Office Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com.
Website: www.GranbyRec.com. Accepting MasterCard / Visa / Discover for payments. The registration system and website allow you to register for programs at any time, find out if a program still has space available, check your account to see what activities your family members are signed up for, and print out a year-end receipt for tax purposes.
Program/Trip Registration: All programs/trips are based on a first come basis and space availability and require advance registration; payment must accompany registration. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
Scholarships: Recreational and leisure opportunities are not denied any resident because of lack of financial resources; program scholarship information is available upon request. All inquiries are kept in the strictest confidence; apply early.
Event Planning: Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or Holcomb Farm. The Salmon Brook Park House is a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 99 people, featuring a gas fireplace and central air. The North Barn Pavilion at Holcomb Farm is built to look like a barn, but this gorgeous new building has all of the modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people special. Make an appointment for tours to see if one is the right fit for your next event.
Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Monday, April 17 for the annual Patriot’s Day Game at Fenway Park. This is always a special home game, with the Boston Marathon being run through the city during the game and lots of pre-game holiday pageantry and ceremonies. We will be seated in right field box 88 for this game (under the retired numbers). The bus will leave Granby Town Hall at 7:30 a.m. for the 11:05 a.m. game start time and we should be home around 4:30 p.m. Tickets can only be reserved with full payment. $110pp.
Yankees vs. Red Sox: Friday, Aug. 11, 7:05 p.m. Two of baseball’s biggest rivals will meet in Yankee Stadium for what is sure to be a battle for the top of baseball’s toughest division. Both the Yankees and the Sox have their sights set on a Championship this year so this game should have a playoff-like atmosphere. We have seats in section 233B (straightaway left field, 2nd level). Full payment must be made at time of purchase. $115pp.
Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles: Friday, Aug. 25. The Red Sox will play the Orioles at Fenway Park. We are lucky to have seats in right field box 88 (under the retired numbers). The bus will leave Granby Town Hall at 3 p.m. for the 7:10 p.m. game start time. Tickets can only be reserved with full payment. $125pp
Indoor Field Hockey Clinics: Feb. 6 to March 13, at Wells Road. Grades 5 and 6 at 6-7 p.m., $105pp. Grades 7 and 8 at 7:15-8:30 p.m. $130pp. Basics of passing, receiving, stick skills, shooting, defensive concepts and game strategy will be covered and games will be played to utilize these skills. Instructors will be current GMHS coaches and players. Limited to 15 players per session. Each clinic will feature instruction and game play. All participants must supply their own mouth guards, field hockey sticks and shin guards. Indoor gloves are optional. Bring lots of water. New players: when going to a sports store to buy equipment, provide two (2) measurements for correct size stick: 1) from hipbone to floor and 2) height.
American Red Cross Babysitting Course, ages 11-15: Feb. 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. This class will give youth the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parent and adult guardians. This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism; basic care; safety and safe play; and first aid. $100pp.
Junior W.A.V.E., ages 11-13: Feb. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. The Women Against Violence Everywhere women’s self-defense program deals with real life scenarios and situations. The comprehensive program teaches participants the proper way to deal with threatening and dangerous situations that may arise at any time of day or night, both inside and outside the home or work. It is a no frills class that teaches practical techniques that have been proven effective. Techniques will include escape and defense from the many types of attacks a woman may be faced with. Participants will be taught the correct way to use the weapons they possess, i.e. hands, feet, knees, and elbows. $20pp.
Indoor Field Hockey League, for grades 9-12: Feb.28 – March 21, 8-9:30 p.m. Four teams will be created to play 6v6. Modified Indoor rules are played. Each night there will be two 25 minute games, each team is guaranteed two games; maximum 8 players on each team. Games will be played in GMHS’s main gym using modified indoor rules. $55pp.
Indoor Field Hockey League, for grades 5-8: March 27 – April 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Four teams will be created to play 6v6. Modified Indoor rules are played. Each night there will be two 25 minute games, each team is guaranteed two games; maximum 8 players on each team. Games will be played in GMHS’s main gym using modified indoor rules. $55pp.
Winter Afterschool Programs at Kelly Lane (grades K-2)
Soccer Shots: Feb. 15 – April 19, 3:20-4:20 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of soccer while focusing on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship. Children will be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. $100pp.
Mad Science: March 6 - May 8, 3:20-4:20 p.m. Eight weeks of Crazy Chemistry: We’ll learn about the tools scientists use in their laboratories – atoms, molecules, and reactions; acids and bases; and fluorescence and phosphorescence. We’ll also examine and investigate super sticky things by exploring suction, hydrogen bonding, and static cling and see some very cool dry ice demonstrations. The best part is that each day we’ll be able to continue the science fun at home with our very own labware take-homes. $129pp.
Winter Afterschool Programs at Wells Road (grades 3-5)
Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO: Feb. 7 – April 18, 3:20-4:50 p.m. Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®. Apply real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. $180pp.
Mad Science: Feb. 9-Apr. 6, 3:20-4:20 p.m. Eight weeks of Crazy Chemistry: We’ll learn about the tools scientists use in their laboratories – atoms, molecules, and reactions; acids and bases; and fluorescence and phosphorescence. We’ll also examine and investigate super sticky things by exploring suction, hydrogen bonding, and static cling and see some very cool dry ice demonstrations. The best part is that each day we’ll be able to continue the science fun at home with our very own labware take-homes. $129pp.
Yoga for All Levels with MaryEllen Mullins: Feb. 14 – March 21, 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Holcomb Farm Workshop. Stretch, strengthen and restore. Class begins with a gentle warmup, builds to an invigorating flow and ends with deep stretch and peaceful relaxation. Perfect to help gain flexibility, balance and strength. It will be a great way to start the day. $65pp.
Comedy Night: Saturday, Feb. 25, 7-10:30 p.m. at Holcomb Farm North Barn. Join as Lori Palminteri and Jay Black take the stage. Cash bar available. $40pp.
Paint Night with Laura Eden: Thursday, March 16, 7-9:30 p.m. at Holcomb Farm North Barn. Start getting excited for the arrival of spring by creating a beautiful stonewall scene while enjoying the company of friends and fellow blossoming artists. Create your masterpiece under the tutelage of local Granby resident and artist, Laura Eden. All the materials will be provided.Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverage of choice. $40pp.
Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Class for all ages: Sunday, Feb. 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. Learn how to beautifully decorate Valentine’s Day-themed cookies with your family and friends. You will be decorating cookies that are shaped like hearts, “X’s” and “O’s”, Valentines, etc. Decorating instruction, cookies, icing and decorating candies/sprinkles will be provided. All participants will take home their drying cookies in a bakery box. $27.
Combination Safe Boating / Personal Watercraft Course: March 6- March 9, 6-9 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. This 8-hour class is just in time for the upcoming spring/summer boating season. Upon completing the course and passing the exam (which is given during the last class), the participant will have satisfied the DEEP’s requirements and will be able to apply for a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO). The cost to apply for the certificate is $50 and is NOT included in this class fee. A Safe Boating Certificate/Personal Watercraft Class (SBC/CPWO) is required for individuals 10 years of age and older to operate any recreational vessel registered in Connecticut except a personal watercraft (Jet Ski type vessel) on Connecticut’s waters. $25pp.
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