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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.

Protect Yourself From Scams Information Session

When: 04 May 2015 12:00 PM - 04 May 2015 01:30 PM
@ Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre, 12-14 Violet Gve, Wendouree

Monday 4 May Consumer Affairs Victoria helps consumers to understand their rights under the Australian Consumer Law. Avoiding Scams - What is a Scam? Scams are schemes designed to deceive you, generally for the purpose of stealing your money or personal details. Some scammers go door-to-door, offering cheap deals for 'today only'. To hear more about your shopping rights, travelling con men and tips on how to avoid them, please register your interest. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5339 5069.

Community Road Safety Forum

When: 05 May 2015 07:00 PM - 05 May 2015 09:00 PM
@ Technology Park Central (formely Brewery Building), SMB Campus, Federation University, Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat

Tuesday 5 May Do you want to improve your safety as a driver and reduce the risk of being involved in a crash? A must for teenage drivers and their parents/carers. There will be guest speakers, free showbags, brochures and information. Cost: Free. RSVP by Thursday 19 June For further information contact Lorraine 0448 392 047 or via email: grampians@rtssv.org.au. Bookings can be made by contacting on Alana 03 5332 1247 or via email: admin@lbwr.com.au.

Heart Health Checks

When: 06 May 2015 10:00 AM - 06 May 2015 04:00 PM
@ Stockland Shopping Centre, Cnr Howitt & Norman Sts, Wendouree

Wednesday 6 May Ballarat’s health partners will be working together to promote a number of physical activity events during April and May, including Active April and Heart Week. Active April encourages people to be active for 30 minutes each day of April. Last year, Ballarat had high participation rates, with free pool passes and exercise classes available to registered participants. Please book at the below link. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: vicevents@heartfoundation.org.au.
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Arts Academy, Federation University Art Insight Talk: Louise Hubbard

When: 06 May 2015 12:30 PM - 06 May 2015 01:30 PM
@ Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Law Courts, Federation University, Camp St, Ballarat

Wednesday 6 May Louise Hubbard has also been a writer, director, producer of documentaries, short drama and experimental works for cinema and television from 1983-1998. Her art practice references the expanded fields of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and the moving image. Lou is a finalist in the 2015 Guirguis New Art Prize. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5327 8605.

Art Gallery of Ballarat Twilight Talk: Caroline Winter

When: 06 May 2015 05:00 PM - 06 May 2015 06:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Wednesday 6 May In this talk, War memorials — Perceptions in Ballarat and the Western Front, Dr Caroline Winter from Federation University examines how local commemoration fits within the broader field of Great War remembrance from memorials and cemeteries in France and Belgium to local Australian memorials. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

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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Heart Health Checks

When: 07 May 2015 10:00 AM - 08 May 2015 04:00 PM
@ Bridge Mall Shopping Centre, Bridge Mall, Ballarat

Thursday 7 to Friday 8 May Ballarat’s health partners will be working together to promote a number of physical activity events during April and May, including Active April and Heart Week. Active April encourages people to be active for 30 minutes each day of April. Last year, Ballarat had high participation rates, with free pool passes and exercise classes available to registered participants. Please book at the below link. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: vicevents@heartfoundation.org.au.
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Friends of Pony Club – Equestrian Event

When: 09 May 2015 - 10 May 2015
@ Victoria Park, Sturt St, Ballarat

Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 May This two day event comprises three phases of equestrian disciplines. Starting with a Dressage test followed by a round of Show, Jumping and finishing on the Sunday with a grueling Cross Country course to be negotiated. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0438 402 215.

St John's Lutheran Church Garage Sale & Book Fair

When: 09 May 2015 08:00 AM - 12 May 2015 05:00 PM
@ St John's Lutheran Church, 204a Doveton St Sth, Ballarat

Saturday 9 May to Tuesday 12 May St John's Lutheran Church will be holding a fete and garage sale. A large range of books, household items, clothing, jewellery, linen, toys, videos, collectibles and more! Cost: Free. For further information contact Amander on 0458 495 049.

Ballarat Heritage Weekend

When: 09 May 2015 10:00 AM - 10 May 2015 05:00 PM
@ Various locations around Ballarat

Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 May The Ballarat Heritage Weekend is a free annual event that showcases Ballarat’s rich heritage and colorful past. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Century of Service’ and will tell the story of Australia’s commitment to military service. One of the most exciting elements of the event will be the closure of the main street for a large scale display of military vehicles and hardware. Cost: Various refer to website. For further information contact 03 5320 5620.

Ballarat Apron Festival

When: 09 May 2015 10:00 AM - 10 May 2015 05:00 PM
@ St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall, Cnr Dawson & Sturt Sts, Ballarat

Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 May Experience the popular Ballarat Apron Festival, with this year’s special theme ‘Make do and Mend’, tying in with this year’s ANZAC centenary commemorations. This unique event is all about celebrating vintage and modern aprons of all descriptions. Enjoy delicious sweet treats and lunch by Ballarat’s uber cool and vintage-inspired café Vegas and Rose whilst you immerse yourself in ‘sit and sew’ craft workshops, tens of different apron designs from days gone by the modern day and why not enter your own hand-made apron to the Ballarat Apron Festival competition? Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

Heart Health Checks

When: 09 May 2015 10:00 AM - 09 May 2015 05:00 PM
@ City Oval, Cnr Pleasant & Mair Sts, Ballarat

Saturday 9 May Ballarat’s health partners will be working together to promote a number of physical activity events during April and May, including Active April and Heart Week. Active April encourages people to be active for 30 minutes each day of April. Last year, Ballarat had high participation rates, with free pool passes and exercise classes available to registered participants. Please book at the below link. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: vicevents@heartfoundation.org.au.
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The Waler - Australia's Great War Horse

When: 09 May 2015 02:00 PM - 09 May 2015 03:30 PM
@ Regent Cinemas, 49 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 9 May Mining Mud & Medals presents: the feature length documentary ‘The Waler’. The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse takes us on an epic journey from the outback of Australia, across the vast Indian Ocean, to the pyramids of Egypt, the living hell that was Gallipoli, and the unforgiving desert sands of the Middle East. Cost: $15.00. For further information via email: miningmudandmedals@gmail.com.

Mother’s Day Classic

When: 10 May 2015 07:00 AM -
@ Lake Wendouree, Gillies St, Ballarat

Sunday 10 May The Ballarat Mother’s Day Classic will be at Lake Wendouree and offers a 6km & 12km walk and a 6km & 12km run. If you cannot participate, you can come along and support all walkers and runners and join in the entertainment and activity taking place around the course. Cost: Online: Adult Walker: $25.00, Adult Runner: $30.00, Child/Concession Walker: $15.00, Child/Concession Runner: $20.00, Family (1 adult up to 4 children): $30.00, Family (2 adults, up to 4 children): $55.00, Additional child (on family ticket): $10.00. On day: Adult Walker: $30.00, Adult Runner: $35.00, Child/Concession Walker: $20.00, Child/Concession Runner: $25.00, Family (1 adult, up to 4 children): $40.00, Family (2 adults, up to 4 children): $70.00, Additional child (on family ticket): $15.00. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

Clunes Country Farmers Market

When: 10 May 2015 09:00 AM - 10 May 2015 02:00 PM
@ Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 10 May 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.

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.

Arts Academy, Federation University Art Insight Talk: Dylan Martorell

When: 13 May 2015 12:30 PM - 13 May 2015 01:30 PM
@ Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Law Courts, Federation University, Camp St, Ballarat

Wednesday 13 May Dylan Martorell is a Melbourne-based artist and musician. Working across a broad spectrum of practices including costume, sound design, installation and illustration, he has worked for a diverse group of clients such as Rolling Stone Magazine and The New Yorker. Dylan is a finalist in the 2015 Guirguis New Art Prize. 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.

Creswick Market

When: 16 May 2015 09:00 AM - 16 May 2015 02:00 PM
@ Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

Saturday 16 May Creswick Market is an authentic community market which has been running continuously for 13 years – proudly presented by Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Once a month, stall holders bring their recent creations and greatest finds, and set up shop. Our market is a family friendly market where residents can catch up with neighbours over a cup of coffee while shopping for farm fresh produce. Creswick Market includes both indoor and open-air stall holders. Just 50 metres from the Visitor Information Centre, each month the doors open to an adventure of discovery. Cost: Free. For further information contact on 03 5345 2356.

Talbot Market

When: 17 May 2015 09:00 AM - 17 May 2015 01:00 PM
@ Scandinavian Cres and Camp St, Talbot

Sunday 17 May The Talbot Farmers’ Market supports an evolving display of over 80 stalls of regional produce - seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic produce, bread, cheese, meat, wine, oils, delicacies - plus pigs, chooks, stock feed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings together with live and local music. Wander the heritage precinct of Talbot where market stalls. Browse the huge display of fresh produce and artisan product stalls, have a chat to the farmers, connect with producers, meet the makers. Sample the food and wine tastings on offer, sit down for a delicious bite to eat while listening to local musicians playing live in the street. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5463 2001.

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 08:30 AM - 31 May 2015 05:00 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 two or four kilometre walk. Cost: Adult: $25.00, Child: $15.00 per child (under 15 years). Children under 5: Free. Cost includes entry to Sovereign Hill and morning tea for the day on Sunday 31 May only. Please book at the below link. For further information contact 03 5331 3101.
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Clunes Country Farmers Market

When: 14 June 2015 09:00 AM - 14 June 2015 02:00 PM
@ Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 14 June 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.

Come and Sing With Sing Australia Ballarat

When: 19 June 2015 10:00 AM - 19 June 2015 11:30 AM
@ Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre, 12-14 Violet Gve, Wendouree

Friday 19 June Come along for fun and fellowship through an informal and fun-filled 'sing-a-long' of Sing Australia Ballarat choir and members of the community. No experience is required. This is for fun to share enjoyment of singing and music. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5339 5069.

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.

Creswick Market

When: 20 June 2015 09:00 AM - 20 June 2015 02:00 PM
@ Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

Saturday 20 June Creswick Market is an authentic community market which has been running continuously for 13 years – proudly presented by Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Once a month, stall holders bring their recent creations and greatest finds, and set up shop. Our market is a family friendly market where residents can catch up with neighbours over a cup of coffee while shopping for farm fresh produce. Creswick Market includes both indoor and open-air stall holders. Just 50 metres from the Visitor Information Centre, each month the doors open to an adventure of discovery. Cost: Free. For further information contact on 03 5345 2356.

Talbot Market

When: 21 June 2015 09:00 AM - 21 June 2015 01:00 PM
@ Scandinavian Cres and Camp St, Talbot

Sunday 21 June The Talbot Farmers’ Market supports an evolving display of over 80 stalls of regional produce - seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic produce, bread, cheese, meat, wine, oils, delicacies - plus pigs, chooks, stock feed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings together with live and local music. Wander the heritage precinct of Talbot where market stalls. Browse the huge display of fresh produce and artisan product stalls, have a chat to the farmers, connect with producers, meet the makers. Sample the food and wine tastings on offer, sit down for a delicious bite to eat while listening to local musicians playing live in the street. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5463 2001.

Clunes Country Farmers Market

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

Sunday 12 July 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.

Creswick Market

When: 18 July 2015 09:00 AM - 18 July 2015 02:00 PM
@ Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

Saturday 18 July Creswick Market is an authentic community market which has been running continuously for 13 years – proudly presented by Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Once a month, stall holders bring their recent creations and greatest finds, and set up shop. Our market is a family friendly market where residents can catch up with neighbours over a cup of coffee while shopping for farm fresh produce. Creswick Market includes both indoor and open-air stall holders. Just 50 metres from the Visitor Information Centre, each month the doors open to an adventure of discovery. Cost: Free. For further information contact on 03 5345 2356.

Talbot Market

When: 19 July 2015 09:00 AM - 19 July 2015 01:00 PM
@ Scandinavian Cres and Camp St, Talbot

Sunday 19 July The Talbot Farmers’ Market supports an evolving display of over 80 stalls of regional produce - seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic produce, bread, cheese, meat, wine, oils, delicacies - plus pigs, chooks, stock feed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings together with live and local music. Wander the heritage precinct of Talbot where market stalls. Browse the huge display of fresh produce and artisan product stalls, have a chat to the farmers, connect with producers, meet the makers. Sample the food and wine tastings on offer, sit down for a delicious bite to eat while listening to local musicians playing live in the street. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5463 2001.

Clunes Country Farmers Market

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

Sunday 9 August 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.

Creswick Market

When: 15 August 2015 09:00 AM - 15 August 2015 02:00 PM
@ Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

Saturday 15 August Creswick Market is an authentic community market which has been running continuously for 13 years – proudly presented by Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Once a month, stall holders bring their recent creations and greatest finds, and set up shop. Our market is a family friendly market where residents can catch up with neighbours over a cup of coffee while shopping for farm fresh produce. Creswick Market includes both indoor and open-air stall holders. Just 50 metres from the Visitor Information Centre, each month the doors open to an adventure of discovery. Cost: Free. For further information contact on 03 5345 2356.

Clunes Country Farmers Market

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

Sunday 13 September 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.

Creswick Market

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

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

Clunes Country Farmers Market

When: 11 October 2015 09:00 AM - 11 October 2015 02:00 PM
@ Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 11 October 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.

Creswick Market

When: 17 October 2015 09:00 AM - 17 October 2015 02:00 PM
@ Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

Saturday 17 October Creswick Market is an authentic community market which has been running continuously for 13 years – proudly presented by Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Once a month, stall holders bring their recent creations and greatest finds, and set up shop. Our market is a family friendly market where residents can catch up with neighbours over a cup of coffee while shopping for farm fresh produce. Creswick Market includes both indoor and open-air stall holders. Just 50 metres from the Visitor Information Centre, each month the doors open to an adventure of discovery. Cost: Free. For further information contact on 03 5345 2356.

Clunes Country Farmers Market

When: 08 November 2015 09:00 AM - 08 November 2015 02:00 PM
@ Collins Place, Fraser St, Clunes

Sunday 8 November 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.

Creswick Market

When: 21 November 2015 09:00 AM - 21 November 2015 02:00 PM
@ Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

Saturday 21 November Creswick Market is an authentic community market which has been running continuously for 13 years – proudly presented by Creswick Neighbourhood Centre. Once a month, stall holders bring their recent creations and greatest finds, and set up shop. Our market is a family friendly market where residents can catch up with neighbours over a cup of coffee while shopping for farm fresh produce. Creswick Market includes both indoor and open-air stall holders. Just 50 metres from the Visitor Information Centre, each month the doors open to an adventure of discovery. Cost: Free. For further information contact on 03 5345 2356.

Clunes Country Farmers Market

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

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

Creswick Market

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

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