There's plenty happening in our region this week. Check out our list for twelve things to put in your diary.
Experience beautiful Chamber music played by the talented musicians from Orchestra Victoria at this concert event.
The orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet and the Andante Cantabile from Tchaikovsky's String Quartet no.1.
There will also be a chance to meet Orchestra Victoria musicians after the performance, with light refreshments available.
For more information, phone Pam Rogers on 0417 028 560.
Where: Goornong Memorial Hall, 32 Railway Place South (Midland Highway), Goornong.
When: Sunday, August 11, from 2.30pm.
ST PAUL'S PROMENADE SERIES
The St Paul's Promenade Series is on for two more Sunday's in August, offering audiences the chance to hear some of Bendigo's finest musicians.
This weekend, pianist Lily Begg will perform pieces from composers Debussy, Schumann and Mozart.
From 3.15pm, JadeByrd will sing jazz and blues, showcasing an era of gambling and liquor.
And from 4.30pm, cellist Cally Bartlett and guitarist Anne Begg come together to share a program of original works featuring duos and solos.
Enjoy local music in the warm and beautiful St Paul's Cathedral.
Cost $8 per session. School children free.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, 6 Myers Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, August 11, 2pm-5.15pm.
CELEBRATING SCIENCE WEEK
Celebrate National Science Week (August 10 - 18) with a special STEAM program open to schools and the general public.
The event features scientific phenomena through the visual art lens.
Participants will be shown La Trobe Art Institute's exhibition Autoluminescent, with curator Travis Hodgson; introduced to the physics behind the phenomena by Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr Katherine Seaton; and given an insight into the use of recycled plastics by artist Sarah Goffman.
Science Week is an annual celebration of science and technology in Australia, with many students, artists and scientists taking part in various events across the nation.
Where: La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Wednesday, August 14, 12:30pm-14:30pm.
FAMILY FUN DAY
Enjoy a day out with your children with the Fringe Family Fun Day.
There will be lots of fun activities for children, including face painting, performances, library bags, badge making and much more.
There will also be a pass-the-parcel and a special performance from Pete the Plumber.
No bookings required.
Where: Bendigo Library, 251-259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, August 10, 10am-1pm.
CAR CLUB'S 50th YEAR
The Veteran Vintage Classic Club Bendigo are holding a display of vehicles to celebrate their 50th year.
The club started in a church hall in 1969 and now has over 200 members and its own club rooms.
The public are invited to come and view the vehicles and discuss membership with the club.
Gold coin donation entry.
Funds raised from the event will then be donated to further research into Prostate Cancer.
For enquiries please call President Clive Bennett on 0417 034 050 or Neil Athorn on 0408 033 839.
Where: Regional exhibition centre, Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, August 11, 10am-2pm.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Children's Day is a free event, celebrating indigenous children within our communities.
The day will feature a welcome to country, smoking ceremony, various children's entertainment, giveaways and more.
There will also be free food supplied by Murrnong Mummas using traditional bush foods.
For more information, contact Kerri Douglas 0477 769 459.
Where: The Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough.
When: Tuesday, August 13, 10am-2pm.
Kate Forsyth has recently been voted one of Australia's favourite 15 novelists and has been called 'one of the finest writers of this generation'.
This event is a great opportunity to hear Kate speak about her writing and her new book The Blue Rose, released on July 16.
Bookings are essential and cost is free. All welcome. Phone 5481 2400 or click here.
Collins Booksellers will have books available to buy.
Where: Echuca Library, 310 Hare Street, Echuca.
When: Monday, August 12, from 11am.
FESTIVALS AND SHOWS
BENDIGO WRITERS FESTIVAL
The annual writers festival takes place in the heart of Bendigo. It showcases more than 150 authors, special guests, forum talks, books, writings and more.
Held over three days, there will be interviews and debates, discussions and much more.
Events are hosted in up to seven different venues with ticket options ranging from a three-day festival pass for all the action, to single-ticket quick picks for feature events.
There will be featured writers such as Paul Davies, Julia Shaw, Maeve O'Meara and Min Jin Lee, plus many more.
There will also be events including Meshel Laurie on why Buddhism is good for you, at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion; Gastronomy Breakfast with Jill Dupleix and Terry Durack, prepared by Sonia and Nick Anthony from Masons of Bendigo; and many more.
For tickets and a full program, click here.
Where: Various locations in Bendigo.
When: From Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11, at various times.
MANY SUCH AS SHE
Museum curator, Kirsten McKay, is excited to be hosting this exhibition, Many Such As She, which profiles over 15 biographies of women poets, alongside items from the military collection.
Central Victorian poet and critic, Michael Sharkey began researching the poets' responses to the Great War many years ago, with an interest to find out why so little had been collected and why it was so long neglected.
Michael edited the collection of women's poetry for his recent publication, Many Such As She, after discovering some fascinating stories
For the exhibition, Kirsten has negotiated the loan of a suite of original poetry publications from the State Library of Victoria - Rare Books Department.
Admission: $6 adult, $5 concession, $4 student, $15 family.
For more information, phone 5442 4513.
Where: Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, 37-39 Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: From Friday, August 2 - Sunday, October 6, 10am-4pm.
FLIGHTS OF FANTASY
This exhibition presents a selection of work from three artists, combining photo montage, art jewellery and fashion pieces.
The featured artists are illustrator Lorena Carrington, Milton Long and costume designer Ulrike Barbara Von Radichevich.
The works will be presented in the Living Arts Space, a gallery that presents a range of exhibitions and public art programs, showcasing the region's emerging and professional artists.
For more information, contact the Living Arts Space on 5434 6060 or email: email@example.com.
Where: Living Arts Space, Bendigo Visitor Centre, Pall Mall.
When: Until Saturday, August 31.
The Bendigo Jailhouse Rockers Club will be celebrating its 23rd birthday with a country theme.
The dance will include music by the Fender Benders and DJ Flash. There will also be tea and coffee provided.
BYO drinks and nibbles. Members please bring a plate to share.
$20 prepaid tickets only, non-refundable. For bookings, contact Liz on 0448 016 787.
No jumps or lifts please.
Where: Strathdale Community Centre, Crook Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, August 10, from 8pm, doors open 7pm.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Head along to this community dance and enjoy great music by Family Rhythm Dance Band.
There will be a good program and delicious home cooked supper, as well as 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, August 10, 8pm-midnight.
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