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Magic Workshop with Andrew and Wesley: Card Tricks. Learn three great tricks and three essential sleights-of-hand. In the second week, more illusions and performance tips. Today and Oct. 20, 1: 302: 30 p.m. at Central Library, for 10-12 year olds.

Magic Workshop with Andrew and Wesley: Card Tricks. Learn three great tricks and three essential sleights-of-hand. In the second week, more illusions and performance tips.

Today and Oct. 20, 1: 302: 30 p.m. at Central Library, for 10-12 year olds. Register at tel. 250-382-7241, ext 365 gvpl.ca.

Story Festival: Join Esquimalt recreation and the Esquimalt library for a festival in the plaza with storytellers. Free lunch is provided by the Kiwanis Club.

For all ages. No registration is required. Today, 10: 30 a.m.2: 30 p.m at Esquimalt GVPL branch. Tel. 250-414-7198.

Daddy Days (moms and caregivers are also welcome) with children's crafts, free beverages and story times by Greater Victoria Public Library.

Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m. at Uptown's Town Plaza, 3440 Saanich Rd.

Details at shopuptown.ca

Peninsula Country Market: Final day today, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1528 Stelly's Cross Rd., Saanich Fairgrounds. Live music, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Tel. 250-216-0521.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day: Bring your mountain bikes and play in the dirt at South Island Mountain Bike Society's fifth annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Features friendly competition, guided rides for all ages and ability levels, a barbecue, snacks and prizes. Sunday, at both Mt. Work in Hartland Regional Park in Saanich and at Cleasby Bike Park in Cobble Hill. Contact: 250-480-8594 or scott@simbs.com; simbs.com.

10th Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair: over 200 tables with action figures, vintage toys, models, trains, comics, Barbie, LEGO and much more. Sunday, 9 a.m.3 p.m. at Pearkes arena, 3100 Tillicum Rd. Cost: $5, kids free.

See ultimatetoyfair.com.

Salty Sunday at the Maritime Museum of B.C. presents Ghosties and Ghoulies. Sunday, 1 p.m. at Bastion Square, drop-in welcome. Cost: 2 children free with paying adults, under five years free. Tel. 250-385-4222 or see mmbc.bc.ca.

Freedom Run for Canadian Diabetes Association with 3K family walk or 5K walk/run.

Beaver/Elk Lake Park, registration at 8: 30 a.m., run at 10 a.m. Cost: $35/$20. Kids 12 and under free. thefreedomrun.ca

Parent/Tot Drop-in: Enjoy tea or coffee and meet other parents, with toys and space for play. Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon (closed stat holidays) at Gordon Head United Church, 4201 Tyndall Ave. Tel. 250-477-4142.

Children's Fun Hour, every Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. with entertainment for the whole family at Hillside Centre. Free.

Tall Tale Books: Join us for free storytime sessions with experienced storyteller Shoshana Litman presenting fantastic tales and songs for children of all ages. Thursday mornings at 11 a.m., 2280 Cadboro Bay Rd. See talltalesbooks.ca.

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, with programs for families, special events. Monday-Friday, 8: 30 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends and holidays, noon-4 p.m. swanlake.bc.ca