Spring offers activities for all age groups

Spring is nearly here and with the new season comes many new programs and activities.

POW (Picture our World) is a six-week project for youth that will help participants develop basic photography skills while encouraging connections in our community.

The program began Feb. 7 and runs until Mar 14, 4-5:30 p.m. at Camp Alexandra. Call 604-538-5060, ext. 23 to register.

And coming soon – POW for supported adults, a digital story-telling project provided in partnership with the Surrey Writers Foundation and the Crescent Beach Photography Club.

Call 604-535-0015 for more information.

At the end of the project the youth group and the supported adults will present an exhibition of their work.

n Our Children’s Centre at Kensington Prairie is now up and running and there are still some spaces available for ages three to five and school-age children.

This community-based, licensed childcare program is based on the Reggio Emilia approach, which views parents, teachers and children as co-learners.

Call 604-541-3270 for registration information.

n Building Boys is a hands-on after-school group for boys in Grade 5-6 that introduces independent and co-operative activities to build on personal strengths.

Cost is $25 for six weeks, begining this month.

For more information call 604-538-5060, ext. 23. No one turned away for inability to pay.

n Parent Connect is a free program for parents/caregivers of school-age children that explores a variety of topics on parenting and family life. 

Coming up – Barbara Coloroso’s “Watch and Talk” video series Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. March 2, April 6 and May 4 at 15455 Vine Ave., White Rock.

After the video we’ll share thoughts, ideas and experiences in an effort to be the best parents we can be. 

For more information and to register, call 604-538-5060 ext. 22.

n Our Growing Green Gardening Group is coming out of winter hibernation and will begin meeting again on Thursdays, 12-3:30 p.m., starting March 3.

Help smarten up Alexandra grounds while making new friends and learning about sustainable gardening practices with our own master gardener, Collene Ford.

n It’s back…

We are again offering a Spring Break Day Camp for kids in Grades 1-7.

Enjoy loads of fun activities like art, drama, music, storytelling, games, exploring and more.

For more information, call 604-538-5060, ext. 25.

n Come and join us for a delicious lunch Wednesdays, 12-2 p.m. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon, and the Lodge Lounge is now open to house activities generated by older adults for older adults.

If you’d like to join us for lunch, call 604-535-0015. Cost is $6 and rides are provided in the Crescent Beach/Ocean Park area.

n Join our Tea and Chat Friendship Group Tuesdays 12:30-2.30 p.m.

Make new friends, practise your English, or help those who are new to the area practise their English while becoming familiar with their new community.

Donni Klassen is program and communications director at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. For information on programs/services at Camp Alexandra, call 604-535-0015 or go to www.campalex.com

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