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Auditions and Submissions

Langham Court Theatre production of The 39 Steps, running March 2013. Auditions Dec. 8, 11 a.m. and Dec. 9, 1 p.m. at 805 Langham Court off Rockland Avenue. Details 250-384-2142 or St.

U.S. children getting recommended amounts of sleep, study says

While parents may sometimes despair of their children getting enough shut-eye, especially with age-old stalling tactics of another story or another glass of water, children in the U.S. appear to be getting the recommended amount of sleep.

Tokyo keeps gourmet title

Tokyo retained its tasty title on Wednesday as the Michelin guide's world gourmet capital, although the number of three-star restaurants fell slightly.
Go Calendar

Go Calendar

? Welcome to the Calendar listings. Theatre, dance, live music, nightspots and other performances appear in day-by-day listings, with family activities and ongoing exhibitions under "Attractions.

Magic of Christmas begins at Butchart

Saturday marks the start of a month of Christmas celebrations at Butchart Gardens. The gardens' Magic of Christmas program is marking its 26th season. The light-up ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday kicks off the Magic of Christmas.

Craft Fairs

A Touch of Salt Spring Christmas Show, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Dec. 1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p .m. Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Dr., North Saanich. Admission $5 for three day pass. Handicap accessible, Park'n'Ride. atouchofsaltspring.

Staging of Kafka musical a global first

ON STAGE Kafka the Musical Where: Little Fernwood Hall, 1923 Fernwood Rd. When: To Dec. 16 Tickets: $10, $14 at 250-5906291 and ($2 online surcharge) It all started as a joke, really.
How much will the 12 days of Christmas cost you?

How much will the 12 days of Christmas cost you?

You'll pay 6.1% more this year for the gifts in the carol

Spain's elBulli wine cellar to be sold at auction

More than 8,800 bottles of wine from the cellar of Spain's world-renowned elBulli restaurant will be auctioned in Hong Kong and New York next year in sales that could exceed $1 million, Sotheby's said on Wednesday.

Bounce castle fun can break little bones

They may be a big hit at kids' birthday parties, but inflatable bounce castles and houses can be dangerous, with the number of injuries soaring in recent years, a U.S. study found.