Calendar: The Next Five Days


9 a.m. -noon Career planning sessions at Supporting Employment Transitions. Preregister at 250-714-0085.

4 -6:30 p.m. Bowen Road foodbased farmers market, bringing together farmers and the local community. At the Beban Fairgrounds, 2300 Bowen Rd.

6:30 -9:30 p.m. Songwriter showcase at Corner Bistro, Front St. Featuring Brian Hazelbower. For reservations call 250-591-0509.

8 p.m. Victoria-based West Coast rocker Vince Vaccaro plays an acoustic set at the Queen's. Featuring Emma Plant as the opening act. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door, at the venue or



5:30 -7 p.m. Canadian Power & Sail Squadron's 75th anniversary flag celebration at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza on Front St. For more information call Darlene at 250-616-6586.

7 p.m. Talk on Israel and Palestine with Ilan Goldenblatt, owner of The Thirsty Camel Cafe, who was in the Israeli army for three years. At St. Paul's Anglican Church, 100 Chapel St.

7:15 p.m. Buccaneers vs. the Saanich Braves at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, 741 Third St.



Various times Artus-Pocus on Commercial Street as part of Culture Days in the city. Open to kids and families.

For more information Runs until Sept. 29.

3:45 -4:45 p.m. Improv for kids, part of Culture Days events. For kids aged 8 to 14, at the Harbour Front library on Commercial St.



Various times Artus-Pocus on Commercial Street as part of Culture Days in the city. Runs until Sept. 29.

1 -4 p.m. Drop-in printmaking workshop at the Nanaimo Art Gallery on Commercial Street.

8 p.m. Juno Award-winning band Elliot BROOD plays The Queen's on Victoria Cres. Tickets $13 in advance, $17 at the door at the Queens and online at

8:30 -11:30 p.m. Jazz piano trio with Miles Black, James McRae on drums and Ken Lister on bass. Free event, at the Corner Bistro, #1-75 Front St.



11 a.m. -4 p.m. Nanaimo Rivers Day at the Bowen Park Amphitheatre, with live musical entertainment, a salmon BBQ with NALT, stream walks and fry trap and release.

12 -8 p.m. The Child Development Centre telethon at the Port Theatre featuring Rick Scott, The Kerplunks, The Tidesmen, The Nanaimo Concert Band and more. For more information go to www.nanaimocdc. com/events/telethon or call Steven Bowers at 250-753-0251 ext. 264.

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