Calendar: The Next Five Days


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Downtown Nanaimo farmers' market at the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza on Front St.

8 p.m. The Silver Screen Scoundrels at Simon Holt, an evening of music, laughs and old-time original films. Tickets $15 advance or $20 at the door, available at Fascinating Rhythm, Cranky Dog or SimonHolt. Show starts at 9 p.m.

7 - 9: 30 p.m. Steppin' up in aid of Mission 14, an evening of local young talent, at VIU Theatre, 900 Fifth St. Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door, at Vibrant Dance Studios on Boxwood Rd., Performing Fabrics next to Costco and Lady's Mantle in Parksville.



11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Family fishing day at Westwood Lake. Be involved in a trout release and check out the fly fishing and search and rescue demos. For more information call 250-756-5203.

2 - 3 p.m. Gabriola author and artist Sheila Norgate reads from 'Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s'. At the Gabriola Library, 575 North Road.

All day: Art Fest at Gallery Row on Fitzwilliam St. Live music, prizes, artwork silent auction, food, and the unveiling of this year's new art display. For more information call 250-754-5174. 8 - 10 p.m. St Andrew's United Church and the Dixie Down Beat Jazz Band present 'Swing into Summer,' at St. Andrew's Church. Tickets $15, at the church office, West Coast Classic Floral, Fascinating Rhythm and Tom Lee Music.


SUNDAY, JUNE 16 8: 30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Final day of the Nanaimo Kennel Club's annual purebred dog show at Beban Park.

10 a.m. - noon Bike tour of historical trees, meet at the Bowen Park lobby. For more information call 250-756-5200.

Noon - 4 p.m. Habitat for Humanity's

Father's Day birdhouse building contest, open to kids from age 2 to 12. Entry fee $15, includes house kit and healthy lunch. With a bouncy castle and Bobbi the clown. At Habitat for Humanity, 4128 Mostar Rd. For more information call 250-758-8078.



11 a.m. - noon: Victoria-based newspaper reporter Sarah Petrescu speaks about her year-long sabbatical traveling and volunteering in India, at the Qualicum Beach Library, 660 Primrose Ave., Qualicum For more information call Eileen at 1-250-752-6121.

7 p.m. On the dock with Wil, Brave The Weather and Diana Pearson at the Dinghy Dock pub. Tickets $25, includes return ferry and the show, from the artists, the venue, or online at



4 - 6 p.m. Technology Tuesday at the Library, 90 Commercial St. A free, drop-in weekly session where you can get help with any technology-related problems.

8 p.m. Poor Young Things, a pop-rock quintet from Toronto, play the Queen's, 34 Victoria Cres. Tickets at the door or online at

9 p.m. Hip-hop artist Raekwon at the Spice Lounge, tickets at 250-754-6751.


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