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    May 2019

    Pottery Class – Thursday Night

    May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 27 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $225.00

    Term 2 Classes 2019 Adults Classes: NINE week term due to Anzac Day ****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome **** (pay on arrival) 2nd May – 27th June Beginners to advanced Wheelthrowing and handbuilding Set projects or self initiated $202.50 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes) Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300…

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    Mosaic Class – Thursday Morning – Make your own Mosaic Clock

    May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 30 May 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $180.00

    Term Two Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 8th May/9th May till 29th/30th May This terms workshop is a mosaic analogue clock! Teach the kids to read analogue using your own clock! This project 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 include. The course will run over four weeks from the till…

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    Childrens Pottery Class – Saturday Morning

    May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 22 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $125.00

    Term 2 Classes 2019 Children’s Classes: eight week term 4th May – 22nd June ****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome **** (pay on arrival) Saturday 10-11.30am Set projects are explored using a range of handbuilding techniques. Projects hone both imagination and fine motor skills, and explore the 3Dimensional object within space taking into consideration proportion, design and personal creativity. $125.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes) Parents…

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    Drop in Day – make your own acrylic pour painting

    May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Family Drop in Day - suitable for all ages... bring the kids, bring your mum, bring your aunty or uncle - all welcome! Express yourself and create your own acrylic pour painting. All paints are pre-mixed so you can just have fun pouring the paint on the canvas and experimenting. You can choose between 15x15cm canvas - $15 - or a 25 x 20cm canvas ($25.00) Your fee includes studio access, all the materials needed, and guidance to create your…

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    Mums & Bubs Drop in Days (Dads welcome too)

    May 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 28 May 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $10

    Drop in Sessions for mums & bubs, toddlers & pre-schoolers - Dads Welcome Too! Drop in anytime any Tuesday between 11am-3pm with your bub, toddler or pre-schooler, have a cuppa and indulge in some clay play. $15 includes studio access, coffee & tea, clay and kiln firing. No booking required.

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    May 28 @ 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 Craft Meet Up

    May 28 @ 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

    Lakeview Hotel, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    A few hours of crafting with other crafty folk. All crafts welcome. We will be in the champagne room ready for a catch up.

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    Pottery Class – Tuesday Night

    May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $225.00

    Term 2 Classes 2019 Adults Classes: TEN week term ****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome **** (pay on arrival) 23rd April – 25th June Beginners to advanced Wheelthrowing and handbuilding Set projects or self initiated $225.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes) Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would…

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    May 28 @ 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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    Pottery Class – Wednesday Morning

    May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 26 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $225.00

    Term 2 Classes 2019 Adults Classes: TEN week term ****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome **** (pay on arrival) 24th April – 26th June Beginners to advanced. Wheelthrowing and handbuilding. Set projects or self initiated. $225.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes). Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag. Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300 gm so this would…

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    Childrens Pottery Class – Wednesday Afternoons

    May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 19 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $125.00

    Term 2 Classes 2019 Children’s Classes: eight week term 1st May – 19th June ****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome **** (pay on arrival) Wednesday 4-5.30pm Set projects are explored using a range of handbuilding techniques. Projects hone both imagination and fine motor skills, and explore the 3Dimensional object within space taking into consideration proportion, design and personal creativity. $125.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes) Clay…

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    Mosaic Class – Wednesday Evening – Make your own Mosaic Clock

    May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 29 May 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $180.00

    Term Two Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 8th May/9th May till 29th/30th May This terms workshop is a mosaic analogue clock! Teach the kids to read analogue using your own clock! This project 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 include. The course will run over four weeks from the till…

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    Pottery Class – Thursday Night

    May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 27 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $225.00

    Term 2 Classes 2019 Adults Classes: NINE week term due to Anzac Day ****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome **** (pay on arrival) 2nd May – 27th June Beginners to advanced Wheelthrowing and handbuilding Set projects or self initiated $202.50 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes) Clay $16.00 per 10kg bag Glazing $19.80 per kilo when ready to take home IE – average coffee cup weighs 300…

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    Mosaic Class – Thursday Morning – Make your own Mosaic Clock

    May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 30 May 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $180.00

    Term Two Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 8th May/9th May till 29th/30th May This terms workshop is a mosaic analogue clock! Teach the kids to read analogue using your own clock! This project 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 include. The course will run over four weeks from the till…

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    June 2019

    Ballarat Produce Swap

    June 1 @ 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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    Childrens Pottery Class – Saturday Morning

    June 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 22 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $125.00

    Term 2 Classes 2019 Children’s Classes: eight week term 4th May – 22nd June ****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome **** (pay on arrival) Saturday 10-11.30am Set projects are explored using a range of handbuilding techniques. Projects hone both imagination and fine motor skills, and explore the 3Dimensional object within space taking into consideration proportion, design and personal creativity. $125.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes) Parents…

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    Build The Perfect Chair

    June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $2,000

    Spend five days learning traditional woodworking techniques and hand tools to create your very own Sovereign Chair – designed specifically for this class at Sovereign Hill by Master Chairmaker Glen Rundell. Participants will be taken through traditional woodworking and joinery processes, while learning to use traditional tools like draw knives, spokeshaves and travishers. The end result? Your very own handcrafted masterpiece, ready to be passed on for generations. Over 16 years only. Includes all lunches and four nights accommodation at…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    June 4 @ 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 4 @ 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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    Macrame – make your own hanging planter

    June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 4 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70

    Presented by local Ballarat business Winter Lane Weaving, Benita is offering another series of plant hanging workshops during term two! Limited places in each session, so enrol online, call me or drop into the shop! The workshop price includes all you need to create a fantastic plant hanger – cotton rope, hanging ring and a pot to display your favourite plant! And since making things is hungry work, there will be treats to eat too! Small group size ensure plenty…

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