u Nanaimo Harbourfront Library hosts Yves Engler, author of The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy, at 1 p.m. Further details at 250-758-0966.
u Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- or 10-km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the back gravel parking lot at Westwood Lakeand the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.
u Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society hosts its free Orchid Growing for Beginners workshop from 10-11 a.m. at Diana’s Garden Centre, 2517 Bowen Rd. 250-722-7048 for more information.
u Travelling Squares host a dance with caller Garry Dodds and cuer Pat Zeeman beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Wellington Hall. Visiting square dancers welcome. 250-754-5203 for details.
u Blankets for Canada hosts a session from 1-3 p.m. at Michael’s craft store on Mary Ellen Drive for people interested in learning how to assemble knitted and crocheted squares into blankets. 250-390-5309 for details.
u B.C. Government Retired Employees Association hosts an ethnic potluck luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 595 Townsite Rd. Regular monthly meeting follows at 1:30 p.m.
u Nanaimo Newcomers’ Club, a women’s group, meets at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd.
u Nanaimo Pottery Co-operative hosts its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Bowen Park Complex. All are welcome to attend. Visit http://nanaimopottery.com for details.
u Nanaimo Harbourfront Library hosts its teen advisory group (ages 13-18) from 4:30-6 p.m. 250-753-1154 ext. 235 for details.
u Alzheimer Society of B.C. workshop, Getting to Know Dementia, 10 a.m. to noon, Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 200-1585 Bowen Rd. Registration required, Jane Hope, 250-734-4170, firstname.lastname@example.org.
u DEALING WITH the Dragon anger management course for men. An eight-week course with flexible start times. Runs every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. Registration required at 250-716-1551 or e-mail email@example.com.
u Alateen hosts meetings for teens aged 12-18 from 8-9 p.m. in the basement of the Church of Christ, 1720 Meredith Rd., each Tuesday. Visit www.alateen.org for details.
u Wellington Action Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave. Visit www.wellingtonbc.ca/wac/ for more info.
u Cedar Heritage Duplicate Bridge Group fall session begins. Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. Newcomers welcome. 250-722-2656.
u NANAIMO ACCORDION Band meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at the Old Harewood Firehall on Fourth Street. 250-753-2730.
u Want to sing for fun? Non-audition choir. Thurs 10 a.m. to noon at St. Andrews Church, downtown. $10 drop-in or $32 for four consecutive weeks. For details e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-729-6135.
u Nanaimo Duplicate Bridge Club games Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m., and Thursday at 1 p.m. Legion No. 256, 1630 East Wellington Rd., Nanaimo. Call 250-741-0877 or 250-756-0438. Speakers half hour before game time first week of every month.
u Adult Mixed recreational, non-competitive volleyball at John Barsby Community School. Sunday nights 6:30-9 p.m. All are welcome. Call 250-754-8325 for more info.
u Natural Abundance Native Plant Nursery, 3145 Frost Rd, Cassidy. Nursery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Contact the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust at 250-714-1990.
or check www.nalt.bc.ca for an updated inventory.
u Thursday Hikers depart Bowen Park upper parking lot, 8 a.m. All day hike. Bring hiking boots, raingear and lunch. 250-755-3066.
u Nanaimo Euchre Club meets for cards Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome, teaching available. 250-758-0739 for location.
u Altrusa International of Nanaimo, providing service to our community, meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. New members welcome. Phone 250-585-7990 or visit www.altrusa.org.
u Nanaimo Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Canadian Cancer Society office at 777 Poplar St. Newly diagnosed, survivor, or looking for information. Husbands and partners welcome. For more info call 250-756-3116.