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Saturday, September 23rd

Nature Votive & Candle Decorating

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 2:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Each person will decorate 1 glass votive and 1 pillar candle with many different colors of tissue paper, appliques, dried or silk flowers and leaves to choose from (battery or wick tea light included). All supplies are included and all ages are welcome; $20/person or per family making 1 of each....

Sunday, September 24th

National Forest WeeK

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:00am | Business, Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

How to Participate in National Forest Week - arrange a tree planting - take a walk in the woods nearby and get to know your forest - care forn newly planted or neglected tree, and study its species - identify all the thinfs at home or school that are made of wood - tour a forest sector industry or...

International World Rivers Day

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:00am | Business, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

The proposal for a  global event to celebrate rivers was based on the success of BC Rivers Day, which Mark Angelo had founded and led in western Canada since 1980.  A World Rivers Day event was seen by agencies of the UN as a good fit for the aims of the Water for Life Decade and the proposal was...

Amish Rag Rug

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Choose from a variety of pre-torn fabrics strips to create your own unique rag rug. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome; $25/person or per family making 1 rag rug. You are welcome to bring your own cotton fabric if there are specific colors you are wanting to make your rug from ($5...

Monday, September 25th

Managing Your Retirement Income

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:30pm | Education, Free, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

You’ve been retired for a few years but you have questions. Are you being as tax-efficient with your retirement income as you can be or are you curious about what a “RRIF meltdown” is? Join us for a discussion about these important areas. Presented by Nahanni Ackroyd, Financial Security Advisor...

Retirement is Coming: Are You Ready?

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:30pm | Community, Education, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Are you within ten years of retirement? Have you planned for it, or are you lying awake at night wondering if you can afford to? If you have a group benefits plan, do you understand the options available to you at retirement through the plan and through other providers? How much you actually need...

How Money Works

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm | 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 firsts of three workshops covers "How Money Works". All are welcome; add a spiritual consciousness to your...

Wednesday, September 27th

Hospice 101: A Community Presentation

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm | Community, Education, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Become informed about Hospice and Palliative Care and about how Nanaimo Community Hospice serves our community.What do we mean by hospice\palliative care?When and how can hospice\palliative care support you and your family?Come and learn about Nanaimo Community Hospice’s many programs and services...

Thursday, September 28th

A Course in Miracles Study Group

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:30am | Community, Free, Talks & Workshops

Join in this ongoing group at any time. Weekly gatherings resume Thursday, Sept. 7.

Friday, September 29th

A Jazz Birthday Party: One Hundred Years on Record

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Entertainment, Free, Music, Talks & Workshops

Jazz, When a New Orleans group called the Original Dixieland Jass Band (sic) traveled to New York City in 1917 to make the first jazz recordings, one of the songs that they chose was written by a Canadian-born composer named Shelton Brooks. VIU music professor and jazz musician, Greg Bush, will...