Must See Events

Family Friendly Events

Sunday, October 1st

Mask Decorating (Great for Halloween and Mardi Gras)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 3:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Create your own unique mask from our selection of durable hard pulp mask shapes (white masks pictured). We have a large selection of paints, glitter, gems, feathers, etc. for you to decorate with. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome; $15/person or family making 1 mask. Please message...

Monday, October 2nd

Tour de Rock

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 8:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Family Friendly, Free, Health & Fitness, Sports

The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is a fundraising event that raises money for pediatric cancer research and support programs for children with a history of cancer. The Tour de Rock team cycles from one end of the Vancouver Island to the other, covering 1,000 kilometres and...

Tuesday, October 3rd

Classical Coffee Concert Series

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:30am | Arts, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation The dynamic Bergmann Piano Duo return with their energetic and uniquely eclectic programs. They open the series with a programme of duet transcriptions of favourite operatic repertoire. Throughout the series, the virtuosic duo will also collaborate with...

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 2:30pm | Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Test yourself on your knowledge of new technology every Tuesday from 2:30-4:00pm.  All ages are welcome, new topics discussed weekly.

Lego Club

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 3:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly

Lego Club: We provide the lego and you provide the imagination. This is a free drop in event best suited for children ages 6-12 but anyone old enough to resist eating lego is welcome. Every Tuesday from 3-4PM, starting Sept. 19.

Wednesday, October 4th

Island Roots Market

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Environment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Markets, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

The Island Roots Market Co-operative provides a means to gather local food and other locally made items and the accompanying farmers/producers to create a year-round farmers' & artisans market. They support producers in getting their products to folks who would not normally access them through...

André-Philippe Gagnon

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors

His uncanny ability to deliver an impression per minute of fun will leave you gasping for more. The fast-paced delivery with numerous impressions and comedy rolled into one to create a Total Entertainment Experience. , His successful performance gained Gagnon an invitation to present his version of...

Thursday, October 5th

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List Tour

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:00am | Family Friendly, Sports

Join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday at one of our cross-country tour stops! You can find our crew in Nanaimo as we challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Play List as possible. Stop by to knock a few off your own list, or try a unique featured activity....

Family Storytime

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:30am | Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly

Family Storytime is time for songs, rhymes, stories and the occasional craft in this family get together. For kids ages 18mo-5yrs. Every Thursday at 10:30am starting Sep. 21.

Friday, October 6th

iPad fun with photos

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:00am | Community, Education, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Come and learn about the fun you can have with photos n your iPad. Registration is required for this course, from 10am-12pm.