What's on in the Bendigo region | Week of July 7, 2018

Winter blues got to you? Perk yourself up with these warming regional events. 

Holiday Art

YOUNG ARTISTS:Friends Sam and Jace show their Schaller Studio inspired artwork, 2015. Picture: BENDIGO ADVERTISER.

YOUNG ARTISTS:Friends Sam and Jace show their Schaller Studio inspired artwork, 2015. Picture: BENDIGO ADVERTISER.

This holiday workshop aims to bring some light to the cold, winter darkness.

Children will start the workshop in the older gallery rooms and look at a range of artworks which tell different family stories.

Children can then create a story using collage techniques and when completed, the piece will be turned into a lantern. Each lantern will be lit up with a battery candle. Suitable for ages 4 to 14 years. 

Bookings are essential. Payment must be made at time of booking. No refunds. Phone 54346088.

Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street. 

When: July 10 – 12, 11am – 3.30pm.

Act for Birds

BirdLife Castlemaine is excited to celebrate their first event as an official BirdLife branch.

This event is a family-friendly and all about the environment, law and bird conservation.

The afternoon will be a great opportunity for nature lovers to meet one another and talk about the birds you love.

Lunch and cake provided (both including vegan and gluten-free options).

Where: Botanical Gardens Tea Rooms, 2 Walker Street, Castlemaine. 

When: Saturday, July 7, 12.30pm – 3pm.

Sing Joyfully

IN TUNE: Polyphonic Voices perform at the Cathedral in 2016. Picture: SUPPLIED.

IN TUNE: Polyphonic Voices perform at the Cathedral in 2016. Picture: SUPPLIED.

An intimate performance, showcasing the talent of eight singers from Polyphonic Voices.

The program presents a range of music by masters Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, alongside works from choral master, Ola Gjeilo.

The program will run for approximately 60 minutes. 

Entry is by donation and everyone is welcome. Visit the website and join the mailing list to stay in touch with the choir.

Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral, MacKenzie Street, Bendigo.

When: SaturdayJuly 7, 12pm - 1pm.

Fire Safe Kids

These school holidays, teach children how to be fire safe at this event. 

Join volunteers from local CFA and participate in different  activities and giveaways. Children will also get to meet Captain Koala himself. Suitable for children aged 4-8 years old.

For more information phone 5443 0780 or email: info@bendigoclub.com.au

Where: The Bendigo Club Incorporated, 22 Park Street, Strathdale, Vic, 3550

When: Tuesday, July 10, 12noon.

Girgarre Market 

With a theme of "Make it, Bake it, Grow it," this market showcases a variety of seasonal produce, home made and locally grown products in the heart of country life.

Over 90 stalls offering an array of locally handmade crafts, including fresh orange juice, free tea and coffee with cake, Thai food and icecreams.

For more information phone 03 5857 2270

Where: Girgarre Park, Cnr Winter and Station Street, Girgarre.

When: Sunday, July 8, 8.30am – 12noon.

Fundraising Dinner

You are invited to a relaxed dinner at the Bendigo Stadium for a fundraising event.

Have a meal and raise money in the company of your relatives. 

Thirty per cent of takings from all meals will be donated to the Victory Netball Club for new uniforms, so head out, have fun and head home with no pressure to buy excess items. 

Where: Bendigo Stadium, Inglis Street, Bendigo.

When: Thursday, July 12, 6.30pm.

Do you have a community event you would like featured in our What's On section? We'd love to know. Email us at: addynews@fairfaxmedia.com.au or phone us on 5434 4470.