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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LITTLE WORLD STORYTIME
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes in both English and another language with your child.
This free event is suitable for children aged five and under.
No booking required.
Where: Bendigo Library, 251-259 Hargreaves Street.
When: Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21, 10.30am-11am.
AROUND THE WORLD WITH PLAY-DOH
Create some of the world’s most interesting natural and man-made features with Play-Doh.
All children will receive a free mini Play-Doh kit to continue creating at home.
For children aged three plus and their families.
No bookings required.
Where: Eaglehawk Library, Sailors Gully Road.
When: Saturday, March 16, 9.30am-12.30pm.
MELBOURNE WELSH MALE CHOIR
The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir, established in 1984, is delighted to announce its first ever concert in Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral.
With the Cathedral’s acoustics, the richness and harmonies of the choir will sound perfect.
The choir consists of 50 members and will be joined by Melbourne soprano, Kate Amos, who won the choir’s Singer of the Year Competition in 2016 and now performs with Opera Australia.
The choir has performed all over the world, from Wales to Johannesburg.
To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.
Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 66 Short Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, March 24, 2pm.
This week long festival celebrates the different cultures that make up the great city of Bendigo.
Coinciding with Cultural Diversity Week (March 16 - 24), the festival features events focused on music, dance, food and visual arts.
There will also be workshops exploring themes of cultural diversity.
The core event of the festival is Zinda Night, held in Rosalind Park. Zinda Night features a concert, musicians and performers, food market, craft and cultural stalls and children’s activities.
For more information on the festival, click here, phone 5441 6644 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Various location in Bendigo.
When: Saturday, March 16 - Friday, March 22, various times.
CASTLEMAINE FRINGE FESTIVAL
With a program of local talent, this festival is a celebration of the more adventurous side of life.
Held over 17 days, there will be various artists and performers, plays, music and more.
The festival began about 30 years ago with visual art and in keeping with tradition there will be numerous exhibitions of paintings, collage, jewellery and sculptures.
The festival concludes with a huge garden party in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.
For more information on the festival, click here or email: email@example.com.
Where: Various locations in Castlemaine.
When: Until Sunday, March 31, various times.
This two day yoga festival is returning to Bendigo for its third year and will feature over 27 yoga instructors from central Victoria.
The program offers more than 40 classes with participants able to embrace a variety of yoga styles.
The classes are suitable for beginners through to seasoned yogis of any age and ability.
The festival will also include live music, mindfulness, essential oils, massage, stalls and much more.
$35 admission for one day or a two-day pass is $65. Tickets available online or at the door.
For more information and tickets, click here.
Where: Dudley House and the Old Fire Station, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, various times.
DAHLIA AND ARTS
Eaglehawk will once again become the place for cultural events with its annual dahlia and arts festival.
The festival is a community highlight, showcasing the town with six days of activities and events.
This year's theme is "We Are One".
A range of activities and events will be held, such as the Eaglehawk UFS Dispensary street procession, empowering Eaglehawk Sunday family day, literary competition, gala fair and much, much more.
For more information, click here.
Where: Held at various locations throughout Eaglehawk.
When: Wednesday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 19, various times.
COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS
Take part in a fundraising march this weekend.
The annual Melanoma March is set to arrive in Bendigo, as an initiative of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA).
The march aims to raise awareness and funds for melanoma research.
Where: Lake Weeroona, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, March 17, 8am-10.30am.
Free in the heart of Bendigo, this street salsa workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn a new dancing skill.
Taught by Camila Serrano, this event will showcase the rhythms, culture and music of traditional salsa dance.
No experience needed.
Where: Bendigo Town Hall, 189-193 Hargreaves Street.
When: Friday, March 22, 7.30pm-9pm.
The Spring Gully Hall Committee is once again hosting its weekly dance.
The event features music by Rod Farrar, a good program and delicious home cooked supper.
There will also be a raffle and prizes.
Admission $9. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Keith on 5444 2953.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, March 16, from 8pm.
TUDORS TO WINDSOR
More than 150 British monarch portraits will go on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery.
The new major exhibition – Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portrait – features works on loan from London’s National Portrait Gallery with some never having been seen outside of the United Kingdom.
Tudors to Windsors highlights major events in British and world history from the 16th century to present day.
The portraits will allow the gallery visitors to study the royal family faces of the Tudors, the Stuarts, the Georgians, the Victorians and the Windsors.
Cost: Adult $25, Concession $22, Bendigo Art Gallery Member $20, PGAV Member $20.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street.
When: From Satruday, March 16 - Sunday, July 14, 10am-5pm.
THREADS OF DIVERSITY
Threads of Diversity is a fashion exhibition held as part of the Zinda festival (March 16).
The exhibition features an exclusive collection of women’s wear designed by Hyra Usman, a fashion designer from Pakistan, who now calls Bendigo home.
Hyra was inspired to combine traditional fabrics from her home country with modern western cuts, lines and styles.
Threads of Diversity celebrates diversity in style, that fit a variety of shapes.
An opening launch and fashion parade will be held on Thursday, March 14, 5.30pm-8pm.
Where: Dudley House, 60 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Thursday, March 21, 11am-4pm.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery has selected 18 contemporary art quilters from across Australia for its upcoming Biennial Art Quilt Exhibition.
Curated by international award-winning textile artist and local resident, Jenny Bacon, the exhibition has an prize of $3,000 on offer.
The prize-winning quilt will become part of the gallery's permanent collection.
Groups are welcome at the exhibition. Please contact the gallery on 5460 4588 to book.
Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill Street, Maryborough.
When: Until Sunday, March 31, Thursday - Sunday, 10am-4pm.
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