SENIORS’ SCENE: Strengthen mind and body with piano therapy

Plenty of benefits to new program at Kent Street

There’s just over one week to go before the Kent Street Activity Centre’s annual Plant and Bake Sale opens its doors on Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Delicious homemade baking from the Kent Street kitchen will also be on sale. The fundraising arm of the centre that is putting on this fabulous event is still needing donations of extra outdoor plants, seedlings, herbs or bulbs.

These can be dropped off from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 26. Call 604-541-2231 if you are able to contribute to this event.

• Do you enjoy playing bridge? Come check out the many different kinds of bridge groups offered by White Rock Recreation and Culture. Duplicate Bridge (unsanctioned) Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. at Centennial Arena welcomes all experienced players with a partner.

Fun Bridge Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. at Kent Street Activity Centre is good for those players who have recently learned the game and would like some practice. Contract Bridge Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. at Kent Street Activity Centre is for advanced players. Partner’s Bridge, Fridays 6-10 p.m. also at the Kent Street Activity Centre, welcomes all advanced-level players. A White Rock Recreation and Culture membership is required to join. Please call 604-541-2231 for more information and find out how you can try out bridge or other activity groups three times before purchasing a membership.

• Piano Playing Therapy for the Mind and Body is a fabulous new program offered at the Kent Street Activity Centre beginning Saturday April 20, 2-3 p.m. Learn hands-on activities on a keyboard that will help keep your brain active and your body stronger.

Boost your memory and concentration, reduce anxiety, strengthen your hand muscles, improve wrist flexibility and reduce arthritis pain. Receive the added benefit of learning to play the piano and sight-read music. No piano experience is needed. Bring a keyboard to class if you have one, but it is not required. Register for this unique eight-week program by calling 604-541-2199.

• The Kent Street Players present Home Sweet Home and Can I put you on Hold?, two hilarious comedies directed by Rita Humphreys. The plays will be performed on Saturday May 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are only $7 and can be purchased at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Light refreshments are also provided. What an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Call 604-541-2231 for more information.

• The lunch club is heading to Brown’s Social House at the corner of 16 Avenue and 152 Street on Tuesday, April 23. If you are interested in joining this friendly group, please call the Kent Street Activity Centre at 604-541-2231 for the name of this month’s hostess.

• The Alpiners are this week’s featured Wednesday night dance band, so be sure to come to the Kent Street Activity Centre from 7-10 p.m. for social dancing with friends.

Please note that the Kent Street Activity Centre will be closed on Good Friday, April 19 and Easter Monday (April 22), however, it will be open on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

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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