MONDAY, AUG. 26 9 a.m. -noon Free swimming lessons at Westwood Lake, at 2008 Westwood Lake Rd. Run through the City of Nanaimo, Call 250-756-5200 to register.
11:45 a.m. -noon Bastion cannon firing ceremony with piper downtown beside the Bastion.
7 p.m. On the Dock with Close Talker, Maarten Bayliss and Lawn Social, at the Dinghy Dock Pub on Protection Island. Tickets $20, includes return ferry and the show. www.ticketzone.com.
TUESDAY, AUG. 27 9 a.m. -noon Free swimming lessons at Westwood Lake, through the City of Nanaimo, Call 250-756-5200 to register.
10 a.m. -noon Quill pens and ink wells at the Nanaimo Museum, for children aged 5 to 12 years. Learn how to use a quill pen.
6:30 -8 p.m. Bike maintenance workshops at Hub City Cycles co-op, 12 Lois Lane. Free for members or by donation.
7 p.m. Close Talker, an indie-rock band from Saskatoon, play the Queen's, 34 Victoria Cres. Tickets $10 in advance.
7 -10 p.m. Five Note's funkadelic grooves, at the Corner Lounge on Commercial St. Tickets $8, at the door.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28 4 -6:30 p.m. Bowen Road Farmer's Market. 2300 Bowen Road. Free.
4:30 -5:30 p.m. Karma yoga in the park. Moksha Yoga Nanaimo holds bydonation yoga in Maffeo-Sutton Park.
7 p.m. Nanaimo Clippers exhibition game vs. Cowichan Valley at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets at http://tickets.nanaimoclippers.com
7 -10 p.m. Five Note's funkadelic grooves at Acme Food Co. on Commercial Street. Tickets $8 at the door.
THURSDAY, AUG. 29 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Senior's day at Country Club Centre. Free coffee, snacks and live entertainment. 3200 N Island Highway.
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Nanaimo Summertime Music Series. Live music in Diana Krall Plaza. Free event.
1 -3 p.m. Junior archaeologist program at the Nanaimo Museum. Drop in program for children five to 12. Cost included in admission.
FRIDAY, AUG. 30 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Nanaimo Downtown Farmer's Market at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza. Free.
7 -11 p.m. A Friday Open Mic hosted by Dave Marco & guest at Deez Bar and
Grill. No admission charge.
7 p.m. Nanaimo Clippers play exhibition game versus Alberni Valley at Frank Crane Arena. Tickets at http://tickets. nanaimoclippers.com
8 p.m. The GORDS at SimonHolt. $15 advance $20 door.
8:30 -9:30 p.m. Moksha Yoga karma class. Moksha Yoga Rutherford studio. By donation.