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.

Recreation passes

Recreation passes for 2010 are $35 for residents and $65 for non-residents. There is no charge for residents aged 65 and older. Passes are sold at the Park and Rec office and at Emery Park. Passes are necessary for swimming and swim lessons at Emery Park, for tennis at Kent Common Park and for holiday ice skating.



Figure skating

Figure skating lessons for youths aged 6 and older will be offered Saturdays from 7 to 8 a.m. from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 (and a possible Feb. 20 makeup date) at the Kent School rink. Cost will be $60. Signup deadline is Dec. 31.

Youth dance

`Tots and taps' and other dance classes are available, directed by former Rockette and Broadway dancer Jeri Kansas at the Community House.



Holiday skating

Ice skating programs hosted by Kent Park and Recreation and Kent School and South Kent School are offered during the holidays and this winter. Required park passes are available at $35 for residents or $65 for non-residents. Residents aged 65 and older may skate for free. For dates and times, call 860-927-1003.



Senior holiday luncheon

A New Year's luncheon for resident seniors will be held Jan. 6 at noon at the Senior Center with a donation asked of $3. Reservations deadline Jan. 4. Call 860-927-1003 or the Senior Center at 860-927-3403.