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Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services

Daphne Shinder: Recreation Supervisor

Terri Ziemnicki: Program Supervisor

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

Telephone: 860-653-8947 


Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

For ages 16 – 99, at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room

This course, which meets OSHA/workplace requirements, will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. 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 2½ hours 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. 

Choose a date: Sept. 1, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 or Dec. 15. 6 to 7:45 p.m.

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

For ages 16 – 99, at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room.

Breathing new life into resuscitation education, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) is designed to train professionals to 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 the use of lecture, 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 drive better patient outcomes. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a two-year Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers digital certificate with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history. 

Choose a date: Sept. 3, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19 or Dec. 17. 6 to 8 p.m.

Gentle Yoga with Rachel Little

For ages 12–99, at Salmon Brook Park

A yoga practice in the park appropriate for all levels of experience. An outdoor yoga experience incorporating breath, balance, flexibility, focus and fun. Rachel will lead the group through movements and yoga postures both standing and down on the mat that build strength, balance and mobility, while encouraging relaxation and release. Modifications offered to accommodate common injuries and limitations. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket/towel and water. Optional items: yoga blocks, strap. You can pay for the whole session or pay per class. Class will be held in the outdoor band shell if weather permits or inside in the Gathering Room.

Choose a session: Wednesdays, Sept. 2–Oct. 21, 6–7 p.m., or Saturdays, Sept. 5–Oct. 24, 9–10 a.m.

National Scrapbooking Weekend/Crafting Event

For ages 16–99, at Holcomb Farm North Barn Pavilion

The Town of Granby Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Friday into Saturday Crop/Craft Event. Friday, Oct. 2 goes from 1 to 9 p.m. for $20, and Saturday, Oct. 3 will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $35. If you sign up for both days, pay only $50 and you may leave your supplies set up overnight in our secure facility. Water, soda and ice tea will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own food or other beverage. Register early as the maximum number of participants for either day is 30.

Contact Cheryl Bliss at if you have any questions. She will also have demonstrations and crafting items for sale. Enjoy the fun crafting with fellow crafters.