Map out your weekend and find something different to do. Have a look through our list to see what our region has to offer.
Walk in the Park
Raise money for research into Parkinson's disease with this “walk in the park”.
With 30 Australian's being diagnosed with Parkinson's every day, there's no better reason to fundraise.
The event starts at 11am, with registrations being taken from 10.30am.
To participate, you only need to pay a gold coin donation and at the end of the walk there will be a sausage sizzle for $2.
For further information contact Glenis Gordon 5436 9293.
Where: Lake Weeroona, Napier Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, August 26, from 10.30am.
Red Ribbon Re-enactment
The re‐enactment of Bendigo’s Red Ribbon Rebellion of 1853 commemorates a turning point in Bendigo’s colourful gold rush history that contributed towards making Bendigo the city that it is today.
It is an annual event arranged by the Bendigo Historical Society.
Anyone interested in being part of this event is encouraged to join in with other community members and school children.
A free sausage sizzle will be held at the end of the re‐enactment event for all participants.
For more information, please phone Jim Evans, President: Bendigo Historical Society on 5442 6763.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery Forecourt, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Monday, August 27 from 11am.
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The Kyneton Community Vegetable Garden at the secondary college is celebrating 5 years of growing veggies for the community.
There will be demonstrations of how to make wicking beds, compost tea and more.
Attendees can learn how to improve soil, make worm farms, biochar, irrigation and lots more.
See more information here.
Where: Kyneton Secondary College, Epping Street, Kyneton.
When: September 1, from 12pm, September 2, from 10am.
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Head to Carisbrook this weekend and enjoy the town hall market.
There will be stalls of home baked cakes, plants, local produce and craft. There will also be a sausage sizzle and refreshments.
The market also includes an opportunity to speak to a local historian about Carisbrook.
Money from the market will go towards Carisbrook Historical Society.
Where: Carisbrook Town Hall, Bucknall Street, Carisbrook.
When: Sunday, August 26, 10am – 4pm.
Spend your weekend with Millie and Ottis the dog, raising money for the farmers in need.
This sale will include men’s and women’s clothing, homewares, video games, DVD’s, vinyl records, vintage and collectables, kids toys and over $2000 worth of lucky dip vouchers.
Where: Wildwood Drive, Strathdale.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, from 7am.
Peter Sheahan's Walk Up afternoon of fun and entertainment is on again this Sunday.
All door proceeds from this fundraising event will go to Radio KLFM.
Enjoy all kind of music including Garry Smith, Ken Bice, Rod Briant, Bendigo Bill, Floreena Forbes and many more.
Entry $10 per person and afternoon tea supplied. There will also be lucky people prizes.
To book a table, phone Peter on 0400 076 634 or 5446 3805. A courtesy bus is available, please contact reception 5443 8166.
Where: All Seasons Hotel, 171-183 McIvor Road, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, August 26, 1pm – 5.30pm.
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Flutes and Choir
The St Paul's Proms Series comes to an end this Sunday with more beautiful music.
Enjoy some of Bendigo’s best talent with three performances, Jenny Gogolin and Peter Butler, Bendigo Chorale and Wil Rigby.
Meet the artists over refreshments after each performance.
Tickets $8 a session or $20 for all three. School children free.
Phone: 5443 0174 or email: email@example.com.
Where: St Paul's Cathedral, Myers Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, August 26, starting at 2pm.
Head along to the Spring Gully Hall for an evening of dance, good company and fun.
Enjoy music by Bitz'n'Pieces Dance Band, a great program and a delicious home cooked supper.
The evening will also feature a raffle and prizes.
Admission is $9 and all are welcome. For more information contact Keith on 5444 2953.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road.
When: Saturday, August 25, from 8pm.
It's National Family History Month and that means there is all the more reason for you to find a relative you have been looking for.
Head to Echuca this weekend for a Sunday afternoon talk on “An Introduction to Online Research”.
Learn how to use online resources including Ancestry, family search, National Archives of Australia and much more.
For more information, click here. Or phone 5481 2400.
Where: Echuca Library, Hare Street.
When: Sunday, August 26, from 2.30pm.
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Warm your winter with projection art and explore Bendigo with new and surprising experiences.
This festival showcases the exploration of light and projection with works that are showcased in Bendigo's nightlife.
The festival aims to leave you feeling a little more connected to Bendigo and the community spirit of the region.
For more information about the Enlighten Festival, click here.
Where: Around the CBD/Pall Mall Bendigo.
When: August 29 – August 31, 6pm – midnight.
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