Park & Recreation
Commission alternate vacancy
: Kent Park and Recreation has an opening for a commission alternate. The commission meets the third Monday of the month (mostly), 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall. The commission is charged with oversight of the Town’s recreational programs and two parks. Interested Kent residents (must be an elector of Kent) should express their interest in being considered in writing to Kent Park and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757 or email
Adult Men’s League Basketball: Kent Park and Recreation sponsors the program Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Kent Center School gymnasium, 9 Judd Avenue. Free. The program will not meet February 7, early dismissal day at the school. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Figure Skating Lessons:
Kent Park and Recreation will offer figure skating lessons for boys and girls, ages 6 and up, 7-8 a.m. at the Kent School ice rink. Session three with Marika Coolbeth is February 3, 10, 17, 24. Lessons for beginning students are 7-7:30 a.m.; intermediate and above meet 7:30-8 a.m. Students registered for lessons (only) may skate during the 30 minutes opposite their lesson time. Cost is $44/student per session. Registration form available in the Park and Recreation office, Town Hall, and online at
. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
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: February 4, 1-3 p.m.; February 11 and 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; February 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25: 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. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
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. New session began January 29. 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.
alentine’s Day Luncheon: February 14, noon, Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu features fruit cup, vegetable lasagna, butternut squash, yellow squash, raspberry shortcake. Kent Center School Student Council members will visit and eat lunch with the seniors. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Senior Outing: Kent Park and Recreation will sponsor a bus trip for Kent seniors to the Connecticut Flower Show February 22, utilizing the Northwest Connecticut Transit District bus. The bus will leave Kent Town Hall at 9:30 a.m., stopping for lunch before going to the Flower Show. The cost is $17/person plus cost of lunch. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling Lesly, 860-927-1003.
Senior Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Bring own supplies, free.