Here's all the stuff you can do to be part of reality instead of feeding farts to your black hole of a couch and watching a fucked up version of it on TV.
Sept. 19th – Tuesday - Cedar Community Cinema shows documentary and alternative films offering food for thought. The films are shown on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Cedar Heritage Centre, 1644 MacMillan Rd. Film and refreshments are free or by donation. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. For more info call 245-2467.
Tonight they’re screening "The End of Suburbia". This documentary explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary.
(I guess you’d still be watching reality on a screen but at least it isn’t frigging Slater thrusting his way through the waltz.)
Sept 20th - Wednesday -Yellow Point Cranberries holds its Happy Turkey Night. 2 Guest chefs and students from Ladysmith Secondary School cook up some yummy cranberry treats for you to sample. Tickets are $10 in advance at Yellow Point Cranberries or at Ladysmith Secondary School. Fresh cranberries will also be available for sale. Here’s a chance to fill up that last few corners of room in your freezer.
Sept. 21st –Thursday – Malaspina Climate Change Group is hosting Climate for Change Fall Fair at the Mal-U campus here in Nanaimo from 9-4. There will be guests speakers, music and lots of food for thought to chew on.
Sept 22nd - Friday – Nanaimo’s Farmer’s Market - From 10am to 2pm by the Bastion. There was actual produce at the last one I went to. Also free-ranged poultry, eggs, lots of crafts and even a local alpaca wool vendor .
Sept. 23rd- Saturday – Errington Farmer’s Market from 10am to 1pm at the Community Park next to Errington Hall.
Also the Gabriola Farmer's Market from 10 to noon. You could just walk onto the ferry and hoof it 10 mins up the hill.
If you haven't overloaded on farmers markets yet, throw the kids into the car and head down to the Duncan Farmers Market (10am to 2pm) . A few blocks over is Market in the Square, another farmers market which runs from 9am to 2pm.
Sept. 24th – Sunday – SOS Bikers Toy Run at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds - The poker run starts at 10am, the toy run starts at noon. Bring an unwrapped toy or cash donation.
Now quit bitching that there’s nothing to do around here and go out and do something!