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, email, or check the department website,, which includes program information, registration forms, scheduling and links to other community and regional organizations, or "Like" Kent Park and Rec on Facebook at Kent Park and Recreation.


After-school program

The program is available for sessions for Center School students in grades K-6 to meet school days from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Pre-registered participants for after school may attend on a full or part-time basis at the cost of $11 per day including snack. The program features homework time, indoor and outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts and sports. Registration forms and handbook are available online at Signup is also available at town hall or by calling the Park and Rec office at 860-927-1003.


Tang Soo Do

Classes meet Mondays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for children aged 5-6 and from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for those aged 7 to adult at the Community House along Swifts Lane. Cost is $70 for 10 weeks and $50 for each additional family member. The program is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation.


Medicare workshop

A Medicare workshop for Kent seniors in memory of Jim Palmer will be held Nov. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the first floor large meeting room at town hall. Darryle Willenbrock of the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA) will update seniors on Medicare, explain changes to Medicare part D prescription coverage plans, and detail other extra help for seniors with limited resources. Enrollment in the program will be open through Dec. 7. The workshop honors Jim Palmer's memory and service to Kent and Northwest Connecticut. He was a founding board member of the Kent Community Fund and served until 2010. The workshop is sponsored by the Kent Community Fund, a nonprofit organization established in 2006 "to help individuals living in Kent meet emergency needs and to support community charitable programs serving Kent residents." Pre-registration for the workshop by Oct. 30 is available by calling 860-927-1586. Transportation is available. Co-sponsors are Kent Memorial Library, Templeton Farm and the Town of Kent. Refreshments will be served from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Alzheimer's discussion

Heather Hitchcock of the Alzheimer's Association will conduct a question and answer Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. at the cost of $3. Reservations should be made by Oct. 22 by calling 860-927-3403.

Senior luncheon

A luncheon program for residents aged 60 and older is available Fridays at noon at the Senior Center along Swift Lane, with meals provided by The Kent. The center opens at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $2. For reservations, call 860-927-4627 by Thursday at noon. The program is sponsored by The Kent and Marvelwood, Kent and South Kent schools in conjunction with the town.

Bus to Torrington,


Monthly transportation service to Torrington or Danbury for Kent residents is provided by the Northwest Connecticut Transit District. The bus provides pickup service in Kent on the second Tuesday of each month for shopping, lunch, medical appointments, etc. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Torrington. Medical appointments should be made between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 1-866-906-7433.

Hospital talk

Deborah Weymouth, vice president and executive director at New Milford Hospital, will speak Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane. Ms. Weymouth will speak about the merger with Danbury Hospital, what it means for residents and the planned renovation of the emergency department, and answer questions.

Seniors are invited to lunch at noon before the talk at the cost of $3 per person. Lunch reservations are required by Oct. 24 by calling 860-927-3403.

Seniors' Halloween

A Halloween Party for Kent senior citizens will be held Oct. 31 at noon at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane. Seniors are welcome to dress in Halloween costume. Beef Wellington and fixings will be served at 12:30 p.m. at the cost of $3 per person. Luncheon reservations are required by Oct. 25 by calling 860-927-3403.

Seniors' art

A free senior art program meets Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane. Participants should bring their own supplies.