Calendar: The Next Five Days


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nanaimo Museum launches its feature exhibit, Ring of Fire: Canadians in the Pacific in WWII. Runs through Nov 15. for information, please call 250-753-1821 or visit

4-8 p.m. Friday Evening Market at Diana Krall Plaza. Every Friday evening. Stroll the plaza and pick up your farm fresh, organic, locally grown produce, artisan baked goods, locally grown meats and poultry. Enjoy some local talent. Artisan vendors, craft vendors and some local shops will have goods for sale, which change weekly.

6:30 p.m. Diane Bestwick at the Harbourfront Library downtown. Diane Bestwick will share her experiences in China, having lived there for eight years and read from her novel about the onechild policy: 'And a Bird Sang.' Free.



10 a.m. Walk With Your Doc: Second Saturday of each month, meet doctors interested in improving health, at Maffeo Sutton Park for a brisk, 45-minute walk to Cameron Island and back.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Belly Dance Showcase and Bazaar. Dancers from around the Island will celebrate, perform and teach world dance at this year's community fundraiser for Haven Society. By donation, $5 suggested. Wellington Hall, at 3922 Corunna.

11 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Nanaimo TeenFest includes a talent contest, zombie paintball, skateboard halfpipe and performances by Sirreal, Trace the Sky and Keisja Cox. Maffeo Sutton Park, 50 Arena St.



10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Black Track Tour of Nanaimo Area's Coal Mining Site. Island historian Tom Paterson hosts tours of Morden Colliery and other old area coal mining sites and rail lines. To reserve contact or phone 250-714-0377. Tickets are $30 and $25 each for two or more in a party. East end of Morden Road.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cedar Farmers Market has farm fresh produce, plants, baked goods and local arts and crafts. Also special events. Crow and Gate Pub Field, 2313 Yellowpoint Rd. Free event.

1:30 -4 p.m Lantzville farmers market. St. Philip's by-the-Sea , 7113 Lantzville Rd.



6:30 -7:30 p.m. Dancing Dead B.C. Are you a zombie enthusiast? Do you like to dance? Ever want to learn Thriller? Like to give back to your community? Come down and learn to zombify yourself and dance Thriller. Group meets Monday nights at the Harbourfront Library. 90 Commercial St. Minors must be accompanined by a gardian/parent.


8 -10 a.m. Moorecroft Regional Park Bird Tour. Bring a camera and binoculars for a walk with bird expert Guy Monty on a tour of Moorecroft Park, home to a diverse list of species. Cost: $15.50 per person. Pre-register - RDN, 250-248-3252. Cost: $15.50, 1563 Stewart Rd., Nanoose



4 -6:30 p.m. Bowen Road Farmers' Market. Nanaimo's food-oriented market offering fresh local farm produce, meats, eggs, pasta, etc. Beban Park.



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