It's beginning to look a lot like... summer.
Celebrate the central Victorian community, the warmer months at these great events.
PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS
SOUNDS OF PSALMS
Sounds of Psalms: A program of sacred music to touch the heart.
Bendigo Chorale presents a concert of inspiring and time-honoured music by Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky and Thompson.
What better way to ring in the holiday season than by listening to beautiful music from some of the greatest composers the world has ever known.
The concert setting is in a local and much-loved cathedral, with perfect acoustics for the performance.
Admission: Adults $25, concession and students $20, children 12 and under free.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Come and be uplifted.
Where: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, 6 Myers Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, December 1, 4pm start.
The Castlemaine Jazz Jam is on again, entertaining crowds with local jazz music.
This is the last performance for the year.
Community members can get together and sing, play or listen to the various tunes that will fill the bar.
All are welcome to come along, sing, play or listen.
Where: The Maurocco Bar, 4 Templeton Street, Castlemaine.
When: Sunday, December 1, 2pm to 5pm.
Kyneton Museum is excited to present Bagungga (meaning 'to gather or collect'), an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art and crafts.
Items in this exhibition have been collected during owners' visits to Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.
This is the first time this private collection has been on public display.
$5 adult, $3 concession and children under five free, $10 family, $2.50 school group (with activities).
For more information, phone 1300 888 802.
Where: Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton.
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, 11am to 4pm; Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, 11am to 4pm.
Come along to the Spring Gully Hall and enjoy great music by Adrian Holmes Trio.
There will also be a good program, and delicious home-cooked supper.
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, November 30, 8pm to midnight.
The Rockin' '50s Rock n Roll Club will host its Christmas rock 'n roll dance.
The dance will feature the top Melbourne band The Vincents plus a DJ.
Bring your own drinks, nibbles and supper.
For more information, click here or phone Trish on 0438 895 380.
Tickets adults $18 prepaid or $20 at door. Children under 16 free.
Where: Strathdale Community Centre, Crook Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, November 30, doors open 7.30pm.
WALK INTO HISTORY
The Bendigo Historical Society will host its Walk into History at the weekend.
This walk will focus on the Bank of Australasia, Myer, Mining Exchange - Beehive, Favaloros and Pike's Corner.
For more information, phone 5442 6763.
Where: Meet at Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, Pall Mall, Bendigo (opposite the Beehive building).
When: Sunday, December 1, from 10am.
BENDIGO KIDS TRIATHLON
If you are or you have a child aged seven to 15, head along to this fun day out with your friends, family and local community.
This kids-only triathlon is a non-competitive day out.
The event is aimed at encouraging the younger generation to be active and have fun in the outdoors.
Ages are put into the following event:
- Seven to nine years: 25m pool Swim, 2km ride, 500m run
- 10-12 years: 50m pool swim, 4km ride, 1km run
- 13-15 years: 75m pool swim, 6km ride, 1km run
$40 to $70 depending on solo/team/time of entry. For more information, phone 07 3851 0491 or email: email@example.com
Where: Canterbury Park Gardens, Napier Street, Eaglehawk.
When: Sunday, December 1, 7am to 12.30pm.
SUMMER FUN DAY
Come and join in for the start of summer with a summer fun day.
There will be activities from The Zone, Waterslides, big bomb competition in the diving pool and spot prizes to be won.
Where: Faith Leech Aquatic Centre, Barnard Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, December 1, noon to 4pm.
PLANET MINDERS PICNIC
Bendigo District Australian Conservation Foundation and the Youth Environmental Sustainability Group are excited to be co-hosting this event.
This event is suitable for the whole family and will showcase all of the ways that community members can get involved in caring for our planet.
There will be guest speakers, music, information stalls, face painting and plenty of activities for children.
Bring some lunch and join in with other planet minders and work together for the earth.
Where: Crook Street Park, Crook Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, December 1, noon to 2pm.
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM
The Central Goldfields Shire is hosting a variety of events for the 2019 16 Days of Activism program.
The events started on Monday, with a special official launch in Maryborough.
The theme for this year's program is Respect Women/ Call it Out.
The theme aims to develop a positive message around respectful relationships and gender equality.
Some of the events include: The Zonta Club's flowerbed launch, a women's circle, story-time for children, using creativity and voice, and a community vigil.
For the full program click here.
Where: Throughout Maryborough.
When: Until Monday, December 9, various times.
WEDDERBURN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
The Wedderburn Patchwork Group presents the 29th Wedderburn Community Christmas Festival.
The event will include a community craft and quilt competition and exhibition, with market stalls, light refreshments and musical items.
Adult entry $5; children free entry.
For more information, contact Irene on 0458 073 080 or Hilary on 5494 3325.
Where: Mechanics Institute Hall, High Street, Wedderburn.
When: Saturday, November 30, 10am to 3pm.
Open Gardens Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, continuing the long tradition of opening private gardens throughout Victoria following the closure of Open Gardens Australia.
This weekend, two Macedon gardens are open for all the plant lovers.
There will be Stephen Ryan's Tugurium and the Caelum garden.
Tugurium is Stephen Ryan's home garden which is full of rare and unusual plants to discover.
Stephen will showcase his acanthus, elderflowers (Sambucus) and angels trumpets (Brugmansia) which can be enjoyed alongside a coffee.
There will also be Craig Lidgerwood's artworks and rare plants for sale.
Read more about Tugurium here.
Caelum is a garden with many hidden corners to explore.
It features a collection of rare maples, an ornamental fish pond, caged vegetable garden and paths that are surrounded by colourful mature trees.
This open garden will also include music, from 1pm and rare plants for sale.
Read more about Caelum here.
Entry into the gardens is adults $8, students $5, under 18 free.
For more information on all the gardens in Open Gardens Victoria, click here.
Where: Mount Macedon.
When: Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 10am to 4.30pm.
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