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Try before you buy with Kent Street visitor’s pass

There is a wonderful variety of drop-in activity groups being offered at the Kent Street Activity Centre Monday through Saturday. All week long, the centre is busy with people coming and going, meeting for lunch and enjoying our lending library.

Anyone wishing to come and check out an activity such as carpet bowling or the computer club may do so up to three times before taking out an annual membership. Come and see one of our friendly staff members at the office and ask for your “Be My Guest” pass. This pass will entitle you to three visits to the activity groups of your choice.

The monthly cribbage tournament held at the Kent Street Activity Centre is this Friday, March 25 from 12:45 –to 4 p.m.  Please bring a partner and test your skill and luck. Regular bid whist and cribbage is played every Thursday at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. New players are always welcome and informal refresher lessons are available. Call 604-541-2231 for further information.

As the weather warms, many of us will be spending more time in our gardens. If you can spare some seedlings, bulbs, herbs, etc. from your garden, the Kent Street Seniors Society would greatly appreciate them for their Annual Plant Sale. This fun event will be held Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Drop off your donations at the Kent Street Activity Centre Friday, April 29. Volunteers are also needed to help out on the day of the event. If interested, call 604-541-2231.

Are you 60-plus and looking for a gentle exercise class that includes balance work, stretching and strength training while playing games? Keep active through modified activities in the new Functional Fitness 60+ course, starting March 31 at 12:15 p.m. at the Centre for Active Living, next to Centennial Arena. Call 604-541-2199 for more details.

Please note that some time changes have been made to the Adult Fitness Drop-in schedule. Cardio Gym time at the Centre for Active Living will now run as follows: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 5:45 a.m. to 6:45 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon. For a complete updated schedule call 604-541-2199. Fitness passes can be purchased at any White Rock Leisure Services office and are available in 10 or 20 session increments.

In need of a laugh? Please show your support for our very own “Pacific Players” Saturday March 26 at 2:30 p.m. by attending a Theatre Variety Show at the Kent Street auditorium. Be entertained by this hilarious one-act play directed by Monica Marko. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. and admission is by donation.

Do you enjoy dancing or just spending time with other people? If so, join us on Wednesdays from 7:30-10:30 p.m. for a social dance to live music. Buy your tickets at the door (open at 7 p.m.). Refreshments served midway. Tonight, Greg Hampson will be entertaining you.

The Kent Street Activity Centre located at 1475 Kent St. is open to persons 55 years of age or better. New members are welcome. For more information on activities, programs and volunteer opportunities call 604-541-2231.