The AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program will once again be offering free income tax preparation on Wednesdays at the Penfield Community Center—by appointment only—January 29 through April 8, 2020. The AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program was designed to provide free income tax preparation services for low to moderate income households, with a focus on seniors 60 and older. While the program is available to anyone, its intent is to help those with limited resources who can’t afford to have their returns prepared by a private person or company. For more information please go to page 24 of the winter/spring Pen-Rec brochure or www.penfieldrec.org. To make an appointment you must call 340-8655, x-0. AARP membership is not required.
The next Red Cross Babysitting program is scheduled for Saturday, February 29, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the community center. This course is designed to provide youth (ages 11–15) who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, and help children behave. Through hands-on practice, the successful candidate will receive certification as an American Red Cross babysitter. Brown bag lunches are encouraged. If you have questions, please contact Domenic at 281-4208.
CBD 101…Meredith Dawes, RN, CBD and Medicinal Cannabis Educator will teach you about what CBD is and how it works in your body. Learn about the body’s endocannabinoid system and the health benefits and conditions that can be treated with CBD. The program will be held on Monday, January 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the community center. The registration number is 131025-A, the fee is $20.00, and you must be 18 years of age to participate.
The next AARP Smart Driver course is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 13 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the community center. This course is designed for the mature licensed driver (however, any age may attend with a NYS license). Tune up your driving skills, learn the newest laws, and understand how to adjust to age-related physical changes. Upon completion, participants may receive up to a 10% discount for multiple years on auto insurance; and the DMV may allow up to a four point reduction. The cost is $20.00 for AARP members or $25.00 for non-members payable by check only made out to AARP. For questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 340-8655.
DOWN size to RIGHT size! It is so easy to collect many things during our life time, all of which have some special meaning; however, have you taken a step back and said to yourself…HELP! In the DOWN size to RIGHT size program, you will learn how to liberate space in your home in this three-class course that looks at the rewards of real-world decluttering. Each one-hour class builds on the previous one with information and assignments designed to meet your needs. Interactive class discussions focus on decisions and challenges you may encounter. By the last class you will have determined a custom plan to declutter your space based on your own situation. Make your home your sanctuary and experience more inner peace and improved health habits. These FREE classes are scheduled for three consecutive Thursdays: February 13, 20, 27 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM at the community center.
Christmas tree recycling is still underway at the DPW facility, 1607 Jackson Road. All trees will be ground up and made part of the free mulch pile available at the town hall from early spring until we run out of material for the year. Thank you in advance for not sending your tree to the landfill.
With the recent snowfall, I want to remind everyone that winter parking rules are in effect and run through Wednesday, April 1. This means NO PARKING is allowed on any roadway in Penfield from 2:00 AM to 7:00 AM to allow our DPW crews to safely and effectively plow and salt roadways. Thank you in advance for observing these rules, it gives us the opportunity to get through the town more quickly and it avoids the potential of you receiving a ticket from the Sheriff’s Office!
Lastly, please remember to clear snow from around fire hydrants if you have one in front of or near your home. This important task will assist emergency responders if they need to respond to a call in your neighborhood.