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Historic Craigdarroch Castle. 1050 Joan Cres., daily 10 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. 250-592-5323. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites. 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd. 9 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. daily. 250-478-5849. pc.gc.

Pregnant women told to get whooping-cough vaccine

An expert U.S. panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her baby.

Halloween history

KID STUFF Modern-day trick or treaters can get a taste of Halloweens past this Sunday as the Royal B.C. Museum's Wonder Sunday looks at old-time spooky fun.

Sleeping tablets raise risk of falls

Dear Drs. Donohue and Roach: Every day, I depend on a pill to keep my blood pressure down and one to keep my cholesterol down. So what's wrong with my depending on a pill every night to get a good night's sleep (triazolam)? I am a male, age 87. L.D.

Blues piano player is the real deal

Victoria's David Vest has gigged with Tammy Wynette, Bill Black

Collectables show

CHECK IT OUT The field house at Pearkes Recreation Centre will showcase 200 tables of collectables on Saturday and Sunday at the third edition of Vancouver Island's Most Amazing Collectables Show.

EXHIBITS

Rob Vickery Art Show at Moka House Coffee, 1633 Hillside Ave., to Oct. 30. 250-370-2077. Artishow 2012 - Artists in Residence: Inn at Laurel Point: Desiree Bond, to Oct.

Dry-sounding program hides gorgeous sounds

IN CONCERT What: Early Music Society of the Islands: Songs from the Cloisters: Music from the Convents of 17th-Century Italy, with Cappella Artemisia, directed by Candace Smith. When/where: Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
Amazing: April Wine's lead man rockin' at 64

Amazing: April Wine's lead man rockin' at 64

IN CONCERT Myles Goodwyn and April Wine When: Monday, 7: 30 p.m. Where: Royal Theatre (also Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay, Oct. 30) Tickets: $50.75, $34.75 (tel.

Pumpkins: Hard to grow, but fun to drink

Early this year, I got it in my head to grow pumpkins.