Talks & Workshops Events

Thursday, November 23rd

Nanaimo Education & Career Fair

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:00am | Business, Community, Education, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Free, Talks & Workshops, Teens

"Empowering people at all stages of life to make their dreams into reality through meaningful connections. For 21 years, ECF has been inspiring residents of B.C. communities by connecting them to real study and work opportunities, at home or abroad. We bring together representatives from...

A Course in Miracles Study Group

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:30am | Community, Talks & Workshops

Join a group of spiritual explorers in this uplifting morning of study and conversation. All are welcome.

Service Dog Training in Nanaimo Free Info Session

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 1:30pm | Community, Education, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

An Assistance Dog Can Improve Your Daily Life! Find out how you can train your current dog to help you. Did you know that dogs (even small dogs) can help you regain your independence? They can be trained to do behaviors that help you with your disabilities like alert you to someone calling your...

Friday, November 24th

Stephen Leacock Event “A Garden of Mariposies”

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 7:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Music, Talks & Workshops

Stephen Leacock's "My Discovery of the West’ Retour 2017. Stories by and about Stephen Leacock - told sung and talked over. For tour and event information ::

Saturday, November 25th

Sing for Pure Joy!

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 1:30pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Family Friendly, Health & Fitness, Music, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Raise your voice in glorious song with heart-felt melodies, soulful gospel songs and rousing spirituals, mesmerizing chants, luscious layered songs and rousing rounds. Every voice is welcome. No experience is needed - only the desire to make joyful sounds together! All songs are taught in the...

Sunday, November 26th

Red Cross Babysitter Training

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 9:00am | Children, Education, Talks & Workshops, Teens

The red cross babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. This updated curriculum provides improved learning when it comes to the first aid and giving the appropriate care in the event of an...

Hot/Cold Aromatherapy Pack or Bear

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Make 1 hot/cold aromatherapy pack or bear; many fabrics to choose from and scent with local organic dried lavender, mint or essential oils. This would make a great gift for someone special :) Please message or email us at to register; class size is 8 participants Cash...

Monday, November 27th

Money Mondays

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 6:30pm | Community, Education, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Thomas DeSchutter is an author and co-founder and money mentor at Bloom Strategies, an organization on a mission to empower individuals to take control of their finances. This third of three workshops covers "Planning Your Legacy". All are welcome.

Tuesday, November 28th

Tuesday Work Parties

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:00am | Children, Community, Environment, Family Friendly, Health & Fitness, 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 everyone regardless of your ability and experience. Lend a hand or simply learn and discover, we...

Wednesday, November 29th

Open Session at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:00pm | Arts, Community, Education, Talks & Workshops

Join the conversation! Open Session is a monthly reading and discussion seminar for practising artists and community members to explore issues related to contemporary art. Sessions are facilitated by art historian, Marie Leduc, PhD. Each session includes a reading on a pre-selected topic or...