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Kryal Castle Easter Holiday Program

When: 28 March 2015 10:00 AM - 12 April 2015 04:00 PM
@ Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek

Saturday 28 March to Sunday 12 April Kryal Castle is celebrating Alice In Wonderland these Easter Holidays and Wonderland’s most magical characters will be there, including the Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit and of course, Alice herself. And to celebrate their arrival there are many special activities planned. Cost: Adult: $31.00, Concession: $25.00. For further information contact 03 5334 7388.

Fundraising BBQ for Childhood Cancer Research

When: 04 April 2015 08:30 AM - 04 April 2015 01:00 PM
@ Aldi, Creswick Rd, Ballarat

Saturday 4 April The Lions Club of Ballarat will be holding a BBQ. In aid of childhood cancer research. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact Bill on 0421 237 165.

Back Lake King Garden Open Day

When: 04 April 2015 10:00 AM - 05 April 2015 04:30 PM
@ 264 Wiggins Rd, Scotsburn

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April An extensive young rural garden at the foot of Mount Buninyong, which reflects it’s time and place. Featuring a mix of exotic and indigenous plants selected for toughness, low maintenance and seasonal interest. Local volcanic rock has been used for dry-stone walls and as sculptural elements. Orchard, vegetable garden, sculptures, birds and a lake add to the picturesque outlook. Cost: $10.00. Under 18: Free. For further information contact 03 5427 1488.

Easter Saturday at the Creswick Woollen Mills

When: 04 April 2015 10:00 AM - 04 April 2015 03:00 PM
@ Creswick Woollen Mills, Railway Pde, Creswick

Saturday 4 April Easter Bunny will be visiting us at the Mill on Easter Saturday, handing out chocolate goodies. Come and grab a photo and a tasty chocolate delight. Kids can pat the bunnies and have a look at some tiny chicks. There is also free face painting. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5345 2202.

Mad Hatters with Carla Maxwell

When: 07 April 2015 10:00 AM - 07 April 2015 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesday 7 April Suitable for all ages. Get ready for the cooler months with an original hat designed by you, for you. Use a pattern and an array of amazing fabrics, create stripes, earflaps, pointy ends - it's your head so make sure it stays warm this year. BYO lunch - no nuts please. Cost: $35.00 per person, Gallery Member: $25.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Mokuhungu Japanese Wood Block Printing with Terry McKenna

When: 08 April 2015 10:00 AM - 09 April 2015 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 8 to Thursday 9 April Suitable for ages 10 to 16. In this two-day workshop learn this amazing water-based Japanese woodblock printing technique, using simple, traditional tools and methods. Using on your own image create one or two prints to take home with you. BYO lunch - no nuts please. Cost: $70.00 per person, Gallery Member: $50.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Art Gallery of Ballarat Art Insight Talk: Gordon Morrison

When: 08 April 2015 12:30 PM - 08 April 2015 01:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 8 April 'The iconography of the Digger' - Gallery Director Gordon Morrison, curator of the Australia at War exhibition, examines the evolution over the two World Wars of the image of ‘The Digger’ as an archetype for the Australian male. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

WRISC Meeting

When: 09 April 2015 04:00 PM -
@ Ballarat Grammar, Heinz Building, Enter via Gate D, 201 Forest St, Wendouree

Wednesday 9 April WRISC will be holding their meeting. Cost: Free. For further informaiton contact 03 5333 3666.

Plural = Mural with Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling

When: 10 April 2015 10:30 AM - 10 April 2015 03:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Friday 10 April Workshop times: 10.30am to 11.30am or 12.00pm to 1.00pm or 2.00pm to 3.00pm Suitable for ages 5 to 10. Make a mural, where collaboration, colour and creativity will be the key. Make your own work that is part of a much bigger picture - your artwork will be part of a mural which will be installed in the front window of the Art Gallery. Cost: $10.00 per person, Gallery Member: $8.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: Wayne Rigg

When: 10 April 2015 05:00 PM - 10 April 2015 06:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 10 April Wayne Rigg, CFA Aviation Officer who performs operational roles of Air Observer, Air Attack Supervisor, Air Operations Manager and State Aircraft Co-ordinator [State Control Centre] will describe the management and use of aircraft to assist in emergency management and fire-fighting in Victoria. Cost: Members: $6.00 or Non-members: $10.00 which includes refreshments. For further information contact 03 5331 3042.

Taste Ballarat

When: 10 April 2015 06:30 PM -
@ The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Friday 10 April It is a privilege to bring Taste Ballarat to the foodies of our region and to continue to promote clean eating, using local ingredients that benefit our environment, and strengthen community relationships and connections. This will consist of 8 small courses utilizing produce direct from the gardens of the region. Cost: $75.00. For further information contact 03 5333 4866.

U/18 National Basketball Championships

When: 11 April 2015 - 18 April 2015
@ Ballarat Minderdome Centre, Cnr Grevillea Rd & Dowling St, Wendouree

Saturday 11 to Saturday 18 April The U/18 Australian Junior Championships brings all states together for competition; this allows young basketballers the opportunity to play in an elite representing their state on the national stage. The championships are an important stepping stone in the career of Australian basketballers, with many of Australia’s best players taking park in the championships before going on to represent Australia at Olympic or World Championships level. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5338 2884.

Inside the Brick Fan Expo

When: 11 April 2015 09:00 AM - 12 April 2015 04:00 PM
@ Ballarat & District Trotting Club, Cnr Bell & Sutton Sts, Redan

Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 April 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. 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): $40.00, Door: $66.00, Children under 3: Free when accompanied by a Adult ticket holder. For further information contact via email: events@insidethebrick.com.

Rural Lifestyle Expo

When: 11 April 2015 09:30 AM - 11 April 2015 05:00 PM
@ Ballarat Showgrounds, Cnr Creswick Rd and Howitt St, Ballarat

Saturday 11 April The Rural Lifestyle Expo is back for a fourth year and it just keeps getting better. Hobby and lifestyle farmers can visit more than 200 exhibitors promoting an exciting array of goods and services including farm machinery and water tanks, rare breed animals and poultry, local providers, horticulture and a special feature of My Kitchen Rules. Cost: Adult: $10.00, Concession: $8.00. For further information contact 03 5338 1877.

Miners Rest Market & Book Fair

When: 12 April 2015 09:00 AM - 12 April 2015 01:00 PM
@ Miners Rest Community Hall, 8 Market St, Miners Rest

Sunday 12 April Come for a great 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.

Clunes Country Farmers Market

When: 12 April 2015 09:00 AM - 12 April 2015 02:00 PM
@ Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 12 April 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.

Honouring the Avenue

When: 12 April 2015 11:00 AM - 12 April 2015 04:00 PM
@ Remembrance Dve & Western Hwy Intersection, Balalrat

Sunday 12 April Witness the official reconnection of the Ballarat Avenue of Honour as part of the Australian and State government funded Western Highway project. Hear stories of services and sacrifice, and listen to live music until the late afternoon. See the commemorative on the overpass constructed as part of the Western Highway duplication. Food and drinks will be available to purchase onsite. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

ANZIF 2015 Conference

When: 13 April 2015 12:00 AM - 15 April 2015 12:00 AM
@ Novotel Forest Resort, 1500 Midland Hwy, Creswick

Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 April The conference will be a major part of celebration for the IFA’s 80th anniversary. The theme of the conference is “Beyond Tenure: managing forests across the landscape”. Forests and trees provide many benefits for the community: water, biodiversity conservation, scenic values and many more. We all share a common interest in the good management of our forest and tree resources. The sessions for the conference have been chosen to present and discuss these challenges and provide a platform to launch a new era of forest management in Australasia. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5345 9600.

Let's Talk Poetry with Barry Breen

When: 14 April 2015 12:30 PM - 14 April 2015 01:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesday 14 April Local poet Barry Breen leads this monthly discussion about some of his favourite poets and poetry. This month, 'Come live with me', Barry looks at Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, William Shakespeare and Andrew Marvell and asks 'Were They Dirty Old Men, These Flirts From Way Back?' Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Ballarat JT Tournament

When: 15 April 2015 - 19 April 2015
@ Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre, 497 Dowling St, Wendouree

Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 April See the best junior talent from around the nation compete for over days in looking to become champion. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5338 1459.

Victorian Dance Festival

When: 17 April 2015 - 19 April 2015
@ Various locations around Ballarat

Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April At this prestigious Victorian Dance Festival you will experience an inspirational line up of Australia’s most influential Choreographers, Technicians and Dance Educators across a multitude of platforms. The festival caters for all Victorians and Dance enthusiasts including welcomed participants from all over the country and abroad. Under the Artistic Direction of Paul Malek the Victorian Dance Festival unities the dance community with the very best Australia has to offer. Cost: Free. For further information contact 1300 783 120.

Book Talk With Dave Morgan

When: 17 April 2015 02:00 PM - 17 April 2015 03:00 PM
@ Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Friday 17 April Dave Morgan's life has taken him from the jungles of Vietnam, and the terror of a young soldier fighting far from home, to exhilaration and isolation in Antarctica. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5338 6850.

Ballarat Mechanics Institute Twilight Talk: William (Bill) Lathrop

When: 17 April 2015 05:00 PM - 17 April 2015 06:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 17 April Bill Lathrop, with his wife Anni, donated the papers of Woodrow Wilson to the Ballarat Mechanics Institute’s Heritage Collection. Bill’s topic is ‘Meet Woodrow Wilson, an introduction’. Bill will review Woodrow Wilson’s biography and describe the context of his work, pointing out some of the major changes in domestic and foreign US policy and their relevance to Australia. Cost: Members: $6.00 or Non-members: $10.00 which includes refreshments. For further information contact 03 5331 3042.

Medieval Knights Royal Feast Dinner and Show

When: 17 April 2015 06:00 PM -
@ Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek

Friday 17 April “Welcome esteemed guests to the wedding of Prince Oliver and Princess Daffodil! It’s the event of a decade, the handsome Prince has wed his beautiful bride and the kingdoms rejoice! But things aren’t going completely to plan, watch on as an awkward family event evolves into an inevitable train wreck. An outright circus of disaster awaits you, and the sound track seems to be by a bad DJ from the 80’s”. Enjoy a beautiful 3 course medieval style feast while the events unfold on stage, but be warned, you may find yourself in the thick of it! Cost: Adult $79.00. For further information contact 03 5334 7388.

Creswick Theatre Company Movie Night

When: 17 April 2015 07:30 PM -
@ Creswick Courthouse Theatre, Raglan St, Creswick

Friday 17 April Creswick Theatre Company presents Raising Arizona. Tea and coffee provided. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact 03 5345 8280.

Ballarat Italian Association Bus Trip To Warrenmang Vineyard

When: 19 April 2015 10:00 AM - 19 April 2015 05:30 PM
@ Departs Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Sunday 19 April The Ballarat Italian Association has organised a bus trip to Warrenmang Vineyard. A three course meal is on offer. This will follow by a tour of the winery. Cost: Members: $35.00, Non-members: $45.00. For further information contact Evie on 0438 290 751.

Sunday Tapas

When: 19 April 2015 12:00 PM -
@ Michael Unwin Wines, 2 Racecourse Rd, Beaufort

Sunday 19 April You can enjoy seven delicious tapas dishes cooked by Sara matched with Mike’s very best wines, whilst having behind the scenes to our wine making cellar to see the 2015 Vintage in full swing. You will see grape processing, taste ferments in progress, and learn about the gentle art of turning top quality grapes into premium wines with one of our region’s most innovative and entertaining winemakers. Cost: $56.00. For further information contact 03 5349 2021.

Urban Viebez Fest

When: 19 April 2015 01:00 PM - 19 April 2015 10:00 PM
@ Ballarat Badminton Stadium, Dowling St, Wendouree

Sunday 19 April 10 love performances, 5 heavily skilled DJ’s and nine hours of entertainment, this urban festival bring a high standard of entertainment. We hope you are ready, as you are about to be urbanized with a handpicked selection of undeniable raw local, UK and U.S talent. Cost: $59.00. For further information contact 03 5339 4601.

Pyrenees Movie Club

When: 19 April 2015 03:00 PM -
@ Beaufort Community Resource Centre, Neill St, Beaufort

Sunday 19 April 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.

Fleur McDonald Book Talk

When: 20 April 2015 06:00 PM -
@ Collins Booksellers on Sturt, 222 Sturt St, Ballarat

Monday 20 April Come and join us to hear Fleur speak about her new novel Emerald Springs. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5331 7411.

Art Gallery of Ballarat Art Insight Talk: Ted Gott

When: 22 April 2015 12:30 PM - 22 April 2015 01:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 22 April 'Demonising the enemy' - Senior Curator, International Art at the NGV Dr Ted Gott talks about the image of the gorilla in wartime propaganda images, looking back to its use in evolution debates and forward to images of Hitler and Roosevelt. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Midsummer’s Dream - The Musical

When: 22 April 2015 08:00 PM - 02 May 2015 08:00 PM
@ Creswick Courthouse Theatre, Raglan St, Creswick

Wednesday 22 April to Saturday 2 May Based on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ this musical comedy is written and directed by Gary Gallagher. Featuring King Oberon and his Queen Titania, all the fairy folk and traditional favourites Puck and Bottom. Cost: $20.00 (BYO food and drinks, cabaret style). For further information contact 03 5345 8280.

Prevention & Cure of WorkCover Claims Workshop

When: 23 April 2015 08:30 AM -
@ Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St, Ballarat

Thursday 23 April Learn from an industry expert the ways in which successful companies avoid claims from the outset and the strategic tips and tricks used to reduce claims costs. Return to your workplace with the skills to influence positive change to reduce injuries and improve return to work outcomes. Cost: Free. Please book at the below link. For further information contact Vanessa 03 9981 9856 or 0430 820 978 or via email: vanessacariss@nabenet.com.au
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Barnett Cup

When: 24 April 2015 -
@ Various locations around Ballarat

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 April In its 39th year, the Ballarat SKINS tournament has developed from a regional competition to a State level event and hosts a number of honorary level Melbourne based clubs, Victorian State Junior Representative teams and many regional association teams and clubs. This event will showcase a high level of volleyball talent and give our State junior teams an opportunity to have a good competition before the Nationals. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 9794 0009.

Documentary Screening of Melbourne's Forgotten Railway

When: 24 April 2015 07:00 PM - 24 April 2015 08:00 PM
@ Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat

Friday 24 April The Outer Circle Line was built between 1888 and 1891, and ran a distance of about 20 kilometres between Oakleigh and Fairfield. It was designed to get goods trains from Gippsland into Spencer Street Station and bypass a privately-owned railway. Many of the engines and rolling stock used on the railway were manufactured in Ballarat at the Phoenix Foundry Company. The Phoenix Foundry built many locomotives for the Victorian Railways, and was one of around 40 foundries in Ballarat during Victoria’s heyday of manufacturing in the 1880s. But the short-lived Outer Circle Line failed in a dramatic way. Bureaucratic bungling and political corruption meant an enormous amount of taxpayers’ money was wasted. The fragmented railway was closed and re-opened a number of times with mixed success. Today’s Alamein line is the only surviving section of the Outer Circle, which once traversed Camberwell, Balwyn, Deepdene, East Kew and the Chandler Highway Bridge. The event will conclude with a Q&A with producer Ron Killeen. Cost: $13.95 plus booking fee. Please book at the below link. For further information contact 03 9859 5844.
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Murder Mystery Night: “A Knight To Die For”

When: 24 April 2015 07:45 PM -
@ Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek

Friday 24 April Journey throughout the Kryal Castle walls to question suspects, discover clues and assist the High Inquisitor and solve the murder before the evidence runs cold. Murder Mystery Nights include a 3-course dinner & glass of mead on arrival. Cost: $79.00. For further information contact 03 5334 7388.

That Sugar Film Screening With Q&A Session

When: 24 April 2015 08:00 PM -
@ Daylesford Cinema, Shop 20, Rex Arcade 47 Vincent St Daylesford,

Monday 30 March That Sugar Film highlights one man’s journey to discover the truth about sugar. Actor and Director Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. An Q&A will follow the screening with Damon Gameau writer/director/producer of That Sugar Film. Cost: $16.00. Please book at the below link. For further information contact via email: glbusinessservices@gmail.com.
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City of Ballarat Anzac Day Dawn Service

When: 25 April 2015 05:45 AM -
@ The Arch of Victory, Remembrance Pde, Ballarat

Saturday 25 April Pay your respects at the dawn service on Anzac Day. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

Ballarat Anzac Day March

When: 25 April 2015 10:30 AM -
@ RSL, Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 25 April The Anzac day March will commence at the RSL in Lydiard St Nth and head towards the centopath in Sturt Street where the Ballarat Commemorative service and wreath-laying will occur. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

Avoca Shire Turf Club

When: 25 April 2015 11:00 AM -
@ Avoca Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Avoca

Saturday 25 April Kick back and relax with friends while enjoying a range of Pyrenees wines, beer, and food and fun activities. Come and enjoy country thoroughbred racing in all of its glory, as well as things for the kids including and petting zoo and costume races. Cost: $13.00. For further information contact 03 5465 3231.

Shelter with Mark Maxwell

When: 28 April 2015 04:00 PM -
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesdays 28 April to 16 June Suitable for all ages. Mongolian families live in circular, movable 'cloud houses'. Learn how to make your own cloud house, before undertaking a hands-on tour of houses around the world from barns to Indonesian bamboo homes. Create your own Zome, a structure made from unusual geometric shapes and then let your imagination go wild as you create your own fantasy shelter. Cost: $100.00, $80.00 for Gallery Members. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Realistic Drawing with Shane Boland

When: 29 April 2015 04:00 PM - 17 June 2015 05:15 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesdays, 29 April to 17 June Suitable for all ages 7 and over Improve your skills in drawing and illustration. Learn new tips on composition, tone, texture and perspective. Each week Shane will help you work on series of realistic drawings based on the Gallery building and collections. The skills you learn will help you create even better drawings at home and at school. Cost: $100.00, $80.00 for Gallery Members. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Paper Capers with Chris Ellis

When: 30 April 2015 04:00 PM - 18 June 2015 05:15 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Thursdays, 30 April to 18 June Suitable for all ages 7 and over Create amazing works of art every week using everyday paper. Japanese lampshades, decorative shoe boxes, upcycle school folders, make your own wallpaper friezes, wrapping paper and cards, papier maché plates - every week is a paper adventure. Cost: $100.00, $80.00 for Gallery Members. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Administrative Professionals Breakfast

When: 01 May 2015 06:45 AM -
@ Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St, Ballarat

Friday 1 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 guest speaker this year is Lisa Hayden, mother, blogger, survivor and business woman who will share her tale of determination, resilience and caring for yourself. With raffles, auctions and various other activities the morning promises to be highly entertaining! Cost: $40.00 per person. For further information contact 03 5331 5555.

CraftAlive

When: 01 May 2015 10:00 AM - 03 May 2015 05:00 PM
@ Ballarat Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 May CraftAlive annually brings together both talented interstate and local exhibitors, focusing on creative hand finished products, DIY products, craft supplies, homewares and creative workshops to inspire young and old. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5333 4242.

The Praire Dogs

When: 01 May 2015 07:30 PM - 01 May 2015 11:30 PM
@ Victorian Bowling Club, 231 Victoria St, Ballarat

Friday 1 May Come along and support a fundraiser for the community radio station Voice FM featuring The Praire Dogs. Members include Steve Plater, Marion Turner, Steve Menhennet and Darryl Weckert. Raffle and door prizes. BYO Supper. Tea and coffee supplied. Drinks at the bar prices. Cost: $15.00 per person. For further information contact on 03 5331 1201 or 0438 393 580.

St Patricks Annual Legends dinner

When: 02 May 2015 06:00 PM -
@ OCA Pavilion, St Patrick’s College, 1431 Sturt St, Ballarat

Saturday 2 May St Patrick’s College will honour the contributions of hundreds of Old Collegians to Australia’s war history with the launch of a new book and the induction of four new College Legends. To mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, the College has spent the past 18 months researching the lives of nearly 300 Old Collegians who fought in World War I. These biographies are being compiled into a commemorative book which will be launched at the College’s annual Legends dinner. The College will also host a memorial mass at 6.00pm. Tickets: $80.00. For further information contact Rachel 03 5322 4386 or via email: rbryant@stpats.vic.edu.au.

Nick Davies Talk

When: 06 May 2015 06:00 PM - 06 May 2015 07:00 PM
@ Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat

Wednesday 6 May In this special spotlight edition of the Fifth Estate, we will meet one of the most influential investigative journalists of our time. Nick Davies wrote more than 100 articles for the Guardian about scandalous crimes at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, which led to Britain’s Leveson Inquiry into the culture and practices of the press. He was also centrally involved in the publication of secret cables obtained by WikiLeaks. How has the media changed since the phone-hacking scandal and subsequent inquiry? What was it like to take on the most powerful media mogul in the world? And what is the future for newspapers, the internet and investigative journalism? Join Nick Davies and host Sally Warhaft for a unique insight into some of the most important stories about power, freedom and corruption in the 21st century. Nick Davies is the author of numerous award-winning books, including Hack Attack and Flat Earth News. He also teaches masterclasses on investigative journalism, writes feature films and makes TV documentaries. Cost: Free. Please book at the below link. For further information contact 1800 287 113.
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Let's Talk Poetry with Barry Breen

When: 12 May 2015 12:30 PM - 12 May 2015 01:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesday 12 May Local poet Barry Breen leads this monthly discussion about some of his favourite poets and poetry. This month Barry talks about some more Leonard Cohen lyrics, including 'Closing Time', 'Lady Midnight' and 'Tower of Song'. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Creswick Theatre Company Movie Night

When: 15 May 2015 07:30 PM -
@ Creswick Courthouse Theatre, Raglan St, Creswick

Friday 15 May Creswick Theatre Company presents Goodbye Lenin. Tea and coffee provided. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact 03 5345 8280.

World Sideshow Festival

When: 21 May 2015 07:30 PM - 23 May 2015 07:30 PM
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 May The Best sideshow artists gather together in ballarat to present five remarkable performances over one weekend. Sideshow used to be all the acts that didn’t fit into the circus. Sideshow was where you found the strange and unusual. These days sideshow has grown up a lot, it is still slightly strange and unusual but it is also fun, funny and friendly. Tickets: Five show pass: $120.00, Early bird pass: $100.00, Single ticket: $33.00. For further information contact Shep via email shep@worldsideshowfestival.com.

Make Cancer History Walk

When: 31 May 2015 12:00 PM -
@ Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St, Ballarat

Sunday 31 May A unique Sunday morning walk around Sovereign Hill to raise money for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. You can either participate in the 2 or 4 kilometre walk. Cost: Adult: $20.00, Child: $10.00 per child (under 15 years). Children under 5: Free. Cost includes entry to Sovereign Hill for the day on Sunday 26 May 2013 only. For further information contact 03 5337 1100.

Creswick Theatre Company Movie Night

When: 19 June 2015 07:30 PM -
@ Creswick Courthouse Theatre, Raglan St, Creswick

Friday 19 June Creswick Theatre Company presents Wills & Burke. Tea and coffee provided. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact 03 5345 8280.