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Tuesday, February 27th

Retro Night at "The Nanaimo Bar"

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music

Tuesday night is Retro Night at "The Nanaimo Bar." $5 cover charge starts at 9:30PM.

Wednesday, February 28th

Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am | Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

On February 28, 2018, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

Pink Shirt Day poster Contest (Age 12 & under)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment

Calling all Anti-Bullying artists under the age of 12. Come to the library and design a poster showing us what peace and friendship look like to you. Show off your work and enter to win a prize. Display your poster and vote for your favourite at The Nanaimo Harbourfront Library before Wednesday,...

Call Out To Artists

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community

Nanaimo Arts Council is looking for submissions for the Port Theatre, Bee's Knees and Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Deadline for submissions are as follows: Bee's Knees - Feb, 19 at 4pm Vancouver Island Conference Centre - Feb.28  Port Theatre - March 1 at 10am  

Extension BC-Divided in Solidarity

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Exhibitions, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

The community of Extension grew up around a coal mine started in the late 1890s by infamous BC coal family the Dunsmuirs. Extension was diverse and included residents with Italian, British, Finnish, eastern European, American and Chinese backgrounds. Churches, stores, hotels, a school, cultural...

Tiny Tots Playgroup

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am | Children, Community, Free

Wednesday weekly from 10am to 11am.  Country Club Centre presents a free weekly drop-in playgroup for little ones and their caregivers. Enjoy a play, crafts, stories and songs with ECE certified educators from PacificCare. Activities appropriate for children 5 years and younger.     

Beban Learning Gardens Work Party

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Free, Talks & Workshops

Drop into our Work Parties, where volunteers gather to garden all year round. There is always something to do: mulching, digging, composting, harvesting, watering etc. There is something for every experience level and all ability levels. Work parties may be canceled in very heavy rains or snow....

Islands Short Fiction Contest

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

We are inviting Vancouver Island and Gulf Island writers to submit their short stories of up to 2000 words. The entry fee is waived for Junior and Youth categories. You are allowed to enter as often as you like. Sponsored by the V.I.U. Department of Creative Writing and Journalism, the Vancouver ...

Nanaimo Hospice Cycle For Life: Support the Riders

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Health & Fitness, Major Events

The 2018 Cycle of Life Tour will take 85 riders on an unforgettable cycle touring experience through the beautiful Saanich Inlet, Cowichan Valley, and Gulf Islands. Cyclists will pedal nearly 200km of smooth country road to raise critical funds for patients and families in need of compassionate end...

Meditation & Yoga Nidra

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30am | Community, Education, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Learn and practice simple, yet effective meditation techniques to improve your health and calm the mind. Followed by 20 minutes of lying Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation). 1hr. No exercise - just meditation and relaxation! Email to Register and save your spot: