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PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 4 All programs within are subject to change or cancellation. For the most current information, please be sure to visit www.penfieldrec.org 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! Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655
TABLE OF CONTENTS Supervisor’s Message/General Information�����������������������������3 Community Information������������������������������������������������������������ 2-5 Youth Programs������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6-11 Art���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6 Drama���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6 Dance����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7-8 Education����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8-9 Science, Nature & Technology��������������������������������������������9 Sports & Recreation������������������������������������������������������ 10-11 Family Programs��������������������������������������������������������������������������11 Adult Programs���������������������������������������������������������������������� 12-14 Arts & Crafts��������������������������������������������������������������������������12 Adult Education�������������������������������������������������������������� 12-13 Fitness������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13 Health & Wellness��������������������������������������������������������� 13-14 Sports & Recreation������������������������������������������������������������14 DEAR (Daytime Education at Recreation)�������������������������������������������14 General Information & Events for 55+��������������������������������������15 Scenic Treks and Trails��������������������������������������������������������������16 Town Parks and Shelters�����������������������������������������������������������17 Reference Numbers & Information������������������������������������������18 Registration Info. & Forms��������������������������������������������������� 18-19 Family Winter Night Out���������������������������������������������back cover
Registration Begins January 4
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Supervisor’s Message/General Information GENERAL INFORMATION 1985 Baird Rd. • Penfield, NY 14526
www.penfieldrec.org • email@example.com 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
PENFIELD TOWN CLERK Amy Steklof
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
Here we are closing out our fourth quarter of 2020—and it’s been a year we are all happy to see end. I first want to recognize and thank the Penfield community for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with responsibility, flexibility, and compassion for one another. We saw the best of people in an extremely trying time when families were trying to stay safe, home school their students, and work remotely. We also have many neighbors who work in health care on the front line, and we especially thank them for their commitment. We saw neighbors watching out for neighbors and generous support for charitable organizations like the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf that has seen a significant increase of Penfield families in need as they faced unemployment. I also want to thank our amazing employees who work hard in their respective professions to serve Penfield residents each and every day. When we had to work remotely for several weeks they never missed a beat and continued to serve residents each day by phone and with whatever technology worked best. The business of the town continued, meetings went remote, and our team also helped the Penfield School District go virtual to conduct its business. I say thank you to team Penfield for your energy, attention to detail, and ongoing commitment to customer service. As I write this in November we continue to deal with the pandemic and increasing infection rates as we head into a holiday season that will be less than traditional. Vaccines are in the news and all are hopeful for their approval, distribution, and success. The 2021 Town Budget was adopted at the October 21 legislative meeting. This budget, including special districts, totals $20,632,799, a decrease of $38,593 from last year. The Town Operating Budget without special districts is $17,768,407. The Town share of the tax levy increased $20,377, and is below the tax cap by $475,000. With this budget no services will be cut and the town tax rate remains at $2.78 per $1,000 of assessed property value, the same rate as 2020. The 2021 budget presented several challenges as we worked through the effects of the pandemic and the financial impacts it presented in 2020 that will continue well into 2021. With the loss in revenue from sales tax, recreation programs, and county projects, the town board wanted to make sure we were not overburdening residents who were also impacted by COVID-19; therefore, the 2021 budget has no tax increase. The efforts of our staff and board to tighten the belt on spending continue our long history of very sound spending, even in difficult times. Shadow Pines continues to see more activity, especially with families seeking outdoor activities during the pandemic. Hiking the trails through 200+ acres of meadows, trees (while physically distanced and masked!) has been a popular outlet for many residents. The Town Board accepted the Conceptual Master Plan for the Shadow Pines property at its August 19 meeting and several different groups have been interested in discussing plans for disc golf, pickle ball and bike trails. I am sure there will be much continued discussion over the winter months. If there is good snowfall and COVID-19 is not putting a damper on activities, we hope to work again with the school district to groom cross-country trails for school and town use. As a reminder, Shadow Pines is available for passive recreation uses only, all dogs must be on leashes, and no motorized vehicles are permitted. Work continues on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update. I anticipate the plan will be submitted to the town board in the first quarter of 2021, at which time the board will look to schedule a public hearing for all residents to comment prior to adoption. This is a wonderful time in Penfield with all of our farm markets bursting at the seams with the recent harvest. Please take time to visit and support them, as many stay open straight through Christmas week. Fruits, vegetables, specialty products, Christmas trees, and much more are right here in Penfield and ready for your holiday tables and gifts for family and friends. Please remember to shop locally this holiday season; many local small businesses are here to serve you with products, gift cards, and services. Support of our businesses comes back to us all as business owners and operators also support school sports, musical events, and other programs; service organizations like Kiwanis and Rotary; and scouting organizations. Organizations like the Shepherd Home and the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf are able to do the great work they do serving our residents because of support they receive from local businesses. Although I hate to mention it—and because we are still enjoying a mild fall—it is that time of year when I remind everyone that winter parking rules are in effect from November 15 through April 1. This means NO PARKING is allowed on any roadway in Penfield from 2:00 to 7:00 AM to allow our DPW crews to safely and effectively plow and salt roadways. Thank you in advance for observing these rules, your cooperation gives us the opportunity to get through town routes more quickly and you avoid the potential for receiving a ticket from the Sheriff’s Office. I close with a special thank you and best wishes for a holiday season that will require us all to put health and safety first. We are all challenged to be flexible and creative as we make our plans. I am blessed to serve this community as your supervisor and to work with a fantastic staff. On behalf of our all town employees, the town board, and our families—I want to wish you a very happy holiday season that includes the gifts of peace, happiness, and health. Let us especially remember those who cannot be with their families and friends this year as they are serving and protecting this great country. I look forward to serving you in 2021. As our nation faces an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases please do your part: wear a mask, practice physical distancing, help stop the spread to save lives. Be safe and be well!
firstname.lastname@example.org Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain Winter 2021
Ways to Help
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Little Bolts & Academy Soccer
Designed for our youngest soccer players, our Little Bolts program is for boys and girls ranging in age from 4 to 6 years old. Our Academy program is for boys and girls age 7 & 8.
Little Bolts Soccer offers: • • •
Small player to coach ratio. Games used to learn more about soccer and gain comfort with the ball Includes 10 class days on select Saturdays starting in February
Academy offers: • • • •
Weekly training sessions with experienced coaching staff Learn basic soccer skills and ball control Indoor at Turin Nov to Apr; Outdoor May-Aug in Penfield Some scrimmages against other clubs
Roster spots still available for birth years: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007and 2005
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Visit our website for more info: www.penfieldstrikers.org
Aquatics/Youth Art and Drama
Penfield Pool and Community Locker Room is located on Penfield Central School District property. We are awaiting approval for use from NYS and Penfield Central School District in order to resume our aquatics programs. Please check the Town of Penfield Recreation website (www.penfieldrec.org) for aquatics programming updates.
Musical Theater Workshop – In-person Ed Rocha, Bravo! Creative Arts Act # Day Date
116210-A Mon Jan 25-Feb 22 3:00-5:00PM $150 116210-B Mon Jan 25-Feb 22 5:30-7:30PM $150 *(Optional: Saturdays 10:00AM-12:00PM) Grades 4 and up Penfield Community Center
116211-A Mon Mar 1-Apr 5 3:00-5:00PM $150 116211-B Mon Mar 1-Apr 5 5:30-7:30PM $150 *(Optional: Saturdays 10:00AM-12:00PM) Grades 4 and up Penfield Community Center
YOUTH ART Active Art!
Mary Slaughter, Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 112421-01 Tue Feb 9-Mar 16 any time $49 Ages 2-7 Online Virtual Class
Active art projects for ferity friends! Beat the winter blues, turn out artistic masterpieces, and have fun every easy step of the way! In this video series that you can access as much as you like, you will be jumping, pounding, dipping, and dabbing art materials to create great colors and textures! Art is a great start for little engineers, scientists, designers and all creative thinkers! A list of any necessary materials will be given upon registration. Projects are not difficult in nature and are meant to engage children ages 4-7 and 2-3 yrs with some help! Seven different projects to follow along with. Session also includes teacher’s personalized video for your special artist and a slideshow, “Gallery of Masterpieces” that displays the growing body of accomplishments of the Active Art class! One registration covers the whole household!
Introduction to Anime and Manga
Stephanie Oswald Act # Day Date 112420-A Wed Feb 3-Mar 10 Ages 10-18 (5 classes, no class 2/17)
Time Fee 6:00-7:00PM $150 Penfield Community Center
In this class we will learn the basics of anime and manga drawing. We will learn how to draw a variety of expressions, hairstyles, clothes, and more. We will also learn about various drawing mediums such as pencil, marker, watercolor, digital, and more.
Introduction to Comic Making
Stephanie Oswald Act # Day Date Time Fee 112424-A Sat Feb 27-Mar 27 10:00-11:00AM $150 Ages 10-18 (5 classes) Penfield Community Center
This class will be an introduction to comic making. We will learn how comics are put together and how to create a character for said comic, along with putting a story together.
116212-A Mon Jan 25-Feb 22 3:00-5:00PM $150 116212-B Mon Jan 25-Feb 22 5:30-7:00PM $150 *(Optional: Saturdays 10:00AM-12:00PM) Grades K-8 Penfield Community Center
116213-A Mon Mar 1-Apr 5 5:30-7:00PM $150 Grades K-8 Penfield Community Center
All programs will meet in person. Join us for a fun and exciting musical theater experience! These workshops are inspired by some of today’s biggest hit musicals from stage and screen. Cast members will learn songs and dances based on the show, along with technique for acting, singing, and dance. The workshops are open to all experience levels. Cast members will also make new friends and learn the value of teamwork. Tuition covers costume rental, show shirt, and cast party. There will be an online presentation and watch party for each workshop. A link will also be sent to each family for a keepsake! *We added Saturday to allow for flexibility. Cast members are more than welcome to attend both days but are not required to. Feel free to stay the entire time or drop in for whatever works best for you.
In-person School Break Theater Camps Ed Rocha, Bravo! Creative Arts Act # Day Date
Winter - Beauty and the Beast
116214-A Mon-Fri Feb 15-19 9:00AM-3:30PM $150 116214-B Wrap around care 8:00AM-5:00PM $230 Grades K-8 Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Rd.
Spring - Descendants
116215-A Mon-Fri Mar 29-Apr 2 9:00AM-3:30PM $150 116215-B Wrap around care 8:00AM-5:00PM $230 Grades K-8 Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Rd.
School is out, fun is in! Send your kids to a theater workshop that includes instruction in acting, singing, dance, performance, and more. Young actors will spend the week working on and recording their musical in front of a green screen wearing full costumes, using props, set pieces, and make up! Every child will shine when we release the online presentation the following Friday in a watch party! It’s a great show for friends and family to celebrate what the students have learned throughout the week. Students will need a packed lunch, filled water bottle, and 2 snacks each day. Students should wear comfortable clothing and shoes that permit movement for dancing. ALL experience levels welcome, and everyone will receive a part. Penfield Recreation | www.penfieldrec.org
YOUTH DANCE Creative Movement
Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act # Day Date Time Fee 102830-01 Fri Jan 15-Feb 12 9:30-10:10AM $72 102830-02 Fri Jan 15-Feb 12 3:45-4:25PM $72 102830-03 Fri Feb 26-Jun 11 9:30-10:10AM $180 (no class 4/2, 5/14, 5/28) 102830-04 Fri Feb 26-Jun 11 3:45-4:25PM $180 (no class 4/2, 5/14, 5/28) 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. This program is available in-person or virtually depending on enrollment numbers. For virtual classes, please comment “virtual only” during registration in the roster notes. *NOTE: 13-week session includes dance recital Friday, June 11 for all Friday classes. Recital costume fee of $45 will be collected by instructor on March 5. *Subject to change
Tap, Ballet & Tumbling
Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act # Day Date Time Fee 102831-01 Fri Jan 15-Feb 12 4:30-5:15PM $72 102831-02 Fri Feb 26-Jun 11 4:30-5:15PM $180 (no class 4/2, 5/14, 5/28) Ages 5-9 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. Leotard and tights recommended. If classes are unable to be held in person/on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. This program is available in-person or virtually depending on enrollment numbers. For virtual classes, please comment “virtual only” during registration in the roster notes.
Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act # Day Date Time Fee 102832-01 Fri Jan 15-Feb 12 5:15-6:00PM $72 102832-02 Fri Feb 26-Jun 11 5:15-6:00PM $180 (no class 4/2, 5/14, 5/28) 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. This program is available in-person or virtually depending on enrollment numbers. For virtual classes, please comment “virtual only” during registration in the roster notes. *NOTE: 13 week session includes dance recital Friday, June 11 for all Friday classes. Recital costume fee of $45 will be collected by instructor on March 5. *Subject to change
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Tap, Ballet & Jazz Level II
Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act# Day Date Time Fee 102833-01 Fri Jan 15-Feb 12 4:30-5:15PM $72 102833-02 Fri Feb 26-Jun 11 4:30-5:15PM $180 (no class 4/2, 5/14, 5/28) Ages 7-13 Penfield Community Center
Students with previous dance experience or permission from instructor will further develop their techniques in tap and ballet. Jazz dance will begin at this level in lieu of tumbling. Tap and ballet shoes required. Leotard and tights recommended. If classes are unable to be held in person/on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. This program is available in-person or virtually depending on enrollment numbers. For virtual classes, please comment “virtual only” during registration in the roster notes. *NOTE: 13 week session includes dance recital Friday, June 11 for all Friday classes. Recital costume fee of $45 will be collected by instructor on March 5. *Subject to change
Intro to Movement and Tumbling
Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Act # Day Date Time Fee 102834-01 Thu Jan 14-Feb 25 5:25-6:00PM $66 (no class 2/18) 102834-02 Thu Mar 4-Apr 15 5:25-6:00PM $66 (no class 4/1) Ages 2-5 (with parent) Penfield Community Center
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. This program is available in-person or virtually depending on enrollment numbers. For virtual classes, please comment “virtual only” during registration in the roster notes.
SINGLE SERVINGS Sherry Murray
Going on a Bear Hunt Act # Day Date Time Fee 112413-01 Thu Jan 21 6:00-7:00PM $15 Ages 2-6 (with adult) Penfield Community Center
Bring a small stuffed bear and your imagination to travel on a bear hunt through the community center. After our hunt, the children and their adult will rotate through several tables with fun activities and projects that they can work on together! We will make a bear cave, paint, explore and dance. We’re not scared!
Irish Dance: Little Leprechauns
Amy Coppola, TCRG, Dunleavy Irish Dance Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 102840-01 Tue Mar 2-23 4:30-5:15PM $48 Ages 4-6 Penfield Community Center
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Dance! In this fun class students will learn the reel, jig, a group dance, and some of Amy’s favorite legends from Ireland. Parents are invited to our performance the last day of class! Participants should bring a water bottle and wear socks, shorts, and a t-shirt.
Amy Coppola, TCRG, Dunleavy Irish Dance Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 102841-01 Tue Mar 2-23 4:30-5:30PM $48 Ages 7-13 Penfield Community Center
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Dance! In this fun class students will learn the reel, jig, a group dance, and original choreography from the world-class Dunleavy School. This class will work with the “Little Leprechauns” followed by a 15-minute private lesson for an extra challenge. Parents are invited to our performance the last day of class! Participants should bring a water bottle and wear socks, shorts, and a t-shirt.
YOUTH EDUCATION PRESCHOOL ADVENTURES Sherry Murray Act # Day Date Time Fee 112412-01 Fri Jan 22-Feb 12 10:00-11:00AM $50 112412-02 Fri Feb 26-Mar 19 10:00-11:00AM $50 Ages 2-6 (with adult) 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 that 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 www.preschooladventuresroc.weebly.com for pictures and more information.
Strega Nona Act # Day Date Time Fee 112413-02 Thu Feb 25 6:00-7:00PM $15 Ages 2-6 (with adult) Penfield Community Center
“Bubble bubble pasta pot. Boil me some pasta nice and hot!” We will read this fun story and all of our activities and our snack will revolve around this eccentric character and her town that fills with spaghetti.
Celebrate Spring Act # Day Date Time Fee 112413-03 Thu Mar 25 6:00-7:00PM $15 Ages 2-6 (with adult) Penfield Community Center
Everyone will make their own rainbow sculpture, windsock and butterfly. Then we’ll snack on rainbow toast and homemade butter.
DOLL ADVENTURES Sherry Murray
Creative classes for kids to make custom accessories for their American Girl dolls. Projects are sized for dolls 18” or smaller. Please bring a doll and a sharp pair of scissors to class. Pictures and more information are available at: www.dolladventuresroc.weebly.com
Walk the Runway Act # Day Date Time Fee 112414-01 Thu Feb 4 6:00-7:15PM $18 Ages 6 and up (with adult) Penfield Community Center
Let’s dress our dolls up and have some fun! We will make 2 no-sew dresses and some accessories for our dolls and then we will show them off on the runway and take some fun photos.
Dining Dolls Act # Day Date Time Fee 112414-02 Thu Mar 11 6:00-7:15PM $18 Ages 6 and up (with adult) Penfield Community Center
In this class we will make a table, plates, a drink, placemat, napkin holder, candlesticks and some play food for our dolls.
Mask required for all Penfield Recreation programs
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Youth Education/Science, Nature & Technology
COOKING FOR TWEENS & TEENS: Cupcake Club Sherry Murray Act # Day Date Time Fee 112417-01 Fri Jan 22 6:00-7:30PM $20 112417-02 Fri Feb 26 6:00-7:30PM $20 112417-03 Fri Mar 26 6:00-7:30PM $20 Ages 10-14 Penfield Community Center
Each month we will make cupcakes, frosting, and a drink from scratch. We will practice reading a recipe, working together, and learn about food safety. Everyone will try their hand at piping, fondant, and decorating. There will be plenty to bring home and share. Section 01: Winter themed cupcakes and hot chocolate. Section 02: Gravity candy cupcakes and a delicious hot drink. Section 03: Lucky rainbow cupcakes and a fun fruity smoothie.
Red Cross Babysitting
Domenic Danesi, Ready to Respond Training Act # Day Date Time Fee 116610-A Sat Feb 27 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 # Day Date Time Fee 116810-A Sat Feb 27 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.
YOUTH SCIENCE, NATURE & TECHNOLOGY
Running Wild – Mini Sessions
Center for Youth Earthworks program Act # Day Date Time Fee 118081-A Tue Feb 23-Mar 16 12:00-2:30PM $75 118081-B Wed Feb 24-Mar 17 9:30AM-12:00PM $75 Ages 6-12 (4 classes) Veterans Memorial Park
Join us for this adventure-filled session of Running Wild! Students will spend time setting up base camps, practicing fire building methods, creating primitive shelters, and sharpening their awareness skills. We have added a half hour to each class for wilderness play and cooperative team building. Each class will be held out in the elements as we learn how to adapt to changing weather conditions. Come experience winter and be ready for the adventure that awaits you! *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.
Mad Science of Western NY Act # Day Date Time Fee 118084-A Wed Jan 20-Feb 10 4:00-5:00PM $60 Ages 5-12 (4 classes) Penfield Community Center
**Please note: if class needs to switch to virtual, price will be reduced. Welcome to the world of chemistry! Make your own oozy-gooey slime while discovering polymers, dip into the world of acids and bases, perform split-second chemical reactions, experiment with different sticky materials, and observe the wonder of dry ice with bubbling potions! Join us on this thrilling trip through a chemistry lab! 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.
Mad Science of Western NY Act # Day Date 118085-A Tue Mar 2-23 Ages 5-12 (4 classes)
Time Fee 4:00-5:00PM $20 Penfield Community Center
**Please note: if class needs to switch to virtual, price will be reduced. For the Jr. Mad Scientist who wants to try it all! Get ready for hands-on experiments and fun with a different topic each week. Bring science alive and see that it is not only fun, but all around us. There’s so much to explore! This session will cover Acids & Bases, Rockets, Bugs, and Engineering. 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 # Day Date 118086-A Sat Feb 27 Ages 3-5 (1 class)
Time Fee 10:00-10:45AM $60 Penfield Community Center
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 Space Science. Take a trip through our solar system and join our Mad Scientist Astronaut in Training program as we explore all elements of space. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655
Youth Sport & Recreation
YOUTH SPORT & RECREATION
Michael Carney Act # Day Date Time Fee 119021-A Fri Jan 8-Feb 12 6:30-7:30PM $25 119021-B Fri Feb 19-Mar 26 6:30-7:30PM $25 Grades 6-10 Penfield Community Center
Soccer Shots Rochester
MINI – Age 2 (1 parent required to participate) Act # 108560-A
Date Time Jan 19-Mar 16 4:40-5:10PM
CLASSIC – Ages 3-4 Act # 108560-B
Date Time Jan 19-Mar 16 5:15-6:00PM
PREMIER – Ages 5-7 Act # Day Date Time Fee 108560-C Tue Jan 19-Mar 16 6:05-6:50PM $115 (9 classes) Penfield Community Center
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. 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. 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. 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.
Fun in the Gym
Michael Carney Act # Day Date Time Fee 119020-A Tue Jan 5-Feb 9 7:00-8:00PM $25 119020-B Tue Feb 16-Mar 30 7:00-8:00PM $30 Grades 5-8 Penfield Community Center
Do you have a middle/high school student cooped up indoors all week who needs to burn some energy? We’ve got just the activity to provide kids with some social interaction in a safe environment while engaging in some physical activity. The class will feature one or two games each week: various tag games, kick ball, Whiffle ball, Dodgeball, basketball, soccer, etc. This is a pick-up program; weekly attendance is not required.
Attention middle and high school students! Got energy to burn? This class will give you social interaction and physical activity in a safe environment. We will play Dodgeball and one of the following activities each week: Ultimate (Frisbee), basketball, soccer, Whiffle ball, kick ball, etc. This is a pick-up program; weekly attendance is not required.
Michael Carney Act # Day Date Time Fee 119022-A Sat Jan 2-Feb 13 12:00-1:30PM $35 119022-B Sat Feb 20-Mar 27 12:00-1:30PM $30 Ages 14+ Penfield Community Center
This class is designed to help players learn and develop a basic understanding of volleyball. This class will include instruction in the basic skills of serving, passing, setting, attacking, and blocking; the rules of the game will also be presented. Leadership skills will be emphasized. By the end of the session, participants will be able to competently play the game in other venues. Each session will focus on 1 or 2 skills and conclude with several games (so that players obtain game experience.)
Michael Carney Act # Day Date Time Fee 119023-A Sun Jan 3-Feb 14 1:00-2:30PM $30 119023-B Sun Feb 21-Mar 28 1:00-2:30PM $30 Grades 9-12 Penfield Community Center
This is a weekly activity designed for the busy teen. This program will split time between instruction and play. Each week a different skill will be taught and developed; a full-length game will follow practice. Teams will be selected based on the skill and experience level of the attending players.
Wiggles, Giggles, and Jiggles
Lisa Magliato Act # Day Date Time Fee 105430-01 Mon Jan 25-Feb 22 9:30-10:30AM $49 (no class 2/15) 105430-02 Mon Mar 1-22 9:30-10:30AM $49 Ages 2-4 (with caregiver) Penfield Community Center Gym
Fun movement activities, music, games, stories and rhymes that promote the development of gross motor skills, following directions, decision making, self-confidence and social interaction for both child and caregiver. A great Preschool and Kindergarten readiness class. Babies in front packs or car seats are welcome. Masks are required for everyone and due to Covid restrictions, older siblings are not permitted to attend.
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Youth Sport/Family Programs Lil Athletes
Lisa Magliato Act # Day 105432-01 Wed 105432-02 Wed Ages 3½-5
NEW! Date Time Fee Jan 20-Feb 10 10:15-11:00AM $49 Feb 24-Mar 24 10:15-11:00AM $59 Penfield Community Center Gym
Lil Athletes with Coach Lisa is back! This class incorporates fun movement activities, sports of all sorts (soccer, tennis, basketball, and more) that promote the development of gross motor skills, following directions, decision making, self-confidence, and social interaction in a safe and non-competitive environment. This pre-school multi-sports program is designed for girls and boys ages 3½-5 years old. Masks are required and all participants must bring their own sneakers and water bottle labeled with their name.
Rochester Jr. Amerks – Intro to Skating and Youth Hockey
Rochester Jr. Amerks Coaches, Instructors Act # Day Date Time Fee 117820-01 Sat Jan 9-Feb 27 9:00-10:00AM $80 Ages 4-8 (Coed) (8 classes) 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.
Bushido Kai Judo Club - Instructor Heiko Rommelman, 2018 PAN-AM - Gold Medalist Act # Day Date Time Fee 115010-01 Sat Jan 16-Mar 20 2:00-3:00PM $60 115010-02 add family member $40 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 www.bushidokaijudo.com.
Gymnastics: Semi-Private Lessons
Mary Slaughter, Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 112422-01 Thu Feb 4-Mar 25 3:00-3:40PM $89 112422-02 Thu Feb 4-Mar 25 3:45-4:25PM $89 Ages 5-9 (no class 2/18, 2/25) Penfield Community Center Gym
This is an individualized opportunity to improve or learn proper form and technique for advancing your gymnastics skills. If you are aiming for your bridge to kick over or landing your cartwheel on the balance beam, you will benefit from this class of six or less students and learning from a team head coach. There’s no better sport for early development of strength and confidence plus all that balance and coordination that helps in so many other activities! Skills introduced at individual developmental levels and always designed to be safe and FUN! Rare times offer a rare class opportunity! All equipment is cleaned/sanitized before and after use. Masks are required. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655
Mary Slaughter, Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 112423-01 Thu Feb 4-Mar 25 5:00-5:40PM $79 Ages 5-9 (no class 2/18, 2/25) Penfield Community Center Gym
For winter a small class size gives us the opportunity to chart and record our progress toward goals of time, distance, and speed! This is a rare chance to play as a small group with a more in-depth look at the fundamentals of coordination and strength while still getting out all that energy and having FUN! Try activities with NYSCA’s Coach Mary for better running techniques used in many sports, plus games with an Olympic theme, lots of physical distancing, and good, clean gym play! Join in and speed up! Class sizes are limited. All equipment is cleaned/sanitized before and after use. Masks are required.
Fastpitch Softball Pitching Mechanics
Brittany Grage, Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 118610-01 Thu Jan 28-Mar 18 7:00-8:00PM $140 Ages 8-12 Penfield Community Center Gym 118610-02 Thu Jan 28-Mar 18 8:15-9:15PM $140 Ages 13-18 Penfield Community Center Gym (no class 2/18)
This 6-week pitching program will focus on: Ages 8-12: Pitchers will work on developing their pitching skills and mechanics. They will work hard to become consistent with their approach and delivery. Also, they will be taught drills to continue their growth, as well as work on their pitches and hitting spots. Ages 13-18: Pitchers will focus on developing accuracy and creating more movement for certain pitches, working on becoming more competitive in the strike zone, while also increasing speed. We will also discuss the mental preparation needed to be successful on the mound. *Catchers will NOT be provided for either session, so please make sure pitchers bring their own every week. In all sessions, we will discuss grips, drills, and ways to keep increasing skills once the sessions are complete.
FAMILY PROGRAMS Yoga
Jodi Marcello, RYT & LYI Instructor, certified in meditation Act # Day Date Time Fee 102836-01 Thu Jan 14-Feb 25 6:05-7:00PM $78 (no class 2/18) 102836-02 Thu Mar 4-Apr 15 6:05-7:00PM $78 (no class 4/1) 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. If classes are unable to be held in person/on-site at any time, they will continue to run virtually. This program is available in-person or virtually depending on enrollment numbers. For virtual classes, please comment “virtual only” during registration in the roster notes. Winter 2021
Adult Arts & Crafts/Education
ADULT ARTS & CRAFTS Beginner Dog Obedience
Kathy Boone Act. # Day 155850-B Tue 6 classes
Great Handmade Cards Maureen Ward â€“ Stampin Up Act. # Theme 132410-A Thank You Cards 132410-B Birthday Cards 132410-C All Occasion Cards
Date Mar 23 Apr 20 May 18
Time Fee 6:30PM $25 6:30PM $25 6:30PM $25
In a world of texts and emails, there is nothing that shows someone you really care like a handwritten card. And if the card is handmade, then it becomes a real treasure! Each month we will make ten cards (five each of two designs). These cards will be made using high quality card stock, stamped images and embellishments. Please bring a pair of scissors and your favorite papercraft adhesive (double-sided tape or a tape runner suggested). Envelopes provided and the class is open to all levels. Samples will be on display a month before each class.
Kathy Boone Act. # Day 155850-A Tue 6 classes
Date Time Jan 19-Feb 23 6:00-7:00PM
Start your puppy training off right! This six-week class is the start of a new puppyâ€™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
Date Time Jan 19-Feb 23 7:00-8:00PM
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 Penfield Community Center. Instruction by KB Dog Training. Contact Kathy Boone if you have any questions at 880-5746.
Remodeling Your Kitchen: Getting Started
Peter Rees, Rees & Company Inc. Act. # Day Date Time Fee 132450-A Thu Feb 11 6:30-9:00PM Single $16 132450-B Thu Feb 11 Couples $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 countertops, 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.
All dog classes held at Penfield Community Center. Instruction by KB Dog Training. Contact Kathy Boone if you have any questions at 880-5746
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Adult Fitness/Health & Wellness Investing for a Successful Retirement
Jason Grover, AIF® Financial Consultant & Retirement Planning Specialist Act # Day Date Time Fee Individual 134853-01 Wed Jan 20-Feb 10 7:00-9:00PM $20 Couple 134853-02 Wed Jan 20-Feb 10 7:00-9:00PM $25 Ages 18 and up 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. If no in-person program available, it will be offered virtually on Tuesdays starting Jan 19.
ADULT FITNESS Forever Fit
Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 133840-01 Tue Jan 12-Mar 23 10:00-11:00AM $77 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.
HEALTH & WELLNESS Power of Meditation & Mindfulness in these Challenging Times
Usha Shah, Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 133801-01 Thu Feb 4-Mar 4 11:00AM-12:15PM $55 Ages 18 and up Online Zoom Program
The current challenging times we are facing are testing our ability to go beyond our mental limits, thus providing a unique learning opportunity for us to strengthen our resilience and fine tune our ability to work skillfully with our minds, emotions and thoughts. Our weekly sessions will include meditation and group discussion on the topics listed below: What lessons can we learn in these extraordinary times; How to rise above suffering and experience our true essence and happiness; Living to our fullest creative potential; Dealing with strength and anxiety. This program will be offered via Zoom.
Qigong for Health & Healing
Usha Shah, Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 133802-01 Thu Feb 4-Mar 4 2:00-3:15PM $55 Ages 18 and up Online Zoom Program
Qigong is an energy healing practice from traditional Chinese medicine developed more than 5,000 years ago. The term Qi means energy that flows through the entire person – body, mind and spirit. Its gentle movements stretch and strengthen muscles, improve balance and flexibility, and reduce inflammation in joints. This movement helps to improve the circulation of blood and oxygen throughout the body and helps to release toxins and emotions. The session will include slow, controlled, gentle movements that are easy to learn with emphasis on awareness and deep breathing. There will be about fifteen minutes of silence at the end of every session. This program will be offered via Zoom.
Pilates Mat with Therese
Therese Bason, Certified IM=X Pilates Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 133865-01 Thu Jan 21-Feb 18 6:00-6:50PM $45 133865-02 Thu Feb 25-Mar 25 6:00-6:50PM $45 Ages 18 and up Penfield Community Center
The Pilates Method was designed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. This unique system of body conditioning strengthens and stretches the core muscles (abs, back, hips and rear). The focus of this mat class is developing core strength, flexibility and balance, and relieving stress. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while working the deep muscles of the core. The benefits include improved posture and range of motion in the joints, injury prevention, increased flexibility, and building a balanced body. No previous Pilates experience is required. Please bring a mat and light hand weights. Questions, call Therese at 200-4085.
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Adult Health & Wellness/Sport & Recreation/DEAR Programs Tai Chi Easy
Jean Sica, Certified Tai Chi, Qigong, and Healer Within Act # Day Date Time Fee 133810-01 Tue Jan 19-Feb 16 6:00-7:00PM $55 Ages 18 and up 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, Jean Sica, has more than 40 years of experience in holistic health and meditation practices; she teaches in community and corporate settings.
ADULT SPORT & RECREATION
Pickleball for Beginners
Dick Seils, Instructor Act # Day Date Time Fee 131425-01 Mon Jan 25-Feb 15 11:15AM-12:15PM $49 131425-02 Mon Feb 22-Mar 15 11:15AM-12:15PM $49 Ages 18 and up 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.
Bushido Kai Judo
Bushido Kai Judo Club - Instructor Heiko Rommelman, 2018 PAN-AM - Gold Medalist Act # Day Date Time Fee 135020-01 Mon & Wed Jan 11-Mar 17 7:15-9:15PM $70 (no class 1/18, 2/15, 2/17) 135020-02 Add Family Member $60 Ages 10 and up Penfield Community Center
Bushido Kai (www.bushidokai.net) 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).
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DAYTIME EDUCATION AT RECREATION - DEAR
Penfield Recreation Winter 2021 At the time of this printing we are holding two live classes each week at Penfield Community Center, and daily online classes using the Zoom platform. The live classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with an option to purchase a grab-and-go lunch for $4. Our live in-person classes are limited and participants must call 340-8655 option 0 to reserve a spot. Fresh homemade grab-and-go lunches are available for curbside pick-up on Tuesday and Thursdays starting at 11:45 AM. Call to reserve a lunch at least 24 hours in advance and to let us know what time you would like to pick up your lunch. All DEAR classes that will be held in person will also be available online using the Zoom platform. Links to the programs will be available on our website www.penfieldrec.org under PROGRAMS + ACTIVITIES > DEAR. If you would like to attend a live class, please call us at 340-8655 option 0. You must 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. Participants must wear mask while in the building. Updates for this schedule will be available on our website www.penfieldrec.org All DEAR classes will be available on Zoom. To see a list of programs, visit our website www.penfieldrec.org > DEAR. Please note that we add new programs throughout the semester. Our monthly e-newsletter will announce additions and cancellations. If you do not receive the newsletter and would like to, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our distribution list. Penfield Recreation | www.penfieldrec.org
General Info. & Events for Adults 55+
GENERAL INFO. & EVENTS FOR ADULTS 55+ Games for the Brain 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 are only offering morning presentations at 10:30 AM. 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 and Thursday Lunch
Bridge on Thursdays
We are offering a grab-and-go lunch for $4 lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 11:45 AM. This will be a curbside pick-up lunch for anyone not attending the morning presentation.
Contact Janet Flanagan 645-5247 or Penfield Recreation at 3408655 for information.
What will Tuesday and Thursdays look like? We will have a limited number of seats available. All participants will need to register to be able to participate. You do not have to order lunch to participate. Walk-ins, unfortunately, will not be permitted. You will need to be checked in by an official Town employee who will manage a wellness check and ensure you are wearing a protective mask and use hand sanitizer before entering. Tables will be aligned with the 6’ distancing protocol. 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.
Bri–Pen Senior Rides Bri-Pen Senior Rides has re-started their volunteer transportation service for seniors 65 plus who have no other means of transportation to doctor’s appointments. Please call 340-8670 for more information about this service.
AARP Tax Aide Income Tax Preparation- FREE The AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program will be offering free Income Tax Return preparation on Wednesdays only at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd, by appointment only beginning on February 3, 2021. The AARP Tax Aide program focus is to provide free income tax preparation services for low to moderate income (<$60k) households with an emphasis towards seniors 60 and older. Our volunteer time and resources are limited and our aim is to help as many of those in true need as possible. Those with higher incomes or complex returns should seek the services of a professional tax preparer. We cannot prepare returns that have schedule C, E, or F, which include inventory or depreciation. Nor can we prepare returns involving certain K-1s, deductible business expenses, rental income, or tax credits. Please understand we are not equipped to handle the more complicated Schedule C or D. It is IMPORTANT that you bring last year’s tax return and all current year supporting documentation with you to your appointment, even if the return was previously prepared through the Tax Aide Program.
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Eldersource 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. The Recreation office will be taking half-hour appointments from 11:30 AM–1:30PM. Call 3408655 option 0 TO RESERVE A TIME. Please note: Drop-in appointments will not be available until further notice.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PROGRAMS CAN BE CANCELLED FOR UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. We do our best to notify DEAR participants in a timely manner. Our primary form of communication is an e-mail. If you do not have e-mail please notify the recreation office prior to the program starting so we know to alert you by phone if there are any changes in the class.
Items that you must always bring to your tax appointment: 1. Photo ID for you and your spouse, if married filing jointly. 2. Social Security cards for yourself, your spouse and any claimed dependents. 3. Blank check or bank routing and account number if you want to direct deposit any refund. 4. Proof of health care coverage. If on Medicare, your Social Security statement will normally provide this. Below is a list of tax form mailing deadlines. Keep in mind that it may take several days before you receive them. Use this as a guideline as to when to book your appointment. Tax form mailing deadlines: • W-2, 1099INT, 1099DIV, 1099R—February 1. • 1099B and Consolidated brokerage statements—February 15. Some companies may be given an extension to March 15. • K-1 can be as late as April. To make an appointment please contact the Recreation Dept. on or after January 11 at 340-8655 x0. Appointments available on Wednesdays from February 3rd through April 14th, 2021. Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the above is subject to change at any time. Participants must practice all prevention protocols and wear a mask. Winter 2021
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 - www.penfieldrec.org - click on Programs + Activities then Guided Hikes. 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 to do manual labor for trails maintenance. For more information, please call Penfield Recreation at (585) 340-8655 x0.
Ellison Park Saturday, January 9 - 10:00AM-12:00PM
Dust off your cross-country skis or snowshoes and join us for an exhilarating trip through this very scenic park. If there isn’t any snow, a hike will take place. We will follow predominately flat portions of Ellison Park on the north side of Blossom Road. Meet at north side parking lot off of Blossom Road. Please bring your cross-country ski equipment or snowshoes. Look for the hike signs!
Full Moon Hike Friday, February 26 - 6:30-7:30PM
Come join us for this full moon hike as part of the Recreation Department’s Winter Snow Night Out. Listen for Screech Owls as we hike through the Harris Whalen Park trails. Bring your snowshoes if you have them, and headlamps or flashlights. Meet at the upper pavilion parking lot at Harris Whalen Park. Look for the hike signs!
Shadow Pines Property Saturday, March 13 - 10:00AM-12:00PM
Join us at the Shadow Pines property to explore hiking trail development so far. Meet at the parking lot near the old Clark House off Whalen Road. Look for the hike signs!
PENFIELD TRAILS Penfield has beautiful, scenic trails! Names and trail head locations are listed below, but much more information can be found at www.penfieldrec.org.
Abraham Lincoln Park Trails: West end
of Smith Road, off Empire Blvd. Park in culde-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.
Irondequoit Creek Wetlands East Trail: Trail begins at the east end of Old Browncroft Blvd.
Rifle Range Trail: Ellison Park, south side of Empire Blvd., just east of Irondequoit Creek.
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.
Schaufelberger Park/Historic Sidewalk Trail: Park at public
parking lot behind the Penfield Fire Station on Five Mile Line Rd. Cross the street to visit Schaufelberger Park, the former site of a service station and auto dealer.
Sherwood Fields Park Trail: 2514 Penfield Road, next to East
Penfield Fire Hall. Parking lot entrance is off fire hall driveway. Trail begins at parking lot.
Thousand Acre Swamp: Jackson Rd. between Atlantic Ave. and Plank Rd. Entrance is next to Penfield Ambulance.
Tot Trail: Veterans’ Memorial Park behind the Penfield Town Hall. The trail is located west of the tennis courts near the Dolomite Lodge.
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.)
Veterans’ Memorial Park Nature Trail: Geographic center of town, access from Atlantic Ave. and Jackson Rd. Parking available.
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Town Parks and Shelters
All Town of Penfield Parks are accessible and open from 6:00 AM 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 www.penfieldrec.org. Drinking of alcohol is only 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.
R = Penfield resident, NR = non-resident Channing H. Philbrick Park Open Shelter seats up to 50 Fee: $20 (R) $30 (NR) Available: May 1 - Oct. 30
Harris Whalen Park Open Shelter seats up to 80 Fee: $30 (R) $40 (NR)
Available May 1 - Oct. 30 (Closed 7/3, 7/4)
Enclosed Lodge seats up to 90 Fee: $150 (R) $250 (NR) Available Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
Veterans’ Memorial Park Open Shelter seats up to 60 Fee: $20 (R) $30 (NR) Available May 1 - Oct. 30
Enclosed Dolomite Lodge* seats up to 90 Fee: $200 (R) $300 (NR)
*Rental does not include gazebo. Available Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
2021 lodge & shelter reservations will be available online at www.penfieldrec.org for Penfield residents beginning Wednesday, December 2 at 10:00AM. Non-residents may reserve beginning January 4.
Lodge/Shelter Refund Policy
Enclosed Lodges - $50 cancellation fee (30 day notice required on enclosed lodge cancellations. No refund issued with less than 30 day notice.) Open Shelters - $10 cancellation fee (14 day notice required on open shelter cancellations. No refund issued with less than 14 day notice.) For complete park refund policy - see park permit available at www.penfieldrec.org and Recreation Office.
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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 (5/1-10/30), 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 schoolhouse.
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 multiuse 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.
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.
MEMORIAL PARK 3100 Atlantic Ave. Open pavilion and enclosed heated Dolomite Lodge, outdoor amphitheater, lighted tennis and basketball courts (5/1-10/30), 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 www.monroecounty.gov. field areas, work on secondary trails through wetland and wooded wildlife habitat areas ongoing. No restrooms. Winter 2021
REFERENCE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION Bushido Kai Judo Club
www.bushidokai.net • 265-1234
Monroe County Parks
www.monroecounty.gov 753-PARK (7275)
(medical equip. loan closet) www.penfieldambulance.org 872-6060
Penfield Art Association
Penfield Business Chamber www.penfieldbusiness.org 348-8360
Penfield Cub/Boy Scout Info
Registration Information HOW TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS • MAIL IN/DROP OFF – 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY 14526 • FAX/EMAIL – Fax: 585-340-8617; E-mail: email@example.com • WEB – webtrac.penfield.org (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)
Penfield Girl Scouts Millwheel Unit
Fees: Fees are due at time of registration. No exceptions.
www.millwheel.org • 248-8559
Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf www.penfieldecumenicalfoodshelf.org 234-0799
Penfield Fire Company
www.penfieldfire.org • 586-2413
Penfield Little League
Penfield Pops Community Band www.penfieldrec.org • 385-1392
Penfield Public Library
www.penfieldlibrary.org • 340-8720
Penfield Rangers Soccer Club www.penfieldrangers.org
Penfield Strikers Soccer Club www.penfieldstrikers.org
Penfield Symphony Orchestra www.penfieldsymphony.com 872-0774
Penfield Youth Basketball www.leaguelineup.com/ pybhoops • 377-4919
Penfield Youth Football & Cheer www.py-fc.com
Penfield Youth Lacrosse Club
Sea Dragons Swim Club www.seadragons.org
SportsNet (accessible rec/sports) www.rochesterrehab.org 334-6000x1120
Thousand Acre Swamp
firstname.lastname@example.org • 546-8030 x7934
www.penfieldyouthwrestling.com 750-8337 18
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.
These policies apply to ALL Recreation programs. PLEASE NOTE:
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. *Please be advised that the programs, facilities & fees set forth in this publication are subject to change based on facility availability & budget considerations. Our facilities, programs and services continually strive to meet ADA guidelines; if you have any special needs, please let us know. Penfield Recreation | www.penfieldrec.org
PENFIELD RECREATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM (*Fill out form completely including signature; please print*)
Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655
Penfield Recreation 1985 Baird Road Penfield, NY 14526 This booklet is published by the Penfield Town Board. Town Supervisor: Tony LaFountain Board Members: Debbie Drawe, Linda Kohl, Andy Moore, Bob Ockenden
February 26, 2021
Harris Whalen Park Upper Pavilion Come out and enjoy the winter weather with sledding, a hike under the full moon & more!
FREE FUN FOR ALL AGES!
Wellness programs for the whole family.