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Nanaimo Museum hosts authors and photgraphers Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright, who are launching their new book 111 West Coast Literary Portraits. 1-3 p.m.. For details visit or phone 250-753-1821.

Bastion City wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a 5k, 9k or 12k Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the end of Buttertubs Drive and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.

Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society meets at noon at the Harewood Activity Centre, 195 Fourth St. Topic is pests and disease. Guest welcome.

Travelling Squares hosts its western night pot luck dinner and dance beginning at 6 p.m. at Wellington Hall. Visiting square dancers and geusts welcome. 250-754-5203 for details.

NanGo Grannies hosts a Christmas wreath and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nanaimo North Town Centre Mall. Proceeds go toward Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.


Canadian Federation of University Women Nanaimo hosts Child Poverty Initiatives: Success by Six and Schools Foundation at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd. Details at 250-753-5971.

NanGo Grannies host a drop-in social from 2:30-5 p.m. at Nanaimo Museum.


Nanaimo Harbourfront Library hosts its teen advisory group (ages 13-18) from 4:30-6 p.m. 250-753-1154 ext. 235 for details.

Instant relief for stepmoms, a free workshop for anxious, worn out or worried stepmoms. 6:30-9 p.m.. Call 250-591-8184 for location and information.


Nanaimo Lions Club meets first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Village at 1233 Kiwanis Cres.  Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting for a meal and an evening of fellowship. 250-390-0730.

Order of the Eastern Star Nanaimo chapter No. 43 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Ashlar Masonic building at 101 Commercial St.

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. Pre-registration required at 250-716-1551 or e-mail

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 for details.

Wellington Action Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave. Visit www.wel for more info.

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.

NANAIMO ACCORDION Band meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at the Old Harewood Firehall on Fourth Street. 250-753-2730.

Want to sing for fun? Non-audition choir. Thurs 10 a.m. to noon at St. Andrew’s United Church, downtown. $10 drop-in or $32 for four consecutive weeks. For details e-mail or call 250-729-6135.

Nanaimo Duplicate  Bridge Club games Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m., and Thursday at 1 p.m. Legion No. 256, 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nanaimo. Call 250-741-0877 or 250-756-0438.

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 information.

Natural Abundance Native Plant Nursery, 3145 Frost Rd, Cassidy. Nursery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. For information, contact the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust at 250-714-1990 or check for an updated inventory.

Thursday Hikers depart Bowen Park upper parking lot, 8 a.m. All day hike. Bring hiking boots, raingear and lunch. 250-755-3066 for details.

Nanaimo Euchre Club meets for cards Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome, teaching available. 250-758-0739 for location.

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


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