Lifestyle

ALEX HOUSE: Alex Fest is fast approaching

The 39th-annual Alexandra Festival, set for May 25, will feature a wide range of family-friendly entertainment and activities.  - File photo
The 39th-annual Alexandra Festival, set for May 25, will feature a wide range of family-friendly entertainment and activities.
— image credit: File photo

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get into the garden and get dirty.

Growing Green is a hands-on project helping people of all abilities and backgrounds to learn gardening and landscaping skills – all under the direction of two master gardeners.

It’s an excellent opportunity for new Canadians to learn about gardening on the West Coast while developing their English language skills, and for neighbours to meet while working together in the garden.

In the past three years, our volunteers have rehabilitated a native plant garden, created a kitchen herb and vegetable garden, learned about composting, constructed new garden beds and planters and beautified the grounds for the enjoyment of the many people who visit and use our facilities.

Want to find out more? Call 604-535-0015 ext. 236 or, email communityprograms@alexhouse.net

Join your neighbours to celebrate community at our scrumptious three-course lunches the first Wednesday of each month September through May.

We had a full house for last month’s British Invasion and had to turn many people away; as once the shopping is done, registration has to be closed.

Please remember to register by the preceding Thursday so you don’t miss out.

The next lunch is a Cinco de Mayo Mexican Festival at noon May 1. The menu will include chicken quesadilla with salsa and sour cream, green salad, spiced fudge brownies, tea and coffee.

Is your mouth watering yet? Yes? Then register now at 604-535-0015 or online at www.alexhouse.net

Plan to spend the day at the camp celebrating the many cultures that call this wonderful community home.

On Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. till 5 p.m., we’ll be celebrating our 39th-annual Alexandra Festival.

As always, we’ll have a great selection of artists, artisans and crafters displaying and selling their wares, a Family Fun Zone with lots of activities and entertainment for the pint-sized set, as well as first-class music on the outdoor stage.

We have some great performers lined up, and lots more still to be confirmed.

We’re also inviting artisans working from traditional art forms to participate. Call us for more info. There’s something for everyone.

Beecher Place is perfect for your program, seminar or special event.

Amenities include a panoramic view, a wrap-around balcony, an elevator, a kitchen and a pull-down projector screen.

Beecher Place is located on the beachfront in Crescent Beach. Call 604-535-0015 ext. 231 or go to www.alexhouse.net

Donni Klassen is a contributor for Alexandra Neighbourhood House. For information on programs/services at Camp Alexandra, call 604-535-0015 or go to www.alexhouse.net

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Container recycling lags in Metro Vancouver
 
Empty coal trains to continue travelling on lightly-used SRY line in North Langley until Nov. 30
 
Total crime up 21 per cent so far this year
First-degree murder charge in 2013 South Surrey homicide
 
Feds appeal medical marijuana injunction
 
Election 2014: Frustration evident at White Rock debate
Election 2014: White Rock candidates – top issues and platforms
 
Kinder Morgan takes pipeline protesters to court
 
Shooting on 12th Street

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.