SENIORS’ SCENE: A new year brings new opportunities

SENIORS’ SCENE: A new year brings new opportunities

Sewing, a workout and learning Spanish are all on the menu at Kent Street

The Kent Street Activity Centre winter excursion program has a few trips that still have space available.

One of those trips is to the Seattle Art Museum on Friday, Jan. 18.

The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India presents this new exhibition where you can imagine yourself in the luxuriant royal spaces of India’s historic courtly life. Be amazed at the brilliant paintings, lavishly made ceremonial objects, finely crafted armor and sumptuous jewels on display. A show not to be missed!

Call 604-541-2199.

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Kent Street Activity Centre is excited to be offering something new for adult sewers of any age and skill level.

On Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon, sign up for an ongoing sewing class where you can work on a project of your choice and get help/advice with it as you go.

From darts and hems to alterations and fitting issues, all will be covered in this class. Call 6094-541-2199.

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Body Works 50+ is a full body workout designed to improve your muscular endurance, functional strength and flexibility.

Drop-in and registered classes continue through December.

Call 604-541-2199 for more information or drop into the class at the Kent Street Activity Centre Monday or Wednesday 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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Have you always wanted to learn Spanish but did not know where to start?

Beginner Spanish with instructor Carlos Rabago begins Thursday, Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

This six-session course will get you started on basic conversational Spanish in a supportive, informal setting.

Call 604-541-2199.

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Do you love to sing? Join the Sing Along group at the Kent Street Activity Centre every Tuesday from 2-3:30 p.m.

This fun and friendly group will be sure to keep your spirits high during these chilly winter months. Piano accompaniment and song sheets are provided.

Call 604-541-2231 for more information, and remember you can try out this activity group three times before purchasing membership.

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Pick up the grandchildren and head over to the Centennial Arena to participate in the holiday break skates every day from Dec. 22 to Jan. 6.

Enjoy fun daily themes and entertainment.

Family Skate is 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Stick & Puck is 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Call 604-541-2199 for more.

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The Kent Street dance committee welcomes you Wednesdays for some social dancing to live music.

Singles and couples aged 50 plus are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dancing from 7-10 p.m. Refreshments served midway.

Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.

The dance committee is looking for some new members to assist them with organizing the dances. If you enjoy dancing and have a few hours to share, this would be a fun volunteer opportunity.

Call 604-541-2231.

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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