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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20

4-6:30 p.m. Bowen Road farmers market. Nanaimo's food-oriented weekly market promoting the 100 mile diet connects people with farmer, small-scale food processors and unique artisans. Located in the Beban Park Fairgrounds, 2300 Bowen Rd.

5:30-7:30 p.m. BYO Uke , drop-in ukulele is a free event from Nanaimo Harbourfront (Downtown) Library at 90 Commercial St,

6-7:30 p.m. Doctors of Rock 'n' Roll Enjoy the tunes of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, including hits from Buddy Holly and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Part of the Summer Concert series at Maffeo Sutton Park.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 21

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Thursday to Aug. 28, CHLY and downtown businesses invite folks to listen to some live, local music in Lois Lane, just down the China Steps from Victoria Crescent. Tables and chairs will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

5 -9:30 p.m. Vendor and street performer market at Maffeo-Sutton Park every Thursday until the rainy season starts. Includes farmers market, artists, craft, home-made product, art, specialty, antique, artisans, makeup clothing and flea market vendors and street performers and more. To reserve your spot or for

any questions, email parkmarket@shaw. ca or call 250-618-3684.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nautical Dragons is a mixed dragon boat team welcoming paddlers 19 years and up. Nautical Dragons is a friendly group, paddling for fun and fitness and enjoy a good race as well. An excellent coach is willing to train new paddlers. Equipment supplied until you

buy your own. Paddle three times free before joining. Contact: Linda Yemen lyemen@telus.net 250-751-2587.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmers Market with lots of dog activities. Nail clippings by donation to the BCSPCA, free dog treats, live music and so much more.

4-6:30 p.m. Bowen Road farmers market. Located in the Beban Park Fairgrounds, 2300 Bowen Rd.

6-7:30 p.m. Doctors of Rock 'n' Roll Enjoy the tunes of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, including hits from Buddy Holly and Creedence Clearwater Revival, at Maffeo Sutton Park.

7-9 p.m. Book sale: St. Paul's Anglican Church, 100 Chapel St. Also Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Garage and Hot dog sale fundraiser for Nanaimo Ladysmith School Foundation, at Coast Capital Insurance Metral Place (By Staples Home Depot) 6581 Aulds Rd.

12 to 4 p.m. Genesis Christian Centre community block party. Bouncy castles, petting farm, face painting, balloon animals, bubbles, games and more. Lunch and refreshments for a small fee, with part of the proceeds to Loaves and Fishes food bank. Free. 4355 Jingle Pot Rd.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 24

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 at a community table in a country setting. Crow and Gate Pub Field, 2313 Yellow Point Rd.

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