FRIDAY, OCT. 18
10 -11:30 a.m. Jay Ruzesky speaks about his ancestor Roald Amundsen's 1911 trip to the South Pole, as well as his own trip to Antarctica 100 years later. In the Vancouver Island University theatre, 900 Fifth St.
6 p.m. No-limit Texas Hold'em. Top prize, $1,000. Proceeds to Mid Island Abilities & Independent Living Society and Nanaimo Rotary Daybreak. Registration at 6 p.m. Advance tickets 250-741-9333, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Branch 10 Royal Canadian Legion, 129 Harewood Rd.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale, household, baby, Christmas at the Legion 257, 7225 Lantzville Rd. Donations accepted. For more information call 250-390-2938.
10:45 a.m. Beginners belly dancing classes. Participants will proceed slowly through basic movements to simple transitions. Series of 10 classes, Saturday mornings at Tempo Dance Academy, #4 6421 Applecross Rd. Contact Ramona@bellydancer.ca
Noon The Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society's meeting at the Harewood Activity Centre second floor, 195 Fourth St. There will be sales and a program. Guests are welcome. 8 p.m. Halloween Latin Dance, Northgate Pub. Free salsa lesson. Prizes for the best costumes. Cover charge $10/students $5. More information at 250-797-6679.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
Various times Acting workshop with industry pro Adrian Hough at Kismet, for ages 9-15 and 16-adult. Call 250-716-8863 for details.
7:30 to 10 p.m. Elvis Elite! Elvis tribute artist featuring Steve Elliott, at the Royal Canadian
Legion Branch 10. Tickets $20.
7:30 p.m. John McDermott's 'Looking Back. .. 20th Anniversary Tour' rolls into the Port Theatre. For more information go to www.porttheatre.com or 250-754-8550.
MONDAY, OCT. 21
7:30 p.m. Lee Harvey Osmond with Sit Down Servant, featuring Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Junkhouse, and Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar. At Nanaimo Entertainment Centre, 46 Nicol St.
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
11:45 a.m. -1 p.m. Business networking Nanaimo business owners and professionals -over lunch on at Fibber Magees, meet other Nanaimo business owners and professionals learn about common business challenges and solutions. To register: www.nanaimobizoct2013.eventbrite com. Free event 131 Selby St. email@example.com 250-618-8718
6:30 -8 p.m. All weather bike riding workshop make cycling more comfortable, safe and enjoyable in the wetter coming months. Clothing, parts and accessories that can influence riding, strategies to stay safe, and other cyclists' concerns. By donation, or free for co-op members. Hub City Cycles Community Co-op 12 Lois Lane.