with others please give the Penfield Recreation Department a call, 340-8664. “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t yet met” - William Butler Yeats

Free Classes Memoir Writing in the Local History Room Conveying personal stories, experiences and memories through writing or recording is one of the most important documents you can leave to your family, community and if you really think about it...civilizations to come. Your story is unique unto you and can help document a way of life. This program will help get you started and give you that much needed excuse to start writing. Your story is important and should definitely be told. With today’s technology it is even easier than ever. Put this class on your to-do list for the fall and find interesting ways to get started and stay motivated. #466410-A 9/27 - 11/1 Tu - 10:30 - 11:45 AM Penfield Community Center, History Room Kathy Kanauer Free (registration required)

of Interest

The Tudor Monarchs The Tudors ruled for 118 years and Tudor England saw two of the strongest monarchs ever to sit on the English throne: King Henry VIII and his daughter Queen Elizabeth I. The years between the crowning of Henry VII in 1485 and the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 saw the old religious order swept away, the establishment of the American colonies, the foundation of the Royal Navy and the power of Europe challenged. This class will illustrate the dramatic lineage of the Tudor royal line beginning with Henry VII and ending with the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the Tudor’s effect on British society that reaches to our present day. #466410-B 9/22 - 11/3 (no class 10/13) Th - 1:45 - 2:45 PM Free (registration required)

Good Morning Current Affairs Start off your week each Monday morning conversing with fellow DEAR colleagues about the current news in the world. Free coffee will be provided. This program will be facilitated by the those attending. Bring a topic or two to help prompt the discussion. No registration is required. Meetings will begin on 9/19 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM (no program 10/10 & 12/26).

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Famous Personalities and Controversies in Religious History From the Rochester Heresy Trial to epic battles over the Separation of Church and State and from Billy Sunday to Madame Blavatsky, there is certainly no shortage of interesting personalities and controversies in religious history. This seminar will look at a selection of some of the more interesting people and disputes that have occurred throughout history #466410-C 9/30 - 10/21 (no class 10/10) F - 12:00 - 1:00 PM Free (registration required) Jack Kowiak

The Creative Brain To be creative you have to be creative. It’s what’s called a vicious circle. The brain is a creativity machine. You just need to know how to manipulate your software to make it work for you. This four-week session will put your creative energy to work using interactive games, exercises and lectures to enhance your imagination and give you an excuse to think outside the box. #466410-S 9/19 - 10/3 M - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pam Mount Free (registration required)



DEAR The Renaissance The term Renaissance, literally means “rebirth” and is the period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages. It witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the decline of the feudal system, the growth of commerce, and the invention of paper, printing, the mariner’s compass, and gunpowder. To the scholars and thinkers of the day, however, it was primarily a time of the revival of classical learning and wisdom after a long period of cultural decline and stagnation. #466410-D 10/5 - 10/19 W - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Joe Meli Free (registration required)

Science Made Easy MATH AND SCIENCE FOR NONSCIENTISTS Have you ever built your own balance and then calibrated it, and then use it to measure the densities of different materials? Or how about build a simple electronic circuit and then explore how the explosive progression of these circuits has led to the computer age we now enjoy. Well stop by and become a human computer and pit your skills against those of a smart phone. We aren’t finished yet.... Become a detective as you learn how to interpret scientifically based clues in order to put together models of real molecules. This is a must for anyone who missed out in these hands on science projects in school or don’t remember the these amazing experiments. Never too late to learn so join us for an hour or more of science for the novice science student. #466410-E 10/18 - 11/1 Tu - 1:00 - 2:30 PM Frank Lovechio Free (registration required)

Don’t Forget!

Register early for your program - if it doesn’t meet minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled!



Song of Ice and Fire

Shakespeare’s World Take a tour through the theatrical world of William Shakespeare! We will be exploring life outside the text of the bard’s plays, and try to gain a better understanding of the people and the places that inspired his work, the other playwrights and actors he worked alongside. We will also look at costumes, makeup and special effects of theatre in his time and how it compares to theatre of today, as well as the role of the monarchy, censorship and so much more. In a time when seeing a show was akin to seeing sorcery before ones eyes, what was it like to cast the spell? #466410-F 11/2 - 12/14 (no class 11/23) W - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Emma Milligan Free (registration required)

T.E. Lawrence and the Desert An exploration of the life of the renowned British war hero Lawrence of Arabia through his own writing, and through the many images the media has portrayed of him since his unconventional tactics in battle led to a sweeping victory in the Arab revolt. The importance of fact verses fiction, and the repercussions of the Paris Peace Convention in the Middle East to this day will all tie back to the story of an odd and indomitable British officer who truly changed the world.

A biweekly reading adventure into the world of George R.R. Martin’s wildly successful fantasy series, a Song of Ice and Fire. Explore complex characters, intricate story lines and political intrigue of Martin’s epic fantasy novel series beginning with the Game of Thrones. Our focus will be on the parallels to historical regimes. Each week we will concentrate on a few chapters at a time as we make our way through this exciting and thought provoking story. #466410-I 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9 W - 10:00 - 11:00 AM Emma Milligan Free (registration required)

Ghostly Encounters: True Ghost Stories This is for anyone who has a personal ghost story to share. Have you had a close encounter with a spirit? Well, be a part of the discussion: Are ghosts real? Do they exist? If you are a believer, stop by to tell us why. Please note this program is for entertainment purposes only. #466410-J 10/25 Tu - 1:00 - 2:00 PM Penfield Community Center Free (registration required)

#466410-G 9/20 - 10/11 Tu - 1:00 - 2:00 PM Emma Milligan Free (registration required)

Writing Circle An opportunity for writers of any genre to share their work in a positive and constructive group setting. With biweekly writing prompts, group feedback and discussions of the semantics of different writing styles and mediums, this group will push you to write outside your comfort zone, and share your work with a community of fellow writers. Open to all skill levels, all genres of writing. #466410-H 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30 W - 10:00 - 11:00 AM Emma Milligan Free (registration required)

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Movers and Shakers of the Millennium - since 1000 From the History Advisory Board of Life Magazine we will review their choices for the most important events leaders, thinkers, and inventors that were the most influential in shaping our modern world. Your opinion counts so feel free to research your own choices to add to the list. #466410-K 11/4 F - 10:30 - 11:30 AM Penfield Community Center Free (registration required)

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DEAR Trail of Tears Not everyone was included in the new Jacksonian Democracy. There was no initiative from Jacksonian Democrats to include women in political life or to combat slavery. But, it was the NATIVE AMERICAN who suffered most from Andrew Jackson’s vision of America. Jackson, both as a military leader and as President, pursued a policy of removing INDIAN TRIBES from their ANCESTRAL LANDS. This relocation would make room for SETTLERS and often for SPECULATORS who made large profits from the purchase and sale of land. (From #466410-L 9/28 & 10/5 W - 1:00 - 2:30 PM John Schmeelk Free (registration required)

Slavic Mythology of Novgorod Rand Darrow is a local artist, writer and puppet creator who studied Russian history before becoming an art teacher in Red Jacket, NY. He has since retired from teaching leaving time to pick up on his love and exploration of Slavic folklore. His passion and zeal for the subject lead him to begin writing his own legends based on Russian settings and themes and eventually paintings, music, and poetry would follow. His work has been exhibited in art galleries, libraries and the Eastman School of music in New York and he has partnered with the sister city of Novgorod to share culture heritage. In this program Rand will share his work and a history of the inspiration from Slavic Mythology, as well as a performance of his original telling of the Slavic Halloween Tale Sava’s Ring on October 31. #466410-M 10/17 & 10/31 M - 1:00 - 2:00 PM Free (registration required)

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Bullis The Fighting Quaker

Interactive Games for the Brain

John L. Bullis, was a much-decorated American soldier from Macedon, NY and was also a New York Quaker. He endured wounds from the battle at Harpers Ferry and Gettysburg and was imprisoned for 10 months at the brutal Libby Prison in Virginia. Despite his horrific experiences he went on to lead as a captain to the 118th USCT Infantry, and in 1873, was promoted to First Lieutenant, and re-assigned to command the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts at Fort Clark, Texas. In 1898–1899 he served in the Spanish–American War in Cuba and then just before retiring was promoted to Brigadier General by Theodore Roosevelt. This local piece of history is an amazing story that weaves the perils of war, the strength of character and the brevity of leadership along with some very interesting facts and stories that surround his significant life in American history.

Join Nels Carman to play some fun, intelligent, thought provoking games such as Which Doesn’t Belong and Why? from the Don Imus show, and other brain stumping games to stimulate your brain and your funny bone. Come prepared to interact with other game enthusiasts as Nels provides an afternoon of creative fun.

#466410-N 11/7 M - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Free (registration required) Rand Darrow

How to Use Pinterest 101: for the Holidays

In this one-hour class we will discuss the social craze surrounding Pinterest and how to use the basic format, and then how it can be used to help you prepare for the holidays. This class is designed for the novice user as it will give step by step instructions of how to begin. #466410-O 11/1 Tu - 2:30 - 3:30 PM (1 class) Penfield Community Center Free (registration required)

Roadside America A fun look at the roadside attractions of America’s past as well as some modern attractions that have inspired the website Roadside Architecture, creativity, and self-promotion are explored as we view images of these historical places as well as some very strange and unique locations in the Eastern part of the country. #466410-P 11/18 & 12/2 F - 1:00 - 2:00 PM Free (registration required) Pam Gerace Mount

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#466410-Q 12/7 W - 1:00 - 2:30 PM Free (registration required) Nels Carman

History Sleuths Unite! The History of World’s Fairs We are a weekly research group that pick a topic to explore and then meet each week sharing our selected topics with each other. Along the way our facilitator introduces interesting and pertinent videos, books, articles to broaden our over all perspective on the subject. Some of our past topics have been the Life and Work of Norman Rockwell, Women of the Civil War, Words of Utopia, First Ladies of the Civil War. This session we will explore the history of the Worlds Fairs. The initial meeting will be on 9/23 and then we will begin meeting weekly on 10/28. #466410-R 9/23, 10/28 - 12/23 (no class on 11/11 & 11/25) F - 12:00 - 1:30 PM Free (registration required)

Actors Needed! Historic Ghost Walk at Oakwood Cemetery Please call 340-8664 for information. Details about walk on page 37.



DEAR Free Thursday Lecture Series


Thailand: Beyond “The A Curator’s Day at the National Museum of Play King & I” Presentation with Props Get a surprising glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes at the National Museum of Play with The Strong’s chief curator. Using an assortment of props and hands-on materials, this interactive talk takes listeners through a fast-paced and humorous tour of the tasks and challenges that go into making a museum function. You’ll never look at an exhibit the same way. 9/29 #464010-01 Lunch $6.00 #464010-02 Lecture only Christopher Bensch, Strong Museum of Play

The Perfect Doctor The perfect doctor would be one who could understand both the patient and the complexity of this moment in modern medicine. It wouldn’t hurt if he or she was an excellent communicator with a good sense of humor. Atul Gawande may well be this kind of paragon: a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998, he has written four New York Times best sellers, is a Harvard professor, and an endocrine surgeon. This lecture focuses on Gawane’s insights into navigating our American health system which can sometimes offer more than ever before in human history, but which is easily as frustrating as it is amazing. 10/6 #464010-03 #464010-04 Rosemary Irwin


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lunch prior to the lecture:

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Retired world history teacher Judith Dupre will present this exciting lecture. Most of us have an indelible image of Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr dancing across the stage or silver screen. But what is the real story of Anna and the King? How did Thailand manage to be the only Southeast Asian country to avoid colonization? Why is Thailand often called “The Land of Smiles”? What is the true meaning of a ‘white elephant’? Learn the answers to these and more questions as we examine the history and culture of exotic and mystical Thailand. 10/13 #464010-05 #464010-06 Judy Dupre

Lunch $6.00 Lecture only

Parrish Blue Maxfield Parrish worked in what is known as the Golden Age of Illustration. A time in American history between 1900 -1940 when artists such as Parrish, A.C. Wyatt and Howard Pyle thrived with commercial success illustrating for magazines and books. Parrish’s style is unquestionably one of the most recognized of his contemporaries and it has transcended time, seeping into modern culture creating new generations of fans who love and appreciate his fantasy infused, dream inspired images. 10/20 #464010-07 #464010-08 Don Nelson-Nasca

Reclamation and Restoration – The Maya Way of Life Join us when Tom Ward from Gates Presbyterian Church, shares the story of Guatemala Partners and their work with the Achi Mayas of the Rabinal, Guatemala area. Learn about the nearly four decades of government sanctioned genocide against the Mayas and what has happened since the Peace Accords were signed in 1996. Tom will share the involvement of Gates and Batavia Presbyterian Church and how this 20 year old project has forced them to think differently of how churches do mission and the partnership that has been formed. There will be video of the visit to the Rochester area this past June and how lives were touched and affected on both sides of the border. 11/3 #464010-11 #464010-12 Tom Ward

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Disney World Disney fan George Vorhauer is very excited to share his love and knowledge of Disney World. He visits annually and has many great stories, facts, and travel details about visiting Disney World. Spend an hour transported to the warm and happy world of Disney. Lunch $6.00 Lecture only


As November approaches - let us explore the history and intricacies of elections. Special emphasis on the mechanics of modern day voting in our state and nation. Lunch $6.00 Lecture only

Fans of both Robin Williams and Oliver Saks would know that they worked together on the movie Awakenings, based upon Oliver Sacks medical account explaining the realities of patients dealing with the very disease Robin Williams was told he had before his suicide. We will spend an hour looking at the questions and answers raised by the lives of both these great men, focusing on their famous “awakenings” and the dilemmas we all face and need to share. 11/17 #464010-15 #464010-16 Rosemary Irwin

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Nuts and Bolts of Elections

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DEAR Ongoing Social Wellness Activities Wednesday Tea Salon

Friday Film Series

Every Wednesday enjoy hot tea, dessert, stimulating conversation, and a great escape from a busy day. Tea is always served in china and the desserts are always delectable. The first Wednesday of the month a book review with Kim Catalanello from the Penfield Public Library. Second Wednesday of the month our guest is Donovan Shilling Book discussion with Sharon Vito the third Wednesday of the month. Books are provided for book discussion on a first come first serve basis and are available at Wednesday Teas. (No tea 11/23 & 12/28)

2:30 PM

Tea with D Local historian and author Donovan Shilling will visit the second Wednesday of each month to share one of his many stories on Rochester history. He is a walking museum and often brings antiquities from Rochester’s past, making his talks even more interesting and memorable. #462620-A #462620-B #462620-C #462620-D

9/14 10/12 11/9 12/14

W - 1:00 - 2:00 PM Penfield Community Center Free (registration required)


9/30, 10/28, 11/18 Sponsored by the Penfield Public Library and Penfield Recreation Films are presented in full stereo sound with a large screen format. A variety of movies are chosen each month and include classics and recently released films. Please note films are subject to change depending on availability. You can call the Penfield Recreation Dept. for monthly titles. Registration is not required. No film for December.

Book Club Third Wednesday of the month after Wednesday Tea (around 1:30) we begin book club. A lively discussion for readers who like to dissect their novels. Books for the following discussion are given out at the book discussion. If you are not able to make the discussion please call 340-8664 to reserve a copy of the book. Participants are not required to read the book to attend the book club.

Knitting Refresher Class

Need a little help getting started or an idea for a new project? Join our knitting class on Monday afternoons. Avid knitter Joyce Bossard will be leading the next session of knitting projects. This is a great way to get Learn the basic skills to play the American back into the routine of knitting so you can version of Mah Jongg. This exciting begin all those early Christmas gifts. Get stimulating and challenging game, is a great help casting on, or get a new pattern and assistance on how to get it started. way to keep those brain cells motivated. some Even first time knitters can partake in this It’s not called the “Game of a Thousand program. Great fun in a very supportive Intelligences” for nothing. Come see why and friendly environment! Please bring a so many Americans are now addicted to this #8 needle and a skein of worsted weight very ancient past time. yarn if new to the craft.

Mah Jongg for Beginners

#466610-A 9/26 - 10/24 (no class 10/10) M - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 classes) Penfield Community Center Fee: $50 - fee includes official large size Mah Jongg playing card.

#462640-A 9/26 - 12/5 (no class 10/10) M - 1:00 - 3:00 PM Penfield Community Center Joyce Bossard Fee: $15.00

Adults 55+

History Readers Needed to bring history alive! Needed: Men to read roles for the staged reading of the historical civil war drama “Bullis” by local playwright Rand Darrow. The play is a fascinating account of John L. Bullis, who was a much-decorated American soldier from Macedon, NY. He endured wounds from the battle at Harpers Ferry and Gettysburg and was imprisoned for 10 months at the brutal Libby Prison in Virginia. Despite his horrific experiences he went on to lead as a captain to the 118th USCT Infantry. The United States Colored Troops were a unit composed of runaway and freed black slaves who had volunteered to fight against the Confederacy. Role assignments will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 11:00 AM at the Penfield Community Center. There will be weekly rehearsals beginning September 26 with a staged reading for an audience on December 1.

Please call 340-8664 if you would like to be a part of this special presentation.

Tuesday & Wednesday Open Mah Jongg

Stop in to meet up with other Mah Jongg players. This open Mah Jongg time is for experienced players. Participants for open Mah Jongg must organize game play amongst themselves and must supply their own Mah Jongg boards and cards. Lunch is available on Tuesdays for $4.00 but must be ordered in advance. Tu - 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM - ongoing W - 2:00 - 4:00 PM - ongoing Penfield Community Center

Tuesdays Games for the Brain / Lunch See page 26. Note: no program on 9/13 &12/27. Penfield Recreation

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DEAR Great Courses The Great Course Club The Great Courses bring engaging professors to you remotely through recorded DVDs. Since 1990, great teachers from the Ivy League, Stanford, Georgetown, and other leading colleges and universities have crafted over 390 courses for lifelong learners. The DEAR program has secured permission to offer The Great Course at the Penfield Community Center. Participants will view a lecture from DVD and then have an opportunity to engage in discussion with a guest facilitator.

The Vikings In this course, you will study the Vikings not only as warriors, but also in other roles for which they were equally extraordinary: merchants, artists, kings, raiders, seafarers, shipbuilders, and creators of a remarkable literature of myths and sagas. #465810-A 10/12 - 11/23 (no class 10/19) W - 1:00 - 2:30 PM Free (registration required)

Stress and the Human Body A head-to-toe look at the physiology, neurophysiology, and the pathophysiology of stress presented by a Stanford professor sounds daunting. Talking about why zebras don’t get ulcers is fun and memorable. MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Robert Sapolsky does both, revealing the ups and downs of our most crucial mental processes and what the best brain science tells us. #465810-B 9/29 - 11/3 Th - 10:00 - 11:30 AM Free (registration required) Rosemary Irwin

Understanding Great Art

Classics in British Literature We continue our look at British literary history by examining the conceptual world of baroque literature with “no man is an Island”- John Donne and the Metaphysical poets, John Milton’s Paradise Lost. We will also take a look at Thomas Hobbe’s Leviathan and John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. Dr. John Sutherland leads this DVD lecture and provides an in-depth look at not just the writings of these great scholars but also the social, religious and political energy that influenced the style of writing. #465810-C 9/28, 10/26, 11/23, 12/21 W - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Free (registration required)

Classical Mythology Continued A comprehensive introduction to the primary characters and important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. This is a continuation of the summer program but participation in the first part of the series is not necessary. #465810-D 9/23 - 10/28 F - 10:30 - 11:30 AM Free (registration required) Diane Meyer

A practical and interesting course on how to begin to look at and appreciate art. Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsh who is President of Rosemont College is a recognized scholar in Western European art leads this DVD course and shows us the technical and historical meaning of some of the most famous works of art. #465810-E 11/14 - 12/19 M - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Free (registration required)

The Inexplicable Universe Explained Using some of the lectures from The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson, retired teacher Nels Carman will help us to understand the basic principles of the cosmos. The Big Bang, black holes, string theory, E=MC2 - all mind altering concepts which will be presented in a straight forward, easy to grasp format. Deciphering the latest findings, understanding the basic foundation of space and time is easily within your reach. #465810-F 11/18 - 12/23 (no class 11/25) F - 10:00 - 11:00 AM (5 classes) Penfield Community Center Free (registration required)

Please note that we may not show a Great Course program in its entirety and we are not permitted by The Teaching Company to loan copies to participants unless they are facilitating a lecture. All of these lectures are available to purchase online at 32


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DEAR Special Events

Reading & Discussion Series

Road Rally Halloween Party

“Collective Wisdom: the Diversity Which Unites Those in the Second Half of Adulthood” “Collective Wisdom: the Diversity Which Unites Those in the Second Half of Adulthood” will be the first New York Council for the Humanities course created specifically for Penfield Recreation’s DEAR program. Participants will read selected material prior to each weekly session, but will only be responsible for returning one text. The readings are international, both contemporary and from several historic time periods, and feature complex, interesting characters in the second half of adulthood. In each session, there will be discussion and one simple creative exercise all of which Rosemary Irwin facilitates. The goal for this DEAR community conversation is to magnify the power and beauty of our shared insight and experience. #463510-A 9/30 - 11/4 F - 1:00 - 2:30 PM Penfield Community Center Rosemary Irwin Free (registration required)

Don’t Forget!

Register early for your program - if it doesn’t meet minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled!

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DEAR Special Events

Physical Wellness

Arthritis Exercise A low-impact exercise program designed especially for Seniors. Exercises are done at a relaxed pace, with many done from a seated position. Instructors are trained by the Arthritis Foundation specifically for this program. #463810-A 9/27 - 11/1 Fee: $28.50 (6 classes) #463810-B 11/8 - 12/13 Fee: $28.50 (6 classes) Tu - 10:30 - 11:30 AM Penfield Community Center PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO AGE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS CLASS

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with us on the evening of December 6, 5:00 - 9:00 PM. We are turning the clocks back to 1941 as we turn the gym into a 1940s Big Band arena. Decorations, period clothing, ration stamps, and 1940s paraphernalia will help us turn back time. At 5:00 we will present a forty-five minute lecture commemorating Pearl Harbor, followed by dinner, dessert, and dancing.

Matter of Balance Many older adults experience concerns about falling that restrict their activities. ‘A Matter of Balance’ is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. YOU WILL LEARN TO: View falls as controllable; Set goals for increasing activity; Make changes to reduce fall risks at home; Exercise to increase strength and balance. This program is facilitated by volunteers who are trained by Lifespan. #463815-A 9/29 - 11/17 Th - 2:45 - 4:45 PM (8 classes) Penfield Community Center Fee: $20.00

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DEAR Brighton/Penfield Senior Citizen Transportation Survey Lifespan has coordinated a small group of people from Brighton & Penfield to develop a volunteer transportation program to serve seniors in both areas. This survey will be utilized to assess demand and services needed. Complete & return this survey to Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Rd. Penfield, NY 14526 by September 15, 2016. This survey is also available to submit online at

1) In which town do you reside? A) Brighton B) Penfield 2) Are you 65 or older? 3) Do you drive?

A) Yes*

A) Yes

C) Other: ______________

B) No

B) Yes, but not at night

C) Yes but not in winter Yes

D) No

*If yes, would you consider volunteering as a driver?


Your name & e-mail address or phone #: ________________________________________

4) Have you ever had to cancel an appointment because you were unable to get there? A) Yes B) No 5) Please circle any of the options below that pertain to your needs. I would like to secure rides for the following places:

A) Healthcare appts.

B) Grocery Shopping

D) Community Center / Library

F) Cultural/Social events

C) Religious Services

E) Visits to family and friends

G) Hair Care

H) Other: ______________

6) Would you use a volunteer transportation program if one was available?

A) Yes*

*If yes, please circle choices below.

B) No

i) Days of week: Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat

ii) Time of day: 8am – 11am

iii) How often: 1x/year

11am – 2pm

2pm – 7pm

1x/month 1x/week

7) Have you given any thought about how you will get places if you are no longer able to drive?

A) Yes

B) No

8) Do you know of someone who may require transportation?

A) Yes

B) No

For more information about this program as it progresses or to get involved, please write your name and e-mail address or phone # here: ________________________________________________________ Penfield Recreation

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Community Wellness Community Info

Community Events

Community Victory Garden Penfield TV Penfield Television provides Public, Education and Government communications for the Town of Penfield through Time Warner cable and online services. Penfield TV is available on channels 12, 15, 1303 and 1304 through a digital set-top box. Digital televisions, or converter boxes, that have a Bed rentals are available beginning the cable connection, receive Penfield TV via first day of program registration each 5.12, and 5.15. Live meeting productions January. More information is available at are also streamed at; click on Penfield All recorded town meetings, community Community Garden. events and submitted school district programming is available on-demand via You Tube or Vimeo at “Town of Penfield Residents of Penfield with disabilities may Television.” be interested in SportsNet. SportsNet is a program which provides recreation, fitness Learn more about PenfieldTV at penfieldtv. and sports opportunities for people with org, by email at or physical disabilities. For more info, call the by calling (585) 340-8661. Follow us on Twitter: @PenfieldTV; and Facebook: Town SportsNet office at 334-6000 ext.1120. of Penfield Television. Penfield Community Victory Garden is a space for the Penfield community to do organic gardening. The garden is run completely by volunteers and donations. It is located on 3 acres of Town-owned land at 1747 Five Mile Line Rd.


Penfield Recreation E-News Tax Receiver Stay informed with Penfield Recreation’s E-News. Once a week you can receive the latest news and updates from Penfield Recreation. Learn about new programs and upcoming events. Be the first to know! To sign up for this newsletter go to penfieldrec. org.

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Margaret Revelle, Receiver of Taxes can be reached at 340-8625 for any questions you might have. Also, check out the Tax Department web page at www.penfield. org.

Town Clerk’s Office

Your Town Clerk’s office provides many services to the Penfield community. Be sure Local, non-profit community theater group, to visit the office at the Town Hall for the sponsored by Penfield Recreation. The following: group performs a variety of shows per year. For current production information see page •Issuance of Marriage Licenses (by appointment), Hunting and Fishing Licenses, 41 or visit Permits, Handicap Parking Hangers, and Dog Licenses. We now offer online dog license renewals -, click The Pops Band, conducted by Ken Scott, on Town Clerk’s Office. performs throughout the Penfield/Rochester •Notary Services area year-round. For an up-to-date performance schedule, please contact the •Items for sale: Penfield Blanket $40, Recreation Dept. at 340-8655. Books: Penfield Past $15, Images of Early Penfield $12.50, Calvin Wooster Owen: Please contact John Jorgensen, band Diary of a Nineteenth-Century American manager, at 385-1392 for more information $34.50/$49.50. For more information, about the band. contact Amy Steklof at 340-8629.

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Penfield Public Library

Penfield Public Library is located at 1985 Baird Rd. Penfield Public Library is now a Safe Place community partner. Young people seeking assistance with housing, safety or other crisis situations will be connected at the Library with outreach workers from the Center for Youth, who will assess the needs of the young person in question and access necessary services.



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Flu Clinic The University of Rochester School of Nursing will hold a community Flu Immunization Clinic at Penfield Community Center on Wednesday, September 21 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Holiday Celebration Penfield’s Holiday Celebration will be held Friday evening, December 2. Watch our website at for further details as December nears.

Penfield Community

Bike Drop

October 1, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 PM Penfield Community Center 1985 Baird Rd. Used bicycles will be collected by Penfield Rotary and donated to R Community Bikes, Inc., a Rochesterbased organization that repairs and distributes bicycles free of charge to Rochester’s needy children and adults. Its mission is to meet the basic transportation needs of those in the community who depend on bikes to get to work, school, rehabilitation programs and training sessions, as well as for recreation. More information about R Community Bikes, Inc. can be found at Receipts will be provided documenting all donations. The Penfield Community Bike Drop is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Penfield Rotary & Penfield Recreation

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Community Wellness

Halloween Ghost Walk Oakwood Cemetery Friday, October 21


“The Tragedy at Penfield” In the winter of 1851 a horiffic incident occurred in the small town of Penfield N.Y. The newspaper account would appear not only in the Rochester Advertiser but Horace Greely’s New York Daily Tribune, the largest newspaper in New York State. The headline would read ‘The Tragedy of Penfield.’ It was described as the most horrid case ever to have occurred in Monroe County. This year’s ghost walk will unravel the “greatest excitement and consternation that prevailed” that night in 1851. The spirits of those who told their story will be gathered through out the graveyard, eager to share their account of what transpired before and after the event. Even though a court would indelibly consider the case solved and closed, there remains some unanswered questions of who was actually involved. A true mystery unveiled on this night of October 21. Walks begin at 6:30 PM. Parking is at the Penfield Community Center. It is advisable to purchase tickets in advance so you can proceed directly to Oakwood Cemetery Ghost Walk entrance where you will be greeted by a tour guide. Please bring a flashlight. Please note that you must stay on the paths and with your group while in the cemetery. Tickets: $5.00 - available at Penfield Recreation or by phone with a credit card at 340-8655. Tickets will also be available in the Recreation office the night of the event until 7:30 PM.

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Community Wellness

Saturday, September 17 12 - 4 pm Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage at Veterans’ Memorial Park

Food Concession! Dundee Samples! Chili Judging! Blues music by:

Steve Grills and the Roadmasters with special guest Joe Beard



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Community Wellness Chili Judging Entry Form and Guidelines There will be two separate categories for judging: “People’s Choice” and the “Judged” categories. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both categories. $100 cash prize for 1st place “Judged”


Chili may be made with beans and/or meatless. Chili entries must display list of main ingredients at tasting table. Chili must be served from food grade equipment. Transported chili must be at least 41 degrees or colder, or 140 degrees or warmer. Served chili must maintain a minimum of 140 degrees. All entries must provide a minimum of four gallons of chili for the “Peoples’ Choice” judging. Judged chili will be collected and submitted to judges at 12:45 pm. People’s Choice judging will start at 1:00 pm. Provided by Tastin’ the Blues:

6’ table with plastic table covering for each chili entry Tent area with electric 2 oz. portion cups for “Peoples’ Choice” judging Spoons and napkins Judging forms Wiping cloth and sanitized solution (for keeping table clean) Gift Bag for each chili entry

Provided by the Chili Contestants:

A minimum of four gallons of finished chili for the “Peoples’ Choice” judging. Warming/Serving equipment to maintain 140 degrees (crock pot or steam pans).


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Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________ E-mail_________________________________________________________________ Chili Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Entry fee $30.00 (each entry will receive a $20.00 Wegmans gift card ) Make check payable to Penfield Recreation Return by September 9 to: Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526

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COSTS - by 9/26: $20.00 • 9/27 to 9/30: $25.00 • Day of race: $30.00

Register online at (There is no additional fee to register online.)

Packet pickup will be on Thursday, September 29 or Friday, September 30 from 9:00 - 5:00 pm at Penfield Community Center. First 150 runners receive a commemorative long-sleeve t-shirt. Cash prizes will be awarded to top male and top female finishers. Computerized race results by PCR Timing Services.



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Murder Weapon by Brian Clemens

AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE... OR IS IT? When Chief Constable Bligh accompanies her friend Diane Tulliver home to Dysart Hall after a night at the opera they arrive to a horrifying scene. Diane’s husband Paul has been shot dead and ex-convict Charley Mirren is standing over him bearing a gun. It appears to be an open-and-shut case for Jessica Bligh, but as she and her colleague probe further, they discover all is not what it seems. Through a series of flashbacks and reenactments of the events leading up to Paul’s death, we soon find it is not just the murderer’s identity that is in question. Murder Weapon is an ingeniously plotted, highly tense thriller from the author of Strictly Murder and creator of the popular 1960s British spy series, The Avengers.

Show dates: Oct 28, 29, Nov 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 8:00 pm Sunday matinee: November 6 at 2:00 pm All performances will be held at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield. Pre-sale tickets are $12.00 and may be purchased at the Penfield Recreation office in person (1985 Baird Road) or by phone 340-8655 or web via www. with Visa, MasterCard or Discover (no refunds or exchanges, please). Advanced tickets are strongly recommended. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00.

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Penfield Library

40th Annual Used Book Sale at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield

~ Presented by the Friends of Penfield Pulic Library ~

•Wed, Sept 14 10 AM - 9 PM •Thur, Sept 15 10 AM - 9 PM Bring a box or bags to carry your selections!


Cash & checks only!

•Fri, Sept 16 (1/2 Price Day!) 10 AM - 6 PM •Sat, Sept 17 (Bag Sale) 9 AM - 2 PM

$3/bag, bring your own Tops/Wegmans re-usable bag

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Pre-sale for the Friends of Penfield Public Library Tuesday, Sept 13 2 - 9 PM

Friends membership: $5.00/family. Renew early or join at the door!

Hardcovers, Books-on-Tape $1 • Paperbacks 50 ¢ Books-on-CD, Music CDs, DVDs $1 per disc VHS Tapes, Records, Games, Puzzles also available. D on ’ t

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Penfield Library storytimes BABY “LAP SIT” STORYTIME Fridays, 10:00 – 10:30 AM A seven-week session of stories, songs, and finger plays for infants to pre-walkers will run Sept 30 - Dec 2. (No storytimes Oct 21, Nov 11 or Nov 25.)

Registration for storytime begins Thursday, Sept 8 for Penfield town or school district residents. All others may register Thursday, Sept 15. We reserve the right to cancel a storytime if less than 10 children register for it.

TERRIFIC TWOS Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays 9:40 – 10:05 AM

PRESCHOOL Mondays or Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM or Tuesdays, 11:00 – 11:30 AM

A weekly session of stories, songs, and finger plays for children age 2 will run from Sept 26 - Dec 7. Parent or caregiver must attend with the child, siblings may also attend. (No storytime on Oct 10, Nov 14, Nov 23.)

A weekly storytime session of stories, songs, and finger plays for preschoolers 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to attend without a parent/caregiver. This session will begin, Monday, Sept 19 – Apr, 2017. *No storytime on Mondays, Oct 10, Nov 14; Tuesday, November 8, Thursday, Nov 24.

WEE WALKERS PLAYTIME Fridays, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM A special weekly class for children 12-23 months and their parents/caregivers will run Sept 30 - Dec 2. Enjoy some playtime & socialization with your child through stories, songs, and rhymes that stimulate your child’s growing mind! *No playtime Nov 11 & Nov 25.

EVENING PRESCHOOL Tuesdays, 6:45 – 7:15 PM A weekly session of stories, songs, and finger plays for preschoolers 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to attend without a parent/ caregiver. This session will run from Sept 27 – Dec 13, 2016.

Register in person or by telephone at 340-8720. Please note: due to the volume of calls the first day of registration, we may experience phone difficulties. If possible, it’s best to stop by the library early September 8 to register. (Online registration for storytime is not available)

c h i l d re n ’s p ro g ra m s *DANCE PARTY Friday, Sept 23 10:30-11:15 AM Ages 18 mo. - 5 years, accompanied by an adult REGISTRATION begins Sept 9/Sept 16. *MINECRAFT MONDAYS Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5 4:15-5:15 PM Grades 2-8 REGISTRATION is not required. STORIES ‘N’ CRAFTS WEDNESDAYS Oct 5, Nov 2, Nov 30, Dec 21 4:15-5:15 PM Grades K-4 REGISTRATION begins Sept 21/Sept 28.

TECHNOLOGY WEDNESDAYS Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 14 4:15-5:15 PM Grades 3-5 REGISTRATION begins Oct 5/Oct 12. PARENT/CHILD BOOK GROUP Thursday, Oct 27 6:45-7:30 PM Grades 3-5, accompanied by an adult

Join us for this new book club! We will be reading popular children’s books selected by you! For the October meeting, please read The Somewhat True Adventures of Sammy Shine by Henry Cole, and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts! Lead by your children’s librarian, the group will meet monthly. Registration is not required.

*SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SNACKS Saturday, Oct 29 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Grades 1-5 REGISTRATION begins Oct 14/Oct 21. *LITTLE-MAKER MONDAY PENFIELD FIRE COMPANY IS COMING! Mondays, Oct 31, Nov 7, 21, 28 Monday, Oct 10 (no school K-12) 1:30-2:15 PM 10:30-11:15 AM Ages 3-5 (must be able to leave parent.) Ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult. REGISTRATION begins Oct 17/Oct 24. REGISTRATION begins Sept 26/Oct 3. *NATIONAL PIZZA MONTH CELEBRATION NUTCRACKER STORYTIME Saturday, Nov 5 11:00-11:45 AM Monday, Oct 10 (no school K-12) Ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult. 1:00-2:30 PM REGISTRATION begins Oct 21/Oct 28. Grades 1-5 REGISTRATION begins Sept 26/Oct 3. TALES FOR TAILS Monday, Nov 14 (no school K-5) *AMAZING MAGIC JOE PRESENTS “THE SILLY NOT-SO-SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SHOW” 10:30-11:30 AM Ages 3 and up and their families. Saturday, Oct 15 3:00-3:45 PM DROP-IN; NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For children of all ages & their families. REGISTRATION begins Sept 30/Oct 7. Please note: for these programs, first registration date listed is for Penfield town & school district residents, second *Sponsored by the Friends of date is for all others. Call PPL or Penfield Public Library register online unless otherwise noted. *LIBRARY LEGO LAB Friday, Oct 7 (no school K-12) 2:00-3:30 PM. Ages 6-11 REGISTRATION begins Sept 23/Sept 30.

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*“PETE THE CAT” IS COMING TO THE LIBRARY! Saturday, Nov 19 11:00 AM-12:00 PM or 1:30-2:30 PM Ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. REGISTRATION begins Nov 4/Nov 10. You can also meet “PETE THE CAT” Friday, Nov 18, 3:45-4:45 PM Children of all ages welcome! No registration required. *GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Parent & Child Workshop Saturday, Dec 3 10:30 AM-12:15 PM OR 2:00-3:45 PM Grades 1-5, accompanied by an adult. REGISTRATION begins Nov 18/Nov 25. *LIBRARY LEGO LAB Tuesday, Dec 27 10:30-11:45 AM. Ages 6-11 REGISTRATION begins Dec 13/Dec 20. *Doll’s Winter Tea Party Wednesday, Dec 28 2:00-3:30 PM Grades K-5 REGISTRATION begins Dec 14/Dec 21. *FAMILY GAME Day Thursday, Dec 29 2:00-3:00 PM Ages 4 & up, must be accompanied by an adult. (Children under 4 will be unable to attend the program.)

REGISTRATION begins Dec 15/Dec 22. *DANCE PARTY Friday, Dec 30 10:30-11:15 AM Ages 18 mo. - 5 years, accompanied by an adult REGISTRATION begins Dec 16/Dec 23.

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Registration Information ~ Registration Starts September 6 ~

MAIL IN/DROP OFF/FAX/SCAN 1. You must complete a separate registration form for each household. Be sure to fill in the course #’s on your form, and sign the waiver. We cannot process your registration if your form is incomplete or unsigned.


Fee/Refund/Transfer Policy 1. In order to use Penfield Recreation’s on-line registration system, WebTrac, you (Please Read Carefully) must create an account at www.penfieldrec. org. Click Registration, then click Need an Fees: Fees are due at time of registration. account - click here. No exceptions.

2. Once the Information Form is completed and submitted to the Recreation Office, a 2. MAIL IN/DROP OFF - You may either user name and password will be issued to mail in or drop off your registration. The your household. drop-box is located next to the Recreation Office door and may be used during building 3. With a user name and password, you hours, M-Th 8AM - 10PM, Fr 8AM - 6PM, will be able to access WebTrac. Go on-line Sa 9AM - 5PM, Su 2-5PM (builidng closed to the Penfield Recreation web site, www. Labor Day weekend). The drop-box will be, click on Registration, log emptied and processed throughout the day in, select your classes, place them in your (M-F) along with the U.S. Mail delivery. shopping cart, and “check out” using Visa, MasterCard or Discover to complete the 3. FAX/SCAN - You may also fax or scan transaction on our secured site. You can your completed registration form with print a receipt for your records. a credit card payment only. Fax form to 4. Registration begins September 6* for 585-340-8617 or scan and e-mail form to Penfield town and school district residents, and September 13* for non-residents (*unless otherwise noted). 4. PAYMENT CHECKS - Make check payable to “Penfield All programs are available for on-line Recreation” (unless otherwise noted). registration unless otherwise noted, in which case they are mail-in/drop-off or fax/scan Returned check fee is $20.00 registration only. VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER - List cardholder’s name, card number and expiration date. Authorization required for Visa, MasterCard and Discover. • The Town of Penfield does not carry medical insurance for program 5. Registration begins September 6* for participants. Penfield town and school district residents, • The Town of Penfield reserves the and September 13* for non-residents right to limit, cancel or change program (*unless otherwise noted). Registrations elements. may be submitted prior to the registration • The Town of Penfield reserves the start date, but will not be processed until right to confirm age and/or residence of registrants. then. 6. A receipt will be e-mailed or mailed to you once your registration has been processed. Please note, the receipt will say whether you have been placed in your first or second choice. If a class has filled, your check will be returned, and/or a full refund processed (see registration procedures #4 above).



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*Please be advised that the programs, facilities & fees set forth in this publication are subject to change based on facility availability & budget considerations.

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Refunds: Refunds are available as noted below, unless otherwise stated in the program description. All refund requests must be submitted to the Penfield Recreation Office. 1) If a class is cancelled, total amount will be refunded. 2) You may withdraw up to one week prior to the start of a class; a refund will be granted less $10.00 processing fee per person/per course. (N.B.: certain courses may also be non-refundable or involve a portion of non-refundable monies.) As a courtesy, please notify the Recreation Department if you are dropping out of a class so that we may activate from a waiting list. Thank you!

3) Within one week of a program’s start date, or after a program has begun, medical (only) refunds will be granted. A doctor’s written statement must accompany your request. The refund amount is subject to a $10.00 processing fee and will be pro-rated based upon the date of your notification to the Recreation Office, not the date of your injury/illness. 4) If refund is more than 180 days from initial registration date and it was paid by credit card, refund will be issued by check only. 5) Absolutely no refunds after a program has ended. Transfers: You may transfer up to one week prior to the start of class. No transfers once a class has begun.

These policies apply to ALL Recreation Programs.

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Penfield Recreation Program Registration Form (*Fill out form completely including signature; please print*)

NAME (Primary Adult) ______________________________________

NAME (Secondary Adult, optional)_____________________________

ADDRESS ________________________________________________

ADDRESS ________________________________________________

CITY_______________________________ ZIP _________________

CITY_______________________________ ZIP _________________

HOME #_______________________ WORK #___________________

HOME #_______________________ WORK #___________________

EMERGENCY #____________________CELL #_________________

EMERGENCY #____________________CELL #_________________

Cell Carrier (for texting purposes) ______________________________

Cell Carrier (for texting purposes) ______________________________

EMAIL ___________________________________________________

EMAIL ___________________________________________________

Resident of Penfield or Penfield School District? Y N

Participant Name

Are you interested in receiving a weekly newsletter via email? Y N

Grade Birth Date Gender Course #

Please mail or drop off at Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield NY 14526

Program Name


Total Enclosed $__________

Waiver for Participation - In consideration of your accepting my entry, and understanding that a certain amount of risk is inherent to some recreational programs, I hereby, for my child, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waiver and release any and all rights and claims for damages I or my child may have against the Town of Penfield and its representatives, successors, and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by myself or my child at any activity sponsored by these groups. Furthermore, in the event a refund is granted for myself or my child for whatever reason with the above stated activity, I do hereby authorize the Town of Penfield to execute a refund voucher on my behalf and submit for payment under the terms and conditions set forth in the Town of Penfield Refund and Registration Policy. Refunds are subject to a processing fee.


SIGNATURE ________________________________________________________________________ {PARENT/GUARDIAN/SELF (IF OVER 18)} PLEASE LIST ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HERE (e.g. Special Needs/Medical Notes/Requests/Other):

Check payable to: “Penfield Recreation”

3-Digit Security Code

VISA / MC / DISC Exp. Date ___/___ Account # ___________________________________|| ___ ___ ___ Cardholder’s Name:_______________________ Authorized Signature _______________________________

Penfield Recreation - Be Active, Be Well, Enjoy Life!


QR F.I.T. Trail @ Rothfuss Park

Fitness on your phone, on your schedule! Located on the paved path at Rothfuss Park, 1648 Five Mile Line Road, several signs display QR codes that link to fitness videos. Users can simply scan the codes with a smartphone QR code reader app, and view the videos for a guided workout. Each sign has different links, and each link opens a video that focuses on a different area of fitness. Videos change monthly, so you won’t get bored! All codes direct users to links and files located on the QR F.I.T. server. As with all all Penfield parks, Rothfuss Park opens at dawn and closes at 10 PM.

Find out more info on QR F.I.T. Trails at

Reference Penfield Town Board

Reference Numbers and Information

Tony LaFountain, Supervisor Linda Kohl, Councilwoman Paula Metzler, Councilwoman Andy Moore, Councilman Rob Quinn, Councilman

Bushido Kai Judo Club 265-1234 Monroe County Parks 753-PARK(7275) Penfield Art Association NA Penfield Business Assoc. 348-8360 Penfield Chamber of Commerce 234-1541 Penfield Cub/Boy Scout Info 241-8530 Penfield Girl Scouts Millwheel Unit 248-8559 Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf 234-0799 Penfield Little League 377-1854 Penfield Players 340-8655 Penfield Pops Community Band 385-1392 Penfield Public Library 340-8720 Penfield Rangers Soccer Club NA Penfield Strikers Soccer Club NA Penfield Symphony Orchestra 872-0774 Penfield Youth Basketball NA Penfield Youth Football & Cheer NA Penfield Youth Lacrosse Club Sea Dragons Swim Club NA SportsNet (rec/sports for people with disabilities) 334-6000x1120 Thousand Acre Swamp NA 586-6677 Youth Wrestling Ed Porto 662-5751

Penfield Town Clerk Amy Steklof

Recreation Staff Chris Bilow, Recreation Director Linanne Conroy, CPRP, Assistant Director Steve Orsini, Assistant Director Pam Mount, Recreation Supervisor Sabrina Renner, Special Events Assistant Paula Colombo, Clerk Christine Doyle, Clerk

Parks & Facilities Staff Bob Garbeck, Parks Foreman Jim Kreckman, Facilities Foreman

Ed Lindskoog Aileen Reis Elsa Schaefer Terry Smith Denny Tripp Ginny Wilterdink

Community Victory Garden Committee

Dot Brenneis, Chair Gordy Barnes Gloria Barnes Carol Boyer Dave Boyer Lana Harewood Bonnie Hawk Larry Krech

This publication is printed on recycled paper. •

Meeting rooms and kitchen area are available to Penfield community non-profit groups and organizations on a permit, space available basis. Hours: Mon - Thurs, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm; Fri, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; and Sun, 2:00 - 5:00 pm (building closed Labor Day weekend). Warning: Vehicle parking violations at the NYS Police facilities near the Justice Courts at the Community Center will be ticketed and towed.

Seasonal Jobs Applications continuously accepted for the following positions: School-Year Lifeguard/ WSI, Program Specialist and volunteers. Applications are available at the Recreation Department Office, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526.

Special Thanks

Chris Mandel Nancy Marrer Paulette Nilsen Robert Nilsen Greg Smith Gary Vincelli Phyllis Vincelli

Penfield Recreation

Scott Kropman 734-1930

Community Center

Trails Committee Nels Carman Jr., Chair Dick Adamus Terry Bruce Fran Cioppa Eleanor Hartquist W. Frank Jones

We appreciate the continuous support & cooperation of the Penfield and Webster School Districts, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Monroe County Office of Aging, NYS Office of Aging, Penfield Fire Company, Penfield Volunteer Ambulance, Zone A Monroe County Sheriff, NYS Police, Arts Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, Lifespan, Penfield-Perinton Kiwanis, Penfield Rotary Club, Penfield Business Association, Penfield Chamber of Commerce and our many local groups & organizations. The program is funded by the NYS Office of Children & Family Services through the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau. The Penfield Parks & Recreation Department continues to maintain its commitment to quality and excellent service for our residents through involvement and membership in the Genesee Valley Recreation & Parks Society, New York State Recreation & Parks Society and the National Recreation & Parks Association.

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Our facilities, programs and services continually strive to meet ADA guidelines; if you have any special needs, please let us know. •



This booklet is published by the Penfield Town Board

Penfield Parks & Recreation 1985 Baird Road Penfield, NY 14526

Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain


Board Members Linda Kohl Paula Metzler Andy Moore Rob Quinn

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Ghost Walk • Games • Trick-or-Treat Hayrides • Crafts • and more!

Friday, October 21 6:00 - 8:00 pm Penfield Community Center

Penfield Recreation Brochure Fall 2016  

Wellness programs for all ages.

Penfield Recreation Brochure Fall 2016  

Wellness programs for all ages.