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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Free swimming lessons at Westwood Lake, with games and face painting. Call 250-756-5200 to register.
9:45 a.m. The Bastion City wanderers go on a5 or 10 km walk, meet at the end of Chattell Road in Parksville. For more information call Ethel at 250-756-9796.
7 -10 p.m. Melissa Hill plays ACME Food Co. Aug 31st. Piano classics from Beethoven, Bach and Mozart to the American Song Book of Jazz standards, 50s rock'n'roll dance music, to more modern 80s and 90s pop and funk tunes 9 p.m. The Tracers cover band play the Queen's. Hotel, 34 Victoria Cres.
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