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

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

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 Wednesday, 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.