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.

Commission alternate

Applications are being accepted to fill an alternate seat on the Kent Recreation Commission. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at town hall. If interested, write to the Kent Park and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757 or e-mail For information, call (860) 927-1003.

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.


Tennis lessons

Beginner lessons for youths aged 3-13 will be offered by Kent Park and Recreation and the First Serve Tennis Academy from April 24 to June 5 at the Kent Common playground off Swift Lane. Ages 3-6 will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. at the cost of $90; ages 7-9 will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the cost of $130 and ages 10-13 will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the cost of $130. Participants are asked to provide their racquets. Signup is available at or by calling 888-335-3318.

After-school program

Signup is open for sessions for Center School students in grades K-6 to meet school days from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Pre-registered participants may attend on a full- or part-time basis at the cost of $9 per day including snack. The program features homework time, indoor and outdoor activities, games, sports and arts and crafts. Handbooks and registration forms are available at town hall or by calling the Park and Rec office at 860-927-1003.

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.


Yoga Fitness Fusion

Bonnie Jo Cheron instructs sessions blending yoga and Pilates Thursdays from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at the Community House on North Main Street (Route 7). Cost is $75 for six meetings or $15 per class.