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May 29, 2019 | Wednesday
Celebrating Beauty Through Music: the Orontes Guitar Quartet
Port Theatre | 125 Front Street, Nanaimo Nanaimo
$25
The Wiltshire Education Society presents the fundraiser Orontes Guitar Quartet: Celebrating Beauty Through Music at the Port Theatre, Nanaimo, May 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm. All tickets are $25 and available from 250-754-8550 or www.porttheatre.com.

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May 31, 2019 | Friday
Coast Capital Free Swim
Beban Park Pool | Nanaimo
Free
Admission to pool only; weight room not included..

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June 1, 2019 | Saturday
Vancouver Island Children's Book Festival
Downtown Nanaimo | Nanaimo
Free
Meet authors and illustrators. Preschool sessions, music and activities, book signings..

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Parent & Child Gardening
Pine Street Community Gardens | 271 Pine St Nanaimo
$10/person
Learn how to garden as a family through hands-on activities and child-friendly growing projects. Parent participation required..

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National Health & Fitness Day
Transfer Beach | Ladysmith
Free
Get up, get out, get active with a family workout. All-ages circuit to help you keep moving and working out together. Everyone welcome..

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June 2, 2019 | Sunday
Discover Rowing
Loudon Park | Nanaimo
$10/person
An introduction to equipment and water safety, plus you get out on the water..

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She's in Nature Guided Hike
Ammonite Falls/Benson Creek Falls Regional Park | Parksville
$18/person
Cascading falls highlight a rock sheet filled with ammonite fossils. The hike is approximately one hour at a leisurely pace, with an optional rope section to access the base of the waterfall..

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Parks 101 Tour
Benson Creek Falls Regional Park | Parksville
$12/person
An RLC Park naturalist will show you the trails, unique aspects and opportunities. Great for both newcomers and those who are familiar but haven't fully explored the trail..

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June 5, 2019 | Wednesday
Starlight Skate
Nanaimo Ice Centre | Nanaimo
Regular admission
Come out and enjoy the soft light "stars" and passive LED glow lights. A great time for families after dinner..

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June 9, 2019 | Sunday
Learn to Fish
Colliery Dam | Nanaimo
Free
Join the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and learn the basics of freshwater fishing. Fishing rods provided. Rain or shine. Parent participation required. 5-15 years..

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June 16, 2019 | Sunday
Under the Surface
Pipers Lagoon | Nanaimo
$10/person
Search for critters and learn about the life surrounding the shoreline. Discover what that slimy stuff is that gets stuck between your toes. Parent participation required. Meet at the picnic tables facing the ocean & stay for a picnic after. 3-6 years..

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Under the Surface
Pipers Lagoon | Nanaimo
$10/person
Search for critters and learn about the life surrounding the shoreline. Discover what that slimy stuff is that gets stuck between your toes. Parent participation required. Meet at the picnic tables facing the ocean & stay for a picnic after. 3-6 years..

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June 19, 2019 | Wednesday
She's in Nature Guided Hike
Copley Ridge | Parksville
$18/person
This hike is approximately 6km in length, the recreational trail has an elevation gain of 200m..

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Hiking Information Session
Oceanside Place Arena | Parksville
$14/person
A local alpine guide shares tips and resources for family adventures and avid hikers. Ask questions before heading out on guided hikes or self-guided exploration in Regional Parks. Get advice on clothing, equipment and route planning to help you stay safe and enjoy the outdoors. Mandatory for all new participants in Alpine Hikes..

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June 20, 2019 | Thursday
Longest Day of Play Block Party
Spirit Square, Market Square, Boys & Girls Club Play area | 630 2nd Ave, Ladysmith Ladysmith
Free
Face painting, photo wall, parachute games, obstacle course, bean bag toss, water bottle bowling, bubble station, mini hockey and much more..

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June 22, 2019 | Saturday
Red Cross AED/CPR C
Qualicum Commons | Parksville
$75/person
Save a life when only seconds count. This six hour course focuses on the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies. Training includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)..

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Red Cross Emergency First Aid with AED/CPR
Qualicum Commons | Parksville
$89/person
Be prepared and get trained in first aid skills. This basic course is designed to provide participants with the skills to help save a life when seconds count. Training includes home hazards, accident prevention, CPR, first aid skills for common emergencies, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)..

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Red Cross Standard First Aid with AED/CPR
Qualicum Commons | Parksville
$163/person
This comprehensive two-day course offers first aid and CPR skills for those who need training for work, or would like more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Training includes home hazards, accident prevention, safety education, CPR level C, first aid skills for common emergencies, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Retraining recommended every three years..

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June 23, 2019 | Sunday
Learn to Fish
Long Lake (Louden Park) | Nanaimo
Free
Join the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and learn the basics of freshwater fishing. Fishing rods provided. Rain or shine. Parent participation required. 5-15 years..

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Glow in the Dark Skate
Cliff McNabb Arena | Nanaimo
Regular admission
Skate in an atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special effects..

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