Tuesday, December 1 2015, 10:02 PM


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Community Events

Peter Watt Book Talk

When: 02 December 2015 02:00 PM - 02 December 2015 03:00 PM
@ Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 2 December One of Australia's most prolific and best loved authors, Peter Watt will speak about the next novel in the Frontier series, Beneath a Rising Sun. As the Allied forces fight to repel the invaders in World War II, the Duffy and Macintosh clans face their greatest challenges at home. From the frontlines of the Pacific to the back lots of Hollywood, a new generation faces deadly missions, impossible choices and an inescapable family legacy. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5338 6850.

Sovereign Hill Christmas Shopping Night

When: 04 December 2015 06:00 PM - 04 December 2015 08:30 PM
@ Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St, Golden Point

Friday 4 December Bring your family and friends to our annual Christmas extravaganza. Enjoy the festivities, browse for special gifts and meet Santa! The evening will come alive with Sovereign Hill costumed characters and entertainment from the Federation University Pipe Band, highland dancers, carolers, face painting, and a very special visit from Santa! Browse for special Christmas gifts, including Sovereign Hill’s famous confectionery, candles and hampers. Take home some of the Hope Bakery’s prized produce including sausage rolls, pies, Christmas puddings and more. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5337 1199.

Kingston Agricultural Show

When: 06 December 2015 08:45 AM - 06 December 2015 07:00 PM
@ Kingston Showgrounds, Church Pde, Kingston

Sunday 6 December The annual Kingston show is happening again. Kingston is 10 minutes north-west of Creswick. This year's theme is Lest We Forget. It is a friendly country show set in picturesque grounds. Come and watch the horse ring events from the Victorian Heritage Listed Grandstand or inspect the entries in the flower, dairy goat, photography and art competitions. Some of the activities include Prof. Wallace’s Puppet Theatre, Animals 2U, Cartoon Portraits by Irene, Get up close and personal with Clydesdales, alpacas, miniature donkeys and llamas, learn about pigeons at War, Stockman’s Challenge, Drawing competition, $1 coin scramble Tug-o-war commences, Judging of carrot cake, carrot and date muffin competitions, Harness classes commence, Demo of Waler Horses, Australia’s famed WWI Australian Light Horse – a living piece of history, Conferral of KAS life memberships, Maverick’s Pet show, Stockman’s Challenge in main arena, Judging of Rural Ambassador & Show Girl/Boy, Draw of ‘bumper’ raffle. From 4.00pm there will also be live music courtesy of The Decades. There will be BBQ from 6.00pm at the cost of $10.00. For catering purposes contact 0490 114 279. The horse events commence at 8.45am. There will be refreshments available all day. There are amenities for disabled persons. Cost: Adult: $10.00, Concession: $5.00 Children under 15: Free. For further information contact Christine on 0400 268 737.
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Clunes Country Farmers Market

When: 13 December 2015 09:00 AM - 13 December 2015 02:00 PM
@ Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 13 December Come and enjoy a day out at Clunes, do your organic produce shopping at the market before fossicking in the local bookstores and antique stores. Cost: Free. For further information contact Leanne on 0439 717 006 or 0417 453 375.

Maldon Market

When: 13 December 2015 09:00 AM - 13 December 2015 01:00 PM
@ Fountain St, Maldon

Sunday 13 December Monthly Farmers and Makers market bringing together the very best hand made products and produce from independent artisans and farmers of Central Victoria. An initiative of the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. Maldon Market provides an opportunity to buy produce and gifts made by local farmers and artisans from a vibrant market with a great festival atmosphere. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0477 201 654.

Creswick Market

When: 19 December 2015 09:00 AM - 19 December 2015 02:00 PM
@ Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

Saturday 19 December Creswick Market is an authentic community market which has been running continuously for 13 years – proudly presented by Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Once a month, stall holders bring their recent creations and greatest finds, and set up shop. Our market is a family friendly market where residents can catch up with neighbours over a cup of coffee while shopping for farm fresh produce. Creswick Market includes both indoor and open-air stall holders. Just 50 metres from the Visitor Information Centre, each month the doors open to an adventure of discovery. Cost: Free. For further information contact on 03 5345 2356.


When: 31 December 2015 07:30 PM -
@ Victoria Bowling Club, 231 Victoria St, Ballarat

Thursday 31 December Come along and support a fundraiser for the community radio station Voice FM featuring Mantel. Featuring Rock & Roll and Country. BYO Nibbles. Tea and coffee supplied. Drinks at the bar prices. Cost: $25.00 per person. For further information contact on 03 5333 5730 or 0438 393 580.