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    May 2019

    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    May 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
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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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    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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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Guiding Friends

    May 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Pottery Class – Tuesday Night

    June 4 @ 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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    Permies at the Market

    June 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 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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    Introduction to Acrylic Pouriing

    June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 8 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $120.00

    Introduction to Acrylic Pouring Saturday 11th May OR Saturday 8th June – 1.00 – 3:00pm $120 Acrylic Pouring is a mesmerising, satisfying and meditative – ideal for settling the mind and inner healing via abstract expression. This workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring. 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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    Pottery Class – Tuesday Night

    June 11 @ 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 Community Garden Working Bee

    June 15 @ 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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    Macrame – make your own wall hanging

    June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $85.00

    Presented by Benita from local Ballarat business Winter Lane Weaving. Limited places, so enrol sooner rather than later!!! The workshop price includes all you need to create a beautiful macrame wall hanging – cotton rope, hanging rod and hanging rope. And since being creative is hungry work, there will be treats to eat too! Small group size ensure plenty of personal attention to master some simple macrame knots and get making! It’s going to be awesome!!

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    Make your own Olla (ancient method of irrigating your garden)

    June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $85.00

    Saturday 15th June 1-4pm $85 includes all materials, tuition and kiln firing. As seen on Gardening Australia! During this 3 hour workshop you shall construct your own Olla using terracotta clay and the coil building method. Your Olla will hold approximately 3-4 litres of water, and we will also make a lid. Your Olla will remain at the studio to dry and be kiln fired. Once you learn how to make an Olla you can make as many as you…

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    Make Your Own Kokedama Workshop

    June 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $49.00

    Make your own Kokedama Workshop Would you like to add some unique greenery to your home? In this 2 hour 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. It’s a great way to green your home and is a great summer activity! What to bring : Yourself! And wear clothes that you…

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    Pottery Class – Tuesday Night

    June 18 @ 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 Permaculture Guild Committee Meeting

    June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia

    Ballarat Permaculture Guild committee meets at the Ballarat Library meeting room each month to discuss the business of the Guild. Meetings are generally committee only but non-committee members may attend by arrangement or invitiation. Please contact info@ballaratpermacultureguild.org

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    June 22 @ 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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    Create your own Acrylic Pour Painting

    June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 22 June 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    Create Your Own Acrylic Pour Painting 18th May OR 22nd June : 1-2pm If you’d like a once off experience creating an acrylic pour painting, then this workshop is for you. All paints will be premade, you’ll be shown how to layer your paints to create beautiful abstract patterns and then have an opportunity to make your own unique piece of art. Cost is $40 which includes paints, canvas and demonstration. Participants can also make a second piece for an…

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