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    July 2019

    Ballarat Events - Creswick Market

    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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    Smythesdale Country 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 28 February 2021

    Woady Yaloak Historical Society Inc., 19 Heales St
    Smythesdale, Victoria 3351 Australia
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    Free

    A small country market in the country with free parking, free entry and free smiles. The Historical hosts the market in the Historic Precinct at Smythesdale. We run the Sausage Sizzle as well as a small cafe where you can sit and relax with a coffee and scone. Also sell second hand books at bargain prices. All profits go towards maintaning the Historic buildings and grounds

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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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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    July 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Daylesford Railway Station, 18 Raglan Street
    Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Daylesford Sunday Market

    Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Plenty of free parking.

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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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    Quiz Night at Irish Murphy’s

    July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

    Irish Murphy’s, 36 Sturt Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Guiding Friends

    July 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The Guiding Friends  are interested in learning and sharing their knowledge of these heritage gardens.  The guides pride themselves on their friendly and informative tours. Informal meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the George Longley Building. The meetings are more like workshops and a range of activities takes place – guest speakers, garden tours, excursions, preparing brochures and AV presentations to enhance visitors' experience of the gardens and opportunities to research topics…

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    Faraway Storytelling

    July 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17 December 2019

    Collins on Lydiard, 22 Lydiard Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Faraway storytelling

    Step into the magical world of children’s adventures with Faraway Storytelling where you will travel from a world of dinosaurs to a toadstool village for fairies and all the places in between. Faraway Storytelling at Collins Booksellers will be held every Tuesday at 10am. It is ideal for children aged 3 - 5 years and for parents who want to relax for a moment while their children listen to a story for half an hour. The heritage-listed location of ‘Collins…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat gardening group - Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

    Growing Friends is an enthusiastic group of gardeners who are considerably knowledgeable about plants, especially those that thrive in the Ballarat environment. The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming of new members wanting to share in the love of gardening. The Growing Friends meet in the Friends Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre, every Tuesday and every second Sunday of the month 1-4pm, no matter what the weather. Growing Friends ensures that a selection of plants is always available…

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    Ballarat Craft Meet Up

    July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 10 December 2019

    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 26 November 2019

    Lakeview Hotel, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    A few hours of crafting with other crafty folk. All crafts welcome. We will be in the champagne room ready for a catch up.

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    Wool Meet Again Ballarat Pub Craft

    July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 13 May 2021

    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Lakeview Hotel, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Come on down. Bring your craft project (and some show and tell). See you there!

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia
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    ballarat and district genealogical society meetings

    4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) 7:30pm, Meeting Room, Ballarat Central Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat This exciting program of subjects of interest to the genealogist has been arranged. Come along to the meetings and listen to those many and varied guest speakers, ask questions and find some answers to those hard to solve problems.

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    Christmas in July Wednesdays!

    July 24 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 July 2019

    Hop Temple, 24-28 Armstrong Street North
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Christmas in July

    Every Wednesday night at Hop we'll be celebrating Christmas in July. It's perfect for the little and big kids alike. We're lighting up the venue like it's Christmas with lights, and decorations, we'll have live carols, turkey chili hot pots, mulled wine and cider, and stout. On the final Wednesday of the month we'll be playing Drag Christmas Trivia! We highly recommend booking for this. To do so, inbox or call us.

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    Trivia Night at the Mallow

    July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

    The Mallow Hotel, 20 Skipton Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Free Trivia. 7:30pm start. $18 burgers and $15 jugs of beer. Prizes and booze to be won.

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    Permies at the Pub

    July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Irish Murphys, 36 Sturt Street
    Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia

    Join us for drinks, dinner and a chat. Purely a social evening and a great chance for new people to meet current BPG members or old friends to catch up.

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    National Tree Day – Learn How to Prune Your Fruit Trees

    July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Crouch Park, Kenworthy Place
    Mount Pleasant, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Prune Your Fruit Trees

    Learn how to prune and care for your fruit trees. Mitch Kemp from the City of Ballarat will demonstrate and talk about: Fruit tree pruning theory and techniques Basic tree function – how trees work Soil improvement Pest and disease control If weather is poor, please bring your rain coat, gum boots & umbrella. To register phone Reception 5329 3273 or email community@ballaratnc.org.au Morning tea provided Bring your own gloves, secateurs & long handle pruners to have a try! Our…

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    Mature Entrepreneurs Ballarat Meetup – Networking every Friday

    July 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 13 December 2019

    Nonee & Co Market store and Cafe, Shop 2 20a Sturt Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Come and have a coffee and network with like-minded people. Every Friday we meet at Nonee & Co in Ballarat for a casual catch up and networking. This is for mature entreprepreneurs - people who are either in business or thinking about it, and who are aged 45+. Be inspired! Meet new people. This event is organised by Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs' Paul Miller, Entrepreneurship Facilitator for the Ballarat region. Entrepreneurship Facilitators are funded by the Australian Government for more information…

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    Friday Karaoke Night

    July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 26 January 2020

    Robin Hood Hotel, 33 Peel Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Karaoke Night

    Karaoke in the Urban Bar every Friday Night! $6 IRON JACK SCHOONERS $5 HOUSE WINES $10 COCKTAILS

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    July 27 @ 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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    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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    STARTUP! – Business Planning Workshop

    July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Platypus Coworking, Level 2, 51 Lydiard St Sth
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Maximise your chances of business success in this one-day workshop. Your trainer and Entrepreneurship Facilitator will show you how to plan, prepare, and test your business idea, and how to confidently get your business off to a flying start. Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, a business plan template, and our comprehensive Guide to Business Success. In this workshop we will cover: Your Legal and Tax requirements Business structures and registrations Developing a financial…

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