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ALPHA Course

When: Apr 13 2016 07:00 pm - Jun 15 2016 09:00 pm
@ York St Church of Christ, 410 York St, Ballarat

Wednesday 13 April to Wednesday 16 June ALPHA is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. It runs over 10 weeks. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5331 1079.

Roller Derby for Beginners

When: Apr 24 2016 06:30 pm - Jun 12 2016 08:00 pm
@ Doug Dean Stadium, 16 Nandriog Dve, Delacombe

Sunday 24 April to Sunday 12 June It’s time to lace those skates up again as Ballarat Roller Derby League will be looking for people to join up with the league to participate in the Roller Derby for Beginners program. Over eight weeks, participants will gain basic fitness and learn (or relearn) fundamental roller skating skills. We then get stuck into the basics of Roller Derby and combine all those fundamental skills with Roller Derby giving participants the chance to ease into both roller skating and roller derby. Cost: $90.00. For further information contact via email: ballaratrollerderby@gmail.com.

Lake Goldsmith Steam & Vintage Rally

When: Apr 30 2016 10:00 am - May 01 2016 10:00 am
@ Carngham - Lake Goldsmith Rd, Lake Goldsmith

Saturday 30 April to Sunday 1 May There are 65 display sheds, steam and oil engines, operational 90 ton Ruston steam shovel, Bucyrus rail mounted steam shovel. Furphy tank re-barreling, blacksmith, radio controlled model boats. Trucks, tractors, cars, motorcycles and vintage caravans and so much more. The grand parade is at 2.15pm. Cost: Adult: $15.00, Child: $5.00. For further information contact 0407 539 041.

Clunes Booktown Festival

When: Apr 30 2016 10:00 am - May 01 2016 05:00 pm
@ Various locations in Clunes

Saturday 30 April to Sunday 1 May The charming Goldfields village of Clunes is famous for its range of bookshops, set in a heritage rich lanscapes. From the collectables to the bargains, from the small shops to the large shops stocking thousands of titles, they offer it all. The 10th anniversary 2016 Clunes Booktown Festival, themed ‘Journeys through time and place’. Some of this year' special guests include Australian luminaries Anna Bligh and Stan Grant. Cost: $10.00. For further information contact 03 5345 3947.

Ballarat Autumn Day Ride

When: May 01 2016 09:00 am -
@ Pleasant St Primary School, cnr of Pleasant St and Wendouree Pde, Ballarat

Sunday 1 May The Ballarat Autumn Day Ride for is an annual event highly anticipated among the Ballarat and beyond cycling community. The event includes a 50 kilometres and 100 kilometres ride starting at Pleasant St Primary School. The popularity of the ride has grown over the years with appromimately 800-1000 riders now taking part. Cost: Adult: $30.00, Child/Concession: $20.00, Family: $80.00, Lunch: $10.00. For further information contact 0487 284 736.

Hello Lovely Wedding

When: May 01 2016 10:00 am - May 01 2016 02:00 pm
@ Ballarat Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Sunday 1 May The hello Lovely Fair is a refreshing day for the creatives and provides a fun day out for couples planning their big day, inspiring them to create their own unique wedding whilst interacting with full hearted vendors. Cost: $10.00. VIP: $25.00. For further information contact 0432 565 570.

Pyrenees Movie Club

When: May 03 2016 07:30 pm -
@ Beaufort Community Resource Centre, Neill Street, Beaufort

Tuesday 3 May Passionate about movies? Do you like to watch and talk about movies with like-minded people? Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5349 1183.

Equestrian Event

When: May 06 2016 - May 08 2016
@ Victoria Park, Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May Ballarat Horse Trials are holding a three Day Event held close to the CBD of Ballarat comprises three phases of Equestrian disciplines. Starting with a Dressage test followed by a round of Show Jumping and finishing on the Sunday with a gruelling Cross Country course to be negotiated. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

Administrative Professionals Breakfast

When: May 06 2016 06:45 am -
@ Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 6 May This year’s Administrative Professionals Breakfast allows employers from all over Ballarat and our region to say thank you to the men and women who are the backbones of their businesses; giving their administration staff the chance to be pampered, inspired and indulged. The event will see guests treated to champagne with a champagne breakfast in the beautiful surroundings of the Ballarat Golf Club where they will have the opportunity to be entertained and educated by both MC Julia Zass and guest comedian Tegan Higginbotham. Tickets: $44.00 per person. For further information contact 03 5331 5555.

St John's Lutheran Church Garage Sale & Book Fair

When: May 07 2016 08:00 am - May 13 2016 04:00 pm
@ St John's Lutheran Church, 204a Doveton St Sth, Ballarat

Saturday 7 May to Friday 13 May St John's Lutheran Church will be holding a fete and garage sale. A large range of books, household items, clothing, jewellery, linen, toys, videos, collectibles and more. Cost: Free. For further information contact Amander on 0458 495 049.

Wirewrap Jewellery Workshop

When: May 07 2016 10:00 am - May 07 2016 03:00 pm
@ The Lost Ones Gallery, 14 Camp St, Ballarat

Saturday 7 May Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewellery. This technique is done with some jewellery wire to make components. In this workshop with Sarah Pechhma, participants will make a pair of earrings in the morning, stop for lunch and use more techniques to create a necklace in the afternoon. Cost: $130.00. For further information contact 03 4343 1754.

Celebrating 130 years of Ballarat’s Astronomical Visionaries

When: May 07 2016 03:00 pm - May 08 2016 09:00 pm
@ Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum, 439 Cobden St, Mount Pleasant

Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 May Come and celebrate the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Ballarat Municipal Observatory and well-respected science and public education establishment in regional Victoria. The Ballarat Municipal Observatory was the vision of the late James Oddie that provided the Ballarat community with a place where they could gaze at the marvels of the Universe and learn about its mysteries. Cost: Adult: $20.00, Concession: $15.00, Child: $8.00. For further information contact 03 5332 7526.

This Thread is Strong

When: May 07 2016 06:00 pm - May 07 2016 07:00 pm
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 7 May Opening an old trunk reveals an unused trousseau. Why, eighty years on, does Maggie’s collection remain intact? This performance piece is an exploration of duty, expectations, loss, strength and custodianship. Devised and performed by Clare Larman and Maureen Hartley, this performance was presented for La Mama Theatre’s Explorations 2015. This Violet & Rose production is presented by the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Cost: $25.00, Gallery Member/Concession $20.00. Discount of $5.00 off all tickets with a ticket to A Victorian Silhouette. Please book at the below link. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.
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A Victorian Silhouette

When: May 07 2016 07:30 pm - May 07 2016 09:00 pm
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 7 May Enjoy a night of food, wine and fashion in the elegant upstairs rooms of the Gallery. Spy into the boudoir of an elegant Victorian lady to see how she is attired by her maids from chemise to elegant gown. Models will then show a complete Victorian wardrobe, including the classic wedding dress. The evening will include quality fare from chef and passionate foodie Sara Kittelty, who will explore the nineteenth century in food, with wines from Pyrenees winemakers. A joint presentation of the Art Gallery of Ballarat and Sovereign Hill costume department. Cost: $80.00. Please book at the below link. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.
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Mother’s Day Classic

When: May 08 2016 07:30 am -
@ Lake Wendouree, Wendouree Pde, Wendouree

Sunday 8 May The 2016 Ballarat event offers at 6 kilometre and 12kilometre walk or run. If you cannot participate, come along and support all walkers and runners. Money will be raised for breast cancer research. Cost: Adult Walker Online: $25.00, Day: $30.00, Adult Runner Online: $30.00, Day: $35.00, Child/Concession Walker Online: $15.00, Day: $20.00, Child/Concession Runner Online: $20.00, Day: $25.00, Family (1 adult, up to 4 children) Online: $30.00, Day: $40.00, Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) Online: $55.00, Day: $70.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch @ Yuulong Lavender

When: May 08 2016 10:00 am - May 08 2016 05:00 pm
@ Yuulong Lavender, 58 Harrocks Rd, Mt Egerton

Sunday 8 May Our last day open for the season, and what a wonderful way to celebrate it. Let us help you spoil your mum this year with a delicious array of gorgeous food, including savoury, healthy and sweet options. We will have live music in our relaxed tearooms overlooking the cottage gardens. Cost: Adult: $30.00, Child: $15.00. For further information contact 03 5368 9453.

Mother’s Day @ Tangled Maze

When: May 08 2016 11:00 am - May 08 2016 03:00 pm
@ The Tangled Maze, 2301 Midland Hwy, Springmount

Sunday 8 May Treat mum to a beautiful meal in picturesque surrounds this Mother’s Day. Maze and mini golf tickets are available on the day at a reduced price. Cost: Adult $36.50, Child $22.00. For further information contact 03 5345 2847.

Mother’s Day High Tea @ Bellinzona

When: May 08 2016 12:00 pm - May 08 2016 04:00 pm
@ The Grange, 77 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs

Sunday 8 May Experience our famous Heritage High Tea at Bellinzona. Induldge in home made scones with double cream, dainty finger sandwhiches, and petit fours all deliciously presented on tiered cake stands. Cost: $39.00. For further information contact 03 5348 2271.

Mother’s Day High Tea

When: May 08 2016 12:00 pm - May 08 2016 04:30 pm
@ Lydiard Wine Bar, 13 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Sunday 8 May Sitting times: 12.00pm & 2.30pm Mother’s Day is always a favourite come and celebrate Mother’s Day for 2016 with a delicious High Tea. Cost: Adult: $55.00, Child: $21.00. For further information contact 03 5333 4866.

Let's Talk Poetry with Barry Breen Songwriters and Poets — Part Two

When: May 10 2016 12:30 pm - May 10 2016 01:30 pm
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesday 10 May Ballarat poet Barry Breen reads and leads discussion on some of his favourite poems. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Hear lyrics by Cole Porter and poems by John Betjeman, sophisticated and witty entertainers on both sides of the Atlantic. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Arts & Crafts Expo

When: May 13 2016 09:30 am - May 14 2016 03:30 pm
@ Ballan Mechanics' Institute Hall, 143 Inglis St, Ballan

Friday 13 to Saturday 14 May A variety of arts, crafts and home industries will be on display, guest speakers and a CWA café. Mill Rose Cottage will be selling quilting items on the Friday. Ballan Miniature Dollhouse Club will be attending and running a booth on the Saturday. The WARM Project will be running a workshop so bring your knitting needles and take part in this wool landscape project. It's the first time that the Ballarat District Group Arts and Crafts Expo has been held outside of Ballarat. The Ballarat District Group is currently made up of 18 branches, from Scarsdale to the West, Melton to the East and Daylesford to the North. There will be a free bus operating between the Ballan Train Station and the Ballan Mechanics’ Institute Hall, meeting every train from the east and west. The free bus will be operating on both days. The bus has been supplied by the Ballan & District Hospital. Cost: $5.00, Students: $1.00. For further information contact 0411 103 292.

Leather Wrap Journals Workshop

When: May 14 2016 10:30 am - May 14 2016 01:30 pm
@ The Lost Ones Gallery, 14 Camp St, Ballarat

Saturday 14 May This workshop will cover the techniques behind creating your own leather bound journal – complete with long stitch spine and beautiful papers. This bookbinding technique creates a book that has each page opening flat making it ideal for journals, visual diaries, portfolios, photo albums – the list is endless. Cost: $110.00. For further information contact 03 4343 1754.

Paper Marbling Workshop

When: May 14 2016 02:30 pm - May 14 2016 05:00 pm
@ The Lost Ones Gallery, 14 Camp St, Ballarat

Saturday 14 May You have probably seen paper marbling before; you may even have tried you hand at it. Let us take you beyond the basic to create stunning designs with beautiful colours and patterns. Cost: $80.00. For further information contact 03 4343 1754.

Medieval Feast Dinner & Show

When: May 14 2016 05:00 pm - May 14 2016 09:00 pm
@ Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek

Saturday 14 May Ideal for families, the medieval Feast includes a wonderful dinner and roaming entertainment. Cost: Adult: $85.00, Child: $60.00. For further information contact 03 5334 8500.

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

When: May 15 2016 08:30 am - May 15 2016 02:00 pm
@ Victoria Park, Cnr Winter St & Cedar Dve, Ballarat

Sunday 15 May Be apart of this 5 kilometre walk that will feature dog demonstrations, competitions along with food and refreshments. Cost: Spectator: Free, Participants: Adult Online: $15.00, Day: $17.00, Concession Online: $8.00, Day: $10.00, Child under 16 Online: $8 Day: $10.00, Family (2 adults, 2 children) Online: $25.00, Day: $27.00. For further information contact 03 9224 2222.
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Western Region Motocross Series

When: May 15 2016 09:00 am -
@ Monza Park, Bergs Lne, Mt Helen

Sunday 15 May Round 3 of a 6 round series for the Western Region Motocross. Some 250-300 riders are expected from all round Victoria & Interstate with members attending from associated clubs of Ballarat Rovers MCC, Horsham, Portland, Warrnambool, Ararat, Colac, Geelong, Barrabool, Castlemaine & Melton. The categories on the day consist Men & Women, Seniors & Juniors with ages ranging from 4 to 50+ and machine sizes 50cc to 450cc. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0427 334 186.

Autumn Harvest Festival

When: May 15 2016 10:00 am - May 15 2016 05:00 pm
@ Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, 350 Hepburn-Newstead Rd, Shepherds Flat

Sunday 15 May A celebration of song, food, craft, history and the rural lifestyle. Cost: TBA. For further information contact 03 5476 4393.

Fire to the Stars

When: May 15 2016 03:00 pm -
@ The Eastern, 81 Humffray St Nth, Ballarat

Sunday 15 May + Alpha Hall Tickets: Free.

Inside the Brick Fan Expo

When: May 21 2016 09:00 am - May 22 2016 04:00 pm
@ Ballarat Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 May Inside the Brick is bringing many amazing models with displays of sci-fi, rare sets and of course our brick city and train layout for you to enjoy. The expo is a great day out for young and old. Get hands on play in our construction play zone where you can get creative with our huge brick pile. We are bringing our racing ramp for those that want to race LEGO vehicle creations. Not forgetting the smaller builders, we will also have our Duplo construction zone that will keep the toddlers captivated. Our exhibition has staggered entry sessions to avoid over-crowding in the venue and to give everyone a chance to see the displays. Sessions start every hour and once inside you can stay and play as long as you wish. INSIDE the BRICK is proud to offer the option of a Sensory Friendly Session to families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Sunday 9.00am entry time during the Fan Expo is Sensory Friendly, providing a supportive environment with low volume music and announcements, and reduced visitor numbers. (Please note that numbers and noise will steadily increase from 10.00am. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults require a tickets to enter (unless they have a carer card). Cost: Adult: $12.00, Door: $15.00, Children and Concession: $10.00, Door: $12.00. Family (2 Adult & 3 Children): $44.00, Door: $59.00, Children under 3: Free when accompanied by a Adult ticket holder. Please book at the below link. For further information contact 03 9481 7868.
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Wala Animal Sanctuary shopping trip

When: Jun 04 2016 07:00 am - Jun 04 2016 07:00 pm
@ Gold Bus Depot, Martin Dve, Delacombe

Saturday 4 June The annual Wala Animal Sanctuary shopping trip. Save the date and save your pennies for this fun day of retail therapy complete with the famous and popular 'Vince's mystery prize'. The itinerary is not in place yet but there has been requests for Ross's Quality Nuts, Fields Knitwear, Raglan Fashion House, Homy Ped and Natio. That will give you a bit of an idea. One thing for sure is we will be having breakfast at the Pancake Kitchen. Pick ups can be arranged along the Western Freeway. Cost: $30.00 which doesn't include breakfast. For further information contact Karen 0409 137 323 or via email: mickeykaz@hotmail.com.

Miners Rest Market

When: Jun 12 2016 10:00 am - Jun 12 2016 02:00 pm
@ Miners Rest Community Hall, 8 Market St, Miners Rest

Sunday 12 June A great day out for the family day out with face painting, jumping castle, free craft table for the kids, Scarves, Hats, jewellery, baby clothes and accessories, BBQ, pies and fresh baked goods, chocolate fudge, flavoured oils, lattes/cappuccinos/teas, milkshakes, scented candles, car boot and more. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0418 994 795.

Ballarat Friends of West Papua Fundraiser

When: Jun 13 2016 06:30 pm -
@ Ballarat Trades Hall, 24 Camp St, Ballarat

Friday 13 May Ballarat branch of Friend's of West Papua are holding an fundraiser. Featuring Black Orchid Stringband, Celtic Jammers and more. Cost: Waged: $15.00, Unwaged: $10.00. For further information Brett for catering purposes on 0407 424 866 or via email: balltlc@outlook.com.au

Miners Rest Market

When: Aug 14 2016 10:00 am - Aug 14 2016 02:00 pm
@ Miners Rest Community Hall, 8 Market St, Miners Rest

Sunday 14 August A great day out for the family day out with face painting, jumping castle, free craft table for the kids, Scarves, Hats, jewellery, baby clothes and accessories, BBQ, pies and fresh baked goods, chocolate fudge, flavoured oils, lattes/cappuccinos/teas, milkshakes, scented candles, car boot and more. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0418 994 795.

Miners Rest Market

When: Oct 09 2016 10:00 am - Oct 09 2016 02:00 pm
@ Miners Rest Community Hall, 8 Market St, Miners Rest

Sunday 9 October A great day out for the family day out with face painting, jumping castle, free craft table for the kids, Scarves, Hats, jewellery, baby clothes and accessories, BBQ, pies and fresh baked goods, chocolate fudge, flavoured oils, lattes/cappuccinos/teas, milkshakes, scented candles, car boot and more. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0418 994 795.

Miners Rest Market

When: Dec 09 2016 05:00 pm - Dec 09 2016 08:00 pm
@ Miners Rest Community Hall, 8 Market St, Miners Rest

Friday 9 December A great evening out for the family day out with face painting, jumping castle, free craft table for the kids, Scarves, Hats, jewellery, baby clothes and accessories, BBQ, pies and fresh baked goods, chocolate fudge, flavoured oils, lattes/cappuccinos/teas, milkshakes, scented candles, car boot and more. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0418 994 795.