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Community Events


SCOPE15 exhibition

When: 04 February 2015 01:00 PM - 07 March 2015 04:00 PM
@ Post Office Gallery, Federation University Australia, Cnr Sturt & Lydiard Sts, Ballarat

Wednesday 4 February to Saturday 7 March Opened Wednesday to Saturday Opened by appointment on Monday & Tuesday In the Post Office Gallery’s important annual Visual Arts exhibition, SCOPE promises to present a rich cross-section of work by practicing visual artists who lecture in the Visual Arts in Art History, Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, Printmaking and Ceramics at the Arts Academy or who undertake significant roles as Visual Arts Research Associates at Federation University Australia’s Ballarat campus. Admission: Free. For further information contact 03 5327 8615.

LBWR Community Leadership Photographic Exhibition

When: 13 February 2015 10:00 AM - 31 March 2015 05:00 PM
@ Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 102 Stawell St Sth, Ballarat

Friday 13 February to Tuesday 31 March Leadership Ballarat Western Region is celebrating 10 years of volunteering. An opportunity to hear the stories of 50 local community leaders about why they volunteer and the positive impact that it has on individuals and organisations. Admission fee for museum: Free with presentation of local address identification applies to postcodes 3363, 3364, 3352, 3355, 3350, 3352, 3356, 3351, 3352, 3357, Adult: $12.00, Concession $8.00, Children: $8.00, Family: $35.00. For further information contact 1800 287 113.

Art Gallery of Ballarat Art Insight Talk: Tony Ellwood

When: 25 February 2015 12:30 PM - 25 November 2015 01:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 25 February For the annual Greg Binns Memorial Lecture, Tony Ellwood, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, will give an overview of the National Gallery of Victoria’s major exhibitions. Ellwood began his career as an Aboriginal Art Coordinator, working at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra, then as a Curator at the NGV, specializing in major international curatorial projects. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Pyrenees Movie Club

When: 03 March 2015 07:00 PM -
@ Beaufort Community Resource Centre, Neill St, Beaufort

Tuesday 3 March 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.

Melbourne Rebels

When: 04 March 2015 04:30 PM - 04 March 2015 06:30 PM
@ St Patrick’s College, 1431 Sturt St, Ballara

Wednesday 4 March The Melbourne Rebels rugby squad are coming to town! Get involved in the Clinic, get some autographs and giveaways. Cost: Free. For further information contact 1300 467 323.

Ballarat Backyard Tasters

When: 06 March 2015 05:30 PM - 06 March 2015 08:30 PM
@ allarat Observatory, Magpie St, Ballarat

Friday 6 March Uniting the community in a free celebration of the very best of Ballarat, Backyard Tasters offers exhilarating entertainment, arresting artistry, fabulous food & delicious company. At a Backyard Taster, enjoy a relaxed segue into the weekend with a showcase of up-and-coming and established musical groups and local performers, and catch up with the latest Backspace Gallery exhibition. Fuel up for dancing with scrumptious delights from select local vendors, yummy treats from the community cake stall and quality beverages, or BYO picnic. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

Ballarat Begonia Festival

When: 07 March 2015 - 09 March 2015
@ Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 7 to Monday 9 March Ballarat’s Botanical Gardens will be in their full glory for the 2015 Begonia Festival – voted Australia’s favourite event! This year, there’s a new attraction, the world’s largest LEGO flower! Couple that with a LEGO treasure hunt around the gardens, topiary animals, an outdoor cinema, a 2.5m high rope bridge, a water café, expert talks and more, and it’s a magical day out for all the family. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5135.

Come to Life Basketball Tournament

When: 07 March 2015 - 09 March 2015
@ Various locations around Ballarat

Saturday 7 to Monday 9 March The annual running of this major regional basketball event takes place on Labour Day weekend with nearly 70 teams from across Victoria battling out for the rewards available in eight divisions. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5338 2884.

Ballarat Antique Fair

When: 07 March 2015 10:00 AM - 09 March 2015 04:00 PM
@ Ballarat Exhibition Centre, 501-503 Dowling St, Wendouree

Saturday 7 to Monday 9 March Antique dealers from all over Australia converge on Ballarat for the largest and longest running Antique Fair in Australia. The Ballarat Antique Fair will comprise of antique furniture, jewellery, china porcelain collectables, vintage clothing and special displays. Cost: Adult: $15.00, Concession:$12.00, Children under 16: Free. For further information contact 1300 303 800.

Ballarat's Biggest Book Fair

When: 07 March 2015 10:00 AM - 09 March 2015 03:00 PM
@ St. Andrew's Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Dawson & Sturt Sts, Ballarat

Saturday 7 to Monday 9 March Thousands of good quality pre-loved fiction and non-fiction books at bargain prices. Come and join us again for another round of bargain hunting! Whether it’s fact, fiction or something in between, book lovers are sure to find something of interest. New stock available. Complimentary tea and coffee. Entry by donation. For further information contact 03 5332 1286.

A Taste of Truffles

When: 08 March 2015 10:30 AM -
@ Black Cat Truffles, 150 Howards Rd, Wattles Flat

Sunday 8 March Join the Black Cat Truffles team on a Sunday in March for ‘A Taste of Truffles’ – an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic delicacy and why these mercurial culinary delights intoxicates yet frustrates its disciples. Learn about growing truffles, see the truffle dogs in action, and hunt for summer truffle-infused treats with tips on how to get the best from your truffle. Well-known local chef Peter Ford will host cooking demonstrations and offer a sampling of his truffle dishes. Cost: $110.00. For further information contact 03 5334 5563.

Begonia Festival Twilight Cinema

When: 08 March 2015 07:00 PM -
@ Lake Wendouree Foreshore, Opposite North Gardens, Lake Wendouree

Sunday 8 March Everything is Awesome!!! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a night under the stars at the Begonia Festival Twilight Cinema. All proceeds will support the local community through the Courier Charity Fund and The Ballarat Foundation. In keeping with other Lego themed activities at this year’s Festival, the movie will be widely the popular 'Lego Movie'. Cost: Adult: $15.00, Child: $8.50, Family: $35.00 (Pre-purchased gourmet meal packs are also available for Adult: $25.00, Child $15.00). For further information contact 03 5331 5555.

Ballarat Begonia Festival Stamps and Coins Fair

When: 09 March 2015 09:30 AM - 09 March 2015 03:30 PM
@ Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies St Nth, Ballarat

Monday 9 March The final day of the Begonia Festival is set to be captivating with an intriguing stamps and coins fair. Featuring more than 35 club and dealers tables, club members’ display, free valuations, light refreshments, door prizes and giveaways. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5339 1767.

International Womens Day Celebration

When: 10 March 2015 06:30 PM -
@ Mr Rede, 203 Dana St, Ballarat

Tuesday 10 March Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council presents Guest speaker Sue Noble Chieft Exective Officer of Volunteering Victoria. Drinks at bar prices. Lucky draws. Door prize. Cost: $32.00 per person. Entry by ticket only. For tickets and further information contact Georgina on 0408 109 471 or via email: madambutterfly36@bigpond.com.

"Learn To Cook The Paleo Way" with Pete Evans

When: 11 March 2015 06:00 PM - 11 March 2015 10:00 PM
@ Ballarat Lodge & Convention Centre, 613 Main Rd, Ballarat

Wednesday 11 March Pete, Luke Hines and other special guests will demonstrate actionable solutions for living the paleo way. You will learn the skills to cook on a budget, make bone broths, prepare family food, kids lunches and start fermenting. This interactive paleo roadshow follows a sold out national tour in July 2014 where the principles and science of paleo were delivered. Pete says “After our first tour, I feel we covered off the science in depth and now this is all about putting it into a practical presentation and offering affordable solutions for busy families and people.” In this event packed with cooking and conversation, attendees will discover great recipes, tips, tricks and techniques for living the paleo way. This is your opportunity to learn from Australia’s most passionate paleo chef! Cost: General Admission: $97.00 Group 5+: $87.00. For further information contact via email: team@earthhq.com.au.

THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR

When: 12 March 2015 07:30 PM -
@ Her Majesty's Theatre, 17 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Thursday 12 March It’s Anzac Day this week, that’s my day, that’s the old Diggers’ day. What is the meaning of Anzac Day? For war veterans like Alf Cook and his friend Wacka Dawson, it’s the chance to commemorate history, celebrate heroism and conjure national pride. For Alf’s son Hughie, Anzac Day flies the flag for a very different reality, one that brings the dignity of our Diggers to its knees and into the gutter – via one too many down the pub. Alan Seymour’s landmark Australian play returns to the stage to incite as much passion as ever. The One Day of the Year looks at our national legend through the eyes of generation, class and character. On the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, HIT Productions brings a thoroughly fresh take on this truly Australian classic. Tickets: Pre: $38.00, Pre Family: $90, Adult: $50.00, Concession: $45.00, Child/Student: $15.00, Group 6+: $40.00, Family $110.00. For further information contact 03 5333 5888.

Moonambel Longest Lunch

When: 13 March 2015 12:00 PM - 13 March 2015 04:00 PM
@ Taltarni Vineyard, 339 Taltarni Rd, Moonambe

Friday 13 March Come partake in a unique Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Regional event. Join us for a sumptuous long lunch in a picturesque setting commencing with canapes under the trees, followed by four more gourmet courses sitting at our long table around the verandah of Taltarni Vineyard. Local produce prepared by Elizabeth Sporton of Deliciously Vintage Catering which will be skillfully matched to superb local wines. Cost: $120.00. Please book at the below link. For further information contact 1800 206 622.
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World’s Longest Lunch

When: 13 March 2015 12:00 PM -
@ Jackson’s & Co. 201 Mair St, Ballarat

Friday 13 March Perch along the historical balcony of Jackson’s & Co overlooking historical Mair and Lydiard Streets, taste four decadent courses of locally sourced produce while enjoying excellent regional wines. What could be better? The event promises to be a great celebration of all things Ballarat. Cost: $120.00. For further information contact 03 5338 8101.

Murder Mystery Night: “A Knight To Die For”

When: 13 March 2015 07:45 PM -
@ Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek

Friday 13 March 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.

Down Syndrome Awareness Fun Day

When: 14 March 2015 10:00 AM - 14 March 2015 02:00 PM
@ Learmonth Anglican Church and Community Gardens, Learmonth

Saturday 14 March Come along to a fun family day filled with activities for children, market stalls and performances from E.motion 21 and the Funky Turtles! Presented by the Ballarat Down Syndrome Support Group and Down Syndrome. Activities include Face painting, Pony rides, Jumping castle, local produce art and craft Wine and cider, Food stalls, BBQ, Kelly Sports, Raffles and Auction E.motion 21 (dancers with down syndrome) Funky Turtles (musicians with a disability). Cost: Free. For further information contact 0400 814 740.

Ballarat Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Walk

When: 14 March 2015 10:30 AM - 14 March 2015 01:30 PM
@ Lake Wendouree, Mc Donalds Bandstand, Wendouree Pde, Wendouree

Saturday 14 March This walk is a public event raising awareness for an organization called Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is considered to be a chronic, progressive and often debilitating neurological disease which leaves little hope to the person affected. Medical Professor George Jelinek who himself was diagnosed with MS a number of years ago, lives an abundant relapse free life as a result of diet and lifestyle changes. Both George and event coordinator Elizabeth Schefferle are living proof of what diet and lifestyle changes can do and as a result both will be taking part in Ballarat's second OMS Walk in 2015. We want to inspire and give hope back to others living with MS. Come show your support and join in by walking, running, jogging or riding the 6km (one lap) or 12km (two laps) of Lake Wendouree. Donations taken on the day, or alternatively email overcomingmsballarat@yahoo.com.au for information on online donations.

Avoca River Wine Festival

When: 14 March 2015 11:00 AM - 14 March 2015 04:00 PM
@ Avoca River Flats, Dundas St, Avoca

Saturday 14 March A market festival along the beautiful Avoca River featuring 18 wineries, brewies and cider makers of the region as well as a variety of gourmet food vendors. Cost: $15.00. For further information contact 0408 414 660.

NAB Challenge AFL – Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Demons

When: 14 March 2015 04:10 PM -
@ Eureka Stadium, Creswick Rd, Ballarat

Saturday 14 March The Demons and the Bulldogs will go head-to-head in their pre-season game, presenting a rare and exciting opportunity to watch an AFL game in Ballarat. Cost: $18.00, Children:(6 to 14 years) $4.00. For further information contact 03 5339 5944.

Mountain Of Fun Run

When: 15 March 2015 08:15 AM -
@ Dunnstown Recreation Reserve, Old Melbourne Rd, Dunnstown

Sunday 15 March Walk or run the 6km course or run the more challenging 12.5km course which takes you to the top of Mt. Warrenheip in Dunnstown. Cost: Spectators Free. For further information contact 0438 530 590.

A Taste of Truffles

When: 15 March 2015 10:30 AM -
@ Black Cat Truffles, 150 Howards Rd, Wattles Flat

Sunday 15 March Join the Black Cat Truffles team on a Sunday in March for ‘A Taste of Truffles’ – an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic delicacy and why these mercurial culinary delights intoxicates yet frustrates its disciples. Learn about growing truffles, see the truffle dogs in action, and hunt for summer truffle-infused treats with tips on how to get the best from your truffle. Well-known local chef Peter Ford will host cooking demonstrations and offer a sampling of his truffle dishes. Cost: $110.00. For further information contact 03 5334 5563.

Old Lucas Girls Reunion

When: 15 March 2015 01:00 PM - 15 March 2015 04:00 PM
@ Ballarat Community Health Centre, 12 Lilburne St, Lucas

Sunday 15 March A reunion for the former Lucas employees and their families. For further information contact Pam on 03 5339 5847 or Dinah on 03 5331 9130.

Pyrenees Movie Club

When: 15 March 2015 03:00 PM -
@ Beaufort Community Resource Centre, Neill St, Beaufort

Sunday 15 March 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.

Creswick Theatre Company Movie Night

When: 20 March 2015 07:30 PM -
@ Creswick Courthouse Theatre, Raglan St, Creswick

Friday 20 March Creswick Theatre Company presents 84 Charing Cross Road. Tea and coffee provided. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact 03 5345 8280.

Gold Pan Pro Am

When: 21 March 2015 - 22 March 2015
@ Various locations around Ballarat

Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 March Victoria’s best professional golfers contest the Gold Pan trophy, Midlands and Ballarat golf clubs will join forces to host respective pro-am events, with an overall winner to be awarded the Gold Pan trophy. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5331 4400.

Wedded Bliss

When: 22 March 2015 10:30 AM - 22 March 2015 03:30 PM
@ Craig’s Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Sunday 22 March Wedded Bliss is a unique, regional wedding exhibition series dedicated to promoting Central Victoria as a premier wedding and tourism destination. Hosted by the beautiful and historically significant Craig’s Royal Hotel in Ballarat, guest of the exhibition will be treated to a rare opportunity to take in the hotel in all of its extensively refurbished glory whilst taking to the best wedding professionals that Ballarat & Surrounds has to offer. Cost: Various. For further information contact 03 5331 1377.

Pink Stumps Day

When: 22 March 2015 11:00 AM -
@ Miners Rest Primary School, Dundas St, Miners Rest

Sunday 15 March Kids With A Voice (KWAV) are stumping up for the McGrath Foundation's Pink Stump Challenge. Come along - bring the family and make your run count this summer for a fun day out to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. Pink Stumps Day is your way to stump up and show your support for a good cause just like the Australian cricket team and is the ultimate way to make your run count this summer. For further information contact James on 0422 027 678.

Inside the Brick

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, Early Bird: $9.60, Door: $15.00, Children and Concession: $10.00, Early Bird: $8.00, Door: $12.00. Family (2 Adult & 3 Children): $40.00, Early Bird: $32.00, Door: $66.00, Children under 3: Free when accompanied by a Adult ticket holder. For further information contact via email: events@insidethebrick.com.

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.

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.

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.