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    May 2020

    Greater Ballarat Salvos – Digital Doorknock

    May 1 - June 14
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia + Google Map
    Free

    In these unprecedented times we know that our services will be in high demand in the Greater Ballarat catchment as people face the financial and social fallout of this major global event. In the greater Ballarat region our fundraising goal for 2020 is $60,000 and whilst it may be ambitious in these times when many people are experiencing the financial impacts of this pandemic, the support of our local community is needed more than ever to enable us to continue…

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    Saturday 6K Lake Walk

    May 30 @ 9:20 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Saturday, repeating until 19 December 2020

    Pleasant St Roundabout Lake Wendouree, 101 Pleasant Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Sat 6k Lake Walkers meet 9.20am weekly at Pleasant St Roundabout at Lake Wendouree. Gentle pace 70 minute walk of lake. Good conversation. Coffee opportunity after walk.

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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    May 31 @ 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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    June 2020

    Starting a Business – Getting it RIGHT (morning)

    June 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until 30 June 2020

    Platypus Coworking, Level 2, 51 Lydiard St Sth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Starting your own business can be a daunting task. I help take the uncertainty and confusion out of starting a business. I know how overwhelming it can be trying to find the right information and get the right advice. With the right guidance, support and advice from an Entrepreneurship Facilitator you can DO IT with confidence. And for FREE. In this 1 hour introduction I will step you through the process of turning a business idea into a reality today…

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    Quiz Night at Irish Murphy’s

    June 1 @ 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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    Free
    Ballarat events at Irish Murphy's
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    Indoor Health Walk

    June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 22 December 2020

    Ken Kay Ballarat Badminton Stadium, Dowling St Wendouree
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Badminton Stadium Indoor Walk Tuesdays 10am at 407 Dowling Street. Health walk with opportunity to rest also opportunity to walk further and faster. Cuppa after 45 minute walk.

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    June 2 @ 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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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    June 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First 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 History Group undertakes research into the history of the Gardens. A major project which has involved members for many years is the extraction of references to the gardens primarily from Ballarat City Council correspondence files which are housed at the Ballarat Archives Centre of the Public Record Office Victoria, but also from newspapers and resources held by the Ballarat Historical Society at the Gold Museum. This primary research material has been collated to form the basis of a major…

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    Trivia Night at the Mallow

    June 3 @ 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

    June 3 @ 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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    Trivia at Brown Hill Pub

    June 4 @ 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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    Lake Wendouree Outdoor Walk

    June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 18 December 2020

    Lake Wendouree, 27A Lake Wendouree Foreshore
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Fridays 10am meet outside Boatshed Restaurant on Wendouree Parade. Health walk with opportunity to rest. 2 walk groups, short and supported (shorter walk at gentle pace, a 30 to 45 min walk) or faster and further (up to 6k full walk of Lake, a 60 to 70 min walk). Cuppa in Boatshed Restaurant after walk. Nice scones!

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    Ballarat: Peaceful demonstration

    June 5 @ 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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    Free
    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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    Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    June 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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    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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    Design Market

    June 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 29 November 2020

    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Design Market

    Next time you come to the Bridge Mall Farmers Market you should check out our new addition the ‘Bridge Mall Design Market’, full of local Ballarat designers. Have a gift to buy? Or want to treat yourself?

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    Daylesford Farmers Market

    June 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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    Saturday 6K Lake Walk

    June 6 @ 9:20 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Saturday, repeating until 19 December 2020

    Pleasant St Roundabout Lake Wendouree, 101 Pleasant Street
    Ballarat, 3350
    + Google Map
    Free

    Sat 6k Lake Walkers meet 9.20am weekly at Pleasant St Roundabout at Lake Wendouree. Gentle pace 70 minute walk of lake. Good conversation. Coffee opportunity after walk.

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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    June 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Regular monthly communal produce swap, where goods can be placed on the swap table, and whatever is needed is taken. Nothing is sold, although a donation to the host - the Ballarat Community Garden is always appreciated. Anything left at the end of the swap is taken to # Food is Free Laneway. While the focus of the swap is on produce, many other things are swapped - seeds, plants, baked goods, recycled items, books, knowledge and experience. The kettle…

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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    June 7 @ 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
    + Google Map
    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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    Quiz Night at Irish Murphy’s

    June 8 @ 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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    Free
    Ballarat events at Irish Murphy's
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