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Thursday, August 17th

Morse Code Beaded Necklace or Bracelet Workshop

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Education, Shopping & Fashion, Talks & Workshops

Take your stringing to the next level. Using Morse code learn to write things into a bracelet or necklace. The pattern looks quite random until you learn the key. Have fun and say it in your jewellery: Classes: Saturday 1-3pm week days: 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm

Mixed Media Art Camp 6-12 years

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 1:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Entertainment

Come enjoy some artsy afternoons creating with mixed media!  We will explore a wide variety of mediums and materials from tile mosaics to printmaking and acrylic painting on canvas!  Themes will be different daily.  Choose single days or a full week of making friends and creating inspiring projects...

2017 Nanaimo Fringe - Berlin Waltz

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 5:45pm | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Music, Seniors

2017 Nanaimo Fringe Festival presents The Berlin Waltz.   A folk-techno musical about the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall, as told by a small town Canadian kid-turned-accidental-pilgrim, in the city at the centre of the 20th century. With sock puppets, slam poetry, and plenty of propaganda, Devon...

Thursday Nights "Music in the Park"

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:30pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

Come to the Cobble Hill Commons from 6:30pm-8pm for a lovely evening of Music in the Park. Our first year was a great success and we have hopes of doubling our attendance this year. Music will range from country to blues to covers as we are trying to mix it up a bit more. There may even be a couple...

2017 Nanaimo Fringe - 4 Storytellers... 7 Stories

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 7:30pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Festivals, Seniors, Teens

2017 Nanaimo Fringe Festival presents 4 Storytellers... 7 Stories.  This 70 min comedy can be seen at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, recommended for ages 13 and up.Six very funny stories from different countries of the world will keep you laughing plus one inspiring true story of Deborah...

Performance from Entangados

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:00pm | Arts, Entertainment, Music

mixed theatrical-musical performance with a humorous and eclectic mixture of cumbia, cuarteto, ska, rock, reggae, Balkan music .. if you know who they are we will see you here, tell your friends for sure all you others, homework time...what an exciting evening of being entertained

2017 Nanaimo Fringe - Terror on the High Sea

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Seniors, Teens

2017 Nanaimo Fringe presents "Terror on the High Seas", from Aug. 12 - 19.  This is a show for anyone who has in-laws. Imagine if you trapped on with your in-laws and there was no escape.  Well, Les is stuck on a cruise ship with his boyfriend and family. Let us say in this 1-hour comedy Les is...

Friday, August 18th

Aug 18-20 - Vancouver Island Exhibition Fair 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 9:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Environment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Major Events, Music, Seniors, Teens

Aug 18-20 - 3 Fun-filled packed days, with over 20,000 fair-goers experiencing the biggest and best events that Nanaimo has to offer!! Featuring; The 1st Annual RIBFEST (judging contest on Main Stage Sat. Aug. 19th 12pm), "A Step Back In Time" (Celebrate Canada's 150th with a tour showcasing our...

Hammered Pendant Workshop

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Education, Shopping & Fashion, Talks & Workshops

Learn how to texture and distress metal with hammers and stamps Space is limited, call to register. Classes: Saturdays 1pm-3pm, weekdays 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm

Mixed Media Art Camp 6-12 years

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Entertainment

Come enjoy some artsy afternoons creating with mixed media!  We will explore a wide variety of mediums and materials from tile mosaics to printmaking and acrylic painting on canvas!  Themes will be different daily.  Choose single days or a full week of making friends and creating inspiring projects...

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