Park & Recreation
*REVISED: Winter Ice Skating: Kent Park and Recreation in cooperation with South Kent School will host winter ice skating at the SKS ice rink, 40 Bull’s Bridge Road as follows: open skate: March 4: 2-4 p.m. A park pass is required and can be purchased at the rink during skating hours. Skaters must wear hat and skates on the ice. PLEASE NOTE THE ICE RINK WILL BE CLOSING FOR REPAIRS AFTER THIS DATE, AND THE REMAINING MARCH SKATING TIMES ARE CANCELED. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Spring Baseball Registration:
Register Kent youngsters now for spring baseball programs: kindergarten and first grade instructional programs; Farm Team (grades 2,3 coed); Little League – Minor and Major League teams for ages 9-12. Registration form and flyer available at
Registration deadline is March 12. In-person registration will be held March 12, 5-6 p.m., Kent Town Hall. For more information call 860-927-1003.
Easter Egg Hunt: The annual hunt for Kent youngsters ages 10 and under is Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Ages 5 and under will hunt on the front lawn; ages 6-10 on the back lawn. Free. Bring your own bags, baskets. The inclement weather date is March 31.
Martial Arts Class: Kent Park and Recreation’s Tang Soo Do class meets Mondays at the Kent Community House. Ages 7 through adult meet from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Registration fee is $70/10-week session; additional family members are $50. Martial arts training has been shown to reduce stress, increase confidence, self-discipline, focus and respect in addition to the self-defense benefits. The class is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation. Register at class.
Qigong Class: Kent Park and Recreation sponsors Qigong Class with Christopher Kiely Wednesday mornings, 9 to 10:30, at the Kent Community House, North Main Street, Kent. Cost options are $80/month or $25/class. Qigong is a classical method of self-healing rooted in the longevity tradition of old China. Combining gentle physical movement with calm meditative focus, qigong utilizes the principles of Chinese Medicine to bring a new dimension to the concept of “exercise.” No experience is necessary, and the course is open to all ages. Register at class. For more information, contact instructor Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-349-2725.
Save the Date: A local observance of National Walking Day will be held Wednesday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Kent Common Park, Swifts Lane. Join Kent Park and Recreation and Marvelwood School students and the New Milford VNA for a walk around the park’s track.
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon: March 14, noon, Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu features corned beef and cabbage, boiled potato, glazed carrots, Irish soda bread, bread pudding. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Lunch with Kent Center School student council members March 26, Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Join us for Easter Egg coloring following the 12:30 p.m. lunch. Advanced reservations for lunch required by calling 860-927-2055.
Easter Luncheon: March 28, noon, Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu features glazed ham, au gratin potatoes, roasted squash, carrot layer cake. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Senior Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Bring own supplies, free.