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 community and regional organizations.


Youth dance

`Tots and taps' and other tap and creative dance classes are available in coming weeks, directed by former Rockettes and Broadway dancer Jeri Kansas at the Community House.


Winter skating

Ice skating programs hosted by Kent Park and Recreation and Kent School and South Kent School are offered this winter. 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 is also available. Participants must wear a hat and skates for open skate and helmets and skates for sticks and pucks. For skating dates and times, call 860-927-1003.


Pre-diabetes class

A pre-diabetes class will be offered Thursday, Feb. 18 at 19:30 a.m. at town hall. A nurse will discuss risk factors, prevention and treatment. The program is made possible by a grant from the Foundation For Community Health and sponsored by New Milford Hospital and the town of Kent. For signup, call Kristin Bott at 860-210-7450 or Jerrilyn Tiso at 860-927-1586.