? French Conversation. Informal drop-in to maintain or improve your French. All levels. 2: 30-4 p.m., Serious Coffee meeting room, 1209 East Island Hwy, Parksville. Info: David 250-738-0819.
? Summer solstice celebration, 7-11 p.m., Quality Resort Bayside, Parksville. 3 yoga classes, DJ, fire-spinning show at twilight. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door: www.yogaunderthestars.com; 250-607-7387.
? MACoustic Folk Club, 7: 30 p.m., features Parksville Elementary alumni playing a potpourri of classic rock, folk and country. Starts with open stage. $5 at the door.
? Grand Opening Celebration for the Nanoose Bay Fire Hall and the Nanoose Bay Peninsula Water Treatment Plant, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ceremony 11 a.m.), 2471 Nanoose Rd. and (across the street) 2480 Nanoose Rd. Hot dogs, cake, tours of both. ? North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre Wildlife Family Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1240 Leffler Rd., Errington. By donation.
? Fish Fry BBQ, 3-6 p.m., Nanoose Library Centre. Adults $10, under 12 $5 at the library or at the door, 2489 Nanoose Rd.
? Arrowsmith Naturalists meet 7: 30 p.m., Knox United Church, Parksville. Author Andy McKinnon will speak on alpine plants. Info: 752-7588.
? QB Area Newcomers Alumni meets 10 a.m., St. Stephen's United Church, Qualicum Beach.
? Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers juried art exhibition and textile art show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville. The art, from Canada, the U.S. and Europe, is about African grandmothers raising the next generation in the midst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
? Grief Support Group Wednesdays. For those alone/lonely or who have experienced a loss.
Small group, safe, confidential. 4-5 p.m., Knox United Church, Parksville. Info: 250-248-3927.
? School's out rodeo swim, 1-3 p.m., Ravensong Aquatic Centre. Regular admission. Info: 752-5014.
? North Country Ramblers, the real folk blues, 8 p.m., Knox United Church, 345 Pym St., Parksville. Tickets $20 at Mulberry Bush Bookstores and at the door.
? Dance to Cross Town Express, 8 p.m., Parksville Legion, 146 Hirst Ave. West. $5 cover. 19+.
? Canada Day!
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