Easter Egg Hunt – Kent Park and Recreation sponsors the annual hunt on the lawn outside Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. The event is open to Kent youngsters, ages 10 and under, and features two separate hunts: ages 5 and under and ages 6 to 10. The 2018 event will be held Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m.; inclement weather date is March 31.
Halloween Safety Program – Kent Park and Recreation and the Kent Lions Club provide “glow-in-the-dark” necklaces to trick-or-treaters of all ages on Halloween. The Park and Recreation director and the Kent Resident State Trooper distribute necklaces on Halloween between 5 and 7 p.m. (or until supply lasts) on North Main Street, adjacent the Kent Memorial Library. The program promotes safety for pedestrians in Kent’s neighborhoods on Halloween.
Holiday/Winter Ice Skating – Holiday ice skating is offered at Kent School ice rink and winter skating at South Kent School ice rink. A park pass is required ($35 for Kent residents; free to Kent residents ages 65 and older; $65 for non-residents or $5/person for a day pass) and can be purchased in the Park and Recreation office or at the rink during skating times.
The 2018 winter skating schedule at South Kent School is: open skate on January 27, 2-4 p.m.; February 4, 1-3 p.m.; February 11, 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; February 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2-4 p.m.
Participants at open skate must wear hat and skates on the ice. Please note the schedule is subject to change for weather and changes in the rink schedule.
Concerts on the Lawn - Kent Park and Recreation will announce 2018 dates when they become available. The free summer concert series are held on the lawn at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent. Participants are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Boo Bash - Halloween-themed event co-sponsored with the Kent Center School PTO and Kent Volunteer Fire Department; open to Kent youngsters ages 12 and under; 2018 date to be announced. Features costume parade with prizes, games, pumpkin decorating, refreshments.
Emery Park Open House - features free BBQ dinner, entertainment, discounted park pass sales; 2018 date to be announced. Park is located at 42 Segar Mountain Road and features playground, picnic areas, hiking trails and seasonal swimming.