There’s plenty happening in our region this week. Check out our list for a few things to put in your diary.
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FRIDAY NIGHT TUNES
Head along and enjoy regularly scheduled, live and free Friday night music.
Emma Black will be performing a concert at the Bendigo District RSL.
Black is a professional singer, actress, model and voice-over artist who has been performing for more than 20 years.
Black has performed on stage as a solo artist, in her acoustic duo with her brother (Pure Black) and with the seven-piece blues band, Trouble in Mind.
Black also works as a singing teacher to all ages in Bendigo and she most recently competed on the television show, All Together Now.
Where: Bendigo District RSL, 73-75 Havilah Road, Bendigo.
When: Friday, January 18, 7pm-9pm.
Singer, songwriter, Richie Langford will be performing this weekend, using an old suitcase converted into a kick drum, a foot tambourine, acoustic guitars, and wailing harmonica.
Bring the whole family along for this great day out as you watch Langford deliver a repertoire of originals and blues songs with his rocking-swamp groove.
Soak in the sun poolside while enjoying good food, local wines, ice-cold tap beer and summer cocktails.
Children will be entertained by the pool and the playground.
To book contact: Bookings@heathcoteinn.com.au or 5433 2409 or click here.
Where: Heathcote Inn, Hunter Place, Heathcote.
When: Saturday, January 12, 2pm-5pm.
The Bendigo Blues Tram combines two great attractions, a historic tram ride and great local musical talent.
Attendees can relax on the tram, rolling through the streets of Bendigo, listening to the sounds of Victor Cripes and Tasha Zappala.
After a short stop at the Tram Depot and Joss House, the tram then turns back towards the mine.
Sessions take approximately 2.5 hours, with drinks and snacks served by the crew.
Tickets are $35 per person.
For more information or to book, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 813 153.
Where: Central Deborah Goldmine, Violet Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, January 12, 2pm-4.15pm.
Take part in this workshop and learn the art of Aboriginal weaving.
Trina Dalton-Ooges shares the traditional art and teaches weaving with hands-on experience in this special workshop. For teens and adults.
Bookings required, phone 5449 2700.
Where: Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: Tuesday, January 15, 1pm-2pm.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Internationally recognised Chinese astrology and feng shui expert, Master Salwa Abboud, will be in Bendigo presenting a workshop on Chinese New Year and The Year of the Earth Pig.
Chinese New Year begins on February 5.
Master Salwa Abboud will share her insights of the year ahead, relating to health, weath, work, relationship and the home environment.
Bookings essential. Gold coin donation.
For further information and bookings, email: email@example.com
Where: Please email for venue details: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday, January 12, 1pm-3pm.
Are you fire ready?
With the hot season upon us, it’s important that the community has the knowledge of what to do during an emergency.
This event below provide the opportunity to find out all the must-have information for this fire season.
The event also assist with sharing experiences on managing fire risk.
At the events, you can speak with a CFA representative about:
- How bush, grass or scrub fires are likely to start and spread around your local area
- The essential decisions you and your family need to make
- Staying informed should a fire start
- And tips and updates to help you start your fire plan
Where and when:
- Gisborne Fire Station, Robertson Street, Gisborne, Saturday, January 12, 10:30am
- Bullengarook Fire Station, Bacchus Marsh/Gisborne Road, Bullengarook, Wednesday, January 16, 7pm
- Street Corner Meeting, Cnr Parkview Terrace and Southbourne Road, Riddells Creek, Wednesday, January 16, 7pm
- Spring Hill Fire Station, 462 Spring Hill Road, Spring Hill, Monday, January 21, 6:30pm
- Mt Macedon Fire Station, 753 Mt Macedon Road, Mt Macedon, Wednesday, January 23, 7pm
- Display and Fundraising BBQ at Bunnings, Cnr Midland Highway and Toma Court, Epsom, Saturday, January 26, 9am-4pm
Feel energised and dance with the Spring Gully Hall Committee at one of their events.
The event features music by Family Rhythm Dance Band and a delicious, home-cooked supper.
There will also be a raffle and prizes. Admission is $9 and all are welcome to attend.
For more information, phone Keith on 5444 2953.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, January 12, 8pm-midnight.
South Bendigo Football Netball Club are hosting a fundraising dinner for one of their dedicated netballers, Chloe Langley, who will represent Victoria at next year’s National Netball Championships.
Chloe has been selected in the final 17-under team and is among a squad of 12 who have made the state 17-under team for the 2019 National Netball Championships.
All netballers, footballers, committee, sponsors, members, parents, family and friends are invited to join in and raise money to help Chloe chase her dreams
Thirty per cent of takings from every meal purchased, will go directly to Chloe and her family.
All welcome, click here to confirm attendance.
Where: Bendigo Stadium, 91 Inglis Street, Bendigo.
When: Thursday, January 17, 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Come and dance salsa in Bendigo's beautiful gardens. Bring a picnic and a friend and learn something new.
Classes are 30-45 minutes followed by 45-60 minutes of dancing. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing to allow for movement.
For more, click here. Free event. For more information phone Andrew White or Janine White on 0405 622 023
Where: Bendigo Library Gardens, Hargreaves Street.
When: Saturday, January 5 – February 24, midday-1.30pm.
FISHING IN THE CREEK
Take the children out these school holidays and catch plenty of huge carp, right in Bendigo.
Take a telescopic rod and reel, water, fruit and corn for bait and wait for the fish.
Recreational fishing licence required. Click here for more information.
Where: Bendigo Creek, between Epsom and Tennyson Road, Huntly.
When: All year round.
Central Victoria artist, Jessie Boylan, has produced a new work titled Rupture.
Rupture shows the ways in which the body, people and the world mimic each other in a crisis.
Rupture uses video and sound to illustrate some of the stressors in today’s world – from fires and floods to the relentless pace of modern life – alongside a performer’s depiction of the body’s response to trauma.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, February 10, 10am-5pm.
THE LONG SUMMER SALON
Join in for the first exhibition opening event of 2019 at Cascade Art, Maldon.
To be officially opened by Kim Bennett, Creative Arts Facilitator, Regional Arts Victoria.
Some of the artists featured in this exhibition are Roz Avent, Dean Bowen, Lyn Raymer, David Frazer, Anita Laurence, Robert Maclaurin, and many, many more.
For more details phone, 0408 844 152 or 5475 1053. Email: email@example.com.
Where: Cascade Art, 1A Fountain Street, Maldon.
When: Saturday, January 12 – Sunday, March 3, Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Opening at 2pm, Saturday, January 12.
VALE: MOURNING, REMEMBRANCE AND SPIRITUALISM
This exhibition explores a subject still often regarded as taboo, yet remains a universal human experience.
Death and managing human death, as well as the associated rituals and practices, has been a part of civic life in Bendigo (and elsewhere) since the city’s earliest days.
Items such as a travelling tool case once used by Heathcote undertaker William Perry, offer a glimpse into the necessary practicalities of this profession.
Where: Post Office Gallery, Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, March 31.
FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS
Featuring photos from the extensive archive of the Casa Azul (Blue House), this exhibition showcases highlights from the personal collection of Frida Kahlo.
Frida Kahlo is considered one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century and her interests are reflected in this series of photographs of family, loves, the medical, politics and much more.
The exhibition also reveals Kahlo’s passion for collecting historical photographs as reference material for her work.
For more information on the exhibition, click here.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: December 8 – February 19.
Curated by Tansy Curtin and Jessica Bridgfoot (and a Bendigo Art Gallery exclusive), this exhibition takes a look into early Victorian rituals of mourning as early as the 1800s.
The artists featured in the exhibition include Jane Burton, Bill Henson and Janet Beckhouse. The exhibition draws on works from the gallery's historic collections, as well as loaned pieces and works from contemporary artists.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until February 10, 2019.
HONEYBEE HIVE TOUR
Discover the inner workings of a honeybee hive and take part in a unique, exciting and educational experience.
Learn about the different properties and uses of uncontaminated, hand-pressed, honey and how to help bees at your home. These tours are designed for gardeners, adventurers, foodies and anyone who wants to learn more about bees. Please note, this tour is not a beekeeping class.
There is also a chance to take home a 250g jar of local Castlemaine honey.
Bee suits and gloves provided, please wear closed-toe shoes that cover the ankles. At this stage, only adults can be accommodated. For more information and to book, please phone 5470 6216 or 5472 4889.
Where: The Green Folly, 118-120 Duke Street, Castlemaine.
When: Sunday, January 13, January 20.
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