ALEX HOUSE: Share your memories as Alex House turns 100

Living record of Crescent Beach landmark in the works as anniversary approaches.

Alexandra Neighbourhood House turns 100 years old in 2016. It will be a year filled with opportunities to share stories, engage in conversation and celebrate with us as we head into the next 100 years of service in our community.

Help us create a vibrant, living record of how Alexandra Neighborhood House has impacted lives, families and the community since 1916.

If you have a story to share, please contact Neil at 604-535-0015 ext 236 or alexhousestories@gmail.com

Yes, we know it’s cold outside. The days are short and the rain can seem endless. But it’s a good time to start thinking about gardening.

We are now accepting garden plot applications for Alexandra Community Garden. Enjoy growing your own organic food and become part of an active, cohesive community of gardeners. Drop by or call us at 604-535-0015 for more information.

Our popular hot lunches run the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. September through June. The lunch includes music, games, activities and lots of friendly conversation. Join us Jan. 13 to celebrate New Year, Feb. 10 to celebrate love and March 9 to celebrate spring. $8/members, $10/non-members. Call 604-535-0015 ext. 221 to register.

The Parent Child Mother Goose program focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories to nurture the bond between parent and child. Our next session runs Wednesdays, Jan. 20 to Feb. 24, 10-11 a.m. Cost is $40. Please register at www.alexhouse.net Questions? Call 604-535-0015 ext 229 or e-mail dkoskela@alexhouse.net

On Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. we welcome the return of our popular Lit Café. The theme is thrills and chills – readings of mystery, drama, thrillers and suspense.

There will be five featured authors, a panel discussion and open mic. Admission by donation. Sign up at our Facebook page – Lit Café @ Alex House for updates and author bios.

Are you an aspiring writer? Creative writing with Ruth is the perfect group for anyone interested in learning more about creative writing and using writing as a form of self-expression.

Feel free to share or not, everyone is welcome. Jan. 26 – Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m. $20. Registration required at 604-535-0015 or info@alexhouse.net

Donni Klassen is a contributor for Alexandra Neighbourhood House. For information on programs and services offered at Camp Alexandra, call 604-535-0015 or visit online at www.alexhouse.net

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