What's on in the Bendigo region | Week of July 14, 2018

School holidays are nearly over but that doesn’t mean that the great events in our regionhave stopped. Scroll through our list below and organise a perfect week. 

Auto Model Show

MODEL CARS: 2005: Anthony Game from Melbourne with his model cars at the Bendigo swap meet. Picture: BENDIGO ADVERTISER.

MODEL CARS: 2005: Anthony Game from Melbourne with his model cars at the Bendigo swap meet. Picture: BENDIGO ADVERTISER.

The first Castlemaine Auto Model Show will be held over two days and has a specialist automotive theme which will recognise Castlemaine’s reputation as the Street Rod capital of Australia.

If you are interested in experiencing something new but are not entirely sure of what to expect, auto model’s are scale impressions of vehicles up to half the size.

The models may be from different vehicle types including customs, classics, speedway and drag racing, military, trucks and more.

To enter, these particular models must be built fully or partially by the entrant.

There is also a raffle with prizes and every entrant gets a complimentary ticket.

For more information phone: 0412 276 772  or email: hotrodcentre@bnbbookings.com. Visit Hot Rod Centre for more.

Where: Old Castlemaine Gaol, Bowden Street.

When: Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, 11am – 5pm.

School holiday fun

There is still an opportunity to take the family out to free activities before the holidays are over.

Suitable for all ages, this fun day will include games, toys and craft supplies to take home.

Adults can enjoy a cup of coffee, browse through some unique market stalls and meet new community friends.

Where: LQ Market, Lowndes Street, Bendigo.

When: Saturday, July 14, 10.30am – 11.30am. 

Clothed figure drawing

ARTISTIC: Bendigo artists reveal their naked talent 2012. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

ARTISTIC: Bendigo artists reveal their naked talent 2012. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

Want to try your hand at being an artist? Looking for a new hobby? Bendigo Artists Inc along with the Bendigo Art Gallery are offering free drawing sessions.  

Both adults and children are encouraged to take part in these  sessions which will be held throughout the day.

Artists will also be available to help guide those taking part.

No charcoal or pastel.

Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street.

When: Saturday, July 14, sessions available from 1pm - 4pm.

Tracing your family history

Have you considered researching your family history? Or have you started but are unsure how to continue?

Head along to a session for beginners (or those wanting to explore their options) to see what other resources the local library has to help you explore your family history.

Bookings required. Please book here.

Where: Castlemaine Library, Barker Street.

When: Thursday, July 19, 5.30pm - 6.30pm. 

Family fun day

FAMILY EVENT:  Family icecream time, mum Tamara with her children, Julian, Madeline and Annabelle 2017. Picture: NONI HYETT.

FAMILY EVENT: Family icecream time, mum Tamara with her children, Julian, Madeline and Annabelle 2017. Picture: NONI HYETT.

This free event is a pefect day out for children of all ages and their parents. There will be indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting).

These activities include: face painting, helium balloons, live entertainment, animal farm and reptiles, story corner, jumping castle, arts and crafts, popcorn, and much more.

Food will also be available to purchase. 

For more information please phone Meredith Robinson – Kangaroo Flat Community House on 5447 9687 or email: adminkfch@bigpond.com.

Where: Kangaroo Flat Primary School Gymnasium, Freeman Drive.

When: Sunday, July 15, 12pm – 3pm.

Trading table fundraiser

Expecting to do some shopping on Thursday? Make sure you stop by the St John of God Hospital Auxiliary trading table to pick up some goodies. 

There will be cakes, slices, jams, handicraft and more on sale for all to enjoy. 

For more information phone Alison on 5439 7401.

Where: Strath Village Shopping Complex, Condon Street, Bendigo. 

When: Thursday, July 19, from 10am.

Do you have a community event that 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.