FRIDAY, FEB. 7
6 -11 p.m. Zonta Red Gala at Coast Bastion Inn. Buffet, live music, silent auction, 50/50 draws. $75. Proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Nanaimo Zonta Club service projects. Tickets: 250-758-2267.
7 p.m. Nanaimo Clippers vs Cowichan Valley at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets available in advance at the Nanaimo Clippers office, online from tickets.nanaimoclippers.com or by phone: 250-751-0593.
7 p.m. Ninth annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival at VIU's Malaspina Theatre. $15/general $10/student. Tickets and more information: www.visff.com or 250-729-3947. Also on Saturday.
SATURDAY, FEB. 8
3 -5 p.m. What is Reconciliation? Film screening/book launch/discussion hosted by CBC journalist Shelagh Rogers. Filmmaker Mitch Miyagawa will be in attendance and 'Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential Schools' will be launched. At 675 North Road on Gabriola Island. By donation.
6:30 p.m. Nanaimo Fish and Game annual banquet fundraiser at the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club. Buffet, live auction and raffles. $35. For tickets or more information: 250-722-3564.
7 p.m. David Gogo solo acoustic performance at the Dinghy Dock Pub. $25 + s/c in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets available at Lucid, the Dog's Ear, the Queens or online: ticketzone.com.
7:30 p.m. Driving Miss Daisy at the Port Theatre. Also on Sunday at 2 p.m. More information and/or tickets: 250-754-8550.
SUNDAY, FEB. 9
11 a.m. -4 p.m. Bridal Exhibition at Beban Park Social Centre. $12/adv or $15/door. Available at Thrifty Foods. More information: www.bridalexhibition.ca
7:30 p.m. Debra DiGiovanni's 'Late Bloomer' tour at the Port Theatre. Tickets/more information: 250-754-8550.
MONDAY, FEB. 10
10 a.m. -3 p.m. Swap-O-Rama-Rama at St. Andrew's United Church. A mass clothing swap with "creation stations" staffed by local artists and crafters who will give lessons on how to alter or embellish clothing. Admission $5 with bag of clothing, $10 without clothing donation. More information: 250-729-3947.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
10:30 a.m. Classical Coffee Concert Series with Sarah Hagen (piano) at the Port Theatre. Featuring Robyn Driedger-Klassen (soprano). $30/general $27/members $15/students. Tickets or more information: 250-754-8550.
5:30 -8:30 p.m. Nanaimo Women's Business Network information meeting at the Nanaimo Golf Club. Business tips and dinner. Open to the public. $35/members or $40/non-members. More information: 250-755-4004.
7 p.m. Nanaimo Newcomers Club meeting at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on 4235 Departure Bay Road. Open to the public. More information: www.nanaimonewcomersclub.org
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