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    January 2020

    Trivia at Freight

    January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 23 December 2020

    Freight Bar and Restaurant, 49 Mair Street East
    Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Freight Trivia

    Trivia at Freight is on every Wednesday night from 7:30PM, and we have $15 Burgers and Happy Hour Beer prices all night to boot. To book a table, give us a buzz or call us.

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    High Tea at Bellinzona Resort

    January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 5 March 2020

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Bellinzona Resort, 77 Main Rd
    Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $49
    High Tea at Bellinzona

    A visit to the beautiful Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region isn’t complete without experiencing an afternoon High Tea at Bellinzona Resort – a must-do Daylesford tradition. Served in our grand dining room overlooking the majestic Wombat State Forest, High Tea is presented on three-tiered stands adorned with ribbon sandwiches, savoury bites, freshly baked scones & conserve and petite fours. Accompanied by a large assortment of teas served in hand-painted fine bone China tea pots. Make your High Tea experience Sparkle…

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    Rotary Club of Ballarat South

    January 30 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until 17 December 2020

    Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $23
    Rotary

    Members and guests are invited to join us at our weekly Dinner Meeting, where we will be kept up to date with the happenings of the Club, Rotary Australian, Rotary International, a variety of guest speakers, socialisation, fun, networking, industry visits and much more.

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    Cocktail Workshop: Mojito

    January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    The Lost Ones Basement Bar, 14 Camp Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $22.73
    Mojito Workshop

    Allow one of our master bartenders to guide you through the history of the Mojito and teach you how to make the perfect summer cocktail. You'll explore the shared history with the Daiquiri and learn the proper techniques to pour, muddle, and shake. This masterclass will allow you to: -Understand the long-standing history of the drink, where it came from, its recent changes, and where it’s going in the future. -Take a look at the vast family tree of the…

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    Australian Bushfire Fundraiser Dinner

    January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Mrjonesdining, 42-44 Main Rd
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $200
    Bushfire fundraiser

    Raising money for Wildlife Victoria. A charity dinner featuring Sher Wagyu scotch fillet MS9+ kindly donated. Cocktail on arrival followed by a 4 course dinner matched with wines by Attwoods. All profits donated. The event will be in our upstairs dining room. Cost: $200 Time: 7.00pm Date : Friday 31/1/2020 Bookings: online at mrjonesdining.com.au

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    February 2020

    Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    February 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 31 January 2021

    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    Buy direct from the farmers, bakers, growers and makers. Sample fabulous food and wine, enjoy a coffee and a tasty bite to eat while listening to local artists playing live in the Mall. Free Animal Farm, and enjoy the Face painting, Jumping Castle or the Playground throughout the day. The market offers a fun and vibrant community hub with stacks of activities, local music, community events and bagfuls of information. Speaking of which, please bring your own bags because we like to minimise our…

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    Daylesford Farmers Market

    February 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 25 April 2021

    Daylesford Primary School, 102 Vincent St
    Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Daylesford Farmers Market

    The farmer's market offers fair exchange for the time and energy put in by farmers and producers to grow and make top quality foods, which will feed and nourish their customers. There is an opportunity to talk with producers and learn more about the various products, nutrients and uses, etc on offer. The Daylesford Farmers Market offers true value to consumers and the farmers who produce and grow the food.

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    High Tea at Bellinzona Resort

    February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 5 March 2020

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Bellinzona Resort, 77 Main Rd
    Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $49
    High Tea at Bellinzona

    A visit to the beautiful Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region isn’t complete without experiencing an afternoon High Tea at Bellinzona Resort – a must-do Daylesford tradition. Served in our grand dining room overlooking the majestic Wombat State Forest, High Tea is presented on three-tiered stands adorned with ribbon sandwiches, savoury bites, freshly baked scones & conserve and petite fours. Accompanied by a large assortment of teas served in hand-painted fine bone China tea pots. Make your High Tea experience Sparkle…

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    Year of the Rat Chinese New Year Banquet

    February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Inn of Khong, 519 Main Rd
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $30 – $50
    Year of the Rat

    Chinese New Year Banquet 2020 Welcome the first year of a new lunar cycle, the Year of the Rat on Sunday February 2nd. Inn of Khong, Main Rd Ballarat. Arrive from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. BYO drinks or buy from the restaurant. Cost $50 adult or $30 child includes tickets for the raffle, always some great prizes on offer. Lion dance and cultural performances. Numbers strictly limited, will sell out quickly. Bookings to Michelle 0421 608 783 windy.ridge@live.com.au wechat…

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    Trivia at Freight

    February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 23 December 2020

    Freight Bar and Restaurant, 49 Mair Street East
    Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Freight Trivia

    Trivia at Freight is on every Wednesday night from 7:30PM, and we have $15 Burgers and Happy Hour Beer prices all night to boot. To book a table, give us a buzz or call us.

    Find out more »

    High Tea at Bellinzona Resort

    February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 5 March 2020

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Bellinzona Resort, 77 Main Rd
    Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $49
    High Tea at Bellinzona

    A visit to the beautiful Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region isn’t complete without experiencing an afternoon High Tea at Bellinzona Resort – a must-do Daylesford tradition. Served in our grand dining room overlooking the majestic Wombat State Forest, High Tea is presented on three-tiered stands adorned with ribbon sandwiches, savoury bites, freshly baked scones & conserve and petite fours. Accompanied by a large assortment of teas served in hand-painted fine bone China tea pots. Make your High Tea experience Sparkle…

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    Rotary Club of Ballarat South

    February 6 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Thursday, repeating until 17 December 2020

    Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $23
    Rotary

    Members and guests are invited to join us at our weekly Dinner Meeting, where we will be kept up to date with the happenings of the Club, Rotary Australian, Rotary International, a variety of guest speakers, socialisation, fun, networking, industry visits and much more.

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    Ballan Farmers Market

    February 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 27 June 2021

    The Mill Cottage, 96 Inglis Street
    Ballan, Victoria 3342 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Ballan Farmers Market

    We are a community based and volunteer run, not-for-profit market donating our proceeds back to local charities and organisations. Ballan Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month from 9.00am to 1.00pm. The Ballan Farmers Market commenced in November 2011 in its unique location - The Mill Cottage, 96 Inglis Street Ballan. With 25 or more stallholders placed throughout the beautiful surrounds our market attracts hundreds of people each month. The Mill Cottage is a beautiful old world…

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    Ballarat Farmers Market

    February 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 12 December 2020

    Wendouree Pde, opposite the Botanical Gardens, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    The market features fresh vegetables, fruit, plants (including natives, edibles & succulents), bread, olive oil, cheese, jams, chutneys & sauces, coffee van, wide range of hot food cooked on the spot, clothing, fudge, gifts, health bars, eggs, honey, a massive range of dry goods (flours, grains, pulses, dried fruit, herbs, herbal teas, nuts & much more), wine, Cornish pasties, fresh ground coffee, yummy biscuits, hand-made jewellery and much more... there really is something for everyone! FREE entry & free entertainment…

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    High Tea at Bellinzona Resort

    February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 5 March 2020

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Bellinzona Resort, 77 Main Rd
    Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $49
    High Tea at Bellinzona

    A visit to the beautiful Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region isn’t complete without experiencing an afternoon High Tea at Bellinzona Resort – a must-do Daylesford tradition. Served in our grand dining room overlooking the majestic Wombat State Forest, High Tea is presented on three-tiered stands adorned with ribbon sandwiches, savoury bites, freshly baked scones & conserve and petite fours. Accompanied by a large assortment of teas served in hand-painted fine bone China tea pots. Make your High Tea experience Sparkle…

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    Clunes Farmers Market

    February 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 25 April 2021

    Collins Place, Collins Place
    Clunes, Victoria 3370 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Clunes Market
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    Green Drinks

    February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    Feb - Dec
    The Lake View Hotel, 22 Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Green drinks is a non political "get together" of like minded people from a variety of backgrounds. It is a way for people interested in sustainability and the environment to meet socially. Ballarat Green Drinks is a subsidiary of the world wide “Green Drinks” movement https://www.greendrinks.org We meet on the second Wednesday, at The Lake View hotel, 22 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree. February to December. From about 6:15 meals and drinks are ordered and consumed, and then an interesting speaker…

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    Trivia at Freight

    February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 23 December 2020

    Freight Bar and Restaurant, 49 Mair Street East
    Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Freight Trivia

    Trivia at Freight is on every Wednesday night from 7:30PM, and we have $15 Burgers and Happy Hour Beer prices all night to boot. To book a table, give us a buzz or call us.

    Find out more »

    High Tea at Bellinzona Resort

    February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 5 March 2020

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Bellinzona Resort, 77 Main Rd
    Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $49
    High Tea at Bellinzona

    A visit to the beautiful Daylesford / Hepburn Springs region isn’t complete without experiencing an afternoon High Tea at Bellinzona Resort – a must-do Daylesford tradition. Served in our grand dining room overlooking the majestic Wombat State Forest, High Tea is presented on three-tiered stands adorned with ribbon sandwiches, savoury bites, freshly baked scones & conserve and petite fours. Accompanied by a large assortment of teas served in hand-painted fine bone China tea pots. Make your High Tea experience Sparkle…

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    Ballarat Speakers Club February Luncheon

    February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    City Oval Hotel, 1321 Mair St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $40

    Legendary Australian singer and guitarist Joe Creighton grew up in Belfast during the late 1960s under the backdrop of the civil rights movement, riots, religious and social unrest – regularly going to clubs and listening to Van Morrison and his band known as Them. Joe had a band of his own and music was to become the driving force of his life. He emigrated to Australia in the late 60’s where his career took off. Joe has since performed with…

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