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!
Plan Your Party or Special Event
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 a day to remember. Dates fill fast so call for more information or visit GranbyRec.com to see pictures and rental info.
Youth Basketball Registration Begins
Granby Youth Basketball provides basketball instruction in a positive and fun-filled atmosphere. Players will develop individual skills, and coaches foster teamwork and proper sportsmanlike attitudes. Granby basketball will establish a foundation of basics for future support of the high school programs. The staff works hard to create an opportunity for every child to be with their friends and to make new friends while doing physical activity and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Holcomb Farm Playgroup
Wednesdays, beginning in October, 9:30–11 a.m. at Holcomb Farm. Kids stay; you play 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. Infants can enjoy soft toys and some tummy time together in the baby area, while toddlers and older children can participate in more physical activities like climbing, sliding, ride-on toys and a ball pit. $5 per day drop-in. Buy a punch card for $20 and 5th visit is free.
Taz Fitness Challenge
Oct. 2 – Dec. 20, 8–8:55 a.m. A high intensity, low impact class which includes a full body cardiovascular, interval and strength training workout. Join in on the fun with motivating instructor Terri Ziemnicki who has been a certified instructor and teaching in the Valley for over 25 years. Please bring your weights, exercise mat and water bottle. $90 for 30 classes.
Taz Low Impact Class
Oct. 2 – Dec. 20, 9–9:55 a.m. An easy to follow low impact class including cardiovascular and strength training exercises to fun and motivating music. This is a great class for all levels and especially for the senior population. Balance and stretching exercises are incorporated in each workout. Please bring your weights, exercise mat and water bottle. $90 for 30 classes.
Basic Sign Language Class
Wednesdays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 13, 6:15–7 p.m., at Holcomb Farm. Ever find yourself in a situation where knowledge of sign language might have come in handy? Sign language is not only used by people that are hard of hearing or deaf, but also by individuals with speaking challenges or difficulties, and even babies and toddlers learning to communicate with others. Join us for these classes where you’ll learn basic sign language to help you navigate everyday situations and expand your language proficiency. $40.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m., at Holcomb Farm. Immerse yourself in a yoga class designed to delight your senses and unwind your body. Experience the wonderful synergy of yoga and essential oils. Open to all levels. Bring your own yoga mat and water. Aubrey Schulz is the instructor for this delightful class held in the Workshop at the beautiful Holcomb Farm. Class requires a minimum of 3 people to run. $17.50 per class/$64 for all four.
Pumpkin Run Family 5K
Sunday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Register at GranbyRec.com. This timed, two-loop course in beautiful Salmon Brook Park is mostly grass terrain around the soccer and baseball fields. Run your best 5K ever on this mostly flat course with a no pressure, low-key event. Pumpkin medals for all participants. Open to all ages. Run, walk, push a stroller or walk your dog—whichever you choose, just have fun. Rain date Oct. 20. $10 pre-registration/$15 day of.
First Aid and CPR Class
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6–8 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. This course will prepare 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 high speed Internet connection. Allow approximately two hours, 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. $90.
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 26, 1–3 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park. Come together as a community and have a fun afternoon of “trick or treating” at Salmon Brook Park. We want YOU to come to the park at noon, decorate your trunk and start giving out goodies at 1 p.m. Get your neighbors, friends, civic groups, book club, co-workers, family and friends together to come up with a great theme. We will give out prizes for the best decorated, spookiest, most creative trunks in the park!
Tiny Food Explorers, ages 3–5
Wednesdays, Oct. 30 – Nov. 20, 10–11 a.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Bring your Tiny Food Explorer to learn all about new foods. Learn how to introduce new foods in a fun and exciting way from Registered Dietitian, Katie Shepherd. Each week will focus on a new concept around food and picky eating, and making a tasty snack together. Get ready to get messy and play with some food. All recipes will be nut-free, but may contain dairy. Fee $52.
Lunchtime Walkers Club
Tuesdays, Sept. 10 – Dec. 10, 12–12:45 p.m., meet at Salmon Brook Park House. Being active is the secret to staying healthy! Walking is an easy and inexpensive way to get moving. Join the walking club and come walk every Tuesday at the beautiful Salmon Brook Park and enjoy 45 minutes of fitness, conversation and fun. We will stay on the pavement. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome. Dress for the weather. Registration is required. We are looking for a volunteer to lead this group. Please contact the Recreation Office if you are interested.