SATURDAY, AUG. 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 a 5-or 10-km. walk, meet at the end of Chattell Road in Parksville. For more information call Ethel at 250-756-9796.
2 -5:30 p.m. Open Mic showcase at Miller's Pub, hosted by the Naked Grapes. All styles welcome, sound system provided.
7 -10 p.m. Melissa Hill plays ACME Food Co. on Commercial St. 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.
9 p.m. Hair Nation plays the Well Pub.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1
10 a.m. -2 p.m. The Great Zucchini Grand Prix at the Cedar Farmers' Market, at the Crow and Gate Pub field in Cedar. Bring the kids to make and race a zucchini car, and take in all the flavours of the local farmer's market.
10 p.m. -1 a.m. Labour Day party at the Queen's with Black Flamango. Free.
1:30 -4:30 p.m. Lantzville Farmer's Market, 7113 Lantzville Road in the St. Phillips Church parking lot.
3:30 -7:30 p.m. Sunday Jams with Nightwatch. Bring your own gear or use the host band gear. Come to play or just watch. Free pool. At the Jolly Miner, 540 Halliburton St.
MONDAY, SEPT. 2
11 a.m. -3 p.m. Labour Day picnic at the German Cultural Centre, hosted by the PPWC Union Local 8. Open to all members and families. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. 250-753-5512.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 3
4 -5:30 p.m. Tech Tuesdays drop-in technology sessions at the Harbourfront library, 90 Commercial St.
5 -7 p.m. Networking Nanaimo after-business meeting founded by Terry Mack and Garland Coulson, at Serious Coffee, 102 - 4750 Hammond Bay Rd.
6:30 -8 p.m. Women and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered bike repair workshop night at the Hub City Cycles Community Co-op, 12 Lois Lane.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4
10 a.m. -noon The Bowen Senior Writers meets in Bowen Park's games room. To register call 250-755-7501.
4 to 6:30 p.m. The Bowen Road Farmer's market, a food-oriented market connecting the people of the community with the farmers in our region. At the Beban Fairgrounds, 2300 Bowen Rd.
9 p.m. Open mic session at the Cambie on Commercial St. with Anatol Sessions. Bring your instruments.
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