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    January 2021

    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    January 24 @ 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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    Avoca Riverside Market

    January 24 @ 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 27 June 2021

    Avoca River, Cambridge Street
    Avoca, Victoria 3467 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Avoca Riverside Market

    The Avoca Riverside Market is held along the banks of the Avoca River and in Cambridge St. The tranquility of the venue adds to the enjoyment of meandering around the market. Between 50 and 70 stallholders provide a varied range of goods, including wine, crafts, fresh food, soaps, candles, plants, garden art, clothing, jewellery, lollies and more. Local community groups are encouraged to run the BBQ each month to raise funds for their organisation. The day starts with a bacon…

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    Quiz Night at Irish Murphy’s

    January 25 @ 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

    January 26 @ 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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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    January 26 @ 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 Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    January 26 @ 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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    Ballarat Writers – Members Night

    January 27 @ 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

    January 27 @ 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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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    January 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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    February 2021

    Quiz Night at Irish Murphy’s

    February 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
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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    February 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

    February 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

    February 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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    Daylesford Farmers Market

    February 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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    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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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    February 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

    February 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
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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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    Quiz Night at Irish Murphy’s

    February 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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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
    + Google Map
    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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    Trivia Night at the Mallow

    February 10 @ 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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    Ballan Farmers Market

    February 13 @ 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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    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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