THURSDAY, JAN. 29
10- 11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Country Club Centre Golden Years Day. Free goodies and coffee at Food Court, live entertainment with Howie Jamieson. 2 p.m.
5-9 p.m. The Nanaimo Flea Market is at 1630 East Wellington Rd., Legion Hall.
8 p.m. Grant Baird, Aaron James The Longwood Brew Pub presents: Live At Longwood, a free, weekly, live concert series, at 5775 Turner Rd.
FRIDAY, JAN. 30
7- 9 p.m. Community Meditation: Join a group meditation focused around inner awareness, self exploration and community building. All $5 donations raised will go to support local causes. Bent Tree Wellness Centre, 123 Nicol St.
7 p.m. Makerspace open games night. Makerspace Nanaimo is an open community lab: a blend of workshop, studio space, social hub and educational facility where members can share tools, resources and knowledge to build just about anything. 2221 McGarrigle Rd.
SATURDAY, JAN. 31
10 a.m. Bastion City Wanderers Volkssport Club invite you to a 5-km or 10-km Nanaimo/Neck Point Park walk. Meet at the end of Morningside Drive. Registration at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call Ethel at 250-756-9796.7:
30 p.m. The VI Symphony presents Friendship: Ian Beethoven. Ian Parker, Piano. Conductor: Pierre Simard. Saturday. Port Theatre. Tickets: 250-754-8550.
4 to 7 p.m. Robbie Burns-Chinese New Year celebration. Bowen Park Auditorium, Hogmanay Chinese-style, includes: bag pipe, drum band, Highland and
Chinese dancing, buffet dinner. Advance tickets $10 or $20, 250-729-9948.
4 and 7 p.m. 'Force Majeur,' part of TheatreOne's Fringe Flicks series at Avalon Cinema. New film from Swedish director Ruben Ãstlund about a family that survives an avalanche. Tickets $12, available in advance at 250-754-7587, online www.theatreone.org. and at the door for one hour prior to showtime.
MONDAY FEB. 2
10 a.m -5 p.m. Get a glimpse into the history of prostitution and gambling in Nanaimo. Nanaimo Museum.