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Bastion CITY Wanderers Volkssport Club’s six or 10 km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m., back gravel parking lot at Westwood Lake. Walk starts at 10 a.m.  For more information, call 250-756-9796.

Knights of Columbus hosts a fundraiser featuring quality new and used power tools, hand tools, ladders and other construction items. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5257 Hammond Bay Rd. Cash only.

Saturday Night Dance Society hosts its November dance from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Departure Bay Activity Centre, 1415 Wingrove St. Tickets at Petro-Cananda (Country Club Centre) or the Smoke Shop, 38b Commercial St. or by calling 250-585-4154.

Unity Centre of Nanaimo hostsa metaphysical holistic fair at 2325 East Wellington Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Energy healing, massage, Reiki, tarot, craniosacral treatments, clairvoyant energy/chakra readings. 250-753-7857, 250-753-5971 or


HUB CITY Stamp Club meets 7 p.m. at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estavan Rd. All collectors welcome. 250-245-8186 for information.


BCGREA hosts a potluck lunch at noon at Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 595 Townsite Rd. Regular monthly meeting follows. 250-722-3742.

NANAIMO POTTERY Co-op meets 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room cross from the pottery studio, lower level Bowen Park Recreation Centre. New members welcome. For more information,

Nanaimo Newcomers’ Club, a social group for women new to Nanaimo, meets 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 4235 Departure Bay Rd. 250-585-2031 for information.


CRESCENT CHAPTER No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star meets 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Morpeth Hall, 620 Morpeth Ave.

Order of the Eastern Star Nanaimo chapter No. 43 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Ashlar Masonic building at 101 Commercial St.

Woodgrove Toastmasters Wednesdays 7:15-8:30 a.m. Improve communication and leadership skills at 5070 Uplands Dr. at Turner Road. Call 250-741-4264.

Nanaimo Buddhist Group meets Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. 587 Seventh St., Nanaimo. 250-756-2127 or e-mail

SONS OF Norway Lodge meets first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Bowen Park Activity Room 1. 250-756-2406.

MOODY BLUES Group for men with depression runs from 6-8 p.m. at Mens Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. For further information, call 250-716-1551.

Mid vancouver Island Marine Modelers meet every Sunday at the north dock of Inn on Long Lake from 9-10 a.m. with radio controlled sail and power boats. 250-754-4338 for details.

HARBOUR CITY Senior Quilters meet Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at Bowen Park. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Please call Lucy at 250-756-9149 for information.

Thursday night cribbage at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 on East Wellington Road. Starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Trouble hearing? Canadian Hard of Hearing - Nanaimo meets third Monday of each month at Christ Community Church, corner of Bowen and Northfield roads, at 1:30 p.m. For details phone 250-591-6206.

Nanaimo Widows Support Group meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Cavalier Room of the Howard Johnson’s Hotel. All widows welcome. 250-716-2032 for details.

No-audition fun singing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Details at or 250-729-6135.

Nanaimo Stroke Recovery Group meets every Friday at Bowen Park Social Centre at 10:45 a.m. Bring a bag lunch. Contact 250-753-5328.

WEAVING OUR VOICES Haven Society support group – for women who have experienced abuse – meets Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Please call Cindy at 250-756-2452, ext. 228 for information or to book child care.

Nanaimo Green Patrol is accepting individuals or groups to adopt local streets to keep them clean. Contact 250-751-2397 or visit

Stressed, worried, depressed, angry? Island Counselling offers a small, confidential group Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. By donation. 250-754-9988.

VanIsle Fiddlers is a weekly gathering that welcomes fiddlers and all acoustic musicians. Learn traditional music in a fun, multi-age group. Every Thursday at Scout Hut. Groups run at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 250-591-3913.

Nanaimo Men’s Centre hosts Dads Make a Difference program Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the Princess Royal Family Centre at 260 Irwin St. 250-716-1551.

Princess patricia veterans interested in creating a PPCLI Association Chapter in Nanaimo are invited to call 250-754-4897 or 250-754-3703. Once established, funds will be raised to help injured Afghan war veterans who have returned to Canada.

Paradise Isle Seniors at 201 Albert St. hosts a light lunch, pool tables, crib tournament, arts groups and other activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Group is looking for new members. 250-754-9566.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group. Monthly adult meeting for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Meets first Wednesday of every month. Call 250-753-2495 for more information.

Gamblers Anonymous meetings are held from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Rm. G-092.


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