u Hub City Stamp Club hosts its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd. All collectors welcome. 250-245-8186.
u Mid Island Tai Chi Club hosts an open house and beginners registration from 7-8:30 p.m. at Georgia Avenue School. First class Jan. 14.
u Supporting Employment Transitions hosts a free five-session job search workshop. Register at 250-714-0085.
u Mid Island Tai Chi Club hosts an open house from 3:30-5 p.m. at NDSS, room 203 First class Jan. 15.
u Nanaimo Family Life Association, 1070 Townsite Rd., hosts a healthy self-esteem workshop from 6-9 p.m. Register at 250-754-3331 ext. 716.
u Wednesday morning coffee break, hosted by St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St. 10-11:30 a.m. This week’s performers are Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback. Free coffee, live music.
u Nanaimo Rhododendron Society hosts its regular monthly meeting at Beban Park Social Centre at 7:30 p.m. Guests welcome, no admission. Visit http://nanaimo.rhodos.ca for details.
u Nanoose Naturalists begin the new year by sharing nature artifacts, photos and stories from 2012 at 7 p.m. at Nanoose Library Hall on Northwest Bay Road. Everyone welcome. Visit www.nanoosenaturalists.org.
u 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.
u 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.
u 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.
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 Nanaimo Healing Rooms. Come in for prayer, Mondays 7-9 p.m., Maranatha Church, 6553 Portsmouth Rd. 250-755-7838.
u Canadian Mental Health Association free recovery workshops, Rm. 19, Beban Park to May. 250-716-8827.
u Mid Island Advanced Toastmasters meet first Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., Rm. 8, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 250-758-3668.
u 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.
u Toastmasters On The Hill meets Tuesdays at 5-6:15 p.m., Vancouver Island University, Bldg. 180, Rm. 316. 250-758-3227.
u Sunrisers Toastmasters meet Fridays, 6:30 a.m, Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Rd. 250-585-2232.
u ENTERPRISING Toastmasters meets Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Fairview Elementary School. 250-754-6636.
u 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.
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 Yellow Point Singers community meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Cedar Secondary School. 250-616-0421.
u Parent Support Circles free weekly groups for parents with children 12 and under. 1-800-665-6880 for information.
u Hub City Toastmasters meets, 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Occidental Hotel (downstairs), 432 Fitzwilliam St.
u Kiwanis Sunrisers mornign coffee meetings, Thursdays at 8 a.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
u Island Counselling Women’s Wellness and Support Group for depression, anxiety, relationship loss, trauma, worries. Thursdays 6:45-8:45 p.m. 250-754-9988.
u CITIZENS ON Patrol (COPs) meets third Wednesday of the month, RCMP community police station on Prideaux Street. Volunteers needed to be the eyes and ears of the RCMP. 250-758-6535.