SENIORS SCENE: Get creative this spring

Art workshops for all skill levels offered at Kent Street.

A fun, creative class is the March 25 Chinese brush painting workshop.

With all supplies included, this is a great introduction to Chinese watercolour painting. Learn how to paint realistic valleys and ridges and create a landscape painting using crumpled paper technique.

Workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre. All skill levels are welcome.

Call 604-541-2199 for details and to register.

Other watercolour classes being offered this spring include: From Drawing to Watercolour and Watercolour Painting.

If you prefer oil paints, Painting with Oils: Twist of the Brush starts March 30.

Stop in and view the artwork on display at White Rock Community Centre.

This exhibition takes a closer look at signs and how local artists interpret the world of signs. The show runs until April 17 in the gallery.

Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood.

Register now for beginner and intermediate golf lessons to get more out of your game.

Small class size with a PGA pro ensures you will learn the proper setup and swing fundamentals for the short and long game.

Daytime and evening classes are at a local driving range beginning in April.

Until April 30, Kent Street has volunteers available to process income-tax paperwork for those 65+ considered low income.

If you would like assistance filing your return, please bring your paperwork – including a copy of last year’s return – to the front desk, and it will be passed along to the volunteers.

If you prefer an in-person meeting, please call 604-541-2231 for an appointment.

What are you doing to reduce your risk and improve your driving?

Assess your driving skills and habits. Refresh your knowledge of vehicle safety features and road regulations in the Mature Driving Workshop.

This free course is held on Wednesday April 13 at White Rock Community Centre, co-sponsored with White Rock Community Policing.

Call 604-541-2199 to register.

Do you enjoy social dancing, but need a little more instruction?

There are a number of ballroom dance lessons starting March 31, including international tango, waltz, foxtrot, rumba and cha cha.

Call 604-541-2199 to register both you and your partner.

Drop in on Wednesday nights at Kent Street Activity Centre to practise your new moves.

Social dance at Kent Street 7:30-10:30 p.m. to live music. Tickets at the door, from 7 p.m.. Refreshments served midway.

Wednesday night Sweet Water will be on stage to keep your toes tapping.

Gentle-paced, fun-filled sessions of Middle Eastern Dance for Seniors builds flexibility, enhances cardiovascular fitness, improves posture, and promotes self-esteem. This women-only course starts March 23 at 11 a.m.

For information on fees and registration, call 604-541-2199.

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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