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    August 2019

    Skyview: Colours of Earth and Water

    August 24 - October 20
    Fairbanks Eye Gallery, 917a Sturt Street
    Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
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    Free

    "Skyview: Colours of Earth and Water" is the culmination of seven years of aerial photography by acclaimed photographer Mieke Boynton. The exhibition showcases a large collection of abstract aerial images with superb combinations of colours, shapes, patterns and details, captured during chartered flights over Iceland, New Zealand and the vast Kimberley and Coral Coasts of Western Australia. About the artist: Mieke Boynton is an APS Grand Master photographer, specialising in landscape and aerial photography. She has received national and international…

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    September 2019

    Discover More Online

    September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 21 October 2019

    Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre, 12-14 Violet Grove
    Wendouree, Victoria 3355 Australia
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    Free

    Discover More Online is a series of individual workshops covering various topics. Choose from any or all of the following, FREE stand-alone 2.5 hour sessions: MyGov - Learn how to create a MyGov account & link to Government services such as Centrelink, Medicare, My Aged Care, Disability, the ATO & My Health Record. Buy & Sell on Facebook - Learn how to safely use Facebook Marketplace & groups to buy and sell your second hand or new items. Buy &…

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    Quiz Night at Irish Murphy’s

    September 23 @ 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
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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Guiding Friends

    September 24 @ 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

    September 24 @ 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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    Wool Meet Again Ballarat Pub Craft

    September 24 @ 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

    September 24 @ 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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    Bridge Mall’s Pop-Up Play Space

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    One event on 25 September 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on 26 September 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 30 September 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on 2 October 2019 at 12:00 pm

    One event on 4 October 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Pop up play space

    Our POP-UP PLAY SPACE will have toys, games and activities at selected times during the spring school holidays! We are pleased to be partnering with: The Athlete's Foot Ballarat: Shoe lace tying lessons Parent Place Ballarat - City of Ballarat: Pop-Up Playgroup Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Ballarat Toy Library Noah's Ark Inc. Stay tuned for more details!

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    Ballarat Arts Alive Members’ Social Evening

    September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    The Lost Ones Basement Bar, 14 Camp Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    ballarat events - ballarat arts alive members social event

    Get your USB sticks loaded with your latest project and come along to the Lost Ones Basement Bar on last Wednesday of the month.  If you’re not a Ballarat Arts Alive member yet, you can join on the night and use the card at the bar to get 10% off drinks! OR you can join and pay online right here!

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    Ballarat Writers – Members Night

    September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant Street South
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat writers events

    Our Members’ Nights are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). They are held at The Bunch of Grapes Hotel, at 401 Pleasant St South, which has a private room that is easily accessible – no stairs! Come along at 7pm or enjoy dinner beforehand – the kitchen is open from 5.30pm.

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    Trivia Night at the Mallow

    September 25 @ 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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    Bridge Mall’s Pop-Up Play Space

    September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    One event on 25 September 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 26 September 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 30 September 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 2 October 2019 at 12:00 pm

    One event on 4 October 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Pop up play space

    Our POP-UP PLAY SPACE will have toys, games and activities at selected times during the spring school holidays! We are pleased to be partnering with: The Athlete's Foot Ballarat: Shoe lace tying lessons Parent Place Ballarat - City of Ballarat: Pop-Up Playgroup Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Ballarat Toy Library Noah's Ark Inc. Stay tuned for more details!

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    Cafe Skills

    September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 3 October 2019

    Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre, 12-14 Violet Grove
    Wendouree, Victoria 3355 Australia
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    Free

    Considering a career in hospitality or food service? Focusing on hospitality settings such as hospitals and nursing homes, canteens, business meetings and community events. Develop the skills required to work in these larger scale food service operations - where staff are currently in high demand. Course will cover practical topics including using a tea-trolley, cleaning routines, event set-up, bulk food prep and food hygiene. Includes completion of the ‘Do Food Safely’ Program. LENGTH: 7 Sessions COST: FREE

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    Permies at the Pub

    September 26 @ 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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    So Fresh Grand Final Eve Eve

    September 26 @ 9:00 pm - September 27 @ 9:00 pm
    Karova Lounge, 15 Field Street
    Ballarat, Vic 3350 Australia
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    So fresh

    SO FRESH is back for ONE LAST TIME, yes that's right as Karova has announced its finishing up after 15 years we thought we'd throw one last party! With Guy Chappel (Yacht Club DJs) throwing down the best of the 90s / 00s. We'll make sure we've got some serious drink specials to celebrate one last time! You definitely don't wanna miss this one, get in early to avoid the lines.

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    Mature Entrepreneurs Ballarat Meetup – Networking every Friday

    September 27 @ 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

    September 27 @ 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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    Beaufort Town Market

    September 28 @ 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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    gold coin

    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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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    September 28 @ 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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    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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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    September 29 @ 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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