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SENIORS' SCENE: Cooking classes on menu
With the cooler weather comes the inclination to hunker down in the kitchen and start cooking.
White Rock Leisure Services is offering some interesting and unique classes that will help you fill your house with delicious smells.
Explore the exotic flavours of Thailand in our Thai Curries from Scratch cooking class on Oct. 10, or make seasonal soups and breads in the Soup, Chili and Quick Bread session on Oct. 12.
Life’s a slice at the Sept. 28 hands-on Pie Baking workshop; come prepared to do a taste test, plus bring home a pie for baking.
All courses are held in the Kent Street kitchen
Please register at 604-541-2199.
• Be sure to utilize a great free service available at Kent Street. A senior connector is at Kent Street the first Wednesday of every month.
Senior connectors bring information about housing options, medical support, government assistance and abuse awareness for seniors, their families and caregivers. They are also be available to help with application forms for OAS, GIS, and SAFER.
No appointment necessary. Next connector day is Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m.
• What is all the fuss about Facebook?
Sign up now for the Facebook Basics course and learn how to use the popular social-networking site for keeping in touch with family and friends near and far.
This two-hour workshop is on Oct. 2 at the White Rock Community Centre, so call 604-541-2199 today to register.
• Learn how to keep your skin feeling soft and healthy.
Find out more about managing and treating eczema, psoriasis and rosacea, and try the 30-minute facelift.
As part of the Health and Wellness Seminars, this skin care workshop is being held on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Centre for Active Living. These workshops are free for WRLS members and only $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, call 604-541-2199.
• Join artist Catherine Robertson for Understanding Colour. This four-session acrylic paint workshop starts Oct. 1 at the White Rock Community Centre.
Learn how to mix the colours you want, when you want and how to avoid over-mixing colours. Explore the relationships colours have to one another and how to create harmony within a picture.
Supply list available at registration. Call 604-541-2199 to register today.
n Encaustic artist Jennifer Skillen explores the properties of beeswax, using colour, texture, abstraction and the addition of found objects to convey emotion, loss and human connectedness within landscapes.
Skillen’s work is currently on display at the White Rock Community Centre Gallery through Oct. 15.
Skillen will be discussing her creative and technical process – “that is, how and why I do what I do, my inspiration and a bit about the history and technique of encaustic painting” – on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Register in course #25726 by phoning 604-541-2199.
The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to people 55 years of age or better. For information, call 604-541-2231.