FRIDAY, APRIL 25 6:30 p.m. Author Nikki Van Schyndel discusses 'Becoming Wild' at Harbourfront Library. More information: caitlin-press. com/our-books/becoming-wild.
6:30 -8 p.m. West Coast Salish Kitchen Party at Painted Turtle Guesthouse. Traditional West Coast cuisine. $35.
More information: 250-753-4432.
6:30 -8:15 p.m. Women of Note Wine and Cheese Event at the Port Theatre. Wine and appetizers before watching a private rehearsal of the Best of the Beatles concert. $20 or free for Women of Note members. More information: 250-754-0177.
7 -9 p.m. 'Emotional Creature: the Secret Life of Girls Around the World.' A VDay production at Nanaimo Centre Stage. $20/adult $15/senior or student. More information: 250-753-3245 ext. 2470 or www.vday.org/home.
All day Eighth Annual Golden Shoe Hunt. Get your hiking boots, maps, compasses and GPS ready, clues and instructions for locations of both the shoe and geocache will be posted weekly to rdn.bc.ca/recreation and on the RDN Facebook and Twitter. Free event, runs through May 16.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Painting Workshop at Nanaimo Art Gallery. Learn from Russ Morland, owner of the Electric Umbrella Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery. $100. Includes supplies. More information: 250-756-5200.
10 a.m. -5 p.m. Departure Bay neighbourhood is featured in Nanaimo Museum's new exhibit, including its roots as a Snuneymuxw winter village, a haunted mansion and B.C.'s first telephone. Entry $2, seniors $1.75, child 75 cents, 100 Museum Way.
2 p.m. Memoir writing workshop at the Nanaimo Museum. Hosted by Naomi Wakan. By donation. To reserve: 250-753-1821.
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Best of the Beatles at the Port Theatre. Featuring the Vancouver Island Symphony, Jeans 'n Classics Band and the Symphonic Chorus. Tickets/more information: 250-754-8550.
6 p.m. -midnight A Moroccan Affair fundraiser for Aspengrove School at Vancouver Island Conference Centre. $175. More information/tickets: www.aspengroveschool.ca/gala2014.
10 a.m. -4 p.m. 21st Annual Art Show, Nanoose Bay Art Group. This year's theme: Figures, includes works in a wide variety of media and styles. Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd. Free.
10 a.m. -4 p.m. 30th Annual Nanaimo Model Railroad Show at Beban Park Auditorium. $10/family $5/adult $4/senior. More information: 250-724-4698.
11 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Earth Day and Wild Foods Festival at Bowen Park Complex. $2. More information: 250-756-5200.
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