Nanaimo Rhododendron Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Presentation on soil biology. Guest welcome, free admission. For details visit www.nanaimo.rhodos.ca.
Spanish club meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library. All levels welcome. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUNAR NEW Year dinner and concert, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Beban Park. Call 250-714-2988 for ticket info.
Nanaimo Navy League Cadets host a bottle drive fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the cadet hall, 750 Fifth St. (VIU campus). Call 250-753-6154 for pickup (large amounts only).
Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- or 10-km Ladysmith walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the upper Cornation parking lot near Ricky’s Restaurant and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.
Travelling Squares hosts its Valentine’s dance with caller Gary Dodds and cuer Pat Zeeman at 7:30 p.m. at Wellington Hall. Visiting square dancers always welcome. 250-754-5203.
WIDOWHOOD BEYOND Survival is a support group for men and women under 65 years who are passed the first anniversary of the death of their life partner. Meetings the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information please call Sue at 250-585-6283 or Paul at 250-722-4643.
VanIsle Fiddlers is a weekly gathering that welcomes fiddlers and all acoustic musicians. Learn traditional music in a fun multi-age group. Every Thursday at Scout Hut. Groups run at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Call 250-591-3913 for more information.
Nanaimo Buddhist Group meets Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. 587 Seventh St., Nanaimo. 250-756-2127 or e-mail email@example.com.
Camerata Singers welcome new members who have ability to read music and some singing experience. 250-758-0263.
Texas Hold’em Poker River Riders host ongoing free games Saturday through Thursday at various locations. Visit www.riverriderspoker.com for details. Participants encouraged to bring a donation to the food bank.
Nanaimo Boat Modellers meet every Sunday at the north dock of Inn on Long Lake from 9-10 a.m. with radio controlled sail and power boats. 250-753-2594 or visit www.nanaimoboatmodellers.com for details.
Aglow Lighthouse Nanaimo meets on the third Saturday of each month at Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Rd. at 9 a.m. Refreshments and guest speakers. 250-754-6568 for more information.
Green Drinks, a group interested in sustainability and the environment, meets fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Vault coffee bar. Google Green Drinks Nanaimo for more details.
Nanaimo Stroke Recovery Group meets every Friday at Bowen Park Social Centre at 10:45 a.m. Bring a bag lunch. Contact 250-753-5328 for information.