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 ArtRageous 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.
11 a.m. -5 p.m. McNab's corn maze annual fundraiser for the Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, 4659 Yellow Point Rd. Pumpkin pie and tarts, hot dogs, and hot chocolate.
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.
6:30 -9:30 p.m. Peak Performance Project indie rockers Towers and Trees and Rolla Olak play at Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd. Tickets $15 at Nanoose Place, Wilde and Sparrow, Coombs General Store, Catwalk Fashions in Nanaimo and online at http://www.arbutusevents.ca/
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
10 a.m. -2 p.m. Cedar Market with produce, plants, baked goods and arts and crafts. At the Crow and Gate pub field on Yellow Point Road.
1:30 -4:30 p.m. Lantzville Farmers' Market with produce, crafts and musical acts. At St. Philip's by-the-Sea 7113 Lantzville Rd., Lantzville
8 -10 p.m. Comedy Feastro at the Corner Bistro on Front Street. A new open mic comedy night featuring live comics, musicians and magicians. Free admission.
MONDAY, OCT. 7
6:30 -8 p.m. Women and LGBT workshop night at Hub City Cycles. 12 Lois Lane. Learn to fix your bike in an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere. Memberships $5, workshop by donation.
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