Entertainment reminder…Mr. Mustard, known for performing music of the Beatles, will be on stage tomorrow (Tuesday, August 20) for the final Tuesday night concert of the 2019 season. The program begins at 6:30 PM at the Penfield Amphitheater on the Kiwanis Stage, located behind the town hall. Food will be available for purchase. I hope to see you there!
ATTENTION: I was just made aware that Senators Rich Funke and Joe Robach are holding an electronics recycling event this coming Saturday, August 24, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 208 Eastman Ave. Rochester NY 14652, Kodak Park lot 42. Please note that each vehicle is limited to two CRTs/TVs with no exceptions. Visit www.sunnking.com/business/acceptable-materials for more information.
Do not miss this popular event! The annual used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library to benefit the Penfield Public Library, will begin on Wednesday, September 11 and run through Saturday, September 14. All are welcome! Hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (half-price day); and Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM ($3/bag, bring your own Tops/Wegmans reusable bag). Please note: Pre-sale for Friends of Penfield Public Library is Tuesday, September 10 from 2:00 to 9:00 PM. Friends membership is $10/family, $5/individual, and $5/senior couple. Renew early or join at the door!
The next FREE scenic trek sponsored by the Penfield Trails Committee is Saturday, September 14, 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Philbrick Park. Hike through this park on Irondequoit Creek and learn some history of the pioneer magnate of Penfield. Meet at the pavilion and look for the hike signs. All events are held rain or shine. For more information and to pre-register, contact the Recreation Department at 340-8655, option 0.
The Penfield community annual bike drop will be held on Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the community center, 1985 Baird Road. Penfield Rotary will collect used bicycles and donated them to R Community Bikes, Inc., a Rochester-based organization that repairs and distributes bicycles free of charge to Rochester’s needy children and adults. Its mission is to meet the basic transportation needs of those in the community who depend on bikes to get to work and training sessions, and recreation. For more information about R Community Bikes Inc. please go to www.rcommunitybikes.net. Receipts documenting all donations will be provided. The Penfield Community Bike Drop is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Penfield Rotary and Penfield Recreation.
Mark your calendars for the third annual Penfield Education Foundation (PEF) 5K on Sunday, October 13 at the Penfield High School track; start time is 9:00 AM. This community 5K race/run is intended to provide a morning of healthy exercise while supporting the Penfield Education Foundation. A children’s “fun run,” which will not be officially timed, will follow the running of the 5K. Register by September 25. Fees: adults $25; students (age 18 and under) $15; children’s fun run (age 10 and under) requires no registration. Please register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Penfield/PenfieldEducationFoundation5K. The first 250 registrants will receive a Nalgene water bottle. Those registering by September 25 will receive a race tee-shirt.
The Bri-Pen senior rides program continues to be a wonderful service to transport individuals to medical appointments, religious services, and to the town recreation centers. Drivers are trained by Lifespan’s “Give a Lift” program and are given free supplemental car insurance. If you need a ride or would like to volunteer, please call 340-8674.
Until next week…this is week two of our town employees’ four-week hydration challenge—we invite you to join in as well! The challenge is designed to encourage participants to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Water makes up about 60 percent of the human body; every system depends on water to work properly. Regardless of health status, we are all at risk of dehydration. Staying hydrated is key to staying healthy.