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Wednesday

Green Drinks, a group interested in sustainability and the environment, meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Vault coffee bar. Google Green Drinks Nanaimo for more details. Open to the public.

Nanaimo Bee Club meets at Fairview School from 7-9 p.m. Elections and Monk and the Honeybee video. Everyone welcome.

Thursday

Nanaimo Astronomy Society presents Killer Rocks From Space, a discussion on asteroids and possible impacts on earth. 7-9 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. 250-740-0472 for details.

Friday

Supporting Employment Transitions (SET) is holding a free e-mail: Send Your Resume workshop – learn how to send and receive e-mail for job search activities – from 9-10 a.m. at 101-155 Skinner St. To register, contact 250-714-0085.

I’m Not From Here social group for relocated professionals meets at 5:30 p.m. at Piper’s Pub, 4700 Hammond Bay Rd.

Saturday

South Wellington and Area Community Association hosts its fifth annual Christmas craft sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cranberry Hall, 1555 Morden Rd. Table rentals available. 250-754-2820 for details.

Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a five- or 10-km Nanaimo walk.  Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the food court (near the Perfect Cup) in Country Club mall and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.

Official Christmas launch in downtown Nanaimo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa  arrives at float plane terminal at 10 a.m., Santa’s workshop opens at 11 a.m. and parade follows at 1 p.m.

Pacific Salmon Foundation annual charity dinner, dance and auction. Begins at Beban Park Social Centre at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $60 each, at Gone Fishin’, Wholesale Outdoor Outfitters, and DFO offices. Net proceeds go toward local salmon restoration projects.

Used book sale, hosted by the Friends of the Library, at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. upstairs in the library. All kinds of books available. For more information, or to volunteer or donate books, call 250-753-6154.

Travelling Squares hosts its Western Night Dance and pot luck dinner with caller Gary Dodds and cuer Pat Zeeman at Wellington Hall. Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by workshop at 7:30 and dancing at 8. Visiting square dancers always welcome. 250-390-3776 for details.

Sunday

Storytime for Adults. Sit back and relax as stories are read by a professional actor. 1-2 p.m. at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library. Free event.

Nanaimo Ukelele Circle meets at Serious Coffee, 4750 Hammond Bay Rd., from 4:30-6:30 p.m. No charge, friendly players. Visit http://www.jazzalele.com.

Monday

Canadian Federation of University Women hosts its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd. 250-756-9508 for details. Topic is legal rights of women.

Ongoing

ENTERPRISING Toastmasters meets Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Fairview Elementary School. 250-754-6636.

HEART OF the Island Chorus of Sweet Adelines Int. meets Wednesdays 7-9:30 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lantzville. 250-722-3233.

PARADISE ISLE Senior Society mixed eight-ball tournament, Fridays, 10 a.m., 201 Albert St. Cash prizes for top-three winners. 250-754-9566.

Clogging classes Mondays in the Cedar area. Kids’ classes 3:30-5 p.m., adult classes 7-9 p.m. 250-722-2953.

Yellow Point Singers community meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Cedar Secondary School. 250-616-0421.

Parent Support Circles free weekly groups for parents with children 12 and under. 1-800-665-6880 for information.

Hub City Toastmasters meets, 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Occidental Hotel (downstairs), 432 Fitzwilliam St.

Kiwanis Sunrisers breakfast meetings, Thursdays, 7 a.m. 250-755-1696 for information.

Island Counselling Women’s Wellness and Support Group for depression, anxiety, relationship loss, trauma, worries. Thursdays 6:45-8:45 p.m. 250-754-9988.

 

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