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 a live presentation one day a week at the Penfield Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and at 2:15 – 3:45 PM. The morning program will be Penfield Recreation Staff Present: Tuesday Lectures and  Mr. Lincoln  will be at 2:15.  Participants cannot attend both programs and we will have a limited number of people allowed in the room.  If you would like to attend either program in person you must call 340-8655 option 0 to register.

If you would like to attend one of the Tuesday Lectures you must pick one to attend live. These programs will also be available online.  If you would like to attend more than one we will put your name on a waitlist and let you know if there is an opening.  We will be taking Penfield Residents and DEAR volunteers first.

If you would like to attend the Mr. Lincoln class you can call to reserve a spot for the entire six-week series. We will be taking Penfield Residents and DEAR volunteers first.  This 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.

A grab-and-go lunch/curbside pickup prepared in our kitchen will also be available to purchase for $4 on Tuesdays. 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 Penfield Community Center. 

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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 Zoom Classes ~

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

 

MONDAYS  (No classes 10/12)

Good Morning Coffee Hour / Open chat with DEAR Friends!
Mondays, August 24 - December 21 (will NOT meet 9/7, 10/12)
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.

 

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

Coffee Chat
September 21-December 21 
(no chat Oct 12)
10:00-11:00AM
REGISTER

Treasures of New York
John Schmeelk
September 14-October 26
11:15AM-12:45PM
REGISTER

History of Photography
Pam O'Brien
September 14-October 26
1:00-2:30 PM
REGISTER 

Memorable Oliver Saks
France McCloskey
September 14-October 26
4:30-5:30PM
REGISTER

Brain Work Potential
France McCloskey
November 2-16
4:30-5:30PM
REGISTER

Ghostly Encounters 
Ghostly Encounters date and time has changed. This will be offered as a wine chat on Friday, Oct. 30 at 5:00 PM

Tchaikovsky - Life and Music
Joan Albany
November 2-December 21
11:15AM-12:15PM
REGISTER

The Real History of Secret Societies Part II
Joan Albany
November 2-December 7
1:00-2:00PM
REGISTER

History of Christmas Music
Joan Albany
December 14
1:00-2:00PM
REGISTER

 

TUESDAYS

Those Were the Days: Vintage TV (This is a repeat of our Wine Chat program)
Anne Coller
September 22
10:30AM-12:00PM
REGISTER

Roadside America Part I
Andrew Urckfitz
September 29
10:30AM-12:00PM
REGISTER

Roadside America Part II
Sabrina Renner
October 6
10:30AM-12:00PM
REGISTER

Photos of Old Penfield
Kathy Kanauer, Penfield Town Historian
October 13
10:30AM-12:00PM
REGISTER

The Apollo Lunar Landing (This presentation will be available live at Penfield Community Center. Please call to reserve a spot. Drop in will not be allowed.)
Francis Coleman
October 27
10:30AM-12:00PM
REGISTER

Great Inventions
Lisa Hibner
September 15-December 22
12:00-1:30PM
REGISTER

Mr. Lincoln
Rick Gough
September 15-October 20
2:15-3:45PM
REGISTER

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

 

WEDNESDAYS

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

History and Myths of Hudson Valley
John Schmeelk
September 16–October 21 
9:45–10:45AM
REGISTER

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

Book Discussion: Somebody’s Gotta Do It by Adrienne Martini
Pam O’Brien
September 23
2:30–4:00PM
REGISTER

Book Discussion: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kindi
Sharon Burke
October 21–November 4 
2:30–3:30PM
REGISTER 

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

 

THURSDAYS  (No classes 11/26)

 

What is Judaism?
Diane Robbins
September 10–October 15
1:00–2:30PM
REGISTER

Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance
Rick Gough
September 10-October 15
10:00-11:30AM
REGISTER

The Black Death Continued
Rick Gough
September 10-October 15
2:45-4:15PM
REGISTER

The Dilemma of Prohibition
Rosemary Irwin
October 15
11:45AM-12:45PM
REGISTER

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

The One Hour History of Currency
Diane Robbins
October 22
11:45AM-12:45PM
REGISTER

Warriors, Intellectuals, and Queens
Diane Robbins
October 22-December 3
1:00-2:30PM
REGISTER

The Winchester Mystery House
Pam Gerace
October 22-29
2:45-4:15PM
REGISTER

 

FRIDAYS  (No classes 11/27)

 

Art Forum
Jim VanMeter
September 11-December 18
10:00-11:30AM
REGISTER 

Understanding Great Art
Pam Gerace
September 11-October 30
12:00-1:30PM
REGISTER

Mystery Suspense Thriller Horror Theater
Nels Carman
September 18-October 16
2:00-4:00PM
REGISTER

Solutions for Transferring, Preserving, and Sharing Your Digital Family Memories
Allen Hibner
October 23-November 20
2:00-3:30PM
REGISTER

Most of us have many old camcorder and VHS videotapes, 8mm & 16mm films, cassette tapes and hundreds or even thousands of photographic prints and 35mm slides tucked away in boxes or old photo albums in our basements and attics. We may even have hundreds or thousands of unorganized digital photos now stored on our computer hard drives or on old CD disks. The other piece of this complex equation is that we all long to tell our stories - stories currently locked up in all of this old analog and digital media. We all want future generations to know that our lives mattered while we were here and alive. The problem is that it can be overwhelming to know how to translate all of the “born analog” and “born digital” media we have into meaningful and touching digital productions preserved for those future generations. Let’s face it—the future of all of our media going forward is digital and the recent pandemic has just dramatically increased the urgency for all of us to get our stories digitally produced and distributed to our family and friends.

Allen Hibner embarked on a path to find and implement his own solutions to transfer, preserve and share his family’s treasured digital memories. This five-day presentation will demonstrate the five-part process he developed which includes; transferring, preserving, producing, publishing and propelling these digital memories into the future. Expect an in-depth look at a wide range of existing hardware tools, software tools (including some free shareware programs) and available services, in many price ranges, some of which you may want to obtain and use for your own projects. This will be a fascinating journey through the creation of your own time capsule of digital family memories before they are lost to the ages.

Wine Chat: Ghostly Encounters
Pam Gerace
October 26
3:45-5:00PM
Do you have a real ghost story to tell? Come share your experience with us as we use this hour to explore the spirit world.
REGISTER

Wine Chat: Small Town USA – Let’s visit Troy NY!
Lisa Hibner
September 25      
5:00PM
REGISTER

The Interesting Things Jack Knows: History of Slang/History of Counting/Religion in the News
Jack Kowiak
November 6-20
12:00-1:00PM
REGISTER

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