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 will soon 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 featured 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

A new session will start Aug. 19 with classes meeting Mondays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for children aged 3-6 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 next session will start March 10. The program is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation.

Goodspeed theater trip

A bus trip to Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam to see "The Most Happy Fella" will be sponsored Oct. 16 by Kent and Sharon recreation. Transportation via the Northwest Connecticut Transit District bus wil depart Kent Town Hall at 9:45 a.m. Cost for transportation, lunch at the Gelson House and the show will be $85. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Lesly Ferris at 860-927-1003 or Matt Andrulis Mette at 860-364-1400.


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.

Senior suppers

Kent seniors are welcome to dine at New Milford Hospital monthly. The next outings will take place Sept. 11 and Oct. 9. Bus transportation will be provided with departure at 4:30 p.m. from town hall. Cost is $5 per person. Pick-up service is also available. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 860-927-1003.