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    April 2020

    Green Drinks

    April 8 @ 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

    April 8 @ 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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    Rotary Club of Ballarat South

    April 9 @ 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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    Trivia at Brown Hill Pub

    April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 10 December 2020

    Brown Hill Hotel, 385 Humffray St N
    BALLARAT, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Every Thursday night the Brown Hill Hotel hosts a trivia night from 7:30PM. The trivia night features everything from music to science, geography to movies. There are drinks to be won throughout the night, and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (1 - $50 voucher, 2 - 2 Bottles of Wine, 3 - 6 Pack of Beer). This is a FREE event.

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    Beaufort Town Market – Easter Market

    April 11 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    4th Satuday of every month
    Beaufort Memorial Park,, Cnr Havelock and Livingstone Streets
    Beaufort, Victoria 3373 Australia
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    A new country town market, that will feature artisan produce, speciality foods, wine, fresh produce, arts, crafts, hand made gifts, collectibles, children's activities, old fashioned board games, pop up Devonshire tea room, DIY workshops, entertainment, food trucks, 4th Saturday of every month, 8am to 1pm at the Memorial Garden in the heart of Beaufort.

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    Ballan Farmers Market

    April 11 @ 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

    April 11 @ 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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    Clunes Farmers Market

    April 12 @ 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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    Trivia at Freight

    April 15 @ 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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    Rotary Club of Ballarat South

    April 16 @ 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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    Trivia at Brown Hill Pub

    April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 10 December 2020

    Brown Hill Hotel, 385 Humffray St N
    BALLARAT, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Every Thursday night the Brown Hill Hotel hosts a trivia night from 7:30PM. The trivia night features everything from music to science, geography to movies. There are drinks to be won throughout the night, and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (1 - $50 voucher, 2 - 2 Bottles of Wine, 3 - 6 Pack of Beer). This is a FREE event.

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    April 18 @ 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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    Talbot Farmers Market

    April 19 @ 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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    Free
    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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    Trivia at Freight

    April 22 @ 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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    Rotary Club of Ballarat South

    April 23 @ 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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    Trivia at Brown Hill Pub

    April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 10 December 2020

    Brown Hill Hotel, 385 Humffray St N
    BALLARAT, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free

    Every Thursday night the Brown Hill Hotel hosts a trivia night from 7:30PM. The trivia night features everything from music to science, geography to movies. There are drinks to be won throughout the night, and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (1 - $50 voucher, 2 - 2 Bottles of Wine, 3 - 6 Pack of Beer). This is a FREE event.

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    Ballarat Farmers Market

    April 25 @ 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 28 November 2020

    Lake Wendouree, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    The market features fresh vegetables, including certified-organic, 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, salami, donuts, mushrooms, eco-homewares, Cornish pasties, fresh ground coffee, yummy biscuits, hand-made jewellery, knife sharpening and much more... there really is…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    April 25 @ 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
    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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    Fermenting is deliciously simple.

    April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    ORTO FARM, 100, Allisons Road
    Blampied, 3364 Australia
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    $117

    Join me if you can for a fermenting class at ORTO Farm Blampied, Central Victoria, on Sunday 26th of April from 2-5pm. I will teach you to make: sourdough levain vegetable ferments honey ferments garlic ferment water kefir drinks It will be a hands-on class. Each ferment is incredibly simple and uses the same principle. With just a few tips to ensure success. To book and purchase tickets please visit: https://villagedreaming.com.au/…/fermenting-is-deliciously…/

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    Trivia at Freight

    April 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
    + 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.

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