Special Interest Programs, Workshops & Events 


Beckett Serenaders

The Beckett Serenaders are a choir group that sings at various retirement & nursing homes in the Brantford area.
When we are not performing in the community, you will find our group practicing on Wednesday afternoons at the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre.

The Beckett Serenaders are currently looking for male voices!  You would need to be available on Wednesday afternoons from approximately 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  If you are interested, please inquire at the BALC front desk or call the Centre at
519-756-3261 ext 5569.  We will let you know how you can get involved!



The Brant Carving Club

The Brant Carving Club (previously known as the St. George Carvers) meets on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm at the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre.

Our members have many years of experience at all levels and areas including: Caricature, Relief, Birds, Love Spoons & Bark Carving. We welcome all “wood-be,” novice or seasoned carvers to join us in “sharpening” our activities.
For further information please call the BALC at 519-756-3261 ext. 5569



Card Making Workshops

1) Beginners Card Making

Make 3 beautiful all occasion cards using a variety of tools & techniques. Everything supplied

1st Wednesday of every month
Time: 10 am – 12 noon.
Cost: $12.00 / workshop (members) or $15.00 / workshop (non members)

Next Beginner Card Making Dates:     

  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2


2) Advanced Card Making

Take your card making skills to the next level with interesting and fancy folds, designer papers, punches, more layers, ribbons, and embellishments. Everything supplied!

3rd Monday each month
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Workshop includes all supplies and you leave with 4 occasion cards.
Cost: $17.00 (members) or $20.00 (non members)

Next Advanced Card Making Dates:  

  • March 19
  • April 16 




Starting Your Memoir

This 2-part class will help your start to get your life's tales and adventures down in writing, and offer ideas on how to add spark to your storytelling.

Instructor: Larry Brown

Thursday, March 1st & 8th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Member Rate - $20.00
Non Member Rate - $25.00



Easter Planter Workshop

Using a variety of tropical and flowering plants, create this beautiful planter to get your home ready for Easter festivities.  Intended for indoor use, this planter can be customized with the accessories provided to create a spot of spring colour.
Instructor: Lynn Leach

Monday, March 26
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Member Rate: $30.00
Non Member Rate: $35.00


New!! Beginners Line Dancing

Line Dancing is danced in lines - no partners usually.  The music is country & western, though some rock & roll or pop songs are used too.
If you would like to learn the basics, join us for a new 6 week beginners class:

Starting Tuesday, April 10  
(April 10 - May 15)

Time: 9:00 - 9:30 am

Member Rate: $5.00
Non Member Rate: $10.00 



Strengthen Your Mind:
A Course for Memory Enhancement

This 6 week learning series provides valuable information for those interested in enhancing their memory.  Class time will also be used to practice our skills and challenge our brains.
Presented by Laurie Ball, Alzheimer Society of Brant

6 weeks starting Thursday, April 19
(April 19 -May 24)

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm