All Ages

All programs at the Kent County Community Center require a
Facility Access Card for patrons twelve years of age and older.

To mail–in or drop off a registration form, please download the registration form here.
(unless there is a registration form listed with a specific activity)
OR

FULL MOON PADDLE

Ages:
All
Days/Dates:
Friday, September 16
Time:
6 pm-8 pm
Place:
Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area
Cost:
FREE

Glide out onto the quiet waters of Turners Creek and the Sassafras River beneath the light of the rising harvest moon. Absorb the sounds as nature transitions from day to night.

Call the Sassafras Environmental Education Center at 410-348-5214 for more information.

NIGHT HIKE/ POT LUCK

Ages:
All
Days/Dates:
Friday, October 28
Friday, March 17
Time:
6 pm-8 pm
Place:
Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area
Cost:
FREE

This 1,000 acre state park is a beautiful landscape of vast agricultural fields, old growth forests, stately bluffs above the Sassafras River, and an abundance of wildlife. In partnership with the Sassafras Environmental Education Center the hike is designed for all ages and can be accomodated to meet any handicap need. The hike will start at sunset above the glistening Sassafras River and continue until the sky, an outdoor planetarium, is filled with stars. The chorus of night sounds will captivate your imagination and make you feel like part of the mystery of nature.

Call the Sassafras Environmental Education Center at 410-348-5214 for more information.


BUILD FAIRY/ELF HOUSES WITH SASSAFRAS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

Ages: All
Date: December 10
Day: Saturday
Time: 10 am-12 noon
Place: Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area
Cost: FREE

Magical creatures need habitat, too. Join the Sassafras Environmental Education Center to build Fairy Houses and place them in the woods and fields for our fairy friends to find. Materials will be provided. Dress to be outside; sturdy walking shoes, hats, coats, and gloves. At Knocks Folly, 13761 Turners Creek Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645.

Call the Sassafras Environmental Education Center at 410-348-5214 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for more information.


FALL COLOR PADDLE

Ages: All
Date: November 12
Day: Saturday
Time: 10 am-12 noon
Place: Turner's Creek Park
Cost: Free

Come join us on an Autumn Paddle down the peaceful, placid waters of the Sassafras River. Enjoy the vistas of Kent and Cecil counties like you have never seen them before. The Fall foliage, the Canadian Geese, miles of white sandy beaches, wild turkeys, and bald eagles will be seen as if through the eyes of Captain John Smith on his voyage of 1608 and the Tockwogh Indians that lived and thrived along these shores. If you have a canoe or a kayak and a life jacket bring them, along with a friend or family member. A limited number of canoes, kayaks, and life jackets will be provided if you do not have one.

Call the Sassafras Environmental Education Center at 410-348-5214 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for more information.

BALLROOM DANCE
*INSTRUCTOR NEEDED*

Ages: Teen-Adult
Dates: February 2-March 23
Days: Thursday
Time: 7 pm-8:30 pm
Place: Community Center
Cost: $50 per couple
$30 per person (partner not guaranteed)
*County employee, student, & senior discount available

American Style ballroom dancing that is painless exercise and fun. Not just for the more mature adult, this class promises to interest even the youngest adult students. Dances include the Fox Trot, Eastern Swing, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Tango, and maybe even a Polka. Bring a group or just a pair. It promises to be fun and exciting.

Call 410-778-2083 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for more information.

Did You Know...

Only (10) laps around outer edge of the Kent County Community Center Gym equals (1) mile?

Walking is a low impact form of exercise, so come out and walk the gym anytime the gym is open to the public. Best of all, it's FREE with a Facility Access Card!

Call 410-778-1948 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for more information on gym availability.

 


AQUA FITNESS
with Ariel Pinder

Ages:
Adult
Dates:
June 19-August 16
Days:
Monday & Wednesday
Rain make up days- Tuesday & Thursday
Time:
6:45 am-7:30 am
Place:
Community Center Pool
Cost:
$6 per class

Aquatic cross training is a low impact class designed to stretch and strengthen all your body's muscles. By using foam pool noodles and the natural resistance of water, you will build muscles, lose weight, and improve your overall body development.

Call 410-778-1957 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for more information.

WEATHER CANCELLATION HOTLINE
410-810-3755

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Ages: All
Date: January 13
Day: Saturday
Time: 6 pm-8 pm
Place: Knocks Folly at Turner's Creek Park
Cost: FREE

Call the Sassafras Environmental Education Center at 410-348-5214 for more information.

WINTER DAY HIKE

Ages: All
Date: February 11
Day: Saturday
Time: 10 am-12 noon
Place: Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area
Cost: FREE

Discover all of the hidden wonders of a winter forest! Join us for a stroll along the wooded trails and bluffs of rhe SNRMA as we explore and divulge the mysteries beneath a land in hibernation.

Call the Sassafras Environmental Education Center at 410-348-5214 for more information.

PADDLE INTO SPRING

Ages: All
Date: April 29
Day: Saturday
Time: 10 am-12 noon
Place: Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area
Cost: FREE

Step into a canoe and head out on the river with SEEC to spot the many signs of Spring along the Sassafras River. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons nest in tree tops, and spring flowers highlight the shores.

Call the Sassafras Environmental Education Center at 410-348-5214 or email jbelanger@eslc.org for more information.

ADULT SWIM LESSONS

Ages: Adult
Dates: June 26-July 21
Days: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
Times: 8 am-9 am
Place: Community Center
Cost: $40 per swimmer

Margie Elsberg is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor who has taught swimming since she was in high school. Now a grandmother, she's director of the swim program for Horizon's at Radcliffe Creek School, and is looking forward to teaching adults who have put off learning to swim for many years. "It's never too late!"

Call 410-778-1957 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for more information.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

Weather closing information and general announcements are posted on the Parks and Recreation home page bulletin board at www.KentParksAndRec.org and our Weather Cancellation Hotline at 410-810-3755 (usually no later than 7:30 am the day in question when weather related). Whenever possible (we will do our best, but can’t guarantee this will always happen), a courtesy email will be sent to individuals who have provided an email address for announcements and notifications. If you do not receive an email and weather is questionable, please visit our website homepage or call the Weather Cancellation Hotline. To be added to our email list please send an email to info@KentParksAndRec.org and request to be added.

Kent County Community Center: When Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) are closed, close early, or cancel evening programs due to inclement weather, generally, the Community Center will be open to the public on a drop in basis when Kent County Government offices are open, however, the operating schedule may be adjusted as needed as weather conditions warrant or in case of emergencies.

School Year (September-May): In general, if Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) are closed, close early, or cancel evening programs, all programs at public school sites are closed. Kent County Parks and Recreation (KCPR) youth programs at the Kent County Community Center (KCCC) and KCPR facilities are closed when county facilities remain *open. KCPR adult programs at county facilities will be open when county facilities remain *open. If KCPS are one hour or 90 minutes late, morning programs will be open. If KCPS are two hours late, morning programs will be closed. These general policies do not necessarily apply to programs offered by private vendors (please refer to program description) at the Community Center as they determine their opening and closing schedules when the Community Center remains *open.

*All programs are closed when the Snow Emergency Plan or the State of Emergency Plan is in effect.

Weekend/Summer: In general, announcements for weekend and/or summer programs and events held at the KCCC or a KCPR facility are posted by 8 am on the day in question.  Decisions for programs with a start time before 8 am will be posted by 10 pm the night before.

 

Kent County Parks | 11041 Worton Road  P.O. Box 67| Worton, MD  21678 | Ph: 410-778-1948 | info@kentparksandrec.org