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:  

  • February 12 (2nd Monday)
  • March 19
  • April 16 






Placemats: A Beginners Course in Quilting

Instruction will be given on how to use the rotary cutter and mat, piecing, and finishing placemats.  Supplies extra
Instructor: Ally Bryant

2 weeks starting Wednesday, February 21
(Feb 21 & Feb 28)
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon

Member Rate: $30.00
Non Member Rate: $35.00
(Cost does not include supplies....call the BALC for more information)



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, February 22 & March 1
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Member Rate - $20.00
Non Member Rate - $25.00




Fun with Melt & Pour Soap 

Learn the basics of creating beautiful and colourful bars of soap with easy Melt & Pour techniques, using essential oils & glycerine soap base.  Beginners Welcome!
Instructor: Lynn Leach

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

Member Rate: $30.00
Non Member Rate: $35.00


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