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    November 2019

    Brown Hill Market

    November 23 @ 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 28 November 2020

    375 Humffray Street North, 375 Humffray Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    The market features fresh vegetables, including certified-organic, fruit, plants (including natives, edibles & succulents), bread, olive oil, cheese, jams, chutneys & sauces, coffee van, wide range of hot food cooked on the spot, clothing, fudge, gifts, health bars, eggs, honey, a massive range of dry goods (flours, grains, pulses, dried fruit, herbs, herbal teas, nuts & much more), wine, salami, donuts, mushrooms, eco-homewares, Cornish pasties, fresh ground coffee, yummy biscuits, hand-made jewellery, knife sharpening and much more... there really is…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    November 23 @ 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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    Free
    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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    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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    Soho Rose Farm x The Powder Room: Spring Fragrance Masterclass

    November 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Soho Rose Farm, 1505 Daylesford-Ballarat Road
    Dean, 3363 Australia
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    $495

    Soho Rose Farm x The Powder Room: Spring Fragrance Masterclass gives guests an exclusive insight into the intriguing worlds of rose growing and perfume creation. Conducted by Kristy Tippett, owner of Soho Rose Farm and Samantha Taylor, director of The Powder Room, the immersive day is suitable for those with a deep interest in both florals and perfume. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the rose paddocks, learn more from Kristy about their growing practises with a main focus…

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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 – Guiding Friends

    November 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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    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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    Permies at the Pub

    November 28 @ 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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    December 2019

    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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    Ballarat Farmers Market

    December 14 @ 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 12 December 2020

    The market features fresh vegetables, fruit, plants (including natives, edibles & succulents), bread, olive oil, cheese, jams, chutneys & sauces, coffee van, wide range of hot food cooked on the spot, clothing, fudge, gifts, health bars, eggs, honey, a massive range of dry goods (flours, grains, pulses, dried fruit, herbs, herbal teas, nuts & much more), wine, Cornish pasties, fresh ground coffee, yummy biscuits, hand-made jewellery and much more... there really is something for everyone! FREE entry & free entertainment…

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    Permies at the Market

    December 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Ballarat Farmers Market, 315 Wendouree Parade
    Lake Wendouree, VIC 3350 Australia

    Catch up with permies old and new in the rotunda at the market, for a coffee and a chat. A social gathering of Permies in conjuction with the Ballarat Farmers Market. We usually meet in the McDonalds Bandstand but if the weather is good move out into the sun. After doing our shopping at the market we sit, chat have a cuppa and partake of some of the fine food on offer. Come and say hello.

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    Permaculture, wetland, straw building

    December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ORTO, 100 Allisons Rd
    Blampied, 3364 Australia
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    $55

    We are offering a tour of our burgeoning permaculture farm followed by afternoon herbal teas and homemade treats. We are on 15 acres in Blampied between Daylesford and Ballarat. We began establishing our property on permaculture principles four years ago. We are halfway along our permaculture journey. Some things we are doing very well, while other areas can be improved and are only inhibited by a lack of consensus. As an individual and as a family the opportunities for creating…

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    Christmas Market

    December 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    375 Humffray Street North, 375 Humffray Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Christmas Market featuring a wide range of personal gift items, homewares, special produce, wine & food items. Most stalls will be in the Brown Hill Hall, so shop in comfort. Watch out for special Christmas gift packs and offers from our stallholders. Coffee van on site, plus hot food including Tim's Toasties (Tim Bone, Ballarat Masterchef finalist) FREE entry & FREE entertainment on the night. Note time: 4 pm to 8 pm, Friday before Christmas. See you there - and…

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    December 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    ballarat events - ballarat community garden working bee

    Members and friends of the garden we need you! Come and help keep the garden in shape at our friendly bee and share a cuppa and some morning tea! Look forward to seeing you there.

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Guiding Friends

    December 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
    + Google Map
    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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    Brown Hill Market

    December 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 28 November 2020

    375 Humffray Street North, 375 Humffray Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map

    The market features fresh vegetables, including certified-organic, fruit, plants (including natives, edibles & succulents), bread, olive oil, cheese, jams, chutneys & sauces, coffee van, wide range of hot food cooked on the spot, clothing, fudge, gifts, health bars, eggs, honey, a massive range of dry goods (flours, grains, pulses, dried fruit, herbs, herbal teas, nuts & much more), wine, salami, donuts, mushrooms, eco-homewares, Cornish pasties, fresh ground coffee, yummy biscuits, hand-made jewellery, knife sharpening and much more... there really is…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    December 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
    + Google Map
    Free
    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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    January 2020

    Ballarat Produce Swap

    4 January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
    + Google Map
    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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    Ballarat Farmers Market

    11 January 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 12 December 2020

    The market features fresh vegetables, fruit, plants (including natives, edibles & succulents), bread, olive oil, cheese, jams, chutneys & sauces, coffee van, wide range of hot food cooked on the spot, clothing, fudge, gifts, health bars, eggs, honey, a massive range of dry goods (flours, grains, pulses, dried fruit, herbs, herbal teas, nuts & much more), wine, Cornish pasties, fresh ground coffee, yummy biscuits, hand-made jewellery and much more... there really is something for everyone! FREE entry & free entertainment…

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    2020 PDC Wkend 1

    18 January 2020 @ 9:00 am - 19 January 2020 @ 7:00 am

    Weekend One of the PDC

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