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Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services 

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park; open 24/7 at 

Telephone: 860-653-8947 


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. You can register for all of programs online. 

Ski Sundown 

Registration is now open for the Wells Road/Middle School/High School after school ski/snowboard program. Register early as space is limited. 

After School Programs 

Send your child to enrichment programs after school. Now registering for F.A.S.T. Super Sports, Art-ventures for Kids, Strings at Wells Road—Violin and Viola Lessons and Kids Yoga and Mindfulness. 

Event Planning 

Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or Holcomb Farm. The SB Park House is a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 99 people and features 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 or visit the web site for more information and to see photos. 

November Activities 

Comedy Night at Holcomb Farm: Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. Looking for a local, fun night out right here in Granby? Ages 21 and over are invited for a night of fun and laughter at the North Barn Pavilion featuring NYC comedians Mike Gaffney and Joe Devito. Cash bar is available. Please bring your own munchies and snacks. Tables of eight are available for $320, or $40 per person for individual tickets. Purchase early as tickets sell out very quickly. 

Youth Basketball Program: NOW is the time to register your K-8th grader for the Granby Recreational Basketball Program. Games are scheduled for Saturdays and practices are held for grades 2–8 once a week. Volunteer coaches are also needed. Register by Monday, Nov. 12 and pay $100; cost of registrations received after Nov. 12 will be $125. 

Genealogy DNA Workshop: Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Holcomb Farm Workshop. Explore the information provided in AncestryDNA results, explore methods to manipulate the results, and introduction to third-party tools that turn DNA into a powerful tool for traditional genealogy, finding unknown relatives, and adoption research. $50pp. 

Paint Night with Laura Eden—Pine Cones: Thursday, Nov. 15. Create a beautiful watercolor scene under the tutelage of local Granby resident and artist, Laura Eden. All the materials will be provided and you will be delighted with the masterpiece you will create! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverage of choice. $40pp 

Holiday Paint Glass Night: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6 – 8 p.m., in the Gathering Room at SBP. You pick the two glass styles that you would like to paint, all of the supplies needed to create beautiful glasses will be provided. Bring your own snacks and beverages and be ready to have fun. $35pp 

December Activities 

Bus Trip to New York City: Saturday, Dec. 1, depart at 7:30 a.m. 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 are: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Plaza Hotel and Rockefeller Center. Pickup is 7 p.m. in front of Stage Coach Tavern, on 7th Avenue between 53rd and 54th Street. $48pp. 

Cookie Decorating Classes, Holiday Themed Cookies: Sunday, Dec. 9. Includes decorating instruction, cookies, icing, and decorating candies/sprinkles. All participants will take home their drying cookies in a bakery box. $27pp. 

Holiday Marketplace Event: Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. Granby Artists Association and Granby Recreation are pleased to present the Holiday Art and Holiday Marketplace Event at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Rd, West Granby. Hours are: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.. Both the North Barn Pavilion and Main Barn will be filled with booths selling diverse arts and crafts, much of it made in Granby. Find treasures to wrap, handmade cards, stocking fillers and much more. Enjoy a festive atmosphere listening to local school children’s music performances. Take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee or small lunch at the Waste Not Want Not pop-up café.