What's on in the Bendigo region | Week of August 4, 2018

Our region has many great activities for the whole family to enjoy and this weekend’s events are not to be missed.

Scroll through our list, look at all your options and plan yourself the perfect weekend.

Winter Regional Tour

MUSICAL: Members of the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra perform Brandenburg In Bendigo at the Capital Theatre (September 14, 2012). Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

MUSICAL: Members of the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra perform Brandenburg In Bendigo at the Capital Theatre (September 14, 2012). Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

The Bendigo Symphony Orchestra is celebrating music with its three-stop winter regional tour.

The afternoon will feature works by Mozart, Chisholm, Haydn and Jabob conducted by Rohan Phillips.

Soloists Derek Jones (flute) and Cathy Moore (horn) are also set to play.

Adults $25, Concession $20. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

Where: St Paul’s Cathedral, Myers Street, Bendigo. 

When: Sunday, August 5, from 2.30pm.

Nature and Nurture

The first solo exhibition by local artist, Sarah Poyser, will showcase a wide range of subjects.

Poyser works predominantly with watercolour but other mediums are also used.

The aim of her artwork is to create colourful pieces showing the emotion and character of the subjects.

Where: Upstairs at Rifle Brigade Hotel, View Street, Bendigo.

When:  August 10 - 12, from 12pm.

LGBTI Forum

RAINBOW: Headspace Bendigo & VACcountry have partnered for an IDAHOBIT event at Bendigo Library (May 16, 2018). Picture: GLENN DANIELS.

RAINBOW: Headspace Bendigo & VACcountry have partnered for an IDAHOBIT event at Bendigo Library (May 16, 2018). Picture: GLENN DANIELS.

Share your stories and have your say about drug and alcohol use within LGBTI communities in the Greater Bendigo Region. 

This event, hosted by Thorne Harbour Country, will help with the development of digital resources and information for LGBTI people living in rural and regional areas.

All LGBTI allies are welcome. There will also be a free BBQ afterwards.

Where: Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo. 

When: Saturday, August 4, 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Switch it up

If you like video games and meeting new people, head to the Kangaroo Flat Library to enjoy a morning gaming on the Nintendo Switch. 

Race against friends on tracks in Mario Kart, experience an adventure with Mario through Super Odyssey or train and battle your Pokemon.

All that’s required is a library card. No bookings required.

Grab a game, get a controller and play your day away. 

Where: Kangaroo Flat Library, High St, Kangaroo Flat.

When: Saturday, August 4, 10am – 12pm.

Tourist Market

Market goodies: Fresh produce will be on sale at the Maryborough farmers' market.

Market goodies: Fresh produce will be on sale at the Maryborough farmers' market.

Head down to the Maryborough farmers’ market for a great family day out.

Enjoy community spirit and browse all the unique stalls.

The market will include bric-a-brac stalls, craft stalls, memorabilia, tools, clothings and local produce.

All funds raised at the market go towards community projects.

For more information, phone Trevor 0407 114 770.

Where: Corner Nolan and Alma Streets, Maryborough.

When: Sunday, July 5, 8am – 1pm.

Boomerang Bags

Pair up and create a reusable shopping bag with expert sewers available to guide you. 

Many supermarkets are getting rid of single-use plastic bags – Boomerang Bags are a great reusable option that helps Australia and the Earth. 

The evening also includes cake, slices, tea and coffee. Limited to ten spots, get in quick. Book here.

Where: Bendigo Sustainability Group, 23A Somerville Street, Bendigo.

When: August 9, 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

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.