Director of Recreation and Leisure Services: Kristine Vincent, CPRP
Recreation Supervisor: Daphne Shinder
Program Supervisor: Terri Ziemnicki
Summer Camp Registration
Day Camp, Mission Adventure and a plethora of summer sports, enrichment, fitness and wellness camps for children of all ages just announced! Visit GranbyRec.com to learn more and register.
Basketball for ages 18 and up: Mondays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. at Granby High Community Gym. Join Granby Rec for the very popular men’s free play basketball program…pick-up games. $75 season pass or $5 drop in residents, $10 drop-in non-residents.
Celebrate Spring Cupcakes for ages 16 and up: Wednesday, March 30, 6-8 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Decorate cupcakes in beautiful spring colors. Make butterflies and spring designs out of melted chocolate. Let your creativity flow making Unicorn Cupcakes. Taught by Mimi’s Cake School, this hands-on class will give you great ideas for your own home baking! You will be decorating a dozen cupcakes to take home with you. $55pp.
Beginners Wine Making Class: Saturday, March 19, 1-3 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Country wine is a term often applied to just about any wine made from something other than wine grapes. Learn about some of the many other fruits/flowers that can be turned into delicious wine. Granby resident Deb Beal has been making wine for several years using dandelions from her yard, wild fox grapes, peaches, strawberries and even jars of unused jams. She will cover the needed startup equipment, the “how-tos” and share recipes so you can start making your own wine at home. She would love to share what she’s learned over the years to make your wine-making experience fun and satisfying. Sign up now and you’ll be able to take advantage of the dandelions coming this spring. $50pp.
TAZ Fitness Challenge: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-8:55 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Join certified and motivating fitness instructor, Terri Ziemnicki for this high energy, low impact fitness class which includes a full body cardiovascular, interval and strength training workout. All levels welcome. $30pp.
TAZ Low Impact Fitness: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-9:55 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Join long time certified and motivating instructor, Terri Ziemnicki for this 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. $30.
Yoga for Strength: Mondays or Fridays, 8-9 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Develop strength and flexibility with this more challenging dynamic flow, integrating movement and breath with sun salutations, twists, back bends and core strengthening with an emphasis on proper alignment. Combine this with the cultivation of inner peace and the mindfulness of breath awareness. Modifications always offered. Listening to your body always encouraged. This program is being taught by Laura Fetzer/Seger. $100 per session/$15 drop-in.
Gentle Flow Yoga: Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Join Rachel Little for an easy-to-follow yoga practice that will leave you feeling great. We will combine deep breathing with basic yoga poses to build strength and flexibility, to energize the body and to improve posture and confidence. Modifications are offered as building blocks or to accommodate past injury. After warming the major muscle groups, deeper poses and stretches are offered, using support when appropriate. We will also build community as we reconnect to ourselves and others in a safely spaced, friendly and accepting environment. $100 per session/$15 drop-in.
American Red Cross Adult/Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: Saturday, March 12, 2-4 p.m. 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 class. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
Yin Yoga and Aromatherapy: Fridays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Slow it down with this 90-minute sequence of yin yoga postures and aromatherapy. By combining the slower, deeper aspects of yin yoga with the healing properties of Wisdom of the Earth’s pure therapeutic grade essences used in aromatherapy, this practice will help to restore balance within the energy systems of the body, leaving you feeling relaxed, renewed and ready to face whatever life is offering you. This practice will bring peace and healing on so many levels. $25pp.
Pawsitive Steps Dog Training: New sessions begin every six weeks. Join well-known certified dog trainer Kim Michalewicz for this great introductory 7-week course to learn how to effectively communicate with your best friend. Time will be spent learning to socialize your dogs to a variety of situations. Learn about normal canine behavior and how to problem solve to help your dog fit into our human world. Appropriate household behavior, handler attention, basic obedience and coming when called will be covered. Open to all dogs. There is no prerequisite for this class. For the Intermediate Classes, please speak with Michalewicz prior to registering so that she can approve that class is appropriate for their dog. Please contact Michalewicz with any questions. 860-614-6625 or firstname.lastname@example.org Beginner classes are: Fridays, 10-11 a.m., or Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., or Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., or Sundays, 4-5 p.m. Intermediate classes are Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. All classes at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. $170.
Toddler, Preschool, Youth
Granby Parks and Recreation Department has on-going classes for youth of all ages throughout March including Jump Bunch: Big and Little Jumpers, Songs and Seasons Music Program and Soccer Shots. Please call 860-653-8947 to try one.
Granby Parks and Recreation Department has on-going after school programs. Your child can join any time. Programs include rock wall climbing, volleyball, spirit club, hip hop, Irish step dancing, yoga, food explorers, fashion and modeling, tennis lessons and PE games and activities.