TUESDAY, OCT. 1
10 -11 a.m. Kids drop in and play group at Woodgrove Centre. Free weekly play groups near the food court for children five years and younger.
4 p.m. Seniors' movie day on the first Tuesday of the month. For seniors 55 years plus, seats $4 a ticket. For more information contact Woodgrove Centre 250-390-2721.
7 p.m. Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern plays in the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University. Tickets $20 adult, $5 student.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2
4 -6:30 p.m. Bowen Road farmer's market at the Beban Park fairground, 2300 Bowen Road.
6:30 -8 p.m. Multicultural speaker series from the Immigrant Welcome Centre. Takes place over four wednesday nights in October at the Rugby Clubhouse, 6700 Dover Rd.
7 -8:30 p.m. West Coast Square Dancing lessons, for adults and kids 10+ at the Nanoose Hall. To sign up call 250-390-1899.
7 -9 p.m. Eric Bibb plays the Haven on Gabriola Island in the Wong & McKeen Phoenix Auditorium. An evening of blues from the soul that have made his concerts legendary. Tickets $20 including tax, call 250-247-7412 for more information.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3
6:30 -7:30 p.m. Nanaimo Spanish Conversation Club at the Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial
St. Practise your Spanish with other Canadians in a friendly and welcoming environment.
7:30 p.m. The Naden Band in Concert at the Port Theatre. A 35-piece band performing diverse musical styles from classical to jazz, pop and contemporary music. Tickets $14 at 250-754-8550.
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
10 a.m. -2 p.m. Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza Front St.
6 -8 p.m. Sprouting workshop at Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd.
7:30 p.m. Bif Naked in concert with Johnny Good at the Port Theatre. Tickets $32.50 at the Port Theatre Box Office. 250-754-8550 7:30 p.m. 'Proud', a "deftly written and often laugh-out-loud funny" comedy, plays at Nanaimo Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Rd. Also on Oct. 5 and 6.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
10 a.m. -1 p.m. Design fun things out of cardboard at Country Club Centre as part of the global cardboard challenge.
10:30 a.m. -noon Art Rageous Saturdays art workshops for kids aged 5 to 11. This week's class is on surrealist veggies. Call 250-754-1750 to register, drop-in fee is $10 or $15 for two children.
5:30 -9:30 p.m. Ballroom dancing at the MGM restaurant on Nicol St. Bring your dancing shoes for an evening of non-stop ballroom dancing. Call Maggie at 250-713-0903.
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