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 Connect Hearing hosts a free hearing screening event at Shoppers Drug Mart, 6681 Mary Ellen Dr. from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information phone 250-390-1113.
u Nanaimo Museum hosts Rocket Lab, allowing visitors to make and race rockets while visiting the Snoopy Soars with NASA exhibit. Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. until Aug. 30. For details phone 250-753-1821.
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 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 Woodgrove Toastmasters. Learn to express yourself effectively and confidently Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. at 101-5070 Uplands (at Turner). 250-729-2903 or 250-729-9148 for details.
u Nanaimo Buddhist Group meets Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. 587 Seventh St., Nanaimo. 250-756-2127 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
u SONS OF Norway Lodge meets first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Bowen Park Activity Room 1. 250-756-2406 or 250-756-9830.
u Aglow Lighthouse Nanaimo meets on the third Saturday of each month at Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Rd. at 9 a.m. Refreshments and guest speakers. 250-754-6568 for details.
u MOODY BLUES Group for men with depression runs from 6-8 p.m. at Men’s Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. 250-716-1551.
u Nanaimo Weight Loss Surgery support group meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Inn on Long Lake at 6:30 p.m. 250-755-2058 or 250-753-6224.
u 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.
u 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.
u Thursday night cribbage at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 on East Wellington. Starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.
u 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.
u 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.
u No-audition fun singing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Details at email@example.com or 250-729-6135.
u 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.
u 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.