Our Daytime Education at Recreation (DEAR) programs continue to grow and expand every year. The Penfield Recreation Department is excited to add to the DEAR schedule additional FUNdraising and special events. This Friday May 10 come enjoy a meal and a movie all at the same time. This special event will feature appetizers, dinner and dessert all in the theme of the film. This month’s film will be “The Man Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain”, a lighthearted British comedy based on actual events. To register please contact the Rec Department at 340-8655, the program begins at 5:00PM and the cost is $25.00.
Reminder…the next Flapjack Saturday Community Fundraiser sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Penfield (FBP) will be held on Saturday May 18th from 8:00 – 10:00AM at 1862 Penfield Road. FBP invites you for delicious pancakes, pure maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage and more…all for just $5.00 per person. All May breakfast proceeds will benefit Refugees Helping Refugees, a non-profit organization that serves refugees of Western New York. RHR seeks to foster the growth, self-determination, and self-reliance of Rochester’s refugee community by making them agents of their own advancement. This is the last Flapjack Saturday Community Fundraiser for the season - please join them again in September! Fellowship Hall is handicapped accessible and the breakfast is outstanding! For more information and details, please log-on at www.fbpenfield.org.
Mark your calendars for Spring Drop-off… DPW will host its annual Spring Drop-off at the 1607 Jackson Road Facility on Friday, May 17, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 18, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The drop-off is for Penfield residents only. We will accept general household refuse, metals, concrete, brush, tree limbs, and tires. We will not accept TVs, computers, monitors, propane tanks, grass clippings, leaves, chemical drums, hazardous materials, gasoline, motor oil, paint, or driveway sealer.
The Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf (PEFS) will once again be sponsoring “Summer Food for Kids”. You can help by donating tuna, macaroni & cheese, cereal, canned pasta, cheese/peanut butter crackers, applesauce, instant oatmeal packets and peanut butter & jelly in plastic jars. Please drop off your food donations in the chute at the back of the Food Shelf, located at 1618 Jackson Road, by June 1. For more information about this program and other needs of this wonderful organization, please log-on at www.penfieldecumenicalfoodshelf.org. Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide PEFS.
Check out “Under the Tent” events at Baytowne Plaza, 1900 Empire Blvd. Beginning May 1 – October 30 there will be Penfield Farmers & Craft Market every Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM; from May 15 – October 3 every Thursday will be Cruise Night from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; beginning May 17 every 3rd Friday will feature Beats & Eats with live music and food trucks; beginning May 4th and running every other Saturday nights will be Outdoor Movie Nights with great family-oriented movies. This line-up of activities is focused to encourage family time within the Penfield Community. For more information and details about these events, please log-on at www.mybaytowne.com.
Important dates and events in history: May 8, 1792 – The United States Military Draft is established; May 8, 1794 – The United States Post Office is established; May 10, 1775 – American forces take the British fort at Ticonderoga, New York; and May 10, 1869 – the Transcontinental Railroad is completed at Promontory Point, Utah.
I close this week recognizing the life of Allan. D. Moore, father of Town Board member Andy Moore. Mr. Moore passed away on April 30, 2019. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and Colgate University. He served in the United States Air Force and upon completion of his service he began a career in commercial and industrial real estate in Rochester, where he became owner of Moore & Bowles Commercial Real Estate and later Moore & Associates Real Estate. On behalf of the Town Board and the entire community of Penfield we send our condolences to the Moore family.
Until next be well and be safe!