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FRIDAY, JUNE 20

9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Children are invited to Country Club Centre to watch Robin Sather, Canada's only Lego certified professional, build a giant whale out of Lego.

6 p.m. 'Hi-Ho Mistahey!' is film by Alanis Obomsawin that profiles an activist campaign first launched by Shannen Koostachin, a Cree teenager from Attawapiskat, to lobby for improved educational opportunities for First Nations youth. Harbourfront Library. Free.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. South End Community Association's annual Miner's Heritage Picnic. Free Event Deverill (formally Haliburton) Park, 200 Irwin St., Nanaimo.

8:45 a.m. Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club 5km or 10km walk, Parksville (Englishman River Fish Hatchery).Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. at Top Bridge parking lot, end of Chattell Road. The walk starts at 9 a.m. For information, call 250-756-9796.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community walk/jog/run to raise money to build a school in Kenya. Cedar Community Secondary School's building a legacy group wants to leave a positive legacy with the school's demise.

The event is for everyone of all ages. $10 registration includes a hotdog and water.

8:30 p.m. Pride Week Dance. Pleasant Valley Hall, 6100 Doumont Rd. This year's theme: The Prom You Never Had. Dress for prom or

casual. Licensed event, no minors. Admission is $15 by reservation. Contact austini@telus.net. or www.nanaimopride.org.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ride Don't Hide

14.9-km and 29-km rides are to help remove stigma and support mental health programs. Maffeo Sutton Park.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cedar Farmers Market. Approximately 50 vendors. Crow and Gate pub field, 2313 Yellow Point Rd.

7 p.m. The Contenders: Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy in concert, at St. Andrews United Church. Tickets $20. Tickets and info call 250-753-1924.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 23

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Vancouver Island Regional Library sponsors a Lego Big Build Event at Country Club Centre. During Summer Reading Club Registration, build Lego creations and check out the Lego big build whale on display until June 30 Free Event, Country Club Centre, 3200 N Island Highway.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

5:30-8:30 p.m. Irwin Street Garden work parties. The newly acquired Irwin Street Gardens is on the corner of Needham and Irwin streets. Many raised beds are ideal for those who have difficulty bending. Varied tasks. Bring gloves and hand tools if you have them. For information: irwinstreet@nanaimocommunitygardens.ca.

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