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    January 2020

    2020 PDC Wkend 1

    January 18 @ 9:00 am - January 19 @ 7:00 am
    Ballarat Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia

    Weekend One of the PDC

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    January 18 @ 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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    Pottery Drop in Day

    January 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Pottery Drop in Day - try the pottery wheel Saturday 18th January 10.30-3.30pm Family Pottery Drop in Day - suitable for all ages... bring the kids, bring your mum, bring your aunty or uncle - all welcome! Ever wanted to try the pottery wheel - here's your chance. $15 includes studio access, tuition, 250gm of clay and bisque kiln firing. Your creation will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after the day. If you are on holidays visiting from interstate…

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    Vegetable Fermenting at Green Space with Mara Ripani

    January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Food is Free Green Space, Cnr Rippon St Sth & Urquhart Sts
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $15
    Fermenting

    Learn all you need to know about Vegetable Fermenting In this workshop run by Blampied local Mara Ripani (from Village Dreaming) you will be exposed to all the tips on vegetable fermentation - a wholly sustainable skill which will see you utilising your glut of vegetables to the fullest over the Summer months to store for Autumn & beyond. Mara is a well versed and gifted educator on many many sustainability and permaculture disciplines, and we are very excited to…

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    Children’s School Holiday Pottery Workshop  – Fantasy Creatures

    January 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $39.00

    During the January school holiday pottery workshop children will use the pinching method of construction to create two small bowls which will be joined together. Hand modelled fantasy features will then be applied. They will be decorated with coloured slip (liquid clay) and may be personalised. These pinch pot critters are a great keepsake for the children, or would be a great gift for grandparents and family members. While this project is a fun activity, designed to stimulate the children,…

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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Children’s School Holiday Mosaics Workshop – mosaic the first initial of your name

    January 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $35.00

    During this two hour Childrens School Holiday Mosaics Workshop your children will learn to create a mosaic picture which they can take home with them on the day. The mosaic will be made using a combination of glass tiles, ceramic tiles, ceramic shards and flat backed beads. No cutting of tiles will be required. Templates will be provided on the day to inspire the children, and they will also be encouraged to develop their own designs. Composition and colours will…

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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    School Holidays Acrylic Pouring Workshop – create a flower painting

    January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    During this School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop participants will create a beautiful canvas painting using the string pull acrylic pouring technique.  Each workshop will explore a different fluid art method which will engage your children's imagination and enthusiasm. The canvas will be approximately 20x22cm. All paints will be pre-mixed, and the acrylic paint and pouring medium is non-toxic and safe for children. Parents are also welcome to join this workshop. The fee will be the same for adults. The acrylic…

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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Craft Drop in Day – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 24 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Day - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Mid Summer Market

    January 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Beaufort Memorial Park,, Cnr Havelock and Livingstone Streets
    Beaufort, Victoria 3373 Australia
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    $1

    Australia Day Long Weekend - Saturday 25th January 8am to 3pm Celebrate everything Vegemite in the heart of Beaufort, free Vegemite treats at the vegemite tasting kitchen. Treats prepared by our market Ambassador Sara Kittelty - from Kittelty's Ballarat.

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    Brown Hill Market

    January 25 @ 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)

    January 25 @ 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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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Guiding Friends

    January 28 @ 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 Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger

    January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    One event on 30 January 2020 at 10:00 am

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $185.00

    Term One Mosaic Workshop - Make your own Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger Wednesday Evening 7-9pm 29th January till 19th February (4 weeks) OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 30th January till 20th February (4 weeks) This terms workshop is to create a Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger, 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…

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    Mosaic Workshop – Make your own Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger

    January 30 @ 10:00 am - January 31 @ 12:00 pm
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    One event on 30 January 2020 at 10:00 am

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $185.00

    Term One Mosaic Workshop - Make your own Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger Wednesday Evening 7-9pm 29th January till 19th February (4 weeks) OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 30th January till 20th February (4 weeks) This terms workshop is to create a Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger, 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…

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    February 2020

    Ballarat Produce Swap

    February 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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    Japanese Knot Bag Workshop

    February 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sebastopol Library, 181 Albert Street
    Sebastopol, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $25.00

    Ever wondered how to make a Japanese Knot Bag? Maree from 'The Stichers Hub' will guide you through the processes to create this quick and easy project. With one main strap that loops through a smaller strap, there are no zippers, buttons or buckles. Easily created from a variety of fabrics in unlimited sizes this versatile, reusable bag is a must have!! The class will run over 2.5hrs at a cost of $25 per ticket. To book your place click…

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    Ballarat Farmers Market

    February 8 @ 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

    Wendouree Pde, opposite the Botanical Gardens, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    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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