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's new website, www.kentctparkandrecreation.com. The website includes program information, registration forms, scheduling and links to other community and regional organizations.

YOUTH

Learn to swim

A session will meet Mondays through Fridays from Aug. 3 to 14 with 30-minute classes for youths aged 5 and older at Emery Park. A park pass is required for participation. Forms are available at the park daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or at the Park and Recreation office.

NOGA soccer

Youths aged 4 and older may participate Aug. 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon in soccer sessions meeting at Center School. Cost including T-shirt and ball will be $135. Signup is available at www.nogasoccer.com or by calling Park and Recreation at (860) 927-1003.

Teen trips

Trips hosted by the Kent, Sharon, Cornwall and Salisbury recreation departments are scheduled for area teens:

Sunday, Aug. 9 -- A day at Misquamicut State Park in Rhode Island at the cost of $15; departure will be at 6 a.m. from Sharon Center School, 6:15 a.m. from Scasco in Cornwall Bridge and 6:30 a.m. for the Goshen rotary. Reservations may be made by sending a check payable to Sharon Rec & Youth to Sharon Rec & Youth, P.O. Box 385, Sharon CT 06069 by Aug. 7. For information, call Kent Park and Recreation.

Friday, Aug. 14 -- A day at Six Flags New England at the cost of $40; departure will be at noon from Sharon Center School, 12:15 p.m. from Scasco in Cornwall Bridge and 12:30 p.m. for the Goshen rotary. Reservations may be made by sending a check payable to Sharon Rec & Youth to Sharon Rec & Youth, P.O. Box 385, Sharon CT 06069 by Aug. 7. For information, call Kent Park and Recreation.

Beginner lacrosse

U.S. Sports Institute's beginner lacrosse clinic for youths aged 6-14 will be offered Aug. 10-14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Center School at the cost of $104.

Fishing derby

A fishing derby for youths aged 12 and younger will be offered Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the kids' fishing pond adjacent to the town garage along Route 341 east. Prizes will be awarded for longest, smallest and most fish caught, with a limit of one prize per child. Worms will be provided.

FAMILY

Dog obedience

Beginner sessions for any aged dog instructed by Lee Sohl will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. for eight weeks starting Aug. 12 at Kent Common Park. Cost will be $65. Participants are asked to attend the first session without their dogs. For registration or information, call Lee Sohl at (860) 927-4783.

Region One families

A family outing will be offered Aug. 18 at Lake Compounce. Tickets at $25 per person or $40 including transportation are available with reservations made by sending a check payable to Sharon Rec & Youth to Sharon Rec & Youth, P.O. Box 385, Sharon CT 06069 by Aug. 1. For information, call Kent Park and Recreation.

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ADULT

Evening yoga

Sessions meet Thursdays from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at the Community House on North Main Street. Cost is $75 for six weeks or $15 per class. Registration may be made at the Park and Rec office.