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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

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 Steve Orsini................................................Assistant Director Pam Mount......................................... Recreation Supervisor Sabrina Renner............................. Special Events Assistant Paula Colombo................................................................. Clerk Christine Doyle................................................................. Clerk Anne Coller....................................................................... Clerk

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


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

Ed Lindskoog Aileen Reis Elsa Schaefer Denny Tripp Ginny Wilterdink

COMMUNITY VICTORY GARDEN COMMITTEE 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 Family and Community Events..................................................... 7-11 Tastin’ the Blues............................................................................7 Penfield Community Bike Drop...................................................8 Passport to Play.............................................................................8 Family Halloween Fun...................................................................9 19th Century Séance.....................................................................9 Santa’s Little Elf Training Workshop.........................................10 Homecoming Weekend 5K........................................................10 Penfield Players: Red Herring...................................................11 Aquatic Programs......................................................................... 12-13 Youth Programs............................................................................. 14-22 Arts & Crafts.................................................................................14 Dance...................................................................................... 14-15 Education................................................................................ 15-20 Sports Activities.................................................................... 20-22 Teen Theater................................................................................22 Adult Programs............................................................................. 23-30 Arts & Crafts.................................................................................23 Dance...................................................................................... 23-24 Education................................................................................ 24-25 Fitness, Health & Wellness.................................................. 25-27 Sport & Recreation.....................................................................27 Van Trips - Performing Arts................................................. 28-29 Van Trips - Out to Lunch.............................................................29 Day Trips.......................................................................................29 General Info for Adults 55+........................................................30 DEAR (Daytime Education at Recreation)............................................ 30-41 FAQs......................................................................................... 30-31 Mondays at DEAR................................................................. 31-34 Tuesdays at DEAR.......................................................................34 Wednesdays at DEAR........................................................... 34-37 Thursdays at DEAR............................................................... 37-38 Fridays at DEAR..................................................................... 38-39 Thursday Lunch and Lecture Series.................................. 40-41 Penfield Public Library................................................................ 42-43 Scenic Treks........................................................................................44 Town Parks..........................................................................................45 Reference Numbers & Information.................................................46 Registration Info. & Forms.......................................................... 46-47

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Message From The Director & Supervisor

Director’s Message The summer program season for any recreation department is a busy time of the year. Here in Penfield it is no different! All of the programs, activities, and special events make the summer months pass by all too quickly! I often share with people that, unfortunately, we oftentimes do not have a chance to enjoy as much as we should. Our summer season is always too short and there are so many things we want to do. It’s amazing to look back on all that has taken place in the last few months. I thought, since I had an opportunity, I would share with you just some of the activities the department has been able to provide over the past several months, and hopefully you have been a part of it! • Updated and overhauled the seasonal brochure. • Bri-Pen Senior transportation program began in May. • Partnered with Penfield MCBR (Monroe County Baseball Region) to provide field space for the Penfield teams. • Pen Rec Mile Swim program was offered in partnership with Wegmans. • Hosted the GRAPE (Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly) “Aging with Options Expo”. • Penfield Community Victory Garden sold all beds for the 2017 season.

• Hosted several DEAR FUNdraisers including extremely successful “Dancing with the Stars” & “Dinner and a Movie”. • Started a new Outdoor Nerf Battle program at Rothfuss Park with Rochester Foam Dart League. • Good Neighbor Day event had 150 volunteers who donated their time to help Penfield residents with light yard work and spring clean-up. • Passport to Play was introduced to the community, highlighting the Playgrounds in Penfield. • Music series began at Penfield Amphitheatre- participation has been positive including: Food Truck Rodeo with 1,000 participants and ZBTB with 1,000 participants. • New community event offered “Rollin’ into Summer”. • Construction has begun on JACK’s Place playground at Rothfuss Park. • Annual Independence Day event was successful despite the wet conditions for the parade. The evening was perfect for the music and firework show at Harris Whalen Park. As we say goodbye to another summer, it goes without saying that the residents are the ones who make this community special and unforgettable. Before the last few days of summer disappear, I hope you have an opportunity to experience all that Penfield has to offer. All the best!

Christopher K. Bilow

Supervisor’s Message The summers always seem to go by too quickly, and as I prepare this fall message I realize that preparations are being made by our youngest daughter to return to her classroom for another school year and for our oldest daughter to ready her own daughters for fourth and sixth grades…time marches on! Best wishes to all of our younger residents as they embark on another school year here in Penfield or Webster School Districts, at one of the private institutions, or off to college. I hope everyone has a very successful year. As we enter into the third quarter of the year, we begin the 2018 budget process. The “tentative budget” is due to the Town Board on September 6. At this time, the budget information will be on-line for residents to review and comment. There will be a public hearing on the “preliminary budget” on October 4 and the “final budget” will be voted on at the October 18 Town Board meeting. I will cover milestones of the process in my weekly column to share how plans are shaping up for next year. The Penfield Public Library, under the leadership of Librarian Bernadette (Bunny) Brinkman and her team, continues to serve this community and surrounding communities in so many ways. From their vast selection of media in all forms to the programs offered to all our residents, and from the annual book sale to internet and computers for personal use -- and so much more! Please make it a point to stop in and enjoy this wonderful community resource. Our Recreation Department continues to look for new and enhanced program offerings for all ages. They are receiving high marks for the DEAR programs and this series is expanding quarter on quarter. We Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

thank you for your support and suggestions on how we make these programs as interesting and varied as possible. We recently met with Solar City, the organization that will be installing a solar array at DPW for an update. As I reported in earlier communications, we were looking to start construction this summer. However, we live in New York State and for that honor we continue to jump through the never-ending maze of hoops tossed our way. The good news is we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, the bad news is the delays and added paperwork will delay the project start until spring of 2018. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 16 from 7:45 AM to 1:00 PM for the annual Penfield-Webster household hazardous waste dropoff. As you may recall, this event normally occurred in the spring but was moved to the fall by Monroe County, who coordinates the program. This year’s event will be held at Webster DPW, 1005 Picture Parkway, off Hard Road. Appointments are available by calling 340-8710. While the Town Board is responsible for establishing legislation, setting policy, preparing the budget, and participating in other administrative functions, it is the work of all our employees across the town supporting you and your families that is so important. All of our departments are focused on customer service, and I am honored to work with such a professional and dedicated group of men and women each and every day. Enjoy the rest of your summer and all the program offerings in this fall edition of the Pen-Rec Brochure. I look forward to see you out in our great community!


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Penfield Community Victory Garden is a space for the Penfield community to do organic gardening. The garden is run completely by volunteers and donations. It is located on 3 acres of Town-owned land at 1748 Five Mile Line Rd. Bed rentals are available beginning the first day of program registration each January. More information is available at; click on Penfield Community Garden.


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


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


Margaret Revelle, Receiver of Taxes can be reached at 3408625 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 $40, Books: Penfield Past $15, Images of Early Penfield $12.50, Calvin Wooster Owen: Diary of a Nineteenth-Century American $34.50/$49.50. For more information, contact Amy Steklof at 340-8629.


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 11 or visit

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 upto-date performance schedule, please contact the Recreation Dept. at 340-8655. Please contact John Jorgensen, band manager, at 385-1392 for more information about the band.


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


Penfield Television provides Public, Education and Government communications for the Town of Penfield through Spectrum cable and online services. Penfield TV is available on channels 12, 15, 1303 and 1304 through a digital set-top box. Digital televisions, or converter boxes, that have a cable connection, receive Penfield TV via 5.12, and 5.15. LIVE meeting productions are also streamed at All recorded town meetings, community events and submitted school district programming is available on-demand via You Tube or Vimeo at “Town of Penfield Television.”  Learn more about PenfieldTV at, by email at pctv@ or by calling (585) 340-8661. Follow us on Twitter: @ PenfieldTV; and Facebook: Town of Penfield Television. 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.


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

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 16th • 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 11th to: Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526 Fall 2017


Community Events

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Bike Drop October 7, 2017 • 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.

PASSPORT TO PLAY The Town of Penfield and Penfield Recreation are pleased to announce the Passport to Play!

Playgrounds are a great way for children to get active, have fun, and play! The passport is a great tool to highlight all of the playgrounds the Town of Penfield maintains. Penfield has some of the best park land in Monroe County, and our playgrounds enhance the overall enjoyment of these parks. The Passport to Play is a FREE program which highlights the ten playgrounds that are located in Town of Penfield parks. As an incentive to participate, children who visit each playground and log it in their passport will receive a token for their efforts. Passports are available at the Penfield Recreation office and Penfield Town Hall. 8

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Friday, October 20th 6 - 8 pm Penfield Community Center

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19th Century Séance Witness an historical staging of a 19th century séance

Friday, October 20th

Performances every half hour beginning at 5 pm Penfield Community Center • Tickets $5 at door This may not be appropriate for children under 10 years. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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Community Events

Check out our new holiday event for the family!

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.

Forest Creatures & Woodlands Welcome!

Register as a family - $5

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

Santas’s Workshop at Dolomite Lodge Saturday, December 9th Register early, limited enrollment

HOMECOMING WEEKEND 5K! Sunday, October 15, 2017 Penfield High School track

9 am – 5K race • 10 am –1/4 mile & 1-mile fun run The Penfield Education Foundation, a non-profit organization, is excited to be hosting their first annual 5K Race! This community 5K race/run is intended to provide a morning of healthy exercise while supporting the newly formed Penfield Education Foundation (PEF). A Children’s race, which will not be officially timed, will follow the running of the 5K. • 5K Student rate (18 years of age and under) - $15 • 5K registration by 10/12/17 - $25

5K race registrants (by 10/12/17) will receive a long sleeve cotton tee-shirt! The first 200 5K registrants will also receive a Nalgene water bottle!

• Children’s fun run (10 years of age and under) – Free Register at our website: 10

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Your Community Theatre Presents…

Red Herring Written by Michael Hollinger Directed by Donald B. Bartalo

Set in the 1950s, Red Herring spoofs the Red Scare era politics and culture, sending up everything from the H-bomb to Joseph McCarthy’s daughter. Red Herring is fauxnoir gumshoe dramedy. This genre is characterized by cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity. Red Herring uses the standard themes of the noir detective story – hard-boiled, hard-drinking detective, down on his luck; sadder-but-wiser love interest, beautiful but hard-bitten; fiendish criminal; indifferent bureaucratic police force – to create something so ridiculous that audience members are compelled to giggle and snort.

Show Dates: October 27, 28, November 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8:00 PM

Sunday Matinee: November 5 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). Advanced tickets strongly recommended. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00.

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Aquatics Springboard Diving


Joel Freeman, Diving Coach Reg. No. Day Date 411226-A Sat Nov 11-Dec 9 Ages 8-18 (4 classes, no class 11/25) 

Swim Lessons - Tiny Tadpoles (Ages 4-5)

Penfield Recreation Certified Staff Reg. No. Day Date 411242-A Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 Ages 4-5 (7 lessons, no class 10/14)

Time 12:15-12:45pm

411242-B Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 Ages 4-5 (7 lessons, no class 10/14)

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

Fee $71

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, 10/7. Instructors are lifeguard, first aid and CPR certified.

Swim Lessons - 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 16-Nov 4 12:15-12:50pm $61 411250-B Level 2 Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 12:50-1:25pm $61 411250-C Level 3 Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 12:50-1:35pm $71 411250-D Level 1 Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 1:35-2:10pm $61 411250-E Level 2 Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 1:35-2:10pm $61 411250-F Level 4 Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 1:35-2:20pm $71 411250-G Level 3 Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 2:25-3:10pm $71 411250-H Level 4 Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 2:25-3:10pm $71 411250-I Level 5&6* Sat Sep 16-Nov 4 2:25-3:10pm $71 Ages 6-14 (7 lessons, no class 10/14) Penfield High School Pool 411252-A Level 2 Wed Sep 20-Nov 1 7:00-7:35pm $61 411252-B Level 3 Wed Sep 20-Nov 1 7:00-7:45pm $71 411252-C Level 4 Wed Sep 20-Nov 1 7:00-7:45pm $71 411252-D Level 5&6* Wed Sep 20-Nov 1 7:00-7:45pm $71 Ages 6-14 (7 lessons) 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 – 10/7 for Saturday class and 10/11 for Wednesday class. Instructors are lifeguard, first aid, and CPR certified.


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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 potty 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 • 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8 • 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.

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Aquatics Adult Swim Lessons

Penfield Recreation Certified Staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 431215-A Sat Nov 11-Dec 9 3:00-3:45pm $52 Ages 18 & up (4 classes, no class 11/25)  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 and ages are welcome. Basic swimming skills will be taught. Participants will be encouraged to go at their own pace. Flotation belts will be available for those needing more support in the water.

Lap Swim/Water Walking Reg. No. Day 431210-A Mon Ages 18 & up

Date Sep 18-Dec 4

Time Fee 8:00-9:00pm $58 Penfield High School Pool

431210-B Wed Sep 20-Dec 6 Ages 18 & up (no class 11/22)

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

431210-C Mon & Wed Sep 18-Dec 6 Ages 18 & up (no class 11/22)

8:00-9:00pm $92 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.)

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 15 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

Swim Lessons - Parent/Child Ages 6 months - 36 months Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 401233-A Sun Sep 24-Nov 12 12:45-1:15pm $120 401233-B Tues Sep 26-Nov 21* 6:30-7:00pm $120 Ages 6-36 mo. (8 lessons, *no class 10/31)  Penfield Sport & Fitness

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. Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. 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. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Swim Lessons - Age 3 Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 401234-A Sun Sep 24-Nov 12 10:25-10:55am $120 401234-B Sun Sep 24-Nov 12 12:45-1:15pm $120 Age 3 (8 lessons)  Penfield Sport & Fitness

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. Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. Locker rooms available next to pool, & free child care provided.

Aqua Pre-Natal Yoga

PSF Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 431221-A Mon Sep 25-Oct 30 7:00-8:00pm $69 431221-B Mon Nov 13-Dec 18 7:00-8:00pm $69 6 classes  Penfield Sport & Fitness

Aqua Pre-Natal Yoga is aimed to help increase your stamina with stretches and breathing techniques. It will include strength and flexibility moves. The 89°F salt pool is the perfect environment to help increase your range of motion. Full club privileges are included for the duration of the class. Participants need their doctor’s written approval prior to starting the class. Please fax it to 585-586-4232 attention Gail Buckner, or bring it to the first class. Call 586-7777 with questions. Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W.

Water Yoga

Bonnie Sunderville Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 431222-A Thu Sep 21-Nov 9 8:15-9:00am $79 8 classes  Penfield Sport & Fitness

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. Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. Fall 2017


Youth Programs


ARTS & CRAFTS Coloring on Canvas


Collavanni McLeod, Coloring on Canvas, LLC Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 412446-A Sun Oct 15 3:45-5:00pm $15 Ages 5 & up (1 class) Penfield Community Center

Pick it! Paint it! Pop it! This exciting and fun class includes unique hand illustrated drawing on a true artist’s canvas. Kids will learn how to turn our illustrations into your very own work of art. We will be introducing the kids to the fun world of acrylic water based paint pens. Each child will be able to PICK their own canvas from our collection and use our wide array of colors to PAINT it. To really make it POP, we can add glitter, buttons, starts, stickers and more... We will teach the kids that art is in the eyes of the artist. Their Oneof-a-Kind masterpiece will be something they can hang on their wall or give as a gift. What makes Art? THE ARTIST!!! This class will bring the artist out in Everyone! Fee includes all materials.

Jewelry Designing


Collavanni McLeod, Coloring on Canvas, LLC Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 412445-A Fri Nov 3 4:30-5:45pm $25 Ages 5 & up (1 class) Penfield Community Center

Join us in making one of a kind jewelry pieces with renowned jewelry designer Collavanni. Each child will come away with a bracelet or necklace. Collavanni will teach the art of jewelry design with a fun upbeat spin for kids. Color, shapes, and the belief that everyone can create something amazing; no matter their age. Supplies will include high quality glass beads, clay beads, resin beads & findings. Children will learn how to properly use professional jewelry making tools. Fee includes all materials.

DANCE Jazzy Dance (December Break)

Katie Keller, Dance Instructor and Choreographer Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 419041-A Wed-Fri Dec 27-29 9:15-11:15am $28 Grades K-6 (3 classes) Penfield Community Center Gym

Three days of fun. Join us as we “turn up the sound.” Get moving and put together some fun dance routines. Focus will be on fun, learning, and improving fundamental dance skills. Please wear workout clothes. Bring drink and snack.

Intro to Movement and Tumbling

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 402830-11 Thu Sep 21-Oct 26 6:20-6:55pm $59 402830-12 Thu Nov 2-Dec 14 6:20-6:55pm $49 (no class 11/9, 23) Ages 2-5 with parent Penfield Community Center

Creative and fun parent-child class! Students will be introduced to beginner dance, movement, and tumbling. Music and movement are geared to the preschool child. Boys and girls are welcome. Ballet slippers or sneakers recommended. 14

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Creative Movement

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time 402830-01 Fri Sep 22-Oct 27 9:30-10:10am (6 classes)

Fee $59

402830-02 Fri (5 classes)

Nov 3-Dec 15 9:30-10:10am (no class 11/10, 24)


402830-03 Fri (6 classes)

Sep 22-Oct 27 3:20-4:00pm


402830-04 Fri (5 classes) Ages 3-5

Nov 3-Dec 15 3:45-4:25pm $49 (no class 11/10, 24) 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!

Dance - Hip Hop

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time 402830-07 Fri Sep 22-Oct 27 5:15-6:00pm (6 classes) 402830-08 Fri (5 classes) Ages 8-14

Fee $59

Nov 3-Dec 15 5:15-6:00pm $49 (no class 11/10, 24) Penfield Community Center

Boys and girls - enjoy learning the latest dance moves while getting a great work out! Dance the afternoon away meeting new friends and having a great time.

Tap, Ballet & Tumbling

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time 402830-05 Fri Sep 22-Oct 27 4:30-5:15pm (6 classes) 402830-06 Fri (5 classes) Ages 5-9 

Fee $59

Nov 3-Dec 15 4:30-5:15pm $49 (no class 11/10, 24) Penfield Community Center

Program description 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. Penfield Recreation |

Youth Programs Tap, Ballet & Jazz Level II

Jodi Marcello, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time 402830-09 Fri Sep 22-Oct 27 4:30-5:15pm (6 classes) 402830-10 Fri (5 classes) Ages 7-11

Safety First for Children

Fee $59

Nov 3-Dec 15 4:30-5:15pm $49 (no class 11/10, 24) 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.

EDUCATION Basic First Aid for Children

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. Note: If you register for the November 10 Basic First Aid and Safety First – receive a $5 discount. Call the recreation office for details.

Red Cross Babysitting


Domenic Danesi, Ready to Respond Training Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 416810-C Fri Nov 10 11:00am-12:30pm $40 Ages 7-13 Penfield Community Center

This Basic First Aid for Children will include learning about personal protective equipment, injuries and medical emergencies. This class also fulfills Boy Scout and Girl Scout badge requirements. Each student will receive an informational packet, mini first aid kit and Certificate of Completion. Bring a snack. Questions - please call Domenic at 281-4208. Note: If you register for the November 10 Basic First Aid and Safety First – receive a $5 discount. Call the recreation office for details.

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Domenic Danesi, Ready to Respond Training Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 416810-A Mon Oct 9 3:30-5:00pm $40 416810-B Fri Nov 10 9:00-10:30am $40 Ages 7-13 Penfield Community Center

Domenic Danesi, Red Cross instructor Reg. No. Day Date 416610-A Mon Oct 9 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.

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Youth Programs

Jedi Training

Drew Beeman, Progressive Early Learning Reg. No. Day Date Time SESSION 1 413648-A Wed Sep 20-Oct 11 4:30-5:30pm 413648-B Thu Sep 21-Oct 12 4:30-5:30pm

Nature Explorers

Earthworks Institute instructor Reg. No. Day Date 418080-A Mon Sep 25-Nov 6 Grades 3-5 (No class 10/9)

NEW Time Fee 4:15-6:00pm $70 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.

Running Wild

Earthworks Institute instructor Reg. No. Day Date 418080-B Tue Sep 26-Nov 7 Grades 6-8 (No class 10/31)

NEW Time Fee 4:15-6:00pm $70 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. 16

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NEW Fee $50 $50

SESSION 2 413648-C Fri Oct 20-Nov 17 4:30-5:30pm (no class 11/10)


SESSION 3 413648-D Wed 413648-E Thu

$50 $50

Nov 15-Dec 6 4:30-5:30pm Nov 16-Dec 14 4:30-5:30pm (no class 11/23)

SESSION 4 413648-F Fri Dec 1-Dec 22 4:30-5:30pm $50 Ages 4-10, adult participation required Penfield Community Center

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”.


Drew Beeman, Progressive Early Learning Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 413645-A Fri Sep 22-Oct 13 4:30-5:30pm $50 413645-B Thu Oct 19-Nov 9 4:30-5:30pm $50 Ages 1½ - 7, accompanied by an adult Penfield Community Center

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!

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. Penfield Recreation |

Youth Programs Sensory Science

Drew Beeman, Progressive Early Learning Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 413646-A Wed Oct 18-Nov 8 4:30-5:30pm $50 Ages 1½ - 7, accompanied by an adult Penfield Community Center

This sensory and science class will thrill your young explorer! Children will explore a variety of materials with their senses—slimy things, ooey-gooey things, wet things, and more! They will experience chemistry and physics as they play and explore the natural materials provided. Things will go fizzle and pop, fast and slow, roll and fly! Children will learn concepts such as absorption, displacement, measurement, cause and effect, sensory and tactile awareness, solid, liquid, suspension, drainage, conservation, volume, mass, saturation, estimation….and they will think they are just playing!

STEAM Powered Playgroup


Drew Beeman, Progressive Early Learning Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 413647-A Wed Dec 13-Dec 27 4:30-5:30pm $37.50 413647-B Thu Dec 21 & Dec 28 4:30-5:30pm $25 Ages 1½ - 7, accompanied by an adult Penfield Community Center

Come join the fun! Playgroups provide a fun, meaningful and relevant playful learning experience for young children. We provide materials and activities that lay the foundation for STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). Children will learn concepts and practice skills through hands-on exploration and play, such as creative problem solving, critical thinking, self-regulation, pre-math and science, sensory experience, construction and more. Class size is limited!

Taste of Girl Scouts Party


Silvia Widish, Community Engagement Specialist with Girl Scouts of WNY Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 413650-A Mon Sep 18 5:30-6:30pm Free 413650-B Sat Oct 7 10:30-11:30am Free Girls ages 5-12 Penfield Community Center Parent/caregiver participation required

Interested in Girl Scouts? Come to one of our parties to meet new friends, enjoy games, crafts and activities and learn some fun things about Girl Scouts! Girls will get a taste of a troop meeting and adults can experience how easy it is to be a volunteer in a Girl Scout troop or even start their own.   If dropping in or for questions contact Silvia Widish at 585-239-7916 or  

Harvest of Healthy Fun at the Children’s Garden Dorothy Brenneis Reg. No. Day 411050-A Fri Ages 6-12

Date Time Fee Sep 15, 22, Oct 13 4:30-5:30pm $12 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. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Family Yoga

Jodi Marcello, CYT, American Dance Academy Reg. No. Day Date Time 402830-13 Thu Sep 21-Oct 26 7:00-8:00pm (parent and 1 child) 402830-14 additional family member

Fee $120 $36

402830-15 Thu Nov 2-Dec 14 7:00-8:00pm $100 (parent and 1 child) (no class 11/9, 23) 402830-16 additional family member $36  Penfield Community Center

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

Wiggles, Giggles and Jiggles with Miss Lisa

Lisa Magliato Reg. No. Day 405430-01 Tue

Date Time Sep 19-Oct 24 11:30am-12:30pm

Fee $69

405430-02 Tue

Oct 31-Dec 12 11:30am-12:30pm (no class 11/21)


405430-03 Wed

Sep 20-Nov 1 10:15-11:15am (no class 10/11)


405430-04 Wed Nov 8-Dec 20 10:15-11:15am $69 (no class 11/22) Ages 2-4 (with caregiver) Penfield Community Center

Fun movement activities, music, games, stories and rhymes that promote gross motor skills, following directions, decision making, self-confidence and social interaction for both child and caregiver. A peanut-free snack is provided. Bring sneakers and water. Come join the fun! Babies in front packs are welcome.

Music to Grow

Barb Bonisteel Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 405640-01 Wed Sep 20-Oct 11 6:30-7:05pm $36 405430-02 Wed Oct 25-Nov 15 6:30-7:05pm $36 Ages 22 mo.-3½ years (with adult participation) 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 20-Oct 11 5:45-6:20pm $36 405430-04 Wed Oct 25-Nov 15 5:45-6:20pm $36 Ages 3½-5 (without adult) 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!

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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 9th & 10th 18

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Youth Programs Music to Grow for ALL!

Barb Bonisteel Reg. No. Day Date 405640-05 Wed Oct 18 405430-06 Wed Dec 27 Ages 6 mo.-5 years (with adult)

Kids in the Kitchen

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 Adventures, Craft and Fun!

Barb Bonisteel Reg. No. Day Date 405640-07 Wed Dec 13 Ages 3½-5 (without adult)

Time Fee 5:45-6:45pm $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 6 Ages 2½-4 (with adult participation) 

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

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

Music Picnic with Miss Mandy!

Mandy Elliot, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist & Certified Music Therapist Reg. No. Day Date Time 412417-01 Thu Sep 21-Oct 12 10:00-10:45am 412417-02 Thu Sep 21-Oct 12 3:45-4:30pm 412417-03 Thu Oct 19-Nov 9 10:00-10:45am 412417-04 Thu Oct 19-Nov 9 3:45-4:30pm 412417-05 Thu

Nov 16-Dec 14 10:00-10:45am (no class 11/23)

NEW Fee $46 $46 $46 $46 $46

412417-06 Thu Nov 16-Dec 14 3:45-4:30pm $46 (no class 11/23) Ages 6 mo.-5 years (with adult) Penfield Community Center

Miss Mandy’s Music Picnic has something for everyone and is family friendly! Grab your basket of instruments/surprises (provided), roll out your favorite blanket (bring one along!), and get ready to sing, dance, play, and learn. Songs, musical games, puppets, sign language, and more! Experiences are adapted for all levels.

Sherry Murray Reg. No. Day 412412-01 Fri

Date Time Sep 22-Oct 27 10:00-11:00am (no class 10/6, 20)

Fee $50

412412-02 Fri

Sep 22-Oct 27 3:30-4:30pm (no class 10/6, 20)


412412-03 Fri Ages 3-6 (with adult)

Nov 17-Dec 15 10:00-11:00am $50 (no class 11/24) 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. 9/22-10/27 THEMES: pepperoni muffins, pumpkin cookies, build your own pretzel, and a surprise theme 11/17-12/15 THEMES: green eggs and ham, fried snowflakes, cracker houses, and a surprise theme

Kids in the Kitchen: Single Servings

Sherry Murray Reg. No. Day 412412-04 Thu Ages 3-6 (with adult)

Date Sep 28

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

FALL: Children and their adult will work together to make pumpkin cookies, a fall wreath and apple door decoration. We will also have a story and several other stations to explore. Reg. No. Day 412412-05 Thu Ages 3-6 (with adult)

Date Oct 12

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

CONSTRUCTION: Parents and their little builders can come spend a fun morning together assembling age-appropriate projects.  We will build our own pretzels, have a story, and rotate through stations where everyone will have the opportunity to hammer, saw and construct their own masterpieces. Reg. No. Day 412412-06 Thu Ages 3-6 (with adult)

Date Nov 16

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

THANKSGIVING: We will read a story about “10 Fat Turkeys” and practice our counting forward and backward. Everyone will enjoy cranberry muffins we bake ourselves, and children can make their own colorful turkey and a find-it jar to play with at home. Reg. No. Day 412412-07 Thu Ages 3-6 (with adult)

Date Dec 7

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

CELEBRATE WINTER: Come in from the cold and enjoy some fried snowflakes we will create ourselves. Preschoolers will listen to the story of “Sadie and the Snowman” and create their own snowman out of a sock. We’ll experiment with melting ice and create a bird feeder to hang outside.

Sign up for one or all of the “servings!” Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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Youth Programs Little Patriots Hoops

Mini Masterpieces - Art for Tiny Artists

Lindsey Hall, Art Education Reg. No. Day Date 412416-01 Wed Sep 20-Oct 11 412416-02 Wed Sep 20-Oct 11 412416-03 Wed Oct 18-Nov 8 412416-04 Wed Oct 18-Nov 8

Time 9:30-10:15am 4:30-5:15pm 9:30-10:15am 4:30-5:15pm

Michael Zarzycki Fee $44 $44 $44 $44

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 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 412416-05 Wed Nov 15-Dec 13 9:30-10:15am $44 mornings all right here in Penfield! The beginning of the season (no class 11/22) will stress fundamentals, rules and the skills of basketball in a fun, learning and challenging environment. The kids will learn from 412416-06 Wed Nov 15-Dec 13 4:30-5:15pm $44 coaches who all have prior college coaching or playing experience. (no class 11/22) They will learn essential basketball skills during a clinic type Ages 2-6 (children ages 2-3 please bring parent) environment in the beginning and then they will progress to the  Penfield Community Center point where they will practice with their team during the week and Does your child like to get messy and creative? This class will then play competitive games on Saturdays. This program received introduce young children to the world of art! Your little artist will rave reviews last year for its focus on learning and fundamentals in explore a variety of art styles and materials to create their own a fun yet competitive way. Your kids will not just play games but masterpieces...or just have fun exploring! We work on developing will be taught basketball skills that will allow them to excel during fine motor skills with projects inspired by the seasons, famous artists, a team game environment as the season progresses. stories, or other fun themes. Each week we will create something different and projects will change each session. This class will be Horseback Riding Intro taught by an art teacher with an MS in Art Education. Wear a Amy McWherter smock and a smile and get ready for some fun! Children ages 2-3 Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee bring a parent/caregiver. All materials provided. 415810-A Mon Oct 16-Nov 13 6:30-8:00pm $150 415810-B Wed Oct 18-Nov 15 4:00-5:30pm $150 Ages 7 and up (5 classes) TrueNorth Equestrian Center



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 203-0330 or go to TrueNorth Equestrian Center, 3476 Atlantic Ave.


Intro to Ice Skating and Hockey

Judo for Youth

Heiko Rommelman Jr., 2008 PAN-AM Gold Medalist, Bushido Kai Judo Club Reg. No. Day Date Time INTERMEDIATE 415010-A Sat Sep 23-Dec 9 3:00-4:00pm (no class 10/21 & 11/25) 415010-C each additional family member


BEGINNER 415010-B Sat Sep 23-Dec 9 4:00-5:00pm $50 (no class 10/21 & 11/25) 415010-C each additional family member $38 Ages 5-10 (10 classes) 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

Perinton Youth Hockey staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 417820-A Sun Oct 22-Dec 17 8:00-9:00am $80 Ages 4-8 (boys & girls) Rochester Ice Center 6 classes (no class 11/5, 11/26, 12/10)

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. Rochester Ice Center (formerly Thomas Creek Ice Arena), 80 Lyndon Rd., Fairport

Gymnastics - Beginner

Gymnastics Training Center staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 414610-A Mon Sep 18-Oct 23 4:00-4:45pm $68 Ages 5-12 (boys & girls, 6 classes) Gymnastics Training Center

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. Gymnastics Training Center, 2051 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. 20

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Youth Programs


Super Tot Sports Junior!

Superhero Training at Rochester Parkour


Rochester Parkour instructors Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418010-A Mon Oct 16-Dec 11 5:15-6:10pm $160 Ages 6-9** (No class 11/13) 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 take your children and show them 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! **If your child is 5 years old and in kindergarten, email to see if this class would be a good fit.

Ninja Training at Rochester Parkour


Lisa Magliato Reg. No. Day 418051-A Mon

Date Time Sep 11-Oct 23 9:30-10:00am (no class 10/9)

418051-B Mon Ages 2 ½ - 3 ½

Oct 30-Dec 18 9:30-10:00am $59 (no class 11/13 & 20) Penfield Community Center

Fee $59

Super Tot Sports Junior is a fun and positive introduction to sports. Preschoolers will be introduced to a variety of different sports. All games and activities promote the development of gross motor skills and encourage peer interaction in a safe, non-competitive environment. Every child is a winner at Super Tot Sports Junior! Please bring water and wear sneakers. This is not a parent participation class, but parents are welcome to watch.

Super Tot Sports

Lisa Magliato Reg. No. Day 418050-A Sat

Date Time Sep 16-Oct 21 10:30-11:15am

418050-B Sat Ages 3-5

Oct 28-Dec 16 10:30-11:15am $66 (no class 11/11, 25) Penfield Community Center

Fee $66

Super Tot Sports is a fun and positive introduction to sports. Preschoolers will be introduced to soccer, tennis, and basketball. All games and activities promote the development of gross motor skills and encourage peer interaction in a safe, non-competitive environment. Every child is a winner at Super Tot Sports! Please bring water and wear sneakers. This is not a parent participation class, but parents welcome to watch.

Rochester Parkour instructors Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 418010-B Fri Oct 13-Dec 15 4:30-5:30pm $160 Ages 10-14 (No class 11/10 & 11/24) 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!

Sporty Sprouts

Cathy Downs Reg. No. Day SESSION 1 418060-A Wed 418060-B Thu

Sep 20-Oct 25 9:30-10:15am Sep 21-Oct 26 9:30-10:15am

$66 $66

SESSION 2 418060-C Wed

Nov 1-Dec 13 9:30-10:15am (no class 11/22)


418060-D Thu Ages 3-5




Nov 2-Dec 14 9:30-10:15am $66 (no class 11/23) Tennis Club of Rochester, 570 Kreag Road, Pittsford

Sporty Sprouts is a preschool, tri-sport program for boys and girls ages 3-5. In this six-week session, your child will be introduced to soccer, tennis and basketball in a fun, fast-paced setting. Our goal is to spark your child’s curiosity for sports by teaching them the basic skills through age adaptive equipment and games. Come have fun! This is a non-parent participation class. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Year-Round Youth Wrestling Opportunities


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Youth Programs Rainbow Ribbons

Miroslava Dimitrova, WNY Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Reg. No. Day Date Time 418065-A Sat Sep 23-Nov 4 11:30am-12:30pm Ages 4-6 418065-B Sat Sep 23-Nov 4 Ages 7-10 (No class 10/7)

Tennis - Future Stars

Fee $65

12:30-1:30pm $65 Penfield Community Center

Explore the graceful art of music, dance, and gymnastics in a fun setting! Children will learn how to trust each other and work as a team while learning artistic routines. The Rainbow Ribbons program will teach children body waves, swings, ballet, gymnastic jumps and leaps, as well as dance steps and lifts. Benefits also include learning the basics of core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and rhythm.

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots Rochester coaches Reg. No. Day Date Time MINI – Age 2 (1 parent required to participate) 408560-A Mon Sep 11-Oct 23 4:30-5:00pm CLASSIC – Ages 3-4 408560-B Mon Sep 11-Oct 23 5:00-5:45pm 408560-D Mon Sep 11-Oct 23 5:45-6:30pm

NEW Fee $84 $84 $84

PREMIER – Ages 5-7  408560-C Mon Sep 11-Oct 23 5:00-5:45pm $84 408560-E Mon Sep 11-Oct 23 5:45-6:30pm $84 7 classes Rothfuss Park Registration starts 8/21 for residents and 8/28 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-inclass 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.

Pee Wee Tennis

Mark Banford Reg. No. Day 419291-01 Sat Ages 4-6

Date Time Fee Sep 16-Oct 14 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 of this age more success at this age. 22

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Mark Banford Reg. No. Day 419291-02 Sat Ages 7-12

Date Time Fee Sep 16-Oct 14 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 & Advanced Beginner)

Tennis - Intermediate to Advanced

Mark Banford Reg. No. Day 419291-03 Sat Ages 10-15

Date Time Fee Sep 16-Oct 14 11:00am-12:30pm $110 Veterans Memorial Park

These players have taken tennis lessons and are used to proper tennis skills. Players are thinking about playing high school tennis, and tournaments & want to make tennis one of their primary sports. Technical as well as competitive drilling is covered. (Intermediate & Advanced)

TEEN THEATER Shakespeariences! Theatre Masterclasses

Modern Sensibilities Theatre Co. Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 413210-A Thu Sep 21-Nov 16 4:00-5:00pm $100 Ages 12-18 (9 classes) Penfield Community Center

Take a walk down the many winding roads of William Shakespeare, on the page, on the stage and in the rest of the world! With each class focusing on a different topic as it relates to Shakespeare, we will cover acting, magic, gender, love, language, nature and violence through play, discussion and hands on experience. These masterclasses are open to young actors, scholars or stagehands who wish to get a bit more chummy with the Bard. More info available at

AUDITIONS - A 19th Century Séance Reg. No. Day NA Tue Ages 14-18

Date Sep 19

Time Fee 3:00pm Free Penfield Community Center

Actors needed for historic reenactment of 19th century séance. We are looking for actors and backstage crew to operate special effects for the October 20 presentation. Auditions for actors will be held on Tuesday, 9/19 beginning at 3:00 PM at the Penfield Community Center. Call 340-8664 to arrange an audition time, or if you are interested in backstage crew.

AUDITIONS - Little Women Reg. No. Day NA Tue Ages 13-18

Date Dec 12

Time Fee 3:00pm Free Penfield Community Center

This is a stage reading of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. We are commemorating the 150th anniversary of this timeless classic. Performance will be held winter 2018.


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Adult Programs


ARTS & CRAFTS Handmade Holiday Cards

Maureen Ward, Stampin’ Up! Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432410-A Tue Sep 19 6:30-8:30pm $24 432410-B Tue Oct 17 6:30-8:30pm $24 432410-C Tue Nov 14 6:30-8:30pm $24 432410-D The series (all classes above) $60  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 (double-sided tape or a tape runner suggested). Envelopes provided and the class is open to all levels. Samples will be on display a month before the class.

Painting and Drawing

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

Date Time Fee Sep 18-Nov 13 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.

Stained Glass Holiday Ornaments for Beginners

Monique Hunter, Dancing Light Stained Glass Studio Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432450-A Wed Dec 6 5:00-9:00pm $50  Harris Whalen Park Enclosed Lodge

Who says only Tiffany can create stained glass? Learn the art of stained glass and make a beautiful holiday ornament for your home. Participants will choose from a number of designs and learn to cut, fit, foil, and solder their projects. All tools and materials provided.

Coloring on Canvas


Collavanni McLeod, Coloring on Canvas, LLC Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432446-A Sun Oct 15 2:00-3:30pm $20 Ages 18-99 (1 class) Penfield Community Center

Pick it! Paint it! Pop it! This exciting and fun class includes unique hand illustrated drawing on a true artist’s canvas. You will learn how to turn this illustration into your very own work of art. We will be introducing you to acrylic paint pens that allow you to create a Oneof-a-Kind masterpiece you can be proud to hang on your wall or give as a gift. What makes Art? THE ARTIST!!! This class will bring the artist out in you. Each person will be able to pick their own canvas from our collection and use our wide array of colors to PAINT it. You will also have the option to POP IT! At the end; with glitter paint and glitter glue rhinestones and more…for that extra pizzazz!! Fee includes all materials. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Jewelry Designing


Collavanni McLeod, Coloring on Canvas, LLC Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432445-A Fri Nov 17 12:00-1:30pm $35 Ages 18-99 (1 class) Penfield Community Center

Join us in making one of a kind jewelry pieces with renowned jewelry designer Collavanni. Each person will come away with a finished ready to wear piece of jewelry. You will have your choice of a bracelet, necklace or pair of earrings. Collavanni will teach the art of jewelry design with her unique upbeat, stylish and fun spin. You will learn how to match colored stones or beads with metal findings to complement one another. Color, shapes, and textures are all as different as their designers. Find your inner fashion designer with Collavanni. Supplies will include high quality findings, natural gem stones, glass beads, clay beads, & resin; with wire or high density elastic options. You will learn how to properly use professional jewelry making tools. Fee includes all materials.

Broccolo Garden Center’s Splash Mob Painting Club

Gloria Kreitzberg Reg. No. Day 432470-01 Sat 432470-02 Thu 432470-03 Sat 432470-04 Thu 432470-05 Sat 


Date Time Fee Sept 16 11:00am-2:00pm $40 Sept 28 6:30pm-9:30pm $40 Oct 14 11:00am-2:00pm $40 Oct 26 6:30pm-9:30pm $40 Nov 4 11:00am-2:00pm $40 Broccolo Garden Center, 2755 Penfield Road

If you want to learn how to paint, whether you were born with artistic abilities or not, come to Splash Mob Painting Party events at Broccolo Garden Center (formerly Petals & Paint). We’ve changed our name to include much more than flowers and foliage. From delicate flowers to blazing sunsets, learn all types of painting techniques from professional illustrator and artist, Gloria Kreitzberg. These are more in-depth painting classes than 2-hour franchised events. People become true artists by returning again and again. Each time you’ll learn something new. Come with a friend or make new ones. Wear comfy clothes you don’t mind getting non-washable paint on. Please arrive 15 minutes early. TO SEE THE PAINTINGS, go to: and click on FIND EVENTS. Sat, 9/16 – Rural Sunset Thu, 9/28 – Milky Way Sunset Sat, 10/14 – The Power Purple

Thu, 10/26 – Vibrant Sunset Sat, 11/4 – Peacock Glory

Questions? Call Gloria at 585-310-2584. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

DANCE Dancing and Romancing


Steve Link, former President of USA Dance Chapter #3005 Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432860-D Thu Oct 26-Nov 16 7:30-8:30pm $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. Fall 2017


Adult Programs Social Smooth Ballroom Dancing

Mental Health First Aid


Steve Link, former President of USA Dance Chapter #3005 Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432860-B Thu Sep 21-Oct 19 7:30-8:30pm $45 432860-A Couples $90 5 classes Penfield Community Center

Megan Clifford Papponetti, LCSW-R & Leanne Charlesworth, LMSW, PhD Reg. No. Day Date 432491-A Sat Dec 2 & 9 2 classes

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.

Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR or calling 911. Sometimes first aid is YOU. A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance abuse problem. LEARN AN ACTION PLAN TO HELP. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Get trained in Mental First aid (Manual included in price). Questions call Megan at 278-2231 or email at

EDUCATION DOG OBEDIENCE Registration starts 8/21 for residents and 8/28 for non-residents. Puppy Kindergarten

Kathy Boone Reg. No. Day Date 455850-A Sat Sep 9-Oct 28 6 classes (no class 9/16, 10/21)

Time Fee 11:30am-12:30pm $90 Penfield Community Center

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.

Beginner Dog Obedience

Kathy Boone Reg. No. Day Date 455850-B Sat Sep 9-Oct 28 6 classes (no class 9/16, 10/21)

Time Fee 12:30pm-1:30pm $90 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. 24

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Time Fee 1:00-5:00pm $169 Penfield Community Center

Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Joel Freeman, Red Cross Instructor Reg. No. Day Date 431250-A Mon Nov 6 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 - call 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.

Get a Grip on Caregiving

Mary Berk, LCSW Reg. No. Day 432488-A Wed 1 class

Date Oct 4

NEW Time Fee 6:00-8:00pm $15 Penfield Community Center

This interactive seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the landscape of caregiving. It will be most beneficial to anyone who may become or has recently become a family caregiver as well as professionals working with families confronted with caregiving demands. Seminar informs participants of the multiple dimensions of caregiving about which they need to become familiar with prior to becoming caregivers. This includes living arrangements, finances, legal matters, health insurance, health care options, advance directives, long term care, family dynamics, emotional minefields, autonomy, and funeral preference. It emphasizes the importance of “the family conversation(s)” that allow each family member, including the individual needing care, to express wishes, beliefs, concerns, contributions, limitations, and fear. Given that these are challenging conversations for many families, different ways to initiate the conversation are discussed. Fee includes informational handouts. Penfield Recreation |

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Vehicle Care Made Easy!

John Kelly Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 432495-A Wed Oct 18 7:00-9:00pm $20 432495-B Couples $30 1 class Penfield Community Center

Have a little fun while learning more about your vehicle. This class is presented in a fun, lively, interactive, low-tech delivery by an experienced, professional automotive instructor and master technician. NO auto repair knowledge is necessary to attend. Bring a notebook and your questions. Drivers of any age are welcome; new drivers are encouraged to come. Topics encompass but are not limited to: How to extend your vehicle’s life expectancy, how to keep it safe, and save some money while maintaining it. Get real answers to common automotive repair rhetoric. Discover simple professional secrets that may help you prevent unnecessary, costly vehicle repairs. Learn how to find the right repair shop, and much more. You will leave with a greater understanding and a list of valuable vehicle info resources. Questions, call John at 585-861-7483.

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 12 & 14 Oct 17 & 19 Nov 14 & 16 Dec 12 & 14

Time 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm Penfield Community Center


Therese Bason, Certified Barre Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433870-A Sat Sep 16-Oct 21 9:00-10:00am $48 6 classes Penfield Community Center 433870-B Sat Nov 4-Dec 16 9:00-10:00am $48 6 classes (no class 11/25) 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 19-Dec 19 6:00-6:50pm $88 11 classes (no class 10/24, 10/31, 11/21) Penfield Community Center

$20.00 AARP member / $25.00 non-members. Checks only, payable to AARP.

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.

Investing for a Successful Retirement

Boot Camp

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!

Brendan O’Kelly, CFP® and Jason Grover, AIF® Financial Advisor & Retirement Planning Specialist Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 434853-01 Wed Oct 18-Nov 8 7:00-9:00pm $20 individual 434853-02 $25 couple  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.

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. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

PS&F Staff Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433805-A Tue & Thu Sep 19-Oct 28 5:30-6:15pm and $99 Sat Sep 19-Oct 28 7:15-8:00am 6 weeks Penfield Sport & Fitness

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. Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W.

Personal Training Package

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

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. Penfield Sport & Fitness, 667 Panorama Trail W. Offer good for non-members only, once per year, 23 years and older. Fall 2017


Adult Programs Forever Fit

Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433840-A Tue & Thu Sep 14-Dec 14 10:00-11:00am $49 7 classes (no class 11/7, 11/23) Penfield Community Center 433840-B Tue & Thu Sep 14-Dec 14 10:00-11:00am $84 13 classes (no class 11/7, 11/23) Penfield Community Center 433840-C Tue & Thu Sep 14-Dec 14 10:00-11:00am $143 25 classes (no class 11/7, 11/23) 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.



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

Date Time Fee Sep 18-Oct 30 6:00-7:00pm $42 Nov 6-Dec 11 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!

A new twist on an old-school workout. BodyStep turns your basic step aerobics class into a fun full-body workout. In BodyStep, we play with the fun music rhythms, adding a little dance flair, and combine basic stepping with calisthenics and upper body toning exercises. Each week we’ll progressively add more choreography to our repertoire. This is a mixed-level class. Exercise variations will be given for different fitness levels. We’ll end the class with 10-minutes of flexibility exercise. Please wear sneakers and bring a yoga/exercise mat, a pair of 3-8lb. dumbbells, and a bottle of water. Questions call Rosalind at 370-2480.

Water Classes - Pre-Natal Aqua & Water Yoga

Zumba Gold

Rosalind Walker, Certified Zumba Instructor Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433890-A Wed Sep 13-Dec 13 9:15-10:00am $80 13 classes (no class 11/22) Penfield Community Center

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.



Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433867-A Thu Sep 14-Dec 14 5:30-6:20pm $91 12 classes (no class 10/26, 11/23) 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.

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Rosalind Walker, AFAA Certified Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 433852-A Thu Sep 14-Dec 14 6:30-7:25pm $102 12 classes (no class 10/26, 11/23)  Penfield Community Center

Please see page 13 in the aquatic section for complete program details.

Arthritis Exercise Program

Maria Herrera Reg. No. Day 463810-A Tue 463810-B Tue 6 classes

Date Time Fee Oct 3-Nov 7 10:30-11:30am $28.50 Nov 14-Dec 19 10:30-11:30am $28.50 Penfield Community Center

A low-impact exercise program designed for all ages. 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. 463820-A 463820-B 463820-C 463820-D 

Day Mon Mon Mon Mon

Date Sep 25-Oct 30 Oct 2-Nov 6 Nov 13-Dec 11 Nov 13-Dec 11

Time Fee 3:30-4:40pm $49 11:30am-12:30pm $49 11:30am-12:30pm $49 3:30-4:40pm $49 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. Penfield Recreation |

Adult Programs Healing and Transformative Power of Meditation

Usha Shah Reg. No. Day Date 463825-A Mon Oct 2-Nov 6 Teen/Adult (no class 10/9)

Judo – Bushido Kai

Time Fee 6:30-7:45pm $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.

SPORT & RECREATION Volleyball Intermediate Co-Ed Play

Marcia Orlandini Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 439610-A Thu Sep 14-Dec 14 7:45-9:45pm $55 12 classes (no class 10/26, 11/23) Penfield Community Center Gym

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

Heiko Rommelmann Jr., Bushido Kai Judo Club Chief Instructor, 2008 Pan-Am Gold Medalist Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 435020-A M & W Sep 18-Dec 20 7:15-9:15 PM $80 435020-B additional family member $65 Ages 10 through adult (no class 10/23, 10/25, 11/22) Penfield Community Center

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).

Basketball for 35 +

Steve Geier Reg. No. Day 441470-01 Thu No play 11/23

Date Time Fee Sep 21-Dec 14 7:30-9:00pm $35 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 No play 10/22, 11/5

Date Time Fee Sep 17-Dec 17 3:30-5:00pm $35 Penfield Community Center

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

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Adult Programs


The Agitators

By Mat Smart, Directed by Logan Vaughn Reg. No. Day Date Time 449310-02 Wed Nov 8 12:45pm 


Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Reg. No. Day Date Time 449310-01 Wed Oct 4 12:45pm 

Fee $35 Geva Theater

‘In the Heights,’ life is always colorful and everybody knows everyone. Here, coffee from the corner bodega is sweet and the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. But it’s a neighborhood on the cusp of change, where the biggest decisions can be choosing which traditions you keep and which ones you leave behind. This landmark musical by the creator of Hamilton was the winner of 4 Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Original Score) and a Pulitzer Prize-nominee. Depart Community Center 12:45 pm; return approximately 5:00 pm

Fee $35 Geva Theater

The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies?  Yes.  And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose.   As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that 45-year friendship – from its beginning in Rochester, through a Civil War and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history. Depart Community Center 12:45 pm; return approximately 5:00 pm

The Other Josh Cohen

Book, Lyrics, and Music by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 449310-03 Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:45pm $35  Geva Theater

Josh Cohen just can’t get a break (or a girlfriend). He’s overweight, broke and underemployed. To top it all off, his apartment is robbed of everything but a single Neil Diamond CD. But then a mysterious letter arrives that could change his life forever. This hilarious and ingenious musical comedy by David Rossmer and Pittsford native Steve Rosen was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Depart Community Center 12:45 pm; return approximately 5:00 pm

The Penfield Recreation Department for the past several years has promoted the department’s motto: Be Active, Be Well, Enjoy Life! This brochure is packed full of opportunities for you to follow this motto, below are just a few of the examples: Be Active

Youth & Adult Swim Lessons Youth Basketball Adult Yoga Youth Dance Wrestling Youth & Adult Judo Pilates Zumba Pickleball MANY, MANY MORE!

Be Well

Music to Grow Horseback Riding Babysitting Classes Teen Theatre AARP Driving Handmade Holiday Cards Painting DEAR Programs MANY, MANY MORE!

Enjoy Life

Guided Trail Hikes Community Halloween Event Senior Lunches GEVA trips Rotary Big Band Tastin’ the Blues Passport to PlayPlaygrounds Trails Passport MANY, MANY MORE!

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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 23 1:00pm $39  Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

It’s not the holidays without Jeff Tyzik and the RPO! Beloved carols and joyful melodies celebrate the season, plus crooner Denzal Sinclaire joins the festivities for a new spin on a Rochester tradition, performing holiday classics by vocal legends and more. Depart Community Center 1:00 pm; return approximately 5:00 pm

Date Sep 22

Time 10:00am

Fee $15

Traveling to Wagner Vineyards / Wagner Valley Brewing spending some time sampling beer and wine with time for lunch on your own at The Ginny Lee, offering a delightful selection of foods and using only the freshest fruits and vegetables in their preparation. Departing Wagner and heading to The Boathouse Beer Garden, a showcase of Finger Lakes crafted beers, wines, and ciders all set amid vintage boats overlooking beautiful Cayuga Lake. Depart Community Center 10:00 am; return approximately 5:00 pm Date Oct 7

Time 10:00am

Fee $10

Enjoy a great fall day and spend some time in the country. Shop, browse, grab something to eat and take some time to view the custom and classic car show. Lunch on your own at the many food vendors at the Windmill Market. Lunch on own.

Holloway House Bloomfield Time 11:00am

Day Fri

Reg. No. Day 449450-01 Sat

OUT TO LUNCH Date Oct 20

Reg. No. 349450-09

Windmill Farm & Craft Market

VAN TRIPS Reg. No. Day 449450-06 Fri

Finger Lakes Wine & Brew

Fee $10

Depart Community Center 10:00 am; return approximately 3:00 pm

Fall Foliage

A scenic ride to Holloway House and enjoy lunch and relax in a 1800s-style Colonial Inn.

Reg. No. Day 449450-02 Wed

Depart Community Center 11:00 am; return approximately 2:30 pm

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.

Phelps Hotel Reg. No. Day 449450-07 Fri

Date Nov 10

Time 11:00am

Fee $10

Lunch at The Phelps Hotel, a historical landmark which was built in 1867. Depart Community Center 11:00 am; return approximately 3:00 pm Date Dec 15

Time 11:15am

Depart Community Center 11:15 am; return approximately 2:30 pm

Time 9:30am

Fee $42

Depart Community Center 9:30 am; return approximately 4:30 pm

Granger House

Genesee Brew House Reg. No. Day 449450-08 Fri

Date Oct 11

Fee $10

Reg. No. Day 449450-03 Wed

Date Nov 15

Time 11:00am

Fee $10

A visit to the Granger House in Canandaigua for festival of trees a fantastic holiday themed decorated trees, wreaths and more on display for the Christmas season. Lunch on your own in Canandaigua. Depart Community Center 11:00 am; return approximately 3:00 pm

The Hoffman Clock Museum Reg. No. Day 449450-04 Fri

Date Nov 17

Time 10:00am

Fee $10

The Hoffman Clock Museum houses one of the finest collections of New York State clocks. You will find examples from New York clockmakers such as Abner Jones, Henry Loomis, Jared Arnold, Lawyer Byington, Asa Munger and many more. Lunch on your own at Parker’s Grille. Depart Community Center 10:00 am; return approximately 3:00 pm

The Glue Factory Gift Shop Reg. No. Day 449450-05 Fri

Date Dec 1

Time 10:30am

Fee $10

Located in the heart of North Chili, a quaint suburb of Rochester, NY, The Glue Factory Gift Shop has been a favorite shopping destination of Western New Yorker’s for over 40 years.   We offer a distinctive blend of Victorian and Country gifts and home accessories to choose from. Lunch on own at Rohrback Brew Pub. Depart Community Center 10:30 am; return approximately 2:30 pm Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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GENERAL INFO 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. At 1:00 PM join us in the game room to play challenging games where everyone participates. Second Tuesday of the month is Bingo!

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 lunches: 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 Jackie Fisher at 662-5657 or Bud Johnson at 265-3968 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 7:30 - 9:30 PM • Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5 Penfield Community Center • Fee: $1.00 - 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. 30

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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!

FAQS • Are all the classes free? Many DEAR classes are free. There are some exceptions, for example FUNdraising events are fee based and the revenue is used to subsidize our other free classes. • I am not a Penfield resident. Can I still attend a DEAR program? Yes! The first week of registration is for Penfield residents but thereafter anyone can register. (Note: don’t wait to submit your registration form. We will take non-residents in the order their forms arrive at the Recreation office.) • 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. Penfield Recreation |

DEAR Programs • Is there transportation available? Yes, we have recently launched a new free volunteer transportation program in Penfield and Brighton called Bri-Pen Senior Rides. The service is for adults 65 and older who live or pay taxes in Penfield or Brighton. Bri-Pen provides rides to medical appointments, religious services and beginning Monday September 11th we will be providing rides to the Penfield Community Center on Mondays for people to attend DEAR classes or to go to the Penfield Public Library. This will be on a trial basis. The goal will be to add additional days sometime in the future. • 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, beginning this fall we are requesting 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).

Fall 2017 Daytime Education at Recreation Advisory Board

Lisa Hibner, Moira Fallon, Jackie Scheible, John Schmeelk, Pat Schmeelk, Peg Terwilliger, Sandy Wurzer

If you would like to be a part of the Winter 2018 Advisory committee please see Pam Gerace Mount at the Penfield Recreation Dept. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Classes are now listed by day of the week in chronological order. A subject key below defines the class discipline: A = Art • H = History • LH = Local History • L = Literature S = Science • SI = Special Interest • W = Wellness

MONDAYS AT DEAR The George Eastman Museum & DEAR Collaborative new series Exhibition In Focus

In-depth talks about the gallery’s current exhibit with GEM docent Pam O’Brien. An opportunity to grasp an appreciation for the myriad of photographers and their artistic voice in this ever changing medium. The last class is held at the museum, giving DEAR students an intimate encounter with the actual work.

History of Photography

In depth talks about GEM’s rotating exhibit, curated every few months, to show the progression in the field of photography. Smart, and insightful, the compilation of images displayed tell a different story about the impact and significance of the art of photography. The last class is held at the museum, giving DEAR students an intimate encounter with the actual work.

GEM Exhibition In Focus: Eugene Richards The Run-On of Time

A, H Pam O’Brien, Docent for the GEM Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-A Mon, Wed Sep 11, 13 11:00-12:30pm ** Thu Sep 14 5:00pm ** **Free at PCC, admission fee at GEM for non-members  Penfield Community Center (9/11-13) and GEM (9/14)

Join George Eastman Museum Docent Pam O’Brien, for an intimate introduction to the first museum retrospective of photographer Eugene Richards. The exhibit, “Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time,” is on view at GEM through October 22. Pam O’Brien’s Photo History and Photographic Artist series are some of the most interesting and enriching programs we offer at DEAR. The threeday series will explore Mr. Richards’ provocative and distinguished breadth of work, as well as a biography of the man who has spent his life documenting the social fabric of humanity. His images are brutally honest and deeply touching, ultimately leaving the viewer with a deeper understanding of the world. This series will conclude on the third day with a visit to the GEM at 5PM, for an opportunity to see his work first hand, with a full perspective of these amazing photographs. A scheduled live talk at 6PM with Eugene Richards will finish this comprehensive survey of one of the most respected photographers in the country.

Volunteer for DEAR

• Facilitate a new class • Join the planning/advisory committee • Donate to our ongoing efforts to keep DEAR free. Fall 2017


DEAR Programs The History of Photography through Photographs of Architecture 

A, H Pam O’Brien, George Eastman Museum Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-B Wed, Mon Sep 20, 25, 10:00-11:00am ** Oct 2, 4 **Free at PCC, admission fee at GEM for non-members  Penfield Community Center (9/20-10/2) & GEM (10/4)

Join GEM gallery docent Pam O’Brien as we launch a new DEAR/ GEM series - “The History of Photography”. This new series will be an ongoing George Eastman Museum and DEAR collaboration program that will explore each new History of Photography exhibit at GEM in depth. The series will consist of classes at the Penfield Community Center and a follow up field trip to GEM to tour the current exhibit. The fall session will explore photographic history through vintage and contemporary photographs of architecture including the work of some of the most celebrated architectural photographers in history, such as Frederick Evans and the cathedrals he photographed as well as renowned architecture photographer Julius Shulman, who depicted modern houses as the ultimate expressions of modern living. We are excited to partner with the George Eastman Museum and encourage our DEAR members to take this opportunity to truly understand and appreciate the artistic and historical significance of the photographic process. Please note: the first class will be held on a Wednesday 9/20 at PCC.

Native Americans in Conflict 


Harvey Linbeck, Ganondagan State Historic Site Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-C Mon Sep 18 11:00am-12:30pm Free  Penfield Community Center

Native Americans in Conflict covers various battles between 1650 and 1800. The battles stories selected have unusual circumstances that led to major consequences, many occurring in local areas of New York State. This presentation is made possible through the Friends of Ganondagan in Victor, NY, which is a not-for-profit that supports the programming at Ganondagan State Historic Site, a site dedicated to Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history and culture. The program is free but donation for the not-for-profit will be available the day of the talk for anyone who would like to make a contribution.

Ancient Greece John Schmeelk Reg. No. Day 466410-D Mon 

Date Sep 18 & 25

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

These are the final two classes of this summer’s Ancient Greece series.

The Cathedral 

H Pat Schmeelk, Sandy Wurzer Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-E Mon Sep 25-Dec 18 11:00am-12:30pm Free No class 10/9, 11/6 Penfield Community Center

Spend your Mondays in awe as you watch detailed videos of some of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. A comprehensive look at more than a dozen cathedrals from Romanesque to Gothic from France, England, Turkey, Russia, one more stunning than the other. This program will make you appreciate the structure, art and history at your next cathedral visit. (Check out the History of Photography class—an overview of the history of photography through photographs of architecture, which includes cathedral photographs by Frederick Evans.) 32

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Knitting Refresher Class Joyce Bossard Reg. No. Day 462640-A Mon No class 10/9

Date Oct 2-Nov 27

SI Time Fee 1:30-3:30pm $18 Penfield Community Center

Need a little help getting started or an idea for a new project? Join our knitting class on Monday afternoons. Avid knitter Joyce Bossard will be leading the next session of knitting projects. This is a great way to get back into the routine of knitting. Get help casting on, or get a new pattern and some assistance on how to get it started. Even first-time knitters can partake in this program. Great fun in a very supportive and friendly environment! Please bring a #8 needle and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Mah Jongg for Beginners 

SI Linda Dinino Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466610-A Mon Sep 18-Oct 16 10:00am-12:00pm $60 (includes large print Mah Jongg Card) No class 10/9 Penfield Community Center

Learn the basic skills to play the American version of Mah Jongg. This exciting, stimulating and challenging game is a great way to keep those brain cells motivated. It’s not called the game of a thousand intelligences for nothing. Come see why so many people around the world are addicted to this very ancient past time.

Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt  John Schmeelk Reg. No. Day 466410-F Mon No class 10/9

Date Oct 2-Nov 13


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

This is an introductory course of ancient Egypt that will present Egypt’s history in terms of the lives of its rulers, in twelve lectures. This should make this an adventure easy to assimilate and difficult to forget. We will begin with the little known Narmer, king around 3200 B.C., and end with the death of Cleopatra in 30 B.C. Enjoy a kind of “People” magazine set in ancient Egypt.

The Age of Hamilton: A History Lesson for the Books 

A, H John Schmeelk and Pam Gerace Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-G Mon Oct 16-Nov 13 10:00-11:00am Free  Penfield Community Center

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 be a work in progress as we explore the makings of the musical, examine the lyrics of the score and the historical reference used to create it. This will be a fun way to introduce yourself to the musical if you haven’t listened to the score, as well as learn about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. Penfield Recreation |

DEAR Programs History of Food 

Pam Gerace Reg. No. Day 466410-H Mon 


Date Time Fee Nov 20-Dec 11 10:00-11:00am Free Penfield Community Center

For anyone who loves the culinary arts, this series will stir your appetite to learn more about the appealing history of food. With yummy food tastings, cooking demonstrations and a half hour food lecture, food enthusiasts will find an hour of tasty fun. This session will begin in Colonial America, where we will digest some of the earliest cooking techniques, recipes and explore the origination of coffee. We will travel to the early 19th century, Dickens world, to appreciate the foods of the working class here and in Europe. Next a fascinating look at the origination of the restaurant experience and the first celebrity chefs of the world. All kinds of interesting tidbits to share along the way.

The World that Was Norman Rockwell  Reg. No. 466410-I 

Day Mon

Date Nov 20

A, H Time Fee 1:00-2:00pm Free Penfield Community Center

Leave the complicated world behind and spend an hour in the imaginary world of Norman Rockwell. This hour program will talk about his life and work in the 20th century and explore the rich influence from the classical masters that greatly inspired his work.

The Nonsense World of Author Edward Gorey  Reg. No. 466410-J 

Day Mon

Date Nov 27

A, H Time Fee 1:00-2:00pm 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 an hour as we introduce you to one of the nation’s most prolific and unusual artists of the 20th century.

Gift Wrapping Galore  Reg. No. Day 466410-K Mon 466410-K1 Mon 

Date Dec 4 Dec 11

SI Time Fee 1:00-2:00pm Free 1:00-2:00pm Free Penfield Community Center

Just in time for the holidays—join us as we craft some charming and unique gift wrapping creations with step by step instruction. Bring at least two 10-yard rolls of wire ribbon, scissors and a selection of wrapping paper to follow along. You will learn a number of bowmaking techniques as well as some fun new ways to gift wrap for all your special packages.



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DEAR Programs Veterans Day Special Event Diary of a WWI Soldier Rick Gough, Braman Post 1229 Reg. No. Day Date 466410-L M, W, Th Nov 6, 8, 9 

Art of Northern Renaissance  H

Time Fee 11:00am-12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center

Richard Gough Reg. No. Day 466410-P Tue 

Date Nov 7-Dec 12


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

Rick Gough Commander of Braman Post 1229 of the American Legion was given the heavy responsibility this past year, of acquiring a box filled with the personal WWI artifacts and a diary of local veteran George Babcock. Rick has taken the immense task of transcribing his hundred year old journal and researching the enclosed articles and he has assembled a three part series to honor and commemorate the soldiers of World War I. The three part program will be offered the week of Veterans Day and will include an overview of the causes of the war on day one, a talk on WWI Veterans from Penfield on day two, and a presentation on Mr. Babcock, the veteran whose belongings and diary have been a catalyst for this meaningful program.

Some of the most provocative, creative and vivid art of the Renaissance was created in Northern Europe. The use of symbolism became a vehicle in which to convey ideas about religion, human intimacy and social constructs. This region is also responsible for the use of oil paints which would ultimately change the face of art, providing a startling crisp sharpness of line and color. The art of the Northern Renaissance is truly some of the most spectacular and infamous work in art history. Join Rick Gough as you explore the work of such artists as Albrecht Dürer, Hieronymus Bosch, Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and more. Learn how to interpret the images and understand the tangible ideas and techniques of this beautiful art.



GEM Exhibition In Focus: Eugene Richards The Run-On of Time

A, H

The History of Photography through Photographs of Architecture

(See Monday on page 31 for details)

(See Monday on page 32 for details)

Memoir Writing in the Local History RoomSI


Kathy Kanauer, Penfield Historian Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee 466410-M Tue Sep 19-Oct 24 10:00-11:30am Free  Local History Room at Penfield Community Center

Conveying personal stories, experiences and memories through writing or recording is one of the most important documents you can leave to your family and community. Your story is unique onto you and can help document a way of life possibly for centuries to come. This program will help get you started and give you that much needed excuse to start documenting. Put this class on your to-do list for the summer and find interesting ways to get started and stay motivated.

Eat, Play and Be Merry: A Performance Lunch – The 45 Minute Hamlet by Phil Frey  Modern Sensibilities Theatre Co. Reg. No. Day Date 466410-N Tue Oct 24 


Time Fee 12:00pm $10 Penfield Community Center

Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our chef in residence Pam Mount, along with an original play, “The 45 Minute Hamlet”, by local playwright Phil Frey. This witty, fast paced rendition packs all the story in half the time, in a surprisingly clever adaptation. Directed by Emma Milligan.

Ghostly Encounters: True Ghost Stories 

Pam Mount Reg. No. Day 466410-O Tue 

Date Oct 31


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

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. 34

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Reg. No. 466410-Q 

Day Wed

Date Sep 20

A, H

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

Help us kick off the fall season. Meet and greet DEAR facilitators, learn about upcoming classes, attend a lecture or workshop. If you are already a frequent participant, bring a friend to introduce them to our consortium of life-long learning.

Wednesday Tea Salon Reg. No. Day Date Time Fee NA Wed ongoing 1:00pm Free No tea 9/20, 11/22, 12/27 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 second Wednesday is Tea with D, a history talk by local author and Rochester historian Donovan Shilling (registration required), 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 desert.

Marvels and Myths of Rochester – Tea with DH Donovan Shilling Reg. No. Day 466410-R Wed 

Date Time Fee Sep 13, Oct 11, 1:00-2:00pm Free Nov 8, Dec 13 Penfield Community Center

Join us for Tea with D the second Wednesday of the month to a power point 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 tea and delectable. Penfield Recreation |

DEAR Programs Native People of North America – Great CourseH Moira Fallon Reg. No. Day 466410-S Wed No class 10/11

Date Sep 27-Nov 8

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

Showcasing rare, historic artifacts and images from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, National Anthropological Archives, National Portrait Gallery, American Art Museum and Smithsonian Institution Archives, every lecture of this fascinating course helps disprove myths and stereotypes that many people take as fact. Narrating along with these dazzling visuals, you’ll hear Great Course Professor Cobb present a different account—or some new perspectives on—the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, Cherokee removal, the Civil War, and the Indian Wars. You’ll delve into the seemingly familiar story of Westward Expansion—the pioneer trails, the Gold Rush, the Transcontinental Railroad— to discover the stories of the American Indian people who fought and negotiated to preserve their ancestral lands. Professor Cobb debunks many of the myths that you’ve taken as fact by providing the alternative side of the story. A comprehensive and sobering examination of Native America.

The Early Days of the Erie Canal  Lisa Hibner Reg. No. Day 466410-T Wed 


Date Time Fee Oct 4 & Oct 11 11:00am-12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center

2017 marks the start of the Bicentennial years of the Erie Canal. On April 15, 1817, the New York State legislature voted to build the Erie and Champlain canals. Dignitaries turned the first shovel of soil in Rome on July 4 of that same year, marking the start of Erie Canal construction. Eight years later, the canal opened from Albany to Buffalo. This course will give an overview of the construction of the Erie Canal, including inventions and influences on New York State and its cities. In addition, you will enjoy hearing some first-hand observations about a personal trip on the Erie Canal from a journal written in 1830 by a man named William Upjohn, who immigrated with his family to America from Shaftesbury, England. The presenter’s husband is one of his descendants and the family lives in Penfield.

PowerPoint 101 

Pam Mount Reg. No. Day 466410-U Wed 

Date Oct 18

SI Time Fee 11:00am-12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center

A tutorial on how to use Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides for sharp presentations. (Please note that we do not have laptops for participants. Please bring one with you if you would like to build a presentation along with the instructor.

Bri-Pen Senior Rides

Volunteer Transportation Service

• Seniors 65+ who live within Brighton or Penfield or pay taxes to either

• Free rides for medical appointments or religious services Monday-Sunday or to your local Community Center on Mondays beginning Sept. 11th • Appointments must be made at least five business days in advance

Call 585-340-8674 Needed Immediately: Assistant Volunteer Transportation Coordinator, Drivers, Dispatchers Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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NY Humanities Public Scholar Event Saturday September 16th 2:00 PM Penfield Community Center DEAR, Penfield Local History Room, Penfield Public Library Present…


Guest Speaker - Dr. Susan Goodier Political cartoons have been used since the 18th century to succinctly illustrate contentious issues, and their use is still common in publications today. The foundation of this multimedia program is based on suffrage and anti-suffrage cartoons drawn from a wide range of archives and published sources, shown to audiences in a Power Point slide show. Dr. Goodier is a public scholar for Humanities New York and the coordinator for the Upstate New York Women's History Organization (UNYWHO). She is also the book review editor for the New York History journal. The University of Illinois published her first book, No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement, in 2013. Her next book, coauthored with Karen Pastorello, is “Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State.” To be published by Cornell University Press in September 2017, the book will help to mark the centennial of women voting in New York State.

Registration is required: #463510 –B (Immediate registration is available for this program))


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THURSDAYS AT DEAR GEM Exhibition In Focus: Eugene Richards The Run-On of Time

A, H

(See Monday on page 31 for details)

The Nature of Matter – Great CourseS Frank LoVecchio Reg. No. Day 466410-Z Thu 

Classics in British Literature 

Bill Haley Reg. No. Day 466410-V Wed 


Date Time Fee Sep 27, Oct 25, 11:00am-12:30pm Free Nov 29, Dec 20 Penfield Community Center

Wander into the world of 18th century English literature as you learn about the political, economic and social constraints of the period and how the circumstances of the time influenced the work of these great writers. If you would like to do some advance reading, Mr. Haley suggests you read Goldsmith’s ‘Vicar of Wakefield’ or Fielding’s ‘Tom Jones’--your choice, for September.

Women in Science 

History Sleuths Reg. No. Day 466410-W Wed 

Date Oct 11-Nov 8

H Time Fee 10:00-11:00am Free Penfield Community Center

The brand new History Sleuth team will introduce us to some of the most extraordinary women who have made significant contributions to the field of space and science.

Veterans Day Special Event Diary of a WWI SoldierH

(see Monday on page 34 for details)

Tea with the Bronte SistersSI Modern Sensibilities Theater Co. Reg. No. Day Date 466410-X Wed Nov 15 

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

The Bronte sisters have accepted an invitation to tea on this fine November day. They are excited to share their lives, books and favorite readings with those who may wish to meet and converse with our special guests. Please register early. Limited seating available.

America Moves West Series: Riding the Rails - The History of the Transcontinental Railroad  John Schmeelk Reg. No. Day 466410-Y Wed 

Date Nov 15 & 22

Date Time Fee Sep 21-Oct 26 10:00-11:30am Free Penfield Community Center

This Great Course will explain some of the fascinating ways in which matter exists in our world. Explore the basic structure of molecules, and how their properties create every tangible “thing” in the universe. Mankind’s harnessing of these basic principles with chemistry and physics has allowed us to invent some new and surprising matter; from the chemical breakdown and reconstruction of food and drink to the myriad of fabrics we wear, even the air we breathe. You will have a new appreciation for everything you see, taste, touch and feel.

Lecture Series: (See page 40-41) Religious History on the Silver Screen 

Jack Kowiak Reg. No. Day 466410-AA Thu & Fri 

Date Sep 21, 22, Sep 28, 29, Oct 5, 6

Time 2:00-3:30pm

H Fee Free

Penfield Community Center

Sit back, enjoy a feature film, and learn a little religious history. Each class will feature a Hollywood movie that relates important aspects of religious history. Time permitting, films will include Gregory Peck in The Scarlet and the Black, Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, and the movie version of the best- selling book Amish Grace. Aspects of religious history explored will include the Vatican, Eastern Religion, and the Amish.

The History and Music of Les Miserables A, H

John Schmeelk & Pam Gerace Mount Reg. No. Day Date 466410-BB Thu Nov 2-Dec 7 No class 11/23

Time Fee 2:00-3:30pm Free Penfield Community Center

We will follow the historical narrative song by song, supporting the scenes with a breakdown of the social, political and its artistic rendering of this epic story.

Veterans Day Special Event Diary of a WWI SoldierH

(See Monday on page 34 for details) H

Time Fee 11:00am-12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center

America Moves West series continues with a concentrated look at the full story of the Transcontinental Railroad, its causes needs and effect on the United States. Politics, economics, science, social changes are reviewed and evaluated for the changes this construction project created. The physical frontier closed but new frontiers opened. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

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DEAR Programs The World of Albert Einstein ContinuedH

Nels Carman Reg. No. Day 466410-DD Fri 

SuffraTea – Home Town Heroines: Seneca Falls and the Origin of the US Woman’s Rights Movement  Rosemary Irwin Reg. No. Day 466410-CC Thu 

Date Dec 14


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

Come for tea and dessert and stay for Home Town Heroines. From 1840-1890, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony defined the cause of women’s rights. The stories of these suffragette’s lives, how they came to take up the cause, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the lasting and transformative effects of the work they did is local history of which we can all be proud. Celebrate NY’s 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with this lecture and discussion.

FRIDAYS AT DEAR Religious History on the Silver ScreenH (see Thursday on page 37 for details)

Date Time Fee Sep 22-Oct 27 10:00-11:30am Free Penfield Community Center

This second section of Einstein will pick up where we left off this summer. We move on to Einstein’s wider world as a celebrity, beyond a physicist. His diverse talents and interests included that of inventor, musician, Zionist and pacifist. In 1933, he emigrated to the United States and took a position in his new workplace the “Institute for Advanced Study” which he stayed loyal to until his death in 1955. Nels Carman facilitates this extraordinary story and simplifies the heavy scientific material that could prove intimidating to the novice student, and offers a fun and insightful presentation on this gifted complex man. You will not have attended the first session to enjoy the second part.

The Ghost of Hamlet - EdX Course

Rosemary Irwin Reg. No. Day 466410-EE Fri 

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Date Time Fee Sep 22-Oct 27 11:30am-12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center

Ready for a new take on an old ghost story this Halloween? Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt provides an exploration of the Ghost in Hamlet, considering both its uncanny theatrical power and the historical contexts from which it emerged. These six sessions will introduce the narrative sources of Hamlet, the religious convictions that shaped how people in Renaissance England understood the afterlife, and the ways that Shakespeare’s Ghost would have thrilled and challenged its original audience. Consider how the themes of death, mourning, and memory shape Shakespeare’s play as well as your own life. (See our Eat and Play special event on October 24 at 12:30 - The Shakesperience Trunk Show Presentation of The 45 Minute Hamlet see page 34 for details)

19th Century Séance Witness an historical staging of a 19th century séance

Friday, October 20th

Performances every half hour beginning at 5 pm Penfield Community Center • Tickets $5 at door This may not be appropriate for children under 10 years. 38

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DEAR Programs IN COLD BLOOD: TRUE CRIME, AN AMERICAN GENRE  Rosemary Irwin Reg. No. Day 463510-A Fri 

Let’s Go Extinct – Soon?!S L,H

Date Time Fee Sep 22-Oct 27 1:00-2:30pm Free Penfield Community Center

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, a pioneering work of new journalism and true crime writing. Taking Capote’s pivotal book as a starting point, this series invites participants to delve into the history and literature of American crime, using a variety of sources as the reading resources. Books are provided on loan and will be available at Penfield Recreation. (We will send you an e-mail letting you know when they arrive.)

Field Trip Seneca FallsH Reg. No. 469410-A 

Day Fri

Date Time Fee Sep 15 10am-approx. 6pm $12 Van leaves Community Center at 10:00am sharp

Spend the day exploring the rich history of the Women’s Rights movement in this day long visit to Seneca Falls. There will be a loose itinerary, and participants can lunch and explore downtown Seneca Falls on their own. The fee for the van does not include lunch or admission to any of the museums locations in Seneca Falls.

Brain Work France McCloskey Reg. No. Day 466410-FF Fri No class 11/10, 11/24

W, S Date Nov 3-Dec 15

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

Penfield DEAR programs are all about promoting a healthy brain. But how do you make the most out of your curious mind? This class will use engaging activities, brain games and mental exercises to explain the science behind how the brain works and teach you how to maximize your brain’s overall potential at any age. We are thrilled to welcome new facilitator France McCloskey. France has a BA in Cognitive Science/Psychology, and a MA in Adult Learning.

Nels Carman Reg. No. Day 466410-HH Fri 

Date Dec 1-Dec 8

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

Let’s examine the powerful earthly forces, in lethal combination, that have conspired for 5 mass extinctions, wiping out nearly all plant and animal life on land and sea in the past 600 million years. Human’s march of civilization can cause another by 2200 A.D. Here is yet another downer for the planet – a final explosion of the sun as it expands, leaving the earth in cinders. Nels is prepared to give us the big picture and show us some of the ways the human race is preparing for the inevitable.

Dinner and a Movie – The Chocolate Dinner DEAR FUNdraising Event Reg. No. 466410-II 

Day Fri

Date Nov 17

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) The film is free, dinner is $20. A short pre-show presentation about chocolate and of course a delicious chocolate inspired dinner. Registration is required.

Friday Film Reg. No. Day #462621-A Fri 

Date Oct 27

Time Fee 3:00pm Free Penfield Community Center

One Friday a month catch a recently released film in the Senior Lounge. Registration is required. Call the Recreation office for film titles or look for the announcement on the wall outside the Senior Lounge. Please do not sign up for a film you will not attend. (See our film series with Jack Kowiak on page 37)

Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis – Book Review and DiscussionH

Nels Carman Reg. No. Day 466410-GG Fri No class on 11/10

Date Nov 3-Nov 17

Time Fee 11:00am-12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center

This is the history of the military’s decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon’s Brain. A fascinating read that details the recently released declassified U.S. government documents. Let’s discuss the evidence and conduct a little psychic experiment of our own.


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DEAR Programs

THURSDAY LUNCH AND LECTURE SERIES Lectures are free but registration is required. If you would like to reserve a lunch they are $6 and must be paid for 24 hours in advance. Please note: there are a limited number of lunches available, so order early. You do not have to order lunch to attend the lecture. Lunch begins at 11:45am ~ Lectures begin at 12:30pm Woodrow Wilson –A Woman’s Friend and 28th President of the US

Joe Meli Reg. No.




Hudson River School Artists Fee

Lunch & Lecture 464010-01 Thu

Sep 21 11:45am $6 Lecture only 464010-02 Thu Sep 21 12:30pm Free  Penfield Community Center

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. As 28th U.S. president, he led America through World War I and crafted the Versailles Treaty’s “Fourteen Points,” the last of which was creating a League of Nations to ensure world peace. Wilson also created the Federal Reserve. In the throes of commemorating the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in New York State this year, it is only fitting to have a program that included the top man in office who supported the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote. Good for you, Woodrow Wilson!

How American Movies Changed the World Rosemary Irwin Reg. No. Day

Lunch & Lecture 464010-03 Thu

Lecture only 464010-04 Thu 




Sep 28


Sep 28

12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center


In the classical Hollywood film, the story is always primary. American filmmakers rely on style—structure, narrative, and visual elements—to effectively tell their story. While the French Lumiere Brothers are generally credited with the birth of modern cinema, it is American cinema that soon became the most dominant force in an emerging industry and, since the 1920s, the amazing American film industry has grossed more money every year than that of any other country. Come consider and discuss this important part of US history.

Don Nelson Nasca Reg. No. Day

Lunch & Lecture 464010-05 Thu

Lecture only 464010-06 Thu 




Oct 5


Oct 5

12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center


The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. The paintings for which the movement is named depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, including the Catskills, Adirondack and White Mountains. This lecture will highlight the followers who helped shape American art in the 19th century.

Author Visit – Parrot Talk by David Seaburn David Seaburn Reg. No. Day

Lunch & Lecture 464010-07 Thu


464010-08 Thu 




Oct 12


Oct 12

12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center


David Seaburn will pay a visit to promote his latest novel, Parrot Talk. A humorous novel about two middle aged men who after a lifelong estrangement from their mother are left to take care of her effects after she dies, one of which is her friend Paul. Turns out Paul is a grieving African grey parrot, who has a lot to say. The adventure begins.

Who Really Killed JFK? Marty Molinary Reg. No. Day

Lunch & Lecture 464010-09 Thu

Lecture only 464010-10 Thu 




Oct 19


Oct 19

12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center


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. 40

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DEAR Programs Lincoln? He Makes Me Laugh! John Schmeelk Reg. No. Day

Lunch & Lecture 464010-11 Thu

Lecture Only 464010-12 Thu 




Oct 26


Oct 26

12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center


“His world-wide reputation for telling anecdotes – and telling them so well,” recalled friend Joshua Speed “was in my judgement necessary to his very existence.” Rather than indulgence in drinking, dice, or cards, Mr. Lincoln “sought relaxation in anecdotes.” Humor was an integral part of the way in which Mr. Lincoln created and cemented friendships. All that knew Abraham Lincoln relished in his ability to alleviate and diffuse tension in a room and take the upper advantage in precarious circumstances. Enjoy a light and intriguing glimpse into the mind of this gifted man who had an aptitude for humor, and an intellect for politics.

Buried In The Backyard: A Chance Discovery of Early Inhabitants of Webster Ed Harding Reg. No. Day

Lunch & Lecture 464010-13 Thu

Lecture Only 464010-14 Thu 




Nov 2


Nov 2

12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center


While digging a post hole in his backyard in May 2012, Webster resident Ed Harding found a projectile point, dating 3,500 years, or more in the dirt. Curiosity motivated him to begin an archaeological dig. What he discovered was evidence of stone tools and human occupation thousands of years old in a layer of topsoil that was buried in the 1950’s, when his development was built. Come hear the story and go home thinking about what could be in your own backyard.

Letters from a Civil War Soldier Don Nelson Nasca Reg. No. Day

Lunch & Lecture 464010-15


Lecture only



Nov 9


Fee $6


Jerry and Diane Robbins Reg. No. Day Date

Lunch & Lecture 464010-17 Thu

Lecture only 464010-18 Thu 

Lunch & Lecture 464010-19 Thu

Lecture only 464010-20 Thu 

Nov 16

12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center



Nov 30



Nov 30

12:30 PM Free Penfield Community Center

John Steinbeck and WWII Rosemary Irwin Reg. No. Day

464010-22 Thu 

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Islamic medicine, aka Arabic medicine, refers to the science of medicine developed in the Islamic Golden Age. In this period of the history of medicine, Islam was centuries ahead of Europe, which still was embedded in the Dark Ages and the fallacies of the esteemed Greek physician Galen. While today many debate Islam’s adherence to outdated tradition, there is no debate this situation was reversed in the Islamic Golden Age. Consider the fuller history of the west’s relationship to Arabic thought and some insights from it we quite literally could not live without.

The life of a NY Civil War Union soldier is told through the actual letters written by James D. Quilliam to his wife and family members. Don Nelson-Nasca is the great grandson of James Quilliam and has preserved and chronicled his grandfather’s story in this audio visual presentation, which documents 84 original letters. Share his family’s history and this soldier’s first-hand experiences in this hour-long lecture.



Jerry and Diane Robbins Reg. No. Day Date

464010-21 Thu

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Nov 16

Islamic Medicine

Lunch & Lecture Nov 9


In January 2008 Diane and Jerry Robbins flew to Buenos Aires and then on to Ushuaia, Argentina where they boarded MS Nordnorge and sailed across the Drake Passage to the peninsula region of Antarctica. Landings were made at locations such as Deception Island, Neko Harbour, Port Lockroy, and Danco Island. The return passed through the Chilean fjords in route to Punta Arenas, where a day was spent at Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile. The travelogue chronicles the Antarctica and Patagonia locals through the integration of still and video imagery.

12:30 PM Free Penfield Community Center

464010-16 Thu 


Lecture only




Dec 7


Dec 7

12:30pm Free Penfield Community Center


We honor the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor this year with an examination of the brilliant fiction and non-fiction John Steinbeck created about World War II. Steinbeck did not report ‘straight news’, as he put it: he did not cover battles, or interview national or military leaders. As befitted the author of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck wrote about the experiences of the ordinary people, those who were doing the actual fighting, and those who did the vast number of unglamorous but vital support jobs which kept the armed forces operating. And his fictional analysis of the human costs of military occupation was so compelling, Nazi soldiers risked execution to pirate and read Steinbeck’s 1943 parable The Moon Is Down. Discover another more international side of our Nobel Prize winning American icon as we reconsider how this war changed us all. Fall 2017


Library Programs



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

A weekly session of stories, songs, and finger plays for children age 2 will run from September 25- December 6, 2017. Parent or caregiver must attend with the child. (*No storytimes on Mondays, October 9, November 13; Tuesday, November 21; Wednesday, November 22. Siblings welcome.)



Registration for storytime begins Thursday, September 7 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 7 to register. All others may register Thursday, September 14. (Online registration for storytime is not available)

BABY STORYTIME Fridays: 10:00-10:30am

A seven-week session of stories, songs, and finger plays for infants to pre-walkers will run October 20 – December 15, 2017. (*No storytimes, November 10 & 24. Siblings welcome)

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

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 18, 2017 – April 2018. (*No storytimes on Mondays, October 9, November 13; Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 23.)

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

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 26 – April 2018. *We reserve the right to cancel a storytime if less than 10 children register for it.

WEE WALKERS PLAYTIME Fridays: 11:30-12:30pm

A special weekly class for children 12-23 months old and their parents/caregivers will run October 20 – December 15, 2017. Enjoy some playtime & socialization with your child through stories, songs and rhymes that stimulate your child’s growing mind! (*No storytimes, November 10 & 24. Siblings welcome)

Register in person or call the library at (585) 340-8720.

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

~ Presented by the Friends of Penfield Pulic Library ~

•Wed, Sept 13 10 AM - 9 PM •Thur, Sept 14 10 AM - 9 PM Bring a box or bags to carry your selections!


Cash, checks & credit

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

Tuesday, Sept 12 2 - 9 PM

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

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•Fri, Sept 15 (1/2 Price Day!) 10 AM - 6 PM •Sat, Sept 16 (Bag Sale) 9 AM - 2 PM

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PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN (Online Registration is available)

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SNACKS Saturday, October 21; 10:30-11:30am For children in grades 1-5


REGISTRATION begins Friday, October 6 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday October 13 for all others.

Fridays, September 22, 29 and October 6; 10:30-11:00am


Presented by Baby Signing instructor Linda Schmackpfeffer

Join us for a fun and interactive class for hearing babies up to 24 months and their caregiver. We will use music, books and playful activities to promote preverbal communication using ASL signs. Babies who use a few simple signs actually speak sooner and are less frustrated than their non-signing peers. Sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. REGISTRATION begins Friday, September 8 for Penfield town or school district residents and Friday, September 15 for all others.

PARENT/CHILD BOOK GROUP Thursday, September 28, 6:45-7:30pm

For children in grades 3-5, accompanied with a parent

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 Frindle by Andrew Clements and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts! Lead by our children librarian, the group will meet monthly. Registration is not required. Our next book group is Thursday, October 26.

Saturday, October 28; 2:00-3:30pm

For families with children ages 3 and up

REGISTRATION begins Friday, October 13 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, October 20 for all others.

INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY Saturday, November 4; 1:00-4:30pm

For children in grades 2-12 ; parents welcome and encouraged to participate

REGISTRATION begins Friday, October 20 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, October 27

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017 NUTCRACKER STORYTIME Saturday, November 11; 11:00-11:45am For ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult


REGISTRATION begins Friday, October 27 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, November 3 for all others.

For children ages 6-11


REGISTRATION begins Friday, September 22 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, September 29 for all others.

For children ages 3 and up, and their families

Friday, October 6 (no school K-12); 1:00-2:15pm


Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day, no school K-12); 10:30-11:15am For children ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult

REGISTRATION begins Monday, September 25 for Penfield town or school district residents; Monday, October 2 for all others


Monday, November 13 (no school: K-5); 10:30-11:30am Drop-In, No Advance Registration (Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Parent & Child Workshop Saturday, December 9

10:30am-12:15pm OR 2:00-3:45pm For children in grades 1-5, child must be accompanied by an adult

Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day, no school K-12); 1:00-2:30pm

REGISTRATION begins Friday, November 24 for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, December 1 for all others.

REGISTRATION begins Monday, September 25 for Penfield town or school district residents; Monday, October 2 for all others


For children in grades 1-5


11:00am-12:00pm or 1:45-2:45pm For ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult

Children under age 3 are welcome to come meet Elephant and Piggie, but will be unable to attend the program. REGISTRATION begins Friday, November 3 for Penfield town or school district residents; Thursday, November 9 for all others.

You can also meet Elephant and Piggie Friday, November 17, 4:00-5:15pm Children of all ages welcome!

Child must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

Wednesday, December 27; 10:30-11:45am For children ages 6-11 yrs. old

REGISTRATION begins Wednesday, December 13 for Penfield town or school district residents; Wednesday, December 20 for all others.

DOLL’S WINTER TEA PARTY Thursday, December 28 ; 2:00-3:30pm For children in grades K-5

REGISTRATION begins Thursday, December 14 for Penfield town or school district residents; Thursday, December 21 for all others.


Friday, December 29; 1:00-2:00pm

For ages 4 and up, must be accompanied by an adult

(Children under 4 will be unable to attend the program) REGISTRATION begins Friday, December 15, for Penfield town or school district residents; Friday, December 22 for all others.

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library

Fall 2017


Scenic Tracks

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)

C.H. Phlibrick Park Saturday, September 9 • 9:00-11:00am

Hike through this park on Irondequoit Creek. Learn some history of the pioneer magnet of Penfield. Look for the hike signs! Meet at the pavilion.

Lucien Morin Park Saturday, October 14 • 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 lowflow barrier. You may also see the autumn colors creeping into the woods. Look for the hike signs! 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.

Sherwood Fields Saturday, November 11 • 10:00am-12:00pm

Visit this all-season park for hikers in all weather conditions. See if the Commission Ditch is flowing. Look for the hike signs! Meet in lot next to fire hall, Rt. 441 east of Harris Rd.

Thousand Acre Swamp Saturday, December 9 • 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. Look for the hike signs! Meet at the rear of Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance building on Jackson Rd.

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

Abraham Lincoln Park Trails: West end of Smith Road, off Empire Blvd. Park in cul-desac on Smith Rd., walk down road to Bay. Channing H. Philbrick Park Trail: Off Rt. 441 in park along Irondequoit Creek. Trail begins at the kiosk. Parking available.

Ellison Park South Entrance Trails:

Western edge of town along Irondequoit Creek on south side of Blossom Rd., east of Spruce Shelter. Parking available.

Harris Whalen Park Trail: Access from park-across from

Wegmans entrance on Rt. 441. Trail head and parking near water tower at top of hill.

Honey Creek Trail: West end of Motts Ln. off Five Mile Line Rd., opposite GrandeVie Senior Living Community.

Irondequoit Creek Panorama Plaza Trail: Behind Tops Market

at Panorama Plaza. Look for trailhead kiosk/picnic area at Panorama Valley Park.

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

Irondequoit Creek Wetlands East Trail: Trail begins at the east

end of Old Browncroft Blvd.

Rifle Range Trail: Ellison Park, south side of Empire Blvd., just east of Irondequoit Creek.

Rothfuss Park Trail: 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 the Penfield Town Hall. The trail is located west of the tennis courts near the Dolomite Lodge. Veterans’ Memorial Park Nature & Fitness Trails: Geographic center

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

of town, access from Atlantic Ave. and Jackson Rd. Parking available.

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

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

View trail maps on our website 44

Fall 2017

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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 www.penfieldrec. org. Permit acceptance for the year 2018 begins November 29 at 10:00am on-line and in-person. Check our website for more info. Drinking of alcohol is allowed in Town picnic areas only with a permit. No amplified music allowed. For more info., call the recreation office at 340-8655 x0. R = Penfield resident, NR = non-resident

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

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

Harris Whalen Park Open Shelter seats 80; max. 100

Fee: $33 (R) / $44 (NR) • Available: May 1 - Oct. 30 (Closed 7/1, 7/2)

Enclosed Lodge seats 90; max. 90

Weekdays (M-Th) - $110 (R) / $165 (NR) Weekends (F-Su) - $165 (R) / $220 (NR) [Exception: 11/23-11/26 - $220 (R) / $275 (NR)]

Available Jan. 1 - Dec. 31

(Closed: M-F 6/26-8/4, 7/1-7/2, 10/31, 11/6-11/7, 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: 11/23-11/26 - $275 (R) / $385 (NR)] *Does not include gazebo rental

Available Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (Closed: 10/31, 11/6, 11/7, 12/25)

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

Lodge/Shelter Refund Policy Enclosed Lodges - $50 cancellation fee (60 days notice required on enclosed lodge cancellations. No refund issued with less than 60 days notice.) Open Shelters - $10 cancellation fee (14 days notice required on open shelter cancellations. No refund issued with less than 14 days notice.) For complete park refund policy - see park permit available at and Recreation Office. Penfield Recreation | 585-340-8655 

park security Our Town facilities are monitored daily by security officers. If you have a park problem, they may be reached at 340-8618 or 329-0131. For emergencies, please call 911. The park ordinance is strictly enforced with appearance tickets. Please Note: Vandalism in any park is expensive and senseless. Help us keep the Town of Penfield parks beautiful. Also remember not to park in handicap zones, emergency or fire lanes, as tickets are issued regularly.

CHANNING H. PHILBRICK PARK Off Rt. 441 at Penfield Road. Open pavilion, grills, playground, seasonal public restrooms, green areas, handicapped fishing access, kiosk & hiking trail along Irondequoit Creek.

GREENWOOD PARK Scribner and Embury Roads. Seasonal park - ball diamond, tennis/pickleball & basketball courts, playground, green areas. HARRIS WHALEN PARK Off Rt. 441. Open pavilion and enclosed heated lodge (available by permit), grills, nature trails, playground, softball diamonds, lighted tennis courts (5/110/30), basketball & bocce courts and public restrooms. HERITAGE PARK Four Corners (Five Mile Line Road and Rt. 441) between Fire Hall and Baptist Church. LASALLE’S LANDING PARK On the south end of Irondequoit

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

PANORAMA VALLEY PARK 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 and seasonal public restrooms. SCHAUFELBERGER PARK This decorative park sits in the heart of Penfield’s Historic Four Corners.

SHERWOOD FIELDS PARK 2514 Penfield Rd. (located east of

fire hall) 82-acre passive park, primary walking trails through field areas, work on secondary trails through wetland and wooded wildlife habitat areas ongoing. No restrooms.


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

Reserve on-line for a 10% discount on park shelter fees! Fall 2017



Monroe County Parks 753-PARK(7275)

Penfield Art Association

Penfield Business Chamber 348-8360

Penfield Cub/Boy Scouts 241-8530

Penfield Girl Scouts Millwheel Unit • 248-8559

Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf 234-0799

Penfield Little League 377-1854

Penfield Players • 340-8655

Penfield Pops Community Band • 385-1392

Penfield Public Library • 340-8720

Penfield Rangers Soccer Club

Penfield Strikers Soccer Club

Penfield Symphony Orchestra 872-0774

Penfield Youth Basketball • 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 586-6677

Youth Wrestling


Fall 2017

Registration Information

Registration Starts 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) 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.) 3. 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! 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. Absolutely no refunds after a program has ended. Transfers: You may transfer up to one week prior to the start of class. No transfers once a class has begun.

These policies apply to ALL Recreation Programs.

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 2017

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PR SRT STD U. S. POSTAGE PAID Penfield, NY Permit No. 7

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 20th 6:00 - 8:00 pm Penfield Community Center Games, Trick-or-Treat, Hayrides, Crafts and More! Free fun for all ages!

Adults and children 10 and over - be sure to check out our new event this year - A 19th Century Séance! See page 9 for details.


Penfield Recreation Fall 2017  

Wellness programs for the whole family.

Penfield Recreation Fall 2017  

Wellness programs for the whole family.