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Illustration Character Design With Travis Price

When: 17 July 2014 06:00 PM - 31 July 2014 09:00 PM
@ Federation University, Arts Academy, Camp St, Ballarat

Thursdays for three weeks from 17 to 31 July An introduction to character illustration. You will learn various techniques and approaches from pencil to digital. Please bring the following items with you to each class - a sketchbook, pens/pencils and usb stick. Cost: $150.00. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

Ballarat Lyric Theatre Auditions For Legally Blonde Musical

When: 19 July 2014 07:00 PM - 22 August 2014 10:00 PM
@ Ballarat and Clarendon College, Wanliss St, Ballarat

Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 August Ballarat Lyric Theatre Inc will present Legally Blonde is 2015. Actors aged 16+ who can sing and dance have the opportunity to audition for roles in this production. Cost: Free. For further information contact Fay on 03 5334 6561 from Monday 4 August or via email: wpw@netconnect.com.au.

Royal South Street Debating Challenging Cup

When: 28 July 2014 - 01 August 2014
@ Town Hall, Council Chambers, Cnr Sturt & Armstrong St Sth, Ballarat

Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August The Debating Challenging Cup promises to be an exciting event with debates being battled out again in the City of Ballarat Council Chambers. Primary and Secondary school aged students will be using their best debating skills to debate interesting topics. Cost: Various (refer to website).

Realistic Drawing with Shane Boland

When: 28 July 2014 04:00 PM - 15 September 2014 05:15 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Mondays from 28 July to 15 September Suitable for 10 to 16 years. This program will run for 8 weeks. Learn skills in drawing and illustration focusing on layout, composition, light and shade, texture and perspective. Students will use the Gallery building and collection-paintings, furniture and sculpture-as inspiration for a series of realistic drawings. Cost: $85.00, Member: $75.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Who Am I? with Melinda Muscat

When: 29 July 2014 04:00 PM - 16 September 2014 05:15 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesdays from 29 July to 16 September Suitable for 7 to 12 years. This program will run for 8 weeks. What are your favourite colours? What clothes do you wear? Who are your favourite people, pets and toys? If you were a superhero, what would your super powers be? Explore the special things that make you who you are in a series of large scale drawings. Cost: $85.00, Member: $75.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Discover Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printmaking) with Terry McKenna

When: 30 July 2014 04:00 PM - 17 September 2014 05:15 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesdays from 30 July to 17 September Suitable for 10 to 16 years. This program will run for 8 weeks. Learn the amazing and flexible water-based Japanese woodblock printing technique, transferring your own image, carve and print using traditional Japanese tools. Easy and ecofriendly, you will produce a one or more colour print under the guidance of a certified teacher. Learn how the masters do it! Cost: $85.00, Member: $75.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Handlettering/Signwriting With Phil Berry

When: 30 July 2014 06:00 PM - 20 August 2014 08:00 PM
@ Federation University, Arts Academy, Camp St, Ballarat

Wednesdays for four weeks from 30 July to 20 August Learn practical techniques and insights in the form of traditional signwriting. Please bring the following items with you to each class - a sketchbook, pens/pencils and apron. Cost: $200.00. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

Bohemians in the Bush with Carla Maxwell

When: 31 July 2014 04:00 PM - 18 September 2014 05:15 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Thursdays from 31 July to 18 September Suitable for all ages. This program will run for 8 weeks. Explore the artwork of key Australian Impressionists Tom Roberts, Charles Conder, Fred McCubbin and Arthur Streeton and other artists in the Collection. Create your own 9" x 5" paintings to exhibit in the Lydiard Street Window. Cost: $85.00, Member: $75.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Royal South Street Society Competitions

When: 01 August 2014 - 02 November 2014
@ Various locations around Ballarat

Friday 1 August to Sunday 2 November A well established Australian cultural event, the RSSC hosts 40,000 onstage appearances. Competitors will showcase theatrical disciplines including voice, music, and movement, with competitors vying to win over $85,000 in prizes. Cost: Various. For further information contact 03 5332 1054.

Founding Women Luncheon

When: 01 August 2014 12:00 PM -
@ Alexandria on Lydiard, 30 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Friday 1 August Stacey Grose, Chair of The Ballarat Foundation,invites you to join us for a very special luncheon event: "Quiet Heroes: Extraordinary Women Behind the Scenes". Special Guest Speaker will be Hazel Edwards (OAM), children's author. She will be speaking at the luncheon on the topic of 'Quiet Heroes'; with a specific focus on the extraordinary women behind the scenes. Cost: $50.00. For further information contact 03 5331 5555.

Meet Children's author Hazel Edwards

When: 01 August 2014 02:30 PM -
@ Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Friday 1 August There’s a Hippopotamus on our roof eating cake’ by Hazel Edwards is a favourite of many in Ballarat, both young and old. As part of Ballarat Reads August, United Way’s Ballarart Imagination Library is bringing Hazel to town to share her love of story telling and writing with local women and children. Cost: Free. For further information on 03 5338 6800.

Players for Pink Girls 1st XVIII Football game

When: 01 August 2014 04:00 PM -
@ Ballarat Clarendon College, Main Oval, Sturt Street campus

Friday 1 August A clash between Ballarat Clarendon College's Girls 1st XVIII Football team and that of Ballarat Grammar's. The aim of the game, and the preceding week, is to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. The game is now into its ninth year and the two schools (as well as Loreto College in the concept's earlier years) have raised thousands of dollars for the charity.

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: Phil Roberts

When: 01 August 2014 05:00 PM - 01 August 2014 06:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt Street, Ballarat

Friday 1 August Phil Roberts, Secretary of the BMI, gives an insight into books he has written on Ballarat High School, Healsville High School and Ballarat & Clarendon College. Cost: Members: $6.00 or Non-members: $10.00 which includes refreshments. For further information contact 03 5331 3042.

Winemakers Dinner

When: 01 August 2014 07:00 PM -
@ Ballarat Steakhouse, 10 Grenville St, Ballarat

Friday 1 August You are invited for an incredible evening of food and wine with winemaker Ben Potts in attendance. The night includes a succulent 6 course meal and wine pairings. Bookings essential. Cost: $110.00. For further information contact 03 5332 6777.

Ballarat Artisan Festival

When: 02 August 2014 09:00 AM - 03 August 2014 04:00 PM
@ Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 August Come and meet us and experience an exciting variety of art, craft and music. Cost: Gold coin donation.

Wuthering in Winter Movie Marathon

When: 02 August 2014 10:00 AM - 02 August 2014 05:00 PM
@ Eastwood Leisure Complex, Eastwood St, Ballarat

Saturday 2 August A movie marathon featuring various film adaptations of the greatest romantic tragedy ever written Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Bring your books to show off or other trinkets you'd like to share. Even book lover things not Bronte are good! We can pop them on a table to admire! There will be three films screened during the day. Chairs, tea & coffee provided, BYO Picnic, Snacks, Drinks, BYO cushions, blankets, bean bags Cost: $5.00 per person. For further information contact Louise on 0409 943 862.

Catfish Cooking Class

When: 02 August 2014 10:30 AM -
@ Catfish, 42-44 Main Rd, Ballarat

Saturday 2 August Catfish’s cooking classes with head chef and owner Damien Jones offers participants a hands on cooking class like no other. Participants will learn the best way to make either coconut soups and spicy salads or classic thai dishes with demonstrations and recipes provided. To finish off the class, participants are invited to relax afterwards and feast on their own creations with matching wine. Classes are intimate and limited to 8 participants and go for approximately three to four hours. Cost: $130.00. For further information contact 03 5331 5248.

Clunes and Learmonth join the White Ribbon Campaign In Memory of Sharon Siermans

When: 02 August 2014 02:00 PM -
@ Learmonth Football Club, 14 High St, Learmonth

Saturday 2 August Clunes and Learmonth Football Netball Clubs have decided to dedicate their Round 15 match to the White Ribbon Foundation. The White Ribbon Foundation is the only 'male-led' campaign dedicated to stopping violence against women. Sharon played netball at both Learmonth and Clunes so this match day we will take the opportunity to reinforce our support for the White Ribbon Foundation and raise awareness of domestic violence. All players will wear white arm bands and will start with a white football. Donation tins will be available on the day with all the proceeds going to the Ballarat White Ribbon Day Committee, Sgt Ivan Blomeley (respresenting Ballarat White Ribbon Day Committee) and Sgt Joseph Cahir (representing Victoria Police) will host the afternoon tea at half time of the Seniors match for all those wishing to attend. For further information contact John on 0438 320 634 or Matt on 0418 883 780.

2014 London Triathlon

When: 02 August 2014 09:30 PM -
@ Various locations around Ballarat

Saturday 2 August For the first time ever, a team outside the UK has been given the okay to participate in the world's biggest and most iconic event, the 2014 London Triathlon. Mitrofanoff Support Australia Team will participate alongside 3 teams in the UK representing The Parnell Fund and Mitrofanoff Support (UK). The MSA Ballarat team is headed by Greg Solomon, will complete the 1,500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run in the dead of night to participate at the same time as the three other London based teams. The UK Charity Team captains are pre-eminent British urology surgeons Mr Jeremy Ockrim, Mr Dan Wood and colorectal surgeon Mr Jonathan McCullough.

Ballarat Community Health Community Fair

When: 03 August 2014 10:00 AM - 03 August 2014 03:00 PM
@ Ballarat Community Health, 12 Lilburne St, Lucas

Sunday 3 August Celebrate the opening of the new Ballarat Community Health facility at Lucas. Fun for the whole family activities include free health checks, healthy food, try yoga tai chi and pilates and jumping castle. Tour the facilties and learn about health and wellbeing services. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5338 4500.

Truffles Made Easy

When: 03 August 2014 10:30 AM -
@ 50 Howards Rd, Wattle Flat

Sunday 3 August A one day cooking class with well-known local chef Peter Ford. Hunt for the elusive truffle with truffle dog Ella then learn how to cook simple dishes and get the most out of your truffles. You won’t leave hungry. Cost: $160.00. For further information contact 03 5334 5563.

Clunes Booktown Sunday Selection: Melinda Houston

When: 03 August 2014 02:00 PM -
@ The Warehouse, Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 3 August Melinda Houston will chat about Kat Jumps the Shark. After 20 years writing everything from local news to celebrity profiles and hundreds of book, film, food and bar reviews, Melinda Houston scored her own dream job—TV critic—in 2006. These days she contributes as a critic and columnist to most Fairfax newspapers and to radio 3AW and 2UE. Kat Jumps the Shark is a moving and at times hilarious tale about losing it all, only to find it again in the most unexpected place. Full of cheeky digs at television and celebrity culture, this fun-filled novel is for all readers. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0447 915 576.

A Humourous Look At Modern Life Talk With Kerry Cue

When: 05 August 2014 02:00 PM - 05 August 2014 03:00 PM
@ Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesday 5 August Kerry Cue is on mission to destroy cliched thinking wherever it exists before it spreads and turns us all into boring little robotic clones incapable of thinking of ourselves. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 53338 6650.

Pyrenees Movie Club

When: 05 August 2014 07:30 PM -
@ Beaufort Community Resource Centre, Neill St, Beaufort

Tuesday 5 August 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.

Royal South Street Pianoforte Competitions

When: 06 August 2014 - 08 August 2014
@ Anglican Diocesan Centre, 49 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 August The Anglican Diocesan will be filled with the beautiful sounds of the piano throughout the three days of competition. Come along and enjoy competitors of all ages compete solo and duo sections. Cost: Various

Arts Academy, Federation University Art Insight Talk: Steaphan Paton

When: 06 August 2014 12:30 PM - 06 August 2014 01:30 PM
@ Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Old Law Courts Building, Camp St, Ballarat

Wednesday 6 August Steaphan Paton is a finalist in the forthcoming 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards to be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. He is a member and traditional owner of the Gunai and Monaro nations and grew up in Gippsland. Steaphan's work is informed by his interest in the environment, anthropology, archaeology and traditional stories that make up our past, present and future. His practice explores Indigenous histories and colonial relations and, while the issues are serious, there is generally an underlying humour or statement in most of his work. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

Ballarat Hospice Care Movie Night

When: 07 August 2014 06:30 PM -
@ Regent Cinemas, 49 Lydiard Street Nth, Ballarat

Thursday 7 August A screening of the movie And So It Goes. It's a major fundraiser for Ballarat Hospice Care. And So It Goes is a romantic comedy drama starring Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Sterling Jerins. It's directed by Rob Reiner and written by Mark Andrus. Raffles, auctions and prizes. MC is Paul 'PT' Taylor. Collect tickets from 312 Drummond St South, no sales on the night. All proceeds support Ballarat Hospice. Cost: Adult: $20.00, For further information contact on 03 5333 1118.

August Green Drinks

When: 07 August 2014 07:00 PM - 07 August 2014 09:00 PM
@ Mr Rede, 203 Dana St, Ballarat

Thursday 7 August Ballarat Green Drinks for August we welcome Talina Edwards. She is a director of local Architectural Practice, Talina Edwards Architecture: elemental design to present. Talina was a Melbourne lass, but now calls Ballarat home, along with her partner and two-spirited young lads. She established her practice when relocating here, and regularly blogs about her passion for sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact Micah on 0407 060 108 or via email: ballaratgreendrinks@hotmail.com.

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: Neil Leckie

When: 08 August 2014 05:00 PM - 08 August 2014 06:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 8 August Neil Leckie, recently retired Building Supervisor of the BMI and a well known ex military man, will speak on “1914: Australia’s Preparedness for War”. In early August 1914 war between England and Germany was imminent. On hearing that Canada was prepared to offer 30,000 men to support Britain in its endeavours to conquer the enemy, on 3rd August Australia also agreed to send its Navy and a force of 20,000 men. On the 4th August, 1914 Britain declared war on Germany/Austria and, for the Empire, the Great War had begun. Cost: Members: $6.00 or Non-members: $10.00 which includes refreshments. For further information contact 03 5331 3042.

Ballan Farmers Market

When: 09 August 2014 09:00 AM - 09 August 2014 01:00 PM
@ Mill Cottage, 96 Inglis St, Ballan

Saturday 9 August Ballan is a picturesque regional town set in volcanic plains between Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat. Proud local produce. For further information contact Michelle on 0498 361 291.

Royal South Street Celebrating Chopin Competition

When: 09 August 2014 10:00 AM - 09 August 2014 05:00 PM
@ Oddie Gallery, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 9 August The Art Gallery of Ballarat will once again host a section of the Royal South Street Society’s annual competitions, as pianists battle it out for the honour of winning the Royal South Street Society’s Chopin competition. Cost: Various. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Ballarat Bloggers Knowledge Hub

When: 09 August 2014 01:15 PM - 09 August 2014 04:30 PM
@ The Lake View Hotel, 22 Wendouree Pde, Lake Wendouree

Saturday 9 August We invite you to our very first knowledge hub, for a fun and interactive session of presentations, discussions and networking with new and successful bloggers alike from Ballarat and surrounding areas. Learn how to connect with your audience, reach more readers and make money from your passion. The panel includes Dorothy Krajewski Content & SEO, Brigid O'Carroll Walsh Not for profit, Rachel Kinscher Marketing Strategy and Louise Jones Post Anatomy. Cost: $15.00. Please book at the below link. For further information contact Louise on 0409 943 862 or via email: louisebusija@hotmail.com.
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M.A.D.E for Movies: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

When: 10 August 2014 02:00 PM - 10 August 2014 03:30 PM
@ Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat

Sunday 10 August Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. Cost: Adult: $10.00, Concession: $7.00. For further information contact 1800 287 113.

Royal South Street Speech and Drama Competition

When: 11 August 2014 - 14 August 2014
@ Anglican Diocesan Centre, 49 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Monday 11 to Thursday 14 August Come along and enjoy competitors of all ages compete in sections such as prepared speeches, improvisation, recitation and poetry. Cost: Various.

Arts Academy, Federation University Art Insight Talk: Moya McKenna

When: 13 August 2014 12:30 PM - 13 August 2014 01:30 PM
@ Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Old Law Courts Building, Camp St, Ballarat

Wednesday 13 August Moya McKenna is a Melbourne-based painter whose work was included in the recent Melbourne Now exhibition at the NGV. She has exhibited in a number of major group exhibitions include at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, in 2008 and 2009; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, in 2010; and Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, in 2011. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

Ballarat Small Businesses Mentoring Evening

When: 13 August 2014 06:00 PM -
@ Golden City Hotel, 427 Sturt St, Ballarat

Wednesday 13 August Come and meet other people in the business world and share your ideas as well as hear some ideas, tips and hints from other like minded people. Cost: Free. For further information contact Sandra on 0407 873 068.

Aussie Rules Film Premiere

When: 13 August 2014 06:30 PM -
@ Regent Cinemas, 49 Lydiard Street Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 13 August Join us for the Ballarat Premiere for the film Aussie Rules The World. This special event includes a Q+A with the Director Michael S McIntyre. Aussie Rules The World follows AFL superstar Brett Kirk on an international mission to save the game. Narrated by award winning actor David Wenham – the film uncovers people’s passion for footy in unexpected corners of the globe. Footy will never be the same! Cost: Adult: $20.00, Concession: $15.00. For further information contact 02 9386 5152 or via email: admin@indievillage.org.

Diabetes Australia Ballarat Family Support Group

When: 14 August 2014 04:30 PM - 14 August 2014 06:30 PM
@ Lederman Hall, Ballarat Health Services, Queen Elizabeth Centre, 102 Ascot St Sth, Ballarat

Thursday 14 August The Ballarat Family Support Group provides support for families with children living with Type 1 diabetes. They get together to share experiences, make new friends and learn from health professionals in the Ballarat area. Tea, coffee and snacks provided. Cost: Free. For further information contact Joanne or Shona on 03 5320 6979 or 0408 129 276 or via email: diabeteseducator@bhs.org.au.

Revealing the Cosmos Lecture

When: 14 August 2014 06:00 PM -
@ Ballarat Municipal Observatory, Cnr Cobden & Magpie Sts, Mt Pleasant

Thursday 14 August Each one hour lecture aims to simplify various developments in scientific research – from the mysteries of our Galaxy to shape and size of the Universe, what the Universe is made of and beyond! Assumes no prior knowledge of science and mathematics, just an open mind! Bookings essential. Cost: $10.00 includes nibbles & a glass of wine (soft drink for kids). For further information contact 03 5332 7526.

Mindfulness Lecture With Dr Craig Hassed

When: 15 August 2014 12:00 PM - 15 August 2014 01:00 PM
@ Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 15 August This public lecture will explore the science, philosophy and practice of mindfulness across a wide variety of settings including mental and physical health, ageing, relationships and education. Cost: Free. RSVP by Monday 11 August contact Simone on 03 5320 8614.

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: Stuart McKenzie

When: 15 August 2014 05:00 PM - 15 August 2014 06:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 15 August Stuart McKenzie will regale everyone with tales of Scottish Whiskey with Would You Like Ice in your Whiskey? Or perhaps, he will tell us more about the Scottish born James Harrison who was a 19th century inventor of refrigeration. Mr Harrison was also the founding editor of the Geelong Advertiser. Stuart McKenzie’s talk traces Mr Harrison’s scientific career from evening classes in science in Glasgow through to his development in ice making and refrigeration in Geelong. His systems led to successfully transporting frozen meats to the U.K. Cost: Members: $6.00 or Non-members: $10.00 which includes refreshments. For further information contact 03 5331 3042.

Creswick Theatre Company Movie Night

When: 15 August 2014 07:30 PM -
@ Creswick Courthouse Theatre, Raglan St, Creswick

Friday 15 August Creswick Theatre Company presents "Millions". It's a 2004 British comedy-drama film directed by Danny Boyle. Stars Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon and James Nesbitt. Tea and coffee provided. BYO supper if desired. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact 03 5345 2444.

Irresistible Conference For Women

When: 15 August 2014 07:30 PM - 16 August 2014 07:30 PM
@ City Church Ballarat, 65 Albert St, Sebastopol

Friday 15 and Saturday 16 August The City Women Team invite you to discover the 'Irrestible' woman that you are and to be encouraged at a weekend of friendship and fun. Featuring entertaining and inspiraing counsellor and life coach, Peta Soorka and international acclaimeed speak with of humour Ps Lyn Tobin. Cost: $50.00, Concession: $45.00 which includes morning tea and lunch. To register and for further information contact 03 5336 1166 or via email: office@citychurchballarat.com

Athletics Victoria 15km Road Race

When: 16 August 2014 -
@ Lake Wendouree, Wendouree Pde, Ballarat

Saturday 16 August Lake Wendouree will provide the back drop for this fast paced 15km run for senior athletes and a 5km run for junior athletes. This event is run by Athletics Victoria and encourages athletes to get out of the city and experience athletics regardless of their level. Cost: Spectators Free.

CRESWICK MARKET

When: 16 August 2014 09:00 AM - 16 August 2014 01:00 PM
@ Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria St, Creswick

Saturday 16 August Located in the picturesque and historic township of Creswick, just 20 minutes to either Ballarat or Daylesford. The market is a great day out for the whole family - Bring the kids and your four-footed friends - you're all welcome. Free live music and more than 80 specialist boutique sites, offering a variety of unique handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies, something for everyone. Talk directly to producers and designers, learn about the ingredients and processes that brought the item to you. The market features: gourmet take away food and great coffee; live music; kids entertainment and playground; beautiful gardens to relax in; historic township to explore; hand made arts, crafts, jewellery, clothes, home grown fruit, vegetables, plants and other produce. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5345 2356.

Pyrenees Movie Club

When: 17 August 2014 03:00 PM -
@ Beaufort Community Resource Centre, Neill St, Beaufort

Sunday 17 August 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.

Royal South Street Classical Vocal Competition

When: 19 August 2014 -
@ Anglican Diocesan Centre, 49 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Tuesday 19 August Enjoy competitors of all ages sing in classical vocal sections of our competitions. Cost: Various.

Victorian Schools Cycling Championships

When: 20 August 2014 09:00 AM - 20 August 2014 03:30 PM
@ Victoria Park, Cnr Sturt & Gillies Sts, Ballarat

Wednesday 20 August This year the Victorian Schools Cycling Championships (VSCC) Road Series returns to Victoria Park. The VSCC road championships are for students aged 10-18, and students ride in categories determined by age group (JR13, 15, 17 & 19), gender and whether or not they are a club member. The top three students from each category qualify for the State Final that will be held in Ballarat in conjunction with the Tour of the Goldfields in October. Cost: Free.

Arts Academy, Federation University Art Insight Talk: Paul Croft

When: 20 August 2014 12:30 PM - 20 August 2014 01:30 PM
@ Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Old Law Courts Building, Camp St, Ballarat

Wednesday 20 August Paul Croft qualified as Master Printer from the world-renowned Tamarind Institute of Lithography in 1996. His research and practice as an artist, printmaker and collaborating printer has culminated in the publication of two books on Stone Lithography and Plate Lithography in 2001 and 2003. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University in Wales and is currently Artist in Residence here at the Federation University Arts Academy. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

The Hundred Foot Journey Film Screening

When: 20 August 2014 06:30 PM -
@ Regent Cinemas, 49 Lydiard Street Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 20 August The Civic Hall is now approaching its 58th birthday. It was opened grandly with a community concert on 20 August 1956, followed by further concerts and balls. With the hall still closed, the grass-roots community group, Save Civic Hall will celebrate the event more modestly with a fund-raiser film at the Regent Cinema. “The Hundred Foot Journey” is a film about an Indian family who move to France and open an eatery across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory. It is a PG rated drama starring Helen Mirren and based on the acclaimed book by Richard Morais. Tickets: $15.00. For further information contact Peter on 0411 120 733 or via email: aussie_rambo@hotmail.com.

Royal South Street Herald Sun Aria

When: 22 August 2014 - 23 August 2014
@ Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Friday 22 to Saturday 23 August The world renowned Herald Sun Aria heats and semifinal will again take place as part of the Royal South Street Competitions. The winner will receive a $22,000 scholarship for overseas tuition and travel. Cost: Various.

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: Andrew Miller

When: 22 August 2014 05:00 PM - 22 August 2014 06:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 22 August Andrew Miller, Board member of the BMI, has been a passionate advocate for the people living in Timor Leste. His topic is on Ballarat’s Youth Arts Partnership with Ainaro, Timor Leste. Ballarat recently marked the 10th anniversary of its friendship with Ainaro in Timore Leste. During these ten years many projects have been shared across education, health, midwifery, traditional music, theatre and sport. A youth arts partnership has recently developed strong foundations leading to a better understanding of the challenges young people face in Ainaro in Timore Leste. Cost: Members: $6.00 or Non-members: $10.00 which includes refreshments. For further information contact 03 5331 3042.

The Dalwhinnie Long lunch

When: 23 August 2014 12:30 PM -
@ Dalwhinnie Vineyard, 448 Taltarni Rd, Moonambel

Saturday 23 August Join us for a slow food lunch in the winery with guest chef Brigitte Hafner from Gertrude Street Enoteca. Winemaker David Jones will select a range of old and new vintage Dalwhinnie wines from the cellar to compliment the stunning food presented. Don’t miss out places are limited! Cost: $160.00. For further information contact 03 5467 2388.

The New Mama Wellness Expo

When: 23 August 2014 01:30 PM -
@ The Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 23 August The New Mama Wellness Expo is the #1 event for Ballarat's new mothers and mothers to be. Discover ways to be supported during your postnatal period so you can be the best mum you can be and enjoy one of the most special times of your life to the fullest. We have an amazing line up of local experts ready to impart their wisdom on you. After each speaker presents you will have to opportunity to meet then one on one, ask questions and get involved in demonstrations. Cost: $7.50 from Her Majesty's Theatre.

‘Cursed’ Zombie Outbreak

When: 23 August 2014 07:00 PM -
@ Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek

Saturday 23 August Luanda the witch has cast a spell over Kryal Castle deeming all inhabitants to suffer from starvation. Yet those who fall stay cold for only a short while rise again with a hunger of flesh. Search the Castle and solve riddles to make the antidote. Stay clear of the cursed as they will infect any and all survivors who dwell too long. The flesh is their favour so save your own skin. Are you brave enough? We recommend ages 16 and up. Patrons 15 and under must bring a guardian. Cost: $79.00. For further information contact 03 5334 7388.

Royal South Street City of Ballarat Choral Contest

When: 24 August 2014 - 26 August 2014
@ Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 August Primary and Secondary school students display their vocal talents on stage during the City of Ballarat Choral Contest. Enjoy a variety of different choral sections including small choral groups, choral standard section and the very popular show performance choirs inspired by the hit TV series ‘Glee’. Cost: Various.

Ballarat Writers August Readings: Wendy J Dunn

When: 24 August 2014 02:00 PM - 24 August 2014 04:00 PM
@ Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat

Sunday 24 August Wendy will read and discuss her historical fiction book Dear Heart, How Like You This?. A woman who sees her destiny as England‘s Queen… A King who destroys what he no longer wants… A poet’s brave and enduring love… Wendy J Dunn is a writer obsessed by Tudor history and Medieval Castile. Wendy is currently working on her PhD in writing. Cost: Member: $5.00, Non-member: $7.00. non-members For further information contact via email: info@ballaratwriters.com.

Arts Academy, Federation University Art Insight Talk: Georgia MacGuire

When: 27 August 2014 10:30 AM - 27 August 2014 11:30 AM
@ Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Old Law Courts Building, Camp St, Ballarat

Wednesday 27 August Georgia MacGuire is a finalist in the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Her multi-disciplinary practice is derivative of a postcolonial feminist perspective, and is driven by a desire to communicate her experiences of the human condition. More specifically Georgia’s work currently focuses on exploring the ownership of the identity of contemporary Aboriginal women and how the male colonial gaze impacts on the Indigenous female sense of self. She has a preference for the figurative and the incorporation of natural fibres, which are indicative of her cultural heritage. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: Dr. Anne Beggs-Sunter

When: 29 August 2014 05:00 PM - 29 August 2014 06:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 29 August Dr. Anne Beggs-Sunter BA Dip. Ed. MA. PhD, Lecturer in History & Heritage at Federation University has a prodigious knowledge of local history, from Eureka to the heritage conservation of Ballarat. In From Alfred Hall to Coliseum to Civic Hall, and where to next? Ms Beggs-Sunter examines how our community halls have been constructed, used and perceived by the Ballarat community. Cost: Members: $6.00 or Non-members: $10.00 which includes refreshments. For further information contact 03 5331 3042.

Rock N Roll 60's Night

When: 30 August 2014 07:30 PM -
@ Victoria Bowling Club, 231 Victoria St, Ballarat

Saturday 30 August Ballarat Travellers Social Club Inc is holding their Annual Supper Dance Fundraiser to help raise much needed funds for Uniting Care Ballarat "Emergency Relief Program". Theme and dress code (optional) will be Rock N' Roll 60's Night. Music by Mantel. BYO Supper. Raffles, Silent Auction, Door and Spot Prizes to be win. Cost: $25.00. For further information contact Cherie on 03 5335 6588 or 0429 193 415 or Judy or 03 5335 7458 or 0408 034 775.

BRMC Life's Journey Bishops Talk

When: 04 September 2014 07:00 PM -
@ Mr Rede, 203 Dana St, Ballarat

Thursday 4 September Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council presents an interesting evening with two Ballarat Bishops share their thoughts and experiences throughout life. Bishops Garry Wetherill and Bishop Paul Bird will be discussing their "Life's Journey". Lucky Draw. Complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival. Cost: $25.00 which includes supper. Entrance by ticket only. RSVP by Monday 25 August. For bookings and further information contact Georgia on 03 5335 7937 or 0408 109 471.

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: Danny Spooner

When: 05 September 2014 05:00 PM - 05 September 2014 06:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 5 September A rousing finale to the second season of Twilight Talks with Danny Spooner delighting us with Gorgeous Game Girls. Songs of some Feisty Girls through History! Not to be missed. Cost: Members: $6.00 or Non-members: $10.00 which includes refreshments. For further information contact 03 5331 3042.

mechanica car & bike show

When: 06 September 2014 09:00 AM - 07 September 2014 04:00 PM
@ Ballarat Exhibition Centre, 501 Dowling St, Wendouree

Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 September Mechanica is an indoor car & bike show, held across the Father's Day weekend. It is open to any vehicle of interest. Club cars include hot rods, muscle cars, street machines, motorcycles and restored vehicles. Cost: $10.00, Children under 16: Free. For further information contact 0457 870 222.

Concert in Oz for a Cause

When: 06 September 2014 07:00 PM - 06 September 2014 09:30 PM
@ one2one Church of Christ, 121 Gillies St Sth, Ballarat

Saturday 6 September Ballarat Covenant Community Fellowship in partnership with the Filipino/Australian Association of Ballarat Inc and one2one Church of Christ present Concert in Oz for a Cause, a musical event for the Typhoon Haiyan Survivors. Tickets: $20.00. For further information contact 0405 115 536 or 0412 715 121.

Clunes Booktown Sunday Selection: Phillip Taylor

When: 07 September 2014 02:00 PM -
@ The Warehouse, Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 7 September Phillip Taylor will chat about High on Hawthorn: the road to the 2013 premiership. Phillip Taylor has supported Hawthorn for 45 years, picking the brown-and-gold jumper out of a line-up at a sports store in 1969 – a decision that not only attests to his heightened sense of fashion, but also proved somewhat prescient. He was at the MCG in 1971 when the Hawks won the premiership, and has now seen Hawthorn compete in 15 Grand Finals, winning 10 of them. From the public bar to the members’ pocket at the MCG, High on Hawthorn is the definitive record of Hawthorn’s 2013 premiership campaign, celebrating the AFL’s latest (brown and) golden era. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0447 915 576.

Some Shorter Than Others Book Launch

When: 07 September 2014 02:00 PM - 07 September 2014 03:00 PM
@ Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Sunday 7 September Neville Hiatt new book "Some Shorter Than Others" will be celebrating its launch. It's a collection of 12 short stories for the young and young at heart. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5338 6800.

The Designer Craft Market @ Buninyong

When: 13 September 2014 09:00 AM - 13 September 2014 02:00 PM
@ Buninyong Town Hall, Learmonth St, Buninyong

Saturday 13 September The Designer Craft Market @ Buninyong is an exciting new Market offering high-quality handcrafted items for sale to the Buninyong community by talented local and regional designers and artists. You are sure to find something delightful, full of that handmade goodness, bringing a family friendly shopping experience to lovers of beautifully unique treats and gifts. Cost: Gold coin donation for local organisation Support4Cancer are appreciated. For further information contact 0427 131 499.

Darn-Garrabeel: The White Swan with Deanne Gilson

When: 22 September 2014 10:00 AM - 22 September 2014 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Monday 22 September Workshop times: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm Suitable for ages 5 to 9. Learn how the white swan became white and how the black swans learnt to accept her being different. Make a 3D white swan from paper then paint and decorate her. Includes a tour of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards exhibition in which Deanne is a finalist. Cost: Single session: $15.00 per person, Gallery Member: $10.00 or Two-day session: $65.00, Gallery Member: $45.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Make a Wall Hanging with Melinda Muscat

When: 23 September 2014 10:00 AM - 23 September 2014 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesday 23 September Workshop times: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm Suitable for ages 7 to 12. Make your very own zany coloured artwork based on photos of animals, landscapes and birds, adding sticks, handmade beads, macramé and more. Hang it on the wall at home or give it to your friends or family. Cost: Single session: $15.00 per person, Gallery Member: $10.00 or Two-day session: $65.00, Gallery Member: $45.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Spring Mystery Box with Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling

When: 24 September 2014 10:00 AM - 24 September 2014 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 24 September Workshop times: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm Suitable for ages 5 to 9. Make your own artwork using a mystery box of ingredients. The contents will guide the creative process-the rest is only limited by your imagination. Cost: Single session: $15.00 per person, Gallery Member: $10.00 or Two-day session: $65.00, Gallery Member: $45.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Faces and Shapes with Kellie Maddaford and Finola Kennedy

When: 25 September 2014 10:00 AM - 25 September 2014 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Thursday 25 September Workshop times: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm Suitable for ages 3 to 5. Introduce your pre-schoolers to the Gallery's collection in a fun and friendly way. Children will explore the different galleries through colour recognition, group discussion and drawing activities, experiments with collage and colour matching. Cost: Single session: $15.00 per person, Gallery Member: $10.00 or Two-day session: $65.00, Gallery Member: $45.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Ballarat Writers September Readings: Eugenia Jenny Williams

When: 28 September 2014 02:00 PM - 28 September 2014 04:00 PM
@ Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat

Sunday 28 September Hear Eugenia Jenny Williams discuss her book Chessboard of Destiny. “Murderer! Murderer!” a woman screams… The accused old man denies but she insists he was a concentration camp commandant. Is he who she thinks he is? Can she prove his identity? Is it too late for him to be prosecuted? The memories of a young girl form the basis of this carefully plotted story of intrigue, love, deprivation and suffering… a chessboard of destiny! Cost: Member: $5.00, Non-member: $7.00. non-members For further information contact via email: info@ballaratwriters.com.

The Power of Culture with Carla Maxwell

When: 29 September 2014 10:00 AM - 29 September 2014 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Monday 29 September Workshop times: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm Suitable for ages 7 to 12. Create a flying angel puppet that flaps its wings, inspired by Flying Angels 2006 by Indonesian artist Heri Dono's, an installation of nine angels with elaborate headdresses, impish faces, broad wings and red boots. Cost: Single session: $15.00 per person, Gallery Member: $10.00 or Two-day session: $65.00, Gallery Member: $45.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Multi-storey Tree Houses with Mark Maxwell

When: 30 September 2014 10:00 AM - 30 September 2014 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesday 30 September Workshop times: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm Suitable for ages 7 to 12. Have you read the Magic Faraway Treeor Andy Griffin's13-Storey Tree House? Build your own miniature tree house including pulleys , lifts and a catapult! Will you pass the earth-tremor test? Cost: Single session: $15.00 per person, Gallery Member: $10.00 or Two-day session: $65.00, Gallery Member: $45.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Secret Kids' Business with Chris Ellis

When: 01 October 2014 10:00 AM - 01 October 2014 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 1 October Workshop times: 10.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 3.00pm Suitable for ages 5 to 9. Create secret artwork that appears from nowhere and that only you know how to do! Learn the magic of pastel scratch drawings, magic texta art and mysterious invisible pictures. Cost: Single session: $15.00 per person, Gallery Member: $10.00 or Two-day session: $65.00, Gallery Member: $45.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Make your own Mokuhanga (Woodblock Print) with Terry McKenna (Two-day workshop)

When: 02 October 2014 10:00 AM - 03 October 2014 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Thursday 2 to Friday 3 October Suitable for ages 10 to 16. Learn the amazing water-based Japanese woodblock printing technique, using simple, traditional Japanese tools and methods, based on your own image. You will produce one or two prints in this two day workshop. (BYO lunch, no nuts please). Cost: Single session: $15.00 per person, Gallery Member: $10.00 or Two-day session: $65.00, Gallery Member: $45.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Black Tie Gala Ball

When: 04 October 2014 07:00 PM -
@ Princess Room, Craigs Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Saturday 4 October Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council presents a Black Tie Gala Ball. Dress is strictly black tie and long or cocktail dress. MC will be Doug Sarah and dance to the music of Barry Currie and Friends. Lucky Draws and entrance prize. Complimentary drink and savouries on arrival, two course meal and complimentary bottle of red and white wine per table. Drinks at bar prices. Cost: $80.00 per person. RSVP by Monday 29 September. For bookings and further information contact Georgina on 03 5335 7937 or 0408 109 471.

Clunes Booktown Sunday Selection: Craig Sherborne

When: 05 October 2014 02:00 PM -
@ The Warehouse, Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 5 October Craig Sherborne will chat about Tree Palace. Released in March, 2014, Craig Sherborne’s second novel is a revelation—an affecting story of family and rural life. Craig Sherborne’s memoir Hoi Polloi (2005) was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s and Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The follow-up, Muck (2007), won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. Craig’s first novel, The Amateur Science of Love, won the Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award, and was shortlisted for a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and a NSW Premier’s Literary Award. Craig has also written two volumes of poetry, Bullion (1995) and Necessary Evil (2005), and a verse drama, Look at Everything Twice for Me (1999). His writing has appeared in most of Australia’s literary journals and anthologies. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0447 915 576.

Buninyong Good Life Festival

When: 26 October 2014 09:00 AM - 26 October 2014 04:00 PM
@ Uniting Church Grounds, Midland Hwy, Buninyong

Sunday 26 October The Buninyong Good Life Festival is a community focused annual celebration of ideas, interests and what it means to live The Good Life! It aims to promote awareness of DonateLife Victoria while encouraging and supporting other local causes. With a focus on health, the 2014 festival will once again be organising The King Of The Mountain Fun Run/Walk as well as incorporating a Health Hub and other interactive activities. The festival is a free family fun day full of entertainment, market stalls, children’s precinct with pantomime performances and craft activities and much, much more - something for everyone! Cost: Free. For further information contact 0408 116 202.

Ballarat Writers October Readings: Paddy O’Reilly

When: 26 October 2014 02:00 PM - 26 October 2014 04:00 PM
@ Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat

Sunday 26 October Join us as we welcome popular author of The Fine Colour of Rust, The End of the World and The Factory Paddy O’Reilly as she offers insights on writing and talks about her latest novel, The Wonders. ColourOfRustPaddy O’Reilly’s novel The Fine Colour of Rust was released in 2012 in Australia, the UK and the USA and was shortlisted for the ASAL Gold Medal. Her short story collection The End of the World (UQP) was published to critical acclaim and won a number of national and international story awards including ‘The Age’, the ‘Judah Waten’, ‘Zoetrope All-Story’ (USA) and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation (UK). The End of the World was chosen as one of the year’s best books in various publications from Australian Book Review to The Financial Review. It was shortlisted in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Paddy’s debut novel, The Factory, was also in the best books of the year lists in Australian Book Review and the Sydney Morning Herald and was Highly Commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award for Fiction. It was broadcast in fifteen episodes as the ABC Radio National Book Reading during July 2009. Cost: Member: $5.00, Non-member: $7.00. non-members For further information contact via email: info@ballaratwriters.com.

Making a Difference Gala Ball

When: 01 November 2014 06:00 PM -
@ Ballarat Lodge & Convention Centre, Main Rd, Ballarat

Saturday 1 November The event will be a formal evening consisting of red carpet arrivals between from 6:00pm with canapés and drinks followed by dinner and drinks. entertaining live band After Five, 'Picture This’ photo booth, fast paced live auction conducted by Ballarat Real Estate, a silent auction, mystery balloon sales and an event gift bag for every guest. Funds raised supporting the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. Tickets: $110.00 per person. Please book at the below link. For further information contact Alicia on 0407 808 713.
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St Michael's Primary School Fete

When: 02 November 2014 09:30 AM - 02 November 2014 03:00 PM
@ St Michael's Primary School, 29 Smith St, Daylesford

Sunday 2 November This year's Theme is Good 'Ol Country ('n Western) Fair. Grab your cowboy boots and hat... and come along for a bootscooting fun day! FOR KIDS: Pony rides, Petting zoo, jumping castle, bucking bull ride, side show alley, face painting, bootscooting, lucky dip, potato sack races and so much more! FOR GROWN-UPS: Great stalls (cakes and produce, plants, books, quality 2nd hand clothes, trash and treasure), BBQ, real coffee, Country band, great prizes (silent auction, spinning wheel, pony pat lotto), farming displays and a bucking bull ride. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5348 1261.

Buddha Bubbles Trivia Night

When: 15 November 2014 07:00 PM -
@ Brown Hill Hall, Humffray St North, Ballarat

Saturday 15 November The Buddha Bubbles Relay for Life team are holding a Trivia with a Twist night to raise money for Relay for Life. BYO drinks and nibbles. Cost: $15.00 per head. Discount: Book a full table for $100.00, save $20.00. For bookings and further information contact Faye on 0419 343 279.

Vincent St Makers Market

When: 16 November 2014 10:00 AM -
@ Daylesford Town Hall, 76 Vincent St, Daylesford

Sunday 16 November Daylesford's newest Handmade Boutique Makers Market. The Market is located inside Daylesford Town Hall in the main street of the beautiful township of Daylesford. Showcasing high quality unique and boutique handmade products by talented local and regional designers and artists. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0427 325 810.

Diabetes Australia Ballarat Family Support Group

When: 19 November 2014 04:30 PM - 19 November 2014 06:30 PM
@ Lederman Hall, Ballarat Health Services, Queen Elizabeth Centre, 102 Ascot St Sth, Ballarat

Wednesday 19 November The Ballarat Family Support Group provides support for families with children living with Type 1 diabetes. They get together to share experiences, make new friends and learn from health professionals in the Ballarat area. Tea, coffee and snacks provided. Cost: Free. For further information contact Joanne or Shona on 03 5320 6979 or 0408 129 276 or via email: diabeteseducator@bhs.org.au.

Clunes Booktown Sunday Selection: Clare Wright

When: 07 December 2014 02:00 PM -
@ The Warehouse, Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 7 December Clare Wright will chat about The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. Clare Wright is an historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her first book, Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia’s Female Publicans, garnered both critical and popular acclaim. She researched, wrote and presented the ABC television documentary Utopia Girls and is currently writing a four-part series to commemorate the centenary of WWI for ABC1. Groundbreaking, absorbing, crucially important — The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is the uncut story of the day the Australian people found their voice. It reveals the role the women of Ballarat played in the rebellion. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0447 915 576.

Mantel

When: 31 December 2014 07:30 PM -
@ Victoria Bowling Club, 231 Victoria St, Ballarat

Wednesday 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: $20.00 per person. For further information contact on 03 5331 1201 or 0438 393 580.