FREE listings for non-profit community events. Please email, 25 words or less, to: events@myCoffeeNews.ca (Deadline Tuesdays noon)
Morrell Nature Sanctuary Nanaimo is Looking for Volunteers! We need Nature enthusiasts to lead elementary school classes. No experience needed. Training provided. Basic Forest Ecology training runs the 2nd Wed of the month, 9:30-11:30am Sept-May. Very flexible & rewarding positions. Contact: Phone: 250-753-5811 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Annual Hub City Soapbox Derby: Held August 20, 10am-4pm at Old City Quarter, 418 Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo. A fun day of racing, charity donation BBQ, photo booth & family friendly activities.
The Parksville Beach Festival Society presents the Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, a world class event for master sand sculptors. Known to locals as “Beachfest”, this 5 ½ week long family-oriented festival runs until August 21 at Parksville Beach 9:30am to 8:30pm everyday.
Whisky Business at Music in the Park: August 25 6:30 - 8:00 pm Commons Park, 1461 Fisher Rd. Cobble Hill by donation
PopUp Water Parks! Celebrate summer with members of Parksville
Fire Department. They will be getting kids/families soaking wet at various
parks from 6-7:30pm. Foster Park, Aug. 29.
Outdoor Movie Night is Coming! Mark your calendars for August 29, 9-10:30pm, at the Bob Dailey Stadium, Port Alberni. The movie (tba) will be suitable for all ages. Bring your own lawn chairs, snuggle under a blanket & create fond memories with your family.
Knox Indoor Fall Fair: Held at Knox United Church, 345 Pym St., Parksville, Sat., Sept. 10, 8am-2pm. Following current Covid-19 protocol. Good quality shopping, baking, silent auction & kids playroom. Free admission & on-site parking. Everyone welcome. For details visit: www.kucparksville.ca
Nan Go Grannies 6th Annual Giant Fabric Sale: Sat., Sept. 17, 10am-2pm, Nanaimo Curling Club, 106 Wall St. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign. Featuring all types of fabric, between $3 & $5 per meter. Clothing fabric, quilting, costume, Christmas, yarn & notions. Free parking. Bring your own shopping bag. Masks are required.
Commercial Street Night Market! Come support Downtown Nanaimo on Thursday’s, starting at 5pm. Commercial St will be closed to cars & have an array of vendors, crafters, food trucks, entertainment, bouncy castles, face painting, art walk & of course the permanent merchants & restaurants downtown!
Nanaimo Lions Club Meetings: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6.30pm at the Old Age Pensioners Hall, 2465 Labieux Rd. New Members welcome. Call Larrie, 250-954-3814 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Nanaimo Social Club: Take part in new activities & meet new friends. Open to singles & couples. Info, Brenda, 250-585-4643.
Connect With a Senior Through the Power of Storytelling: Join the Volunteer Nanaimo Hand in Hand intergenerational Storytelling project & connect with a senior to record their stories. To register, email email@example.com or call Gwen at 250-667-1803.
Cowichan Valley Probus Club: Retired or nearly retired? Come join us at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Mt. Baker Room. First Tues of each month, 10:30am. Visit cowichanvalleyprobusclub.ca or 250-710-7467.
Do You Miss Talking or Feeling Lonely? Friendly group meet at a local Nanaimo cafe to discuss thoughts & views. Info: Sue 250.591.6826.
Stroke Support - When & Where You Need It: The After Stroke team offers support to you & your family at every stage of your recovery journey. To learn more about a program in your area, call 1-888-313-3377, ext 6201.
TOPS is Back! Join us on Wednesdays at 11:30am in North Nanaimo. Small group. Info Call Joanne 250 390-2174.