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Theatre guild celebrates 84

The Victoria Theatre Guild opens its 84th season with 84 Charing Cross Road, a stage adaptation of the 1970 book by Helene Hanff.

Gene machines speed diagnosis of newborns

U.S. scientists have sequenced the entire genetic code of four gravely ill newborns and identified genetic diseases in three of them in two days, quick enough to help doctors make treatment decisions.

A honey of a fundraiser at providence farm

Sunday's second annual James Barber Fundraiser promises to be a day of sugar, spice and everything nice. Presented by the Cowichan Chefs Table and Providence Farm, the theme of this year's culinary showcase is dishes made with local honey.

Auditions and submissions

The Greater Victoria Police Chorus: A four-part male voice choir is welcoming new singers. Police and non-police invited to listen, Wednesday, 7: 30 p.m. Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas St. 250-383-7408. victoriapolicechorus.

Learn which mushrooms you can eat

It's the time of year when all sorts of mushrooms sprout up in lawns and woodlands in the region. Learn about the variations and adaptations at Fabulous Fungi, a guided walk this weekend hosted by CRD Parks.

Artwork up for bid in oak bay

Artwork by Joseph Plas-kett, Brad Pasutti and P.K. Page will be up for bid sale today as a fundraiser for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. The exhibition, featuring 60-plus works by more than 20 artists, is at Winchester Galleries in Oak Bay.

Charitable mood fuels stock-market optimism

Wealthy U.S. investors intend to donate more to charity in the next three to five years or continue giving at current levels, and about half contributed to political campaigns last year, according to survey results released on Wednesday.

Edfest sure to scare up fun times

Annual cinematic showcase coincides with zombie walk downtown
Shake it up at bartending class

Shake it up at bartending class

Always wanted to learn how to make a killer martini? You might want to consider signing up for the Best Home Bartender Workshop on Saturday.

Make a scarecrow, run for fun

FAMILY Children can learn to make a scarecrow, play an instrument, collect stamps or run a marathon this weekend as various organizations offer programs that target youngsters: ? Get back to the land Saturday at the second annual Children's Harvest F