WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Beader's circle, a collaboration between NAC, Mid Island Metis Association and the Women's Centre, meets at the MIMA office, 109-285 Prideaux St.
7 p.m. The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators present speaker Paul Manly talking about water issues. At Vancouver Island University, Building 200, Room 203. For more information call Eliza at 250-753-3245 ext 2470.
7:30 -9 p.m. Clayoquot Summer: 20 Years After with Tofino kayaking conservationists Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck. At the Rollo Center on North Road on Gabriola Island.
THURSDAY NOV. 14
7 p.m. Vancouver Island Short Film Festival fundraising gala at the Firehouse Grill, #7 Victoria Rd. Tickets $20, which includes appetizers, a drink, and the chance to meet the filmmakers. For more information call 250-729-3947.
7:30 p.m. The Nanaimo Historical Society presents 'Canada and the First World War' with guest speaker Gavin Copper from the Vancouver Island Military Museum. At Bowen Park Complex meeting room at 500 Bowen Rd. For more information call 250-756-0931.
Noon -9 p.m. Kris Kringle craft market, runs until Nov. 17, various hours. Admission $10 daily or $12 for all 4 days. At Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd.
8 -10:30 p.m. Schmooze Productions presents 'Monty Python's Spamalot' at Nanaimo Centre Stage on Victoria Rd. Runs until Nov. 16. a musical comedy "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail.' Tickets at www.schmoozeproductions.com or call 250-739-0721.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Nanaimo Brain Injury Society and Nanaimo Citizens Advocacy Association invite you to enjoy homemade soup, buy a homemade bowl and make a donation to these two societies. For more information call 250-753-5600.
1:30 -3:30 p.m. 'Take Back Your Power,' a film about smart meters and the global smart power grid, plays at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith. Admission by donation. A 90-minute documentary by Vancouver filmmaker Josh del Sol.
FRIDAY, NOV. 15 6 p.m. Author Katrin Horowitz reads at Harbourfront Library on Commercial St. Free, all welcome. For more information call 250-753-1154.
SATURDAY, NOV. 16
7:30 p.m. A Capella Plus presents 'Good Vibrations: Songs we Love to Love from Beethoven to the Beach Boys' at the German Cultural Centre. Tickets $15 adult, $10 student. For more information call 250-754-1094.
SUNDAY, NOV. 17
1, 4 and 7 p.m. TheatreOne presents 'The Sapphires' as part of its Fringe Flicks series at the Avalon Cinema. Also on Mon.
8 -10 p.m. Open mic comedy, music and magic at the Corner Bistro.
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