SENIORS SCENE: Annual plant sale returns

Kent Street Activity Centre fundraiser set for April 25.

Saturday, April 25 is a date to remember on most gardeners’ calendars.

It marks the annual Kent Street Plant Sale, when many unique and interesting plants, bulbs and seeds are offered for sale.

The plant sale is one of the noteworthy fundraisers for Kent Street Activity Centre, so please come out and show your support on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon.

The centre will be accepting donations of seedlings, bulbs, herbs and outdoor plants on Friday, April 24 from 4-7 p.m. Please, no houseplants – outdoor varieties only, thank you.

n There is still room in next week’s Mature Driving workshop and Payment Card Fraud Awareness presentation.

Both workshops are co-sponsored with White Rock Community Policing and held at the White Rock Community Centre. There is no fee but pre-registration is required.

On April 13, assess your driving skills and update your knowledge of vehicle safety features and road regulations.

On April 14, learn how to protect yourself from payment card, telephone and email frauds. This interactive seminar will focus on specific things you can do to reduce the chances of becoming a victim. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

n Are you looking for ways to keep your mind sharp in a social setting?

Try playing mah-jong.

Learn the game at the Kent Street, and then join the ongoing groups that play at the Kent Street Activity Centre and White Rock Community Centre.

The six-session course will start on Tuesday, April 14. Call 604-541-2199 to register and for more information.

n It’s not too late to join the Introduction to Tai Chi class starting April 13 at the White Rock Community Centre.

Tai chi promotes good health through relaxing, non-stressful movements and supports flexibility, balance and strength.

n Looking for a fitness workout that will help strengthen, tone and burn calories?

Register today for the dynamic Cardio Circuit for 55+ class at the Centre for Active Living cardio gym that starts April 10.

Led by a certified fitness instructor, participants are encouraged to go at their own pace. If you can’t commit to the 12-week program, drop-ins are available for the Friday class.

n Not sure where to start in the cardio gym?

Sign up now for My Fitness Routine and meet work with a personal trainer in a small group setting for a cardio routine personalized for your fitness level. Classes start April 10 at the Centre for Active Living.

n If you enjoy dancing to live music with friends, visit the Kent Street Activity Centre every Wednesday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. and cut a rug.

Tickets are available at the door. This week the music of Good Vibrations will get your toes tapping. Singles and couples 50 plus welcome.

n Please note that April is the final month of our community volunteer income-tax program.

If you are over 65 years of age and considered low income, you can bring your paperwork to the Kent Street Activity Centre to be processed. One of the helpful volunteers will file it electronically.

For more information, please call 604-541-2331.

The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to people 55 years of age or better. For info, call 604-541-2231.

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