Community Papers

Bulletin board


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.


Travelling Squares hosts its Mid-Winter Carnival dance with caller Gary Dodds and cuer Pat Zeeman at 7:30 p.m. at Wellington Hall. Wear camping clothes for an evening of dancing followed by a sing-a-long and hotdogs around a campfire. Visiting square dancers always welcome. 250-754-5203.

Rotary Club of Nanaimo hosts a hotdog sale by donation and 50/50 draw fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Country Grocer on Bowen Road. For details e-mail

Holistic/metaphysical fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unity Church, 2325 East Wellington Rd. Energy healers, iridology, tarot, reflexology, clairvoyants and more. Visit for details.

Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a six- or 10-km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:45 a.m. in the back gravel parking lot at Westwood Lake and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information call 250-756-9796.


Canadian Federation of University Women - Nanaimo presents Reappropriating Mental Health as a Civic Issue by Tom Grauman of the Columbia Centre Society. 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd. 250-753-5971 for details.


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.

THURSDAY HIKERS meet 8 a.m., Bowen Park upper parking lot for moderate to strenuous day hikes. Bring hiking boots, rain gear and lunch. 250-755-3066.

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

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

Cedar Family Playgroup, 0-5 years old, meets every Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. 250-722-7110.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers’ support group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon second Thursday of month, at Alzheimer Resource Centre, 200-1585 Bowen Rd. 250-734-4170.

Island Bel Cantos Singers, an all-women’s choir, is accepting new members. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 11. 250-248-1183 or visit for details.

nanaimo support Group for people living with mood disorders takes place from 7-8:30 p.m. at Church of Nazarene, 2150 Departure Bay Rd. All welcome. 250-729-9191 for details.

Nar-Anon Family Group meets Thursdays from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Hall, 4235 Departure Bay Rd. 250-390-1216 for details.

Cedar Heritage Bridge Club hosts games Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. in Cedar.

Breast Cancer support group meets last Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Canadian Cancer Society, 777 Poplar St. 250-741-8180 for details.

Women’s Wellness and Support Group, hosted by Island Counselling. Relationship stress, worries, depression, fears, grief? Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in a safe, caring environment. By donation. Register at 250-754-9988.

Nanaimo Better Breathers, a support group for people with chronic lung disease, meets from 1:30-3:30 on the third Monday of the month at the Beban Park Social Centre. Family, friends and caregivers welcome. E-mail or call 1-800-665-5864 for details.

Harbour City Toastmasters meet every Thursdsay from noon to 1 p.m. at the Occidental Hotel, 432 Fitzwilliam St., in the basement. 250-740-0202 for details.

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 their 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. Practise 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. 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. 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. 250-758-5671.

Single seniors dinner pals, 65-80 years old, bi-monthly at various restaurants, separate cheques. 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. 250-756-2127 or e-mail

SONS OF Norway Lodge meets first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Bowen Park Activity Cenbtre, Room 1. 250-756-2406.

Aglow Lighthouse Nanaimo meets on the third Saturday of each month at Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Rd. at 9 a.m. 250-754-6568 for details.

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.



We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...