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u Voices Through Time, a free lecture by historian Stephen Davies, on letters from the Great War. 10-11:30 a.m. at Vancouver Island University in the Malaspina Theatre. Phone 250-753-3245 ext. 2126.

u Trinity United Church hosts its monthly spaghetti supper at 5 p.m. at 6234 Spartan Rd. Adults $10, youth 12 and under $5.

u Wild Edible mushroom workshop with biologist Jessica Wolf takes place from 12:30-4 p.m. at Wildwood Forest. Register at or phone 250-327-6931.


u Jingle Bell craft fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gabriola Golf Club on Gabriola Island. Free admission.

u Clay Tree Society hosts a Christmas craft sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 838 Old Victoria Rd. Free admission.

u Real Men Do Sing, a workshop with Denise Donnelly for men who have or have haven’t been in a choir, takes place from 1-4 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church in Lantzville. $35 by Nov. 14 per $40 at the door. Visit www.denisedon

u South Wellington and Area Community Association presents its Christmas craft sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cranberry Hall., 1555 Morden Rd. Free admission, door prizes. Table rental $15. Details at 250-754-2820.

u Nanaimo Museum hosts a book launch with authors Kate Braid and Marilyn Bowering at 1 p.m. Visit or phone 250-753-1821 for details.

u Mid Island Metis Nation bake sale and garage sale takes place at the Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 250-740-0223 to book a table for $10 or to donate items.

u Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a five- or 10-km (Linley Valley) Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the food court in Country Club mall and the walk starts at 10 a.m. 250-756-9796.

u Mid-Island Vasculitis Group meets at 2 p.m. All interested people welcome. For location and details phone 250-716-5780.

u Wild Edible mushroom workshop with biologist Jessica Wolf takes place from 12:30-4 p.m. at Wildwood Forest. Register at or 250-327-6931.


u Harbour City Newcomers Club hosts its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at Oliver Woods Community Centre. For details visit

u Nanaimo Family History Society hosts its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre, rooms 7 and 8. For more information phone 250-751-8261.


u Neighbourhood spaghetti supper, hosted by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, begins at 7 p.m. at 2400 Highland Blvd. in the dining room. Just bring your appetite. 250-758-1334.


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 THURSDAY HIKERS meet 8 a.m., Bowen Park upper parking lot for moderate to strenuous day hikes. Bring hiking boots, rain gear and lunch. 250-755-3066.

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 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 Cedar Family Playgroup, 0-5 years old, meets every Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. 250-722-7110.

u Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers’ support group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon second Thursday of month, at Alzheimer Resource Centre, 200-1585 Bowen Rd. 250-734-4170.

u Nar-Anon Family Group meets Thursdays from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian  Hall, 4235 Departure Bay Road. 250-390-1216 for details.

u Cedar Heritage Bridge Club hosts games Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. in Cedar.

u Breast Cancer support group meets last Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Canadian Cancer Society, 777 Poplar St. 250-741-8180 for details.

u Women’s Wellness and Support Group, hosted by Island Counselling. Relationship stress, worries, depression, fears, grief? Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in a safe, caring environment. By donation. Register at 250-754-9988.

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