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    January 2020

    Ballarat Parkrun

    January 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Victoria Park, Cnr Sturt Street and Gillies Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat 5km run

    What is Ballarat parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am Where is it? The event takes place at Victoria Park, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Vic, 3350. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get…

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    Smythesdale Country Market

    January 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Woady Yaloak Historical Society Inc., 19 Heales St
    Smythesdale, Victoria 3351 Australia
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    Free

    A small country market in the country with free parking, free entry and free smiles. The Historical hosts the market in the Historic Precinct at Smythesdale. We run the Sausage Sizzle as well as a small cafe where you can sit and relax with a coffee and scone. Also sell second hand books at bargain prices. All profits go towards maintaning the Historic buildings and grounds

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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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    Summer Sundays – Week 3

    January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Summer Sundays

    One of Ballarat's most popular events, Summer Sundays, will return to the beautiful surrounds of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens over three Sundays in January 2020. This event will liven up the gardens with a range of music from jazz to rock'n'roll to folk music. This FREE event is presented by the City of Ballarat. Music Line-up: - Anna Bilbrough - Tim Rogers - Kee'ahn - Sunnyside Food Line-up: - The Forge Pizzeria - Round The Way - Grill Your Hunger…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat gardening group - Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

    Growing Friends is an enthusiastic group of gardeners who are considerably knowledgeable about plants, especially those that thrive in the Ballarat environment. The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming of new members wanting to share in the love of gardening. The Growing Friends meet in the Friends Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre, every Tuesday and every second Sunday of the month 1-4pm, no matter what the weather. Growing Friends ensures that a selection of plants is always available…

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    Smart Building and Living Expo – Buninyong

    January 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Royal Park, cnr Hedrick and Warrenheip St
    Buninyong, Victoria 3357 Australia
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    Free
    Sustainability Expo

    Now in its seventh year, the Smart Building and Living Expo is an established feature of Australia’s biggest Sustainable Living Festival. The Sustainable Living Festival aims to inspire and empower everyday Australians to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living by raising awareness and providing the tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face.

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    Ballarat Parkrun

    January 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Victoria Park, Cnr Sturt Street and Gillies Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat 5km run

    What is Ballarat parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am Where is it? The event takes place at Victoria Park, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Vic, 3350. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get…

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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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    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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    Ballarat Foto Walks

    January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    National Centre for Photography, 4 Lydiard Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $40

    The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is excited to host Ballarat Foto Walks. Guided by a professional photographer participants of all ages, abilities and levels of experience will learn the art of architecture photography. Participants will meet at the National Centre For Photography and need to bring a camera and/or iPhone. Please dress for the weather and wear comfy shoes for walking. The walks will go for approximately one hour. "It wasn’t only a chance to learn about taking pictures but I also…

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    Survival Day Dawn Ceremony, Lake Wendouree

    January 26 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 am
    Lake Wendouree, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Survival Day

    For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australia Day is recognised as Survival Day or Invasion Day. This ceremony is to commemorate Sovereign First Peoples who fought in the frontier wars and those who died in widespread massacres that occurred across Australia during colonisation which began on January 26th, 1788. Despite colonisation, discrimination and comprehensive inequalities, we continue to practice our traditions, look after the land and make our voices heard in the public sphere. We survive. This Survival…

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    Avoca Riverside Market

    January 26 @ 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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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Ballarat gardening group - Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

    Growing Friends is an enthusiastic group of gardeners who are considerably knowledgeable about plants, especially those that thrive in the Ballarat environment. The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming of new members wanting to share in the love of gardening. The Growing Friends meet in the Friends Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre, every Tuesday and every second Sunday of the month 1-4pm, no matter what the weather. Growing Friends ensures that a selection of plants is always available…

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    February 2020

    Ballarat Parkrun

    February 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Victoria Park, Cnr Sturt Street and Gillies Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat 5km run

    What is Ballarat parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am Where is it? The event takes place at Victoria Park, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Vic, 3350. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Ballarat gardening group - Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

    Growing Friends is an enthusiastic group of gardeners who are considerably knowledgeable about plants, especially those that thrive in the Ballarat environment. The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming of new members wanting to share in the love of gardening. The Growing Friends meet in the Friends Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre, every Tuesday and every second Sunday of the month 1-4pm, no matter what the weather. Growing Friends ensures that a selection of plants is always available…

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    Ballarat Parkrun

    February 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Victoria Park, Cnr Sturt Street and Gillies Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat 5km run

    What is Ballarat parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am Where is it? The event takes place at Victoria Park, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Vic, 3350. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get…

    Find out more »

    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Ballarat gardening group - Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

    Growing Friends is an enthusiastic group of gardeners who are considerably knowledgeable about plants, especially those that thrive in the Ballarat environment. The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming of new members wanting to share in the love of gardening. The Growing Friends meet in the Friends Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre, every Tuesday and every second Sunday of the month 1-4pm, no matter what the weather. Growing Friends ensures that a selection of plants is always available…

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    Ballarat Parkrun

    February 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Victoria Park, Cnr Sturt Street and Gillies Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat 5km run

    What is Ballarat parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am Where is it? The event takes place at Victoria Park, Sturt Street, Ballarat, Vic, 3350. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get…

    Find out more »

    Smythesdale Country Market

    February 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Woady Yaloak Historical Society Inc., 19 Heales St
    Smythesdale, Victoria 3351 Australia
    + Google Map
    Free

    A small country market in the country with free parking, free entry and free smiles. The Historical hosts the market in the Historic Precinct at Smythesdale. We run the Sausage Sizzle as well as a small cafe where you can sit and relax with a coffee and scone. Also sell second hand books at bargain prices. All profits go towards maintaning the Historic buildings and grounds

    Find out more »

    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    February 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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.

    Find out more »
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