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Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Salmon Brook Park

Telephone: 860-653-8947 

Website: GranbyRec.com (open 24/7)

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 conditioning. 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 to get more information or visit GranbyRec.com to see pictures and rental info.

Adult Rec Basketball

Mondays and Tuesdays at the high school, 7–9 p.m. Pick-up games for ages 18 and over. Granby residents have two options to pay: $80 for the entire session, includes both nights (which comes out to only $2.58 per night) or pay a $5 drop-in fee per night. Non-resident drop-in fee $10 per night.

Holcomb Farm Playgroup

Wednesdays at Holcomb Farm, 9:30–11 a.m. 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.

After School Writing Club

Mondays, Feb. 2–March 30, at Wells Road School, 3:20–4:20 p.m. Is your imagination full of stories that you just can’t wait to share? Come join us at Creative Writing Club, a place that brings together students that love to write and wish they had more time to spend crafting stories. We will play writing games and create works from across genres including realistic fiction, fractured fairy tales, poetry and comics. Come join us in a supportive community where we can share our work with each other to grow as writers. Fee: $85.

Basic Self Defense Course

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 4–March 12, at Holcomb Farm, 6:30–7:30 p.m. This is a beginner course for those wishing to learn the basics of self-defense. Each class will comprise warm ups, blocking, strikes, punches, kicks, and defense against grabs and attacks. Through repetition, these self-defense actions taught in class become internalized, thus gaining muscle memory and improved reflexes. As classes progress the moves increase in complexity to mimic real life scenarios to help escape to a safe area. Twelve classes, meeting twice a week. Fee: $200.

Aroma Yoga

Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Holcomb Farm, 6:30–7 p.m. 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. A minimum of three people is needed to run each class. Fee: $17.50.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Salmon Brook Park, 7–9:30 p.m. Prepare 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. Fee $95.

Yoga For All Levels

Tuesdays, Feb. 25–March 31, at Holcomb Farm, 8:15–9:15 a.m. Join us for a mixed level Yoga class. Start the day with this wonderful program to stretch, strengthen and restore. Class begins with a gentle warmup, builds to an invigorating flow and ends with deep stretch and peaceful relaxation. Perfect to help gain flexibility, balance and strength. Fee: $65.

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Salmon Brook Park, 6–8 p.m. Respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child and infant victims. Consistent with the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, BLS is the foundation CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. Through lectures, skills demonstration and practice, case-based emergency response scenarios, and reflection and debriefing activities with a focus on team-based response, BLS builds the key critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills that are needed to result in better patient outcomes. Fee: $90.