Penfield Recreation
1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526

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


585.340.8655


Online Classes

Hello DEAR Friends! This is the online class schedule for Fall 2020. At this time, we will only be offering two live presentations each week at Penfield Community Center. One will be on Tuesdays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and the other is on Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM. If you would like to attend either program in person you must call 340-8655 option 0 to register. These programs will also be available online. If you would like to attend one of our live programs you will need to adhere to the mandated safety policies that are now in place. Register for the Zoom classes using the links below.

A grab-and-go/curbside pickup lunch prepared in our kitchen will also be available to purchase for $4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can order a lunch online or call and place a lunch order up to 24 hours in advance. Unfortunately, we are not ready for folks to stay and have lunch with us at the community center. 

Check back often for new classes and updates. 

Are you on our e-news mailing list?  We send updates, changes, and class information for all DEAR programs. 

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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 Classes ~

Please visit Penfield Recreation’s fall brochure for class descriptions. 

 

SUNDAYS

DEAR Virtual Arts and Craft Fair
November 29
4:30PM
REGISTER
As you may know, for the safety of our vendors and shoppers we canceled this year’s Arts and Craft Fair at Penfield Community Center.  To give our vendors an opportunity to show their work, we have organized this virtual craft fair. Join us as we showcase 15 of our vendors who will share and talk about their items in this special Friday night wine chat. If you can’t make this presentation we will be offering two more viewings. Support our local artisans and crafters and purchase some early holiday gifts.

 

MONDAYS 


Unusual American Biographies

Nels Carman
September 14-December 21
2:45 PM
REGISTER

Coffee Chat
September 21-December 21 
10:00-11:00AM
REGISTER
 

Life and Music of the World's Famous Composers
Joan Albany
November 2-December 21
11:15AM-12:15PM
REGISTER

Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance 
Rick Gough
November 2-December 7
1:00-2:00PM
REGISTER

TUESDAYS


Zoom & live morning program at Penfield Community Center
10:30AM 

Nov. 24 - Unusual America: More Roadside Attractions
REGISTER 

Dec. 1 - NEW! Mad House with Michael T. Keene
Join author Michael Keene as he talks about the Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th century New York.
REGISTER

Dec. 8 - The Making of a Classic - A Christmas Story
REGISTER

Dec. 15 - Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony - Nancy Auman
REGISTER

Dec. 22 - The Real Red Baron - Rosemary Irwin
On the 50th anniversary of WWI, Charles Shultz introduced Snoopy the Flying Ace and his nemesis, the Red Baron.
REGISTER
 


Great Inventions
Lisa Hibner
September 15-December 22
12:30-1:30PM - NEW TIME
REGISTER

The Influences of the Who What and Where in American Politics
John Schmeelk
October 27-December 1
2:15-3:45PM
REGISTER

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

Understanding Quantum Physics
Matt Mansfield
September 16-December 9
11:00AM-12:30PM
REGISTER
 

Philosophy of the Soul
Nels Carman
September 16-December 23
12:45-2:15PM
REGISTER

Artificial Intelligence in Our Everyday World
Al Biles
October 28-December 9
9:45-10:45AM
REGISTER

DEAR Virtual Arts and Craft Fair
December 9
6:30PM
REGISTER
As you may know, for the safety of our vendors and shoppers we canceled this year’s Arts and Craft Fair at Penfield Community Center. To give our vendors an opportunity to show their work we have organized this virtual craft fair. Join us as we showcase 15 of our vendors who will share and talk about their items in this special Friday night wine chat. If you can’t make this presentation we will be offering two more viewings. Support our local artisans and crafters and purchase some early holiday gifts.

 

THURSDAYS (No regular classes 11/26; see Thanksgiving Day programming below)

 

Zoom & live morning program at Penfield Community Center
10:00AM

Dec. 10 - 1964 New York World's Fair: A Look Back in New York History - Cheryl Smith
REGISTER

Dec. 17 - Vintage Christmas (Live presentation only. We will re-run on 12/24 for Zoom)
REGISTER
 


The 1619 Project - Black American's Contributions to US History
Rosemary Irwin
October 22-December 3
10:00-11:30AM
REGISTER 

Warriors, Intellectuals, and Queens
Diane Robbins
October 22-December 17 
1:00-2:30PM
REGISTER 

Movies That Don't Believe in Physics
Diane Robbins
December 10
2:00PM
REGISTER
Join us for this fun presentation of clips from movies where the physics really doesn't work. 


Thanksgiving Day
November 26
This holiday season is going to be quite different for many of us. Spend some time with your DEAR friends on Zoom on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 10:00 AM. 

10:00 AM: Introduction to Outside Art - Jim VanMeter
REGISTER

12:30 PM: Thanksgiving with Norman Rockwell
REGISTER

7:00 PM: Dessert and Wine Chat and a Vintage Film
Grab your dessert and a glass of wine for a chat and the vintage film My Man Godfrey. (Please note: film subject to change based on availability.
REGISTER
  

Christmas Eve on Zoom!
December 24

5:00 PM: Wine Chat
Vintage Christmas special, ornaments, decorations from days gone by. Let's reminisce the holidays together with this opportunity to be with our DEAR friends.
REGISTER

7:00 PM: Holiday Film - It's a Wonderful Life
The holiday classic with Jimmy Stewart. A brief history of the story and film before and discussion after. (Please note: film is subject to change based on availability.)
REGISTER

New Year's Eve on Zoom!
December 31

6:30 PM: Movie (TBA)
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Dinner and a Movie event on 12/31, but that can't stop us from enjoying a movie together! Get your champagne and noise makers ready, and we will welcome in the new year early, right after the movie! Film title to be announced. 
REGISTER


 


FRIDAYS
 

 

Art Forum - WE ARE ON 11/27, join us!
Jim VanMeter
September 11-December 18
10:00-11:30AM
REGISTER 

Understanding Great Art WE ARE ON 11/27, join us!
Pam Gerace
October 30-December 11
12:00-1:30PM
REGISTER

Mystery Horror Theater
Nels Carman
October 23 - December 18
7:00PM
REGISTER
(**November 27 ONLY will be 3:00PM - USE THIS LINK 11/27 only** )

Special Wine Chat: Virtual Arts and Craft Fair Event
November 27
7:00PM
REGISTER
As you may know, for the safety of our vendors and shoppers we canceled this year’s Arts and Craft Fair here at the Penfield Community Center. To give our vendors an opportunity to show their work, we have organized this virtual craft fair. Join us as we showcase 15 of our vendors who will share and talk about their items in this special Friday night wine chat. If you can’t make this presentation we will be offering two more viewings. Support our local artisans and crafters and purchase some early holiday gifts.

Christmas Day on Zoom!
December 25

10:00 AM: Pajama Coffee Chat
Christmas morning with our DEAR friends! Do you have a special ornament or holiday decoration? Bring it to our holiday morning get together.
REGISTER

12:00 PM: The story of "The Christmas Story" film
The sleeper film of the twentieth century. (This is not the movie - it is the history of making the film.)
REGISTER 

6:30 PM: Film "The Cheaters" (1945)
A Christmas "screwball comedy" tale about a has-been actor invited to Christmas dinner with a rich family. (Please note: film is subject to change based on availability.)
REGISTER

 

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