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Valentine’s Day activities highlight month

Kent Street Activity Centre has all kinds of options this week – and beyond – for those looking for some Valentine’s Day activities. Here are just a few ideas:

n Make lunch reservations for Friday’s Fresh & Lively Luncheon. Enjoy live entertainment and a delicious lunch, transportation can be arranged. Call Come Share Senior Support at 604-531-9400.

n Kick up your heels at the Wednesday night Kent Street Dance, featuring Sincerely Yours. Doors open at 7 p.m. with dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m. for all those 50-plus who enjoy live music and friendly people. Tickets at the door.

n Treat yourself or someone special to a day in Victoria on Wednesday, Feb 29.

Book an enjoyable day in elegant Victoria with Joy Brown and enjoy a guided tour of the Empress Hotel, hear the stories of its remarkable history and the people who stayed there. Included is a tour of the parliament buildings and lunch in the member’s dining room. Your day will conclude with a drive through some of the area’s prettiest neighbourhoods.

Call to register, 604-541-2231.

n Sing your heart out with the Kent Street sing-along group. This group meets every Tuesday.

n Heart Health begins with our drop-in fitness classes for those 55-plus.

Join us at Kent Street for light aerobics and enjoy the benefits of keeping fit with our Keep Fit 55+ class, and the drop-in rate is only $4.25. Or, find your mojo in our Zumba Gold class Wednesday mornings at the Center for Active Living. Drop-in rate for Zumba Gold is $12. Call 604-541-2231.

n Stop by the Kent Street Coffee Shop for a special Valentine’s treat. Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday to Friday.

n Make something special, join the Peninsula Woodcarvers. This group meets on Tuesdays, 6:45-9 p.m. at Earl Marriott Secondary. WRLS membership is required.

n Register for our Art of the Portrait course to learn how to capture your loved one in a photograph. Using your laptop, and Photoshop, you will explore the different types of portraits and how to balance light and shadow. Call 604-541-2199 to register for this six-week course, which starts Feb. 28.

n Take your sweetheart out for a Silver Blades Skate, Feb. 15 at Centennial Arena.

n Put a little love into your heart. Come roll up your sleeve for the community nurses at Kent Street on Monday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Free blood-pressure monitoring is a great way to stay pro-active about your health.

n Kent Street will again be offering assistance to seniors on low income who require a helping hand completing their income-tax forms. You must be over 65 for this free service. Drop off your paperwork in March and our trained volunteers will electronically file your return by computer.

One-on-one appointments are available as well. Call the centre for an appointment.

 

The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to persons 55 years of age or better. New members are welcome. For more information on activities, programs and volunteer opportunities please call the centre at 604-541-2231.

 

 

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