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    November 2019

    2019 Clunes Show

    November 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Clunes Showgrounds, 54 Victoria Street
    Clunes, Victoria 3370 Australia
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    $5 – $15
    Clunes Show

    The Clunes Showgrounds will come alive again on November 16th this year as Clunes welcomes locals and visitors alike to its 159th annual show. Come along to enjoy all the fun of a traditional family show, with livestock and homecrafts competitions, a full horse program, entertainment for the kids, and music on the stage. This year there will be a mechanical bull later in the afternoon for some hilarious country fun, along with old favourites the keg throwing, tug-o-war, ladies…

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    Acrylic Pouring for Beginners

    November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $120.00

    The Acrylic Pouring for Beginners workshop is an introductory workshop for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring. Paints are not pre-mixed and you will make two 20x25cm paintings. Acrylic pouring is a mesmerising, satisfying and meditative – ideal for settling the mind and inner healing via abstract expression. Participants will create two beautiful pieces of art and will learn how to recreate the experience at home thereby building upon the skills learnt during…

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    Resin Art Workshop

    November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $225.00

    Using resin in art is exciting and satisfying. Come and learn the technical aspects and create yourself a beautiful piece of art. Ever wanted to make your own masterpiece in resin and weren't sure where to start? Maggie will guide you through the process in this hands-on beginners Resin Art Workshop. You'll design and create a 45 round artwork. You can either hang your artwork or use it as a side table (table parts included). Resin will be provided along…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    November 19 @ 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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    Beaufort Town Market

    November 23 @ 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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    Wasted Pillow Factory

    November 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Debbie Weston Maker, Shop 7, Block Arcade, Doveton Street Sth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Wasted Pillow Factory

    Over the next 2 weeks Shop 7 Block arcade Ballarat will become the ultimate reclaimed pillow factory. (Friday, Monday 12.30 - 4pm and Saturdays 10pm to 4pm) You can design create or make your own pillows using Maverick Upholstery's waste and off cut fabric then filled with Deb Weston's #iwaslandfill shorts. We have a huge amount of fabric patterns, floral's, stripes and textures. There are so many different kinds on offer just check out the fabric files. Over the next…

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    Drawing for Beginners

    November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 14 December 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $170.00

    Drawing for Beginners Saturday 23rd November – 14th December 1-3pm In this four week drawing for beginners course you will learn the basics of drawing and develop foundation skills including pencil, charcoal, shading, sketching, cross hatching, line, perspective and composition. You will learn about the materials needed to begin your drawing journey, such as different pencil types, charcoals, different erasers, paper varieties, and more so that you will feel confident to choose your own materials independently in the future for…

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    SpringFest Ballarat – Market Sunday

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Springfest Ballarat, Lake Wendouree
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    SpringFest

    Visit Ballarat’s famous annual Springtime event. There’s something for the whole family! If you enjoy your retail therapy with a side of fresh air and picturesque surroundings, SpringFest Ballarat – Market Sunday is well worth a visit. Proudly presented by Optus – SpringFest Ballarat is a project of the Rotary Club of Ballarat and a must-do for the whole family. The annual market spans the entire six kilometres of the Lake Wendouree foreshore and features over 530 market stalls, serving…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    November 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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    Wool Meet Again Ballarat Pub Craft

    November 26 @ 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

    Oscar’s Hotel, 18 Doveton Street South
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Bring crafty goodness, ready to roll. Bring show and tell if you have a FO (finished object) you want to show off. Any art or craft is fine. Sing out if you want help starting fibre arts.

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    Wool Meet Again Ballarat Pub Craft

    November 26 @ 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

    November 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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    Mosaic Workshop – Make your own House Number

    November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 November 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $160.00

    Term Four Mosaic Workshop - Make your own House Number Wednesday Evening 7-9pm 27th November till 18th December This term's workshop is to create a mosaic house number, which will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel free to bring along anything special you want to incorporate. The course will run over four weeks from the 16th October till 7th November on the…

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    Repair Cafe Ballarat

    November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Ballarat Tech School, 136 Albert Street
    Ballarat Central, 3350
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    Free

    If an item is broken, why not fix it? Don't throw it away! This is the concept behind Repair Cafe Ballarat, a free event where community members meet to share skills and fix items that would otherwise go to landfill. If you have a broken item, come in to Repair Cafe Ballarat with what you think you will need to fix it. You will be paired with a volunteer fixer to work on the repair while learning how to do…

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    December 2019

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    December 3 @ 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

    December 3 @ 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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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    December 7 @ 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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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    December 10 @ 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
    + 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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    Wool Meet Again Ballarat Pub Craft

    December 10 @ 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

    Oscar’s Hotel, 18 Doveton Street South
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free

    Bring crafty goodness, ready to roll. Bring show and tell if you have a FO (finished object) you want to show off. Any art or craft is fine. Sing out if you want help starting fibre arts.

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    Repair Cafe Ballarat Christmas Event

    December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Ballarat Tech School, 136 Albert Street
    Ballarat Central, 3350
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    Free

    If an item is broken, why not fix it? Don't throw it away! This is the concept behind Repair Cafe Ballarat, a free event where community members meet to share skills and fix items that would otherwise go to landfill. If you have a broken item, come in to Repair Cafe Ballarat for this special Christmas event with what you think you will need to fix it. You will be paired with a volunteer fixer to work on the repair…

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