The Kent Park and Recreation Department is offering a variety of programs.

Office hours on the second floor at town hall are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Program registration forms are available outside the office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information, call Director Lesly Ferris at 860-927-1003 or check the department website,, which includes program information, registration forms, scheduling and links to other community and regional organizations.


After-school program

The program will start Monday, Aug. 30 for sessions for Center School students in grades K-6 to meet school days from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Signup will be available Monday from 8:15 to 9 a.m. at the school. Pre-registered participants may attend on a full or part-time basis at the cost of $11 per day including snack. The program will feature homework time, indoor and outdoor activities, games and sports. Registration forms are available at town hall or by calling the Park and Rec office at 860-927-1003.



Ice skating programs hosted by Kent Park and Recreation and Kent School are offered at the Kent School and South Kent School ice rinks. Park passes required for participation are available at $35 for residents or $65 for non-residents. Residents aged 65 and older may skate for free. A $5 daily fee will also be available. Participants must wear a hat and skates for open skate and helmets and skates for sticks and pucks.

For programs times, call the Park and Rec office at 860-927-1003.


Ballet and jazz dance classes for youths aged 4 to sixth grade and jazz and tap for adults are offered at the Community House, directed by former Rockettes and Broadway dancer Jeri Kansas at the Community House. Pre-registration is required.

UConn women's basketball

A bus trip to New York City is set Dec. 19 to see sights and attend a Madison Square Garden doubleheader of the Maggie Dixon Classic, including the University of Connecticut women's basketball's game vs. Ohio State. Cost will be $67 including transportation and basketball tickets. Departure from Kent will be at 8 a.m. from town hall. Pre-paid and non-refundable reservations may be made by e-mail or calling 860-927-1003. Checks payable to the Town of Kent should be sent to P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757.


Blood pressure

Blood pressure screenings for residents aged 60 and older are available Wednesday, Dec. 1 and the ensuing first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane.

Seniors' legal seminar

A free seminar open to residents about legal issues facing seniors will be hosted Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane by Dolores Schiesel of Cramer & Anderson in New Milford. Lunch will be offered that day at 11:30 a.m. with a suggested donation of $2. Reservations should be made at 860-927-4627 by Dec. 9 at noon.

One-on-one appointments will also be available Dec. 17 starting at 9:30 a.m.. Appointments may be made for April 21 by calling Lesly Ferris at (860) 927-1003.

Health screening

Residents aged 60 and older are welcome Thursday, Dec. 2 at 11:30 a.m. for a free health screen at the Senior Center on Swifts Lane. For pre-registration, call 860-927-4000. The event is sponsored by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, the state Department of Social Services and New Milford Hospital.

Senior activities

Luncheon programs for residents aged 60 and older are offered free of charge Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at Senior Center along Swifts Lane, provided by The Kent, and Kent, South Kent and Marvelwood schools. A $2 donation is suggested for lunch. For reservations, call 860-927-4627.

Adult basketball

Free basketball sessions for men and women are offered at the Kent Center School gymnasium. Men meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and women meet Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Participants must submit a waiver form available at the gym.

Yoga Fitness Fusion

Bonnie Jo Cheron instructs sessions blending yoga and pilates Thursdays from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at the Community House on North Main Street (Route 7). Cost is $75 for six meetings or $15 per class.