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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Family Halloween Fun Tastin’ The Blues Santa’s Little Elf Training Workshop


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Penfield Education Foundation 5K Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 9am Penfield High School Track

The second annual Penfield Education Foundation (PEF) 5K will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018. This community 5K race/run is intended to provide a morning of healthy exercise while supporting the Penfield Education Foundation. A Children’s “fun run”, which will not be officially timed, will follow the running of the 5K. • 5K Student rate (18 years and under) by 10/4/18 - $15 • 5K registration by 10/4/18 - $25 • Children’s fun run (10 years of age and under) – no registration needed

5K race registrants (by 10/4/18) will receive a long sleeve cotton tee-shirt! The first 200 registrants will also receive a Nalgene water bottle!

Register at: NY/Penfield/PenfieldEducationFoundation5K Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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General Information GENERAL INFORMATION 1985 Baird Rd. • Penfield, NY 14526

(585) 340-8655 • Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Office Closed: 9/3, 10/8, 11/12, 11/22-23, 12/24-25

PENFIELD TOWN BOARD Tony LaFountain.....................................................Supervisor Linda Kohl.........................................................Councilwoman Paula Metzler..................................................Councilwoman Andy Moore.......................................................... Councilman Rob Quinn.............................................................. Councilman


RECREATION STAFF Chris Bilow..............................................Recreation Director Linanne Conroy, CPRP..............................Assistant Director Andrew Urckfitz........................................Assistant Director Pam Gerace....................................... Recreation Supervisor Sabrina Renner............................. Special Events Assistant Paula Colombo................................................................. Clerk Anne Coller....................................................................... Clerk Sarah Tomaselli................................................................ Clerk


Tim Masterton................................................ Parks Foreman Jim Kreckman............................................Facilities Foreman


Nels Carman Jr., Chair Dick Adamus Terry Bruce Fran Cioppa Eleanor Hartquist

Ed Lindskoog Aileen Reis Denny Tripp Ginny Wilterdink


Nancy Marrer, Chair Gloria Barnes Gordy Barnes Carol Boyer Dave Boyer Dot Brenneis Lisa Ford

Bonnie Hawk Larry Krech Chris Mandel 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. 4

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TABLE OF CONTENTS General Information............................................................................ 4 Recreation Director’s Message........................................................ 5 Supervisor’s Message........................................................................ 5 Community Information...................................................................... 6 Community Events..........................................................................7-10 Aquatics.........................................................................................11-12 Youth Programs.............................................................................13-23 Arts & Crafts................................................................................ 13 Dance......................................................................................13-15 Education................................................................................15-18 Music............................................................................................ 19 Fitness, Health & Wellness....................................................... 19 Sports & Recreation Activities............................................20-23 Youth Theater Classes............................................................... 23 Family Programs................................................................................ 23 Adult Programs.............................................................................24-31 Arts & Crafts................................................................................ 24 Adult Education.....................................................................24-25 Fitness, Health & Wellness..................................................25-28 Dance........................................................................................... 28 Sports & Recreation.................................................................. 29 Performing Arts.......................................................................... 30 Van Trips...................................................................................... 31 DEAR (Daytime Education at Recreation)............................................32-42 Mondays at DEAR.................................................................33-34 Tuesdays at DEAR.................................................................34-35 Wednesdays at DEAR...........................................................35-37 Thursdays at DEAR...............................................................37-38 Thursday Lecture Series......................................................39-40 Fridays at DEAR.....................................................................40-41 Special Events............................................................................ 41 Van Trips For The Curious Mind..........................................41-42 General Info For Adults 55+...................................................... 42 Osher Program............................................................................ 42 Penfield Public Library..................................................................... 43 Scenic Treks....................................................................................... 44 Town Parks......................................................................................... 45 Reference Numbers & Information................................................ 46 Registration Info. & Forms..........................................................46-47

Registration Begins Sept. 5th Penfield Recreation |

Message From The Director & Supervisor

Director’s Message As I type this message the Community Center is filled with the happy sounds of summer camp in full swing! This summer is off to a fantastic start as the weather has been fantastic and good weather always makes things run more smoothly! Even with the hot and humid weather, we were able to have another successful Independence Day event and once again Penfield residents were treated to the best fireworks show in the county. I am excited for the upcoming fall season and all of the programs that are being offered to the community! The staff is looking for new and creative programs to offer, so if there are programs you would like to see offered please contact us and we will do our best to meet those needs! In the Winter/Spring brochure I shared that Steve Orsini was retiring after 29 years from the department. We are pleased to have brought Andrew Urckfitz on board as the new Assistant Director. Andrew is a longtime Penfield resident who understands and recognizes the

community and its needs. I am excited to have him take our programs to a new level of service and satisfaction. Feel free to stop in and speak with Andrew when you’re in the building. As a programming reminder we are excited for the final event of our amphitheater season, Tastin’ the Blues, September 15, 12:00-4:00PM! This annual event is a hit every year and we are looking forward to another awesome experience. If you have a secret chili recipe you feel is the best around, I encourage you to enter the chili judging portion of Tastin’ the Blues. The Department is in the process of updating the Five Year Recreation Master Plan. This fall we will be gathering public input on what the Master Plan Committee has identified as “The Four Dimensions of Recreation” (People, Parks, Programs and Facilities). We will ask for feedback through an online survey, and public input/focus groups. Please stay in tune with our progress via the recreation website. As always, if you have input at any time, feel free to contact me directly. See you out and about!

Christopher K. Bilow, Recreation Director

Supervisor’s Message

As I write this fall message we are kneedeep in many exciting projects and programs. Our PenRec summer programs were full, with approximately 200 of our youngest residents attending summer camp. We are honored you trust our excellent young adult camp staff with your children—many counselors were campers themselves and have joined us to give back to this highly popular program. Also this summer, we were pleased once again to partner with the Penfield Central School District to perform parking lot and roadway improvements; this year we worked at the high school. This relationship is a win-win for both the town and school district by providing high quality work at a reduced cost. This also helps to keep revenues in the town and district. Our long-awaited solar photovoltaic farm to the south of the DPW facility is nearing completion. Like many municipal solar installations, this solar array will be financed through a solar power purchase agreement (PPA)—an agreement in which a developer is responsible for the design, permitting, financing and installation of a solar energy system on a customer’s property. We expect connection to the utility grid, commissioning, and testing in the early fall. Once online, the system is expected to generate 1.2 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy annually—enough to offset approximately 75 percent of the Town of Penfield’s electrical usage at our three major facilities: the town hall, community center, and DPW campus. This is the equivalent of powering 120 households for a year. This project will provide power for the Town of Penfield at a fixed rate for the next 20 years. Cleanup of dead, dying, and diseased trees continues at Shadow Pines. The Town Board’s goal was to get the front nine opened for access by our residents in late summer. The Town did not own the 212-acre property during the 2018 budget process and therefore did not include a line item for maintenance and operations. For the remainder of 2018 we will “fit in” maintenance between planned projects and track costs to establish a baseline for first-time inclusion in the 2019 Town Budget. Two resident study committees were appointed in July—one for the 2020 Comprehensive Plan and another for Shadow Pines—to identify Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

uses and make recommendations to the Town Board. Both of these committees have been active. For the most current information on their activity, please go to to follow their respective progress. The 2019 budget process is well underway. I will present the Tentative Budget to the Town Board and public on September 12, there will be a public hearing on the Preliminary Budget on October 3, and the town board will look to adopt the final budget on October 17. All of the budget information will be online for everyone to review. Questions may be directed to the Finance Office at 340-8621 or the Supervisor’s Office at 340-8631. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 15 from 7:45 AM to 1:00 PM for Monroe County’s annual Penfield-Webster household hazardous waste drop-off. As you may recall, this event normally occurred in the spring but last year Monroe County moved it to a new fall date. This year’s event will be held at Penfield DPW, 1607 Jackson Road. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 340-8710. As our elementary, junior high, and high school students are getting back to school for another year, please remember our great Penfield Public Library resource under the leadership of Bernadette (Bunny) Brinkman and her team. They stand ready to support our children and all the residents of Penfield with their vast selection of media in all forms and many wonderful programs. The library is a gem in our community! I always like to recognize and thank our Recreation Department for all the work they do to bring all the wonderful programs listed in this brochure and more to our residents…great job team! I would like to give a special shout-out to Steve Orsini who retired from Recreation in June after serving residents for nearly 30 years. Steve was quiet and unassuming as he went about his duties; however, the impact he made on the department and town will last for generations. Steve, we wish you all the best in retirement and thank you again for your service to Penfield. I hope you enjoy all of our program offerings in this edition and welcome your feedback on what we may be able to add to make your recreation experience in Penfield even better!

Tony (585) 340-8631 Fall 2018



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 Townowned 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 see page 9 or visit



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


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 • Items for sale: Penfield Blanket $25, Penfield Landmark Prints $1/$2/$5/$10; Books: Penfield Past $10, Images of Early Penfield $10, Calvin Wooster Owen: Diary of a NineteenthCentury American $29/$42, Memories of Penfield $10. For more information, contact Amy Steklof at 340-8629.


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

The Pops Band, conducted by Ken Scott, performs throughout the Penfield/Rochester area year-round. For an up-to-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.



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.

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.


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 6

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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.


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.

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

Community Events

Tastin’ the Blues

Saturday, September 15th • 12 - 4 pm

Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage at Veterans Memorial Park Blues music by: Steve Grills and the Roadmasters with special guest Joe Beard Food Concession! Genesee Brew House Samples! Chili Contest and Judging!


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

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

Provided by Tastin’ the Blues: • • • • • • •

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

Provided by the Chili Contestants: • A minimum of four gallons of finished chili for the “People’s Choice” judging. • Warming/Serving equipment to maintain 140 degrees (Crockpot or steam pans). Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

CHILI CONTEST ENTRY FORM Name:_________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________ ______________________________________________ Phone:_________________________________________ E-mail:_________________________________________ Chili Name:_____________________________________ Entry fee $30.00 (each entry will receive a $20.00 Wegmans gift card ) Make check payable to: Penfield Recreation Return by September 10th to: Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526 Fall 2018


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Escape the Spirit Room Friday & Saturday, October 26th & 27th Penfield Community Center • 6PM & 8PM $10 Register at penfield Recreation 340-8655 for info Great Idea for Groups & Special Parties

Santa’s Little Elf Training Workshop Does your family have what it takes to be an elf?

Why not find out by enrolling in Santa’s official elf training seminar! Learn the basic skills to be Santa’s helper. Meet Santa himself and take part in his ultimate training program.

Register as a family - $10

#412660-A • 11 am - 12 pm #412660-B • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Santas’s Workshop at Dolomite Lodge Saturday, December 8th Register early, limited enrollment 8

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Penfield Players: Your Community Theatre Presents

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait … we won’t give the ending away here.

SHOW DATES: October 26, 27, November 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8:00 PM Sunday Matinee: November 4 at 2:00 PM

All performances will be held at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield. Pre-sale tickets are $12.00 and may be purchased at the Penfield Recreation office in person (1985 Baird Road) or by phone 340-8655 or web via with Visa, MasterCard or Discover (no refunds or exchanges, please). Advance tickets strongly recommended. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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Community Events

Dogs’ Day Out! @ Tastin' the Blues

Saturday, September 15th 12:00PM

Veterans Memorial Park & Penfield Ampitheater


Bring the whole family…including the dog! • Dog handling demo for kids • Presentation on Scent Work for dogs • Games for dogs and their humans • DIY healthy dog treats Dogs must be vaccinated, friendly, and on-leash for this event. Owners are required to pick up after their dogs.

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Bike Drop October 6, 2018 • 10 am - 1 pm 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 information about R Community Bikes Inc. can be found at Receipts will be provided documenting all donations. The Penfield Community Bike Drop is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Penfield Rotary and Penfield Recreation. 10

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AQUATICS Swim Lessons - Tiny Tadpoles (Ages 4-5)

Penfield Recreation Certified Staff Reg. No. Day Date 411242-A Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 Ages 4-5 (7 lessons, no class 9/22)

Time Fee 12:15-12:45pm $71 Penfield High School Pool

411242-B Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 Ages 4-5 (7 lessons, no class 9/22)

12:50-1:20pm $71 Penfield High School Pool

Water safety and basic swimming skills are taught in a playful manner to encourage a love for swimming! (Ratio - 1 instructor per 4 children.) Parent observation day is Saturday, 10/13. Instructors are lifeguard, first aid and CPR certified.

Red Cross Levels 1-6 (Ages 6-14)

Penfield Recreation Certified Staff Reg. No. Level Day Date Time Fee 411250-A Level 1 Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 12:15-12:50pm $61 411250-B Level 2 Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 12:50-1:25pm $61 411250-C Level 3 Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 12:50-1:35pm $71 411250-D Level 1 Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 1:35-2:10pm $61 411250-E Level 2 Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 1:35-2:10pm $61 411250-F Level 4 Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 1:35-2:20pm $71 411250-G Level 3 Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 2:25-3:10pm $71 411250-H Level 4 Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 2:25-3:10pm $71 411250-I Level 5&6* Sat Sep 15-Nov 3 2:25-3:10pm $71 Ages 6-14 (7 lessons, no class 9/22) Penfield High School Pool 411252-A Level 2 Wed Sep 19-Nov 7 7:00-7:35pm $61 411252-B Level 3 Wed Sep 19-Nov 7 7:00-7:45pm $71 411252-C Level 4 Wed Sep 19-Nov 7 7:00-7:45pm $71 411252-D Level 5&6* Wed Sep 19-Nov 7 7:00-7:45pm $71 Ages 6-14 (7 lessons, no class 10/31) Penfield High School Pool

(*Level 6 – Personal Water Safety or Fitness Swimmer – indicate which program on your registration form.) Classes are for children ages 6-14. Lesson levels range from Red Cross Learn to Swim basics to advanced skills. Limited enrollment. Detailed description of skill taught in each level available at the Recreation Dept. or Each swimmer’s skills are checked on the first day to be sure that they are placed in the proper level. Parents allowed in pool are on observation day – 10/13 for Saturday class and 10/10 for Wednesday class. Instructors are lifeguard, first aid, and CPR certified.

Springboard Diving

Joel Freeman, Diving Coach Reg. No. Day Date 411226-A Sat Nov 10-Dec 8 Ages 8-18 (4 classes, no class 11/24)

Time Fee 2:00-3:00pm $54 Penfield High School Pool

This course involves the use of one-meter springboards. Instruction is individualized so that each student may progress at his or her own rate. The diver will be encouraged to go as far as he/she desires at each level. Parent observation is encouraged. Instruction will include: front approaches, back approaches, inward and twisting dives. Beginner and experienced divers welcome.


Splash into Family OPEN Swim & Lap Swim Come and play, swim, and exercise while enjoying our spacious pool divided to suit your needs; the shallow end with the 4 x 4 tot dock for the little ones, the deep end for water-walking or play, and two lanes for lap swimmers. Swimmers who pass the deep end test can also enjoy the 1-meter boards in the diving well! Pool rules state: • All swimmers must be completely toilet trained. • All hair must be secured back. • A swimming adult must accompany any swimmer in the pool who measures less than 50” from chin to toe, and under the age of 10. • An adult must be on deck if swimmer exceeds the height requirement, but is under the age of 10. Friday • 9/14, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 • 7:30-9:00pm Penfield High School Pool Fee: $2.00 per person - pay at pool OR PURCHASE A FALL FAMILY FUN PASS FOR $25.00 - ALLOWS UP TO 4 SWIMMERS ENTRY TO FAMILY SWIM FOR ENTIRE FALL SEASON. PASSES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT REC. OFFICE OR AT POOL DURING FAMILY SWIM.

Adult Swim Lessons

Penfield Recreation Certified Staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 431215-A Sat Nov 10-Dec 8 3:00-3:45pm $52 Ages 18 & up (4 classes, no class 11/24) Penfield High School Pool

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

Lap Swim/Water Walking Reg. No. Day Date 431210-A Mon Sep 17-Dec 3 Ages 18 & up (no class 10/8)

Time Fee 8:00-9:00pm $54 Penfield High School Pool

431210-B Wed Sep 19-Dec 5 Ages 18 & up (no class 10/31, 11/21)

8:00-9:00pm $50 Penfield High School Pool

431210-C Mon & Wed Sep 17-Dec 5 8:00-9:00pm $88 Ages 18 & up (no class 10/8, 10/31, 11/21) Penfield High School Pool

Get a terrific total body workout swimming laps in a 25-yard pool in a quiet atmosphere. One lane is available for water walking (please indicate when registering if you intend to water walk). Two extra days have been added into the schedule in case of unforeseen cancellation. (This is not an instructional program.) Fall 2018


Aquatics Swim Lessons Parent/Child Ages 6 months - 36 months

Water Yoga

Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 401233-A Sun Sep 23-Nov 11 12:45-1:15pm $125 401233-B Tues Sep 25-Nov 13 6:30-7:00pm $125 Ages 6-36 mo. (8 lessons)  Penfield Sport & Fitness  667 Panorama Trail W.

Come and enjoy this time in the water with your little one. Learn how to be safe in and around the water with your child. Classes include supervised water activities such as getting into the pool the safe way, underwater exploration readiness, back floats, arm movements, rolling over and much, much more. Lessons are held in 20-yard pool, kept at 89°F. Locker rooms available next to pool, & free child care provided. Pool staff are CPR, First Aid & Lifeguard certified. Classes require parent participation.

Swim Lessons - Age 3 Reg. No. Day 401234-A Sun 401234-B Sun Age 3 (8 lessons) 

Date Time Fee Sep 23-Nov 11 10:25-10:55am $125 Sep 23-Nov 11 12:45-1:15pm $125 Penfield Sport & Fitness 667 Panorama Trail W.

Our pre-beginner program for children age 3 is designed as an introduction to swimming and water enjoyment. The student instructor ratio for this class is 5 to 1, with a lifeguard on deck. Pool is 89°F with a parent viewing area. Instructors are Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR certified. Locker rooms available next to pool, & free child care provided.

Bonnie Sunderville Reg. No. Day 431222-A Thu (8 classes) 

Date Time Fee Sep 20-Nov 8 8:15-9:00am $69 Penfield Sport & Fitness 667 Panorama Trail W.

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

Private Swim Lessons Private swim lessons for ages 4 and up will be offered during our family open swim program for the fall season at the Penfield High School pool. The fee will be $20 per half-hour lesson. Lessons will be instructed by the Penfield Recreation fall aquatic staff and scheduled first come, first served, based on instructor availability. To make a reservation for your lesson, please call 249-6881 beginning September 14 and leave a message with the following information: • Your name • Your child’s name • Preferred time (Friday evening or Saturday afternoon Sept.—Dec.) for your lesson • Number of lessons you would like • Approximate Red Cross swim level of your child • What specific skill(s) you wish to improve • Telephone numbers where you can be reached in the evening & on Saturdays

When: September 17th to 30th

(visit for specific times)

Where: Penfield High School Pool & East Rochester Central School Who:

Children ages 6-19

The Sea Dragons are welcoming new swimmers to experience the world of competitive swimming! Come practice with the team and develop as a swimmer! Just $30 for two weeks of swim training! Club Coaches will work with trial swimmers and will be available to answer any questions you might have. If your child loves swimming, come and visit us to try it out!


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Youth Programs


Creative classes for kids to make custom accessories for their American Girl dolls. Projects are sized for dolls 18” or smaller.

Dining Dolls Reg. No. Day Date 412412-08 Thu Sep 20 Ages 6 and up (with adult)


ARTS & CRAFTS Lindsey Hall, Art Education Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 412416-01 Wed Sep 19-Oct 10 9:30-10:15AM $44 412416-02 Wed Oct 17-Nov 7 9:30-10:15AM $44 412416-03 Wed Nov 14-Dec 12 9:30-10:15AM $44 (no class Nov 21) Ages 2-6 - ages 2-3 w/parent (4 classes) Penfield Community Center

Does your child like to get messy and creative? This class will introduce young children to the world of art! Your little artist will explore a variety of art styles and materials to create their own masterpieces...or just have fun exploring! We work on developing fine motor skills with projects inspired by the seasons, famous artists, stories, or other fun themes. Each week we will create something different and projects will change each session. This class will be taught by an art teacher with an MS in Art Education. Wear a smock and a smile and get ready for some fun! Children ages 2-3 bring a parent/caregiver. All materials provided.

Mini Masterpieces - Acrylic Painting

Lindsey Hall, Art Education Reg. No. Day Date 412416-04 Mon Sep 17-Oct 8 412416-05 Mon Oct 15-Nov 5 412416-06 Mon Nov 12-Dec 3 Ages 6-10 (4 classes)

Time Fee 4:30-5:15PM $44 4:30-5:15PM $44 4:30-5:15PM $44 Penfield Community Center

Do you love to paint? Would you like to improve your painting skills and impress your friends and family with your own acrylic painting? Then this class is for you! We will study master painters and learn basic acrylic painting techniques and skills. We will paint on real canvas and I will take you through a step by step process to create a unique painting inspired by various artistic styles. Get ready to create your own masterpieces! All materials provided.

December Break Art Days

Joe Altieri, Art Teacher Reg. No. Day Date 412420-A Thu-Fri Dec 27-28 Ages 6-10 (2 classes)


Time Fee 9:30-11:30AM $25 Penfield Community Center

Kids – come have fun doing various art projects with Joe, our summer day camp art director. There will be 2-3 fun projects each day. Wear old clothes. Bring a drink and snack each day. Fee includes all materials. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Everyone will create a doll-sized table as well as many accessories to stage the perfect meal. Items will include: plates, place mats, milkshakes, a napkin holder, candle sticks and a floral centerpiece.

Little Chef Reg. No. Day Date 412412-09 Thu Oct 18 Ages 6 and up (with adult)

Masterpieces - Art for Tiny Artists

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

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

We will experiment with clay, felt and foam to make a full meal for our dolls. Our dinner will be complete with a turkey, veggie platter, cheese and crackers, and a fancy display stand full of treats.

Comfy Couch Reg. No. Day Date 412412-10 Thu Nov 29 Ages 6 and up (with adult)

Time Fee 6:00-7:30PM $22 Penfield Community Center

We will up-cycle a wooden crate to make a cute and comfortable place for the dolls to sit. *This project involves a lot of measuring and hot glue. A bit of patience is involved but the results have been well worth it.* Please bring a piece of fabric that is solid, or has a very small print. Fabric size should be 30” x 40” or larger.

Gingerbread Reg. No. Day Date 412412-11 Thu Dec 20 Ages 6 and up (with adult)

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

Does your doll have a sweet tooth? In this class we will assemble an edible house for us to enjoy, and a mini “Gingerbread” house for your doll to display.

DANCE Creative Movement

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-01 Fri Sep 14-Oct 26 9:30-10:10AM $62 402830-02 Fri Sep 14-Oct 26 3:20-4:00PM $62 Ages 3-5 (6 classes - no class Oct 5) Penfield Community Center 402830-03 Fri Nov 2-Dec 14 402830-04 Fri Nov 2-Dec 14 Ages 3-5 (6 classes - no class Nov 23)

9:30-10:10AM $62 3:20-4:00PM $62 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! Fall 2018


Youth Programs

Calling all female soccer players!


A beautiful time to play the beautiful game! Our program, All Girls All Soccer, is open to girls in Pre-K through 6th grade. Players are grouped by age and activities are based on building teamwork and having fun. Players will participate in learning, training, and games. All activities are on Saturday afternoons in September & October. All are welcome, there are no tryouts. The program is based on US Youth Soccer and primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high level competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for girls to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game. Learn more about Fall Rec Soccer or register at:

COMPETITIVE TRAVEL SOCCER The Penfield Strikers offers a program for players who love the game and want to take their game to a higher level. We emphasize developing players in a way that promotes fundamental soccer skill development, character development, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Tryouts are required.

Our program includes:

• Individual and team skills training with Craig Demmin • Weekly team training and practice • Division games (May-July) • Tournaments • Travel is within Rochester area This program is open to players in 2nd through 12th grade.

Learn more and register for our Travel Soccer program at:

Tryouts for U8-U12 Sept 8th & 9th 14

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EDUCATION Jedi Training

Drew Beeman, Progressive Early Learning Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418020-A Mon Oct 1-29 4:30-5:30PM $50 Ages 4-10 (4 classes - no class 10/8) Penfield Community Center Adult participation required

Tap, Ballet & Tumbling

418020-B Thu Dec 6-27 Ages 4-10 (4 classes) Adult participation required

402830-06 Fri Nov 2-Dec 14 Ages 5-9 (6 classes - no class Nov 23)

This Jedi Training class mixes reality and fantasy, mindfulness and meditation, seriousness and fun! Your little padawan will learn the skills necessary for Jedi. They will learn to focus and clear their minds, to concentrate and “feel the Force.” They will practice selfregulation and emotional regulation skills. They will learn how to respond, not to react. They will learn basic lightsaber skills, and gain control and mastery over their bodies. They will also construct their own lightsaber from everyday household objects! This class is taught by “Jedi Master” Drew, with help from “Master Yoda.”

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-05 Fri Sep 14-Oct 26 4:30-5:15PM $62 Ages 5-9 (6 classes - no class Oct 5) Penfield Community Center 4:30-5:15PM $62 Penfield Community Center

Children will develop skills in the area of tap, ballet, and tumbling. Ballet shoes recommended along with a pair of hard-sole shoes for tap.

Dance - Hip Hop

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-07 Fri Sep 14-Oct 26 5:15-6:00PM $62 Ages 8-14 (6 classes - no class Oct 5) Penfield Community Center 402830-08 Fri Nov 2-Dec 14 5:15-6:00PM $62 Ages 8-14 (6 classes - no class Nov 23) Penfield Community Center

4:30-5:30PM $50 Penfield Community Center

STEAM Powered Play

Drew Beeman, Progressive Early Learning Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418020-C Thu Nov 1-29 4:30-5:30PM $50 Ages 15 mo.-8 yr., accompanied by an adult (4 classes - no class 11/22) Penfield Community Center

Tap, Ballet & Jazz Level II

This class provides a fun, meaningful, and relevant playful learning experience for young children. We provide materials and activities that lay the foundation for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning. Children will learn concepts and practice skills through hands-on exploration and play, such as creative problem solving, critical thinking, self-regulation, premath and science, sensory experience, construction, and more! We provide experiences with blocks and loose parts, process-oriented art, sensory and science, dramatic/pretend play, and language and literacy. Class size is limited!

402830-10 Fri Nov 2-Dec 14 4:30-5:15PM $62 Ages 7-11 (6 classes - no class Nov 23) Penfield Community Center

Loose Parts Play

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. Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-09 Fri Sep 14-Oct 26 4:30-5:15PM $62 Ages 7-11 (6 classes - no class Oct 5) 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 needed.

Intro to Movement and Tumbling

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-11 Thu Sep 13-Oct 25 6:20-6:55PM $62 Ages 2-5 (with parent) Penfield Community Center (6 classes - no class Oct 4) 402830-12 Thu Nov 1-Dec 13 Ages 2-5 (with parent) (6 classes - no class Nov 22)

6:20-6:55PM $62 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. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 


Drew Beeman, Progressive Early Learning Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418020-D Mon Dec 10 4:30-5:30PM $10 418020-E Mon Dec 17 4:30-5:30PM $10 Ages 15 mo. – 10 yr., accompanied by an adult (1 class) Penfield Community Center

Loose parts play can make the imagination soar! Your youngster will use their creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to…well, do whatever their little heart desires with the materials provided. Loose parts are “loosely defined” as anything that you can move, carry, line up, combine, take apart, put together, arrange, and so on. “Stuff,” “junk,” “things,” etc. There are infinite possibilities with the open-ended nature of loose parts play. Loose Parts Play is inclusive; children of any background and any level of development and skill can be successful. There is no right or wrong way to use them. Children will discover multiple ways to use the materials, new ways of thinking and processing knowledge, while engaging their curiosity and having fun. Loose parts are the path to innovation in young children! Fall 2018


Youth Programs Safety First for Children



Domenic Danesi, Ready to Respond Training Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 416810-A Mon Oct 8 3:30-5:00PM $40 Ages 7-13 Penfield Community Center

Snapology of Pittsford Reg. No. Day 418025-A Tue Ages 4-6 (4 classes)

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.

Students will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors while building drills and magic wands, or discovering ways that gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters and robotic dogs, your child is sure to have a great time! Snapology’s mission is to provide children an opportunity to engage in “playful learning” activities that will stimulate their creativity and spark an interest in learning.

Red Cross Babysitting

Domenic Danesi, Red Cross instructor Reg. No. Day Date 416610-A Mon Oct 8 Ages 11-15

Time Fee 9:00am-3:00PM $75 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.

Date Time Fee Sep 25-Oct 16 5:30-6:30PM $80 Penfield Community Center


Robot Games

Snapology of Pittsford Reg. No. Day 418025-B Tue Ages 7+ (4 classes)

Date Time Fee Oct 23-Nov 13 5:30-6:30PM $80 Penfield Community Center

Do you think you can build the strongest and most agile robot? Can your robot win a head-to-head combat mission? Come learn engineering strategies for building sturdy structures using LEGO® bricks and then apply that knowledge to build a robot for friendly competition. You’ll have a blast as you play robot football and complete the hoop challenge in this fun robotics program.




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Youth Programs


ABCs & 123s

Snapology of Pittsford Reg. No. Day Date 418025-C Wed Oct 10-31 Ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) (4 classes)

Time 10:00-11:00AM

Fee $70

Penfield Community Center

Learning was never this fun when you were a kid! Children will learn their colors, shapes, letters, and numbers using DUPLO® bricks and other interactive learning toys during this fun program. This program is designed to reinforce the current curriculum being taught to preschoolers. To strengthen their knowledge in a playful manner, children are engaged in both structured and imaginative play during each session.

Harvest of Healthy Fun at the Children’s Garden

Dorothy Brenneis Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 411050-A Fri Sep 14, 28, 4:30-5:30PM $12 Oct 12 Ages 6-12 (3 classes) Penfield Community Victory Garden

Spark your child’s agricultural and ecological intelligence. Spend three Friday afternoons harvesting from and caring for the Penfield Children’s Garden located in the Penfield Community Victory Garden at 1748 Five Mile Line Road. The children will sample fresh, organic veggies grown this season in the children’s garden. They will learn about harvest practices in backyard gardens and on the farm. At the last class we will carve a pumpkin! Bring garden gloves and water to drink. Note: there are no bathroom facilities at the garden.

How Cool is That? Jr. Engineering Club

Tutor Doctor Staff Reg. No. Day 412010-01 Tue 412010-02 Tue 412010-03 Tue 412010-04 Tue Ages 6-12 (2 classes)

Date Sep 18-25 Oct 2-9 Oct 16-23 Nov 13-20

Time Fee 4:10-5:10PM $40 4:10-5:10PM $40 4:10-5:10PM $40 4:10-5:10PM $40 Penfield Community Center

School ends for the day, but Math and Science are always in play! Our 100% hands-on approach teaches kids that STEM is fun. Students build machines that work using concepts they have already learned in school. Each day, students will build and complete a new machine using different concepts, including: electricity, magnetism, hydraulics, wheels and axles, gears, push-and-pull forces, and many more. You will be amazed at what your child learns, and they will be amazed at what they achieve!

How Cool is That? Jr. Engineering for Kids

Tutor Doctor Staff Reg. No. Day 412011-01 Sat Ages 6-12 (4 classes)

Date Oct 6-27

Time Fee 9:00-11:00AM $160 Penfield Community Center

Is your young scientist or engineer ready to go beyond the textbook and begin to understand, apply and excel at the Science and Math concepts they are learning in school? Our 100% hands-on approach encourages kids to use Science and Math for real-world applications. Students build machines using different concepts such as: electricity, magnetism, hydraulics, wheels and axles, gears, pushand-pull forces, and many more. This class is more intensive than our Jr. Engineering Club. Students will complete a mix of projects. Some will be built in the classroom using K’NEX, and others will be projects that they can take home and share with family and friends. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Nature Explorers

Earthworks Institute instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418080-A Mon *Sep 17-Oct 29 4:15-6:00PM $80 Ages 5-8 (6 classes - no class 10/8) Veterans Memorial Park

Designed especially for young learners, this class brings your child into a world where they are free to discover and feel at home in the woods. Learning without knowing they are even in a class, young children will receive a unique education on the concepts of basic wilderness safety, hiking, ecology, navigation, food and hydration, shelters, and leave-no-trace practices to build their connection to the great outdoors. Kids have a natural curiosity that just can’t be contained! On these hikes, your child can expect hands-on activities, songs, games and stories to create a deep connection to the elements of nature as well as to build skills and memorable experiences to last a lifetime. Veterans Memorial Park is located behind Penfield Town Hall at 3100 Atlantic Avenue. *Register early for this program - Aug 20 for residents and non-residents.

Running Wild

Earthworks Institute instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418080-B Mon *Sep 17-Oct 29 4:15-6:00PM $80 Ages 8-14 (6 classes - no class 10/8) Veterans Memorial Park

A unique survival skills program, Running Wild is designed to teach ancient knowledge and understanding of the natural world combined with unique instruction on the time-honored techniques of wilderness living. Expect your child to learn about the wonders of their environment and all its natural processes through immersion in a full sensory experience with nature. Earthworks staff encourage kids to explore while working closely with peers to practice wilderness skills such as: shelter building, fire making, wild crafting, identification of flora and fauna, use of plants for food and medicine, purification of water, natural navigation, responsible tool use, and more. Our curriculum combines unique outdoor games with challenges that give children the confidence to discover the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. Our goal is to activate each child’s curiosity and love for learning while fostering personal growth, social responsibility and bonds that last a lifetime. Veterans Memorial Park is located behind Penfield Town Hall at 3100 Atlantic Avenue. *Register early for this program - Aug 20 for residents and non-residents.

Little Medical School Part 1

Little Medical School Rochester Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418045-A Sat Sep 22-Oct 27 9:00-10:00AM $100 418045-B Embroidered Lab Coat $25 Ages 6-12 (6 classes) Penfield Community Center

This program is designed to teach elementary and middle school children about the exciting field of medicine. Through hands-on demonstrations, crafts, and games, children are actively engaged as they explore the world of medicine. Classes include such topics as “First Aid,” “The Wonderful Brain,” “That is Gross,” “Your Spine is Fine,” and much more! Each student will use and keep a real stethoscope, as well as any instruments they use during the program! Little Medical School of Rochester brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting, and fun way. Children learn and have fun as they dress up like doctors, learn how to use instruments doctors use, and understand how the body works. Fall 2018


Youth Programs

Little Medical School Part 2


Little Medical School of Rochester Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418045-C Sat Nov 3-Dec 15 9:00-10:00AM $125 418045-D optional embroidered lab coat $25 418045-E optional LMS graduation t-shirt $15 418045-F optional LMS A-Z workbook $5 Ages 6-12 (6 classes - no class 11/24) Penfield Community Center

Little Medical School brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting, and fun way. Children learn and have fun as they dress up like doctors, learn how to use instruments doctors use, and understand how the body works! Part 2 classes include First Aid, CPR and the Wonderful Brain. Students will learn how to respond when first aid is needed and be able to identify items needed in a first aid kit. They will learn all about the brain and how it works, and build a model of the brain. Plus many more fun activities! Prerequisite: Little Medical School Part 1.


Sabrina Renner, Penfield Recreation Reg. No. Day Date 418030-A Sat Oct 13-Nov 3 Ages 5-9 (4 classes)

NEW Time Fee 9:30-10:30AM $10 Veterans Memorial Park

Is your little nymph hooked on taking photos? This class is the next step to turning their fascination into a fun, creative, and rewarding hobby! They will learn the basics of composing a shot, focus, holding still, using available light, choosing a subject and background, and more through fun games, activities, and practice photo shoots. The fall offers so many awesome photographic opportunities! Your shutterbug will learn to see things with a photographic eye, and they’ll be amazed at how different things can look with just a slight change of perspective. Participants should bring a digital point-and-shoot camera with a clean memory card.

Kids in the Kitchen

Sherry Murray Reg. No. Day Date 412412-01 Fri Sep 21-Oct 12 412412-02 Fri Oct 26-Nov 16 412412-03 Fri Nov 30-Dec 21 Ages 2-6 with adult (4 classes)

Time Fee 10:00-11:00AM $50 10:00-11:00AM $50 10:00-11:00AM $50 Penfield Community Center

Does your little one love to help in the kitchen? In this class toddlers and preschoolers will be able to make their own snacks by following simple instructions. They will be encouraged to mix, measure, create, and taste new foods. Adults will learn some creative ways to serve old favorites. Each week will center on an age-appropriate theme we will also read a story, and rotate through 4-5 stations with crafts and activities to do together. Children will practice following directions, listening to a teacher, taking turns, and using classroom materials appropriately in a relaxed environment with their caregiver present. Colors, numbers, and shapes will be discussed as well. This fun class is led by a preschool teacher with a BS in Early Childhood Education and a Monroe County Food Handling Certificate. 18

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Apples Reg. No. Day 412412-04 Thu Ages 2-6 (with adult)

Date Sep 27

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

Fall apples are here! We will listen to a story, learn about apple seeds and make our own mini apple pies for snack. Everyone will experiment with different activities which will involve a paint station, apple play dough, a taste test, counting activities and more.

Monsters Reg. No. Day 412412-05 Thu Ages 2-6 (with adult)

Date Oct 25

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

In this class we will listen to “Go Away Big Green Monster!” and we’ll make a fun Monster face snack. We’ll assemble 3-D sculptures, create creepy hands, play games, and we won’t be afraid.

Thanksgiving Reg. No. Day 412412-06 Thu Ages 2-6 (with adult)

Date Nov 15

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

Everyone will practice counting forward and backward while listening to “10 Fat Turkeys.” We’ll bake a fun snack, and make our own colorful turkeys and a find-it jar to play with at home.

Kitchen Fun Reg. No. Day 412412-07 Thu Ages 2-6 (with adult)

Date Dec 6

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

Preschoolers and their adults will work together to bake pizza muffins, make some table decorations and listen to a fun story. Penfield Recreation |

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Music to Grow for ALL!

Music to Grow!

Barb Bonisteel Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 405640-01 Wed Sep 19-Oct 17 6:30-7:05PM $45 Ages 22 mo-3½ with adult (5 classes) Penfield Community Center 405640-02 Wed Nov 7-Dec 5 Ages 22 mo-3½ with adult (4 classes - no class 11/21)

6:30-7:05PM $36 Penfield Community Center

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

Music, Instruments and Fun!

Barb Bonisteel Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 405640-03 Wed Sep 19-Oct 17 5:45-6:20PM $45 Ages 3½-5 without adult (5 classes) Penfield Community Center 405640-04 Wed Nov 7-Dec 5 Ages 3½-5 without adult (4 classes - no class 11/21)

5:45-6:20PM $36 Penfield Community Center

Barb Bonisteel Reg. No. Day Date 405640-05 Wed Oct 24 405640-06 Wed Dec 19 Ages 6 mo-5 yrs (with adult)

Time Fee 6:00-6:35PM $9 6:00-6:35PM $9 Penfield Community Center

Can’t join us for class each week? Do you have an infant, toddler or older child that loves music? Then this one-time class is for you and your child! Come out for an evening of singing, instrument play, movement, and musical fun! New songs and materials in each class!

Music Adventure, Craft and Fun!

Barb Bonisteel Reg. No. Day Date 405640-07 Wed Dec 12 Ages 3½-5 (without adult)

Time Fee 4:30-5:30PM $10 Penfield Community Center

Snow, snow, we love to play in the snow! Your child will welcome the season of winter through music, movement, instrument play, singing, story time and a winter-themed craft!

Music, Craft and Fun!

Barb Bonisteel Reg. No. Day Date 405640-08 Wed Dec 12 Ages 2½-4 yrs (with adult)

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

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

Play the glockenspiels while the snowflakes fall, dance along to the Jingle Bell dance! Welcome snow with your child as we sing, play instruments and make a craft to celebrate the season of winter! All material supplied.





Yoga and Mindfulness


Jodi Marcello, RYI & LYI Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-13 Thu Sep 13-Oct 25 7:00-8:00PM $78 Ages 12-55 (6 classes - no class Oct 4) Penfield Community Center

Cub Scouts offers boys and girls in 402830-14 Thu Nov 1-Dec 13 7:00-8:00PM $78 grades K-5 a world of adventure, Cubs Scouts offers boys and girls in12-55 grades K-5- no class Nov 22) Penfield Community Center Ages (6 classes excitement, and achievement! a world of adventure, excitement, Explore and achievement! 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.

Preschool/Homeschool Yoga


Jodi Marcello, RYI & LYI Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-15 Wed Sep 19-Oct 24 9:15-9:45AM $47 Ages 3-8 (6 classes) Penfield Community Center

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402830-16 Wed Oct 31-Dec 12 9:15-9:45AM $47 Ages 3-8 (6 classes - no class Nov 21) Penfield Community Center

Children will explore yoga and mindfulness through poses, breath, visualization activities, music, and stories. Yoga poses will benefit E AS COUT.ORG balance and Bfocus while mindfulness will teach kindness, respect, and relaxation. Fall 2018


Youth Programs Tennis - Future Stars

Mark Banford Reg. No. Day 419291-02 Sat Ages 6-10 (5 classes)

Date Time Fee Sep 15-Oct 13 10:00-11:00AM $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 tennis shots. Competitive drilling, and match play are used to reinforce good habits. (Beginner & Adv. Beg.)

Tennis – Skill Seekers


Mark Banford Reg. No. Day 419291-01 Sat Ages 4-7 (5 classes)

Date Time Fee Sep 15-Oct 13 9:00-10:00AM $70 Veterans Memorial Park

This class is designed for children ages 4-6. Fun drills are used to help develop hand-eye coordination, and to become familiar on the tennis court. Participants will also be taught how to hold and swing the racquet. We will also be using the “Quick Start” programs designed by the USTA to help give children more success at this age.


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Mark Banford Reg. No. Day 419291-03 Sat Ages 9-17(5 classes)

Date Time Fee Sep 15-Oct 13 11:00AM-12:30PM $110 Veterans Memorial Park

These players have taken tennis lessons and are used to proper tennis skills. This program is for children who are interested in learning how to play tennis in a fun and relaxing atmosphere with friends and others. Skill development and enjoying tennis while being outdoors is the program’s main goal! Technical as well as competitive drilling is covered. (Intermediate & Advanced)

In order to further promote our programs, participants may be photographed or video taped during a program. If you do NOT want photos or video taken of those listed on registration form please contact the Recreation office.

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Youth Programs Wiggles, Giggles, and Jiggles

Lisa Magliato Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 405430-01 Mon Sep 17-Oct 29 9:30-10:30AM $69 Ages 2-4 with caregiver (6 classes - no class Oct 8) Penfield Community Center 405430-02 Wed Sep 19-Oct 31 10:15-11:15AM $69 Ages 2-4 with caregiver (6 classes - no class Oct 17) Penfield Community Center 405430-03 Mon Nov 5-Dec 17 Ages 2-4 with caregiver (6 classes - no class Nov 12)


405430-04 Wed Nov 7-Dec 19 Ages 2-4 with caregiver (6 classes - no class Nov 21)



Penfield Community Center $69

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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. A peanut-free snack is provided. Bring sneakers and water. Babies in front packs or car seats are welcome.

Super Tot Sports

Lisa Magliato Reg. No. Day 405431-01 Sat Ages 3-5 (6 classes)

Date Time Fee Sep 22-Oct 27 10:30-11:15AM $69 Penfield Community Center

405431-02 Sat Nov 3-Dec 15 Ages 3-5 (6 classes - no class Nov 24)

10:30-11:15AM $69 Penfield Community Center

Super Tot Sports is a fun and positive introduction to sports. Preschoolers will be introduced to soccer, tennis, basketball and more! All games and activities promote the development of gross motor skills and encourage peer interaction in a safe, and noncompetitive environment. Come join the team!! Note: Wear sneakers and bring water. This is not a parent participation class but parents are welcome to watch!

Horseback Riding Intro

Amy McWherter Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 415810-A Mon Oct 15-Nov 12 6:30-8:00PM $200 415810-B Wed Oct 17-Nov 14 4:00-5:30PM $200 Ages 7 and up (5 classes) TrueNorth Equestrian Center  3476 Atlantic Ave.

Intro to Ice Skating and Hockey

Perinton Youth Hockey coaches and RIC staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 417820-A Sat Oct 20-Dec 15 9:00-10:00AM $80 Ages 4-8 (boys & girls) (7 classes - no class 11/3, 11/24)  Rochester Ice Center (formerly Thomas Creek Ice Arena)  80 Lyndon Rd., Fairport

A fun, safe, basic introduction to the sport of ice skating and hockey for new and/or inexperienced skaters. Emphasis will be on balance, forward skating, having fun, and becoming comfortable on the ice. Helmet, hockey pants, and protective pads are provided for use through Perinton Youth Hockey (participants need to provide their own skates). A hockey jersey and stick are provided for the participant to keep at the end of the session. Questions call George at 729-6404.

Beginner Gymnastics

Gymnastics Training Center staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 414610-A Mon Sep 17-Oct 22 4:00-4:45PM $68 Ages 5-12 (boys & girls) (6 classes) Gymnastics Training Center  2051 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd.

Beginner is the Level 1 USA tumbling program. Skills stressed in tumbling: forward roll through cartwheels, as well as floor exercise combinations. No equipment will be utilized. Uniform requirements: girls – leotard, boys – gym shorts & t-shirt. Children are barefooted. Parent observation day – final class for each level. Children must be of age BEFORE the first class.

Figure Skating 101

Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex instructors Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418012-A Mon Sep 10-Oct 29 5:00-5:50PM $150 418012-B Wed Sep 5-Oct 24 5:00-5:50PM $150 418012-C Mon Nov 5-Dec 24 5:00-5:50PM $150 418012-D Wed Nov 7-Dec 26 5:00-5:50PM $150 Ages 3+ (8 classes) Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex  2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd., Rochester 14623

As an introduction to the sport of figure skating, participants will build upon fundamental skills learned in the Skating 101 program. Beginners are taught the basic fundamentals of footwork, spinning, or jumping. Our world class instructional staff create a learning environment that is both positive and motivational, giving all students an opportunity to thrive in the sport while having fun doing so. *Register early: residents 8/20, non-residents 8/27

This is a comprehensive five-week program giving the student an overview of the basic principles and techniques of the Equestrian sport. The riding lasts an hour and the additional half hour is spent learning the care of horses (grooming, tacking up, blanketing) and equipment. Questions, call TrueNorth Equestrian Center at 377-3476 or go to


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Youth Programs Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots Rochester MINI – Age 2 Reg. No. Day 408560-A Mon (7 classes)

Superhero Training at Rochester Parkour

Rochester Parkour instructors Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418010-A Mon Sept 17-Nov 19 6:00-7:00PM $160 Ages 6-9 (8 classes - no class 10/8 & 11/12) Rochester Parkour  1344 University Ave., Suite 6000, Rochester

Perfect for any kid who likes super heroes, Ninja Warrior, or video games! Get ready for fun and fitness in a super 8-week session. We show your children how they can start their own path to becoming their own unique super hero! With a time tested curriculum and our amazing purpose-built facility, your kids will learn how to safely navigate any environment and get excited about becoming stronger and healthier people. Primary focuses will be on developing balance and full body coordination to swing on bars, vault over boxes, and run up walls! Our sessions are completely unique from semester to semester. Repeat students welcome!

Ninja Training at Rochester Parkour

Rochester Parkour instructors Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418010-B Fri Sept 21-Nov 16 4:30-5:30PM $160 Ages 10-14 (8 classes - no class 11/9) Rochester Parkour  1344 University Ave., Suite 6000, Rochester

In this 8-week series, your pre-teens and teenagers will learn beneficial physical and mental skills that develop them into better functioning and positive contributors to society. We don’t “just jump off things.” Your kids will develop into stronger, faster, safer, balanced, and highly coordinated humans. This class is perfect for any teenager who likes Obstacle Courses or wants to be America’s next Ninja Warrior! Our sessions are completely unique from semester to semester. Repeat students welcome!

FITKids: Fencers in Training

(1 parent required to participate) Date Time Fee *Sep 10-Oct 22 4:30-5:00PM $84 Rothfuss Park

CLASSIC – Ages 3-4 Reg. No. Day Date Time 408560-B Mon *Sep 10-Oct 22 5:00-5:45PM 408560-D Mon *Sep 10-Oct 22 5:45-6:30PM (7 classes)

Fee $84 $84 Rothfuss Park

PREMIER – Ages 5-7 Reg. No. Day Date Time 408560-C Mon *Sep 10-Oct 22 5:00-5:45PM 408560-E Mon *Sep 10-Oct 22 5:45-6:30PM (7 classes)

Fee $84 $84 Rothfuss Park

*Register early for this program - 8/20 for residents, 8/27 for non-residents. 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.


Rochester Fencing Club staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418040-A Mon Sep 10-Oct 1 4:30-5:15PM $52 418040-B Mon Oct 15-Nov 5 4:30-5:15PM $52 418040-C Mon Nov 26-Dec 17 4:30-5:15PM $52 Ages 4-7 (4 classes) Rochester Fencing Club  3335 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd., Rochester 14623

Calling all Mini Musketeers! Come play pirate and other fun games in this safe introduction to the sport of fencing. Start with warm-ups, obstacle courses, and skill building activities followed by games to teach the basic footwork and arm action. Children experience the thrill of sword play in this structured class and build self-confidence using specialized plastic foils and masks. New skills are practiced one-on-one with the coach. Geared for the short attention span of little ones. Sneakers required. 22

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Youth Programs / Family Programs Judo for Youth

The Play’s the Thing – First Performance

Bushido Kai Judo Club - Instructor Heiko Rommelman Jr., 2008 PAN-AM - Gold Medalist Intermediate Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 415010-A Sat Sep 22-Dec 8 3:00-4:00PM $50 Ages 5-10 (10 classes - no class 10/20 & 11/24)  Penfield Community Center Beginner Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 415010-B Sat Sep 22-Dec 8 4:00-5:00PM $50 Ages 5-10 (10 classes - no class 10/20 & 11/24)  Penfield Community Center Family Rate Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 415010-C family rate for each additional family member $38 Ages 5-10 Penfield Community Center

Providing participants with the fundamentals of Judo with emphasis on fun! Participation at the beginner level is a prerequisite for the intermediate level. Uniforms required and can be rented for $10.00 and a deposit check (see instructor at 1st class). Classes are taught by members of the Bushido Kai Judo Club. For more information visit

Little Patriots Hoops

Michael Zarzycki Reg. No. Day 411430-A Sat Grades 3-6

Date TBD

Time TBD

Fee $75 Bay Trail Gym

Start in early November and go through March. For league dates and fees contact the recreation department after September 4. Competitive youth basketball league for kids 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

YOUTH THEATER CLASSES The Super Powers of Acting

France McCloskey Reg. No. Day Date Time 413210-A Mon Oct 1-Nov 19 3:30-4:30PM Ages 8-12 (6 classes - no class 10/8, 11/12)

NEW Fee $49

Sure, acting is a great way to have fun, but it’s also a great way to help set the foundation for healthy, pragmatic life skills such as listening, self-awareness, acceptance, team dynamics, selfexpression and more. Using acting games, exercises and techniques students will learn the essential methods of using their voice, minds and bodies as tools for expression and storytelling. An hour of productive “playing” is what we all need to set the stage for positive self-esteem and learning how to think unconventionally in challenging situations. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

France McCloskey Reg. No. Day Date Time 413210-B Mon Oct 1-Dec 3 4:30-5:30PM Performance Dec 7 @ 6:00PM Ages 5-7 (8 classes - no class 10/8, 11/12)

NEW Fee $65

This class is for the first-time actors who would like to try their hand at memorizing and rehearsing a short play. The material we use for this class are short funny skits, tailoring the quantity of lines and roles to the individual students. Costume pieces and props are provided as well as a fun playful space for young actors to explore their creative spirit as part of a team. Please note that memorization is one of the primary goals of the program so students should be prepared to memorize a few pages of easy dialogue each week. Final performance for friends and family will be held on 12/7 at 6PM.

FAMILY PROGRAMS Escape the Spirit Room Reg. No. 451020-A 451020-B 451020-C 451020-D Ages 8+

Day Fri Fri Sat Sat

NEW Date Oct 26 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 27

Time Fee 6:00PM $10 8:00PM $10 6:00PM $10 8:00PM $10 Penfield Community Center

A Halloween themed Escape Room! The spirits in the séance room are caught between this world and the hereafter. They need your help to find the key to the portal door allowing them to journey back to Summerland. Participants must search for clues, solve the puzzles and find the key for the spirits to escape. A great idea for an unusual evening out. Ask about private party possibilities.

Historical Ghost Walk at Oakwood Cemetery

Penfield History Room and DEAR Reg. No. Day Date 451030-A Fri Oct 19 Ages 8+

Time Fee 6:00PM $5 Oakwood Cemetery

Join us for a guided walk through Oakwood Cemetery’s oldest section, where you will meet some of Penfield’s historic people and learn a little about their lives here in Penfield in the 19th century. (Please note we will only be visiting the older north side of the cemetery.) Please purchase a ticket or register in advance. Tours begin at the marked entrance of the cemetery where you will be greeted by a tour guide. Would you like to be one of our historical ghosts? Call 340-8664 for more information.

Family Sports Festival All ages!


Day Date Time Fee Sun Oct 14 10:00AM-2:00PM FREE Penfield Community Center campus

Bring the whole family to learn about and try some new and non-traditional sports for youth and adults, all offered in the Rochester area! Watch for more details on our website and Facebook (@PenfieldRecreation). Fall 2018


Adult Programs

DOG OBEDIENCE Registration starts 8/20 for residents and 8/27 non-residents

Puppy Kindergarten

Kathy Boone Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 455850-A Sat Sep 8-Nov 3 11:30AM-12:30PM $90 6 classes (no class 9/22, 10/6 & 10/20) Penfield Community Center



Beginner Dog Obedience

Handmade Holiday Cards

Maureen Ward, Stampin’ Up! Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432410-A Tue Sep 25 6:30-8:30PM $24 432410-B Tue Oct 16 6:30-8:30PM $24 432410-C Tue Nov 13 6:30-8:30PM $24 432410-D The series (all classes above) $60 1 class Penfield Community Center

Would you like to surprise 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-crafting adhesive (doublesided tape or a tape runner suggested). Envelopes provided and the class is open to all levels. Samples will be on display a month before the class.

Painting and Drawing

Martha Sweeney Reg. No. Day 432460-A Mon 9 classes

Date Time Fee Sep 17-Nov 12 9:30AM-12:00PM $72 Penfield Community Center

Art starts with desire! Come find the artist in you, learn to paint. Choose your own medium (oil, ink, watercolor, pastel, pencil, or acrylic). Plan for a fun-filled adventure. Watercolor supplies provided for the first class. Beginners always welcome.

ADULT EDUCATION Notary Public License Law


Kristin Cavallaro, NYS Notary Public/Community Ed. Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 437410-A Mon Sep 24 & Oct 1 6:30-8:45PM $50 Ages 18+ Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave, Pittsford

Whether you are looking to become a new Notary Public or need a refresher on Notary Law and the duties/responsibilities afforded to you, this is a comprehensive class on the Notary Public License Law. This class will provide all the information necessary to pass the Notary Exam, ways to shield yourself from liability in the execution of your duties, as well as appointment, testing and renewal policies and procedures. There is a $5 fee for supplies, payable to instructor at first class. 24

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Start your puppy’s training off right! This six-week class is the start to your puppy’s socialization, focus, and basic training. Your instruction includes housebreaking, problem solving, body language, and the start to your beginning obedience commands. This class is open to dogs eight weeks to six months old. The first class is a discussion on class orientation, diet, exercise, behavior problems, crate training, and socializing…PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE 1st CLASS. Kathy Boone Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 455850-B Sat Sep 8-Nov 3 12:30-1:30PM $90 6 classes (no class 9/22, 10/6 & 10/20) Penfield Community Center

This six-week class gets down to business with the basics. Teach your canine friend how to take you for a walk without dragging you around. Together you will learn how to focus your dog and all the basic commands: “sit,” “down,” “stay,” and “come.” This class is for dogs six months and older. The first class is a discussion on class orientation, diet, exercise, behavior problems, and socializing, etc…PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE 1st CLASS. Proof of vaccinations needed. All dog classes held at the Penfield Community Center Gym (or courtyard located just beyond the Recreation entrance on the north side of the building.) Instruction by KB Dog Training. Questions, contact Kathy Boone at 880-5746.

Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Joel Freeman, Red Cross instructor Reg. No. Day Date 431250-A Mon Nov 5 1 class

Time Fee 6:00-8:00PM $80 Penfield Community Center

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. Through a combination of self-paced online learning and instructor-led classroom skill sessions you will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate skill competency required for certification. The online portion features simulation learning – an interactive experience where participants respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the classroom skill session and must be taken on a Flash-enabled computer with a high speed Internet connection. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate valid for two years. Questions - text Joel Freeman at 752-1831. Note: When you register, a link to the on-line portion will be emailed to you. This must be completed before you attend the in-person class. Penfield Recreation |

Adult Programs Continuous Containers

Broccolo Garden Center staff Reg. No. Day Date 432470-01 Thu Sep 20 Ages 18 and up 

Time Fee 6:00-7:30PM $15 Broccolo Garden Center 2755 Penfield Road, Fairport

If your containers look tired by the end of summer and you’re looking for a solution other than mums, try jazzing them up with interesting shrubs and late blooming perennials. These are widely available in late summer and can be planted out in the garden when you’re ready to put away the containers for winter. Better yet, choose plants that are hardy enough to over-winter in the pot and you won’t even have to replant the container from year to year! Garden designer Christine Froehlich will demonstrate how to combine plants with dynamic foliage, berries and flowers to create sizzling combinations that will brighten up your fall landscape. Purchase plants at a special discount the night of the class.

Winter Containers

AARP Driver Safety Program

AARP instructor Reg. No. Day 443455-01 Tue&Thu 443455-02 Tue&Thu 443455-03 Tue&Thu 443455-04 Tue&Thu 2 classes per session

Date Sep 18 & 20 Oct 16 & 18 Nov 13 & 15 Dec 11 & 13

Time Fee 9:00AM-12:00PM $20/25 9:00AM-12:00PM $20/25 9:00AM-12:00PM $20/25 9:00AM-12:00PM $20/25 Penfield Community Center

Designed for the mature licensed driver to: tune up driving skills, update knowledge of age-related physical changes & adjust driving for these changes. Upon completion, participants may receive up to a 10% multiyear discount on auto insurance, and DMV may assess up to a 4-point reduction. You will develop a greater appreciation of driving challenges! $20.00 AARP member / $25.00 non-members Checks only, payable to AARP.

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

Individual Reg. No. Day Date 434853-01 Wed Oct 17-Nov 7 Ages 18 and up (4 classes)

Time Fee 7:00-9:00PM $20 Penfield Community Center

Couple Reg. No. Day Date 434853-02 Wed Oct 17-Nov 7 Ages 18 and up (4 classes)

Time Fee 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) rollovers, IRAs, annuities and other retirement accounts. Finally, the workshop will help you answer many of the tough questions concerning health care costs, long term care, and estate planning. Each participant will receive a course workbook and a CD containing the templates for a personal retirement income plan. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

KC Fahy Harvick, Broccolo Garden Center staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432470-02 Sat Oct 13 10:00-11:30AM $15 Ages 18 and up Broccolo Garden Center  2755 Penfield Road, Fairport

Turn your summer containers into beautiful evergreen entry decor for the holidays and beyond. KC Fahy Harvick teaches the secrets to the successful creation of these seasonal accents for porch, patio, deck, or garden.

FITNESS, HEALTH AND WELLNESS Arthritis Exercise Program

Maria Herrera Reg. No. Day 463810-A Tue 8 classes

Date Sep 18-Nov 6

463810-B 6 classes

Nov 13-Dec 18 10:30-11:30AM $30 Penfield Community Center


Time Fee 10:30-11:30AM $40 Penfield Community Center

A low-impact exercise program designed especially for seniors. Exercises are done at a relaxed pace, with many done from a seated position. Instructors have been trained by the Arthritis Foundation specifically for this program. There is no age requirement. Everyone is welcome.

Beginning Pickleball

Dick Seils Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 463820-A Mon Oct 15-Nov 5 11:30AM-12:30PM $49 463820-B Mon Nov 12-Dec 17 11:30AM-12:30PM $49 4 classes (no class 11/26, 12/3) 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. Fall 2018


Adult Programs Healing and Transformative Power of Meditation

Usha Shah Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 463825-A Fri Sep 28-Nov 2 10:30-11:45AM $55 5 classes (no class 10/19) Penfield Community Center 463825-B Fri Nov 9-Dec 14 5 classes (no class 11/23)

10:30-11:45AM $55 Penfield Community Center

Meditation is not just about being quiet nor is it about the absence of challenges. It is about being the witness or observer of one’s life experiences. Through increasing awareness, we learn to transcend the ego that thrives on drama, pain and suffering. Meditation develops concentration and promotes deep relaxation, with the brain emitting alpha and theta waves. These waves have the power to calm the mind, relax the body and balance and harmonize the discordant energies within us. When we allow meditation to become a part of our lives, we are in reality reconnecting to the sacred silence that resides in us and allows the inner peace to permeate in our outer life. The sessions will include the use of the crystal singing bowls and how these sounds can expedite one’s healing and transformation.


Therese Bason, Certified Barre Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433870-A Sat Sep 22-Dec 15 9:00-10:00AM $96 12 classes (no class 11/24) Penfield Community Center

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

Pilates Mat with Therese

Therese Bason, Certified IM=X Pilates Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433865-A Tue Sep 18-Dec 11 6:00-6:50PM $88 11 classes (no class 10/23, 11/20) 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.

Forever Fit

Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433840-A Tue & Thu Sep 18-Dec 20 10:00-11:00AM $49 7 classes (no class 11/6, 11/22, 12/13) Penfield Community Center 433840-B Tue & Thu Sep 18-Dec 20 10:00-11:00AM $78 12 classes (no class 11/6, 11/22, 12/13) Penfield Community Center 433840-C Tue & Thu Sep 18-Dec 20 10:00-11:00AM $144 25 classes (no class 11/6, 11/22, 12/13) 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. This class is so much fun, you will forget you are working out. Questions - call Rosalind at 370-2480.

Line Dancing Workout

Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433852-A Thu Sep 20-Dec 20 6:30-7:30PM $84 12 classes (no class 10/25, 11/22) Penfield Community Center

Enjoy this fun mind-body workout while dancing your way to better health! This beginner-intermediate 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. You will learn at least one new dance every week to add to our repertoire for a fun, cardio workout. Not to mention, 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.


Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433867-A Thu Sep 20-Dec 20 5:30-6:25PM $84 12 classes (no class 10/25, 11/22) Penfield Community Center

Looking for a different mind-body class? Look no further! Get a great full-body workout with this unique Pilates-Yoga-Cardio fusion class. Geared towards all fitness levels, improve your flexibility, build strength, and develop control and endurance in the entire body! Please wear sneakers and bring a yoga/exercise mat and a bottle of water. Questions - call Rosalind at 370-2480. 26

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Adult Programs Zumba Gold

Rosalind Walker, Certified Zumba Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433890-A* Wed Sep 12-Dec 19 9:15-10:00AM $78 13 classes (no class 10/17, 11/21) Penfield Community Center

*Registration starts 8/20 for residents and 8/27 non-residents. Zumba is the fastest growing dance/aerobic craze around! And Zumba Gold is specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and International dance rhythms created in the original Zumba and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner participant, and other special populations who may need modifications for success. This explosive program is low impact, easy to follow, and guaranteed to provide the participant with a safe and effective total body workout! Women and men of all ages enjoy Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, rock & roll, and more and burn calories at the same time. “Ditch the workout and join the party!” Questions - call Rosalind at 370-2480.


Wellness Partner

Water Yoga and Adult Swim Lessons Please see page 11-12 in the aquatic section for complete program details.

Boot Camp

PS&F Staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433805-A Tue & Thu Sep 18-Oct 27 5:30-6:15PM and Sat Sep 18-Oct 27 7:15-8:00AM $99 6 weeks Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W.

This program is a total body workout! Classes will include running drills, steps, weights and bands. Let the instructor boot you into shape with different and fun challenging exercises. You do have the option to just use your own body weight! You will meet three times a week for six weeks.

Weight Loss for Wellness


PS&F Certified Personal Trainers Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433826-B Indicate date/time preference $99 8 weeks Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W.

Whether you want to lose 10 lbs or 100 lbs, weight loss can be a challenging journey for anyone. At PSF we have created an accountability program focused on exercise, nutrition coaching, goal measurement and support! Our 8-week program provides: Consultation with a Fitness Professional – initial body composition, nutrition coaching; 2 – 60 minute workout sessions with a Personal Trainer; and consultation with a Fitness Professional – final body composition, nutrition coaching. Appointments available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. When you register, please indicate your time preference and we will contact you by phone to schedule your first visit. Questions call 586-7777. Price is $99 (actual value is $199).




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Adult Programs Personal Training Package

PS&F Certified Personal Trainers Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433826-A Indicate date/time preference $99*  Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W.

Get started on your fitness goals the right way! Our professional staff will evaluate your fitness level. This three-visit package includes: One 90-minute fitness consultation and two 60-minute personal training sessions. Appointments available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. When you register, please indicate your time preference and we will contact you by phone to schedule your first visit. Questions - call 586-7777. *Offer good for non-members only, once per year, 23 years and older.


Sunrise Conditioning

ROC Boxing & Fitness Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433815-A Mon & Wed Sep 24-Oct 31 6:00-7:00AM $175 Ages 18+ (2 classes/week - 12 classes) Roc Boxing  524 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester 14609 433815-B Mon OR Wed Sep 24-Oct 31 6:00-7:00AM $96 Ages 18+ (1 class/week - 6 classes) Roc Boxing  524 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester 14609 433815-C Mon & Wed Nov 5-Dec 12 6:00-7:00AM $175 Ages 18+ (2 classes/week - 12 classes) Roc Boxing  524 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester 14609 433815-D Mon OR Wed Nov 5-Dec 12 6:00-7:00AM $96 Ages 18+ (1 class/week - 6 classes) Roc Boxing  524 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester 14609

Start your morning with an hour of boxing and conditioning. This class will provide instruction on basic boxing stance and technique, utilizing heavy bags, jump rope, and intense conditioning using high intensity interval training principals. It is an excellent workout, and great method to let out stress! Locker rooms with showers available.


Shelly (Contento) Ball Reg. No. Day 433860-01 Mon 7 classes 433860-02 Mon 6 classes

Date Time Fee Sep 17-Oct 29 6:00-7:00PM $42 Penfield Community Center Nov 5-Dec 10

6:00-7:00PM $36 Penfield Community Center

Come enjoy the workout that feels like a party and is adaptable for everyone! Zumba is a fusion of dance music/moves from around the world, combined with fitness movements. There are no right or wrong steps and no experience or dance ability is needed! Just do what feels comfortable for you and enjoy! Burn up to 900 calories in one hour with instructor, Shelley (Contento) Ball. Shelley has been teaching Zumba, dance, and fitness classes for all levels and populations, both locally and internationally for over 15 years. She is extremely passionate about her classes, her students, and her routines. Come feel the music and get hooked on the energy!


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Tai Chi Easy – Tai Chi for Everybody!

Jean Sica, Certified Tai Chi Easy Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433810-01 Tue Sep 18-Oct 16 6:00-7:00PM $55 Ages 18 and up (5 classes) Penfield Community Center 433810-02 Tue Oct 23-Nov 27 6:00-7:00PM $55 Ages 18 and up (5 classes - no class 11/6) Penfield Community Center

Tai Chi Easy is a carefully developed and modified (5-movement) form of Tai Chi that is easy and beneficial from the very start. You don’t have to wait to learn 108 traditional short (24, 36, 42 movement) form to experience the positive health results of this ancient practice. Tai Chi Easy can help improve balance and flexibility, strengthen the cardiovascular system, decrease stress, and expand cognitive skills while quieting your mind. Employing the essential principles of Taichichuan and Qigong, you will experience a no-impact system of meditation in motion that Harvard Medical School calls “medication in motion”. Also recommended by the Mayo Clinic, WebMD, NCCIH, and numerous other health/fitness organizations. No special equipment needed. Wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes such as sneakers, or opt to go barefoot. All movements are done standing up.

DANCE Social Smooth Ballroom Dancing

Steve Link, former President of USA Dance Chapter #3005 Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432860-B Thu Sep 20-Oct 18 7:15-8:15PM $45 432860-A Couples $90 5 classes Penfield Community Center

For anyone who has ever wanted to dance, here is your chance! Ballroom dancing is the perfect couples’ activity. This class will teach fundamentals in the two most common ballroom dances, fox trot and waltz. Waltz is the oldest and most elegant ballroom dance going back hundreds of years. Fox trot is the fun dance that is often associated with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. The class is designed for beginners and those who have done some dancing, and want to improve their style. The instructor is an experienced dancer and teacher that makes dancing fun while also showing good posture, lead and follow tips, and smooth footwork. We also dance to music from every decade, Glenn Miller to Bruno Mars, so all ages can relate to the music. Get your dancing shoes on (leather soles preferred) and register today. Couples suggested but not required. Questions, call Steve at 967-6501.

Dancing and Romancing

Steve Link, former President of USA Dance Chapter #3005 Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432860-D Thu Oct 25-Nov 15 7:15-8:15PM $36 432860-C Couples $72 4 classes Penfield Community Center

This class will teach beginning steps in two of the most romantic and sexy ballroom dances, rumba and tango. Rumba is the hot Latin dance shown on Dancing with the Stars. Tango is the dance favored by movie directors for dance scenes in movies like Scent of a Woman, Take the Lead, and Shall We Dance. Come and see what the excitement is all about and maybe rekindle some old flames. Get your dancing shoes on (leather soles preferred) and register today. Couples suggested but not required. Questions, call Steve at 967-6501. Penfield Recreation |

Adult Programs

SPORT & RECREATION Judo - Bushido Kai

Heiko Rommelmann Jr., Bushido Kai Judo Club Chief Instructor, 2008 Pan-Am Gold Medalist Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 435020-A Mon & Wed Sep 17-Dec 19 7:15-9:15PM $80 435020-B additional family member $65 Ages 10+ Penfield Community Center (25 classes - no class 10/22, 10/24, 11/21)

Bushido Kai ( is organized for males and females ages 10 years old thru adults. Classes are taught by certified instructors, black belts and others. This martial art is taught as a sport, yet is also good for self-defense. Many members participate in local, regional, and international tournaments, and have won numerous awards. Uniforms are required and can be rented for $10.00 and a deposit check (see instructor at 1st class).

Volleyball Intermediate Co-Ed Play

Marcia Orlandini Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 439610-A Thu Sep 20-Dec 20 7:45-9:45PM $57 (12 classes - no class 10/25, 11/22) Penfield Community Center Gym

Competitive play for experienced players - focusing on defensive skills and advanced plays. Limited enrollment.

Basketball for 35+

Steve Geier Reg. No. Day 441470-01 Thu Ages 35-50

Date Time Fee Sep 20-Dec 13 7:30-9:00PM $35 (no program 11/22) Bay Trail School Gym

This is your chance to stay fit and in shape at the age of 35+ while playing pick-up basketball. Supervised play. Please bring both a light and dark colored t-shirt.

Basketball for 50+

Dick Geier Reg. No. Day 441470-02 Sun Ages 50 and up

Date Time Fee Sep 16-Dec 16 3:30-5:00PM $35 (no program 10/21, 11/4) Penfield Community Center

Come out and enjoy a friendly game of pick-up basketball with emphasis on fun and exercise.

Pickleball – Advanced


Mark Banford Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 439290-01 Tue Sep 18-Oct 9 11:30AM-12:30PM $40 439290-02 Tue Oct 16-Nov 13 11:30AM-12:30PM $40 (No class 11/6) Ages 18 and up Penfield Community Center

Learn the advanced skills and strokes for Pickleball. This program will allow you to play and practice against higher level pickleball players while learning new tips and skills to increase your level of play.


Never Ever Hockey League – Adult Learn to Play


Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex instructors Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 437800-A Thu Sep 6-Nov 15 9:00-9:50PM $250 437800-B Fri Sep 7-Nov 23 6:45-7:35PM $250 437800-C Thu Nov 29-Feb 7 9:00-9:50PM $250 437800-D Fri Dec 7-Feb 22 6:45-7:35PM $250 437800-E Sun Nov 18-Feb 10 5:30-6:20PM $250 437800-F Equipment rental $100 Ages 18+ (10 classes & 1 game) Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex  2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester 14623

The Never Ever League is for the adult man or woman who has never played hockey before. It combines off-ice instruction with on-ice skills sessions (~80%), and instructional game time (~20%). The introductory program is co-ed, non-checking, for people over 18 years of age, and is set in an extremely positive, judgement-free atmosphere. No ice skating or hockey experience is required in order to participate! There are 10 class sessions and the 11th class is a fullice professionally-run game with refs, player introductions, music, and much more! As one of our most popular programs, it is NEVER EVER too late to learn the fastest game on earth!




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Ticket Policy: Once tickets are purchased, no refunds. Minimum number required for program.


Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado Music by Galt MacDermot Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson Reg. No. Day Date Time 449310-01 Wed Oct 3 12:45-5:00PM Adults

Fee $35 Geva Theater

The original love-rock musical celebrates the ‘60s with songs like “Aquarius;” “Good Morning, Starshine;” and “Let the Sun Shine In.” Claude, Berger, and their friends balance their bohemian lives and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the Vietnam War and their parents. It’s the summer of love in all its barefoot, long haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. Bus leaves at 12:45PM and returns at 5:00PM to the Penfield Community Center.


By George Stevens, Jr. Directed by Lou Bellamy Reg. No. Day Date 449310-03 Wed Nov 7 Adults

Time 12:45-5:00PM

Fee $35 Geva Theater

The inspiring story of the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. Thurgood spans the impressive 58-year career of Justice Thurgood Marshall, from his early days as the civil rights lawyer arguing the landmark case of Brown vs. Board of Education, to the end of institutionalized segregation in 1954, and his appointment to the highest court in the land. Bus leaves at 12:45PM and returns at 5:00PM to the Penfield Community Center.


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RPO POPS SERIES Gala Holiday Pops

Jeff Tyzik, conductor Festival High School Chorale, Amy Story and Harold McAulliffe, co-directors Denzal Sinclaire, vocals Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 449330-01 Sat Dec 22 1:00-5:00PM $39  Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

It’s Rochester’s favorite holiday family tradition: Gala Holiday Pops with the RPO! Guitarist Don Potter returns to his Rochester roots - he began his career with Chuck Mangione before becoming a Nashville recording artist and producer – to perform along with Jeff Tyzik and the Festival High School Chorale. Whether you drive downtown to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, or opt for a Sleigh Ride, you won’t want to miss this spectacular holiday concert – complete with a sing-along! Concert begins at 2:00PM, bus leaves at 1:00PM and returns at 5:00PM to the Penfield Community Center.

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VAN TRIPS DAY TRIPS Skaneateles Boat Cruise Reg. No. Day 449450-01 Wed

Date Sep 19

Time 10:00AM-5:00PM

Fee $25

Enjoy a day in Skaneateles, time on your own for strolling the shops, lunch on your own before an afternoon sightseeing cruise. Depart at 10:00AM and returns at 5:00PM to the Penfield Community Center.

Fall Foliage Reg. No. Day 449450-02 Wed

Date Oct 17

Time 9:30AM-4:30PM

Fee $42

Back for another great fall outing. The wonders of fall in New York! Visit the Genesee Abby & Mount Morris Dam. Drive through Letchworth State Park. Lunch at the Glen Iris Inn. Travel home through Portageville, Nunda, and Dansville. Meal included—please indicate menu selection: Roast Turkey sliced turkey, bread stuffing, home style gravy and cranberry sauce OR London broil marinated flank steak, thinly sliced and served with a mushroom brown sauce. Depart at 9:30AM and returns at 4:30PM to the Penfield Community Center.

Vidler’s 5 & 10 Reg. No. Day 449450-03 Wed

Date Nov 14

Time 9:30AM-4:30PM

Fee $20

Take a trip down memory lane as you walk down the store’s wooden floors and eat a 10¢ bag of popcorn. Vidler’s is much more than a store – it’s shopping entertainment at its best! So relax and take a step back in time as you stroll through this amazing five and dime! After all that browsing it’s time for lunch on your own in town. After lunch, a quick visit to the Copper Shop Gallery on the Roycroft campus for a little more shopping before heading home. Depart at 9:30AM and returns at 4:30PM to the Penfield Community Center.

Dicken’s Christmas Reg. No. Day 449450-04 Fri

Date Dec 7

Time 9:30AM-4:30PM

Fee $15

A great way to enjoy the Christmas season! Stroll the streets of downtown Skaneateles and join the fun of Dickens Christmas. Lunch on your own. Depart at 9:30AM and returns at 4:30PM to the Penfield Community Center.

OUT TO LUNCH Wagner Vineyards Reg. No. Day 449450-05 Fri

Date Oct 12

Time 11:00AM-4:00PM

Fee $20

Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery is one of the oldest and most recognized wineries in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Centrally located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Wagner Vineyards has been one of the region’s most popular wine tasting destinations since opening in 1979. Wagner Vineyards has over 30 award winning wines ranging from bone dry to dessert wine sweet. Whether your palate prefers red wine, white wine, light and sweet wines made from grapes native to the Finger Lakes region or dry European, or vinifera, style wines you will be sure to find a wine for you. Depart at 11:00AM and returns at 4:00PM to the Penfield Community Center.

Big Tree Inn Reg. No. Day 449450-06 Fri

Date Nov 16

Time 11:00AM-2:00PM

Fee $10

The Big Tree Inn is one of the most familiar landmarks on Main Street in Geneseo, NY—a historic community listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come and experience its 125 years of hospitality and history. Depart at 11:00AM and returns at 2:00PM to the Penfield Community Center.

Lamberton Conservatory Reg. No. Day 449450-07 Fri

Date Dec 14

Time 11:00AM-3:00PM

Fee $12

Take a trip to visit the newly restored Lamberton Conservatory, originally constructed in 1911, and named in honor of Alexander B. Lamberton who was the President of the Parks Board from 1902 to 1915. Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wonderful flora! Depart at 11:00AM and returns at 3:00PM to the Penfield Community Center. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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DEAR Programs • 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. Our DEAR participants are truly some of the kindest and most approachable people you will ever have the privilege to meet. • 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, religious services.

DAYTIME EDUCATION AT RECREATION - DEAR - Wisdom at its finest hour! All programs are at the Penfield Community Center unless otherwise stated in description. We are excited to offer classes and lectures to our consortium of lifetime learners. Engaging in intellectual, socially viable cognitive activities to 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. PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST CLASSES ARE FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

2018 Daytime Education at Recreation Advisory Board Lisa Hibner, John Schmeelk, Pat Schmeelk, Sandy Wurzer, Nels Carman, Diane Robbins If you would like to be a part of the 2018 Advisory committee 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 there after anyone can register. (Note: don’t wait to submit your registration form. We will take non-residents in the order their forms arrive at the Recreation office.) 32

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• 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. 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 to 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 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 Mount 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 scheduled throughout 2018 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. Penfield Recreation |

DEAR Programs Exhibition in Focus: Medium Shapers – Women Photographers Part 2

Pam O’Brien, Docent George Eastman Museum Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-A Mon Sep 17-Oct 15 11:00AM-12:30PM Free 4 classes (no class 10/8) Penfield Community Center & GEM

MONDAYS Splendor in the Heavens

Wayne Fox Reg. No. Day 466410-GG Mon 1 class

Date Sep 10

This installation of GEMs History of Photography exhibit focuses on great photographers who are women. Exhibition in focus: GEM - Women & Photography Part 2: We will delve into the work of historic and contemporary women photographers who helped shape the medium. Come join us as we explore the work of Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, Helen Levitt, Inge Morath, Barbara Kruger, Susan Meiselas, Betty Hahn, & Nan Goldin. You need not have taken Part 1 to enjoy Part 2 - all are welcome! Cosponsored by Penfield Public Library

Time Fee 1:30-3:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

Wayne Fox fulfilled a lifetime dream of seeing and filming the first solar eclipse to span the US in 90 years. He traveled to Santee, South Carolina and set up his telescope and cameras. As an amateur astronomer, what he saw and experienced was something much more than what he expected. Hear Wayne’s amazing adventure as he shares his moving account on this rare event as well as talk about the next account to occur here in the US in the next six years.

Humanities NY Reading and Discussion Program – Stories for the Aging Brain: Neuroplasticity and Lifelong Learning

France McCloskey Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 463510-A Mon Sep 17-Oct 29 1:30-3:00PM Free 6 classes (no class 10/8) Penfield Community Center

The theme of the R & D series is Brain Health and Wellness and the benefits of lifelong learning. For the first time in human history adults 50 and older are in a unique position to understand and process new waves of scientific information relating to the aging brain, perhaps delaying the onset of age-related concerns. The field of neuroscience research is exploding, but the people who can benefit have very little understanding of the vocabulary of brain science or how it applies to their own lives. The resources for this series will be approachable material, breaking down the elevated language and theories and will create an opportunity to explore the many ways in which we should be using our brains throughout our human lifetime. Cosponsored with the Penfield Public Library

Exhibition in Focus: David Levinthal “War, Myth, Desire” “Constructed Realities” Reg. No. Day 466410-B M/W/Th 3 classes

Date Oct 29, 31 & Nov 1

Time 11:00AM-12:30PM

Fee Free

Penfield Community Center & GEM

In conjunction with the current David Levinthal exhibition currently on view at the George Eastman museum, we will explore the Post Modern photographic strategy of the “constructed photograph”. Constructed photographic works are those in which the motif has been staged especially for the photographic shoot. Cinematic in style, “arranged and staged” photography has roots in the earliest photography. We will look briefly at its pre-history, then focus on a few of the 1970s artists who challenged the “truth to image” photographic genre. The David Levinthal exhibition at the George Eastman House will be highlighted in this class with an opportunity to visit the exhibition on Thursday, November 1 at 6 pm to hear Mr. Levinthal discuss his prolific career. The galleries will be open until 8 pm that evening. A museum visit will be scheduled for both programs on 10/5 and 11/1. (There is an admission fee on 11/1 at GEM for non- members). Cosponsored by Penfield Public Library


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DEAR Programs Good Golly! It’s Bolly!: Bollywood Icons

The Age of Hamilton

Nita Genova Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-C Mon Sep 17-Oct 22 1:00-2:30PM Free 4 classes (no class 10/1, 10/8) Penfield Community Center

John Schmeelk, Pam Gerace Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-G Mon Nov 19-Dec 10 1:00-2:30PM Free 4 classes Penfield Community Center

The world of Bollywood is vast so where do you begin to understand what Bollywood is? The answer lies with the Khans: Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. These three men continue enduring careers today which each started as teens and currently can boast billions of fans world-wide. Join us as we explore why these three men are still popular today.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega Broadway sensation has brought history and the Broadway musical back to life with his rap rendition of the life of Alexander Hamilton. This class will take a look at the makings of the musical, examine the lyrics of the score and the historical reference used to create it.

Pardon Me - The Life of Henry Flipper : Readers Theater

Rand Darrow Reg. No. Day 466410-D Mon 1 class

Date Sep 24

Time Fee 1:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

The life of Henry Flipper will be performed as a one man dramatic reading by Robert Djed Snead who is a storyteller, author, poet, and historical reenactor. PARDON ME written by local playwright Rand Darrow is the story of Henry Ossian Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point in 1877. He became a second lieutenant with the Buffalo Soldiers in Texas. He was court-martialed in 1882 with racial overtones, but it did not deter him from a life after the Army that was full of accomplishments.

Knitting Refresher

Joyce Bossard Reg. No. Day Date 462640-A Mon Oct 1-Dec 10 9 classes (no class on 10/8, 11/12)

Time Fee 1:00-3:00PM $18 Penfield Community Center

Need a little help getting that next project started or finished? Join the knitting circle lead by avid knitter Joyce Bossard. No experience is necessary; she will teach anyone looking to learn as well as encourage life-long knitters who want an idea or an excuse to knit. Joyce has hundreds of patterns to share as well as a relaxed funfilled atmosphere to knit in. Don’t knit but crochet? No problem, any textile hobby is welcome.

The Chamber Music of Mozart Part IV

Joan Albany Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-E Mon Oct 22-Dec 17 10:00-11:00AM Free 8 classes (no class 11/12) Penfield Community Center

Sit back and enjoy the life story and the music of the world’s most iconic musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This series provides a biographical look at his world through his letters and accounts from those who knew him and an analytical listening to the chamber music he gave to the world. These sessions can be enjoyed independently of previous sessions.

Religion in the News

Jack Kowiak Reg. No. Day 466410-F Mon 2 classes

Date Nov 5 & 19

Time Fee 11:00AM-12:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

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(Lunch is available at 12:00PM for $4) The Day the World Came to Town – Book Review

Doris Adamek Reg. No. Day 466410-H Tue 1 class

Date Sep 11

Time Fee 12:30-1:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede tells the story of that horrible day, a day we will never forget, September 11, 2001. His heart-warming book is the basis for the Broadway musical Come from Away. When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. Let us reflect on the 17th anniversary of this tragic day.

Great Churches of the World Continued

Pat Schmeelk, Sandy Wurzer Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-I Tue Sep 18-Oct 23 10:30AM-12:00PM Free 6 classes Penfield Community Center

Discover sublime masterpieces of architecture, art, and faith in this journey to the greatest Christian churches, basilicas, and cathedrals around the world. (Please note this is not the Great Cathedrals of the World. These sessions can be enjoyed independently of previous sessions.)

Cruising II

Diane Robbins Reg. No. Day 466410-J Tue 1 class

Date Sep 18

Time Fee 1:00-2:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

So much more to learn. Have questions after Cruising Part I? This will be your chance to get them answered. Plus more information on River and Expedition cruising. Suggestions on what to pack for all types of cruising. Ideas for saving money and how the cruise lines entice you to spend money. How to plan time ashore. And much more!

WE NEED YOU! COME BE A PART OF THE DEAR CREATIVE TEAM. Help us continue to add new and interesting programs to the DEAR schedule by developing and running your own class!

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DEAR Programs Trivia Tuesday

Diane Robbins Reg. No. Day 466410-K Tue 2 classes

Date Time Fee Sep 25, Nov 27 1:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

People are addicted to this fun, fact-filled game. Come with your own team (up to 6) or join other participants who have come to play.

Manor House – Reality Sets In

Sandy Wurzer Reg. No. Day 466410-L Tue 5 classes

Date Time Fee Oct 30-Nov 27 10:30AM-12:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

The next gripping reality series created by Wall to Wall productions in Great Britain which brings class to reality television. Nineteen volunteers from the modern world find that life of a grand country house in the early 20th century is plagued by all-too-familiar themes: money, power and position. Let’s discuss the ramifications and compare it to our current century using segments from the series to kick off the conversation.

History of Veterans Day

Nancy Auman Reg. No. Day 466410-M Tue 1 class

Date Nov 6

Time Fee 1:00-2:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 World War I ended with an allied victory. Since then, Armistice Day – later renamed Veterans Day – had commemorated the military who fought in American conflicts. This program surveys the 100-year history of this important honorable day.

The Art of Northern Renaissance

Rick Gough Reg. No. Day Date 466410-N Tue Oct 2-Nov 13 6 classes (no class 11/6)

Time Fee 1:00-2:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

The art of Northern Renaissance continues with the art of David and the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Hieronymus Bosch, Lucas van Leyden, Patnir, Massys, and Van Cleve. Finally we will look at Maarten van Heemkerk and Pieter Bruegel. The history lesson includes a look at internationalism and an opportunity to discuss iconoclasm, war and signs of revival. So much to explore and learn. (These sessions can be enjoyed independently of previous sessions.)

The Garden of Earthly Delight – Hieronymus Bosch the Painter with a Modern Eye Reg. No. Day 466410-MM Tue 2 classes

Date Dec 4-11

Time Fee 1:00-2:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

This sensational piece of Dutch-renaissance art has been up for debate for five hundred years. This triptych oil painting is full of strange creatures, both faun and fauna that hold symbolic representations demonstrating a vibrant, erotic and menacing commentary of the world at large. We will investigate the range of interpretations penned through- out art history and perhaps find one of our own.

WEDNESDAY Wednesday Tea Salon Reg. No. Day Wed (No tea 10/31)

Date Ongoing

Time Fee 1:00-2:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

Tea with new and old friends every Wednesday at 1:00 in the senior lounge. The first Wednesday of the month we have a book review with Kim Catalanello form the Penfield Public Library, the third Wednesday is our monthly book club discussion, and the last Wednesday of the month is an anything goes social tea. Tea is always served in china with a delectable dessert.

DEAR Open House – Fall Programs at DEAR - Lunch/Lecture Reg. No. 466410-Z

Day Wed

Date Sep 5

Time 12:00-2:30PM

Fee Lunch $6

This lunch lecture will kick off the DEAR fall session with an overview of the many programs, classes and lectures we are having this semester. While enjoying a sit-down lunch we have invited our facilitators to present a quick ten-minute overview of the classes they are preparing for you. After lunch from 1:30 – 2:30 a meet and greet with facilitators will be scheduled in the community room. Roam from table to table to hear first- hand what our instructors have planned. Lunch/lecture 12:00-1:30PM. Fee for lunch is $6.00 – lecture is free. You do not have to purchase lunch to attend the lecture. Early registration begins 8/20.

Marvels and Myths of Rochester – Tea with D

Donovan Shilling Reg. No. Day 466410-O Wed 466410-P Wed 466410-Q Wed 1 class

Date Oct 10 Nov 14 Dec 12

Time Fee 2:00-3:00PM Free 2:00-3:00PM Free 2:00-3:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

Join us for Tea with D the second Wednesday of the month for a PowerPoint presentation specifically drawn from Rochester history. Donovan Shilling is a local author who writes about local people, places, and things. He has an extensive collection of Rochester memorabilia and often brings artifacts with him, offering not only a unique presentation but also a portable museum. Registration is required for this program as we do serve refreshments, and there may be unforeseen cancellations. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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DEAR Programs Mid-Century Meals: A Cooking and Eating Demo

Pam Gerace Reg. No. Day 466410-01 Wed 466410-02 Wed 466410-03 Wed 1 class

Classics of British Literature – 19th Century

William Haley Reg. No. Day 466410-R Wed & Fri 6 classes

Date Sep 12 *Sep 21 Oct 10 & 19 Dec 5 & 14

Time Fee 11:30AM-1:00PM & 1:00-2:30PM 11:30AM-1:00PM 11:30AM-1:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

This session of British Literature will explore the work of the most famous authors of the 19th century. Read along as we look at the arrival of the gothic fiction of Jane Austen, the gothic fantasy of Mary Shelley and the social mission of Charles Dickens. To participate in the discussion which follows the video lecture, please read the assigned works: Sept—Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Oct—Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey Dec—Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, or David Copperfield *Please note the different time on 9/21

Date Oct 3 Dec 12 Dec 19

Time Fee 12:00-1:30PM $10 12:00-1:30PM $10 12:00-1:30PM $10 Penfield Community Center

How about those vintage recipes from the ‘50s and ‘60s, huh? Luau Lulu, frankfurter salad, potato salad rolls, spaghetti subs, bologna and prune sandwiches? Some of the most unusual combinations of food and flavors exploded on the American diet. Do you have an adventurist palette? Pam and company will prepare some of the more appetizing special mid-century recipes for participants to eat and enjoy. Storytelling, music, cooking tips, and presentation ideas will be shared as well as a copy of all the recipes. Demo and lunch will be held in the kitchen, space is limited so register early. Be warned: this is not for the picky eater!

Russian Folklore Reader’s Theater – Divina’s Stone and Savina’s Ring by Rand Darrow

Rand Darrow Reg. No. Day 466410-U Wed 2 classes

Date Time Fee Oct 17 & Nov 21 1:00 PM Free Penfield Community Center

This unique artistic endeavor employs original storytelling at its best. Mr. Darrow uses, paintings, slides, actors and papier-mâché sculptures to bring his Russian folklores to life.

The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

John Schmeelk Reg. No. Day 466410-S Wed 6 classes

Date Time Fee Sep 19-Oct 24 10:00-11:30AM Free Penfield Community Center

This will be an informative class that will study the mysterious and little understood people of central Asia. They have a long and little known history that has intruded on China, India, the Middle East, as well as Europe. Many myths have evolved in the western mind about these people and yet we have only a foggy notion of their origin, contributions and impacts. Join us on the first of three sessions that will enlighten all.

The Merchant House Museum: Miracle on Fourth Street Reg. No. 466410-T 2 classes

Day Wed

Date Sep 19-26

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Volunteer to drive Penfield & Brighton seniors to their medical appointments, religious services & Town Community Centers Drive at your convenience - any availability is greatly appreciated

Call 340-8674

Time Fee 11:30AM-12:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

One hundred and eighty-four years ago, Joseph Brewster built a brick and marble row house on Fourth Street in what was then a quiet, exclusive suburb of New York City. In 1835, just three years later, the house was purchased by a prosperous hardware merchant, Seabury Tredwell, and the Tredwell family continued to live in the house for almost 100 years. Today, miraculously, that merchant’s house still stands. It has been open to the public as a museum since 1936. This two day program will introduce you to the history past and present of this miracle museum. 36

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DEAR Programs The Life of Patrick Henry Joe Meli Reg. No. Day 466410-WW Wed 1 class

Date Dec 12

Time Fee 10:30AM-12:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

Virginia lawyer and politician Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was one of the leading figures of the American Revolutionary period. An outspoken opponent of the Stamp and Townshend Acts levied by England, he stirred the seeds of discord with his famous Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death speech to the Virginia Assembly in 1775. Retired history teacher Joe Meli will give an oral history presentation on this founding father. Please note Joe does not use PowerPoint visuals but his passion and knowledge for his topics entertain and educate listeners.

Ghostly Encounters: True Ghost Stories Reg. No. 466410-Y 1 class

Day Wed

Date Oct 31

Have you had a close encounter with a spirit? This is for anyone who has a personal ghost story to share. Be a part of the discussion: Are ghosts real? Do they exist? If you are a believer stop by and tell us why.

The Unusual World of Edward Gorey – A Halloween Icon Reg. No. 466410-X 1 class

Day Wed

Date Oct 31

Time Fee 1:00-2:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

Edward Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) is the creator of over a hundred self-authored and illustrated works like The Doubtful Guest and the Gashlycrumb Tinies. His books may be found in the humor and cartoon sections of major bookstores, but books such as The Object Lesson have earned serious critical respect as works of surrealist art. His style mirrors the nonsense world of Lewis Carol, inventing clever anagrams and gobblygook rhymes. Gorey led an unusual life, an avid garage-sale shopper and collector of all things strange and unusual, his home in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts has become a very unique museum, honoring his collections, his work and his extraordinary talents. Spend this Halloween as we introduce you to one of the nation’s most prolific and unusual artists of the 20th century.

First Couples of the U.S.

John Schmeelk Reg. No. Day 466410-V Wed 4 classes

Date Nov 7-28


Time Fee 2:30-3:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

City of Light Book Club Reg. No. Day 466410-04 Thu, Fri

Date Time Sep 6, 21 & 27 11:00AM-12:00PM

Fee Free

Our book club will meet to discuss the exciting story set in Buffalo NY. Participants will read part 1 for 9/6 and then discuss the second half on 9/21, with a final discussion on 9/27. Each meeting we will bring in supporting material to add to the discussion. At the end of the month on 9/28 a City of Light Tour will be offered to see all of the historic locations described in Lauren Belfar’s bestselling book. See page 41 for details. The Story: The year is 1901. Buffalo, New York, is poised for glory. With its booming industry and newly electrified streets, Buffalo is a model for the century just beginning. Louisa Barrett has made this dazzling city her home. Headmistress of Buffalo’s most prestigious school, Louisa is at ease in a world of men, protected by the titans of her city. But nothing prepares her for a startling discovery: evidence of a murder tied to the city’s cathedral-like power plant at nearby Niagara Falls. This shocking crime—followed by another mysterious death—will ignite an explosive chain of events. For in this city of seething intrigue and dazzling progress, a battle rages among politicians, power brokers, and industrialists for control of Niagara. And one extraordinary woman in their midst must protect a dark secret that implicates them all.

Time Fee 10:00-11:30AM Free Penfield Community Center

After a study of the three women who set the mold for presidential couples, we will explore couples that worked well together and those that were made of very divergent types. Looks into the relationships of selected first couples should prove to be a way of looking at U.S. history that has rarely been done.

Irish Identity

Moira Fallon Reg. No. Day 466410-W Wed 3 classes

Date Nov 7-21

Time Fee 11:45AM-1:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

Trace the legendary history of Ireland from the ancient Celts, through the Middle Ages, the Vikings to Cromwell, and into the Celtic Revival of the 19th century. Irish language, sports, arts, literature, politics, and culture all form the basis of the current day Irish Identity. This will be an ongoing series. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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DEAR Programs The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy Genesee Valley Physical Therapy Balance and Falls Reg. No. Day Date 466410-05 Thu Sep 6 1 class

Time Fee 10:00-11:00AM Free Penfield Community Center

We’ll review fall prevention techniques, how to make home safer to reduce risk of falls, how to navigate the community safely, how to evaluate where your balance is limited, and common exercises to improve balance. Core Strength Reg. No. Day 466410-06 Thu 1 class

Date Nov 8

Time Fee 10:00-11:00AM Free Penfield Community Center

What is your “core”? How are your core and back connected? What is the best way to improve core strength and endurance? We’ll review commonly asked questions about your core muscles and what should be performed as part of an exercise routine (in a chair, in a bed, and even in the water!)

Things Discovered by Accident

Diane Robbins Reg. No. Day 466410-07 Thu 1 class

Date Sep 13

Time Fee 10:00-11:00AM Free Penfield Community Center

Most of us know about penicillin being discovered by accident. Find out what other accidental discoveries have affected our daily lives.

City of light Day Tour See Buffalo through the eyes of author Lauren Belfar's novel The City of Light, set in Buffalo at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Where Art Thou Women? - History Sleuths

History Sleuth Team Reg. No. Day 466410-08 Thu 9 classes

Date Sep 13-Nov 8

Time Fee 1:45-3:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

So little attention is given to female artists, and female subjects in art. This History Sleuth presentation will be a beautifully illustrated exploration from the Renaissance to the present day world, showcasing women artists and their challenging and provocative work. The chosen research subjects include Sonia Delaunay, Gwen Joh, Rosa Bonhauer, Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Kalo, Georgia O’Keefe and many more.

Finding the Evidence Forensic Science Continued

Rosemary Irwin Reg. No. Day 466410-09 Thu 6 classes

Date Time Fee Sep 20-Oct 25 10:00-11:00AM Free Penfield Community Center

The final six lectures of the Forensic Science series. An introduction to the principles of forensic science and a look at some case studies that will give you a new appreciation for law enforcement, which in recent decades has seen a revolution in its ability to determine who committed a crime, how it was done, and often, why. These sessions can be enjoyed independently of previous sessions.

Threats from Space: NEOs and PHOs

Jim Rienhardt, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-15 Thu Nov 15 11:00AM-12:30PM Free 1 class Penfield Community Center

In June of 2018, The United States National Science and Technology Council issued the NATIONAL NEAR-EARTH OBJECT PREPAREDNESS STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN. NEOs, Near Earth Objects, and PHOs, Potential Hazardous Objects, are asteroids, meteoroids and comets. Learn about these objects, the potential hazards, and what is being done to mitigate threats. Impact crater samples on loan from the Planetary Science Institute and Jim’s personal meteorite samples will be available to view.

Friday September 28th   Trip includes Round trip transportation from PCC Personal tour guide of historic sites described in book Admissions Lunch at one of Buffalo's historic restaurants Refreshments $90 Vans leave Penfield Community Center at 8:30 AM Return approximately 6:30 PM


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Jack Kowiak Reg. No. Day 464010-05 Thu 464010-06 Thu

Date Sep 27 Sep 27

Time Lunch 11:45AM Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

Anyone with an old record collection can tell you that singing styles have changed over the years. The crooners of the ‘40s sound quite different than contemporary singers today. Those same crooners don’t resemble the singing styles of operetta earlier in the century or earlier baroque or renaissance styles. This talk will look at some of the mechanics of singing and how and why singing styles have changed over the years.

Who Really Killed JFK

Martin Molinari Reg. No. Day 464010-07 Thu 464010-08 Thu

George Eastman Museum – A Legacy to Rochester

Time Lunch 11:45AM Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

Leonardo da Vinci – Transcending Time Date Sep 20 Sep 20

Time Lunch 11:45AM Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

The 15th century of Leonardo and Columbus and Gutenberg was a time of invention, exploration, and the spread of knowledge and new technologies. “In short,” as Walter Isaacson noted, “it was a time like our own.” In 2015, RMSC hosted the “Genius on Display” exhibition, featuring the incredible achievements of Leonardo da Vinci. Two years later, Walter Isaacson released his biography, focusing on the how and why of da Vinci’s achievements. You have heard about Leonardo da Vinci all of your life, but what he did in his short lifetime still influences us. Come listen to and discuss this amazing man and how he’s transformed the world to this day. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Fee $6 Free

New York Museum of Transportation

(Early registration for both resident and non-residents will begin on August 20) Did you realize that right in our own backyard, we have a world class museum? Come hear what the oldest museum of photography & cinema has to offer. Did you know that the George Eastman Museum is four museums in one? Come to this Thursday lunch lecture with GEM docent Pam O’Brien to explore this Museum of Photography, Cinema, Mansion & Gardens. Throughout the year GEM holds special programs that include Eastman Entertains, the Dutch Connection, Holidays at GEM - Gingerbread House Displays, Garden Vibes, Sunday Musicales, Historic Process Workshops, visiting artist talks and more! Come to the talk and see what you might be missing. Rosemary Irwin Reg. No. Day 464010-03 Thu 464010-04 Thu

Time Lunch 11:45AM Lecture 12:30PM

Back by popular demand. One of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Arguably, an even greater crime was the subsequent investigation and cover-up of that assassination. Now five decades later Churchville resident Marty Molinari follows the trails of evidence disclosed since the Warren Commission Report was released. He will present an analysis of these details and subsequent testimony of witnesses over these decades.

THURSDAY LECTURE SERIES Pam O’Brien, Docent GEM Reg. No. Day Date 464010-01 Thu Sep 13 464010-02 Thu Sep 13

Date Oct 11 Oct 11

Jim Dierks, New York Museum of Transportation Reg. No. Day Date Time 464010-09 Thu Oct 18 Lunch 11:45AM 464010-10 Thu Oct 18 Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

The New York Museum of Transportation is a unique resource providing a wealth of historical information and hours of delight and education for visitors of all ages. Through the historic vehicles and photographs, trolley rides and track car rides and model railroad displays, research library and gift shop, the museum’s dedicated volunteers honor our area’s transportation history, bringing it to life for today’s visitors and preserving it for the future. Join Jim Dierks from the NYMT as he shares their mission, history and artifacts.

Hamlin Beach State Park and the CCC/POW Camp

Ed Evans Reg. No. Day 464010-11 Thu 464010-12 Thu

Date Oct 25 Oct 25

Time Lunch 11:45AM Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

The CCC camp was opened in 1935 and housed young men who worked during the Great Depression to build Hamlin Beach State Park. Between 1944 and 1945 a German WWII POW camp was established where German prisoners worked on farms and in canning factories in the surrounding area. All buildings were removed from the site sometime after the closing of the POW camp, although many artifacts remain and are highlighted on the new history tour trail made possible by the countless volunteer hours from the Friends of Hamlin Beach State Park. Ed Evans is a member of the FHBSP and is one of the leaders of this ambitious project. He will present a history of the site as well as share information about the historic trail. Fall 2018


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Pearl Harbor 77th Anniversary

Rosemary Irwin Reg. No. Day 464010-13 Thu 464010-14 Thu

Date Nov 1 Nov 1

Time Lunch 11:45AM Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

Twenty years ago, Tom Brokaw utilized his talents and connections to write a history of the American’s who fought World War II in The Greatest Generation. One year later, he published a plethora of letters and cards from families who had learned from the book not just America’s history, but their own. This year brings the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which brought the US into World War II. Come to hear a few stories from these books and to relive and retell and share stories of our own.

Remembering the Battle of the Bulge

Jack Foy Reg. No. Day 464010-15 Thu 464010-16 Thu

Date Nov 8 Nov 8

Time Lunch 11:45AM Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

History on the Silver Screen

Jack Kowiak Reg. No. Day 466410-10 Fri 3 classes

Date Sep 7-21

Time Fee 10:00AM-12:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

Sit back, enjoy a feature film, have some popcorn, and learn a little religious history along the way. Three new movies have been selected for this session. Each film will be accompanied by a short lecture on the religious history topics portrayed in the film.

Brain Work II – The Memory Game

France McCloskey Reg. No. Day Date 466410-11 Fri Oct 5-Nov 9 5 classes (no class 11/2)

Time Fee 1:30-2:30PM Free Penfield Community Center

Jack Foy is the founder of the local Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge group. Among the many battles that he fought, the Battle of the Bulge, which lasted from Dec. 16, 1944, through Jan. 25, 1945 is the one that changed him forever. The Battle of the Bulge would end with more than 75,000 American casualties. The battle was one of Foy’s hardest to fight, but it was the concentration camps that his company liberated after the battle that would inspire him to tell his story.

How do you keep your brain young? Brain Work II provides opportunities for participants to learn and practice how to take and apply brain science information for improving and enhancing memory. Come learn about the many types of memory, engage in fun activities to learn various memory strategies, and explore some of the new brain science research on defining and improving memory. We are thrilled to welcome facilitator France McCloskey. France has a BA in Cognitive Science/Psychology, and a MA in Adult Learning.

Inside the White House

Understanding Great Art

Jon Allen Commander, US Coast Guard (Retired) Reg. No. Day Date Time 464010-17 Thu Nov 15 Lunch 11:45AM 464010-18 Thu Nov 15 Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

Retired US Coast Guard Commander Jon Allen will share his experiences serving as a military Social Aide to the President of the United States from 1989-1992.

Buffalo Soldiers

The Buffalo Soldiers Presentation Team Reg. No. Day Date Time 464010-19 Thu Nov 29 Lunch 11:45 AM 464010-20 Thu Nov 29 Lecture 12:30

Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-12 Fri Oct 12-Dec 21 11:00AM-12:30PM Free 8 classes (no class 10/19, 12/14) Penfield Community Center

This is an opportunity to reflect on the many elements of art and the progression of style and subject matter. Participants will see how the use of line, color, composition, has evolved and how looking at art can reflect social, economic and political environments of the day.

Fee $6 Free

The Buffalo Soldiers Presentation Team, which is part of the Pennington-Moye Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9251, will give an overview of the history of African-American soldiers after the Civil War. The name “Buffalo Soldiers” was given by Native Americans on the Western Plains. The Team will talk about the uniforms worn and equipment used by the soldiers and will also discuss how the Soldiers communicated in the 1800’s. They will bring various artifacts for the presentation.

On Pins and Needles—A Christmas Tale

Carole Young, Mary Lynn Miraglia Reg. No. Day Date 464010-21 Thu Dec 6 464010-22 Thu Dec 6

Time Lunch 11:45AM Lecture 12:30PM

Fee $6 Free

This charming Christmas story is written by local author Carole Young and illustrator Mary Lynn Miraglia. Join them as they walk you through the process of writing, illustrating and then publishing. From formatting, to scene selections to re-writes and selling on Amazon, this talk will be a fascinating look at writing books for children. 40

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NEW! VAN TOURS FOR THE CURIOUS MIND Join us for one of these historic van tours to exciting locations not so far away. Lunch will be part of the curious adventure as well as an unplanned surprise here and there. Don’t wait to register as much planning and organization goes into our selected journeys.

Valentown Museum

Truth Hunters

Nels Carman Reg. No. Day Date 466410-13 Fri Nov 2-30 4 classes (no class 11/23)

Time Fee 12:30-2:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

Award winning film maker and TV journalist Linda Moulton Howe’s has spent her life investigating alien activity. Her show Truth Hunters explores the many theories, evidence of visitation and possible government cover ups. Join Nels Carman for one of his favorite topics and discuss some of Howe’s current ideas and research.

Food Glorious Food – Food History Reg. No. Day 466410-14 Fri 3 classes

Date Dec 7-21

Time Fee 1:00-2:00PM Free Penfield Community Center

We will continue to take a look at the history of food. This session presentations will include late 19th century food production on a global scale, immigrant cuisines, and World War I, nutrition and the Great Depression. A very interesting look at the evolution of everyday food. This class will include a half hour DVD lecture, a food tasting and discussions. Space is limited, please register early.


Date Oct 12

Time Fee 5:00PM $20 Penfield Community Center

The latest craze across the country, enjoying a meal and a film all at the same time. This special event will feature appetizers, dinner and desert all in the theme of whatever the film might be. Call the Recreation Dept. for film title. Registration is required.

Rocky Mountain Holiday Luncheon Featuring Wayne Fox and the Life and Music of John Denver

Day Date Thu Dec 13

Time 12:00-3:00PM

Fee $15

A special afternoon luncheon and performance. We are bringing the world of John Denver to Penfield as Wayne Fox shares Denver’s life story and performs his music in this after-lunch presentation. Tickets can be purchased at the Penfield Recreation Dept. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Day Fri

Date Sep 14

Time 10:15AM-2:30PM

Fee $15

Valentown Museum (originally called Valentown Hall) is on the National Historic Register, and is just one in a cluster of historic 19th century buildings at 14-acre Valentown Square, off Rt. 96 across from Eastview Mall in Victor, New York. The landmark building is a rare example of 19th century architecture and has remained almost unaltered since its original construction. In 1879, Levi and Alanson Valentine constructed the 4-story shopping plaza and community center (complete with underground parking!) on a busy crossroads homestead owned by their grandfather, Ichabod Town, hoping the property would be a stop on the Pittsburgh, Shawmut, and Northern Railroad. The inside remains much as it was when originally built: a general store, meeting room, bakery, harness shop, cobbler’s shop, music school, display cases filled with early flags and military items, a Grange meeting room, railroad/trolley/telegraph office, ticket office and Grand Ballroom. Valentown is an intriguing Historical Museum containing literally thousands of artifacts, objects and heirlooms that represent the local 19th century history of Victor and Rochester, New York. This guided tour is not to be missed. Our docent, Kathryn White, is one of the foremost experts on the building and grounds and one of the museums most passionate supporters. The fee includes admission to museum. Lunch is not included.

Buffalo City of Light Tour

Dinner and a Movie Reg. No. 462622-A 

Reg. No. 469410-A

Reg. No. 469410-B

Day Fri

Date Sep 28

Time 9:00AM-6:00PM

Fee $90

The year is 1901. Buffalo, New York, is poised for glory. With its booming industry and newly electrified streets, Buffalo is a model for the century just beginning. This day long excursion with tour guide Moira Fallon will explore the turn of the century Buffalo as described in the novel City of Light by Lauren Belfer. Belfer’s rich language and attention to historical detail brings this magnificent city to life in a dazzling portrait of history, mystery, romance and political competitions. We will visit sites well-defined in her book and learn about Buffalo’s significant importance in American expansion. The trip includes transportation, lunch, admissions and tour guide. Snacks and refreshments provided throughout the day. Early registration begins 8/20. “City of Light is one of our favorite reads. Join our City of Light reading group 9/7-27 at 2:30 PM to get a complete perspective of the City of Light tour. Fall 2018


DEAR Programs New York Museum of Transportation Reg. No. 469410-C

Day Fri

Date Oct 26

Time 10:15AM-2:30PM

Fee $18

A 20-minute ride on the only electric trolley operation in New York State, and a guided tour through the museum with trolley cars, a steam locomotive, fire truck and a model railroad. We will have lunch on own after our tour at Cracker Barrel and then a casual ride home on the back roads to enjoy ice cream and fall colors. Fee includes admission to museum.

GENERAL INFO. & EVENTS FOR ADULTS 55+ Games for the Brain / Lunch

Exercise your mind, meet new people every Tuesday! Stop by the community room every Tuesday around 9:30 AM to enjoy a cup of coffee and a variety of spirited games. Stop by and join a table or start a new game on your own. There is always complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate, and if you stay long enough (most do), a homemade sit down lunch is served at noon for only $4.00.

Tuesday Lunch

Every Tuesday, lunch is available at Penfield Community Center for only $4.00. This is not an ordinary lunch. The menus are carefully selected, cooked on the premises that day and use the freshest ingredients. Lunch tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance as we shop the morning of the lunch. Menus for “Tuesday Lunch” are available at the Community Center and on-line at Sample lunch: Grilled Chicken Provolone, with pesto, sundried tomato spread topped with baby spinach, blueberry cucumber salad; Individual pizzas topped with smoked mozzarella, roasted vegetables, warm pasta bruschetta salad with balsamic glaze, fresh basil, marinated pork tenderloin sandwich on French bread topped with a crunchy Asian coleslaw, mustard chive sauce. (Lunches must be ordered 24 hours in advance.)

Bridge on Thursdays

Contact Andrew at the rec. dept. at 340-8660 if you are interested in playing Bridge on Thursday mornings at Penfield Community Center.

Nels Carman Big Band Night

The first Tuesday of each month the Penfield Rotary Band will play two hours of your favorite big band sounds for dancing and listening. Tuesdays, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6 & Dec 4 7:30 - 9:30 PM Penfield Community Center $2.00 - Pay at the door


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 information call 325-2800. An Eldersource case worker will be at the Penfield Community Center the last Tuesday of every month. 42

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Daytime Education at Recreation welcomes RIT’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on Fridays at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. Membership to Osher is required to attend these classes. See below for details of how you can attend! Are you already an Osher student? Register as usual using the Osher protocol. The location for the classes below will be at the Penfield Community Center and not the Henrietta campus. Not a member of Osher but would like to attend one of the classes below? Register as an Associate member for $30 by calling (585) 292-8989 for a membership form. Your membership entitles you to register for the classes offered on Fridays at the Penfield Community Center on the dates specified, as well as an invitation to attend any of the Thursday lectures at the Henrietta Osher site. (The Associate membership does not extend to the classes at the Henrietta campus, only the lecture series). Associate members cannot register through the recreation department or online. The courses in this pilot program are not free and are open to Full and Associate Osher members.

The History of New Netherland and the Colony of New York

COURSE LEADER: Tom Lathrop Course Type Day Lecture Fri 5 weeks

Date Sept 21-Oct 19

Time 9:30-11:00AM

The colony of New York had a large influence on what America would become in the Nineteenth Century, arguably as much as either Massachusetts or Virginia. This course will examine the history of the Dutch colony of New Netherland, and the British colony of New York.

Picasso: A to Z

COURSE LEADER: Nancy McAfee Course Type Day Audio/Visual, Lecture Fri 5 weeks (no class on Nov 23)

Date Oct 26-Nov 30

Time 9:30-11:00AM

What made Picasso such a towering figure in art history? We will look at his life, paintings, sculpture, friends, mistresses, and wives to study his genius.

The Namesake: An In-Depth Look

COURSE LEADER: Nita Genova Course Type Day Audio/Visual, Fri Discussion, Reading 5 weeks (no class on Nov 23)

Date Sept 21-Nov 30

Time 9:30-11:00AM

Cultural assimilation is difficult, and no one better depicts its intricacies than Jhumpa Lahiri. Her first novel, The Namesake, was expertly translated to film by the Oscar-nominated director Mira Nair. How does the film differ from the novel? How does Gogol’s The Overcoat integrate into the story? Why does Dostoyevski say, “We all come out from Gogol’s ‘Overcoat?’” We will tackle these questions and more in this course! REQUIRED TEXTS: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri ISBN 9780002259019; a free PDF will be provided for The Overcoat. Penfield Recreation |

penfield public library REGISTRATION FOR PENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES Registration for storytime begins Thursday, September 6 for Penfield town or school district residents. Register in person or by telephone at 340-8720. *Please note: due to the volume of calls the first day of registration, we may experience phone difficulties. If possible, it’s best to stop by the library early September 6 to register. All others may register Thursday, September 13. (Online registration for storytime is not available)


REGISTRATION: Penfield town or school district residents are able to register first, then all others may register one week later *This program is sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. (Online Registration is available)


Thursday, September 27, 6:45 – 7:30 pm For children in grades 3-5, w/parent

A nine-week session of stories, songs, and finger plays for infants to pre-walkers will run September 21 – December 7, 2018. (*No storytimes, October 26, November 9 & 23. Siblings welcome.)

Join us for a new session of our book club! This year we will be reading popular children books selected by you! However, for the September meeting, please read The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts! Lead by our children’s librarian, Jennifer Caccavale, the group will meet monthly. Registration is not required. Our next book group is Thursday, October 25.




Fridays; 10:00 – 10:30 am

Fridays; 11:30 – 12:30 pm

A special weekly class for children 12-23 months old and their parents/ caregivers will run September 21 – December 7, 2018. Enjoy some playtime & socialization with your child through stories, songs and rhymes that stimulate your child’s growing mind! (*No storytimes, November 9 & 23. Siblings welcome.)


Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays; 9:40 – 10:05 am

A weekly session of stories, songs, and finger plays for children age 2 will run from September 24- December 5, 2018. Parent or caregiver must attend with the child. (* No storytimes on Mondays, October 8 & November 12; Tuesday October 9; or Wednesday, November 21. Siblings welcome.)


Mondays or Thursdays ; 10:30 – 11:00 am or Tuesdays ; 11:00 – 11:30 am

A weekly storytime session of stories, songs, and finger plays for preschoolers 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to attend without a parent/caregiver. This session will begin Monday September 17, 2018 – April 2019. (* No storytimes on Mondays, October 8 & November 12; Tuesdays, October 9 & November 6 and Thursday, November 22.)

EVENING PRESCHOOL Tuesdays; 6:45 – 7:15 pm

A weekly storytime session of stories, songs, and finger plays for preschoolers 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to attend without a parent/caregiver. This session will begin Tuesday, September 25 – April 2019. (* No storytime on Tuesday, November 20.) *We reserve the right to cancel a storytime if fewer than 10 children register for it. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day, no school K-12); 10:30 – 11:15 am

For children ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult Register: Residents 9/24 • Others 10/1

NATIONAL PIZZA MONTH CELEBRATION Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day, no school K-12); 1:00 – 2:30 pm; For children in grades 1-5 Register: Residents 9/24 • Others 10/1


Saturday, November 10; 11:00 - 11:45 am For ages 3 - 10, w/adult

Register: Residents 10/26 • Others 11/2


Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed, no school); 10:30 – 11:30 am For children ages 3 and up, and their families Drop- In, No Advance Registration (Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult)


Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed, no school); 2:00 – 3:15 pm For children ages 6-11

Register: Residents 10/29 • Others 11/5


Thursday, November 15; 4:30 – 5:30 pm For children in grades K-4 Register: 11/1

PADDINGTON BEAR IS COMING TO THE LIBRARY! Saturday, November 3 11:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:45 – 2:45 pm For ages 3-8, w/adult

Children under age 3 are welcome to come meet Paddington, but will be unable to attend the program. Register: Residents 10/19 • Others 10/26

Tuesday, October 9 (Conference Day, no school K-12); 10:30 – 11:45 am For children ages 6-11

You can also meet Paddington Friday, November 2, 4:00– 5:00 pm Children of all ages welcome! Child must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.


GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Parent & Child Workshop


Register: Residents 9/25 • Others 10/2

Thursday, October 18; 4:30 – 5:30 pm For children in grades K-4 Register: 10/4

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SNACKS Saturday, October 20; 10:30 – 11:30 am For children in grades 1-5

Register: Residents 10/5 • Others 10/12


Mondays, October 22, November 5 & 19; 2:00 – 2:45 pm; For children ages 3-5, who are able to attend without a parent/caregiver

Register separately for each class, Register: Residents 10/8 • Others 10/15


Saturday, October 27; 2:00 – 3:00 pm For families with children ages 3 and up

Register: Residents 10/12 • Others 10/19

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 for staff development. We hope you have a great day reading! - Ms. Caccavale & Mrs. Carpenter

Saturday, December 8 10:30 am – 12:15 pm OR 2:00 – 3:45 pm For children in grades 1-5, w/adult

Register: Residents 11/23 • Others 11/30


Thursday, December 13; 4:30 – 5:30 pm For children in grades K-4 Register: 11/29


Thursday, December 27; 2:00 – 3:15 pm For children ages 6-11 yrs. old

Register: Residents 12/13 • Others 12/20


Friday, December 28; 2:00 – 3:30 pm For children in grades K-5

Register: Residents 12/14 • Others 12/21

NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY GAME DAY Monday, December 31; 2:00 – 3:00 pm For ages 4 and up, w/adult

(Children under 4 will be unable to attend) Register: Residents 12/17 • Others 12/21 Fall 2018


Scenic Treks

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 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 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.

C.H. Philbrick Park – History Hike Saturday, September 8 • 9:00-11:00am

Harris Whalen Park Trail: Access from park across from

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!

Honey Creek Trail: West end of Motts Ln. off Five Mile Line Rd.,

Lucien Morin Park Saturday, October 13 • 10:00am-12:00pm The guided hike at this Monroe County park will be primarily through the heavily wooded area along Irondequoit Creek. It will traverse the slopes and ravines as well as some of the creek banks. Away from the creek you will see elements of the Old Rifle Range, the location of the clubhouse, the restored gazebo and the shooting range pits. This diversified hike will also have overlooks of Irondequoit Creek, wetlands, and meadows. You will stop at the narrows and observe and learn about the low-flow barrier. You may also see the autumn colors creeping into the woods. Meet at Empire Blvd. at the south end of Irondequoit Bay. There is a Monroe County Parks sign and driveway entrance just east of MacGregor’s Grill & Tap Room. Park in graveled area. Look for the hike signs!

Webster 4 Mile Creek Preserve Saturday, November 10 • 10:00am-12:00pm Join us for retreating trail. Meander through deep woods pockets along the twisting water course glens winding toward Lake Ontario. Meet in parking lot at south east corner of Phillips & Lake Roads. Look for the hike signs!

Thousand Acre Swamp Saturday, December 8 • 10:00am-12:00pm 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. Meet at the rear of Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance building on Jackson Rd. Look for the hike signs! ** 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. 44

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Wegmans entrance on Rt. 441. Trail head and parking near water tower at top of hill. opposite GrandeVie Senior Living Community.

Irondequoit Creek Panorama Plaza Trail: Behind Tops Market

at Panorama Plaza. Look for trail head 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: Begins at the south end of the park at Five Mile Line Road.

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 Penfield Town Hall. 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.

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 |

Town Parks

Town Parks

All Town of Penfield Parks are handicapped 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 on-line at Permit acceptance for the year 2019 begins December 5 at 10:00am on-line and in-person. Check our website for more information on new lodge rates and hours for 2019. Drinking of alcohol is allowed in Town picnic areas only with a permit. No amplified music allowed. For more info., call the recreation office at 340-8655 x0.

R = Penfield resident, NR = non-resident

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, seasonal public restrooms, green areas, handicapped fishing access, kiosk & hiking trail along Irondequoit Creek.

Channing H. Philbrick Park Open Shelter seats 50; max. 70

GREENWOOD PARK Scribner and Embury Roads. Seasonal park - ball diamond, tennis/pickleball & basketball courts, playground, green areas.

Harris Whalen Park Open Shelter seats 80; max. 100

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.

Fee: $22 (R) / $33 (NR) • Available: May 1 - Oct. 30

Fee: $33 (R) / $44 (NR) • Available: May 1 - Oct. 30 (Closed 6/30, 7/1)

Enclosed Lodge seats 90; max. 90

Weekdays (M-Th) - $110 (R) / $165 (NR) Weekends (F-Su) - $165 (R) / $220 (NR) [Exception: 11/22-11/25 - $220 (R) / $275 (NR)]

Available Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (Closed: M-F 6/25-8/3, 6/30-7/1, 11/5-11/6, 12/25)

Veterans Memorial Park Open Shelter seats 60; max. 80

Fee: $22 (R) / $33 (NR) Available: May 1 - Oct. 30

Enclosed Dolomite Lodge* seats 90; max. 90

Weekdays (M-Th) - $165 (R) / $275 (NR) Weekends (F-Su) - $220 (R) / $330 (NR) [Exception: 11/22-11/25 - $275 (R) / $385 (NR)] *Does not include gazebo rental

Available Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (Closed: 11/5, 11/6, 12/25)

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

HERITAGE PARK Four Corners (Five Mile Line Road and Rt. 441) between Fire Hall and Baptist Church. 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.

All reservations are through the Penfield Recreation Department. Please contact us at 340-8655 x0 for more information and reservation procedures.

SCHAUFELBERGER PARK This decorative park sits in the

Coming Soon! Box Turf Field

SHERWOOD FIELDS PARK 2514 Penfield Rd. (located east of

60’ x 120’ artificial turf field with 4’ board panels around entire field. Field will be installed in Rothfuss Park this Spring! Box field is made possible by funds from Senator Rich Funke.

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. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

heart of Penfield’s Historic Four Corners.

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 (5/1-10/30), 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 Fall 2018


REFERENCE NUMBERS AND INFORMATION Bri-Pen Senior Rides 340-8674 Bushido Kai Judo Club • 265-1234

Monroe County Parks 753-PARK(7275)

Penfield Art Association

Penfield Business Chamber 348-8360

Penfield Cub/Boy Scouts 244-4210

Penfield Girl Scouts Millwheel Unit • 248-8559

Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf 234-0799

Penfield Little League 377-1854

Penfield Players • 340-8655

Penfield Pops Community Band • 385-1392

Penfield Public Library • 340-8720

Penfield Rangers Soccer Club

Registration Information

Registration Begins September 5 MAIL IN/DROP OFF/FAX/SCAN 1. You must complete a separate registration form for each household. Be sure to fill in the course #’s on your form, and sign the waiver. We cannot process your registration if your form is incomplete or unsigned. 2. MAIL IN/DROP OFF - You may either mail in or drop off your registration. The drop-box is located next to the Recreation Office door and may be used during building hours, M-Th 8AM - 10PM, Fr 8AM - 6PM, Sa 9AM - 5PM, Su 2-5PM. The drop-box will be emptied and processed throughout the day (M-F) along with the U.S. Mail delivery. 3. FAX/SCAN - You may also fax or scan your completed registration form with a credit card payment only. Fax form to 585-340-8617 or scan and e-mail form to 4. PAYMENT - CHECKS - Make check payable to “Penfield Recreation” (unless otherwise noted). Returned check fee is $20.00. VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER - List cardholder’s name, card number and expiration date. Authorization required for Visa, MasterCard and Discover. 5. Registration begins September 5* for Penfield town and school district residents, and September 12* for non-residents (*unless otherwise noted). Registrations may be submitted prior to the registration start date, but will not be processed until then. 6. A receipt will be e-mailed or mailed to you once your registration has been processed. Please note, the receipt will say whether you have been placed in your first or second choice. If a class has filled, your check will be returned, and/or a full refund processed (see registration procedures #4 above).

ON-LINE (WEB) 1. In order to use Penfield Recreation’s on-line registration system, WebTrac, you must create an account at Click Registration, then click Need an account - click here. 2. Once the Information Form is completed and submitted to the Recreation Office, a user name and password will be issued to your household. 3. With a user name and password, you will be able to access WebTrac. Go on-line to the Penfield Recreation web site,, click on Registration, log in, select your classes, place them in your shopping cart, and “check out” using Visa, MasterCard or Discover to complete the transaction on our secured site. You can print a receipt for your records. 4. Registration begins September 5* for Penfield town and school district residents, and September 12* for non-residents (*unless otherwise noted). All programs are available for on-line registration unless otherwise noted, in which case they are mail-in/ drop-off or fax/scan registration only.

Fee/Refund/Transfer Policy (Please Read Carefully)

Penfield Strikers Soccer Club

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. (N.B.: certain courses may also be non-refundable or involve a portion of non-refundable monies.) As a courtesy, please notify the Recreation Department if you are dropping out of a class so that we may activate from a waiting list. Thank you! 3. Within one week of a program’s start date, or after a program has begun, medical (only) refunds will be granted. A doctor’s written statement must accompany your request. The refund amount is subject to a $10.00 processing fee and will be pro-rated based upon the date of your notification to the Recreation Office, not the date of your injury/illness. 4. If refund is more than 180 days from initial registration date and it was paid by credit card, refund will be issued by check only. 5. Absolutely no refunds after a program has ended. Transfers: You may transfer up to one week prior to the start of class. No transfers once a class has begun.

Penfield Symphony Orchestra 872-0774

Penfield Youth Basketball asp?url=pybhoops • 377-4919

Penfield Youth Football & Cheer

Penfield Youth Lacrosse Club

Sea Dragons Swim Club SportsNet (rec/sports for people with disabilities) 334-6000x1120

Thousand Acre Swamp 586-8030 x 7934

Youth Wrestling 750-8337


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These policies apply to ALL Recreation Programs.

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.

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

Penfield Recreation - Be Active, Be Well, Enjoy Life!Fall 2018

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This booklet is published by the Penfield Town Board. Town Supervisor: Tony LaFountain Board Members: Linda Kohl, Paula Metzler, Andy Moore, Rob Quinn

y l i m Fa n u F n e e w o l l a H Friday, October 19th 6:00 - 8:00 pm Penfield Community Center Games, Trick-or-Treat, Hayrides, Crafts and More! Free fun for all ages! Special thanks to Woody Acres and Rothfuss family farmers for their generous contributions to this event!


Penfield Recreation Fall 2018  

Wellness programs for the whole family.

Penfield Recreation Fall 2018  

Wellness programs for the whole family.