Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Salmon Brook Park; open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com
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. Registration for all programs available online.
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.
Kids Play, You Stay Playgroup
Wednesdays through June 12, 9:30–11 a.m. Lots of fun early learning opportunities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (ages 0-5 years-old) at the big red barn at Holcomb Farm. Parents and caregivers can relax and enjoy adult conversation, while participating with their children to play, learn, and explore a variety of fun activities. Instructor: Sherry Litchfield. $5 per day for drop-in. Punch Card: $20 for 5 visits (5th visit free) or $55 for all 24 weeks.
DIY Valentine Garland Workshop: Sunday, Feb. 3, 2–4 p.m. Sponsored by Bouquets of the Valley. We will provide the materials for you to make a unique Valentine Garland, Bunting or Pennant Banner that will be the perfect one for you or to gift to a special Valentine. Materials include paper cutouts, hearts, lace, buttons, ribbons and other whimsy. Held at the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. $25 includes all supplies.
DIY Wooden Flower Barn Board Heart: Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Offered by Joy and Wit. The DIY Barn Heart sign is always a crowd pleaser. This is a great “gateway” craft to give your not-so-crafty friends a taste for all things DIY. In this class, you’ll customize a barnboard-style slat sign by first choosing stain, paint or dry-brush technique—or truly be a rebel and go for the natural wood look. Then go shopping for hearts and choose the sizes, colors, and textures that match your home decor. Choose the heart-style or pick another design that’s more to your liking. Held at the Joy and Wit Design Studio, 2 Salmon Brook Street. $52 includes all materials and instruction.
Kids Yoga and Mindfulness: Mondays, Feb. 25–April 29, after school at Wells Road. Grades 3 through 5 at Wells Road School will learn basic yoga poses while having fun with focus on building self-confidence, strength and concentration. Children learn about poses, breath and relaxation through play and movement. Also a great program for children involved in sports as it helps athletes excel in other physical activities. Send your child with yoga mat or towel and don’t forget their water bottle. $100
Yoga For All Levels: Tuesdays, Feb. 26–April 2, 8:15—9:15 a.m. 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. It will be a great way to start the day. $65 per session.
Baby Yoga and Me: Fridays, March 1–April 5, 10:45–11:45 a.m. Designed for any caregiver and their baby ages 6 weeks to early crawlers. The focus is on infant developmental techniques and poses as well as ways for caregivers to squeeze some precious yoga into baby-filled days. Caregiver and baby will explore play and breathing while taking an opportunity to practice some healing stretches. This class encourages improvisation with baby, regaining flexibility after birth, and stimulates gross motor skill development. Held at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. $75 for baby and caregiver.
Family Yoga: Fridays, March 1–April 5, 12:30–1:30 p.m. This playful class is geared toward children and their family members and incorporates movement, yoga postures, games, partner poses and time to connect with each other through mindfulness activities. Family yoga creates great opportunities for bonding time, learning together and teamwork. Classes have a variety of poses, songs and activities, that will fit some ages better than others, but we promise there will be something for everyone, and families have fun doing it all together. Class is for child up to 3 and caregiver. Don’t forget yoga mats.
Held in the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. $90 for child and up to 3 adults.
Green Eggs and Ham Family Breakfast: Saturday, March 2, 8 and 9 a.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss with a breakfast of scrambled eggs, ham, toast, juice and coffee, stories and more! You should not, will not want to miss a fun-filled breakfast quite like this! Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? We think you will, oh Sam-I-Am! Held at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Cost: Age 8 and up, $8; age 2–7, $5; under 2 free.
Plan your Party or Special Event
Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or the 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 a day to remember. Dates fill fast. Call us to get more information or visit GranbyRec.com to see pictures and rental info.