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

Habitat for Humanity hosts a session for anybody interested in applying to live in a duplex currently being built by the organization. 7-8 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. 250-758-8078 for details.


Nanaimo Harbour City Crafty Workers, for people aged 60 or older, meet from 1-3 p.m. at Bowen Park Complex in Game Room No. 2. For details phone the office at Bowen Park at 250-755-7501.

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.


Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club hosts a 10-km Nanaimo walk. Registration at 9:30 a.m. at Elaine Hamilton Park (1631 Naylor Cr.) in Cinnabar Valley and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 250-756-9796.


Nanaimo Family Life Association hosts its healthy self-esteem workshop from 12:30-3 p.m. at 1070 Townsite Rd. To register phone 250-754-3331, ext. 716.

Supporting Employment Transitions hosts a free five-session ‘job search’ workshop series covering topics such as understanding the labour market, preparing resumés and cover letters, acing interviews, and marketing your skills at 101-155 Skinner St. Register at 250-714-0085.

HUB CITY Stamp Club regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd. Table event, all collectors welcome. For more information, call 250-245-8186.


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

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

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.

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 and Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. at Eagle Mountain Church, 1 Terminal Ave. (same building as Grehound bus depot). Contact

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

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

TOPS group meets Mondays, Room 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 Royal Canadian Legion 257 in Lantzville. 250-722-3233.

Council of Senior Citizens Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Organizations or individuals wishing to affiliate can contact 604-576-9734 or e-mail

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.

Hub City Toastmasters meets from 7:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Occidental Pub (downstairs), 432 Fitzwilliam St. Visit

Kiwanis Sunrisers morning coffee meetings, Thursdays at 8 a.m. Contact

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. 250-729-9191.

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

Alateen hosts meetings for teens aged 12-18 from 8-9 p.m. in the basement of the Church of Christ, 1720 Meredith Rd., each Tuesday. Visit for details.

Wellington Action Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave. Visit for more info.

Spanish Conversation Club hosts its regular meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Harbourfront Library. Call 250-753-1154 ext. 238 or e-mail

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.

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

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