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Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- or 12-kilometre Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the front lobby of the Howard Johnson hotel and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.


Dodd’s Furniture hosts its inaugural Christmas dinner for those less fortunate at the New Hope Centre, 19 Nicol St. Free tickets are available at the New Hope Centre starting Dec. 17.


Dollhouse Miniatures Club meets in Nanoose. New members welcome. For time and location call 250-468-2364 or 250-754-4363. Wednesdays.

Nanaimo Recreational Soccer is looking for players for their new women’s only rec soccer. No commitment required. Contact for information on both women’s and co-ed rec soccer.

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.

Parkinson Support Group meets 1-3 p.m. third Tuesday of each month at Buttertubs Recreation Centre at 10 Buttertubs Drive. 250-754-2129.

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.

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. 250-756-0616.

Malaspina Toastmasters meets 7 a.m. Tuesdays at ABC Restaurant on Mary Ellen Drive. For more information call 250-751-5204.

Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour meeting list information at 250-753-7513 or

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.

Uplands Lunch Bunch Toastmasters meets Wednesdays noon-1 p.m., 101-5070 Uplands Dr.

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 or e-mail for more information.

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.

Island Counselling offers Stop Chasing Your Mind. Anxieties, worries, insomnia, depression, fears, loss/grief, anger are not normal stress. Manage these struggles in a small safe group every Thursday, 7-9 p.m., 250-754-9988.

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.

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.

Nanaimo Healing Rooms. Come in for prayer, Mondays 7-9 p.m., Maranatha Church, 6553 Portsmouth Rd. 250-755-7838.

Canadian Mental Health Association free recovery workshops, Rm. 19, Beban Park to May. 250-716-8827 for more information.

Mid Island Advanced Toastmasters meet first Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., Rm. 8, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 250-758-3668.

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.

Toastmasters On The Hill meets Tuesdays at 5- 6:15 p.m., Vancouver Island University, Bldg. 180, Rm. 316. 250-758-3227.

Sunrisers Toastmasters meet Fridays, 6:30 a.m, Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Rd. 250-585-2232.

ENTERPRISING Toastmasters meets Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Fairview Elementary School. 250-754-6636.

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.

PARADISE ISLE Senior Society mixed eight-ball tournament, Fridays, 10 a.m., 201 Albert St. Cash prizes for top-three winners. 250-754-9566.

Yellow Point Singers community meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Cedar Secondary School. 250-616-0421.

Parent Support Circles free weekly groups for parents with children 12 and under. 1-800-665-6880 for information.

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