ark & Recreation
Halloween Bash: sponsored by Kent Park and Recreation Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5-8 p.m., Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street. Pizza dinner, costume parade with prizes, haunted walkway, pumpkin decorating, games and more. Admission is $5/person; $20 for family of five or more. Questions: call 860-927-1003.
Goodspeed Opera House trip: Some seats still available for the October 9 trip to Goodspeed Opera House to “Billy Elliot” Celebrate the idea of being yourself in the Goodspeed premiere of this powerful dance-filled story. The outing includes transportation via the Northwest Connecticut Transit District bus, lunch at Gelston House and ticket to the 2 p.m. performance. The bus will pick-up at Sharon Town Hall and Kent Town Hall (times to be announced). The cost is $95/person. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling Lesly Ferris, 860-927-1003.
Tang Soo Do: Kent Park and Recreation’s Tang Soo Do class starts a new session October 21 and meets Mondays at the Kent Community House, North Main Street. The Kid Kicks class for ages 4-7 returns and will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m.; ages 7 and older meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; weapons and advanced forms will meet every other week at 7:35 p.m. Registration fee is $80/10-week session; additional family members are $60/session. Interested students are welcome to try the first class at no cost. The class is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation. Registration will be accepted at class. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Easy Tai Chi:
Kent Park and Recreation announces Easy Taichi, a simplified Taichi exercise class with Christopher Kiely Tuesday mornings, 10-11 a.m. at the Kent Community House, North Main Street, Kent. The six-week course will be offered November 12 through December 17 and January 7 through February 18. The cost is $60/session or $100 for both sessions.
Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese fitness system rooted in the natural integration of mind, body and spirit. This class was developed in collaboration between Kent Park and Recreation and Christopher Kiely, founder of the Falling Water Tai Chi School with the sole intention of providing an easier path to learning. No experience necessary. The only pre-requisite is being able to stay on one’s feet for at least an hour.
Halloween Safety Campaign: Kent Park and Recreation and the Kent Lions Club, in cooperation with the Kent Resident State Trooper, are partnering again this Halloween on the Kent Halloween Safety Campaign, featuring the distribution of “glow-in-the dark” necklaces.
Park and Recreation director Lesly Ferris and Resident State Trooper Andrew Fisher will distribute the necklaces October 31 starting at 5 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis until supply lasts on North Main Street, adjacent the Kent Memorial Library. For more information, contact Kent Park and Recreation at 860-927-1003.
Friday Senior Lunch: the program meets Friday at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. The program is offered in cooperation with Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and Kent restaurants. The cost is $2/person. The center opens at 11:30 a.m., and the meal is served at noon. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Flu Vaccination Clinic: Seasonal flu vaccination clinic will be offered Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 for Kent seniors from 10 to 11 a.m. and any age resident from 11 a.m. to noon at Kent Town Hall, first floor large meeting room.
Insurance plans accepted are Aetna/Medicare Advantage, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross (other than Anthem), Medicare, Cigna and Connecticare VIP (Medicare Advantage). Bring a copy of your insurance card.
Registration forms and related information packet are available at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane, and in the Kent Town Hall lobby. The clinic is sponsored by the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association and Kent Community Fund in conjunction with the Town of Kent. For more information, call Lesly Ferris at 860-927-1003.
Arm Chair Massage: Licensed massage therapist Estelle Trabucco will offer free arm chair massage for Kent senior citizens October 29 between 9 a.m. and noon at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Sessions are 15 minutes each. Advance appointment required by calling Lesly, 860-927-1003.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Northwest Corner Prevention Network will sponsor an event at the Troop B Barracks, Route 7 in Canaan for free, confidential disposal of unwanted or unused medications and prescriptions. NCPN also will hand out free medication lock boxes and promotional materials. Unwanted medications and prescriptions also can be brought to the Troop L barracks in Litchfield or Troop B barracks 24/7 for confidential disposal.