Penfield Recreation
1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


585.340.8655


Online Classes

NEW SECURITY INFORMATION:

The Zoom platform has added security updates to their system. Moving forward participants will need to use a password and will be put in a waiting room before joining the class. New registrants will need to receive permission to attend a DEAR class. 

IF YOU ARE NEW TO DEAR YOU MUST RECEIVE CLEARANCE FROM PENFIELD RECREATION BEFORE JOINING any Zoom meeting.

Please send an email with the following information to gerace@penfield.org. Include:

Name, full adress, all phone numbers, have you taken a DEAR class in the past?, If so which classes have you taken?, Were you referred to the DEAR program?, If so, who referred you? Which classes are you interested in joining?________________________________________________________________________________

The underlined colored link will lead you to the Zoom registration page. Fill out the registration and if done successfully Zoom will send you a confirmation email that you will use to join the class. You must register for each class you would like to attend, but only once for any of the recurring courses.

Did you miss one of the Zoom orientation classes? No problem! E-mail Pam at gerace@penfield.org to set up a tutorial.


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 FREE Online DEAR Zoom Classes ~

*See fee-paid classes at the bottom of this page*

 

MONDAYS

Good Morning Coffee Hour / Open chat with DEAR Friends!
Weekly
10:00AM
REGISTER (for those who have not yet attended one)
Bring an interesting topic to the chat. Everyone is welcome! Each week a new presentation for art enthusiasts. Grab your coffee and join the chat.

Redefining Reality 
Monday & Wednesday 
June 29-August 19
7:00PM
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Facilitator Nels Carman. Off we go...What are the constructs of reality? A scientific analysis of the universe. Let's discuss the latest discoveries about possible theories beginning with Einstein himself.

Warriors, Intellectuals, and Queens - Continued
Mondays, August 3-17
11:00AM
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Facilitator Diane Robbins. Women gentle and cruel. European, Asian, Middle Eastern. The only thing they had in common is they all lived before 1400 and found ways to make their own mark in history.

Fun Western NY History
Mondays, August 3-17
1:00PM
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Facilitator Jack Kowiak. 

NEW! Author Visit: "Provocative Mothers and Precocious Daughters: From the Woman Suffrage Movement Until Today" by Suzanne Schnittman
Monday, August 17
3:00PM
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Local author and historian Suzanne Schnittman explores the mother/daughter relationshop in the 19th century and the role each of eight women played in the woman suffrage movement. Her subjects are four mothers: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (daughter Harriot Stanton Blatch), Martha Wright (daughter Ellen Wright Garrison), Abby Kelley Foster (daughter Alla Foster), and Lucy Stone (daughter Alice Stone Blackwell). Suzanne will spend the hour sharing her book and research with our DEAR audience.

TUESDAYS

History Sleuths: The Stories of Remarkable Women from the Last 100 Years
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote
Tuesdays, August 4-18
10:00AM
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Meet some of the women in American history whose narratives have been lost or ignored. Our History Sleuths have researched a number of candidates whose stories deserve to be told. Our collection includes artists, politicians, scientists, and writers. Aug 11 we will be designating the entire day to these incredible people.

NEW! Annie Got Her Gun?
Tuesdays, August 4-18
3:00PM
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Facilitator Nels Carman. Let's learn everything we can in an hour+ about this American celebrity and best trick shot artist ever known in modern times - from her early pioneer childhood to her world wide fame.

WEDNESDAYS

The Gilded Age/Progressive Era Continued
Wednesdays, July 1-August 19 (no class 7/22, 8/12)
11:00AM
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Facilitator Matt Mansfield. Our investigation of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era continue as we follow the economic, social, political, and cultural events of the first part of the twentieth century.

Summer Reading & Discussion Book Club - New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherford
Wednesdays, July 29-August 19
1:00PM
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Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction. Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and "Required Reading" by the New York Post. Edward Rutherford celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant--a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the city's fortunes. From this intimate perspective we see New York's humble beginnings as a tiny Indian fishing village, the arrival of Dutch and British merchants, the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1900s, and the attack on the World Trade Center. A stirring mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs, New York: The Novel gloriously captures the search for freedom and opportunity at the heart of our nation's history.

Travels with Dan Reardon: Tales of Trails of the Rockies
Wednesday, August 12
11:00AM
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Facilitator Dan Reardon

Stress and the Body - Continues on Wednesdays
Wednesdays, July 15-August 19
9:30AM
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Facilitator Rosemary Irwin. Medicine now understands that every cell in your body is influenced by not just our lifestyle habits, but also our personalities and emotions. Stress and Your Body explains how stress impacts memory, growth, the immune system, sleep, depression, aging, addiction, and many other mind/body systems. This course utilizes humor and science to present strategies to better understand and cope with stress. 

NEW! The Bloomsbury Group
Wednesday, August 12
3:00-4:30PM
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Facilitator Jim VanMeter. This one-session class will be an introduction or a review of the famous Bloomsbury Group. This was a group of intellectuals, artists, and lovers who lived in England in the early 1900s. Dorothy Parker summed it best in her comment: "This group lived in squares, painted in circles, and loved in triangles." This presentation will include some of the major members, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Robert Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant. Also included is Charleston, the former home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
 

THURSDAYS

Great Inventions that Changed the World
Thursdays, July 2-Aug 6
10:00AM
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Facilitator Lisa Hibner. Come and learn the remarkable stories surrounding monumental inventions and how consequential these inventions were to history.

Unexplained Phenomena
Thursdays, July 9-August 20
1:00-2:30PM
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Facilitator Nels Carman. Our world is an interesting place full of mysterious discoveries, unexpected surprises, and many unexplained experiences. Join us for a weekly presentation on all things unusual.

The Black Plague
Thursdays, July 16-August 20
11:00AM
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Facilitator Rick Gough. In the mid 14th century the medieval world experienced one of the most devastating pandemics to have ever struck mankind. When the Black Death was finally over, at least half of the population of Europe was dead. Life for the living took a devastating turn as social structures, politics, economic infrastructures, religious institutions, and more were irrevocably changed.

 

FRIDAYS

Friday Art Forum
Fridays, June 5-August 21 (no class 7/3)
10:00AM
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Each week a new presentation for art enthusiasts. Grab your coffee and join the chat.

Mystery Suspense Thriller Horror Theater
Fridays, June 26-August 14
2:00PM
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Facilitator Nels Carman. Your sometimes recognizable hoat Nels Carman will delve into the adapted-to-screen-and-TV classics, both well-known and obscure, that remain indelible imprints in genre history for directors, actors, and writers.

Understanding Great Art Continued
Fridays, July 10-August 21
12:00-1:00PM
REGISTER
Please note this class will be one hour.

NEW! Wine Chat - Small Towns USA - West of Rochester
Friday, August 7
5:00PM
REGISTER
Last year Linanne Conroy and Pam started to put together a two-day trip to Western NY for the DEAR program. Their research trip took them to some really fun, interesting places you may or may not have been to. With our travel options few this summer, take a virtual ride to some relatively close-by small towns that are worth a visit.

NEW! Wine Chat - Trivia
Friday, August 14
5:00PM
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Facilitator Diane Robbins. Join us for an hour of fun competition. A variety of trivia questions are brought to the table. Enjoy a favorite beverage and have some fun!

NEW! Wine Chat
Friday, August 21
5:00PM
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Facilitator Beth Campbell. Travel with us to the Antactica with Beth Campbell whose journey began simply enough this last March only to be interrupted by the pandemic. Beth has put together an exciting presentation of her trip, along with the story of her interrupted trip home.

 

 

Fee-Paid Classes

To participate in a fee-paid class you can register online or mail a registration form with payment to Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. A Zoom link will be sent to your email for you to access the class.

 

 

None scheduled at this time

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