Having trouble planning your weekend? Looking for something to do? Check out these events that are happening in our region.
Hanro in Bendigo
Founded in 1926, Hanro (Aust) Knitting Mills Ltd merged with Bendigo Knitting Mills and manufactured knitwear and lingerie for 40 years in Hargreaves Street.
The Bendigo Historical Society has a collection of Hanro items, clothes, documents and photos and a selection of which will be on display.
The exhibition also features some clothing from other manufacturers that were once based in Bendigo.
For more information, contact Kay MacGregor and Barbara Poustie on 5442 1005.
Where: Upstairs at Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: June 28 – July 2, 9am-5pm.
Wii U Gaming
It might be winter but a cool change doesn’t stop school holidays and gaming fun.
With a break having just started for some, families can enjoy a great variety of games to choose from. Families also have the opportunity to connect by playing together in a new and different world.
These gaming sessions are a perfect opportunity to connect with other community members.
No bookings required.
Where: Eaglehawk Library, Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk.
When: July 2 – July 13, 10am-12.30pm.
Sunday Tourist Market
Head over to Maryborough this weekend for a day out at a regional market.
With more than 50 stalls of crafts, bric-a-brac, clothing, produce, memorabilia and more, there will be something new to see everywhere you step.
For more information phoned Trevor on 0407 114 770.
Where: Corner Nolan and Alma Streets, Maryborough (market precinct closed to road traffic).
When: Sunday, July 1, 8am-1pm.
Come and Try Karate
Has your child said “I’m bored” recently? Give them a “fighting chance” with a new opportunity.
Children aged 6-10 years can join former Australian representative Alexis Carrascos for a tryout session of karate.
The one hour session will be followed by a screening of the Karate Kid (2010) and a lunch.
$10 per child, includes lunch and drink. Bookings essential. Click here for more information.
Where: The Bendigo Club, Park Street, Bendigo.
When: Wednesday, July 4, 11am-12pm.
Plum Blossom Perfomance
The Golden Dragon Museum opened in Bendigo in March of 1991 as a way to preserve materials of historical significance to the Chinese community that were relevant to our region.
Since then, the Dai Gum San Precinct has been a place of Bendigo's Chinese culture, dance, dragons and more. In the leadup to Christmas, the Bendigo Chinese Association (BCA) Plum Blossom Dancers will be showcasing their dances.
Enjoy colour, culture and music at these performances, taking place in Bendigo.
The performances will take place on the last Saturday of every month (except September).
Where: Dai Gum San Precinct, Golden Dragon Museum, Bridge Street, Bendigo.
When: Last Saturday of every month, 11am-11.45am.
Ratatouille movie matinee
A movie about a rat may not sound inspiring to many however this film has a clear message of determination, especially for children.
Ratatouille is a film about Remy, a young rat who dreams of becoming a world renowned French chef.
This movie will allow children the chance to experience a world of food, colour, culture and trying new things.
The film is suitable for all ages and is rated PG. No bookings necessary.
Where: Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: Friday, July 6, 10.30am-12.15pm.
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