SENIORS’ SCENE: Holiday events planned

Plenty of activities available to keep you busy this season

Member registration has started for winter 2017 White Rock Recreation and Culture programs.

Non-members register tomorrow (Nov. 30) beginning at 8:30 a.m., online opens at 7:00 a.m.

Get your membership now for only $38 and receive priority registration, reduced course fees and the chance to take part in over 16 activity groups at Kent Street Activity Centre.

Register online at www.whiterockcity.ca/register, in person at any White Rock Recreation Centre or call 604-541-2199.

• Tickets are almost sold out for the Mistletoe Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 8, noon to 3 p.m. for Kent Street members and their guests.

This festive gathering is complete with a delicious meal and fabulous entertainment by White Rock Elementary and the First Capital Chorus.

Call 604-541-2231 or drop down to Kent Street Activity Centre between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to purchase tickets.

• Do you enjoy social dancing in the company of friends?

Drop in to the Kent Street Activity Centre on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-10:30 p.m., for dancing to live music.

Buy your tickets at the door (open at 7 p.m.).

This week, enjoy the great sounds of the New Vintage Band.

• Kent Street Activity Centre is now accepting donations for the local food bank.

Most needed items are baby food, canned fish, canned vegetables, whole grain pastas, brown rice, canned fruit, fruit juices and peanut butter.

Drop by today with your non-perishable food items, and enjoy the gift of giving.

• Tired of receiving a box of chocolates or slippers for Christmas?

Why not ask your family for a gift certificate this holiday season? White Rock Recreation and Culture sells gift certificates which can be applied to excursions, fitness classes, health and wellness workshops, computer or art classes and memberships; the possibilities are endless.

If you are wondering what to get your family and friends, this is a perfect gift.

Drop in the Kent Street Centre, White Rock Community Centre or Centennial Park Leisure Centre to purchase one in any  denomination.

• Calling all Mah Jong players! Drop into Mah Jong every Monday, 1-3 p.m., at the White Rock Community Centre.

Players should be able to count their hand prior to joining.

White Rock Recreation and Culture membership is required.

• Do you know someone who needs legal advice?

On Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m., local lawyer Alan Benson will be at Kent Street to provide this service to low-income seniors.

Appointments are on a first-come-first-served basis.

Visits at the centre are free of charge; the usual lawyer’s fee will be charged for any additional visits away from the centre or when any legal work is done.

Please call ahead to confirm your attendance, 604-541-2231.

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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