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.


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.



international travel

Domestic and international trips coordinated by Kent Park and Recreation and Collette Vacations are offered to residents. A train trip is planned July 12-20 including Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies. Cost per person is $3,949, based on double-occupancy and roundtrip air fare from New York City. For a travel brochure, information or to book a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis, call 860-927-1003. Final payment is due May 12.


Yoga Fitness Fusion

Bonnie Jo Cheron will instruct sessions blending yoga and pilates Thursdays from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at the Community House on North Main Street (Route 7). Cost will be $75 for six meetings through March 11 or $15 per class.

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.

`Group Power' fitness

Liz Zangrillo instructs full-body workouts at the Community House in sessions meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. at the cost of $75 for four weeks or $10 per class. Signup is available at the Park and Rec office or at class.