Free Events

Wednesday, March 7th

Childhood Anxiety Presentation

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:00pm | Children, Education, Free, Health & Fitness, Talks & Workshops

Presentation and Discussion by Julie-Anne Richards, Registered Clinical Counselor and Psycho-educational Consultant, on Childhood Stress and Anxiety: Empowering Strategies and Effective Support. The Presentation is tailored for parents, caregivers and educators supporting children ages 5-13 (K-...

Book Launch for Alfred Cool

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:30pm | Arts, Education, Free, Talks & Workshops

Join Nanaimo's own Al Cool as he launches his latest novel- The Haida Gwaii Detour! Presented by the Vancouver Island Regional Library (Harbourfront branch) and sponsored by the Federation of BC Writers “This story is told from the perspective of residing on the...

Thursday, March 8th

Healthy Start Fair (0-6 years)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm | Children, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Health & Fitness

The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership present The Healthy Start Fair. Children (up to age 6 years) and their families are invited to this FREE event to enjoy story time, activities, healthy eating snacks, family resources, vision screening, public health nursing, triple p positive parenting,...

"Live At Longwood" a Free Concert Series

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Music

Every Thursday night a free live concert series featuring great local and touring musicians. Showtime at 8pm. Feb.8 - Laura Kelsey, Dubious Luxury Feb.15 - Jack Mancor, Andrew Wolman Feb.22 - Tora Leigh, Stephanie Humphreys Mar.1 - Peter Kleinholz, Marty Douglas Mar. 8 - Wren Beckley, Young Plantz...

Saturday, March 10th

Harbour City Football Saturdays

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Health & Fitness, Sports, Teens

Come out on Saturdays from 9am-4pm where we will have games ongoing from U7 to U11 at Beban Park Fields and U12-U18 at Merle Logan Field. The season ends the weekend of March 10/2018.

The Kid's Conference 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:30am | Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Talks & Workshops

The Kid’s Conference has quickly become a must-do event in Nanaimo and surrounding areas for families and it’s back this year. The Kid’s Conference features a tradeshow to showcase support services, interactive learning sessions, Children performances, and speakers. And that’s not all! There will...

Canadian Tai Chi Academy Open House

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am | Community, Free, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

The Canadian Tai Chi Academy Nanaimo BC Invites you to an open house. Our Tai Chi classes are for general health and relaxation. We offer both regular and seated classes. Tai Chi is beneficial to everyone, including those who have health and mobility issues. Recent studies indicate that Tai Chi...

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop (ages 4-12)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Entertainment, Free, Talks & Workshops

This March we're making a "Periscope". Kids get to go home with their piece of art, handy skills, a home depot apron, and a certificate of achievement. Must have parent supervision, please register at the special service desk at Home Depot. 

Beban Learning Gardens Weekend Work Party

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00am | Community, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Drop into one of 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...

Book Launch for Alfred Cool

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 6:30pm | Arts, Community, Education, Entertainment, Free, Music, Talks & Workshops

Join Nanaimo's Al Cool for a launch party celebrating the release of The Haida Gwaii Detour! Enjoy a reading, talks, refreshments, and live music by Ben Zyakin “This story is told from the perspective of...