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Reconciling Self | Connie Watts

June 13 - September 06 | | 10:00AM - 05:00PM

Reconciling Self | Connie Watts June 14 to September 6 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, June 13, 5 to 7 pm Join us and meet the artist! Artist Talk: Saturday, September 6, 2 pm 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5S5 (entrance 5D, building 330) 'Reconciling

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XploreSportZ Summer Camp

July 21 - 25 | | 09:00AM - 04:30PM

PacificSport Vancouver Island's XploreSportZ Pro D Day, Spring Break and Summer Camps offer participants between the ages of 7 and 12 an opportunity to discover a variety of sports, many non-traditional in a fun and non-competitive environment. The camps

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BMO Summer Art Camps

July 25 | | 09:00AM - 04:00PM

Art camps to inspire kids! Nanaimo Art Gallery - downtown July 14 - 18, July 21 - 25 and August 11 - 15. For kids from 5 - 16. $125/child. FMI nanaimoartgallery.com or call 250.754.1750

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Water Parks

July 25 | | 09:00AM - 08:00PM

Cool off this summer at one of Nanaimo's many water parks! Open daily till Sept, 9 am - 8 pm. Locations include Departure Bay Kiwanis Park, Deverill Square Park, Harewood Water Park, Mansfield Park. FMI 250.756.5200  

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HBC Bastion and Noon Hour Cannon Firing

July 25 | | 10:00AM - 03:00PM

Come and experience some of Nanaimo's rich history! The Hudson Bay Company's Bastion is open 10 am - 3 pm until Labour Day, Pioneer Plaza on Front Street. Admission by donation. Heritage interpreter on site. FMI www.nanaimomuseum.ca  

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Art Exhibit

July 25 | | 10:00AM - 05:00PM

The Nanaimo Art Gallery (Campus) is hosting a feature exhibit by Connie Watts called Reconciling Self until Sept 6. Watts is a contemporary First Nations artist working with traditional Northwest Coast forms. Admission is free. FMI  250.740.6350

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Art Exhibit

July 25 | | 10:00AM - 05:00PM

The Nanaimo Art Gallery (Downtown) is hosting an exhibit called Existential Elders featuring the work of 16 BC artists addressing the topics of life/meaning/aging. until Aug 10. Admission is free. FMI 250.754.1750  

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Art Exhibit

July 25 | | 10:00AM - 05:30PM

Eileen Williamson is the feature artist at Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre for the month of July. She describes her show, called 'Phantasmagoria', as a combination of 'representational work and fantasy art'.  Free. FMI www.MyArtClub.com  

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Free Summer Playground Program!

July 25 | | 10:00AM - 03:30PM

Drop by an area playground July 2 - Aug 22 for free family fun! For kids 5 - 12, 10 am - 3:30 pm. Country Hills Park (Mon & Tue), Departure Bay Kiwanis Park (Wed - Fri),

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Nanaimo Downtown Farmers' Market

July 25 | | 10:00AM - 02:00PM

Open May 2 - Oct 12, 10 am - 2 pm at Pioneer Plaza on Front Street. Special market Sept 22. FMI www.nanaimofarmersmarket.com

 

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Museum Feature Exhibit

July 25 | | 10:00AM - 05:00PM

‘Canada Day 1’ is a travelling exhibit from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 1. Showing at the Nanaimo Museum till Sept 1. Admission $2/adult, $1.75/student or senior, $0.75/children 5 - 12, free/children under 5. FMI

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Nanaimo Marine Festival

July 25 | | 11:00AM - 08:00PM

Nanaimo Marine Festival runs Fri Jul 25 - Sun July 27 at Maffeo Sutton Park. Free admission. Food vendors, arts and crafts fair, children’s craft tent and activities, kiddies karnival. 11 am till approx. 8 pm each

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Live Theatre for Kids!

July 25 | | 11:00AM - 04:00PM

Focused on fun and kids’ health, ‘Munsch-ercise’ at Chemainus Theatre Festival will have kids playing and singing along to some favourite stories by Robert Munsch! Tuesday till Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm shows, until Aug 16. FMI/tix event infofacebooktwitter

Westwood Lake Swimming

July 25 | | 12:00PM - 06:00PM

Lifeguards on duty daily till August 31, 12 noon till 6 pm. FMI 250.756.5200

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Swimming

July 25 | | 01:00PM - 03:00PM

Bowen Park Kin Outdoor Pool: heated outdoor pool open every day June 30th - Aug 29th (1 - 3 pm). All are welcome! Admission $3. All enquiries 250.756.5200

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Museum Activities for Kids!

July 25 | | 01:30PM - 03:30PM

‘Dinosaur’ is a drop-in program for kids 5 - 12 (and their caregivers) offered every Fri between 1:30 - 3:30 pm in July and Aug at the Museum (excluding July 25). Hands-on activities include sifting through soil for dinosaur

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Matt Chesterfield and Friends Live!

July 25 | | 03:00PM - 06:00PM

Join us for some wine tasting and relax on the patio to the musical styling of Matt Chesterfield and friends. Enjoy a mix of bluesy-jazz, classic rock favorites and original hits. http://www.reverbnation.com/mattchesterfield

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Friday Evening Market

July 25 | | 04:00PM - 08:00PM

Baked goods, fresh produce and hand-crafted items. 4 - 8 pm Diana Krall Plaza downtown. FMI www.dnbia.ca  

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Live Music

July 25 | | 06:00PM - 09:00PM

Popular solo instrumentalist ‘Dave Hart’ plays Boston Pizza July 25, Aug 8 and Aug 22 from 6 - 9 pm. No cover. FMI dave@davehartmusic.com  

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Live Music

July 25 | | 07:00PM - 10:00PM

Enjoy an evening of folk/roots/indie music with 'Mark Stuart' at Headliners from 7 - 10 pm. Advance tix $15 at Fascinating Rhythm, Arbutus Music and Headliners. Tix $20 at the door. FMI 250.668.5240

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Live Theatre

July 25 | | 07:00PM - 09:30PM

Nanaimo Arts Alive is proud to present 'The Drowsy Chaperone', described as 'a musical within a comedy', at the Bailey Studio July 25 (7 pm), July 26 (2 and 7 pm) and July 27 (2 and 7 pm). Advance

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Live Music

July 25 | | 07:30PM - 10:30PM

All the way from Ireland! Vocals and guitar from Daragh Fitzgerald at Fibber Magees. 7:30 pm. FMI 250.591.0650  

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Live Music

July 25 | | 07:30PM - 10:00PM

'Barefoot Soul' featuring the Atkinson Bros and friends plays the Dinghy Dock Pub at 7:30 pm. FMI/tix 250.753.2373 or www.dinghydockpub.com  

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Live Theatre

July 25 | | 08:00PM - 11:00PM

The epic musical  “Les Miserables’, a tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France,  shows at Chemainus Theatre Festival June 6 - Sept 7 with 2 pm and 8 pm shows available. FMI/tix www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca

 

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Live Music

July 25 | | 09:00PM - 11:55PM

Friday night acoustic series at the Quarterway Pub on Bowen Rd., 9 pm - midnight. Rotation includes well-known names such as The Atkinsons, Manglewood and Myc Sharratt. No cover. FMI 250.754.2733  

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Live Music

July 25 | | 09:45PM - 11:55PM

Great live music during bathtub weekend! 'Johnny Inappropiate' plays 90s music and top 40 rock and dance tunes at the Queens Hotel. Music starts 9:45 pm, no cover before 10 pm.

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