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David Gogo Christmas With The Blues album release concert: with David Vest (piano man ) & Shawn Hall Nanaimo Entertainment Centre 8pm for Tix FMI: 250.754.8550 Clippers VS. Powell River: Frank Crane Arena 7pm Tix: 250.751.0593 14th Annual Nanaimo Art Walk: 10- 5 pm More than 45 artists will be participating NanaimoArtWalk.jimdo.com Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gifts of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca

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Christmas Craft Fair at Fairview Elementary: Christmas goodies, crafts, face painting and more! Fundraiser for the school. 10 am - 4 pm Free German Cultural Centre Christmas Fair: 10 am - 4 pm Baking, wooden toys, lhand crafted items. FMI 250.758.5018 Saturday Night Dance Society: local DJs play music that make you want to boogie! 8 - 12 pm Departure Bay Activity Centre. FMI 250.756.3174 Musical Thriller: Sweeney Todd Demon Barber of Fleet St FMI 250.739.0721 The Nutcracker ballet: FMI 250.754.8550 Ultimate Sensory Enlightenment with Stuart Mooney: Dec 1 -2. OmTown Yoga, Nanaimo. FMI oneness.david@gmail.com


Put the Magic back in

Christmas Shopping

~Alison Belbin

This Christmas set out with the intention to surprise someone. Aim for that magical wide-eyed glee, but do so without relying on quantity, expense or predictability. Let’s be honest, it’s a daunting task to cross names off a shopping list. There is the weight of expectations, the ‘guidance’ of those on our list and our own desire to find that one perfect gift, the one that ‘makes’ Christmas. It shows on the strained faces of similarly well-meaning shoppers who share that same sense of responsibility and urgency. Frustration oozes from the line-ups at box stores and fumes in parking lots jammed with vehicles. Quite the losing battle, one that usually ends in the hurried wrapping of mass-produced trinkets while declaring oneself finished with the season before it has even begun.

First, treat yourself to a coffee from a local bakery then simply head out to discover. Take your time and walk, explore our local Nanaimo shops, make a point to go through craft fairs or the shops on the waterfront. Stop for lunch. Talk to store owners who know their products. Treasure hunt on your own terms. Take pride in being able to say, “I thought of you when I saw this!” But also feel confident the money you spend inside a local business stays within our community. What circulates within our community not only strengthens our local economy, it inspires growth of the entrepreneurial spirit.

This year vow to do it differently. Turn it all around and make gift-giving about discovery, about enjoying the art of giving.

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4 Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar: 10 am - 2 pm. Free. Christmas Family Storytime: songs, stories, poems 2 pm at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library. Free FMI 250.753.1154 ext. 238 Live Christmas Music: Shine at Nanaimo North Town Centre, Centre Court 12 noon. BEER & BURGER: FOR HEARTS & HOOVES Harewood Arms Pub FMI 250.754.2566

Latin Fit: Georgia Ave Community School 250.667.7930

Tuesday DEC

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Pet Photos with Santa: all proceeds to Nanaimo SPCA. 6 - 7:30 pm Country Club Centre Nanaimo Art Gallery Structural Connections: Campus Gallery location until Dec 17. Free. FMI 250.740.6350

LIVE MUSIC: DOC 9 -1 Harewood Arms Pub FMI 250.754.2566

Kids’ Drop-In & Play Group: Woodgrove Centre 9:30 - 10:30 am Free FMI woodgrovecentre.com

Ladysmith Little Theatre: The Normal Heart Special Presentation 250.924.0658

Family Storytime: Gabriola Island Library FMI 250.753.1154

LIVE MUSIC: Identity Crisis will get you dancing at the Wellington Hotel. Free FMI 250.758-5513 Art 10 Christmas Exhibition: local, one-of-a-kind art at Nanaimo North Town Centre’s Art 10 FMI 250.756.6136 LIVE MUSIC: Irish Celtic Band Trinitude at Fibber Magees. FMI 250.591.0650.

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Romance and the Romantics: classical a cappella choral music FMI .nanaimosings.com Trailer Park Boys’ Dear Santa Tour: 7:30 pm Port Theatre. FMI & Tix 250.754.8550

Baby Rhyme Time: help your baby (birth - 17 months) The Grand Hotel’s Annual Tree-Lighting: in support of the Nanaimo Art Gallery. The Grand Hotel 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Free admission. FMI nanaimoartgallery.com Christmas Baking for Kids: FMI 250.756.5200

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Community Carol Festival: St. Andrew’s United Church 7:30 pm Admission by donation. FMI nanaimosings.com Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca

Christmas potluck Icelandic interest group: 2-5 pm FMI Judy 250.729.5581 or Linda 250.716.0551

Glow in the Dark Skate: skate in an atmosphere of dimmed lighting and special effects! Frank Crane Arena 6:30 - 8 pm FMI 250.756.5200

14th Annual Nanaimo Art Walk: 10- 5 pm More than 45 artists will be participating NanaimoArtWalk.jimdo.com

Tiny Tots Playgroup: Country Club Centre 10-11 AM Free FMI 250.758.1102

Book Reading: author Gail Boulanger Nanaimo Harbourfront Library 1-2 pm Free

Toddlertime: a rhyming good time for toddlers 18 - 35 months! Nanaimo Harbourfront Library 10:30 - 11 am Free drop in, Siblings welcome

Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: ove story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca

Christmas Artist Extravaganza: at Serious Coffee (Island Highway & Hammond Bay Rd). Original work local artists FMI 250.390.0868

Free Skate: Nanaimo Ice Centre 3-5 pm FMI 250.756.5200

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Nanaimo Art Gallery Structural Connections: exhibition of contemporary mixed media work Campus Gallery location FMI 250.740.6350 Art Exhibition Delightful Colour: nature provides the inspiration Dec 8 FMI nanaimoartgallery.com

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Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550 VanIsle Fiddlers: Nanaimo’s original traditional music FMI 250.591.3913 Buccaneers VS Campbell River Storm: Nanaimo Ice Centre 7:15 pm FMI buccaneers.vijhl.com

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Legends of Rock ‘n Roll Presents AN EVENING WITH THE RAT PACK from Las Vegas: Dean, Sammy and Frank perform ‘live’ Port Theatre 250.754.8550 Nanaimo Art Gallery Structural Connections: exhibition of contemporary mixed media work FMI 250.740.6350 Preschool Storytime: songs,age 3 - 5 years Nanaimo Harbourfront Library 10:30 - 11:15 Annual Poinsettia Sale: Bowen Center Lobby. Large 6 plants from VIUs Horticultural Centre. FMI Harbour City Seniors 250.755.7501

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Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550 Spirit of Life Fibre-Art Exhibit: an inspirational exhibit by acclaimed fabric artist Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum until Dec 29 FMI nanaimomuseum.ca Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors Christmas Lunch: Bowen Auditorium 12 - 2 pm Entertainment by Andy Andraschek (Christmas carols). FMI & Tix 250.755.7501 Live Music at the Queens: Johnny Cash tribute by David James & Big River. Doors 7 pm. Tix $20/ advance, $25/door. FMI 250.754.6751 Open Mic Comedy Night: The Courts Pub 9 - 11 pm Free FMI 250.591.2122

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Hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Football, Volleyball, Women’s Apparel 1-4906 Wellington Rd 250-758-4000 www.reactionsports.ca Open at 9AM Mon-Sat & 10AM Sundays Tots Movie Night Out: a fabulous, inexpensive family outing. Parents are free! FMI 250.756.5200 LIVE MUSIC: flamenco guitarist/vocalist Eric Harper at Fibber Magees. FMI 250.591.0650.

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Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550 WinterHarp: an evening of song and poetry. FMI & Tix 250.754.8550 Allison Crowe’s Nanaimo Tidings 2012: FMI & Tix allisoncrowe.com chemainustheatrefestival.ca Nanaimo Yacht Club’s Christmas Light Cruise: a visual delight to celebrate the season! FMI 250-754-7011 Live Christmas Music: Shine at Nanaimo North Town Centre, Centre Court 12 noon. On the First Day of Christmas...: the Island Bel Canto Singers FMI & Tix islandbelcanto.com LIVE MUSIC: Eveready 9 -1 Harewood Arms Pub FMI 250.754.2566 ArtRageous - Lanterns for the Season: a festive crafts session for children Register at 250.754.1750 4th Annual Christmas Farmers Market: 10 am - 3 pm at Green Thumb Garden Centre. Food donations to Loaves & Fishes welcome. Free

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Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: . FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550 Free Skate: Nanaimo Ice Centre 3-5 pm FMI 250.756.5200 Live Music at the Queens: Tribute to James Taylor & Carole King 8 - 10:30 pm Tix tlcentertainment@shaw.ca Free Christmas Event for Kids: at Nanaimo North Town Centre 11 am - 2 pm.

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20th Annual Singing Christmas Tree: Free FMI & ticket info. etfamilychurch.com LIVE MUSIC: What’s Up Wellington Hotel. Free FMI 250.758-5513 Score with Reading!: kids big and small meet Nanaimo Clippers Autographs and photos to follow. FMI 250.753.1154 ext. 246

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8 Christmas Eve in Scotland: presented by the Brigadoon Dance Academy. 2:30 pm FMI & Tix 250.754.8550 Clippers VS. Surrey: Frank Crane Arena 7 pm Tix: 250 751-0593 Holiday Musical-Comedy Show: FMI 250.591.0650.

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Ann Kipling The Solitudes of Place Exhibit: Nanaimo Art Gallery. All welcome, free. 250.740.6350

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Spirit of Life Fibre-Art Exhibit: an inspirational exhibit by acclaimed fabric artist Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum until Dec 29. FMI nanaimomuseum.ca Christmas Card Making for Kids: FMI 250-756-5200

Tuesday DEC

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Pet Photos with Santa: at Country Club Centre 6 - 7:30 pm. All proceeds to Nanaimo SPCA Nanaimo Newcomers Club: make friends and learn about Nanaimo! Free FMI nanaimonewcomersclub.org Kids’ Drop-In & Play Group: Woodgrove Centre 9:30 - 10:30 am Free Family Storytime: Gabriola Island Library 10:30 am Drop-in with baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes. Free

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Nanaimo’s only independently owned full-line pet store Salt & Fresh Water Fish Puppies - Birds - Small Animals - Lizards & More 250-751-0751 • Nanaimo North Town Centre 149-4750 Rutherford Road

Baby Rhyme Time: help your baby (birth - 17 months) Nanaimo Harbourfront Library 10:30 11 am Free drop-in, siblings welcome

Wednesday DEC

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Nanaimo Scriptwriters’ Group Meeting: at Serious Coffee (Hammond Bay Rd) 7 - 10 pm Free, drop-ins welcome FMI 250.228.1822 Toddlertime: a rhyming good time for toddlers 18 - 35 months! Nanaimo Harbourfront Library 10:30 - 11 am Free drop in, Siblings welcome Tiny Tots Playgroup: Country Club Centre 10-11 AM Free FMI 250.758.1102 Baby Rhyme Time: help your baby (birth - 17 months) develop early literacy skills and a love of stories! Nanaimo Harbourfront Library 11:15 11:45 am Free drop-in, siblings welcome

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Sinclair Singers at St. Paul’s Anglican Church 7:30 pm FMI nanaimosings.com

Ann Kipling The Solitudes of Place Exhibit: Nanaimo Art Gallery. All welcome, free. 250.740.6350

Wooden Toy Sale: trucks, trains and more while quantities last. Country Club Centre. Proceeds to local Boy Scouts

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550

Red Willow Coffee House: an evening of live music, refreshments and fun at Hope Lutheran Church, Nanaimo. 7 - 10 pm $5/door FMI Charlie Fox 250.245.4659

Grandparent and Me Night: children and grandparents welcome 5 - 7:30 pm FMI countryclubcentre.com

Live Christmas Music: Van Isle Fiddlers at Nanaimo North Town Centre 6:30 pm.

Caring and Sharing Day: Country Club Centre (CCC) and WAVE radio celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

Drift - Indie Art Market & Show: Dec 14 - 16 at Nanaimo Art Gallery downtown. FMI feedlotstudios.ca

Buccaneers VS Kerry Park Islanders: 7:15 pm FMI buccaneers.vijhl.com

Live Music at the Legion: Country Queens and guests (Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Cher and Marilyn Monroe) Branch Legion 10, Nanaimo. FMI 250.753.4442

VanIsle Fiddlers: Nanaimo’s original traditional music c FMI 250.591.3913 Preschool Storytime: songs, rhymes, stories Harbourfront Library 10:30 - 11:15

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Ann Kipling The Solitudes of Place Exhibit: Nanaimo Art Gallery. All welcome, free. 250.740.6350

Home Dedication Ceremony: Habitat for humanity 1:00PM FMI 250.758.8743

Happy Holidaze Family Fun: snowball slide races, a chilly toes challenge Nanaimo Aquatic Centre 2 - 4 pm FMI 250.756.5200

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550

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10 3rd annual Christmas Wonderland by The Tidesmen Barbershop Chorus and their quartets: 7 pm Ecumenical Centre. theatreone. org/ChristmasWonderland

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Vancouver Island Symphony Christmas concert: Intimate Christmas will be an evening of Christmas favourites, The Port Theatre. FMI & Tix 250.754.8550 LIVE MUSIC: Littlehead 9 -1 Harewood Arms Pub FMI 250.754.2566 Christmas concert: the Camerata Singers, annual Christmas concert at St. Andrew’s United Church. 7 pm FMI nanaimosings.com Yesteryear Christmas: an old-fashioned family Christmas nanaimomuseum.ca Wooden Toy Sale: Country Club Centre. Proceeds to local Boy Scouts Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca Milner Garden Christmas Magic: Nanaimo Parks, Rec & Culture would like to take you to see the Festival of Lights FMI 250.756-5200 Saturday Night Dance Society: local DJs play music that make you want to boogie FMI 250.756.3174 Live Christmas Music: at Nanaimo North Town Centre. Merville Mennonite Choir at 10 am, Van Isle Fiddlers at 1 pm

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LIVE MUSIC: Freak Boy will get you dancing at the Wellington Hotel. Free FMI 250.758-5513 20th Annual Singing Christmas Tree: a runs Dec 7 - 9 and Dec 14 - 16. 7 pm evening shows with 4 pm matinee Sat Sun Free FMI & ticket info. etfamilychurch.com


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Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550 3rd annual Sing-along Messiah: presented by the Malaspina Choir (with soloists) FMI & Tix 250.754.8550 Mother-Mother: touring their latest album The Sticks,Port Theatre for one night only 7:30 pm Special guest Hannah Georgas. FMI & Tix 250.754.8550 A Choral Garland: The Yellow Point Singers perform at the Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre nanaimosings.com The Cool Messiah: a traditional and funky take on Handel’s masterpiece p nanaimosings.com

Nanaimo Art Gallery Structural Connections: exhibition of contemporary mixed media work from VIU Visual Arts students. Campus Gallery location until Dec 17. Free. FMI 250.740.6350

Tuesday DEC

Kids’ Drop-In & Play Group: Woodgrove Centre 9:30 - 10:30 Free

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Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca

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Free Skate: Nanaimo Ice Centre 3-5 pm FMI 250.756.5200

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Live music at the Queens: a Mother-Mother after party! Rock ‘n blues by Tristan Clark and the Tristones. FMI 250.754.6751 Drift - Indie Art Market & Show: Dec 14 - 16 at Nanaimo Art Gallery downtown. FMI feedlotstudios.ca LIVE MUSIC: nightly at Fibber Magees. FMI 250.591.0650.

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Spirit of Life Fibre Art Exhibit: an inspirational exhibit by acclaimed fabric artist Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum until Dec 29 FMI nanaimomuseum.ca

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Spirit of Life Fibre Art Exhibit: Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum until Dec 29 FMI nanaimomuseum.ca Social activities and friendship: Harbour City Newcomers Meetings held the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm at Oliver Woods FMI 250.739.1228

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Pet Photos with Santa: all proceeds to Nanaimo SPCA 6 - 7:30 pm Country Club Centre Craftastic Christmas: an hour of stories, crafts and cookies for children 6 - 12 years of age at the Wellington Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. 6:30 7:30 pm. Free. Registration starts Dec 1 FMI 250.758.5544

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Wednesday DEC

Spirit of Life Fibre Art Exhibit: an inspirational exhibit by acclaimed fabric artist Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum until Dec 29 FMI nanaimomuseum.ca Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: a professional singing, dancing and musical extravaganza! Cedar Community Hall Dec 6 - 22. Matinees and evening shows available. FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550 Tiny Tots Playgroup: Country Club Centre 10-11 AM Free FMI 250.758.1102

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A Harbourfront Christmas: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! 4 - 7 pm at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library. FMI 250.753.1154 ext. 238

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Spirit of Life Fibre Art Exhibit: an inspirational exhibit by acclaimed fabric artist Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum until Dec 29 FMI nanaimomuseum.ca Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular:. FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550 Buccaneers VS Campbell River Storm: Nanaimo Ice Centre 7:15 pm FMI buccaneers.vijhl.com

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Holiday greetings to our co locators who share our hub and support our community A warm thank you to the Ministry of Children and Family Development and our Board of Directors for their support. Peace Abundance and Happiness to all this season and throughout the coming year. ~ Dianne Magor, Executive Director.

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Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca VanIsle Fiddlers: Nanaimo’s original traditional music FMI 250.591.3913

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Holly Jolly Extravaganza: an hour of stories, crafts, songs and a puppet show 11 am - 12 pm Free. Registration starts Dec 1 FMI 250.758.5544

Winter Wonderland 2012: Frank Crane Arena will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. FMI 250.756.5200

Christmas Pantomime: Sing a Song of Sixpence by Ladysmith Little Theatre Tix 250-924-0658

Traditional Christmas Pantomime: Dec 21 - 31 FMI nanaimotheatregroup.com

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Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: FMI & Tix Port Theatre 250.754.8550 Traditional Christmas Pantomime: Alice in PantoLand Nanaimo Theatre Group. Dec 21 - 31 FMI nanaimotheatregroup.com Christmas Pantomime: Sing a Song of Sixpence by Ladysmith Little Theatre Tix 250-924-0658

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Spirit of Life Fibre Art Exhibit: an inspirational exhibit by acclaimed fabric artist Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum until Dec 29 FMI nanaimomuseum.ca Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca

Holiday Camps for Kids: Nanaimo Parks, Rec & Culture offers 3- and 5-day Mountain Kids Ski Camps fFMI 250.756.5200 53rd Annual Frank Ney Polar Bear Swim: at Departure Bay Harbour. FMI 250.756.1132 Christmas Pantomime: Sing a Song of Sixpence by Ladysmith Little Theatre 250-924-0658

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Winter Wonderland 2012: Frank Crane Arena will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. FMI 250.756.5200

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Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular: Port Theatre 250.754.8550 LIVE MUSIC: Electric Kool Aid 9 -1 Harewood Arms Pub FMI 250.754.2566 Traditional Christmas Pantomime: Alice in PantoLand Nanaimo Theatre Group. Dec 21 - 31 FMI nanaimotheatregroup.com Christmas Pantomime: Sing a Song of Sixpence by Ladysmith Little Theatre Tix 250-924-0658 LIVE MUSIC: Big Trouble will get you dancing at the Wellington Hotel. Free FMI 250.758-5513

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Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca Free Skate: Nanaimo Ice Centre 3-5 pm FMI 250.756.5200 Traditional Christmas Pantomime: Alice in PantoLand Nanaimo Theatre Group. Dec 21 - 31 FMI nanaimotheatregroup.com Christmas Pantomime: Sing a Song of Sixpence by Ladysmith Little Theatre Tix 250-924-0658

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14 Spirit of Life Fibre-Art Exhibit: acclaimed fabric artist Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum until Dec 29 FMI nanaimomuseum.ca Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca Traditional Christmas Pantomime: Alice in PantoLand by Nanaimo Theatre Group. nanaimotheatregroup.com Holiday Camps for Kids: Nanaimo Parks, Rec & Culture runs the Soccer School Christmas Camp FMI 250.756.5200 Holiday Camps for Kids: Nanaimo Parks, Rec & Culture offers the Winter Break XploreSportz Camp 7 - 12 years from Dec 27 - 28 and Jan 3 - 4. FMI 250.756.5200

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Winter Wonderland 2012: A loonie skate session with all skate and helmet rentals free. Everyone welcome. 11:45 am - 4:45 pm and 7:45 - 9:30 pm FMI 250.756.5200 Chemainus Theatre Festival Presents The Gift of the Magi: a heartwarming Christmas love story Dec 1 - 30 FMI chemainustheatrefestival.ca Traditional Christmas Pantomime: Alice in PantoLand Dec 21 - 31 FMI nanaimotheatregroup.com Christmas Pantomime: Sing a Song of Sixpence by Ladysmith Little Theatre Tix 250-924-0658

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Spirit of Life Fibre-Art Exhibit: final day of an inspirational exhibit by acclaimed fabric artist Cecile Jacobs. Nanaimo Museum FMI nanaimomuseum.ca Winter Wonderland 2012: This is a loonie skate session with all skate and helmet rentals free. Everyone welcome. 11:45 am - 4:45 pm and 7:45 9:30 pm FMI 250.756.5200

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Traditional Christmas Pantomime: Alice in PantoLand by Nanaimo Theatre Group. nanaimotheatregroup.com LIVE MUSIC: Don’t Tell Julie will get you dancing at the Wellington Hotel. Free FMI 250.758-5513

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Trailer Park Boys Dear Santa Claus Tour

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Winter Harp

Saturday December 8th, 3:30 & 7:30 pm Presented by The Port Theatre

Brigadoon Dance Presents Christmas Eve in Scotland & Ireland

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Celebrate the festive season at the

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular 2012! The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular heads into its 6th year of production. 3000 tickets have already sold for this year’s show and there are 3 sold-out performances!

This year’s singing and dancing extravaganza includes Neil Diamond hits, a Marilyn Monroe tribute, Tom Jones and friends, a ‘Christmas Around the World’ set, medley’s from Singin’ in the Rain and Les Miserables as well as many more classical hits

and Christmas favourites.

The YPCS Christmas Carpenters are now transforming the Cedar Community Hall into a mini Christmas wonderland. Thousands of lights and decorations are being hung from the ceiling and walls. The Santa’s Elves are looking forward to getting back to work as volunteers in the Christmas shop, on the door and serving hot mulled Apple Cranberry and Butter Tarts. This

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27 There must be something in the water. How else could anyone explain the disproportionate amount of talent that seems to spring from our little corner of the world. From singing talents such as Diana Krall to David Gogo and the up and coming Jayden Holman, to actors like Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds) Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill) and Cameron Bright (Twilight) to athletes such as M’s stand-out Adam Paulencu who recently signed with the Rockies.

Local Talent

The artists and athletes Nanaimo has produced number in the several hundreds and range from painters and singers to writers and dancers. Well you can add one more to the list! A local author of note is Nanaimo’s own Dianne Magor who has written and co-illustrated 2 very powerful and original works. The first book. Brittany’s Journey is about the miracle of birth and the love of family. Magor has a unique and beautiful way of interpreting and relating how we come into this earthly plane. The second book, Lauren’s Wish follows the first and celebrates the union and love of two sisters and a wish come true. Both books tug at the heart strings in the tradition of Nancy Tafuri’s I love you little one and Munsch’s I’ll Love you Forever Quantities limited for more information and to order please email: nanaimo@whatsondigest.com

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nasium activities, video games, movies and more! 7 - 9 pm at John Barsby Community School. To register call 250.756.5200 Karaoke at The Queens: starts at 9 pm Free 250.754.6751 Open Mic Jam: The Courts Pub 250.591.2122

Every Thursday

Family & Fitness: at Beban Pool 10:30 am - 12 pm. Lengths, slide, FUN! Children 6 & under must be with adult. FMI 250.756.5200 Family Skate: until Thurs. Dec. 20. Toy area and laps skating area. Children and teens must be accompanied by adult on the ice. 6 - 7:30 pm Nanaimo Ice Centre FMI 250.756.5200 Seniors Fitness Level 1: stretching, proper breathing and relaxation techniques. Bowen Auditorium 10:15 - 11:15 am FMI Harbour City Seniors 250.755.7501

Every Friday

Mom’s in Motion: tone up, have fun with your baby and get to know other new moms! 9:30 am - 10:30 am at Over the Hurdle Athletics, Dufferin Cres. Nanaimo. FMI 250.591.8866 Power Hour: an express boot camp over your lunch hour! 12:30 1:30 pm at Over the Hurdle Athletics, Dufferin Cres. Nanaimo. Co-ed. FMI 250.591.8866 Drop-in Squash: at the Na-

naimo Squash Club 6:30 - 9 pm for guests and/or members. $10 fee FMI 250.754.3123 Dungeons and Dragons Club: Nanaimo Harbourfront Library 3 - 7:30 pm for youth 13 - 18 years. Free. FMI 250.753.1154 ext 238 LIVE MUSIC: a different band each week at Fibber Magees! FMI 250.591.0650

Every Saturday

Everyone Welcome Skate: until Sat. Dec 22. All ages and abilities welcome! Laps only. Frank Crane Arena 1:30 - 3 pm, Nanaimo Ice Centre 6 7:30 pm FMI 250.756.5200 LIVE MUSIC: a different dance band every week at the Wellington Hotel! Free FMI 250.758-5513 LIVE MUSIC: a different band each week at the Harewood Arms Pub! FMI 250.754.2566

Every Sunday

Family Open Gym: for families with children 3 - 7 years of age. Floor hockey, basketball and soccer available. Parent participation required. 11 am - 1 pm at Oliver Woods Gymnasium FMI 250.756.5200 Adult Badminton: for those 18+ at Oliver Woods Gymnasium, 7 - 9 pm FMI 250.756.5200 Family Skate: until Sun. Dec 23. Toy area and laps skating area. Children and teens must be accompanied by adult on the ice. 10:45 - 11:45 am Frank Crane Arena FMI 250.756.5200 Piano Night: at Fibber Magees. Piano man extraordinaire Marty plays everything: old fashioned English music, jazz, rock, blues. He takes requests and encourages sing-alongs! FMI 250.591.0650


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