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    January 2020

    Ballarat Events - Creswick Market

    Creswick Farmers Market

    January 18 @ 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

    January 18 @ 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

    January 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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    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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    Festive Season at Daylesford Cider

    January 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 20 January 2020

    Daylesford Cider Company, 155 Dairyflat Road
    Musk, Victoria 3461 Australia
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    Daylesford Cider Company

    ~ Every day as a weekend! ~ Our kitchen will be open for lunch every day between Friday 20th December and Monday 13th January, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We look forward to warmly welcoming you either side of Christmas, cheers! BOOKINGS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED DURING PEAK SEASON - just give us a call on (03) 5348 2275 to reserve a table for lunch.

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    The Mallow Bushfire Appeal

    January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Mallow Hotel, 20 Skipton Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Mallow Bushfire Appeal

    Sweat Dreams DJs and their mates DJ SBS, Sol James, DJ Rendezvous DJ PLMH Stress’d & Slyshun are donating their time on the decks for a good cause. Join us in the yard for a bevy and a dance to raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. The Mallow will be kindly donating $1 from every pot and $2 from every pint towards the appeal. Meat raffle donated by Salt Kitchen Charcuterie. This event is free. Any donations towards the…

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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    January 19 @ 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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    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

    January 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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    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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    Festive Season at Daylesford Cider

    January 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 20 January 2020

    Daylesford Cider Company, 155 Dairyflat Road
    Musk, Victoria 3461 Australia
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    Daylesford Cider Company

    ~ Every day as a weekend! ~ Our kitchen will be open for lunch every day between Friday 20th December and Monday 13th January, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We look forward to warmly welcoming you either side of Christmas, cheers! BOOKINGS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED DURING PEAK SEASON - just give us a call on (03) 5348 2275 to reserve a table for lunch.

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    Summer Sundays – Week 3

    January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Summer Sundays

    One of Ballarat's most popular events, Summer Sundays, will return to the beautiful surrounds of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens over three Sundays in January 2020. This event will liven up the gardens with a range of music from jazz to rock'n'roll to folk music. This FREE event is presented by the City of Ballarat. Music Line-up: - Anna Bilbrough - Tim Rogers - Kee'ahn - Sunnyside Food Line-up: - The Forge Pizzeria - Round The Way - Grill Your Hunger…

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    The Ezra Lee Show – Ballarat

    January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hop Temple, 24-28 Armstrong Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    The Ezra Lee Show

    Ezra Lee is Australia's piano playing wild man with an original style that's steeped in rumbling boogie woogie, low down blues and untamed rockabilly. As a teenager Ezra joined legendary Australian band Johnny Green's Blues Cowboys (featured in the ABC documentary Heart Of Country series), playing up and down the east coast of Australia. In 2009 Ezra wrote and released two albums, Out Of The Valley and You Can't Stop A Freight Train on the iconic rockabilly label Preston Records…

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    Festive Season at Daylesford Cider

    January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 20 January 2020

    Daylesford Cider Company, 155 Dairyflat Road
    Musk, Victoria 3461 Australia
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    Daylesford Cider Company

    ~ Every day as a weekend! ~ Our kitchen will be open for lunch every day between Friday 20th December and Monday 13th January, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We look forward to warmly welcoming you either side of Christmas, cheers! BOOKINGS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED DURING PEAK SEASON - just give us a call on (03) 5348 2275 to reserve a table for lunch.

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    Quiz Night at Irish Murphy’s

    January 20 @ 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 – Growing Friends

    January 21 @ 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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    Starting a Business? Need to register an ABN, Business name, or Domain name?

    January 21 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
    Platypus Coworking, Level 2, 51 Lydiard St Sth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    I help you get started in business. If you live in Ballarat and surrounding regions, I can assist in all matters. Entrepreneurship Facilitators are funded by the Australian Government. We work together with you to help you achieve your business goals. We provide hands-on assistance, practical advice and expert guidance and mentoring support to get you started and keep you on course, all at NO COST to you. Mentoring support is avaialbe on an ongoing basis. So whether you are…

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    Pitch your Business – Ballarat

    January 22 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
    Platypus Coworking, Level 2, 51 Lydiard St Sth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Tell us about your business, then stay for networking. About this Event This event is designed to help you make meaningful connections with other businesses in Ballarat. Each person will have 30 seconds to tell us what their business is and what makes them brilliant. If you need help putting your pitch together, try using the template below. Reserve your spot today and get to work on your pitch. HOW TO WRITE YOUR PITCH: For a service business: We help(your…

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    Trivia Night at the Mallow

    January 22 @ 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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    Trivia at Freight

    January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Freight Bar and Restaurant, 49 Mair Street East
    Ballarat Central, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    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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    Smart Building and Living Expo – Buninyong

    January 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Royal Park, cnr Hedrick and Warrenheip St
    Buninyong, Victoria 3357 Australia
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    Sustainability Expo

    Now in its seventh year, the Smart Building and Living Expo is an established feature of Australia’s biggest Sustainable Living Festival. The Sustainable Living Festival aims to inspire and empower everyday Australians to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living by raising awareness and providing the tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face.

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    Ballarat: Peaceful demonstration

    January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 18 December 2020

    Titanic Bandstand, Sturt Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Extinction Rebellion

    Every Friday evening, we will be conducting our weekly peaceful demonstration in Ballarat. Meet at the Titanic Bandstand in Sturt Street, opposite Camp Street at 5:00pm for a briefing. The action will commence at roughly 5:30pm. Signs and placards will be provided. The intention is to conduct a 'walk around' the intersections in Sturt Street, near the Town Hall, to raise awareness of Extinction Rebellion and draw attention to the Climate Emergency.

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    Friday Karaoke Night

    January 24 @ 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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