Once Upon a Craft Fair

Beban Park Social Centre 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

Once Upon a Craft Fair, formally Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair has been Nanaimo's go to craft fair for three decades! Ever changing and improving. Nanaimo’s only themed craft fair. Shop among our fairy tale characters, take a picture in our photo booth, enter to win hourly prizes and enjoy your complimentary treat provide by Island […]


Driftwood Windchime and Wine Tasting

Chateau Wolff Estate Winery and Vineyard 2534 Maxey Road, Nanaimo, BC Canada

Create your own unique driftwood windchime using copper wire, gemstone beads pieces of driftwood. This beautiful artwork can be displayed inside or outside. All supplies and wine tasting are included as well as the recipes for you to make more at home; only 19+ are permitted at this venue.


The World Cup – Canada

The Old City Station Pub 150 Skinner Street, Nanaimo, BC

Watch the Canadian World Cup Soccer games at the Old City Station Pub in downtown Nanaimo. Canada plays Belgium this November 23rd at 11am Canada plays Croatia Nov 27th at 8am Canada plays Morocco Dec 1st at 7am

Jack Knox in Nanaimo!

Beban Park Social Centre 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

Join Island humorist Jack Knox for an evening of laughs and stories from his new book, "Fortune Knox Once: More Musings from the Edge". A hilarious collection of observations on Island living, "Fortune Knox Once" gathers together Jack’s favourite columns that best sum up the absurdity of our times. This is the laugh we all […]


Stories on Friday: Home and Harvest

Unitarian Hall, Nanaimo 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo, BC

Around Town Tellers invite you to an evening of captivating traditional oral storytelling Friday night in Nanaimo in person or via our high-quality online presentation. Come join us, relax and listen. On our stage our host will welcome five storytellers of all ages that will tell a fascinating and interesting story on the theme of […]


“Discover Your Ability to Create” for Youth

Unity Spiritual Centre Nanaimo 2331 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC

Unity of Vancouver Island’s Youth and Family Ministry is inviting all youth (ages 6-17) to discover their Power to Create. November 12, 2022, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm In-person at Unity Spiritual Centre, 2331 East Wellington Rd, Nanaimo Learning, Laughter, Food, and Celebration Hosted by Thomas DeSchutter (Ministerial Intern) and his 16-year-old daughter Brook […]


Glitter and Glass Turtle

Lost Arts Club 2358 Wild Dove Road, Nanaimo, BC

Paint your turtle outline in glitter paint from a stenciled design then add small glass pieces or metallic flecks to give texture to your design. All supplies and all ages are welcome.


Driftwood Tree

Lost Arts Club 2358 Wild Dove Road, Nanaimo, BC

Join us to make a beautiful Driftwood Tree. We have many different sizes of driftwood with a pre-drilled hole for you to make your tree. There is a live edge wood base with a metal rod up the middle to insert your driftwood onto. String a 100 led light strand around your branches and glue […]


Dot Painted Sunflower

Piper's Pub 4700 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo

Mandala dot painting has many therapeutic benefits such as increasing focus and calming your mind. In this class you will learn dot layout techniques, the different tools to use and the dots they create as well as the best paints to use. There are many flower patterns and paint colors including glitter and metallic paints […]


Macrame Gnome or Tree

The Lantzville Pub 7197 Lantzville Road, Lantzville

In this class you will learn to make these fun and easy macramé gnome or tree using cotton macramé rope. Choose from the 3 colors shown and we have a variety of wooden beads and merino wool beard colors to accent your artwork. All supplies are included to make 1 gnome or tree. All ages […]


Felted Tree

Carlos O'Bryan's Pub 1724 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4E6, Nanaimo

These felted holiday trees are fun and easy to make and have a beautiful natural wood base with your choice of dowel or natural wood trunk. We have many different decorations available for you to adorn your tree. Supply kits are also available to make additional trees. All supplies are included and all ages are […]


Book Launch: Haley Healey – Her Courage Rises

The Black Bear Pub Nanaimo 6201 Doumont Rd, Nanaimo

Join local author Haley Healey for the launch of her newest book "Her Courage Rises: 50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and the Yukon". Hear stories of fearless gold miners, determined artists, unstoppable mountaineers, and brave pioneers. Each story includes illustrations by Victoria illustrator, Kimiko Fraser. Book readings, book signing, and visiting with fellow book […]