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Buninyong Marvellous Marmalade Fair

When: 31 January 2015 01:00 PM - 31 January 2015 04:00 PM
@ uninyong Town Hall, Learmonth St, Buninyong

Saturday 31 January Entries come from every State and expert CWA Judges select the winning entries to be sent to compete in the International Marmalade Awards in Cumbria in early March. Large crowds of interested entrants and supporters fill the Hall and, as a bonus, there is always a range of delectable marmalade for sale. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: marmyarmy@gmail.com.

High Tea in the Gardens

When: 31 January 2015 02:00 PM - 31 January 2015 04:00 PM
@ Narmbool Homestead, Narmbool Rd, Elaine

Saturday 31 January Enjoy the exquisite of Narmbool with a progressive high tea throughout these most beautiful and reputable garden setting. There informative guides will enlighten you with the history of the gardens and homestead, as you indulge in a fine selection of savories and sweets accompanied by refreshing beverages. Complete your afternoon relaxing with friends in the tranquil surrounds of the garden room. Cost: Adult: $55.00, Child $25.00. For further information contact 03 5329 2393.

Art Bus On The Road

When: 31 January 2015 03:00 PM - 31 January 2015 07:00 PM
@ Departs Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Saturday 31 January Ballarat Arts Alive presents the first in a series on bus trips out to artists studio's in the region. Meet the Artists, see where the art is produced and meet some fellow art lovers. Artists include Liz Blizzard, Paul Blizzard, Dr Dawn Whitehand and Hap Haywood. Tickets: BAA Members: $20.00, Non-members: $30.00 which includes refreshments. Please book at the below link. For further information contact Kiri on 0414 548 921.
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The Big Irish Hooley

When: 31 January 2015 06:00 PM - 31 January 2015 09:00 PM
@ The Church Retro Café, 135c Albert St, Ballarat

Saturday 31 January 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.

Starry Summer Nights

When: 31 January 2015 06:00 PM -
@ Ballarat Observatory, 439 Cobden St, Mount Pleasant

Saturday 31 January The Ballarat Observatory will be holding the second Sci-Fi Event in Ballarat with activities and music on the lawns of the Observatory. It will include fun activities for kids, trivia quiz challenge, lecture - "The Evolving Scienceand Art of Science Fiction" and music from the Surf Shadows and Dolphy's Albatross. Cafe open or bring your own food and drinks (and rug). Viewing of telescopes included. (Weather permitting). Cost: Adult: $10.00, Concession: $8.00, Children: $5.00, Family: $20.00. For further information contact 03 5332 7526.

Yarrowee Big Morning Out

When: 01 February 2015 09:30 AM - 01 February 2015 12:30 PM
@ Yarrowee River Trail, White Flat Oval, Hickman St, Ballarat

Sunday 1 February Learn how to plant for native birds, build a frog pond and use native plants in your garden. Learn about the Breathing Life Back into the Yarrowee project. A bike isn't necessary for this part of the day. Participants who don't wish to take in the bird survey can depart at the end of this session. From 10.00am will leave from White Flat Oval by push bike and survery birds along the southern section of the trail to Docwra St Magpie approximately eight kilometres. This is a semi-guided tour. Instructions will be provided on the day. No experience necessary. Please bring your own bike, water and sunscreen. If you own binoculars or a bird field guide, bring them along. Cost: Free. For further information contact Kate on 03 5341 2364 or 0409 585 998.

Civic Hall Site - Workshop 1a - The Bigger Picture Workshop

When: 03 February 2015 12:00 PM - 03 February 2015 02:00 PM
@ Open Door Studio, Civic Hall Foyer, 300 Mair St, Ballarat

Tuesday 3 February What is the role of the Civic Hall Site in Ballarat? How does it relate to other places, projects and futures of Ballarat? Library renovation and extension? Train station redevelopment? Her Majesty's renovation and extension? Ballarat West Employment Zone? Mair Street redevelopment? What is the bigger picture? We are hosting a series of workshops in the first week of February at the Civic Hall Open Door Studio. Numbers are strictly limited so don’t miss this opportunity to get involved and book your place at one of the 3 workshops. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: civichallsite@gmail.com.

Civic Hall Site - Workshop 1b - The Bigger Picture Workshop

When: 05 February 2015 05:00 PM - 05 February 2015 07:00 PM
@ Open Door Studio, Civic Hall Foyer, 300 Mair St, Ballarat

Thursday 5 February What is the role of the Civic Hall Site in Ballarat? How does it relate to other places, projects and futures of Ballarat? Library renovation and extension? Train station redevelopment? Her Majesty's renovation and extension? Ballarat West Employment Zone? Mair Street redevelopment? What is the bigger picture? We are hosting a series of workshops in the first week of February at the Civic Hall Open Door Studio. Numbers are strictly limited so don’t miss this opportunity to get involved and book your place at one of the 3 workshops. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: civichallsite@gmail.com.

Pyrenees Movie Club

When: 06 February 2015 07:30 PM -
@ Beaufort Community Resource Centre, Neill St, Beaufort

Tuesday 6 February 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.

Ballarat Gift

When: 07 February 2015 - 08 February 2015
@ Eastern Oval, Cnr Peel St Nth & Ebden St, Ballarat

Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 February The Ballarat Gift has been running for over 60 years. The foot race is run on grass over 120 meters. Competitors are handicapped according to their form, with each competitor “marked” by between 0m and 10m to theoretically reach the finish line at the same time. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0407 325 346.

Ballarat Wendouree Rowing Regatta

When: 07 February 2015 -
@ Lake Wendouree, Wendouree Pde, Ballarat

Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 February The two-day Wendouree Ballarat Rowing Club regatta will return to Lake Wendouree and will include events across senior and junior age groups for female and male, as well as school categories. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0428 525 822.

Civic Hall Site - Workshop 1c - The Bigger Picture Workshop

When: 07 February 2015 11:00 AM - 07 February 2015 01:00 PM
@ Open Door Studio, Civic Hall Foyer, 300 Mair St, Ballarat

Saturday 7 February What is the role of the Civic Hall Site in Ballarat? How does it relate to other places, projects and futures of Ballarat? Library renovation and extension? Train station redevelopment? Her Majesty's renovation and extension? Ballarat West Employment Zone? Mair Street redevelopment? What is the bigger picture? We are hosting a series of workshops in the first week of February at the Civic Hall Open Door Studio. Numbers are strictly limited so don’t miss this opportunity to get involved and book your place at one of the 3 workshops. Cost: Free. For further information contact via email: civichallsite@gmail.com.

Let’s Talk Poetry with Barry Breen

When: 10 February 2015 12:30 PM - 10 February 2015 01:30 PM
@ Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat

Tuesday 10 February Ballarat writer Barry Breen reads and leads discussion on some of his favourite poems. Today with My Favourites, Barry looks at some of his favourite poems, from WB and Seamus Heaney to Theodore Roethke, as well as a couple of his own most recent poems. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5320 5858.

Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

When: 12 February 2015 - 15 February 2015
@ Lydiard St & CBD venues

Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 February The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival takes over the streets of Ballarat’s CBD and celebrates all things rockabilly in an unforgettable way. It’s an electric spectacle, with international music acts spilling from bars and balconies, hundreds of glamourous retro guys and gals flocking into town, parades of classic cars and hot rods, unique market stalls and more. Lose yourself in the colour and excitement of the 1950s rock ‘n’ roll days. Cost: Weekend Pass: $120.00, Day Pass: $50.00, Individual acts: $20.00, Children aged 13 to 17 are half price. Children Under 12: Free with paying parent/guardian with a valid ticket for ticketed events. For further information contact 03 5320 5500.

Come & Try Session Junior Roller Derby

When: 12 February 2015 04:30 PM - 12 February 2015 06:00 PM
@ Doug Dean Reserve, Banyule Dve & Greenhalghs Rd, Delacombe

Thursday 12 February Free come & try session for kids thinking about joining our junior derby club! Kids aged 5+. Cost: Free. For further information contact 0407 306 846.

Ballarat Backyard Tasters

When: 13 February 2015 05:30 PM - 13 February 2015 08:30 PM
@ Alfred Deakin Place, 5 Camp St, Ballarat

Friday 13 February 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.

Fuelers Horsepower Extravaganza

When: 15 February 2015 09:30 AM - 15 February 2015 04:00 PM
@ Fuelers Clubroom, Ballarat Airport, Mitchell Park, Ballarat

Sunday 15 February Come on down to the Ballarat Airport for a day of entertainment filled with extraordinary vehicles. This will include things such as hot rods, muscle cars, boats, vintage and classic cars as well as amazing live music throughout the day. Cost: $10.00. For further information contact 0406 545 440.

The Appeal For Teal

When: 19 February 2015 07:00 PM - 19 February 2015 09:30 PM
@ Jacksons & Co, Cnr Mair & Lydiard Sts, Ballarat

Thursday 19 February In honour of Lou Quinn, raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer programs. Hear from Guest Speakers Association Professor Orla M. McNally and Lee Squire of Fernwood Ballarat. Tickets are $40.00 each or a family for $100.00. Drinks on arrival, supper, and tea and coffee provided. A main auction and silent auctions will be held. Net proceeds go towards the Giving Gold for Lou fund at The Royal Women's Hospital. Tickets are limited and are available from Ink Digital Media by calling 1300 730 771 or via email: sandy@inkdigital.com.au or direct message the Giving Gold for Lou Facebook page.

Ballarat Swap Meet

When: 20 February 2015 07:00 AM - 22 February 2015 12:00 PM
@ Ballarat Airport, Airport Road, Ballarat

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 February The Ballarat Swap Meet is Australia’s largest Swap Meet. The car park will be open from 6.00am and site access from 7.00am. Cost: $10.00 per day, Children under 14: Free. For further information contact 0487 175 996.

Ballarat Backyard Tasters

When: 20 February 2015 05:30 PM - 20 February 2015 08:30 PM
@ Alfred Deakin Place, 5 Camp St, Ballarat

Friday 20 February 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.

Creswick Theatre Company Movie Night

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

Friday 20 February Creswick Theatre Company presents Around The World In 80 Ways. Tea and coffee provided. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact 03 5345 8280.

Murder Mystery Night: “A Knight To Die For”

When: 20 February 2015 07:45 PM -
@ Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek

Friday 20 February 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 includes a 3-course dinner & glass of mead on arrival. Cost: $79.00. For further information contact 03 5334 7388.

Annual Ballarat Veterans Teams Tournament

When: 21 February 2015 - 22 February 2015
@ Ken Kay Badminton Stadium, Dowling St, Ballarat

Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 February The Ballarat Badminton Association will host the 2015 Ballarat Veterans Teams Tournament. Two different venues will host this magnificent event. Cost: Free. For further information contact 03 5339 4601.

Collidescope Art Meets Fashion Catwalk Show & VAMFF Film Series

When: 21 February 2015 12:00 PM -
@ Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St, Ballarat

Saturday 21 February Session times: 12.00pm to 2.00pm, 3.00pm to 5.00pm, 6.00 to 8.00pm and After Party 8.00pm Collidescope is a collaboration of 24 regional artists and designers who are working together to create an art as fashion catwalk series. The collection debuts at this event. The event features the VAMFF (Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival) film series. Three session times and an after party. Tickets: Adult: $25.00, Concession/Child: $15.00, After Party: $20.00. For further information contact Niki on 0432 118 913.

Buninyoung Ute Show

When: 22 February 2015 10:00 AM - 22 February 2015 03:00 PM
@ Learmonth Rd, Buninyong

Sunday 22 February Great day out, come along and help support the town of Buninyong as the local farmers market is being held the same day. All money raised will be going to the Buninyoung CFA and the Ballarat Cancer Centre. Cost: Gold coin donation. For further information contact 0498 197 631.

"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.

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.

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.

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.