u Nanaimo Museum hosts Time Machine Mania, allowing kids to discover how families lived 100 years ago. Perform chores, play games and make butter from 1:30-3 p.m. $3 per child or $10 for four. Phone 250-753-1821 for details. Until Aug. 31.
u Nanaimo Downtown Farmers’ Market features products, crafts and good food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pioneer Plaza, 90 Front St. Entertainer this week is Howie James. Visit www.nanaimofarmersmarket.com for more information or e-mail email@example.com.
u Nanaimo Theatre Group hosts auditions for its Christmas pantomime from 2-5 p.m. at the Bailey Studio, 2373 Rosstown Rd. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
u Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a 10km Parksville (Englishman River fish Hatchery) walk. Registration at 8:30 a.m. at Top Bridge Park parking lot and the walk starts at 9 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.
u Nanaimo Museum hosts Sundaes on Sundays, allowing visitors to make their own ice cream the old-fashioned way. Family fun for $2 per person. Takes place right after the noon cannon firing at the Bastion. Phone 250-753-1821 for details. Until Aug. 26.
u Nanaimo Family Life Association hosts its ‘personal boundaries’ workshop from 6:30-9 p.m. at 1070 Towsnite Rd. To register, phone 250-754-3331 ext. 716.
u Nanaimo Museum hosts Old Fashion School, which lets children take a step back in time and experience a classroom from 100 years ago. Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon until Aug. 28. 250-753-1821.
u Nanaimo Museum hosts Miner’s Cottage tours for adults and seniors (self-directed or guided) at Piper Park. Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. until Aug. 29. For details phone 250-753-1821.
u Dollhouse Miniatures Club meets in Nanoose. New members welcome. For time and location call 250-468-2364 or 250-754-4363. Wednesdays.
u Nanaimo Recreational Soccer is looking for players for their new women’s only rec soccer. No commitment required. Contact email@example.com for information on both women’s and co-ed rec soccer.
u Nanaimo Women’s Centre is offering a 16-step group for women healing from addiction and co-dependency. Meetings are held every Monday evening. Contact the women’s centre at 250-753-0633.
u Parkinson Support Group meets 1-3 p.m. third Tuesday of each month at Buttertubs Recreation Centre oat 10 Buttertubs Drive. 250-754-2129.
u ONTARIO LADIES meet the second Wednesday of the month for coffee at Longwood Brew Pub. It also meets for lunch the last Monday of the month. Phone 250-751-0415.
u Haven House Women’s Support Group. Weekly group for women recently impacted by an abusive relationship. Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Free child care is available if you call before 3 p.m. on the day before the group to register. Call 250-756-0616 for more information.
u Malaspina Toastmasters meets 7 a.m. Tuesdays at ABC Restaurant on Mary Ellen Drive. For more information call 250-751-5204.
u Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour meeting list information at 250-753-7513 or www.nanaimoaa.org.
u Weight Loss Surgery Support Group. Monthly meeting third Wednesday of the month, NRGH room G235, 7-9 p.m. Call 250-729-4183 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
u Nanaimo Community Hospice Companions Through Grief drop-in program with trained facilitators for support of people who are grieving the death of a loved one. Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, 1729 Boundary Ave. 250-758-8857.
u Uplands Lunch Bunch Toastmasters meets Wednesdays noon-1 p.m., 101-5070 Uplands Dr. www.uplandslunchbunch.com.
u Separation and Divorce Support Group meets every first and third Wednesday of the month. 7-9:30 p.m., Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St, side door. Call 250-716-1551.
u 60+ Dance to live music with Bowen Seniors at the Bowen Park ballroom, Thursdays 7:30-10:30 p.m. Come as a guest, continue as a member.
u ALS SUPPORT group meets fourth Wednesday of the month, 2-4 p.m., Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd. Patients, family, caregivers welcome. 1-800-708-3228 ext. 221.
u Nanaimo Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society sponsors several peer support groups for the victims of cancer. For further information, contact the Unit at 777E Poplar Street or call 250-741-8180.
u Nanaimo Healing Rooms. Come in for prayer, Mondays 7-9 p.m., Maranatha Church, 6553 Portsmouth Rd. 250-755-7838.
u Canadian Mental Health Association free recovery workshops, Rm. 19, Beban Park to May. 250-716-8827 for more information.
u Mid Island Advanced Toastmasters meet first Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., Rm. 8, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 250-758-3668.
u TOPS group meets Mondays, Rm. B019, NRGH from 6-7:30 p.m. near the sat lab entrance. Lose weight sensibly. 250-754-4334 for info.
u Toastmasters On The Hill meets Tuesdays at 5- 6:15 p.m., Vancouver Island University, Bldg. 180, Rm. 316. 250-758-3227.
u Sunrisers Toastmasters meet Fridays, 6:30 a.m, Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Rd. 250-585-2232.
u ENTERPRISING Toastmasters meets Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Fairview Elementary School. 250-754-6636.
u 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.
u PARADISE ISLE Senior Society mixed eight-ball tournament, Fridays, 10 a.m., 201 Albert St. Cash prizes for top-three winners. 250-754-9566.
u Yellow Point Singers community meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Cedar Secondary School. 250-616-0421.
u Parent Support Circles free weekly groups for parents with children 12 and under. 1-800-665-6880 for information.