Theres plenty happening in our region this week. Check out our list for a few things to put in your diary.
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Has the cold weather got you thinking about a snowy holiday? Maybe you're already dreaming of that summer trip?
This Leisurefest Roadshow has all the home, outdoor and camping needs for everyone.
The event features caravans, campers, boats, accessories, motorcycles, cars, home goods, garden goods and much more.
The event costs $15 adults, children under 16 free (while accompanied by an adult), $12 concession, $25 3-day pass with free parking.
Leashed pets allowed on grounds provided patrons pick up after the animals waste.
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Where: Bendigo Exhibition Centre, Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, June 2, from 10am.
BURRA COMP DAY
The second annual Burra Comp Day, a scooter, BMX and skateboard competition, is on at the weekend.
Originally organised and created by Eaglehawk Secondary College students, the event allows children from ages nine and up to show off their riding skills.
There will be a $200 cash prize to be won, along with many other prizes throughout the day.
Registration opens at 10am, with the competition starting from 10:30am.
This event is smoke, alcohol and drug-free.
Where: McKern Skatepark, Lake Neangar, Simpsons Road, Eaglehawk.
When: Saturday, June 1, 10am-3pm.
Do you like board games? Or like meeting new people?
Then head along to this community event and meet fellow board game lovers.
There will be a variety of games, both new and old with attendees encouraged to bring along their favourites to play.
Please also bring your dinner or some snacks to share.
Where: Weeroona Uniting Church, Bendigo.
When: Friday, June 7, 5pm-7pm.
WINTER GALA DANCE
Enjoy a winter gala dance with the Spring Gully Hall committee.
There will be some toe-tapping tunes by Family Rhythm Dance Band.
There will also be good program and a home cooked supper.
The winter dance will also feature a raffle and prizes.
Admission is $9 and all are welcome to attend.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, June 1, from 8pm.
Come along and try a new wellness exercise on Thursday.
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise, with this session able to be modified as required.
Tickets $2. Pay at event.
Where: Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, corner of Church and Edwards streets, Maldon.
When: Thursday, June 6, from 11.30am.
Head along to this night of dancing in Maryborough.
The event will feature music on CD and a supper.
Cost is $8. For more information, contact Wendy on 5460 5928.
Where: Anglican Parish Hall, corner of Clarendon and Nightingale streets, Maryborough.
When: Saturday, June 1, 7pm-11pm.
The Bendigo Arthritis Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month during school terms.
The meetings are a great opportunity to learn more about the club and what they do for arthritis awareness in our region.
The club also runs warm water exercises by experienced leaders at both Anne Caudle - John Lindell Pool and at the Scope pool.
All welcome. All enquiries to John 0417 513 841.
Where: Long Gully Community Centre, 23 Havilah Road, Bendigo.
When: Wednesday, June 5, from 1.30pm.
FLIGHTS OF FANTASY
This exhibition presents a selection of work from three local artists, combining photo montage, art jewellery and fashion and costume.
Held in the Bendigo Living Arts Space, artists Lorena Carrington, Milton Long and Ulrike Barbara Von Radichevich will take attendees into a world of magic with their works.
The arts space presents a range of exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing the region's emerging and professional artists to the region.
For more information, phone 5434 6060 or email: email@example.com
Where: Living Arts Space, Bendigo Visitor Centre, Pall Mall.
When: Until Saturday, August 31, 9am-5pm.
Perspective: A view of the Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum collection is an exhibition of watercolours by Ms Susan McMinn.
Ms Susan McMinn is a local artist and recent guest artist for The Shrine of Remembrance.
The works in the exhibition intend to demonstrate different views of war, reflected in the items.
Selected items have been grouped together to design contrast of a lurid narrative surrounding the soldier with the want of home.
Where: Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, 37-39 Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, July 28, 10am-4pm.
THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES
If you've ever wanted to see a ghost, head to Dudley House.
The ghosts, three of them, will reveal themselves in the company of eighteen other intriguing characters.
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times - A Woman's Lot in Charles Dickens is the latest costume exhibition from Dressing Australia Museum of Costume.
This exhibition features a collection of original 19th century gowns, bringing to life some of Dickens' most memorable female characters, such as Betsey Trotwood, Dora Spenlow and Mrs Micawber just to name a few.
For more information on the exhibition, click here.
Where: Dudley House, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Tuesday, June 4.
TUDORS TO WINDSORS
More than 150 British portraits of royalty are on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery.
The major exhibition - Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits - 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: Until Sunday, July 14, 10am-5pm.
Parents and children are invited to head along to a short session of stories, songs and a taste of art for children aged up to five years.
Gallery Giggles is on the first Thursday of every month and will get the little minds thinking in a fun way.
Parents and carers are required to stay and join in the fun.
Limited numbers, bookings are essential, phone 5434 6088.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo.
When: Thursday, June 6, 10.30am-11am.
BIGGEST MORNING TEA
Support a worthy cause with a biggest morning tea fundraiser.
Hosted by Wedderburn Coach House Gallery-Museum, this event includes guest speaker Robyn Vella.
There will also be a raffle and door prizes.
Where: Wedderburn Coach House Gallery/Museum, 53 High Street, Wedderburn.
When: Tuesday, June 4, 10am-noon.
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