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Printmaking (Lino) With Jimmy Pasakos

When: 16 July 2014 06:00 PM - 30 July 2014 09:00 PM
@ Federation University, Arts Academy, Camp St, Ballarat

Wednesdays for three weeks from 16 to 30 July A step by step introduction into Lino prints in a friendly studio atmosphere. Please bring the following items with you to each class - a sketchbook, pens/pencils and apron. Cost: $150.00. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

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.

Art Gallery of Ballarat Insight: Valda Catrice

When: 23 July 2014 12:30 PM - 23 July 2014 01:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 23 July Gallery Guide Valda Catrice talks about the life and work of Australian artist Violet Evangeline Teague (1872-1951), an accomplished and fashionable Melbourne-based painter, known especially for her portraits. She was wealthy enough to be able to choose her own subjects and experiment with different style - art was her life as well as her career. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

24 Hour Information Session

When: 23 July 2014 04:00 PM - 23 July 2014 05:00 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 23 July 24 Hour Experience Ballarat will engage local communities/community organisations with artists from all disciplines, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds to work in collaboration to create performance-based works providing a living documentary of contemporary Ballarat. 24 Hour Experience: Ballarat will come to life through a suite of 8–12 uniquely Ballarat stories told in uniquely Ballarat voices, each in an iconic Ballarat CBD setting. 24 Hour Experience: Ballarat is just that, too: it all happens over a 24-hour cycle, with the audience journeying from site to site and from story to story. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: deborahklein@ballarat.vic.gov.au.

Ballarat Arts Alive Annual General Meeting

When: 24 July 2014 07:00 PM -
@ Ballarat Mechanics' Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Thursday 24 July Ballarat Arts Alive invites all members and interested people to the AGM. Guest speaker will Emma Barrance. Light refreshments provided. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: info@baa.mx.

Haselgrove Food & Wine Dinner

When: 24 July 2014 07:00 PM -
@ The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Thursday 24 July How much of a foodie are you really?? Are you game to guess the components of each dish and the wines that accompany them? Includes 5 courses with wines included, and a discussion with a real character by the name of Syd Burnett, Haselgrove wine maker Ryan and Executive Chef Liam Downes. Cost: $115.00. For further information contact 03 5333 4866.

dress up trivia night and auction

When: 25 July 2014 06:30 PM -
@ Wendouree Recreation Reserve, Kurrajong St, Wendouree

Friday 25 July This year you have the option to wear a costume, any theme and you will receive $5.00 off your entry price if you do. Tables of 8. You can book a table or join one. BYO nibbles. Drinks at bar prices. Tickets: $15.00 or $10.00 if you wear a costume. For further information contact Vicki on 0409 053 401.

Giving Gold for Lou - Lou Quinn Ovarian Cancer Fund

When: 26 July 2014 10:00 AM - 26 July 2014 04:00 PM
@ Brown Hill Hall, Humffray St, Brown Hill

26 July Giving Gold for Lou Raffle & Undercover Market is aimed at increasing public awareness and knowledge of ovarian cancer plus any money raised is directed to ovarian cancer research. About 1,400 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia each year, tragically nearly 70% will die. Thirty three year old Lou Quinn was admitted to the Royal Women’s Hospital May 1st, 2013 complaining of mild abdominal pain and fatigue. Just 12 days later she died as a result of ovarian cancer. Market stalls include: 20 Undercover Market Stalls Children's Fun Corner, Handcrafts, Candles, Lucky Dips, Sausage Sizzle & Thermomix Hot Soup, Official Ovarian Cancer Merchandise, Hand Turned Wooden Bowls, Teal Nail Art, Face Painting, Book & Jumble Sale, Apron Parade, Henna Tattoos Refreshments available and much more. For further information contact 0478 435 728.

Sewing Class

When: 26 July 2014 10:00 AM - 26 July 2014 04:00 PM
@ The Cotton Factory, 128 Clyde St, Soliders Hill

Saturday 26 July Learn to make purses with a metal frame, with International Teacher and Designer, Nicole Mallalieu. Cost: $140.00. For further information contact 0434 600 817.

Melbourne to Ballarat

When: 26 July 2014 11:00 AM -
@ BP Service Station Rockbank and finish at Kryal Castle

Saturday 26 July The Melbourne to Ballarat Classic is Australia’s oldest handicap open road race, and the 98 kilometre race from Rockbank to Ballarat is considered one of the toughest courses on the Australian Cycling calendar. Participant categories include: Elite Masters, Under 19 in Men’s and Women’s. Cost: Spectators Free. For further information contact 0400 332 209.

Murder Mystery Night - ‘A NIGHT TO DIE FOR’

When: 26 July 2014 06:00 PM -
@ Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek

Saturday 26 July It’s the night before the Marriage of Kryal and Hollum and a prophecy by the Wizard of the realm has been foretold… While the Kingdom enjoys a pre-wedding celebration they learn the shocking news that the Bride to be has been found dead. While the Murderer is still at large who is safe from the Kryal Killer? Journey throughout the Castle walls to question suspects, discover clues and assist the High Inquisitor before the evidence runs cold. Everyone is guilty until proven innocent…. Leave no stone unturned and solve the crime as quickly as you can, as the murderer might strike again…. In a seemingly peaceful land, everyone has a motive (including the King and Queen) and listen closely as the Castle wall’s might ‘whisper’ something themselves. What was the Wizards prophecy? Will both Kingdoms still unite? Where do the hearts of the Subjects truly lie? …. Stay close to your loved ones as if you are too close to discovery, we may be investigating your death next! Murder Mystery Night includes a 3-course dinner & glass of mead on arrival. Cost: $79.00. For further information contact 03 5334 7388.

The Big Irish Hooley

When: 26 July 2014 06:00 PM - 26 July 2014 09:00 PM
@ The Church Retro Café, 135c Albert St, Ballarat

Saturday 26 July Join us for a good old fashioned Hooley with a live Irish music “session” and enough Guinness for all. Beautiful homemade Irish fare including Irish stew and steak and Guinness pie. Come along and enjoy some excellent Craic! Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5338 4611.

Back To The 80's Decedance

When: 26 July 2014 06:30 PM -
@ Buninyong Town Hall, Learmonth St, Buninyong

Saturday 26 July The Buninyong Good Life Festival Committee presents a 80's night. Dress in your 'Baggy Trousers', 'Jump' in your car, get your 'Safety Dance' on, get 'Into The Groove' and 'Party Like Its 1985!' We have a 'Mixed Tape' of 'Solid Gold' bits featuring the rad 80's cover band Vinyl Tapp. Table Tickets: $30.00 per person, Dancing Tickets: $20.00, At door: $25.00. For further information contact 0419 584 227.

Club MUD – King of Ballarat

When: 27 July 2014 08:00 AM -
@ Black Hill Scenic Reserve, Sim St, Black Hill

Sunday 27 July The King of Ballarat downhill MTB race series is an off season inter-winter race series. The KOB series is a 3 round event where riders compete to get down the hill in the fastest possible time, the rider with the lowest time over the series wins the coveted King of Ballarat crown. Cost: Spectators Free, Race Entry $45.00, Day license $20.00. For further information contact 0408 175 350.

Victorian Club Team Time Trials

When: 27 July 2014 09:00 AM -
@ Royal Park Clubrooms cnr Warrenheip & Hendrick Sts, Buninyong

Sunday 27 July The annual event will once again return to Buninyong and see Victorian clubs battle it out across the steep hills and sprint sections of Buninyong. Categories include age groups from 11 to 23 as well as Elite and Masters in Men and Women. Cost: Spectators Free. For further information contact 03 8480 3000.

Glenlyon Fine Food & Wine Fayre

When: 27 July 2014 10:00 AM - 27 July 2014 04:00 PM
@ Glenlyon Shire Hall, Daylesford-Malmsbury Rd, Glenlyon

Sunday 27 July Roam around heated marquees, with your wine glass in hand for you to taste wines, beer etc. Heaps of fab foods and drinks to try and buy. Meet the producers. Chef demos and live entertainment. Around 30 local (central Victoria) producers will showcase their finest food, wine, beer etc. They include Saltbush Kitchen, A Hidden Secret, Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese, JC Bee, Piper Street Food Company, Sweet Cins, Meredith Dairy and more including some of Glenlyon's micro-producers. The Secret Truffle Society will come out of hiding and Daylesford Rotary Club will be on site to teach city visitors the delights of bullboar sausages. Wineries include Ellender Estate Winery (also serving delicious winter warming mulled wine), Captains Creek Organic Wines, Guildford Vineyard, Mt Franklin Wines - and Dolphin Brewery. Cost: $12.50 or $11.00. Please book at the below link. Early bird ticket. For further information contact Joy on 0418 312 935.
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Jack ‘n’ Jill Children’s Market

When: 27 July 2014 10:00 AM - 27 July 2014 04:00 PM
@ St. Patrick’s Hall, Cnr Sturt & Dawson Sts, Ballarat

Sunday 27 July A beautiful market place full of gorgeous handmade, unique and boutique children’s products. Cost: Free.

A Taste of Truffles

When: 27 July 2014 10:30 AM -
@ 150 Howards Rd, Wattle Flat

Saturday 27 July Put on your gumboots and let Ella the truffle dog show you on how she hunts truffles. Then join us for a selection of truffle tastings in our new tasting shed. Cost: $110.00. For further information contact 03 5334 5563.

Ballarat Writers July Readings: Sara James

When: 27 July 2014 02:00 PM - 27 July 2014 04:00 PM
@ Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat

Sunday 27 July The Emmy award-winning Sara covers Australasia for NBC News, filing reports for The Today Show, Dateline, and NBC Nightly News. Among her many assignments, James covered the 2012 tour of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to Singapore, Malaysia and the Solomon Islands. She reported on the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the 2009 Black Saturday bush fires in her home state of Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Australia. Her recent Interview subjects have included Lindy Chamberlain Creighton and Terri Irwin. Sara will offer insights on writing and talk about her book An American In Oz. Cost: Member: $5.00, Non-member: $7.00. non-members For further information contact via email: info@ballaratwriters.com.

Ballarat Irish Time Craic Time

When: 27 July 2014 02:00 PM -
@ The Lane, The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Sunday 27 July The Ballarat Irish Club would like you to join them for a mellow Sunday afternoon get-together. We are planning a programme of relaxed drinks and Irish music. Drink and food available at bar prices. Cost: Members: Free. Friends: $5.00. For further information contact via email: ballaratirishclub@live.com.au.

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.

International Youth Motivational Speaker Simon Clegg Free Forum

When: 29 July 2014 07:00 PM -
@ Mount Clear College, Olympic Ave, Mt Clear

Tuesday 29 July International Youth Motivational Speaker Simon Clegg will be in Ballarat. One of the biggest issues that face young people today is finding their Identify. Often they find it in the wrong place …. Simon is not your typical youth speaker. With over 10 years experience in speaking with teens Simon brings a challenging and inspirational message to his audience. His communication style is humorous, raw and extremely impacting. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5330 1500.

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.

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.

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.

Arts Academy, Federation University Art Insight Talk: Penny Byrne

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 Penny Byrne is a visual artist who uses vintage porcelain figurines and other found objects to create artworks that wield a powerful political message. These manipulated, mutilated and painted figurines explore issues concerning the environment, pop culture and global politics. Byrne’s reputation as a respected ceramics conservator informs her practice, rendering her works as meticulous and studied subversions of her craft. In 2010, Byrne was featured as the subject of a documentary for the ABC TV program Artscape. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

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.

Ballarat Bloggers Knowledge Hub

When: 09 August 2014 01:15 PM - 09 August 2014 04:30 PM
@ TThe 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.

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.

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.

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.

Arts Academy, Federation University Art Insight Talk: Paul Croft

When: 20 August 2014 12:30 PM - 20 August 2014 01:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, 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.

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.

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.

Art Gallery of Ballarat Insight Talk: Bernard Catrice

When: 27 August 2014 10:30 AM - 27 August 2014 11:30 AM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 27 August Gallery Guide Bernard Catrice will speak about French-born Melbourne artist Mirka Mora, known for her work in painting, sculpute and mosaics. He explores her fascinating life story and looks at her work and her influence on Melbourne's art scene. 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.

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.

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.

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.