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Director of Recreation and Leisure Services: Kristine Vincent, CPRP

Recreation Supervisor: Daphne Shinder

Recreation Supervisor: Terri Ziemnicki

Telephone: 860-653-8947


Special Events

Comedy Night: Saturday, Nov. 13 at Holcomb Farm. Doors open 7 p.m., showtime 8 p.m. Two comedians, full bar, bring your own munchies and charcuterie. This wildly popular event sells out every year. Purchase tickets for date night ($45pp) or purchase a whole table with your friends. Comedians are popular, touring performers and are top notch. The lineup will be announced soon, get your tickets today.

Mini Photo Sessions: Saturday, Nov. 5 (rain date Nov. 6) on grounds of Holcomb Farm. Capture beautiful pictures with your family, significant other, pet—you name it. Kristen Weldon Photography ( will be on-site for a day of mini sessions with several locations to choose from at the picturesque Holcomb Farm. Sessions are 20 minutes for $100. You will receive a minimum of eight edited digital images. These filled up quickly last year so book soon if interested. After submitting payment, book at:

Holiday Marketplace: Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Stop by the Holcomb Farm holiday marketplace, sip a holiday cocktail and shop for all those holiday gifts. Pick out something you can only get in one place. Soaps, holiday décor, candles, wood signs and much more.

Holiday House Decorating Contest: Do you decorate your home or business every year? Why not enter to get rewarded for all of your hard work and creativity. Join Granby Rec Department for the Third Annual Decorating event to spread some holiday cheer throughout our town. This free event is for Granby residents only. Register by Dec. 12. We will post a link with the map of all entries on Dec. .13.

Santa’s Breakfast: Sunday, Dec. 11. Two seatings, at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., in the Holcomb Farm North Barn Pavilion. You and your family are invited to this wonderful event that includes a full, catered breakfast, holiday craft making, a visit with Mrs. Claus and Santa and more. Don’t forget to bring your wish list for Santa. Limited seating available, register today so you don’t miss out.

Preschool Programs

Granby Nature Preschool: Granby Nature Preschool is a farm and nature preschool for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds based at Holcomb Farm. It is a five-day program for morning, afternoon or full day, except Fridays which are half day, with visits to, or visitors from, local farms and nature trails. The school embraces outdoor living and learning, so participants plan to be outside for some part of every day except in extreme weather. Indoors at The Barn at Holcomb, learning is enhanced learning through community living, relationship building, caring for one another and plants, and with art, movement, music and storytelling activities.

Rolling enrollment is offered for new students including children who turn three after school begins. New students will start at the 1st of every month. Fees are pro-rated on a monthly basis. GNP follows the Granby Public School calendar. For questions, please contact director Amanda Hochschartner at Register at

Youth Programs

Granby Youth Basketball League: Now is the time to register for the winter Youth Basketball Program. The league strives to provide a positive recreational basketball program for youths in grades K-8, to instruct the players in the rules of the game, to develop individual skills, to foster teamwork and proper sportsmanlike attitudes, to establish a foundation of basics for future support of the High School programs and to create an opportunity for children to be with their friends and to make new friends.

All State and local Covid policies will be followed and masks will be required by all indoors. This program is open to girls and boys in grades K–8. Leagues consist of co-ed grade K; co-ed grade 1; grade 2 girls and boys divisions (gr. 2 divisions will combine if necessary), boys’ grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; girls’ grades 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. There is no special team request placement. Register now. Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 11 and pay $110. Registrations received after Nov. 11 will be $135.

Food Explorers, Fall Baking: Thursdays, Nov. 11–Dec. 8, 4:30–5:30 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park House. For grades 3–6. Join Food Explorers for five brand new baking recipes. Each week make and bake something delicious: Pumpkin Mousse Cups, Caramel Apple Cheesecakes, Carrot Cake Energy Bites, Pumpkin Cannoli Cones and Snickerdoodle Dip. Recipes are nut free and will contain dairy and/or eggs. $99.

After School Programs

Art-ventures for Kids at Kelly Lane and Wells Road Schools

Fall Field Hockey Clinic at Wells Road School

Fit and Fun Running Club at Wells Road School

Mad Science at Kelly Lane and Wells Road Schools

Monday PE Games with Mr. Migneault at Wells Road School

Monday PE Games with Mr. Norton at Kelly Lane School

Nutmeg Book Club with Ms. Amara at Wells Road School

Reader’s Theater Club with Ms. Amara at Wells Road School

Thursdays TEAM Sports with Mr. Migneault at Wells Road School

Tuesdays Rock Wall Program with Mr. Norton at Kelly Lane School

Soccer Shots at Salmon Brook Park

Adult Programs

Paint Night with Paint Craze: Thursday, Dec. 1, 7–9 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Grab a friend or two for a fun evening of canvas painting. Paint a cute welcoming snowman who will warm your heart. Perfect for a gift or a personalized welcome sign. Everything you need will be supplied including a 12” x 24” canvas. Feel free to bring food and beverages to enjoy while you paint. $40.

Adult Rec Basketball: Mondays and Thursdays, 7–9 p.m. at Wells Road Gym. Granby Rec is offering up the gym for adults to come and play pick-up games. $75 season pass or $3 drop-in fee.