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. 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, e-mail, or check the department website,, which includes program information, registration forms, scheduling and links to other community and regional organizations, or "Like" Kent Park and Rec on Facebook at Kent Park and Recreation.


Easter candy hunt

An annual Easter candy hunt will be hosted March 31 at 10 a.m. at Town Hall by Kent Park and Rec and the Kent Lions Club. Inclement weather date would be April 7. The hunt, open to Kent children aged 10 and younger, will feature hunts for those aged 5 and younger and those aged 6-10. Youngsters may bring their own baskets or bags. Bags will be provided.


Dance classes

Classes instructed by Jeri Kansas are offered Wednesdays at the Community House. Ballet and tap for those aged 3-5 meet from 4 to 4:45 p.m.; ballet, jazz and tap for grades one and two will meet from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.; lyrical dance for teens and adults will meet from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Cost is $40 for four weeks. Subsequent four-week sessions will be offered. Registration is offered at class.


Senior safety

A presentation by the state police for Kent senior citizens will be held March 23 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane. Interested participants may attend the senior luncheon (served at noon) and the presentation, or just the presentation. Luncheon reservations are requested by Thursdays at noon by calling 860-927-4627.

The safety program is sponsored by Kent Park and Recreation and Templeton Farms Apartments. For more information, call Lesly Ferris at 860-927-1003 or Phyllis West at 860-927-4000.

Blood pressure


The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association holds free monthly blood pressure screenings for Kent seniors on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane. The next screening will be April 4. Appointments are not necessary.