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 GranbyRec.com for program registration.
Program/Trip Registration: All Granby Parks and Recreation Department 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 our programs online at GranbyRec.com
Summer Lifeguards and Camp Counselors. Now accepting applications for summer staff. Applicants must be 16 years of age by June 30. Applications available at GranbyRec.com
Green Eggs and Ham Family Breakfast — Celebrate Dr. Seuss, Saturday, March 2 at 8 and 9 a.m. Scrambled eggs, ham, toast, juice and coffee, stories and more. Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? We think you will, oh Sam-I-am. North Barn Pavilion at Holcomb Farm. Under 8 $5, 8 and up $8, Under 2 free
Turbo Kick—the Kickboxing Party! Monday Mornings or Thursday Evenings beginning March 4. Fun, rhythmic cardio kickboxing moves and high-energy music, you’ll have a blast! Sign up with a friend and have some fun. Salmon Brook Park Building, $65 per session, Monday mornings, 8:15–9 a.m., Thursday evenings, 7–7:45 p.m. Thursday Evenings, March 7– May 2.
Adult Badminton – NEW, Thursday evenings, March 7– May 2. Badminton is the number two “participation sport” in the world, second only to soccer. Increase aerobic fitness and stamina with this weekly program. Players can burn 600-1000 calories an hour. Roger Young, will provide coaching including racket grip, score keeping, and history of badminton. For all skill levels. 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., $75 per person. Granby Memorial Middle School Gym
TAZ’s Spring Preseason Conditioning and Fitness Camp, Mon through Fri, March 11–15. Get in shape or further increase your fitness-conditioning for the start of the spring sport season. This non-sport-specific camp is fitness based and incorporates drills to enhance endurance, footwork and agility, full body strength training, core-based exercises, balance and flexibility. Some long and short distance endurance runs as well as aerobic and Pilates classes. Many core strength exercises throughout the workout each day. Bring an exercise mat, water bottle and hand-held weights (approx. 5-8 lbs.). Instructor: Terri Ziemnick. Grades 7–12, 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., Granby Memorial High School, $80
Safe Boating and Personal Watercraft Course, March 4, 6 and 11 from 6-9 p.m. Upon completion, participant will have satisfied the DEEP’s requirements and be able to apply for a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) A SBC/CPWO is required by 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. Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room, Fee: $25
DIY Workshop: Custom Family Sign, Thursday, March 7 from 6:30-9:30
Design your own family sign. Choose colors and font to create a perfect accent for your home. Sign night at Joy and Wit is a popular way to relax with friends, so bring a bottle of wine, snacks and finger foods and enjoy the evening. Registration for this class ends three days prior to the class. Sponsored by and held at Joy and Wit Design Studio, 2 Salmon Brook Street. $65 per person
Paint Night: Ocean Pebbles, Thursday, March 14 from 7–9:30 p.m. Spring is just around the corner. Celebrate with friends and paint a scene under the tutelage of local Granby resident and artist, Laura Eden. All the materials are provided, and you’ll be delighted with the masterpiece you create. Bring your own snacks and beverage of choice. Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. $40 per class
Succulent Terrarium Workshop, Sunday, March 17 from 2-4 p.m. Learn the basics of building a succulent terrarium. All materials for one basic terrarium will be included. You can purchase additional plants at workshop. You may also bring other decorative elements to add to your terrarium—figurines, crystals, shells, etc. Sponsored by Bouquets of the Valle. Salmon Brook Park House Gathering Room. $45 includes all supplies
Indoor Field Hockey League for Grades 5-8, Wednesdays, March 20 – April 17. 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 eight players on each team. Each participant must provide own stick, shin guards, and mouth guard. 6:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m., $55 per person. Granby Memorial High School Gym
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, Wednesday, March 20. The course prepares you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a highspeed Internet connection. Allow approximately two hours and 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., $95 per person. Salmon Brook Park, Park House gathering room
Lunchtime Walkers Club, Tuesdays beginning in March. Meet at the Park and Recreation Building Gathering Room at Salmon Brook Park. Being active is the secret to staying healthy! Walking is an easy and inexpensive way to get moving. Join the walking club and walk with us every Tuesday at Salmon Brook Park during the lunch-time hour. The route stays on the pavement around the park for 45 minutes of fitness, conversation and fun. Dogs and strollers are welcome. Dress for the weather. This free program will run through the winter and spring months. Registration is required. 12 p.m. –12:45 p.m., Free to everyone. Salmon Brook Park, Park House Gathering Room
Music Together Ages 0—5 with Caregiver, Mondays, April 1–June 17, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Join this international, research-based music and movement program for children from birth to Kindergarten, and the grownups who love them around the globe, families share in songs, rhymes, movement and instrument play, both in class and throughout daily life. Designed as a multi-semester program to grow with your little one over the course of early childhood, a beautifully illustrated songbook and CD is included each semester. Held in the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. $220 first child, $115 second child, $90 third child. Infant siblings under eight months on first day are free.
Plan your Party or Special Event with Granby Rec., Have your next family or other private event at SBP or the Holcomb Farm. The Salmon Brook Park House is a beautiful facility that accommodates up to 99 people, featuring a gas fireplace for the winter months and central air in summer. Make an appointment today for a tour and see if it is the right fit for your next event. The North Barn Pavilion is open at the Holcomb Farm. Built to look like a barn, this gorgeous new building has all of the modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people a day to remember. Dates are filling fast. Call to get more information or visit GranbyRec.com to see pictures and rental information.