SENIORS SCENE: Beat the heat at Kent Street

Plenty of programs running throughout summer months

The Cribbage and Bid Whist group meets Thursdays 1-3:15 p.m. all summer long at Kent Street.

And the snooker room is open during centre hours.

Kent Street activity groups such as these welcome beginners and experts alike.

If you are new to the area (or new to 55), pick up a guest pass from the front desk and enjoy a free visit before purchasing a membership.

Call 604-541-2231 for more information on this and other activities.

Take a break from the summer heat at the White Rock Community Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 7 for Tea with the Stars.

The afternoon includes refreshments and is only $3 for WRLS members and $5 for non-members. Call 604-541-2199 to find out what’s playing.

Lunch Mediterranean-style – discover simple Italian cooking, including marinated olives, warm spinach basil salad, puttanesca sauce, artichoke sauce and tiramisu.

Learn why the Mediterranean diet is so delicious and so good for us. Kent Street cook Pat Faulkner will be leading this hands-on and demonstration class on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

Hurry to register for this yummy class 604-541-2199.

Keep active over the summer with the many fitness classes we offer.

Learn unique Latin-inspired dance steps in our Zumba, Zumba Gold and Zumba Toning classes for a fun, upbeat workout.

Drop in to our Keep Fit for 55+ classes and participate in a light workout of aerobics, or at the Centre for Activity Living for the Cardio Circuit for 55+.

Purchase a drop-in pass for various class time slots and attend when it’s convenient for you. Please call 604-541-2199 for more information and locations.

Last chance to get your RCMP Musical Ride tickets.

Presented by the City of White Rock and Semiahmoo First Nation, the July 26 performance will be at Semiahmoo Park.

Seating is limited and will not be available at the gate if all tickets are presold.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., pre-show entertainment starts at 6:30 and the Musical Ride starts promptly at 7:15.

A free shuttle will be in service from Centennial Park (14600 North Bluff Rd.) from 5 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.

Limited tickets are still available at the White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Centre and Centennial Park Leisure Centre.

You’ve seen them skimming across in the bay.

Now it’s your turn to discover Stand Up Paddling.

Join our Paddle Canada certified instructors for an 8 a.m. class, and you will be out paddling the water in no time at all. Courses are held at White Rock Beach or Crescent Beach as dictated by the tides and all equipment is provided.

Register now for July 28 or Aug. 10 by calling 604-541-2199.

Feeling nostalgic? The White Rock Museum has a great exhibit on Building a Community: Celebrating 100 Years of the White Rock Train Station.

Two more great reasons to visit the waterfront is the new Artists Walk west of the museum; buskers at the museum and white rock; plus the bear sculpture and Terry Parr Plaza on East Beach.

You may even catch the free trolley on the weekend.

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.