SENIORS’ SCENE: Kent Street blooming with activities

Seats still available on spring excursions

Kent Street Activity Centre has two spring excursions that still have a few seats available. On Monday, April 29 visit both the tulip festival in Chilliwack and the Bloom Festival in Abbotsford. Experience acres of rainbow-coloured flowers, a sight not to be missed. The day before, on Sunday, April 28, spend an afternoon at Northview Golf and Country club watching demonstrations by world-renowned floral artist Paul Jaras Aifd. A wonderful gourmet lunch and fabulous door prizes will be part of this fun day. Do not miss these two trips. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

• With the milder weather now here, many of us will be getting out in our gardens. Please think of the Kent Street Activity Centre when you are laying out your garden and you have any extra outdoor plants, seedlings, herbs or bulbs. Any donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off on Friday, April 26 from 4-6 p.m. Call 604-541-2231 for more information. The Plant and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• The ever-popular Fresh and Lively Luncheons are held on the first three Fridays of the month at Kent Street Activity Centre. For more information and to make a reservation for the next lunch on April 12, contact Come Share Seniors Support Services at 604-531-9400. This is a perfect opportunity to socialize, enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and have a nourishing, delicious meal.

• White Rock Recreation and Culture is hosting free Drop-in Fitness classes every Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. at the Generations Playground. Learn how to use the fitness equipment and move for life. Sign-up in advance by calling 604-541-2199.

• This one is just for the guys. Have a blast in an energetic and challenging fitness class for men 55+. Strength training, aerobics and stretching, Thursdays, Light 8:15 a.m. and Moderate 9:15 a.m. Held at the Kent Street Activity Centrre. Call 604-541-2199 for more information on how you can drop in.

• Tuesday is Bingo day at the Kent Street Activity Centre. If you enjoy a game of chance then drop down and try your luck from 1-3 p.m. Not a White Rock Recreation and Culture member? Come try out Bingo or any activity group three times before becoming a paid member. Call 604-541-2231 for more information or drop into the Centre anytime to check out all the activities you can become involved in.

• The Kent Street auditorium is open Wednesday evenings from 7-10 p.m. for all those 50+ who enjoy social dancing to live music. On stage this week (April 10) is Cheek to Cheek. Purchase tickets at the door; refreshments are to be served midway.

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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