Celebrate central Victoria and all it has to offer with these events.
Celebrate history with the Bendigo Historical Society, as it hosts various events for History Week 2019.
History Week runs between October 13 and October 20.
There will be many activities to keep everyone busy and interested.
This week there will be two feature events as follows:
There's more to know than Panton Street
- Learn more with a talk by Terry Davidson about Joseph Anderson Panton, Warden, Magistrate and Commissioner, on the goldfields in the early days of Bendigo. Cost $5
- Baxter Room, Shamrock Hotel, corner of Pall Mall and Williamson Street, Bendigo
- Sunday, October 13, from 10am
Studying Local History in a Global Perspective
- Talk by Emma Robertson, senior lecturer in History at La Trobe University, Bendigo. Cost $5
- Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
- Monday, October 14, from 2pm
Throughout History Week, you can also attend tours of the Bendigo Art Gallery. These tours are free.
For more information on History Week and Bendigo events, click here.
Where: Various locations, Bendigo.
When: From Sunday, October 13 to Sunday, October 20, various times.
Enjoy an evening of dance with the Spring Gully Hall Committee.
This event features music by Max Farrar, a good program and a home-cooked supper.
There will also be a raffle and prizes.
Admission $9, all welcome.
For more information, phone Keith on 5444 2953.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, October 12, from 8pm.
GLIDING CLUB OPEN DAY
If you have ever thought about flying above Bendigo, then this open day is for you.
View the facilities and meet the experienced members of the Bendigo Gliding Club.
This open day allows you to look at the different gliders, aircrafts and equipment that are used to run the operations.
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0428 509 461.
Where: Bendigo Gliding Club Airfield, 127 Borough Road, Raywood.
When: Saturday, October 12, 11am to 4pm.
Are you wanting to be more confident on your bike? Perhaps you want to ride in town, but are unsure about safety.
This workshop will help you improve your skills in a fun way with qualified instructors.
This workshop is suitable for adults and children aged 10-17 (must participate with an adult).
For more information and tickets, click here.
Where: Dai Gum San Chinese Precinct, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2pm to 4.30pm.
PIZZA AND MUSIC NIGHT
Enjoy an evening with your family at this pizza and bush dance fun event.
There will be the favourite pizzas for dinner, along with live music and a bush dance for all to enjoy.
$7 a person for all you can eat. $25 family.
For more information, phone Andy 0458 250 402.
Where: Old Church on the Hill, 36 Russell Street, Quarry Hill.
When: Friday, October 18, from 5.30pm.
LIGHT THE NIGHT
The Bendigo Canoe Club and Light the Night are hosting a fundraising event this week.
The event will include entertainment, various foods and children's activities.
There will also be a paddle in support of Light the Night and a sunset walk.
Light the Night is an event that raises money and support for The Leukaemia Foundation, by lighting lanterns for those who have died and those affected by the cancer.
All money raised from the event goes towards the Leukaemia Foundation.
Cost $25 to paddle and $5 for an LED light.
For more information Tracee Ilott 0417 396 498.
Where: Bendigo Canoe Club, Lake Weeroona, 34-36 Weeroona Avenue, Bendigo.
When: Friday, October 18, from 5.30pm.
BEEKEEPING FIELD DAY
The 40th annual Beekeeping Field Day is on again, promoting beekeeping skills and the beekeeping industry.
Hosted by the Bendigo Branch Victorian Apiarists' Association Inc. (V.A.A.), the field day is designed for both novice and experienced beekeepers.
There will be various trade stalls, a large range of equipment, guest speakers, demonstrations, catering and much more.
Honey will also be available for purchase.
Adults $10, Concession $7, children free of charge.
For more information, click here or phone Carol Maunder on 5446 7911.
Where: Harcourt Leisure Centre, 63 Binghams Road, Harcourt.
When: Sunday, October 13, 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Discover your fashion skills with Studio Balenciaga.
This open studio space offers various sketching, styling and embellishment activities for all budding stylists.
All materials provided. No bookings required and all are welcome.
Where: Dudley House, 60 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Open Friday, Saturday and Sundays until October 27, from 11am.
Victoria Walks will host weekly walks for people living in Kangaroo Flat for the month of October.
In partnership with City of Greater Bendigo and Healthy Heart Victoria, this event not only gets you out and about, but also helps increase fitness.
Walks will take about 30 to 40 minutes.
Click here to see a digital version of the map.
Where: Meet at Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre, Kangaroo Flat.
October is Mental Health Month and the community of Murrabit will be showing their support by hosting a Wellbeing Walk.
At this event, you're welcome to dress in bright colours and join in on a walk around Murrabit.
Following the event is a morning tea.
Donations can also be given on the day to the Gannawarra Giving Account, which supports local farming families in and around the area.
This is a free event.
For more information phone the Murrabit Advancement Association on 5457 2205.
Where: Murrabit Lions Park, Gonn Avenue, Murrabit.
When: Friday, October 18, 10am to 11.30am.
Support those with Cystic Fibrosis at Great Strides Bendigo.
Great Strides is a fun run and walk that raises awareness and monies for those living with CF.
You can either run or walk 3km or 6km around a local lake.
For more information and to register, click here.
Where: Lake Weeroona Recreation Reserve, Weeroona Ave, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, October 13, 8.30am to 11.30am.
The Maryborough District Historic Vehicle Club is proudly hosting its 11th rally.
There will be an array of historic vehicles in and around the Central Goldfields Shire, with assembling taking place at the Maryborough Harness Racing Complex.
For more details phone 5460 5352 or email: email@example.com
Where: 337 Bucknall Street, Carisbrook.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13.
FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
The Bendigo Shovelfest is back for another year of fun and motorcycles.
Enthusiasts from across the country will attend the event, with people viewing motorbikes of all makes and models.
Shovelheads and Ironheads will also be judged.
There will be live music, foods, a Harley swap meet and much more.
For more information, see the Facebook page here.
Where: Lords Raceway, McIvor Highway, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, October 12, from 10.30am.
Get ready to laugh with the Bendigo Comedy Festival back in town.
This years event features a huge line up of acts including Dave Thornton, Nazeem Hussain and Danielle walker plus many locals.
Tickets and a full line up list available here.
Where: Various locations in Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, October 13, various times.
ROCK AND ROLL FESTIVAL
The Bendigo Jailhouse Rockers Club is hosting its R&R Festival of fun.
There will be Jump Cats, Smokin Wingtips, DJ Flash and DJ Pete over this weekend.
For bookings, phone Liz on 0448 016 787. $25
Where: Crook Street Hall, Crook Street, Kennington.
When: Until Sunday, October 13.
PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS
ST PAUL'S ART PRIZE
Now in its 26th year, the annual St Paul's Art Prize and following exhibition takes place for 2019.
There is, once again, a special photography section for local secondary school students.
The event also has all entries on display and for sale.
Friday evening is the opening night with drinks and savouries.
Judge Dr Kylie Banyard of La Trobe University will announce the winners.
The show continues through to Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, phone 5443 5061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, 6 Myers Street, Bendigo.
When: Friday, October 18, 7.30pm to10pm, Saturday, October 19, 10am to 4pm and Sunday, October 20, 12.15pm to 4pm.
Get ready to laugh with your family at this fun event.
The Bendigo Comedy Festival invites young families to attend a free and funny show.
There will be both local and national acts such as Danielle Walker, Nick Capper, Kirsty Webeck, Dave Thornton and many more.
The show is suitable for ages eight and up.
Bookings required. For more information or to book, please click here.
Where: Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2pm to 3pm.
YOUNG PERON'S CONCERTO
The Bendigo Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the young musical talent of Bendigo in its final performance for 2019.
The Young Person's Concerto will feature local performers Lily Begg, Anika Weibgen, Alicia Parry, Archie Bate, Noah Lawrence, and Blaze Houlden.
The concert will feature a range of works, including Grieg, Haydn, Boccherini, Vaughan-Williams and many more.
For more information on the concert and where to purchase tickets, click here.
Where: The Capital, 50 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, October 13, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
Contemporary dance, circus and live music will take over the Poppet Head for this free community event.
The event will feature more than 100 performers, with about 70 local dancers performing on the stairs.
There will be large scale projections, a light show and much more at this event.
Free event, suitable for all ages.
Where: Poppet Head, Rosalind Park, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, October 12, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
HOMAGE TO STYLE
This exhibition showcases timeless style, showcased through a collection of fashion photographs and garments.
The exhibition features works by Bronwyn Kidd, milliner Angie Jackman and jeweller, Sarah Fowler.
Where: Living Arts Space, Bendigo Visitor Centre, Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Until Saturday, November 30, from 9am.
BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION
World-class couture has come back to town, with the Bendigo Art Gallery opening their newest exhibition, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion this weekend.
This exhibition showcases the growth and works of designer Cristobel Balenciaga and his legacy of the modern designers he influenced.
The exhibition will feature contemporary designs by the house of Balenciaga, with video footage that shows historic garments morphing into modern interpretations.
For more information on the exhibition, the gallery and bookings, click here.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, November 10.
This exhibition is a cultural weaving collaboration, including a workspace and exhibition in one.
Interwoven brings together people from diverse backgrounds, through the process of weaving.
Community members, artists and weaves of all ages are able to participate by registering for a workshop, dropping into the building, weaving together and enjoying the community atmosphere.
More information can be found here.
Where: La Trobe Art Institute, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Saturday, October 26.
Desert Lines: Batik from Central Australia brings together about 60 selected works from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
The works show the unique and distinct batik styles (a method of wax resist fabric printing) of five central desert communities: Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Utopia, Yuendumu and Kintore (Walungurru).
This exhibition will showcase the batik work for women of the desert and it's importance. It will also show interconnected through ceremony, travel and much more.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, November 17.
ART AND DESIGN
Take a look at what the next generation of artists have to offer at the VCE Art and Design exhibition.
This event will showcase the works of graduating secondary college students, celebrating their achievements through art.
For more information, phone 5460 4511 or email email@example.com
Where: 1 Neill Street, Maryborough.
When: Friday, October 18, 10am to 4pm.
Head along to this open garden event and learn more about the colourful plant that is the iris.
There are more than 340 different iris plants to view, all in varying colours and sizes.
Iris in pots are also available for purchase.
Groups are welcome. Free entry.
For more information, phone 5446 7060.
Where: 155 Booth Road, Woodvale.
When: From Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, November 10, 9am to 5pm.
Join in with the local Sikh community and celebrate the anniversary of Sikh Gurus at this multicultural parade.
The parade, also known as Nagar Kirtan, is a traditional way of celebrating with a festival, foods and much more.
There will also be various children's activities, face painting and a jumping castle.
All welcome to attend.
Where: Rosalind Park, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, October 20, from 11am.
Hosted by Mandurang Valley Artisans Trail, this event features up to six locations with a unique story and the artists behind the locations.
Locations featured include the Spring Gully General Store, art and food; Raw Boards, timber products and artists; Marilyn's Wildflowers, an open garden; and many, many more.
Most locations are free.
Click here for more information.
Where: Various locations in Mandurang, Bendigo.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 10am to 5pm.
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