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.
1:30 -4 p.m. Mad Hatter tea party all-ages social at the Grand Hotel.
Fundraiser for Crimson Coast Dance Society with fashion show, cake walk, hat contest, appetizers and more. For more information or tickets call 250-758-3000 or www.crimsoncoastdance.org.
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.
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Harvest lunch and bake sale at St. Andrew's Church hall, 4235 Departure Bay Road. Cost for lunch $8.
7 p.m. Nanaimo Newcomers Club's monthly meeting for new arrivals at St. Andrew's Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9
6:30 -8 p.m. Multicultural speaker series with speakers from different parts of the world each night Rugby Clubhouse 6700 Dover Rd. Call Sam at 250-753-6911 ext 102 for more information.
7:30 -9:30 p.m. Nanaimo Horticultural Society meeting with guest speaker Barb Ebell, at Brechin United Church 1998 Estevan Rd. For more information call 250 245-2823.
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