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Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open 24/7 at for program registration.

Telephone: 860-653-8947 

Website: Accepting MasterCard/Visa/Discover for payments. The online registration system and website allow you to register for programs at any time of the day or night, find out right away 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: 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 the Holcomb Farm. The SB 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 a day to remember. Dates fill fast so call to get more information.


NYC On Your Own: These days in the city are on your own to enjoy the Big Apple. See Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, a museum, the zoo, a Broadway show or shop. The usual drop off points in the City: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Plaza Hotel and Rockefeller Center. Pickup time is 7 p.m. in front of Stage Coach Tavern, on 7th Avenue between 53rd and 54th Street. Saturday, Oct. 6, $46pp. Saturday, Dec. 1, $48pp. 

Cookie Decorating Classes: Each class has a holiday theme, and includes instruction, cookies, icing, and decorating candies/sprinkles. Participants will take home their drying cookies in a bakery box. $27pp.

Halloween Cookies, Sunday, Oct. 28. 

Winter Holiday Cookies, Sunday, Dec. 9. 

Genealogy DNA Workshop: Have you seen TV ads for AncestryDNA and wonder what it’s about? Have you taken a test but don’t know what the results mean? This two-hour workshop will explore the information provided in AncestryDNA results, explore methods to manipulate the results, and introduce third-party tools that turn DNA into a powerful tool for traditional genealogy, finding unknown relatives, and adoption research. 

Professional Genealogist Jennifer Zinck will also discuss the most successful methods for contacting and collaborating with DNA matches. Participants are welcome to bring laptops or other devices to follow along. Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Holcomb Farm Workshop. $50pp.  Class size is limited.

Genealogy Series: From antique heirlooms to cutting-edge science, there is something for everyone who is interested in family history. Learn about records and places that provide clues to your ancestors, the easiest way to find those resources, and what to do once you’ve found them. Discover how science unites with history to help break down brick walls and find family using DNA research. Grow your family tree through a variety of online resources that will be introduced. Participants may submit a family tree chart in advance for some fun during the first session. $100pp. Register early as class size is limited.

Session 1: Let’s Meet Our Ancestors, Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 

Session 2: Popular Genealogical Resources, Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Session 3: Finding Family Online, Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Session 4: DNA and Your Family Tree, Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Super Soccer Sundays: The Granby Recreation Dept is excited to bring this parent/child program to town. Start early and learn from the pros. Your child age 3–5 will have fun participating in soccer related drills and games. Sundays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 21, at Ahrens Park. $95pp.

Yoga for All: Tuesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 23. Join us at the beautiful Holcomb Farm Workshop for a mixed level yoga class. Stretch, strengthen and restore. Class begins with a gentle warm up, builds to an invigorating flow and ends with deep stretch and peaceful relaxation. Perfect to help gain flexibility, balance, and strength. This class is led by popular local instructor, Mary Ellen Mullins. $65pp.