Santa’s Little Elf Training Workshop will be held on Saturday, December 9 at the Dolomite Lodge from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and again from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Does your family have what it takes to be elves? Why not find out be enrolling in Santa’s official elf training seminar? Learn the basics of what it takes to be Santa’s helper. Meet Santa himself and take part in this ultimate training program. Register as a family for just $5.00 and choose your preferred time. Register online at www.penfieldrec.org or at the Recreation Office. For more information call 340-8655 and select option 0.
I attended the 4th annual Pen Web Rotary Clubs Brew and Dinner pairing last week at the Penfield Country Club for a wonderful four-course meal paired with Lost Borough Brewery selections. PenWeb Rotary has provided grants to the following wonderful organizations: Avenue D Reading Program, Bayview YMCA, Bovina Child Advocacy, Books for the World, Building Minds in South Sudan, Gigis Playhouse, Honor Flight, House of Mercy, Meals on Wheels, Moonshadow Spirit, Warrior Salute, and Water for South Sudan.
The next concert of the Penfield Symphony Orchestra (PSO), entitled Music to Warm Your Heart, will be held on Monday, December 4 at 7:30 PM. All PSO concerts are held at the Penfield High School Auditorium. For more information about this concert and all of PSO’s wonderful concerts, please visit www.penfieldsymphony.org. This concert is being sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank & Trust.
The last guided scenic trek by the Penfield Trails Committee will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Thousand Acre Swamp. This hike will tour paths and boardwalks on the Nature Conservancy’s Thousand Acre Swamp. A variety of habitats including woods, meadows and a pond will be covered. The guide will emphasize winter nature lore such as identifying trees in their winter dress, looking for tacks (if there is snow) and other signs of animals. Meet at the rear of Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance building on Jackson Road and look for the hike signs.
General FYI…starting this week the Assessor’s Office will begin mailing exemption renewals for the 2018 Assessment Roll. The Enhanced STAR income limit for 2018 remains at $86,000.
Looking for a unique and always appreciated gift for someone? Give your friend or loved one a gift certificate for Penfield Recreation! Certificates are available in any denomination and may be purchased at the Recreation office, 1985 Baird Road or over the phone with a credit card. (Call 340-8655, option 0.) Gift certificates are good for any of Penfield Recreation’s programs or services. Give them a gift they can use…the gift of wellness!
With the nice weather over the Thanksgiving holiday many residents were able to get the last of their leaves cleaned up and many were brought to the edge of roadways. Please make sure your leaves do not cover catch basins and storm drains to help prevent flooding…thank you.
Important dates and events in history: November 28, 1775 – The Continental Navy is established by the Continental Congress; December 2, 1823 – The Monroe Doctrine is affirmed by President James Monroe in an address to Congress; December 3, 1818 – Illinois is the 21st state admitted to the Union; and December 4, 1619 – The first Thanksgiving is celebrated.
Until next week, enjoy the unseasonably nice weather as we head into December!