ALEX HOUSE: Good food, company at monthly lunches

Camp Alex offering exciting spring programs for all ages

Celebrate with your neighbours, share stories, activities and a yummy meal at our monthly community lunches.

The British invasion is coming Wednesday April 3 at noon with a traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner. Cost is $8 for members; $10 for non-members. Registration is required by the preceding Friday. Call 604-535-0015, ext. 236, to put your name on the list, or register online at www.alexhouse.net. Rides are available in the Crescent Beach/Ocean Park area.

Experience the pleasure and power of using songs, stories and rhymes to nurture the growing bond between parent and child at our next session of Mother Goose. Choose the Wednesday program at Alex House beginning April 3 or the Friday program at Kensington Prairie beginning April 5. Both programs run from 10-11 a.m. Online registration is available at www.alexhouse.net

The toddler years can be a wonderful time of exciting growth and learning, but they can also be challenging. ‘Positively parenting your toddler’ is an interactive program for parents and caregivers of children eight months to three years old that addresses many of the issues you’ll face during these years. The next group runs Tuesdays, from April 16 to May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $40/family.

Need help with fees? Give us a call. For information and location, call 604-538-5060, ext. 24, or e-mail scranstone@alexhouse.net. Online registration is available at www.alexhouse.net

Alexandra Family Place is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other parents and caregivers while your toddlers explore, create, imagine, move and play in our historic Children’s House. This drop-in program runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., September to June, excluding statutory holidays. Guest speakers are also scheduled from time to time on various topics of interest to families. The cost is $5 per family per visit, and books of 10 tickets are available at the Alex House office for $40. For more information call 604-535-0015, ext. 229.

Mark Saturday, May 25 on your calendars and plan to spend a day enjoying shopping, entertainment and family activities at the 39th annual Alexandra Festival. Vendor registration forms are available in the camp office and on the website for artisans and crafters with handmade, high-end items. We also welcome applications from food vendors. Available spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 604-535-0015, ext. 231.

Donni Klassen is a contributor for Alexandra Neighbourhood House. For information on programs/services at Camp Alexandra, call 604-535-0015 or go to www.alexhouse.net

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