Free tax service offered to low-income seniors

Community volunteers will help file simple returns electronically

The Kent Street Activity Centre is offering a free service to individuals 65 and over who need assistance completing their income-tax returns.

Community volunteers are available to help file your tax returns electronically. This service is provided to seniors on low income with simple forms. If you meet this criteria, please drop off your forms at the front desk to be e-filed. Call for more information at 604-541-2231.

• The Silver Stars are on stage tonight (March 6) at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Tickets sold at the door. Singles, couples 50-plus are welcome, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with social dancing 7-10 p.m.

• Are you a new member of the Kent Street Activity Centre or thinking of becoming one? We welcome you to drop down to the New Members Social on Monday, March 25, 2-3:30 p.m.

Talk to volunteers involved in the 17 activity groups at the centre, enjoy free refreshments, tours and join in on some active demonstrations with the carpet bowling, table tennis, snooker and sing-along groups. Call 604-541-2231 to register for this free event.

• Tickets are selling fast for Kent Street Seniors Society’s Spring Bridge Tournament on Friday, March 22. Register with a partner and enjoy an afternoon of contract bridge. Advance tickets are available at Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock Community Centre and Centennial Park offices. No tickets at the door. Please call 604-541-2231 for more information.

• The White Rock Recreation and Culture Spring/Summer Recreation guide is currently online at Members register Friday, March 15 beginning at 8:30 a.m., online opens at 7 a.m. Non-members register Wednesday, March 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m., online opens at 7 a.m.

• What are you doing on Tuesday afternoons? If you enjoy a game of chance, then drop down and try your luck at bingo at the Kent Street Activity Centre from 1-3 p.m. Not a White Rock Recreation and Culture member? Come try out bingo or any other activity group three times before becoming a paid member. Call 604-2231 for more information.

• Everyone is using their phones to take photos and videos these days. Would you like to learn how to do it better? Find out how to spot focus, adjust your lighting and flash settings, how to use filters, burst mode, make simple edits and take a selfie. Sign up now at 604-541-2199 for this iPhone/iPad photography class on Tuesday, March 12, 10 a.m. to noon at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

• As we age, confidence means so much more than it did before. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) can help you gain the courage and strength to step out alone or join a new group. Find out how EFT/Tapping works and how you can change your thoughts and feelings by following this easy to learn protocol. Kent Street Activity Centre will be offering this workshop on Monday, March 18, 7-9 p.m. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

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.

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