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Creation versus evolution seminar with George Hilton. 7 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2400 Highland Blvd. 250-758-1334.

Nanaimo Fish and Game Club, 1325 Nanaimo Lakes Rd., hosts a gun and sporting goods show and sale, and an antique firearms display and sale, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $3, women and kids under 12 free. Table rentals $25. Details at 250-729-1718.


Nanaimo Family History Society hosts its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Everybody welcome. 250-756-1902 for information.

Adjudication for the Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market goes from 6-7 p.m. at the Fireside Room at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. For details e-mail

B.C. Lung Association hosts Lifeline: How to ensure you are able to get help when you need it, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. For details phone 250-753-2529.


Nanaimo Family Life Association, 1070 Townsite Rd., hosts a conflict resolution workshop from 6-9 p.m. Register at 250-754-3331 ext. 716.

Hear the Truth About Wireless Technology, a presentation co-sponsored by VIU and Citizens For Safe Technology. 7-9 p.m. at John Barsby Community School, 550 Seventh St. Guest speaker Jerry Flynn, electronics warfare, signals intelligence with Canadian Armed Forces (retired).

Adjudication for the Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market goes from 6-7 p.m. at the Fireside Room at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. For details e-mail

Free Neighbourhood spaghetti dinner, Italian style, takes place from 5-7 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2400 Highland Blvd. Just bring your appetite. 250-758-1334.


Wednesday Morning Coffee Break, featuring live music by Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback, takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. at 311 Fitzwilliam St. Everybody welcome.


Paradise Isle Seniors’ Drop-in Centre hosts pool and cribbage tournaments with soup and sandwich, noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at 201 Albert St. For details call 250-754-9566 or e-mail

Enneagram Discussion group, encouraging interested people to discover your type and grow with it, takes place weekly. For time and location, phone 250-390-3039 between 6-10 p.m.

Spanish Conversation Club hosts its regular meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Harbourfront Library. Practice your Spanish in a friendly and welcoming environment. Call 250-753-1154 ext. 238 or e-mail to register.

Morrell Nature Sanctuary is looking for volunteers interested in nature and leading elementary school groups to explore the forest setting. Training provided. Phone 250-753-5811 or e-mail for details.

Nanaimo Doll Club meets one Tuesday each month to discuss collecting, costuming and study. All are welcome. E-mail for location and details.

Nanaimo Glad and Dahlia Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Paine Horticultural Centre on East Wellington Road on the first Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. For more information phone 250-722-2109.

WALK In WEDNESDAY family issues drop in program. First Wednesday of the month, open to everyone. Side door,  Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, 418D Fitzwilliam St. 250-716-1551 or e-mail

Aikido Classes are held at the Tillicum Lelum centre, 421 Franklyn St., from 5-6:30 p.m. every Monday. For details phone 250-758-0143.

Gamblers Anonymous meetings are held from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Rm. G-092.

CRESCENT CHAPTER No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star meets 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Masonic Hall, 620 Morpeth Ave. Call 250-758-5671.

Single seniors dinner pals, 65-80 years old, bi-monthly at various restaurants, separate cheques. For details phone 250-756-1601.

Bowen Senior Writers meet the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bowen Park Complex, games room 2. A forum for all aspiring or published writers. To register phone 250-755-7501.

Woodgrove Toastmasters. Learn to express yourself effectively and confidently Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. at 101-5070 Uplands (at Turner). 250-729-2903 or 250-729-9148 for details.

Mid-Island Al-Anon group meets every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Youth Services Building, 290 Bastion St. Details at

Nanaimo Buddhist Group meets Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. 587 Seventh St., Nanaimo. Please call 250-756-2127 or e-mail susan for more details.

SONS OF Norway Lodge meets first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Bowen Park Activity Room 1. For information please call 250-756-2406  or  250-751-1435.

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.

Nanaimo Newcomers Club, a women’s group for new Nanaimo residents, meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 4235 Departure Bay Rd.

Nanaimo Weight Loss Surgery support group meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Inn on Long Lake at 6:30 p.m. Contact 250-755-2058 or 250-753-6224 for details.

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 for details.

HARBOUR CITY Senior Quilters meet Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at Bowen Park. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Please call Lucy at 250-756-9149 for information.

Thursday night cribbage at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 on East Wellington. Starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Trouble hearing? Canadian Hard of Hearing - Nanaimo meets third Monday of each month at Christ Community Church, corner of Bowen and Northfield roads, at 1:30 p.m. For details phone 250-591-6206.

Nanaimo Widows Support Group meets Wednesdays. All widows welcome. 250-722-3353 for time and location.

No-audition fun singing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Details at or 250-729-6135.

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.

Stop Chasing Your Mind Group, hosted by Island Counselling. Worries, fears, depression, anger? Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. in a safe, confidential environment. By donation. Register at 250-754-9988.

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.

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