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Thursday, August 17th

Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Sports, Teens

Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides: July & Aug, Open 7 days/week, 12-4pm, (weather permitting).  In September open hours go back to Weekends and Holidays 12-4pm. Kids 7 years and older can ride and kids under 7 ride FREE with an adult on the go-karts. Go-kart rides are $15 (10 laps). Monster...

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...

Men’s Life Skills Evening Course

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 7:00pm | Community, Education

All immigrant men are invited to attend our Men’s Lifeskills Evening Course, held weekly on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm in the CIS classroom.  This course is open to everyone, regardless of their English level.  In addition to learning/practicing English, this course focuses on life skills...

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...

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

New Movie Releases

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:00am | Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Sundowners. Please check your local cinema  for times, ticket prices and not all titles may be available.

Lawn Tennis Club's 2017 Kay Wilson Memorial Mixed Doubles TKO

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:00am | Community, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Sports

Lawn Tennis Club's 2017 Kay Wilson Memorial Mixed Doubles TKO:   Spectators welcome to come and watch! Fri-Sun, Aug 18-20. Phone the Tennis Lawn Club for start times and details. Open Event. Each team member must enter individually. Entry will be capped at 32 teams. Each team guaranteed minimum...

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...