Calendar: The Next Five Days


Various times Auditions for the Grade 5 Choir for Vancouver Island Symphony. The V.I. Symphony is calling all Grade 5 students in SD 68 who love to sing to be in the Grade 5 choir to sing with the symphony and children's entertainer Rick Scott. Various venues. Contact Vancouver Island Symphony to book. Call, 250-754-0177.

7:30 p.m. Nanaimo Historical Society meeting at Bowen Park social centre. Guest speaker Bill Merilees will be talking about the history of Newcastle Island. All welcome. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at Bowen Park.



7 p.m. Lazy Mike and the Rockin' Recliners Dance Party at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, Nanaimo 129 Harewood Rd, Nanaimo, $12. Advance at Fascinating Rhythm, 51 Commercial St., Arbutus Music-6324 Metral, RCL Branch #10 or $15. at the door

7:30 -9 p.m. Kirtan, an ancient devotional music experience. Sing if you want, dance if you want, sit and soak in the sounds. OmTown Yoga 43 Commercial Street., or phone 250-591-0101.



8:45 a.m. Bastion City Wanderers walk in Cedar. Meet in the parking lot between the Wheatsheaf Inn and Cedar Shopping Centre.

10 a.m. -4 p.m. 17th annual self guided art tour on Gabriola Island,

pick up a brochure at any Gabriola location or go to Public transit available through GERTIE. On Sat. and Sun. too.

2 -3:30 p.m. Paula Wild, author of 'Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and

Dangerous' gives a slideshow presentation at the Nanaimo Museum. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information phone the museum at: 250-753-1821.

4 -5:30 p.m. Drum Clinic/Master Class with Ydna Murd at Harbour City Music, 615 Townsite Road. Tickets $5, sign up at 250 591 1177 or email



12 -4 p.m. Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival at the Vancouver Island Exhibition grounds, with a farmer's market, hay ride, face painting and the giant pumpkin weigh-off.

2 p.m. Nanaimo Theatre Group's production of 'Boeing Boeing' plays at the Bailey Studio on Rosstown Rd.



10 a.m. -4 p.m. 17th annual self guided art tour continues on Gabriola Island, pick up a brochure at any Gabriola location.

7 p.m. The Nanaimo Family History Society meets at Beban Park Social Centre in rooms 7 and 8. For more information call 250-751-8731.

Various times Rotary giant used book sale at Nanaimo North Town Centre.

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