Seafood, Drink Beer, with live recipe demonstrations, raffles, presentations and more. Friday, 7-10 p.m. at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Tickets: $40 at the Centre or online at seafood drinkbeer.wordpress.com
A Taste of Africa Dinner and Silent Auction, fundraising to help the Maasai, all profits toward the priorities set by the elders of Makuyuni Village. Friday, 5: 30-9: 30 p.m. at New Horizons, Cook Street Activity Centre, 380 Cook St. Cost: $28 all inclusive, $15 dessert only. Details at victoriacsa.com
AFC 13-Mixed Martial Arts Event, Saturday, 6 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena, 1767 Island Hwy. Tickets: $40. Details at armageddonfc.com
B.C. SPCA Wild ARC's Paws and Claws Dinner Auction, an elegant evening of great food, silent auction and film festival awards. Saturday, 6-10 p.m. at CFB Esquimalt Naden Wardroom, 1586 Esquimalt Rd. Tickets: $65/$500 per table of 8. Details at support.spca.bc.ca
A Chilli Fall Dinner Children's Choir Mini-Concert, Saturday, 5: 30 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church , 932 Balmoral Rd. Tickets: $12 at tel. 250-721-0856, vcc@victoriachildrens choir.ca or the door.
13th annual Oak Bay Artist Fall Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, noon-4: 30 p.m. Brochures online at recreation. oakbaybc.org
Friends of the Library Book Sale, Saturday, 1-8 p.m. at Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd. Cost: $5 1-5 p.m.; free 5-8 p.m. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ninth Annual Pumpkin Smash, bring your Halloween pumpkins for composting, with fun family games, bowling and pumpkin smashing. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at four Thrifty Foods locations: Broadmead, Fairfield, Cloverdale and Admirals. By donation to the Greater Victoria Education Centre. Tel. 250-386WORM (9676)
Ross Bay Villa Tour, Saturday, 2-3 p.m., 1490 Fairfield Rd. Cost: $5 donation. Details at blog.conservancy.bc.ca
Cesar Millan Trust Your Instincts Tour, internationally renowned dog behaviour expert presents his brand new seminar, Sunday, 3 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Tickets: starting at $34.25 at selectyourtickets.com or tel. 250-220-7777.
Tree Appreciaton Day in Uplands Park, learn the proper way to plant a tree, plant an acorn in a pot to take home, and go on a nature walk with the Friends of Uplands Park. Enjoy displays and refreshments. Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon at Uplands Park entrance on Beach Drive. Free. Suitable for all ages, wear gloves. Tel. 250-595-8084.
The Navy: A Century in Art feature presentation with Dr. Noakes. Monday, 7-9 p.m. at Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville St. Cost: $16 at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca or RBCM box office.
Tree Canada Tree Planting Ceremony. Saanich parks is planting big leaf maple trees along the pathway at Gorge Park. There will be hot dogs for $2 donation. Bring non-perishable items and enter for a $50 gift card from Burnside Home Hardware. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jaron Lanier on Alan Turing's Spiritual Legacy: Famed futurist Jaron Lanier will discuss Alan Turing's spiritual legacy at this special event to mark Turing's 100th birthday. Wednesday, 8: 15 p.m. at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall in UVic's MacLaurin Bldg. Free; finearts.uvic.ca
B.C. Bites and Beverages event: Food from the Home Front, with author Carolyn Herriot, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at the Royal B.C. Museum. Tickets: $40 at sales. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca or at the box office. Tel. 250-387-3207.
Mehmani with Didi, an evening of music, appetizers, and a silent auction. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at Moka House, 1633 Hillside Ave. By donation; thedidisociety.org
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