SENIORS’ SCENE: Book and bake sale on tap

The Kent Street Senior Society's Book and Bake Sale fundraiser is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 11, The Kent Street Senior Society will be hosting 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 offered 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.

• If you enjoy the game of cribbage, drop down to Kent Street Activity Centre and join the cribbage and bid whist group that meets every Thursday, 1-3:15 p.m.

There is also a 10-card crib tournament the fourth Friday of every month, with friendly competition and prizes.

Call 604-541-2231 for more information. Remember, that you can try out the centre’s many activity groups three times before purchasing a White Rock Recreation and Culture membership.

• Do you like to cook? Are you bored cooking alone?

Learn new ingredients, cook old, familiar dishes and have fun in the kitchen with Chef Pat who knows all about good food.

Call 604-541-2199 to register for the Tasty Connections program, beginning Thursday, Feb. 16, 4-6 p.m. at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

• There is growing evidence that the mind-body practice of tai chi has value in treating and preventing many health problems.

You can get started with the practice, even if you are not in top shape or the best of health.

The next Introduction to Tai Chi course starts Feb. 21, 10:45-11:45a.m., at Centennial Park Leisure Centre.

Call 604-541-2199 to register for this six-week program.

• It is Family Day on Monday, Feb. 13, and there is a free skate at Centennial Arena from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free admission, skate and helmet rentals; open to all ages.

Invite your grandkids or come on your own for a fun afternoon of exercise.

• What would you do in this situation?

A person has walked into your business and their behavior seems very strange. Standard attempts to help them seem to make the situation worse.

Does this person have dementia?

Learn positive and appropriate communication skills for engaging people living with dementia. The ”Beyond Words” workshop is designed for anyone working with the general public in our community and will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the First United Church in White Rock.

No cost to attend but registration is required by calling the Seniors Come Share Society at 604-531-9400, ext. 202. Space is limited.

• The Kent Street dance committee welcomes you tonight for some social dancing to live music.

Singles and couples aged 50 plus are welcome; doors open at 7 p.m., with dancing from 7:30-10:30. Refreshments served midway.

This week’s featured band is Good Vibrations. Cost is $6 for members and $7. for non-members.

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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