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Wonderful Things exhibition

March 14 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street
Ballarat, 3350
$7.20 – $13.60

Strange things, eclectic things, random things - all wonderful things! As Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary, an exhibition ‘Wonderful Things: Celebrating 40 Years of the Gold Museum’, pays homage to its vast collections, showcasing everything from taxidermy, fashion and art, to pharmacology and weaponry. On now until 10 June 2019, Wonderful Things is a mix of the wonderful, historical and downright strange. “Since 1978, the Gold Museum has been collecting objects and stories that relate to Ballarat…

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Plate Up Ballarat

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 11:00 pm
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
Free – $150

Plate Up Ballarat is an exciting month-long event celebrating Ballarat’s wonderful food offerings, craft beers, boutique wines and a whole lot more. Taking place throughout the month of May 2019, Plate Up Ballarat will showcase local producers whilst also promoting successful and supportive connections between producers, restaurants and cafes. This year, in support of men’s mental health & Beyond Blue, Plate Up Ballarat will host “Ballarat Blokes Who Bake” - If you’re a bloke who loves to bake (or know…

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Extempore: Improvisation, Serendipity, spontaneity

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - May 26 @ 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
Free

This exhibition explores how different artists accommodate or even encourage the unanticipated or the unexpected in their work. Extempore encourages and investigates the creative process of a group of artists for whom improvisation, serendipity, and spontaneity are vital to their practice: Pam Andrews, Alexandra Bell, Mason Chamberlin, Len Hyatt, Jack Morph, Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling and Dawn Whitehand. Curated by Kiri Smart.

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Buninyong Film Festival

May 24 - May 26
Buninyong Town Hall, 309A Learmonth Street
Buninyong, Victoria 3357 Australia

The Buninyong Film Festival Committee is pleased to present it’s 27th Film Festival in the heart of Buninyong Village. This year’s Festival is bigger than ever before with now 3 days and 9 films being presented! The annual Buninyong Film Festival will be held over the weekend of 24-26 May 2019 and will once again showcase another sparkling array of arthouse films – from Spain, Lebanon, Italy and the USA, in addition to our favourite Australian documentaries and short films.…

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English as a Second Language

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until 21 June 2019

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, Tuppen Drive
Sebastopol, Victoria 3350 Australia
Free

The lack of conversational English skills is the biggest thing that gets in the way of gaining work. Practice your skills with us to prepare you for work and connect better with your community. Contact reception for more information: Phone: 5329 3273 Email: reception@ballaratnc.org.au

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Ballarat Steam Train Rides

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:25 am, repeating until 26 May 2019

Ballarat Station, Lydiard Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
$25

Steamrail Victoria invites you to ride our historical steam shuttles at Ballarat as part of the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Weekend. Alternatively, you can ride a transfer train from Newport to Ballarat or Ballarat to Newport. BOOK NOW - https://www.trybooking.com/BAYJP This year our steam train rides will be hauled by Y 112 and A2 986. LOCATION Newport to Ballarat Transfer, Newport Railway Station, Melbourne departing Friday 24th May 2019 at 2:00pm. Ballarat Heritage Weekend Shuttles, Ballarat Railway Station (Platform 2) departing…

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Transgender Peer Support Group

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Unknown venue, Ballarat, Victoria Australia
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A fortnightly peer support group for transgender/genderqueer/genderfluid/gender-non-conforming folks in Ballarat. All welcome! Please contact the organiser for location details, and to check whether the group is running over Christmas/New Year or other special times.

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Feed Ballarat Fundraiser at the Ballarat Trotting Club

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Ballarat & District Trotting Club Inc., Bray Raceway Bell St
Ballarat, 3350
$40

Along side our Night Market, you can enjoy a formal 3 course meal in our upstairs Terrace Restaurant on the 24th of May 2019 also supporting The Ballarat Foundation's Feed Ballarat appeal. The three course meal will be showcasing Local producers including: Tuki Retreat Trout Farm, Yendon Gourmet Tomatoes Spring Creek Organics, Ballarat Mushroom Farm, Bacchus Marsh “Dellios Apples” and Enbom Honeys. Adult tickets for this 3 course dining experience are $40pp with $10 from each ticket sold being donated…

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Night Market | Ballarat Trotting Club Inc.

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ballarat & District Trotting Club Inc., Bray Raceway Bell St
Ballarat, 3350
$2

The Ballarat & District Trotting Club Inc. are holding a Night Market on Friday the 24th of May in support of the Feed Ballarat Appeal Fundraiser part of Plate Up Ballarat Our Night Market will showcase local producers & creatives from Ballarat area. The entry into the Night Market & the race night is a gold coin donation to the Feed Ballarat Appeal. For more information visit www.ballarattrottingclub.com.au or contact (03) 5335 9041

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Rockclimbing sessions at BALC

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
$10
ballarat rockclimbing

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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Night Market | Supporting The Feed Ballarat Appeal

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballarat & District Trotting Club Inc., Bray Raceway Bell St
Ballarat, 3350
$2

The Ballarat & District Trotting Club Inc. are holding a Night Market on Friday the 24th of May in support of the Feed Ballarat Appeal Fundraiser part of Plate Up Ballarat Our Night Market will showcase local producers & creatives from Ballarat area. The entry into the Night Market & the race night is a gold coin donation to the Feed Ballarat Appeal. For more information visit www.ballarattrottingclub.com.au or contact (03) 5335 9041 or bianca@ballarattrottingclub.com.au

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Rockclimbing sessions at BALC

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
$10
ballarat rockclimbing

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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Friday Karaoke Night

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 26 January 2020

Robin Hood Hotel, 33 Peel Street North
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
Free
Ballarat Events - Karaoke Night

Karaoke in the Urban Bar every Friday Night! $6 IRON JACK SCHOONERS $5 HOUSE WINES $10 COCKTAILS

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The Price Is Wrong

May 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cabaret Club, 4/9367 Western Highway
Warrenheip, Victoria 3352 Australia
$13

The Price Is Wrong Trivia Game Show presents nothing short of an hilarious and quite naughty night of trivia, games, music, audience participation and prizes with popular daggy 70’s style hosts Freddie Fandango & Adriana Obsceneties. It’s a trivia night with a twist. No Science, History and Sport rounds, just loads of music, pop culture, gossip and other genres that lets face it, are the fun ones. You MUST call 53 348150 to reserve your table for your team. This…

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Ballarat Parkrun

May 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
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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Brown Hill Market

May 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 7 July 2019

Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North
Brown Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
Free
Ballarat Events - Brown Hill Market

Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, ugg boots, new clothing, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends,…

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Ballarat Steam Train Rides

May 25 @ 9:25 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:25 am, repeating until 26 May 2019

Ballarat Station, Lydiard Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
$25

Steamrail Victoria invites you to ride our historical steam shuttles at Ballarat as part of the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Weekend. Alternatively, you can ride a transfer train from Newport to Ballarat or Ballarat to Newport. BOOK NOW - https://www.trybooking.com/BAYJP This year our steam train rides will be hauled by Y 112 and A2 986. LOCATION Newport to Ballarat Transfer, Newport Railway Station, Melbourne departing Friday 24th May 2019 at 2:00pm. Ballarat Heritage Weekend Shuttles, Ballarat Railway Station (Platform 2) departing…

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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
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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Childrens Pottery Class – Saturday Morning

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 22 June 2019

ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
Ballarat, 3350 Australia
$125.00

Term 2 Classes 2019 Children’s Classes: eight week term 4th May – 22nd June ****Mid Term Enrolments Welcome **** casual attendance welcome **** (pay on arrival) Saturday 10-11.30am Set projects are explored using a range of handbuilding techniques. Projects hone both imagination and fine motor skills, and explore the 3Dimensional object within space taking into consideration proportion, design and personal creativity. $125.00 per term (materials and glazing not included: these costs will vary dependent on what a student makes) Parents…

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Frolic at Ballarat Heritage Weekend queer history exhibit & tours

May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
Free

Ballarat Frolic Festival (BFF) is proud to be part of Ballarat Heritage Weekend in 2019 bringing you an exhibit and two tours. You will find a queer history exhibit in Town Hall from 10am to 5pm each day. Come and have a chat about Ballarat's fascinating suppressed history. We’ll also be running two ticketed Queer History Tours at 2:30pm each day, leaving from just outside Town Hall. You will be guided through central Ballarat and given a glimpse of what…

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