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    February 2020

    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    February 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8

    Rock climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit while having fun at the same time! Come and give it a go for yourself! Our rock climbing wall features 6 auto belays with 18 different routes to choose from, varying in difficulty. Our rock climbing wall is ideal for the whole family. Children must be at least 5 years to climb. Children aged 5-12 years do not need to climb with an adult in the Saturday sessions. Children aged 5-10 years…

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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    Buninyong Botanic Gardens, Cornish Street
    Buninyong, Victoria 3357 Australia
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    $25

    Family friendly picnic theatre at the beautiful Buninyong Botanical Gardens. A 75 minute version of this most popular and funny of Shakespeare's comedies, full of fairy mayhem and confused love. Pre-show music entertainment 15 minutes prior to performance. Bring something to sit on.

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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    Buninyong Botanic Gardens, Cornish Street
    Buninyong, Victoria 3357 Australia
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    $25

    Family friendly picnic theatre at the beautiful Buninyong Botanical Gardens. A 75 minute version of this most popular and funny of Shakespeare's comedies, full of fairy mayhem and confused love. Pre-show music entertainment 15 minutes prior to performance. Bring something to sit on.

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    Ballarat Market

    February 16 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Ballarat Showgrounds, Cnr Creswick Rd & Howitt St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $2
    Ballarat Events - Ballarat Market

    The Ballarat Market (formerly the Trash and Trivia Market) opened on the 18th November 1979 and has been conducted at the Ballarat Showgrounds for all that time. The market is a fun day out with stalls laden with second hand wares, hand made crafts, home grown plants and vegetables, sweet treats, food stalls and trestles of toys, trinkets, trash and treasure. Members of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South initiated the project and have since been responsible for its operation…

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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    February 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Daylesford Railway Station, 18 Raglan Street
    Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Daylesford Sunday Market

    Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Plenty of free parking.

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    Talbot Farmers Market

    February 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 January 2021

    Heritage Precinct, Scandinavian Crescent & Camp Street
    Talbot, Victoria 3371 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Talbot Farmers Market

    On the third Sunday of every month the tiny town of Talbot comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere of the Talbot Farmers Market. Explore the stall lined streets displaying an impressive range of seasonal fruit and organic vegetables, local artisan cheese, fresh bread, local wine, gourmet oils, delicious delicacies and more.  In true country farmers’ market style you will also chickens, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings. An  ATM is available in Talbot, inside the…

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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    One event on 8 February 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on 8 February 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on 9 February 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on 14 February 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on 15 February 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on 15 February 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on 16 February 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Buninyong Botanic Gardens, Cornish Street
    Buninyong, Victoria 3357 Australia
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    $25

    Family friendly picnic theatre at the beautiful Buninyong Botanical Gardens. A 75 minute version of this most popular and funny of Shakespeare's comedies, full of fairy mayhem and confused love. Pre-show music entertainment 15 minutes prior to performance. Bring something to sit on.

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    Children’s Art Classes

    February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 26 March 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $145.00

    Children's Art Classes Thursdays : February 20th - 26th March 4.00-5.30pm $145.00 including all materials Casual attendance is welcome - $30 per class including materials. During this six week series of children's art classes children will learn a different art technique each week, and by the end of the course will produce six beautiful and unique artworks reflecting their creativity and the skills they have learnt during the course. Art is a great developer for kids - it teaches them…

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    Kids Craft Club

    February 21 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:15 pm on Friday, repeating until 20 March 2020

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
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    $36
    Kids Craft Club

    Places are limited, bookings essential 5345 2356 Primary aged young people are invited to come along each week and get creative with a range of fun, artistic and craft skills including drawing and textiles. This term we will draw Japanese Manga characters, make origami, learn weaving and make colourful rainbows using yarn. Bring along a drink and snack. Places are limited and registration is essential. Thank you to Creswick Pharmacy, Flemos, and Foodworks for their ongoing support. Fridays from February…

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    BRMC Twilight Market

    February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on 20 March 2020 at 5:00 pm

    One event on 17 April 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Ballarat Welcome Centre, 25-39 Barkly St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Our Twilight Market is a family friendly event celebrating community and each market is growing with new stalls. Enjoy a diverse range of multicultural market stalls, entertainment, food and much more. The Twilight Market is fun for all ages - so bring the whole family! Are you interested in booking a stall? If your products are Green, Ethical, Intercultural and locally Handmade, we'd love to welcome you at our markets. Contact Suzanne Ryan-Evers on 0455 667 227 or events@brmc.org.au for…

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    Beaufort Town Market

    February 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Beaufort Memorial Park,, Cnr Havelock and Livingstone Streets
    Beaufort, Victoria 3373 Australia
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    $1

    Meet Fr. Bob Maguire and some of his wonderful camels from the Fr.Bob Lourdes Camel Sanctuary at this months Beaufort town market. Fr. Bob will be fund raising operating the Sausage Sizzle, friends from Buddies C.A.N. Ballarat will also be there with lots of special camel inspired gifts. Arts, Crafts, fresh produce, artisan bread and cakes. CWA Raglan Pop up Devonshire Tea Room, entertainment. See you there 0414 082 754

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    Brown Hill Market

    February 22 @ 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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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $8

    Rock climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit while having fun at the same time! Come and give it a go for yourself! Our rock climbing wall features 6 auto belays with 18 different routes to choose from, varying in difficulty. Our rock climbing wall is ideal for the whole family. Children must be at least 5 years to climb. Children aged 5-12 years do not need to climb with an adult in the Saturday sessions. Children aged 5-10 years…

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    February 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $8

    Rock climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit while having fun at the same time! Come and give it a go for yourself! Our rock climbing wall features 6 auto belays with 18 different routes to choose from, varying in difficulty. Our rock climbing wall is ideal for the whole family. Children must be at least 5 years to climb. Children aged 5-12 years do not need to climb with an adult in the Saturday sessions. Children aged 5-10 years…

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    Ballarat Market

    February 23 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Ballarat Showgrounds, Cnr Creswick Rd & Howitt St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $2
    Ballarat Events - Ballarat Market

    The Ballarat Market (formerly the Trash and Trivia Market) opened on the 18th November 1979 and has been conducted at the Ballarat Showgrounds for all that time. The market is a fun day out with stalls laden with second hand wares, hand made crafts, home grown plants and vegetables, sweet treats, food stalls and trestles of toys, trinkets, trash and treasure. Members of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South initiated the project and have since been responsible for its operation…

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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    February 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Daylesford Railway Station, 18 Raglan Street
    Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Daylesford Sunday Market

    Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Plenty of free parking.

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    Pottery Bus Tour – Warrandyte Pottery Expo

    February 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $105.00

    Pottery Bus Tour - Warrandyte Pottery Expo ClayMotion is excited to be hosting our first pottery bus tour to this years Warrandyte Pottery Expo on Sunday 23rd February. Hosted on the beautiful Warrandyte riverbank, the Expo, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is hosting 70 Australian ceramic artists and two international artists - John Higgins and Richard Phethean. You will have the opportunity to chat with these artists and invest in their unique artworks. In the wake of Australia's devastating bushfires this…

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    Avoca Riverside Market

    February 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 27 June 2021

    Avoca River, Cambridge Street
    Avoca, Victoria 3467 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Avoca Riverside Market

    The Avoca Riverside Market is held along the banks of the Avoca River and in Cambridge St. The tranquility of the venue adds to the enjoyment of meandering around the market. Between 50 and 70 stallholders provide a varied range of goods, including wine, crafts, fresh food, soaps, candles, plants, garden art, clothing, jewellery, lollies and more. Local community groups are encouraged to run the BBQ each month to raise funds for their organisation. The day starts with a bacon…

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    Ross Creek-Smythes Creek Car Boot Sale

    February 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Ross Creek Reserve, 655 Sebastopol- Smythesdale Road
    Ross Creek, 3351
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    $2

    The 2nd annual Ross Creek-Smythes Creek Car Boot Sale is taking place at the Ross Creek Reserve. It’s an opportunity to browse and buy from the many used and recycled goods on sale. Come and grab a bargain. There’s a Sausage Sizzle and refreshments for sale. Admission is a gold coin donation and proceeds go towards the Community and Reserve Improvements. For more details go to our event page at www.trybooking.com/BBTQM

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    Superdudes Live in Ballarat

    February 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street
    Wendouree, Victoria 3355 Australia
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    $29

    Find your inner superhero! Superdudes is a children’s entertainment group, now live show and featured book which celebrates imagination and creativity, written and lead by former Hi-5 star Stevie Nicholson & his partner Tanika Anderson. The show focuses on capturing the imagination of children in a playful and engaging way. Based on the philosophy that absolutely anyone and anything can be super, Superdudes fulfils each child with the energy to discover their own powers by becoming a superhero on the…

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