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    July 2019

    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    July 20 @ 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
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    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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    Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens

    July 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70.00

    Got creative kids? Then this Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens workshop is for you! During this two hour workshop we will create two paintings using the acrylic pouring technique. We will learn two techniques : a “dirty flip cup” and a “string pull”. The dirty pour will result in an abstract acrylic painting, and the string pull will result in a multi-colour field of flowers as pictured in the event pic. While creating our paintings we will also discuss…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Guiding Friends

    July 23 @ 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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    Permies at the Pub

    July 25 @ 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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    National Tree Day – Learn How to Prune Your Fruit Trees

    July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Crouch Park, Kenworthy Place
    Mount Pleasant, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Prune Your Fruit Trees

    Learn how to prune and care for your fruit trees. Mitch Kemp from the City of Ballarat will demonstrate and talk about: Fruit tree pruning theory and techniques Basic tree function – how trees work Soil improvement Pest and disease control If weather is poor, please bring your rain coat, gum boots & umbrella. To register phone Reception 5329 3273 or email community@ballaratnc.org.au Morning tea provided Bring your own gloves, secateurs & long handle pruners to have a try! Our…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    July 27 @ 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
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    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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    Repair Cafe Ballarat launch

    July 27 @ 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. It is a simple idea that will have a positive environmental impact by increasing the life of items with repairs and encouraging community members to re-think their purchases and choose quality items that can be repaired If you have a…

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    Make Your Own Kokedama Workshop

    July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    One event on 13 August 2019 at 7:00 pm

    One event on 31 August 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 10 September 2019 at 7:00 pm

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $49.00

    Make your own Kokedama Workshop Saturday 27 July 1-3pm | Tuesday 13 Aug 7-9pm | Saturday 31st Aug 11-1pm | Tuesday 10 sept 7-9pm Would you like to add some unique greenery to your home? In this 2 hour kokedama workshop you’ll learn to make 2 of your very own kokedama and take them home. The workshop will guide you step by step through the process of making these clever moss balls. All materials are supplied and you will have…

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    Buninyong Village Mid-Winter Market

    July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Buninyong Buninyong, 3357 + Google Map
    Free
    Buninyong Village Market

    Join us for our Mid Winter Village Market Market - to be held at the Buninyong Town Hall precinct. Being the middle of winter - we have brought the time of the market forward starting at 2pm and finishing at 6pm - cos it's cold and gets dark early! Over 50 stalls of gorgeous handmade jewellery and clothing, yummy baked goods, party-plan stalls, plants for the garden, soy candles, succulents, kids' toys, body products, artworks, bush foods, baby goods and…

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    Mosaic Class – Wednesday Evening – Make your own Mosaic Bowl

    July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 August 2019

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

    Term Three Mosaic Workshop Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 31 July till 22nd August This terms mosaic workshop is a mosaic pottery bowl! Learn to make your own handmade bowl from clay, glaze the inside and then after firing we will mosaic the outside of your bowl. Mosaicing your bowl will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, wall tile shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel…

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    August 2019

    Mosaic Class – Thursday Morning – Make your own Mosaic Bowl

    August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 22 August 2019

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

    Term Three Mosaic Workshop Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 31 July till 22nd August This terms mosaic workshop is a mosaic pottery bowl! Learn to make your own handmade bowl from clay, glaze the inside and then after firing we will mosaic the outside of your bowl. Mosaicing your bowl will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, wall tile shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel…

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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    August 3 @ 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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    Resin Art Workshop

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

    Saturday 3rd August : 1-3.30pm OR Saturday September 7th 1-3.30 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…

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    Sourdough demonstration

    August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Ballarat Brew Shop, 314 Ripon Street South
    Ballarat, Vic Australia

    It's so easy to bake delicious wheat or rye sourdough! The workshop will provide a demonstration of each step of the process and will include take home notes and sourdough culture for both wheat and rye loaves. Supper and drinks are included, with lots of bread for tasting *Please do not book as a BPG member unless you are a current financial member

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    Mosaic Class – Wednesday Evening – Make your own Mosaic Bowl

    August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 August 2019

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

    Term Three Mosaic Workshop Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 31 July till 22nd August This terms mosaic workshop is a mosaic pottery bowl! Learn to make your own handmade bowl from clay, glaze the inside and then after firing we will mosaic the outside of your bowl. Mosaicing your bowl will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, wall tile shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel…

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    Mosaic Class – Thursday Morning – Make your own Mosaic Bowl

    August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 22 August 2019

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

    Term Three Mosaic Workshop Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 31 July till 22nd August This terms mosaic workshop is a mosaic pottery bowl! Learn to make your own handmade bowl from clay, glaze the inside and then after firing we will mosaic the outside of your bowl. Mosaicing your bowl will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, wall tile shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel…

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    Permies at the Market

    August 10 @ 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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    Create your own Acrylic Pour Painting

    August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    If you’d like a one-off experience creating an acrylic pouring painting then this is workshop is for you. If you want to check if you like the technique before enrolling in the BEGINNERS course, then this is also the course for you. You will create your own unique 20x25cm acrylic pour painting canvas. All paints will be pre-mixed and you will be shown how to layer your paints to create beautiful abstract patterns and then have the opportunity to make…

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    Apple grafting demonstration

    August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Chestnut Farm, 295 White Swan Rd, Glen Park VIC 3352
    Glen Park (Invermay), Australia

    This event will be a grafting demonstration, rather than a practical workshop.  You will not take home a tree, or graft one yourself.  You will be shown how to complete a whip & tongue graft and a cleft graft.  These are two of the most common grafts used to add different varieties of apple to an existing tree, or create a new tree by grafting a known variety to apple rootstock. Information will also be available about apple varieties &…

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    Make Your Own Kokedama Workshop

    August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    One event on 13 August 2019 at 7:00 pm

    One event on 31 August 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 10 September 2019 at 7:00 pm

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $49.00

    Make your own Kokedama Workshop Saturday 27 July 1-3pm | Tuesday 13 Aug 7-9pm | Saturday 31st Aug 11-1pm | Tuesday 10 sept 7-9pm Would you like to add some unique greenery to your home? In this 2 hour kokedama workshop you’ll learn to make 2 of your very own kokedama and take them home. The workshop will guide you step by step through the process of making these clever moss balls. All materials are supplied and you will have…

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