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PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 9 There are still many unknowns related to COVID-19. This catalog represents what we hope to offer you this Fall; however, all programs within are subject to change or cancellation. For the most current information, please be sure to visit often and follow us on Facebook/PenfieldRecreation. We will also keep you up-to-date via our weekly e-newsletter; please subscribe to that on our website. We look forward to recreating with you again when circumstances allow. Be Active + Be Well!

TABLE OF CONTENTS Supervisor’s Message/General Information �����������������������������3 Community Information ������������������������������������������������������������ 4-6 Youth Programs ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7-15 Dance ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7 Drama ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-9 Education ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9-11 Science, Nature & Technology ������������������������������������������12 Sports & Recreation ������������������������������������������������������ 13-14 Family Programs ��������������������������������������������������������������������������15 Adult Programs ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 15-19 Arts & Crafts ��������������������������������������������������������������������������15 Adult Education �������������������������������������������������������������� 16-17 Fitness ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������17 Health & Wellness ��������������������������������������������������������� 17-18 Sports & Recreation ������������������������������������������������������������18 Online Fee Paid Programs ��������������������������������������������������19 DEAR (Daytime Education at Recreation) ������������������������������������� 20-28 Mondays at DEAR ����������������������������������������������������������������21 Tuesdays at DEAR ����������������������������������������������������������������22 Wednesdays at DEAR ����������������������������������������������������������23 Thursdays at DEAR ��������������������������������������������������������������24 Fridays at DEAR ��������������������������������������������������������������������25 Special Events ���������������������������������������������������������������� 26-27 General Information & Events for 55+ ��������������������������������������28 Scenic Treks and Trails ��������������������������������������������������������������29 Town Parks �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������30 Reference Numbers & Information ������������������������������������������31 Registration Info. & Forms ��������������������������������������������������� 31-32

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Supervisor’s Message/General Information GENERAL INFORMATION 1985 Baird Rd. • Penfield, NY 14526

(585) 340-8655 • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm This booklet is published by the Penfield Town Board. Town Supervisor: Tony LaFountain Board Members: Debbie Drawe, Linda Kohl, Andy Moore, Bob Ockenden

PENFIELD TOWN BOARD Tony LaFountain.....................................................Supervisor Debbie Drawe..................................................Councilwoman Linda Kohl.........................................................Councilwoman Andy Moore.......................................................... Councilman Bob Ockenden...................................................... Councilman


RECREATION STAFF Andrew Urckfitz........................................Assistant Director Pam Mount................................... Sr. Recreation Supervisor Sabrina Renner................................. Recreation Supervisor Paula Colombo................................................................. Clerk Anne Coller....................................................................... Clerk Sarah Tomaselli................................................................ Clerk

PARKS & FACILITIES STAFF Tim Masterton................................................ Parks Foreman Jim Kreckman............................................Facilities Foreman

TRAILS COMMITTEE Nels Carman Jr., Chair Bob Ansaldi Terry Bruce Fran Cioppa Eleanor Hartquist

Ed Lindskoog Aileen Reis Denny Tripp Ginny Wilterdink

COMMUNITY VICTORY GARDEN COMMITTEE Dorothy Brenneis, Chair Gloria Barnes Gordy Barnes Carol Boyer Dave Boyer Lisa Ford Bonnie Hawk

Larry Krech Chris Mandel Nancy Marrer Greg Smith Gary Vincelli Phyllis Vincelli Mark Whitmire

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 | 585-340-8655

As I write this column for the Recreation brochure— as I have for eleven years now—I cannot stop thinking about how different our messaging is given the past five months dealing with the COVID pandemic and trying to anticipate what lies ahead for the rest of 2020 and beyond. Our normal routines of the past have been replaced with new and different activities and new ways of connecting. This is also the case with most of our recreation programs, classes, and public events. I first want to recognize our Recreation Department team for their ongoing adjustments to cancellations and on-the-fly modifications with every program…thank you to Andy, Pam, Sabrina, Paula, Anne, and Sarah. Every day is a challenge as we learn together and make decisions about what we can do to move forward and how we can do things safely with protocols for physical distancing, masking, and disinfecting. While we are not back to 100 percent, and may not be for many more months, this team continues to be creative with plans and programming moving forward for the rest of 2020. We will all learn together as the state and county continue to adjust and modify guidelines, as schools make their plans for the fall, and as the rest of the region finds its way to reopening. I would also like to recognize all of you, our residents, for your patience and understanding as we have had to cancel, reduce, reformat, or reschedule programs; halt then restart lodge rentals, and move through various phases of restricted access to Town facilities and resources. Our goal is always to follow public health guidelines and keep everyone safe. We know this has not been easy for anyone and we thank you for your support. The Town Board is actively working on the 2021 Budget not knowing all the headwind we will face as this year continues to play out and details are somewhat unclear heading into next year with the pandemic. Revenue is currently a major concern for both 2020 and 2021. We recently received the second quarter sales tax and saw a $313,445.61 reduction from the same time last year. We also know that the governor and state legislature included a provision in their recent budget to automatically reduce sales tax revenues shared with municipalities across the state by $50 million starting in the fourth quarter. That revenue will be redirected to the new “distressed provider fund” that will be used to support hospitals and senior living facilities. This is a two year reduction program. The Town Board is very concerned about tax increases at any time, especially during these universally uncertain times, and will be working very hard not to impact our residents where we can. However, this may mean extra belt tightening that will include not filling vacant positions, reductions in programming in certain areas, delaying equipment replacement, and cutting back on road and sewer projects. I will keep everyone informed on the 2021 budget process as it unfolds by way of my weekly supervisor’s updates at; please make a point of following along there or on Facebook. The 2020 Comprehensive Plan Committee is working on its final draft document with plans to submit it to the Town Board before year’s end. The Town Board will then hold a public hearing on the Plan and look to adopt it in the first quarter of 2021 or before. The Penfield Public Library is back open for business observing all necessary physical distancing requirements, wearing masks, and disinfecting surfaces to ensure all books and other media have been properly isolated and cleaned as required. Librarian Bernadette Brinkman and her staff look forward to serving you and safely meeting all your library needs. Finally, the Town Board has recently accepted the Shadow Pines Concept Master Plan and looks forward to utilizing all the recommendations put forth to start the build-out of this property. A special thank you to all who attended the public information meeting and offered up their thoughts and ideas on how to best use the Shadow Pines property for the broadest group of residents and visitors to Penfield. Please do your part: wear a mask, practice physical distancing, help stop the spread to save lives. Be safe and be well!


(585) 340-8631 • Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain Fall 2020


Ways to Help

Penfield Families 30%

more Penfield families are in need of food!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Your donations will help us provide more food and support our garage expansion to meet this greater need.

YOU CAN MAKE A Difference! 1618 Jackson Road, Penfield, NY 14526 • 585-234-0799 • • • • United Way Donor #3331 4

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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 1748 Five Mile Line Rd. Bed rentals are available beginning the first day of program registration each January. More information is available at; click on Penfield Community Garden.


Residents of Penfield with disabilities may be interested in SportsNet. SportsNet is a program which provides recreation, fitness and sports opportunities for people with physical disabilities. For more info, call the SportsNet office at 334-6000 ext.1120.


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


Local, non-profit community theater group, sponsored by Penfield Recreation. The group performs a variety of shows per year. For current production information visit


The Pops Band, conducted by Ken Scott, performs throughout the Penfield/Rochester area year-round. For an upto-date performance schedule, please contact the Recreation Dept. at 340-8655. Please contact John Jorgensen, band manager, at 385-1392 for more information about the band.


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.


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


Your Town Clerk’s office provides many services to the Penfield community. Be sure to visit the office at the Town Hall for the following: • Issuance of Marriage Licenses (by appointment), Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Permits, Handicap Parking Hangers, and Dog Licenses. We now offer online dog license renewals -, click on Town Clerk’s Office. • Notary Services


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.


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 Chamber, 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.


Penfield Television has been an integral part of the Public, Education, and Government Access network since 1985. It serves the Penfield Community with a broadcast signal through Spectrum Cable, channels 1301 and 1303, high definition web stream at, and through ROKU. Penfield TV broadcasts LIVE proceedings of Town, Planning, and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings, along with informational meetings and public hearings. School district, county, state, and national programs are also submitted for broadcast. Board meetings and other local programs are made available on-demand through YouTube, Vimeo, and ROKU under channel “Penfield Television.” For more information or assistance viewing Penfield TV’s programming, please call the department at (585) 340-8661, email at, or go to Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655

Our facilities, programs and services continually strive to meet ADA guidelines; if you have any special needs, please let us know. Fall 2020


Community Information

Penfield Community Events 12:00-2:00PM • Penfield Amphitheater

Good Neighbor Day Fall Edition

Blues music by Steve Grills and the Roadmasters with special guest Joe Beard


Tastin’ the Blues

Saturday, September 12

Food Trucks: Marty’s Meats, Wraps on Wheels, Snowie Shaved Ice. Free Sponsored by MVP Healthcare

Penfield Community Bike Drop Saturday, October 3 10:00AM-1:00PM Used bicycles will be collected by Penfield Rotary and donated to R Community Bikes, Inc., a Rochester-based 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 and training sessions, as well as for recreation . More info about R Community Bikes, Inc. can be found on their website at www. rcommunity Receipts will be provided documenting all donations. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 24

Volunteers needed for this special fall edition of the Terry Rothfuss Memorial Good Neighbor Day! We will help older adults, veterans, or those who are disabled with light yard work and fall clean-up to prepare for winter. We need volunteers of all ages! To sign up yourself, your group, or your family, please call or email Sabrina at (585)340-8651, or

Letters to Santa Penfield Recreation has again made direct communication with Santa’s Workshop, North Pole! Beginning in November, Penfield children can send letters to Santa Claus in care of Penfield Recreation. We will make sure Santa reads the letters and returns a personal reply before Christmas. All letters must be postmarked no later than December 13. This gives Santa proper time to check Christmas lists. Be sure to include a return address! Please contact Penfield Recreation with any questions: (585) 340-8655, option 0. Send letters to: Santa Claus, c/o Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY 14526.

Sponsored by Penfield Rotary and Penfield Recreation.


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Youth Dance Dance - Hip Hop

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 402833-01 Fri Sep 25-Oct 30 5:15-6:00PM $72 402833-02 Fri Nov 6-Dec 18 5:15-6:00PM $72 (no class Nov 27) Ages 8-16 Penfield Community Center

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. If classes are unable to be held in person/ on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. Safety measures required will be enforced.

Tap, Ballet & Jazz Level I


YOUTH DANCE Creative Movement

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 402834-01 Fri Sep 25-Oct 30 4:30-5:15PM $72 402834-02 Fri Nov 6-Dec 18 4:30-5:15PM $72 (no class Nov 27) Ages 7-13 Penfield Community Center

Students will learn and develop their techniques in tap and ballet and jazz dance. Tap and ballet shoes needed. Leotard and tights are recommended. If classes are unable to be held in person/on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. Safety measures required will be enforced.

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-01 Fri Sep 25-Oct 30 9:30-10:10AM $72 402830-02 Fri Sep 25-Oct 30 3:45-4:25PM $72 402830-03 Fri Nov 6-Dec 18 9:30-10:10AM $72 (no class Nov 27) 402830-04 Fri Nov 6-Dec 18 3:45-4:25PM $72 (no class Nov 27) Ages 3-5 Penfield Community Center

Children will be introduced to very basic tap & ballet movement. Participants will focus on group activities to include dance movement, tumbling, and dance exercise. Music for class is geared towards the preschool child. Ballet shoes recommended. Boys welcome! If classes are unable to be held in person/on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. Safety measures required will be enforced.

Tap, Ballet & Tumbling

Intro to Movement and Tumbling

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 402831-01 Fri Sep 25-Oct 30 4:30-5:15PM $72 402831-02 Fri Nov 6-Dec 18 4:30-5:15PM $72 (no class Nov 27) Ages 5-7 Penfield Community Center

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 402835-01 Thu Sep 24-Oct 29 6:25-7:00PM $66 402835-02 Thu Nov 5-Dec 17 6:25-7:00PM $66 (no class Nov 26) Ages 2-5 (with parent) Penfield Community Center

Children will develop skills in the areas of tap, ballet, and tumbling. Ballet shoes recommended along with a pair of hard-sole shoes for tap. If classes are unable to be held in person/on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. Safety measures required will be enforced.

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. Please dress for active participation. If classes are unable to be held in person/on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. Safety measures required will be enforced.

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Youth Drama

YOUTH DRAMA Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Edward Rocha, Bravo! Creative Arts Productions

SESSION A In-person Act. No. Day 416210-A1 Sat Grades K-8 416210-A2 Mon 416210-A3 Wed Grades K-8

Date Time Fee Sep 19-Oct 17 3:00-5:00PM $200 Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave Sep 14-Oct 19 5:30-7:00PM $200 Sep 16-Oct 21 5:30-7:00PM $200 Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Rd.

Online rehearsals if needed (*If allowed, in-person rehearsals and performance will take place. Online rehearsals and performance are a built-in back-up plan if we need to go virtual.)

Mon Wed

Disney’s Moana Jr. Edward Rocha, Bravo! Creative Arts Productions

SESSION A In-person Act. No. Day 416211-A1 Sat Grades K-8 416211-A2 Tue 416211-A3 Thu Grades K-8

Date Time Fee Sep 19-Oct 17 12:30-2:30PM $200 Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave. Sep 15-Oct 20 5:30-7:00PM $200 Sep 17-Oct 22 5:30-7:00PM $200 Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Rd.

Online rehearsals if needed (*If allowed, in-person rehearsals and performance will take place. Online rehearsals and performance are a built-in back-up plan if we need to go virtual.)

Tue Thu

Sep 15-Oct 20 5:30-7:00PM Sep 17-Oct 22 5:30-7:00PM

Online performances: 10/23 & 10/24

Sep 14-Oct 19 5:30-7:00PM Sep 16-Oct 21 5:30-7:00PM SESSION B In-person Online performances: 10/23 & 10/24 Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 416211-B1 Sat Oct 31-Dec 12 12:30-2:30PM $200 SESSION B Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave. In-person 416211-B2 Tue Nov 3-Dec 15 5:30-7:00PM $200 Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 416211-B3 Thu Nov 5-Dec 17 5:30-7:00PM $200 416210-B1 Sat Oct 31-Dec 12 3:00-5:00PM $200 Grades K-8 416210-B2 Mon 416210-B3 Wed Grades K-8

Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave. Nov 2-Dec 14 5:30-7:00PM $200 Nov 4-Dec 16 5:30-7:00PM $200 Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Rd.

Online rehearsals if needed (*If allowed, in-person rehearsals and performance will take place. Online rehearsals and performance are a built-in back-up plan if we need to go virtual.)

Online rehearsals if needed (*If allowed, in-person rehearsals and performance will take place. Online rehearsals and performance are a built-in back-up plan if we need to go virtual.)

Tue Thu

Nov 3-Dec 15 Nov 5-Dec 17

5:30-7:00PM 5:30-7:00PM

Online performances: 12/18 & 12/19

Nov 2-Dec 14 Nov 4-Dec 16

**Performance times will be scheduled after casting is done to 5:30-7:00PM accommodate everyone. 5:30-7:00PM

Online performances: 12/18 & 12/19

Disney’s Moana Jr. is a musical based on the 2016 Disney animated movie Moana, about a strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the heart of Te Fiti and saving her people. The musical features songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Foa’i. Cast members will make new friends and learn the value of teamwork. Tuition covers costume rental, sets, props, show shirt, and cast party.

Mon Wed

**Performance times will be scheduled after casting is done to accommodate everyone. Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics.) Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful, young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Cast members will also make new friends and learn the value of team work. Tuition covers costume rental, sets, props, show shirt, and cast party.


Carnival of the Animals Edward Rocha, Bravo! Creative Arts Act. No. Day Date 416212-A Tue Sep 8-29 416212-B Thu Sep 10-Oct 1 Ages 3-5 (4 classes)

Time 5:30-7:00PM 5:30-7:00PM

Fee $50 $50

(*If allowed, in-person sessions will take place.) Lions, elephants, birds galore! During this session your child will use the music “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns as the basis for our exploration into the animal kingdom. Students will learn about the animals portrayed by the music through art, science, movement, and experimentation with dance, music, art, and experimentation. This class will entice their senses and fully engage the student’s innate sense of curiosity. *Materials will be provided for the art project or delivered if we can’t meet in person.


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Broadway Babies

Edward Rocha, Bravo! Creative Arts Act. No. Day Date 416213-A Mon Oct 5-26 416213-B Wed Oct 7-28 Ages 3-5 (4 classes)

Time 9:00-9:45AM 11:00-11:45AM

Fee $60 $60

(*If allowed, in-person sessions will take place.) Do you have a budding Broadway Star who just loves to sing and dance around the house? This class will hone their skills by introducing your child to the joy and beauty of musical theatre! Your child will sing, dance and act to Musical Theatre favorites. The program promises to be highly engaging, challenging, inspiring and FUN! We recognize, encourage and feature each child’s talent and give them the necessary tools to grow as a musical theatre artist. Songs in this class will be appropriate and educational for this age group. Musical instruments, props, exciting songs and dances are explored in this class and we end with a little story time! *Materials will be provided for this class or delivered if we can’t meet in person.

Story Drama


Edward Rocha, Bravo! Creative Arts Act. No. Day Date Time 416214-A Mon Nov 2-23 9:00-9:30AM 416214-B Wed Nov 4-25 11:00-11:30AM Ages 3-5 (4 classes)

Fee $50 $50

(*If allowed, in-person sessions will take place.) In this class, we take selected children’s books* and use them as the base for a dramatic exploration. Students will create new characters and dramatic situations in which we work together to overcome all sorts of challenges, while using the stories as inspiration. Come experience some great stories with us! *NOTE: New stories are used each class.

We are Santa’s Elves


Edward Rocha, Bravo! Creative Arts Act. No. Day Date Time 416215-A Tue & Thu Dec 1-17 10:00-10:45AM Ages 3-5 (4 classes)

Fee $75

(*If allowed, in-person sessions will take place.) Ho Ho Ho…We are Santa’s elves! It’s twelve days before Christmas and Santa’s elves are behind on their production because there have been so many extraordinarily amazing children this year! With the clock ticking towards Christmas Eve the elves will need some super-duper Christmas Magic to bring joy to every child who made Santa’s nice list. This musical will not only fill your heart and soul with the Christmas Spirit but will also be a wonderful introduction for younger children to the world of musical theatre. Cast members will also make new friends and learn the value of teamwork. Tuition covers costume rental, sets, props, show shirt, and cast party. *If allowed, in-person rehearsals and performance will take place. *Performance times will be scheduled after casting is done to accommodate everyone.

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Online Piano Lessons Act. No. 415620-A Ages 5+

Day Date Time schedule based on availability

Fee $200 Online

Lessons will be scheduled based on your child’s availability. This will allow flexibility with whatever our current situation is due to the coronavirus pandemic.

10 lessons starting mid-September and running to mid-November.

Focus on learning to play songs, music theory concepts, sightreading skills, analyzing music, dynamics, song writing, and scales. Lessons will be tailored toward student’s goals. Parents with young beginners who are 5 years old can request an evaluation to ensure they are ready for lessons. Lesson book will be provided as part of your tuition. Annual recital for students to perform repertoire.


Online Voice Lessons Act. No. Day Date Time 415620-B schedule based on availability Ages 8+

Fee $200 Online

Lessons will be scheduled based on your child’s availability. This will allow flexibility with whatever our current situation is due to the coronavirus pandemic.

10 lessons starting mid-September and running to midNovember.

Vocal lessons focus on how to warm up your voice safely, breath support, posture, performance confidence, music theory, and learning songs that fit student’s goals. Voice lessons help people in many ways other than just singing. They can help a shy individual to come out of their shell. Voice lessons build confidence when they need to stand in front of a room of people to deliver a report for class, a lecture to a professional group or a presentation to a large company. They develop tone, delivery, and inflection as we speak and sing. Annual recital for students to perform repertoire.

YOUTH EDUCATION Preschool Adventures Sherry Murray Act. No. Day 412412-01 Fri 412412-02 Fri (no class Nov 27) Ages 2-6 (with adult)

Date Time Oct 16-Nov 6 10:00-11:00AM Nov 13-Dec 11 10:00-11:00AM

Fee $50 $50

Penfield Community Center

Preschool Adventures is a unique class that is designed as a stressfree way for children to be introduced to the preschool experience. Children and their guardians will rotate through 4-5 tables which will each have age appropriate crafts and activities. The class will also be a great time for children to practice the skills of following directions, active listening, taking turns/sharing, and proper use of classroom materials as well as identifying colors, numbers, and shapes. Every class will have a theme with open-ended and creative activities. We will close with a large motor activity and goodbye song. Please check out for pictures and more information. Fall 2020


Youth Education Cooking For Tweens And Teens Foods From Around The World Sherry Murray Act. No. Day 412417-01 Fri Ages 9-13

Date Oct 2-23

Time Fee 4:30-6:00PM $75 Penfield Community Center

Each week we will explore a menu from a different country. Everyone will complete 2-3 recipes and have plenty of food to bring home to share. We will learn about food safety, proper measuring, how to use various kitchen appliances, reading a recipe and tasting new foods.

After School Domino Club

Michael Fantauzzo, domino artist Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 418821-A Thu Sep 24-Nov 12 4:00-5:30PM $95 Ages 7-13 (8 classes) Penfield Community Center

Join other building enthusiasts to learn how to create colorful and satisfying chain reactions with dominoes! Local domino artist, Michael Fantauzzo, whose work has been featured on The Tonight Show, will give a brief lesson followed by time for kids to build their own setups. Patience and precision are some of the skills kids will develop in this fun hobby.

Red Cross Babysitting

Domenic Danesi, Red Cross Instructor Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 416610-A Sat Oct 3 9:00AM-3:00PM $80 Ages 11-15 Penfield Community Center

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 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.

Safety First for Children

Domenic Danesi, Ready to Respond Training Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 416810-A Sat Oct 3 3:30-5:00PM $40 Ages 7-13 Penfield Community Center

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.

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Let your child’s imagination soar in a world of fun and adventure! Cub Scouts provides boys and girls (grades K-5) with opportunities to: • discover new things, • do fun activities, • make friends, • develop life skills, and • celebrate their achievements.

The best part... Cub Scouts is an adventure the whole family can enjoy together!

Join Cub Scouts and escape the great indoors Today! For a Cub Scout Pack near you visit or call: 585-244-4210


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Youth Education


Construction Act. No. Day 412413-01 Tue Ages 2-6 (with adult)

Date Sep 29

Time Fee 6:00-7:00PM $15 Penfield Community Center

Parents and their little builders can come spend a fun evening together assembling age appropriate projects. We will build our own snack, have a story, and rotate through stations where everyone will have the opportunity to hammer, saw and construct their own masterpieces such as a paper house, “blueprints” and a concrete coaster.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Act. No. Day 412413-02 Thu Ages 2-6 (with adult)

Date Nov 5

Time Fee 6:00-7:00PM $15 Penfield Community Center

Celebrate the Season Act. No. Day Date 412414-03 Thu Dec 17 Ages 6 and up (with adult)

Time Fee 6:00-7:15PM $20 Penfield Community Center

We will decorate a mini Christmas tree and create a custom working fireplace that any doll would love to cuddle up next to.

THEMED FOOD & FUN Sherry Murray

Happy Halloween Act. No. Day 412418-01 Fri Ages 9-13

Date Oct 30

Time 4:30-6:00PM

Fee $18

In this class we will bake stuffed jack o lanterns, scary pizzas, and a sweet treat to enjoy for a pre-holiday meal.

We will listen to the story and cook up an alphabet snack. We’ll assemble our own paper trees and learn lots of fun ways to practice our letters through age appropriate crafts and activities.

The Gingerbread Man Act. No. Day 412413-04 Thu 412413-05 Fri Ages 2-6 (with adult)

Date Dec 17 Dec 18

Time Fee 6:00-7:00PM $15 10:00-11:00AM $15 Penfield Community Center

Run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man! We will follow clues and go on a hunt through the Community Center after reading the story about this naughty cookie and see if we can find him. Then we will make our own cracker ‘candy’ houses and cinnamon ornaments. (The edible houses will be made entirely from toddler friendly foods).


Creative classes for kids to make custom accessories for their American Girl or other dolls. Projects are sized for dolls 18” or smaller. Please bring a doll and a sharp pair of scissors to class. See for pictures and more information.

Little Chef Act. No. Day Date 412414-01 Thu Oct 1 Ages 6 and up (with adult)

Frozen Act. No. Day 412418-02 Fri Ages 6-12

Date Nov 6

Does your child love the Frozen movie? In this class we will make our own movie-themed snacks and crafts. Everyone will create a sock snowman Olaf, and a princess doll dress. We will also whip up our own fancy frozen drinks and fried snowflakes. Please bring a doll 18" or smaller.

Time Fee 6:00-7:15PM $20 Penfield Community Center


We will use clay felt and foam to create play food such as a turkey, veggie platter, rolls and desserts on a fancy display stand.

Sherry Murray

Interior Design

Act. No. Day Date 412419-01 Fri Nov 20 Ages 6-12 (6-8 w/adult)

Act. No. Day Date 412414-02 Thu Nov 12 Ages 6 and up (with adult)

Time Fee 6:00-7:15PM $20 Penfield Community Center

Let’s make a room for our doll to enjoy! Everyone will be able to customize a 3 sided space with wall coverings, a window, and lots of fun accessories. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655

Time Fee 4:30-6:00PM $18 Penfield Community Center

Fairy Houses Time 4:30-5:45PM

Fee $18

Bring a small container (teacup, flower pot, etc.) and I will supply the rest of the materials to make a fun home for a fairy to move right in. Fall 2020


Youth Science, Nature, & Technology

YOUTH SCIENCE, NATURE & TECHNOLOGY Science Discoveries Mad Science of Western NY Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 418084-A Mon Oct 26-Nov 16 6:30-7:30PM $60 Ages 5-12 (4 classes) Penfield Community Center

For the Jr. Mad Scientists who wants to try it all! Get ready for hands-on experiments and fun with lasers, electricity, chemistry, magnets and so much more. Bring science alive and see that is it not only fun, but all around us. There’s so much to explore! Each class is led by our Mad Scientists and kids will get a take-home for each class to extend the science fun at home.

Pre-K Mad Scientists!

Mad Science of Western NY Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 418083-A Sat Nov 7 10:00-10:45AM $20 Ages 3-5 (1 class) Penfield Community Center

Running Wild

Center for Youth Earthworks program Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 418080-A Wed Sep 23-Oct 28 10:00AM-12:00PM $80 418080-B Tue Sep 22-Oct 27 12:00-2:00PM $80 Ages 6-11 (6 classes) Veterans Memorial Park

Designed to tap into the natural wonder we all have about the world, Running Wild will allow for students to develop skills and techniques through discovering the natural world. Our trained learning guides provide students a safe and nurturing space to learn, using nature as our classroom! Students will explore the basics of survival, including: shelter building techniques, animal tracking, safe and practical fire building skills, navigation, and much more! Please join us as we explore the world around us! *The Center for Youth EarthWorks program values the safety and health of all students and staff. Specific requirements for hand hygiene, face coverings, and social distancing guidelines will be part of our model of teaching.

Join us for a session of science fun! Each workshop explores a different scientific topic. At Mad Science, preschoolers learn about science by touching, feeling, and sometimes even tasting their science experiments. We leave children inspired and hungry to learn more! In this session, we will be learning about Magnetic Attractions. Experience the poles and power of magnets in this hands-on workshop that even provides children with the opportunity to make their own magnet to take home. .


Fall 2020

Penfield Recreation |

Youth Sport & Recreation

YOUTH SPORT & RECREATION Flag Football for Teens

Michael Carney Act. No. Day Date Time 414210-A Tue Sept 15-Oct 27 5:00-7:00PM Ages 13-17

Fee $45 Location TBA

Do you have a middle/high school-aged child between the ages of 13 and 17 who loves playing flag football (a 5-person non-contact version of football)? Are you or your child scheduled such that an inclusive activity once-per-week is optimal? If so, you may be interested in Flag Football of Penfield. Flag Football of Penfield teaches the value of teamwork, practice, competition, social skills, and sportsmanship in the context of a modified form of the most popular sport in the U.S.A. with significantly less risk of injury. A game follows team practice. NFL Flags are available for use. As this is a pick-up program, weekly attendance is not required. Teams will be selected based on the skill and experience level of the player.

Ultimate (Frisbee)

Michael Carney Act. No. Day Date Time 414211-A Sat Sept 12-Nov 14 1:00-3:00PM Ages 12+

Fee $20 Location TBA

Are you looking for a family sport this fall in a convenient location? Ultimate (Frisbee) of Penfield provides a coeducational instructional and a competitive, non-contact experience for novice and experienced players 12 years old and older. Ultimate of Penfield has only one division: the Family Division; however, individuals (children and adults) are also encouraged to register! Ultimate combines the field movement of soccer with the passing/ scoring/kickoffs of football with the agility of basketball with the jumping of volleyball! A game follows a lesson; rules are introduced throughout the season. Ultimate is truly the ultimate sport! As this is a pick-up program, weekly attendance is not required. Teams will be selected based on the skill and experience level of the player.

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots Rochester

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication, and curriculum. Our coaches are the best trained in the business. Our expert approved curriculum is age appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition, we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.

MINI – AGE 2 (1 parent required to participate) Act. No. 408560-A

Day Mon

Date Time Sep 14-Oct 19 4:25-4:55PM

Fee $85

Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. *This program requires one parent to participate with each child.

CLASSIC – AGES 3-4 Act. No. 408560-B 408560-C

Day Mon Mon

Date Time Sep 14-Oct 19 5:00-5:45PM Sep 14-Oct 19 5:50-6:35PM

Fee $85 $85

Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.

PREMIER – AGES 5-7 Act. No. Day 408560-D Mon 408560-E Mon 6 classes

Date Time Sep 14-Oct 19 5:00-5:45PM Sep 14-Oct 19 5:50-6:35PM

Fee $85 $85 Rothfuss Park

Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Bullseye Archery

Michael Carney Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 414212-A Thu Oct 1-Nov 19 6:30-8:00PM $150/archer Ages 5+ Bullzeye Archery, Bloomfield

Are you looking for a family/individual non-competitive Christian activity this fall? Bullseye Archery provides a coeducational instructional experience for novice and experienced archers 5 years old and older. A short inspirational message precedes each lesson and shooting. Equipment is provided. The class size is small; the earliest registrations are prioritized. Youth and adults are welcome; one/both parents registering with their child(ren) is encouraged! This is not a team sport; therefore, participation in each meeting is not required. Bullzeye Archery is located at 6550 Rts. 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY.

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Youth Sport & Recreation Pee Wee Tennis Mark Banford Act. No. Day 419291-01 Sat Ages 4-7

Wiggles, Giggles, and Jiggles

Date Time Fee Sep 12-Oct 10 9:00-10:00AM $70 Veterans Memorial Park

This class is designed for children ages 4-6. Fun games 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. The program will emphasize basic strokes and learning to rally.

Tennis - Future Stars Mark Banford Act. No. Day 419292-01 Sat Ages 6-10

Date Time Fee Sep 12-Oct 10 10:15-11:15AM $70 Veterans Memorial Park

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 basic tennis shots. Interactive games are used to reinforce good habits. (Beginner & Adv. Beg.)

Tennis – Skill Seekers Mark Banford Act. No. Day 419293-01 Sat Ages 9-17

Date Time Fee Sep 12-Oct 10 11:30AM-2:00PM $110 Veterans Memorial Park

Participants will be exposed to all of the basic shots. They will learn forehand/backhand ground strokes, volleys, overheads, and serves. The goal is to understand how to rally, keep score, and play the game of singles and doubles.

Youth Judo

Bushido Kai Judo Club - Instructor Heiko Rommelman, 2018 PAN-AM - Gold Medalist Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 415010-01 Sat Sep 19-Dec 5 2:00-3:00PM $70 415010-02 Add Family Member $50 (10 sessions, No Oct 17, Nov 28) Ages 5-10 Penfield Community Center

Youth Judo will provide participants with the basics of Judo. The emphasis is on fun! Uniforms are 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

Lisa Magliato Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 405430-01 Mon Sep 14-Oct 5 9:30-10:30AM $49 405430-02 Wed Sep 16-Oct 7 10:15-11:15AM $49 405430-03 Mon Oct 19-Nov 16 9:30-10:30AM $49 (no class Nov 9) 405430-04 Wed Oct 14-Nov 4 10:15-11:15AM $49 405430-05 Mon Nov 23-Dec 21 9:30-10:30AM $59 405430-06 Wed Nov 11-Dec 9 10:15-11:15AM $49 (no class Nov 25) Ages 2-4 (with caregiver) Penfield Community Center

Fun movement activities, music, games, stories, scooters, ribbon dancing and more that promote gross motor skills, following directions, decision making, self-confidence and social interaction for both child and caregiver. A great preschool and kindergarten readiness class. Wear sneakers and bring water. Come join the fun! Miss Lisa misses you!! Babies in front packs or car seats are welcome. Due to current pandemic siblings older than 4 are not allowed to attend with family. Parents may bring a peanut free snack for child to eat during story time. Masks are required for adults. Social distancing may not be possible with this age group.

Rochester Jr. Amerks – Intro to Skating and Youth Hockey

Rochester Jr. Amerks Coaches, Instructors Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 417820-01 Sat Oct 17-Dec 19 9:00-10:00AM $80 (8 classes, Nov 7 & 28) Ages 4-8 (Coed) Rochester Ice Center

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 Rochester Jr. Amerks Hockey (participants need to provide their own skates). For more information, please call George at (585) 729-6404. Rochester Ice Center (formerly Thomas Creek Ice Arena) is located at 80 Lyndon Rd in Fairport.

Little Patriots Hoops

Program Director: Michael Zarzycki Act. No. Day Date Time 411430-01 Sat Nov 7-Mar 19 TBD (No classes Nov 28 & Dec 19-26) Grades 3-6

Fee $70

Bay Trail Gym

Competitive youth basketball league for girls and boys in grades 3, 4, 5 & 6. This program is for kids from beginner to advanced skill. The program will run one day during the week and on Saturday mornings all right here in Penfield! The beginning of the season will stress fundamentals, rules and the skills of basketball in a fun, learning and challenging environment. The kids will learn from coaches who all have prior college coaching or playing experience. They will learn essential basketball skills during a clinic type environment in Nov and Dec then league play starts in Jan. Practice with their team takes place during the week with games on Sat. 3rd and 4th graders will be in one division and 4th and 5th grade in another. More info at *Please make sure when registering that all participant’s grade level and age are up-to-date, to ensure we have correct data for the program for team placement. 14

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Family Programs/Adult Arts & Crafts


Jodi Marcello, RYT & LYI Instructor Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 402836-01 Thu Sep 24-Oct 29 7:00-8:00PM $78 402836-02 Thu Nov 5-Dec 17 7:00-8:00PM $78 (No Class Nov 26) Ages 8-Adult Penfield Community Center

Explore the benefits of yoga and mindfulness through poses, breath, and meditation. Strengthen your body, build flexibility, and learn to relax and control your mind. Perfect for anxiety, stress, ADHD, and overall mental and physical health. All levels welcome. If classes are unable to be held in person/on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. Safety measures required will be enforced. Please bring your own mat.


ADULT ARTS & CRAFTS Handmade Holiday Cards Maureen Ward – Stampin’ Up Act. No. Day Date 432410-A Tue Sep 29 432410-B Tue Oct 27 432410-C Tue Nov 17

Time 6:30-8:30PM 6:30-8:30PM 6:30-8:30PM

Fee $25 $25 $25

Would you like to delight your friends and relatives with handmade Holiday cards? Then this class is for you! In this class we will make ten Holiday/Christmas cards (five each of two 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 (doublesided tape or a tape runner suggested). Envelopes provided and the class is open to all levels. Samples of the cards will be on display a month before each class.

Christmas Wreath Sherry Murray Act. No. Day 412419-02 Fri Ages 18 and up

Date Dec 4

Time Fee 6:00-7:15PM $18 Penfield Community Center

Bring an artificial evergreen wreath and a 3 foot spool of wired holiday ribbon and I will supply the rest. Everyone will learn how to tie a professional looking bow, and decorate a custom wreath to hang in your home.

New Swimmer Two Week Trial! The SEA DRAGONS are welcoming new swimmers to experience the world of competitive swimming! Please come join us for two FREE weeks of swim training! Club coaches will work trail swimmers and will be available to answer questions you may have.

If your child loves swimming, come and visit us to try it out! Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655

Fall 2020


Adult Education


Investing for a Successful Retirement Jason Grover, AIF® Financial Consultant & Retirement Planning Specialist

Individual Act. No. Day 434853-01 Wed

Date Time Oct 21-Nov 11 7:00-9:00PM

Fee $20

Couple Puppy Kindergarten Kathy Boone Act. No. Day 455850-A Tue 6 classes

Date Time Sep 22-Oct 27 6:00-7:00 PM

Fee $90

Start your puppy training off right! This six-week class is the start of a new puppy’s socialization, focus and basic training. Your instructor includes housebreaking, problem solving, body language, and the start to your beginning obedience commands. This first class is a discussion on class orientation, diet, exercise, behavior problems, crate training and socialization. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG THE FIRST CLASS Proof of vaccinations needed. All dog classes held at the Penfield Community Center courtyard located just beyond the Recreation entrance on the north side of the building. Instruction by KB Dog Training. Contact Kathy Boone if you have any questions 880-5746.

Beginner Dog Obedience Kathy Boone Act. No. Day 455850-B Tue 6 classes

Date Time Sep 22- Oct 27 7:00-8:00 PM

Fee $90

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 old or older. The first class is a discussion on class orientation, diet, exercise, behavior problems, and socialization PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG THE FIRST CLASS Proof of vaccinations needed. All dog classes held at the Penfield Community Center courtyard located just beyond the Recreation entrance on the north side of the building. Instruction by KB Dog Training. Contact Kathy Boone if you have any questions 880-5746.

Act. No. Day 434853-02 Wed Ages 18 and up

Date Time Fee Oct 21-Nov 11 7:00-9:00PM $25 Penfield Community Center

A workshop offered to help reduce the financial uncertainty and anxiety often connected with retirement. This four-part 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) rollover services, 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 templates for a personal retirement income plan.

Create Natural Fall Wreaths Broccolo Garden Center Staff Act. No. Day Date 432470-01 Sat Sep 12 Ages 18 and up

Time Fee 10:00-11:30AM $15 Broccolo Garden Center

Come have some fun with Jeanine “J” Fyfe using local dried flowers and grasses to create one-of-a-kind wreathes. Preregistration is required. Broccolo Garden Center is located at 2755 Penfield Road in Fairport.

Remodeling Your Kitchen: Getting Started Peter Rees, Rees & Company Inc.

Individual Act. No. 432450-A

Day Thu

Date Sep 24

Time 6:30-9:00PM

Fee $16

Couple Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 432450-B Thu Sep 24 6:30-9:00PM $27 1 class Penfield Community Center

Are you planning to remodel your kitchen? Learn how to plan an efficient kitchen, what to look for in cabinets, the pros and cons of refacing verses new cabinets, the advantages of different types of counter tops, flooring, sinks and lighting. Learn the elements of basic kitchen design and the best order of having the work done. Bring all of your questions to be answered by a Certified Kitchen Designer. Instructor has 40 years of remodeling experience and is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. 16

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Marbleized Pots with Nail Polish (Fall Colors) Broccolo Garden Center staff Act. No. Day Date 432473-01 Sat Oct 3 Ages 18 and up

Time Fee 10:00-11:30AM $15 Broccolo Garden Center

We all have nail polish we don’t use any more or that are favorite go-tos. Bring your fall color nail polish and create a one-of-a kind marbleized pot with flair. Taught by Jeanine Fyfe Broccolo Garden Center is located at 2755 Penfield Road in Fairport. Broccolo Online Programs Available! Broccolo offers a variety of green industry topics on Saturdays at 10:00AM via their Facebook Live. Visit https://broccolotreeandlawn. com/garden-center/garden-center-events/ to sign up for Brunch & Learn or register to attend in person. Penfield Recreation |

Adult Fitness/Adult Health & Wellness Intermediate Line Dancing Workout

Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Instructor Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 433853-01 Thu Sep 24-Dec 17 6:30-7:30PM $84 (12 classes, No class Nov 26) Ages 18 and up Penfield Community Center

ADULT FITNESS Arthritis Exercise Maria Hererra Act. No. Day 463810-A Wed 463810-B Wed 4 classes

Date Oct 7-28 Nov 4-Dec 2

Time Fee 11:00AM-12:00PM $22 11:00AM-12:00PM $22 Penfield Community Center

Exercise is crucial if you have arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. This program, facilitated by Maria Herrera, who is a trained Arthritis Exercise instructor, will lead you in these gentle and rewarding movements to help you start a rewarding routine.

Forever Fit

Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Instructor Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 433840-01 Tue Sep 22-Dec 15 10:00-11:00AM $84 (12 classes, No Class Nov 3) Ages 18 and up Penfield Community Center

The time is now to start or continue toward your goal. Join a coed, mixed level, low-impact aerobics class emphasizing stamina, strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination. Enjoy a class composed of 35 minutes of cardio variety; a different exercise with each song — Zumba, kickboxing, hi/lo aerobics, abs, core & much more, plus 25 minutes of toning and stretching. This class is so much fun, you will forget you are working out. Bring 2-5 lb. dumbbells, exercise mat, and bottle of water. Questions – call Rosalind at 370-2480.

Beginner Line Dancing Workout

Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Instructor Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 433852-01 Thu Sep 24-Dec 17 5:30-6:25PM $84 (12 classes, No class Nov 26) Ages 18 and up Penfield Community Center

Enjoy this fun mind-body workout while dancing your way to better health! This beginner class covers many genres of group social line dances from around the world: country western, circle dances, social/party dances, soul line dances, and more. Class will be taught at beginner pace using music with a slowmedium, easy-to-follow tempo, and with minimal turning and leg crossing for those concerned with balance. You’ll boost your brain power by improving your memory skills, strengthen your bones without hurting your joints, and release stress so you feel great. Wear soft-soled shoes, bring a bottle of water, and let’s dance! Questions - call Rosalind at 370-2480. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655

Enjoy this fun mind-body workout while dancing your way to better health! This intermediate-level class covers many genres of group social line dances from around the world: country western, circle dances, social/party dances, soul line dances, and more. Class will be taught at an intermediate and vigorous pace using music with a variety of tempos for experienced line dancers and those who catch onto choreography quickly. You will learn at least one new dance every week to add to our repertoire for a fun, cardio workout. Wear soft-soled shoes, bring a bottle of water, and let’s dance! Questions - call Rosalind at 370-2480.

ADULT HEALTH & WELLNESS Guided Sound Healing Meditation

Carol Scheg-Morissette, Certified Sound Healer, Healthy Alternatives Wellness Center Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 434810-A Wed Oct 14 7:00-8:30PM $30 Ages 18+ (1 class) Penfield Community Center

The vibration takes you down into a deep state of meditation automatically, and that deep state helps dissolve your worries, and sets you up for a day of enhanced focus, creativity, and energy. Sound therapy has many benefits. It can boost immunity and increase oxygen intake. It reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. Experience a sound bath with the life-transforming healing power of SOUND. Sound and music can be powerful tools in the healing process. Some verified effects of sound healing are: decreased stress, anxiety, and lowered blood pressure. Sound increases cancer survival rates, reduces chronic pain, and increases bone density. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your favorite yoga mat/blanket/ pillow, or you may sit in a chair.


Carol Scheg-Morissette, Certified Aromatherapist, Healthy Alternatives Wellness Center Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 434813-A Wed Nov 4 7:00-9:00PM $30 Ages 18+ (1 class) Penfield Community Center

Aromatherapy is a great addition to any practice. Learn how to convert your medicine cabinet using essential oils. Carol will demonstrate how essential oils are used with the Vita Flex technique to build your immune system. Prevent the seasonal flu using essential oils! Aromatherapy also benefits ADD/ADHD, fibromyalgia, and many other conditions. Experience health benefits, natural pet care, weight loss, green cleaning, and recipes with essential oils.

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Adult Health and Wellness/Adult Sport & Recreation Learn to Balance Your pH

Carol Scheg-Morissette, Healthy Alternative Wellness Center Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 434812-A Fri Nov 20 7:00-9:00PM $30 Ages 18+ (1 class) Penfield Community Center

Come learn the importance of balancing your pH. In this informational session we will discuss how you can easily take steps to determine if your body is acidic, and how to improve your diet to positively impact your pH and gain more energy.

Protect Yourself from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

Carol Scheg-Morrisette, Healthy Alternatives Wellness Center Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 434818-A Wed Dec 2 7:00-8:30PM $30 Ages 18+ (1 class) Penfield Community Center

An electromagnetic field is a physical field produced by moving electrically charges objects. It affects the behavior of non-moving charged objects at any distance of the field. The electromagnetic field extends indefinitely throughout space. In this class you will learn the answers to these questions: Is EMF harmful to humans? How dangerous is EMF radiation? What is a safe EMF level? Is WiFi an EMF? What are the dangers of EMF? Can WiFi give you cancer? Does EMF affect sleep? Should you turn your WiFi off at night? Do smart phones cause cancer? What is 5G and how will it affect my health? What is dirty electricity? ‌and more!

Integral Tai Chi Easy - Meditation in Motion

Jean Sica, Certified Tai Chi, Qigong, and Healer Within Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 433810-01 Mon Sep 14-Oct 5 6:00-7:00PM $49 Ages 18+ Penfield Community Center

Integral Tai Chi Easy is a practice of five elemental yang style movements that flow together. This mind/body practice is for beginners as well as those with prior Tai Chi experience wishing to find a shorter form and/or to integrate Tai Chi with Qigong. With an open mind and heart, this mind/body practice can improve your balance and flexibility, strengthen your cardiovascular system, decrease your stress, and expand your cognitive skills. Recommended by numerous other health organizations including Harvard Medical School, CDC, Mayo Clinic, WebMD, and NCCIH. No special equipment is needed. Please wear comfortable clothing and if possible flexible closed shoes such as light sneakers, socks or slippers with nonslip bottoms, or go barefoot. All movements are done in upright position. Your instructor is Sifu Jean Sica, certified by the IIQTCC and Board Member of the Rochester Tai Chi Ch’uan Center. Jean has more than 50 years of experience in holistic health and meditation; she teaches in the community and corporate settings.

ADULT SPORT & RECREATION Beginning Pickleball

Dick Seils, Instructor Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 431425-01 Mon Oct 19-Nov 16 11:15AM-12:15PM $49 (No class Nov 9) 431425-02 Mon Nov 23-Dec 14 11:15AM-12:15PM $49 Ages 18 and up (4 classes) Penfield Community Center

The hottest new sport in the country for all ages including adults 60+. A cross between tennis and ping-pong, 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. Students will also be encouraged to attend and play at the open Pickleball program at the PCC gym.

Intermediate Outdoor Pickleball Lessons Mark Banford Act. No. Day 439291-01 Thu 439291-02 Sat Ages 30 and up

Date Time Fee Sep 17-Oct 22 5:30-6:30PM $60 Sep 19-Oct 24 3:30-4:30PM $60 Veterans Memorial Park

Lessons will help the participant become more comfortable with hitting the ball into the no-volley zone. Other topics include teamwork, footwork, block, and punch volley technique. Lessons will also include strategy for match play.

Outdoor Pickleball Ladder League Mark Banford Act. No. Day 439292-01 Thu 439292-02 Sat

Date Time Sep 17-Oct 22 6:45-8:45PM Sep 19-Oct 24 1:30-3:30PM

Ages 30 and up

Fee $25 $25

Veterans Memorial Park

Participants will play 3 games each week against players in the same level, while changing partners each game. The total score will determine player movement moving up and down from week to week based on league performance. If players are unable to participate, they must find their own subs.

Bushido Kai Judo

Bushido Kai Judo Club - Instructor Heiko Rommelman, 2018 PAN-AM - Gold Medalist Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 435020-01 Mon & Wed Sep 14-Dec 16 7:15-9:15PM $80 435020-02 Add Family Member $50 (25 sessions, No class Oct 19-21, Nov 25) Ages 18 and up Penfield Community Center

Bushido Kai ( is organized for males and females ages 10 years old through 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). 18

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Adult Fee Paid Online Programs


Private Singing Lessons for Adults

Once you have registered for a fee paid online class the instructor will send you a link to attend. Emotional Release for Inner Peace

Jesse Wicher Act. No. Day Date Time 463815-A Mon Sep 21 6:30-9:00PM 1 class

ONLINE Fee $29 Zoom

Inner peace is impossible to maintain while we still hold onto the very feelings and beliefs that keep us from being peaceful to begin with. Trapped negative emotions like fear, anger and sorrow can disrupt the flow of vital energy in our bodies and actually sabotage our inner peace. In this single evening course, you will learn simple yet effective techniques for getting in touch with, understanding, accepting and releasing the emotions that keep us from ourselves. Nobody wants to suffer. Come learn to rest in the peaceful state of loving acceptance that is our true nature.

“The Call of Paradise”- A Spiritual Journey to Hawaii

Jesse Wicher Act. No. Day Date Time 463815-B Mon Oct 5 6:30-9:00PM 1 class


Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 463815-D (flexible schedule will be arranged after registering) $85 5 classes Zoom

Learning to sing over the Internet is FUN and EASY! Come bring greater enjoyment and satisfaction to your singing by building on the basics of breath support, tonal focus and musicianship. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, this class will help you get to the next level of your art. Just bring your enthusiasm and a piece of music you love to sing! Lessons are 30 minutes of private instruction.

URGENT! Hero drivers and dispatchers are desperately needed to keep Bri-Pen going.

Fee $10 Zoom

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Hawaii? Sun-kissed beaches. Firey volcanoes. Lu’au feasts. The gracious beauty of a hula dancer. Hawaii is all of these things and more! Come spend an evening luxuriating in the aloha of the islands as we look more deeply into the history, culture and spirituality of this remarkable part of America. Through fascinating pictures and stories we will explore the rich heritage and traditions that make Hawaii one of the most beautiful, healing and life-giving places on Earth. This year our journey will take us to the beautiful islands of Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. In the midst of tropical landscapes, we’ll visit the solemn memorials of Pearl Harbor and tour Iolani Palace— the only royal palace in America. We’ll also journey to majestic Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to witness the creation of new land and life. In addition, we will get to meet with native kahuna shamans, experience spiritual ceremony at sacred sites, and visit the birthplace of Reiki Healing in America.

Self-Growth and the Art of Singing



Jesse Wicher Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 463815-C Mon Dec 7 6:30-9:00PM $29 1 class Zoom

BRI-PEN Senior Rides Call 340-8674

Professional singer, voice teacher and holistic health practitioner, Jesse Wicher, will share with you the wonderful life-lessons he has learned through the study of singing. Through lecture and examples, you will explore with him the profound relationship between the breath, body and voice, and personal growth. Highlights include: “Singing with your own voice,” “Getting out of the way,” and “Letting go of judgments.” This engaging one-evening course is perfect for singers, artists, and anyone wishing to create more freedom and joy in their life— NO SINGING REQUIRED! Come learn what good singing can teach you about good living! Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655

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DEAR Programs • Is there transportation available? Yes, we have recently


launched a new free volunteer transportation program in Penfield and Brighton called Bri-Pen Senior Rides. The service is for adults 65 and older who live or pay taxes in Penfield or Brighton. Bri -Pen also provides rides to medical appointments and religious services. • Why do I have to register? Two reasons: 1) we often send updates about class changes or cancellations to your e-mail accounts or calls to those without access to the Internet. 2) Many classes are held in rooms where we can only accommodate a maximum number of people. Registering insures you will be reserved a spot in that program. • Do you repeat programs? Yes, especially those classes with large waiting lists. • What if I register for a program but can’t attend all the scheduled classes? Missing a class or two is not an issue.

We are excited to offer classes and lectures to our consortium of lifetime learners. Engaging in intellectual, socially viable cognitive activities help keep our minds sharp and alert while reducing the risk or delaying the onset of age-related concerns. Daytime Education at Recreation at 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.

However, if you find you will miss half of the session or decide a class is not for you, please call the Recreation Department to let us know. There are often waiting lists and we would like to give someone else the opportunity to attend. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A CLASS YOU WILL NOT ATTEND! There are expenses for each program. Running a class is based on the number of registrations we receive prior to the class beginning. If there is low interest we will cancel the program. We cannot cancel a class due to low attendance once it has begun. By registering for a class, you have told us you want us to allocate funds to run the program. • Do I need to sign in for class? Yes. We request participants sign in when they arrive for class. This will help us keep track of participation and attendance. • Is there a charge for the coffee? No. Coffee is complimentary.


• I have an idea for a possible program. Do I have to be a seasoned instructor? How do I go about offering one

- Wisdom at its finest hour! All programs are at the Penfield Community Center unless otherwise stated in description.

2020 Daytime Education at Recreation Advisory and Planning Board Joan Albany, Nels Carman, Beth Dilcher, Rosemary Irwin, Lisa Hibner, John Schmeelk, Pat Schmeelk, Sandy Wurzer, Jim VanMeter If you would like to be a part of the 2020 Advisory and Planning board please see Pam Gerace at the Penfield Recreation Dept. Volunteer or give to DEAR • Facilitate a new class • Join the planning /advisory committee • Donate to our ongoing efforts to keep DEAR free

FAQ: • Are all the classes free? Many DEAR classes are free. There

are some exceptions, for example FUNdraising events are fee based and the revenue is used to subsidize our other free classes. • I am not a Penfield resident. Can I still attend a DEAR program? Yes! The first week of registration is for Penfield

residents but thereafter anyone can register.

• How do I take part in a DEAR class? Register online or

with a registration form. (There is a blank form in this brochure or download a form from our website Classes are held at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. The building schedule for the week is posted at both ends of the hall. There is no reserved seating. 20

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at DEAR? We are always looking for new and interesting subjects to add to the schedule and volunteers to facilitate them. You do not have to have experience. The DEAR program celebrates the philosophy “it’s never too late to do anything.” If you have an idea and would like to follow through with organizing one, contact Pam Gerace at Penfield Recreation. Pam is the Recreation Supervisor who coordinates the DEAR program and can be found in the Recreation Department or call her at 340-8664. • What if I have an idea but don’t know how to go about putting it together? The DEAR Advisory Board will

help you put a program together. We also will have training sessions to teach PowerPoint and tips for using the internet. • Can I donate to DEAR? Yes. Donations are vital to keeping our classes free. We are so grateful to all of the people who have generously given these last few years. Checks, cash and credit cards are all accepted and appreciated. Checks can be made out to Penfield Recreation (DEAR). Classes are now listed by day of the week in chronological order.

DEAR Electronic Device Reminder:

Please silence and put away electronic devices before class begins so everyone can enjoy the class without distractions. We ask you only use your device for class related purposes. PLEASE NOTE! If you are not registered for a class or on a waiting list please do not attend a class! Our programs can only accommodate a maximum amount of people. Attending a class you are not registered for only creates an uncomfortable learning environment for everyone. Our policy is participants must register for classes! ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE PENFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Penfield Recreation |

DEAR Mondays At the time of this printing we are still on hold to bring all programs back to the Community Center. All DEAR classes will be online using the Zoom platform until further notice. Links to the programs will be available on our website at under ONLINE CLASSES. We will cautiously run a live weekly Tuesday program beginning Sept. 8 from 10:30AM to 12:00PM. See the Tuesday schedule for details. If you would like to attend a live Tuesday class please call 340-8655 (option 0). You must call to register in advance to attend. Walk-ins will not be allowed. Please also note that there will be a wellness interview upon entering the community center. Updates for this schedule will be available on our website


The Memorable Life of Dr. Oliver Sacks France McCloskey Act. No. Day 466410-EE Mon 6 classes

(No classes on Oct 12.) Coffee Chat with Doris Adamek – The Sinking of the SS Athenia Act. No. Day Date 466410-A Mon Sep 14 1 class

Time 10:00-11:00AM

Fee Free

Athenia was the first UK ship to be sunk by Germany during World War II, and the incident accounted for the Donaldson Line’s greatest single loss of life at sea, with 117 civilian passengers and crew killed. The sinking was condemned as a war crime. Among those dead were 28 US citizens, leading Germany to fear that the US might join the war on the side of the UK and France. Wartime German authorities denied that one of their vessels had sunk the ship. An admission of responsibility did not come from German authorities until 1946. Doris’ father was one of the survivors of the ship and will share his story as well as the history of the ship.

Coffee Chat Act. No. 466410-B

Day Mon

Date Time Sep 21-Dec 21 10:00-11:00AM

Fee Free

Date Time Sep 14-Oct 26 4:30-5:30PM

Fee Free

Come learn the fascinating aspects of the brain through the eyes of Oliver Sacks. He was a neurologist that treated many patients experiencing many different mysterious neurological disorders. The stories of these patients were told in awardwinning books, and one movie by Dr. Sacks, such as Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Musicophilia, to name a few. You will learn about the brain, yourself, and amazing possibilities through the life and work of Dr. Sacks.

Ghostly Encounters Act. No. Day 466410-DD Mon

Date Oct 26

Time 3:45-5:00PM

Fee Free

Do you have a true ghost story to share? This annual discussion gives validation to those of us who have had a ghostly visit. Come share with others as we explore the mysteries of our ghostly encounter.

Tchaikovsky – Life and Music

This Monday morning get together has proved to be extremely popular especially during these challenging times. This is a great way to share information and reflect on the new week ahead. Everyone is welcome! Grab your coffee and join the chat.

Joan Albany

Treasures of New York

Hear about the complicated life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and examine how it was a fundamental component to his renowned compositions.

John Schmeelk Act. No. Day Date Time 466410-C Mon Sep 14-Oct 26 11:15AM-12:45PM 6 classes

Fee Free

Visit some old and new sites. See how updates have created real unique places to visit. Bring your own memories and let’s have fun.

History of Photography Pam O’Brien Act. No. Day 466410-D Mon 6 classes

Date Time Sep 14-Oct 26 1:00-2:30PM

Fee Free

History of Photography -Commemorating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment’s ratification, which granted American women the right to vote, this George Eastman/DEAR collaboration examines how photography has portrayed,and fundamentally shaped, perceptions of women and feminist movements since the mid-1800s.

The History of Christmas Concert Music Joan Albany Act. No. Day 466410-F1 Mon 1 class

Date Dec 14

Time 1:00-2:30PM

Fee Free

Learn the stories behind some of our favorite festive tunes including pieces from Handel, Bach and Tchaikovsky. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655

Act. No. Day 466410-E Mon 8 classes

Date Nov 2-Dec 21

Time 11:15AM-12:15PM

Fee Free

The Real History of Secret Societies-Part II Joan Albany

Act. No. Day 466410-F Mon 7 classes

Date Nov 2-Dec 07

Time 1:00-2:30PM

Fee Free

Delve into the history and meaning of secret societies as you explore the most famous and infamous underground groups, their origin, and their members.

Brain Work: Mobility France McCloskey Act. No. Day 466410-FF Mon 3 classes

Date Nov 2-16

Time 4:30-5:30PM

Fee Free

Promoting a healthy mind. But how do you make the most out of your curious mind? These classes will use engaging activities, brain games, and mental exercises to explain the science behind how the brain works and to teach you how to maximize your brain’s overall potential at any age. Participants will learn how to break down the elevated language of neuroscience to maximize the benefits from brain science research. This class provides lessons how the brain processes spatial, balance, and other information responsible for healthy mobility, explores the research and teaches the behavior and exercises for the body and mind. Fall 2020


DEAR Tuesdays


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Tuesday Lunches A CURB SIDE GRAB AND GO LUNCH PREPARED IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER KITCHEN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AS WELL ON TUESDAYS from 11:30 AM –1:00 PM. Please let us know what time you will be picking up your lunch. LUNCHES ARE $4 AND CAN BE ORDERED BY CALLING 340-8655 (OPTION 0). Call for menu or check our website

At the time of this printing we are preparing to offer an inperson presentation one day a week. This program will be held on Tuesdays 10:30-12:00PM. Registration will be required to attend and drop-ins will not be allowed. Participants will be checked in each week and must wear a mask while moving around the room or building. We cannot provide coffee or water, so be sure to bring something with you. If you would like to attend, please call the Recreation office 340-8655 (option 0) to reserve a spot. Space is limited so please call early. Please call us if you would like to attend one of the Tuesday presentations below:

Those Were the Days My Friend – Nostalgia for Fun! Day Tue

Date Sep 8

Time 10:30AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

Remember Pet Rock, Hogan’s Heroes, TV dinners, rotary phones? Join us as we reminisce through vintage photos of days gone by when the Lone Ranger and swimming caps were all the rage.

Those Were the Days – Rochester, NY Act. No. 466412-C

Day Tue

Date Sep 15

Time 10:30AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

Step back in time as we visit vintage Rochester with images of places that have disappeared from our local landscape. Let’s see how much you remember.

Vintage TV Act. No. 466412-D

Day Tue

Date Sep 22

Time 10:30AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

Reminisce some of the most popular TV shows of days gone by. Part trivia part history, this presentation will take you back in time.

Roadside America Part I Act. No. 466412-E

Day Tue

Date Sep 29

Time 10:30AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

America is filled with one of kind eccentric places, people and things. This two part series will take us on a fun and interesting journey around the USA introducing us to the weird and wonderful

Date Oct 13

Time 10:30AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

Join Town Historian Kathy Kanauer for this historical tour of Penfield with photos from the 19th, early 20th century.

TBA Act. No. Day 466412-GG Tue

Date Oct 20

Time 10:30AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

Time 10:30AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

NASA’s Apollo Project Francis D. R. Coleman Act. No. Day 466412-H Tue


Act. No. 466412-B

Day Tue

Date Oct 27

Join Engineer Francis Coleman as he shares his experience working on the NASA’s Apollo Lunar Module Project; the mission that took our astronauts to the moon in 1969. His PowerPoint presentation includes a look at the arrival of technology, the lunar mission itself, and the new perspective the past has given to our future.

Great Inventions Continued Lisa Hibner Act. No. Day 466410-G Tue 15 classes

Date Time Sep 15-Dec 22 10:00-11:30AM

Fee Free

Come and learn the remarkable stories surrounding monumental inventions and how consequential these inventions were to history. Each lecture stands on its own. New participants are welcome.

Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Rick Gough Act. No. Day 466410-H Tue 6 classes

Date Time Sep 15-Oct 20 2:15-3:45PM

Fee Free

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” -Abraham Lincoln A man before his time. Meet the President who would pay the ultimate price to keep the United States whole. A challenging life, to be sure, and one that you will find inspiring, poignant and profound. This series begins with his childhood and ends with his ever-enduring legacy.

The Influences of the Who, What, and Where in American Politics John Schmeelk Act. No. Day 466410-J Tue 6 weeks

Date Oct 27-Dec 1

Time 2:15-3:45PM

Fee Free

With the November elections approaching let us take this time to look at the nature of today’s political environment and how public opinion, news media, interest groups all play a part in the final outcome.

Roadside America Part II Act. No. 466412-F

Day Tue

Date Oct 6

Time 10:30AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

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DEAR Wednesdays


Artificial Intelligence in Our Everyday World Al Biles Act. No. 466410-K 6 classes

(No classes on Nov 11.)

Philosophy of the Soul Nels Carman Act. No. Day 466410-M Wed 15 classes

Date Time Sep 16-Dec 23 12:45-2:15PM

Fee Free

Nels will lead us through 15 classes as we examine the philosophical question of life and death and the question of dualism verses physicalism within this inevitable structure. The first half of the course will address metaphysical questions while the second half will focus on value theory. The class will utilize the Yale Open Course as well as other resources to catalyze discussion and debate.

The History and Myths of Hudson Valley John Schmeelk Act. No. Day 466410-N Wed 6 classes

Date Time Sep 16-Oct 21 9:45-10:45AM

Fee Free

From early Native Americans and Dutch settlers to the invasion of the British, the Hudson River Valley has endured centuries of conflict and change. The history of this area is filled with generations of fact, folklore, and myth. Come hear the adventure and the stories that have made the Hudson River Valley a rich and vibrant area in Eastern NY.

Book Discussion: Somebody’s Gotta Do It – Cursing at the News Won’t Save the Nation, But Your Name on a Local Ballot Can by Adrienne Martini Act. No. Day 466410-KK Wed 1 class

Date Sep 23

Time 2:30-4:00PM

Fee Free

“50 percent memoir, 50 percent advice manual, and 100 percent heart.” —The New York Times Somebody’s Gotta Do It is a humorous (and instructive) memoir about a progressive woman who runs for very small-town elected office in a red county—and wins (yay!)—and then realizes the critical importance of the job. Read the novel and then join us for a lively discussion about women, politics, community and the bravery of getting involved.

Day Wed

Date Oct 28-Dec 9

Time 9:45-10:45AM

Fee Free

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere in your everyday life, from driving your car to using your credit card, not to mention doing anything on Google, Amazon or Facebook. AI is also a loaded term whose meaning and impact are highly controversial. This 6-part course will explore what AI is and, maybe more importantly, what AI is not. We will chronicle AI’s history from the origin of the term in 1956 by focusing on four application areas where AI has achieved some notable successes: game playing, vision, human languages, and creativity. Each application area will introduce us to AI techniques that try to mimic what people do, and we will shed light on how those techniques actually work. The primary goal of the course is to disentangle what AI actually is and can do from the dense jungle of popular culture, which often overhypes, demonizes, and otherwise distorts AI’s accomplishments and potential. No mathematical, computing, or other technical skill or experience is expected.

Understanding Quantum Mechanics Matt Mansfield Act. No. Day 466410-L Wed 12 classes

Date Sep 16-Dec 9

Time 11:00AM-12:30PM

Fee Free

Get out your mental floss as we explore the basic principles of the quantum world. Curiosity alone should bring you to this class as the theories that defy classic physics are explained and applied to our everyday world. Fascinating and certainly challenging material will make for some great discussions. We encourage not just novice students but also well-versed DEAR friends who can assist with answering questions or fielding resources for further learning.

Book Discussion: How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kindi Sharon Burke Act. No. Day 466410-LL Wed 3 classes

Date Oct 21-Nov 4

Time 2:30-3:30PM

Fee Free

‘Could hardly be more relevant ... it feels like a light switch being flicked on’ Owen Jones - *Sunday Times Bestseller Not being racist is not enough. We have to be anti-racist. In this rousing and deeply empathetic book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, shows that when it comes to racism, neutrality is not an option: until we become part of the solution, we can only be part of the problem.


Help us continue to add new and interesting programs to the DEAR schedule by developing and running your own class!

CONTACT US AT 340-8664. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655




DEAR Thursdays


The One Hour History of Currency Diane Robbins Act. No. Day 466410-R Thu 1 class

(No classes on Nov 26.)

Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance Rick Gough Act. No. Day 466410-I Thu 6 classes

Date Time Sep 10-Oct 15 10:00-11:30PM

Fee Free

Follow the life, art, and inventions of the world’s most famous Renaissance man.

Looking Back at the 1920s – A 100 Year Anniversary Perspective Rosemary Irwin Act. No. Day 466410-O Thu 1 class

Date Sep 10

Time 11:45AM-12:45PM

Date Oct 22

Time 11:45AM-12:45PM

Fee Free

As the song goes “Money makes the world go ‘round.” Learn about the origins of the concept of currency and how it has developed and changed from civilization to civilization.

What is Judaism? Diane Robbins Act. No. Day 466410-S Thu 6 classes

Date Sep 10-15

Time 1:00-2:30PM

Fee Free

Learn about its history, religious practices, legal framework and more. Fee Free

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” - Mark Twain

The Black Death Continued Rick Gough Act. No. Day 466410-T Thu 6 classes

Date Sep 10-15

Time 2:45-4:15PM

Fee Free

One hundred years ago, the ultra-proper Victorian age transformed into the Roaring ‘20s. Employment, sexuality, literature, music, art, and even our concept of crime metamorphosed. This great transformation happened directly AFTER the great flu epidemic of 1917 and 1918. In this hour we look at how the 1920s changed America, transformed how we see ourselves, and made generations almost unrecognizable to each other, and talk about some of the rhymes we recognize.

Life in the 15th century changed. We continue to learn the devastating impact on the European world during and after the Black Plague.

The Dilemma of Prohibition

Women gentle and cruel. European, Asian, Middle Eastern. The only thing they had in common is they all lived before 1400 and found ways to make their own mark in history.

Rosemary Irwin Act. No. Day 466410-P Thu 1 class

Date Oct 15

Time 11:45AM-12:45PM

Fee Free

What got the Homo Sapiens’ ancestors out of the trees and walking upright? Modern historians credit alcohol—for rotting fruit would have passed on medicinal survival benefits. Scientists can prove alcohol manufacture started in an organized fashion about 10,000 years ago, when a fermented drink was produced from honey and wild yeasts. Whether celebrated as a gift from the gods or completely forbidden as in the US’s 18th Amendment, humanity was, is, and continues to be intimately linked with alcohol. Come today for a discussion of the substance we’ve loved and hated for all of our history.

1619—Redefining American History Rosemary Irwin Act. No. Day Date Time 466410-Q Thu Oct 22-Dec 3 10:00-11:30AM 6 classes (no class 11/26)

Fee Free

In August of 2019, The New York Times and the Smithsonian Institution created the 1619 project to convey a more complete vision of Black American’s contribution to US history. These articles won the Pulitzer Prize, inspired a podcast, and even created new school supplementary texts. They also inspired counter-narrative: the 1776 project with its own new perspectives. Historians and journalists on both sides are well-respected and multi-racial. This passionate, heart-felt debate offers no single right answer but challenges us to reconsider and affirm what America represents. Come re-experience history from these different vantage points. 24

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Warriors, Intellectuals and Queens Diane Robbins Act. No. Day Date 466410-U Thu Oct 22-Dec 3 6 classes (no class 11/26)

Time 1:00-2:30PM

Fee Free

The Winchester Mystery House Pam Gerace Act. No. Day 466410-V Thu 2 classes

Date Oct 22-29

Time 2:45-4:15PM

Fee Free

In 1886 the Winchester rifle heir Sarah Winchester purchased a two-story farm house near San Jose, CA and would begin renovating, not stopping until her death 36 years later. The house would become an architectural wonder and historic landmark and a time capsule for the Gilded Age.

Second Annual New Year’s Eve Movie-athon FUNdraising event for DEAR Act. No. 462622-A

Day Thu

Date Dec 31

Time 2:00-6:30ish

Fee $20

Don’t spend the last day of 2020 alone. Come join us for an afternoon of laughs as we celebrate New Year’s eve watching Goldi Hawn in two of Pam’s favorite comedies: Foul Play and Best Friends. Flavored popcorn will be served during our first film, then pizza, wings, and salad in between films. Before we leave for the night we will have cake & watch an early ball drop to welcome 2021 together.

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DEAR Fridays


Solutions for Transferring, Preserving, and Sharing Your Digital Family Memories

(No classes on Nov 27.) Art Forum

Jim VanMeter Act. No. Day 466410-W Fri 14 weeks

Date Time Sep 11-Dec 18 10:00-11:30AM

Fee Free

Each week a new and interesting collection of what is new and old in the world of art. Fascinating biographies, exciting trends and always interesting reflection and discussion on all things art.

Understanding Great Art Act. No. Day 466410-X Fri 11 classes

Date Time Sep 11-Oct 30 12:00-1:30PM & Dec 4-18

Fee Free

Learn about the evolution of artistic styles throughout Western European art. Lectures will teach you how to recognize the different techniques from high renaissance to abstract expressionism. Each class will end with an opportunity to apply what you have learned with a discussion and examples to view and dissect.

The Angel Town of Gander Doris Adamek Act. No. Day 366410-Y Fri 1 class

Allen Hibner Act. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-YY Fri Oct 23-Nov 20 2:00-3:30PM Free Penfield Community Center 466410-YYY Fri Oct 23-Nov 20 2:00-3:20PM Free Online 5 classes

Most of us have many old camcorder and VHS videotapes, 8mm & 16mm films, cassette tapes and hundreds or even thousands of photographic prints and 35mm slides tucked away in boxes or old photo albums in our basements and attics. We may even have hundreds or thousands of unorganized digital photos now stored on our computer hard drives or on old CD disks. The other piece of this complex equation is that we all long to tell our stories - stories currently locked up in all of this old analog and digital media. We all want future generations to know that our lives mattered while we were here and alive. The problem is that it can be overwhelming to know how to translate all of the “born analog” and “born digital” media we have into meaningful and touching digital productions preserved for those future generations. Let’s face it—the future of all of our media going forward is digital and the recent pandemic has just dramatically increased the urgency for all of us to get our stories digitally produced and distributed to our family and friends.

On the 19th anniversary of 9/11 Doris Adamek will share the story of how the entire “angel town” of Gander Nova Scotia opened their hearts and homes to the passengers from 38 widebody aircraft, mostly heading for U.S. destinations. The number of passengers and crew accommodated at Gander was about 6,600. The population of Gander at the time was fewer than 10,000 people. This remarkable story of friendship and altruism was the inspiration for the Broadway musical ‘Come From Away.’

Allen Hibner embarked on a path to find and implement his own solutions to transfer, preserve and share his family’s treasured digital memories. This five-day presentation will demonstrate the fivepart process he developed which includes; transferring, preserving, producing, publishing and propelling these digital memories into the future. Expect an in-depth look at a wide range of existing hardware tools, software tools (including some free shareware programs) and available services, in many price ranges, some of which you may want to obtain and use for your own projects. This will be a fascinating journey through the creation of your own time capsule of digital family memories before they are lost to the ages. (This class will only be available on Zoom)

Mystery Suspense Thriller Horror Theater

The Interesting Things Jack Knows

Nels Carman Act. No. Day 466410-Z Fri 466410-ZA Fri 11 classes

Date Sep 11

Time 2:00-3:00PM

Date Time Sep 18-Oct 16 2:00-4:00PM Oct 23-Dec 4 7:00-9:00PM

Fee Free

Fee Free Free

Your sometimes-recognizable host Nels Carman will delve into the adapted-to-screen-and-TV classics, both well-known and obscure, that remain indelible imprints in genre history for directors, actors, and writers.

Jack Kowiak Act. No. Day 466410-ZZ Fri 3 classes

Date Nov 6-20

Time 12:00-1:00PM

Fee Free

Jack’s research brings us three separate opportunities to learn some fascinating facts about some very interesting topics. The History of Slang, History of Counting, and more Religion in the News. See our schedule on online classes for more details.


Help us continue to add new and interesting programs to the DEAR schedule by developing and running your own class!

CONTACT US AT 340-8664. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655

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Special Programs

ART & CRAFT FAIR Saturday November 7 from 10AM to 4PM Penfield Community Center Crafts • Jeweleries • Clothing Fine Art • Housewares Plush Items • Sweet Treats

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Special Programs

Ghosts of Penfield

Road Rally

A fun fall event to experience with your family or QuaraTeam

Picnic Lunch And Auto Game

Noon October 31st

Follow directions, find class, answer riddles and learn a little something spooky about the 208 year-old town of Penfield. Teams meet at the Penfield Community Center at 11:45 to pick up picnic lunch and first clue. Then spend the day at your own pace finding the remaining clues and learning about the ghosts that wander the town of Penfield. Bonus Team Challenge Prize for best team costume! FUNdraising event for DEAR Fee: $20 per person, includes picnic lunch Registration Required

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General Info. & Events for Adults 55+

GENERAL INFO. & EVENTS FOR ADULTS 55+ COVID -19 Update Hello Tuesday morning seniors! We miss you and look forward to getting us all back to our normal routine at the community center. At the time of printing we have suspended Tuesday morning activities through the month of September. We want to make sure we are taking cautious steps to keep you safe and well. We will evaluate the risks at the end of September and post updates on our website. Be sure to check the website to see when we can bring cards, Mah Jongg, and other games back to the schedule. In the meantime see plans below.

Tuesday Lunch

Nels Carman Big Band Night

A homemade grab and go lunch delivered curbside at Penfield Community Center will be available on Tuesdays for $4. Call the recreation office to reserve a lunch - (585)340-8655 (option 0).

The first Tuesday of each month the Penfield Rotary Band will play two hours of your favorite big band sounds for dancing and listening. Please check our website or call 340-8655 option 0 to confirm dates.

What will Tuesdays look like? We will have a free live presentation from 10:30AM to 12:00PM on Tuesdays beginning September 8th. Call the recreation office to reserve a spot.

First Tuesday of the month 7:30 - 9:30 PM Penfield Community Center $2.00 - Pay at the door

Van Transportation


Limited van transportation will be available for free to Penfield seniors on Tuesdays. Please call the Recreation office to reserve a spot on the van, 340-8655 option 0. Please note we cannot accommodate wheelchairs and participant must be able to step up and on to vehicle. Be sure to register before arranging a ride. Our driver will be picking up seniors one at a time and will disinfect the vehicle between rides. Call 340-8674 for details or to arrange a ride.

Eldersource Care Management Services, a collaborative of LIFESPAN and Catholic Family Center, 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 immediate information call 325-2800. A case worker will be at the community center the last Tuesday of the month beginning September 29. The Recreation office will be taking half-hour appointments from 11:30 AM–1:30 PM. Call 340-8655 option 0 TO RESERVE A TIME. Please note: Drop-in appointments will not be available until further notice.

Bridge on Thursdays Contact Janet Flanagan 645-5247 or Penfield Recreation at 3408655 for information.




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Scenic Treks and Trails

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 0. *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) **Penfield Trails Committee is always seeking volunteers to serve on its planning committee, as well as do manual labor for trails maintenance. For more information, please call Penfield Recreation at (585) 340-8655 x0.

Penfield History Hike – C.H. Philbrick Park Saturday, September 12 • 9:00-11:00am Hike through this park on Irondequoit Creek. Learn some history of the pioneer magnate of Penfield. Meet at the pavilion. Look for the hike signs!

Lucien Morin Park Saturday, October 10 • 10:00am-12:00pm

This guided hike will be primarily through the heavily wooded area along Irondequoit Creek. We 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. We will stop at the narrows and observe and learn about the low-flow barrier. You may also see autumn colors creeping into the woods.

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 Plaza Trail: Behind Tops Market at Panorama Plaza. Look for trailhead kiosk/picnic area at Panorama Valley Park.

Irondequoit Creek Waterway: Launch boat at LaSalle’s Landing Park off Empire Blvd. or at Ellison Park.

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 the graveled area. Look for the hike signs!

Irondequoit Creek Wetlands East Trail: Trail begins at the east

Powder Mills Park Saturday, November 14 • 10:00am-12:00pm

of Irondequoit Creek.

Meet at west area parking. Look for the hike signs!

Thousand Acre Swamp Saturday, December 12 • 10:00am-12:00pm

end of Old Browncroft Blvd.

Rifle Range Trail: Ellison Park, south side of Empire Blvd., just east Rothfuss Park Trail & QR F.I.T. Trail: Park trail begins at the south end of the park at Five Mile Line Road. Q.R. F.I.T. Trail begins near restroom pavilion.

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.

Schaufelberger Park/Historic Sidewalk Trail: Park at public

Meet at the south entrance parking lot, 1008 Penfield Road. Look for the hike signs!

Thousand Acre Swamp: Jackson Rd. between Atlantic Ave. and

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. Plank Rd. Entrance is next to Penfield Ambulance.

Tot Trail: Veterans’ Memorial Park behind the Penfield Town Hall. 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.) View trail maps on our website Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655

The trail is located west of the tennis courts near the Dolomite Lodge.

Veterans’ Memorial Park Nature Trail: Geographic center of town, access from Atlantic Ave. and Jackson Rd. Parking available.

Wild Iris Path: West end of Coachman Dr. and Brougham Dr. Fall 2020


Town Parks and Shelters

Town Parks

All Town of Penfield parks are accessible and open from 6:00am to 10:00pm.

Permits and Reservations

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 online at Drinking of alcohol is allowed per Town Code 211-10 F2: “no person shall bring into or drink any alcoholic liquors or beverages, including beer, in any park, except in bleacher areas, at picnic tables, in pavilions, in shelters, or other such areas designated by the authorized Town official; nor shall any person drink any alcoholic beverages, including beer, in any parking areas, roadways, or any rights-of-way within any park.” No amplified music allowed. For more info. call the recreation office at 340-8655 x0.

Channing H. Philbrick Park Open Shelter seats 50; max. 70 Available: May 1 - Oct. 30

Harris Whalen Park Open Shelter seats 80; max. 100 Available: May 1 - Oct. 30

Enclosed Lodge seats 90; max. 90 Available Jan. 1 - Dec. 31

Veterans’ Memorial Park Open Shelter seats 60; max. 80 Available: May 1 - Oct. 30

Enclosed Dolomite Lodge* seats 90; max. 90

*Does not include gazebo rental • Available Jan. 1 - Dec. 31

2021 Lodge & Shelter Reservations will be available online at for Penfield residents beginning Wednesday, December 2.

park security Our Town facilities are monitored daily by security officers. If you have a park problem, they may be reached at 340-8618 or 329-0131. For emergencies, please call 911. 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.

CHANNING H. PHILBRICK PARK Off Rt. 441 at Penfield Road. Open pavilion, grills, playground, 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, playground, 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.

DAYTONS CORNERS Corner of Plank Rd and Creek St. Includes playground, grass area and a one room 1857 School house.

LASALLE’S LANDING PARK On the south end of

Irondequoit Bay and Irondequoit Creek off Empire Blvd. Fishing access and canoe/kayak launch. Provides wonderful views of Irondequoit Bay.

PANORAMA VALLEY PARK 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 QR F.I.T. Trail, playground, picnic pavilions, seasonal public restrooms and JACK’s Place.

SCHAUFELBERGER PARK This decorative park sits in the heart of Penfield’s Historic Four Corners.

Athletic Fields: All reservations are through the Penfield

Recreation Department. Please contact us at 340-8655 x0 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.


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SHADOW PINES PROPERTY The Shadow Pines property

is open for public access, activities such as walking/hiking/ snowshoeing and cross country skiing are allowed. No restrooms.

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, 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 Penfield Recreation |


Registration Information

Bushido Kai Judo Club

Registration Starts September 9

Monroe County Parks


Penfield Ambulance

(medical equip. loan closet) 872-6060

Penfield Art Association

Penfield Business Chamber 348-8360

Penfield Cub/Boy Scouts Info 244-4210

Penfield Girl Scouts Millwheel Unit • 248-8559 Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf 234-0799

Penfield Fire Company • 586-2413

Penfield Little League • 377-1854

Penfield Players • 340-8655

Penfield Pops Community Band • 385-1392

Penfield Public Library • 340-8720

Penfield Rangers Soccer Club

Penfield Strikers Soccer Club

Penfield Symphony Orchestra 872-0774

Penfield Youth Basketball 377-4919

Penfield Youth Football & Cheer

Penfield Youth Lacrosse Club

• MAIL IN/DROP OFF – 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY 14526 • FAX/EMAIL – Fax: 585-340-8617; E-mail: • WEB – (you must create an account on WebTrac to register online)

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT • CHECK – Make payable to “Penfield Recreation” (unless otherwise noted). Returned check fee is $20. • VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER • CASH – Do not mail cash!

Fee/Refund/Transfer Policy (Please Read Carefully) Fees: Fees are due at time of registration. No exceptions. 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. (NOTE: 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 the program start date, or after a program has begun, only medical 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. *NEW* In some instances, a household credit will be issued in lieu of a check refund or credit card refund. Household credits must be used within the calendar year. For household credit and refund process contact Recreation Department. 6. 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.

Sea Dragons Swim Club

SportsNet (accessible rec/sports)

These policies apply to ALL Recreation Programs. PLEASE NOTE:

Thousand Acre Swamp

The Town of Penfield does not carry medical insurance for program participants. The Town of Penfield reserves the right to limit, cancel or change program elements. The Town of Penfield reserves the right to confirm age and/or residence of registrants.

Youth Wrestling 750-8337

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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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PENFIELD RECREATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM (*Fill out form completely including signature; please print*)


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Halloween Family Fun Friday, October 30

Penfield Community Center Outdoor Trick-or-Treat, games, music, hayrides, and more! Watch for more information on our website – Hayrides courtesy of Woody Acres and the Rothfuss family.

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