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.


Teen trip

A day for youths entering grades 7-12 in Region One is offered Aug. 21 at Misquamicut Beach State Park in Rhode Island by the Kent, Sharon, Cornwall and Salisbury recreation departments and the Region One Teen Council. Cost will be $15 for transportation and park admission. Departure will be at 6:15 a.m. from Sharon Center School and 6:30 a.m. from Scasco in Cornwall Bridge. The bus will leave Rhode Island at 6 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling 860-364-1400 or e-mailing


Dog obedience

Beginning dog obedience classes with instructor Lee Sohl will be offered Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. for eight weeks starting next Wednesday at Common Park. Cost will be $65. Dogs of any age are eligible and owners should come to the first class without the dogs. For signup or information, call Mrs. Sohl at 860-927-4783.


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.