SENIORS’ SCENE: New year, new opportunities

Plenty to see and do at Kent Street Activity Centre this year

The Kent Street dance committee welcomes you back from the Christmas break tonight (Jan. 9) 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.

This week’s featured band is the Silverstars. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.

• Here is something new for adult sewers of any age and skill level!

An ongoing sewing class where you can work on a project of your choice and get help/advice with it as you go.

This course begins on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Call 604-541-2199 to register or go online,

• There are still a few seats left to visit the Seattle Art Museum to explore the new exhibition, “Peacock in the Desert.” Sign up for this 55-plus excursion on Jan. 18 and imagine yourself in the luxuriant royal spaces of India’s historic courtly life.

This show should not be missed. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

• Learn basic Spanish-language conversation and pronunciation beginning Thursday, Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Call 604-541-2199 to sign up now for this six-week program.

• Find out how to put your very own life story on paper in a fun and engaging writing program.

Both daytime and evening classes will be offered beginning the week of Jan. 28, and both will be held at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

• Spend a rainy Tuesday afternoon singing some of your favourite old-time tunes with the Sing Along group at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

This fun and friendly group meets every Tuesday from 2-3:30 p.m. Piano accompaniment and song sheets are provided.

Call 604-541-2231 for more information and to find out how you can take part in any activity group three times for free before purchasing a membership to White Rock Recreation and Culture. Membership is only $40 for the year.

• Improve your health with Tai Chi.

Discover one of the world’s most ancient forms of holistic exercise and experience the benefits of this non-stressful movement. This beginner class begins on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the Centennial Park Leisure Centre.

Call 604-541-2199 to register, or online at

• On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Kent Street Senior Society will host a book and bake sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kent Street auditorium.

Hundreds of gently used books in virtually all categories will be sold at very reasonable prices.

Come early and pick up some great books and delicious baking at great prices.

All proceeds from the sale go to support the Kent Street Activity Centre’s projects and programs for seniors in the community.

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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