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    June 2019

    Refugee Week: Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

    June 19 @ 12:30 pm
    Nazareth House, 218 Mill St
    Lake Wendouree, 3350
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    $20

    Soup and sandwiches will be served at Nazareth House Hall (218 Mill St, Lake Wendouree) at 12.30pm on Wednesday 19th June with all proceeds assisting local, vulnerable people. Everyone is welcome to attend. Presentations by “Women of Ballarat” Featuring: - Anna Krohn – Women of the Past - Ann Foley – Women of Today - Deruka Dekuek – Women of the Future Launch of major fundraising competition. 1st Prize: 2 nights accommodation for 2 people at Grand Pacific Hotel, Lorne.…

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    Brown Hill Market

    June 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 7 July 2019

    Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North
    Brown Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
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    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, ugg boots, new clothing, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends,…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
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    Free
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    Homemade &​ Homegrown Food, Produce, Seeds & Skills to Swap & Share. No money changes hands. Bring your figs and take home some jam, swap your worm juice for a pumpkin, an hour of mowing for some sewing…. Norm's world famous wood fired pizza will be on offer & tea/ coffee by donation. A great social morning. All welcome at rear Creswick Neighbourhood Centre – co-hosted with Creswick Community Garden. If you don't have something to swap, just bring an…

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    Refugee Week: Nepalese Banquet

    June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Ballarat South Community Hub, 11 Tuppen Dr
    Sebastopol, 3356
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    $30 – $40

    Celebrate Refugee Week 2019 Join us for a Nepalese feast prepared by local Nepalese couple, Susan and Raj. They will prepare a three course meal for your enjoyment while sharing their story of coming to Australia as refugees. This event is proudly supported by the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (BRMC), Ballarat Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Network (BRASSN) and Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre (BNC). Cost: $40 Adult / $30 Child Buy Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BDGMP

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    Victorian Sheep Show

    June 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Ballarat Showgrounds, Cnr Creswick Rd & Howitt St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Sheep Show

    Fibre, Food, Fashion & Farm Festival with 2019 relaunching the Victorian Sheep Show (Poll Dorset as Feature Breed) in its brand new home alongside the Ballarat Alpaca Show. An extravaganza showcasing all sheep breeds, fibre, food and fashion, alpacas, working sheepdogs, machinery.

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    Community Lunch

    June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 28 June 2019

    Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, Tuppen Drive
    Sebastopol, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $9

    COMMUNITY LUNCHES - ALL ARE WELCOME! 2nd & 4th Friday of each month 12 noon - 1pm 2 Course menu - Costing $9 Bookings and payment are essential - PH 5329 3273

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    Taste of Truffles

    June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 16 June 2019

    One event on 8 June 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on 14 June 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on 29 June 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on 18 June 2019 at 10:00 am

    Black Cat Truffles, 150 Howards Road
    Wattle Flat, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    $120
    Taste of Truffles

    Join us throughout June, July and August for ‘A Taste of Truffles’ - an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic delicacy. Talk to the truffle growers, see their truffle dogs in action, harvest truffles and sample a range of truffle infused treats with tips on how to get the best from your truffle. The day starts at 10am sharp and the ticket includes all the day’s activities and tastings of 6 different dishes and a glass of…

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    July 2019

    Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    July 6 @ 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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    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

    July 6 @ 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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    Ballan Farmers Market

    July 13 @ 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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    Clunes Farmers Market

    July 14 @ 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
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    Creswick Farmers Market

    July 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
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    Located in the picturesque and historic township of Creswick, just 20 minutes to either Ballarat or Daylesford. The Creswick Market is open 9am till 1pm, on the third Saturday of every month. The market is a great day out for the whole family – Bring the kids and your four-footed friends – you’re all welcome. Free live music and over 90 specialist boutique sites, offering a variety of unique locally made goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made…

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    July 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
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    Members and friends of the garden we need you! Come and help keep the garden in shape at our friendly bee and share a cuppa and some morning tea! Look forward to seeing you there.

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    Murder Mystery – A Night to Die For

    July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    One event on 30 March 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 27 April 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 11 May 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 8 June 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 20 July 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 3 August 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 14 September 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Road
    Leigh Creek, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    $99

    On the night of a royal wedding joining two kingdoms as one, the young bride is found in her chambers, viciously murdered. But who is the killer at large? Tensions are palpable as the rulers of three kingdoms deny responsibility for the tragedy. However, one of them is lying through their teeth. Journey throughout the Castle walls to witness secret rendezvous, question suspects, and uncover clues before the evidence runs cold. Remember, everyone is guilty until proven innocent, and until…

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    Talbot Farmers Market

    July 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 January 2021

    Heritage Precinct, Scandinavian Crescent & Camp Street
    Talbot, Victoria 3371 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Talbot Farmers Market

    On the third Sunday of every month the tiny town of Talbot comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere of the Talbot Farmers Market. Explore the stall lined streets displaying an impressive range of seasonal fruit and organic vegetables, local artisan cheese, fresh bread, local wine, gourmet oils, delicious delicacies and more.  In true country farmers’ market style you will also chickens, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings. An  ATM is available in Talbot, inside the…

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    Christmas in July | Ballarat Trotting Club

    July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Ballarat & District Trotting Club Inc., Bray Raceway Bell St
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $40

    Enjoy a night out with your friends, family or work colleagues for Christmas in July in the Terrace Restaurant on Friday 26th of July. $40pp includes a Christmas themed 3 course meal, race book, admission, table service and a night out at the Trots. Situated at the top of the grandstand, the Terrace Restaurant offers breathtaking panoramic view, making it an enticing dining option while experiencing the excitement of harness racing. Book through the racing office (03) 5335 9041 Kids'…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    July 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
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    Free
    creswick events - produce swap - ballarat produce swap

    Homemade &​ Homegrown Food, Produce, Seeds & Skills to Swap & Share. No money changes hands. Bring your figs and take home some jam, swap your worm juice for a pumpkin, an hour of mowing for some sewing…. Norm's world famous wood fired pizza will be on offer & tea/ coffee by donation. A great social morning. All welcome at rear Creswick Neighbourhood Centre – co-hosted with Creswick Community Garden. If you don't have something to swap, just bring an…

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    August 2019

    Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    August 3 @ 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

    August 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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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    Murder Mystery – A Night to Die For

    August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on 30 March 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 27 April 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 11 May 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 8 June 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 20 July 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 3 August 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 14 September 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Road
    Leigh Creek, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    $99

    On the night of a royal wedding joining two kingdoms as one, the young bride is found in her chambers, viciously murdered. But who is the killer at large? Tensions are palpable as the rulers of three kingdoms deny responsibility for the tragedy. However, one of them is lying through their teeth. Journey throughout the Castle walls to witness secret rendezvous, question suspects, and uncover clues before the evidence runs cold. Remember, everyone is guilty until proven innocent, and until…

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