While some events are coming back within our region, there might still be cancellations and time changes due to COVID-19 and health restrictions.
It is always best to check with your council about the rules for attending events in your area.
Click here to read about Bendigo's COVID-19 updates.
Join in with the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club for a fun day out.
This ride is suitable for ages eight to 15 years and will involve riding around the Spring Gully Tracks.
All children must bring own bikes in good working condition, must be capable riders and must have their own drink bottles.
This is a free event - children must have a current MTBA recreation or race licence.
Limited to 20 attendees.
Where: Spring Gully Tracks.
When: Sunday, July 26, 9.30am to 11am.
Learn fly casting skills or brush up on your knowledge in this event hosted by the Bendigo and District Fly Fishers.
Meet the fellow club members, make new friends and learn a new skill at this event.
COVID-19 social distancing rules are in place and if you are unwell, please do not attend.
Where: Brennan Park Swimming Pool, Houlahan Street, Kennington.
When: Saturday, July 25, 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
Are you interested in playing tennis but don't know where to start?
Head along to the Bendigo Tennis Centre's Open Court sessions.
Meet new locals, play a game of tennis, learn new skills and have a laugh.
Music will be played in the background and no racquet or skill is required. $12 per person.
Where: Bendigo Tennis Centre, 21-26 Nolan Street, Bendigo.
When: Thursday, July 30, from 5.30pm.
TODDLER SLEEP WORKSHOP
Sleep is the number one reported issue with children aged up to five years.
This workshop will help you learn about music therapy and how it can affect your child.
Find out about nightmares, separation anxiety and waking.
This workshop will run for two hours with an expert and other locals.
To book, click here.
Where: Central Victorian Obstetrics/Gynaecology Services, 11 Grattan Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturdays, July 25 and August 22, 12.30pm to 2pm.
WEEKENDS AT DISCOVERY
The Discovery Centre Bendigo has re-opened its doors for weekends and private bookings.
Pre-book your ticket online and enjoy a weekend of fun.
There will be two sessions a day, morning from 10am and afternoon sessions from 1pm.
Children can create their own flying machines, go for a test flight and get a picture of themselves as an astronaut.
The Athlete's Arena will also open in the new exhibition space.
Pay at the door, prices from $5 for children to $16 for adults.
Click here for more information and to book.
Where: Discovery Centre Bendigo, 7 Railway Place, Bendigo.
When: Sunday's, July 26, August 2, August 9, 10am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 4pm.
If you love to read, write and love words, then this Shared Reading Circle is for you.
A story will be read out loud and there will be a discussion to follow.
Discussions will detail what characters do, how they could be feeling and how it relates to us.
This group is open to anyone who loves to read and wants to connect with others through words.
For more information, see the Facebook event here.
Where: Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest Street, Woodend.
When: Monday's, July 27 and August 3, from 10am.
Join in with other locals for an online session of social fun.
This event, hosted by the Kangaroo Flat Community Group, is aimed at getting the local community together to discuss various topics and enjoy guest speakers time to time.
Email Kerry at: email@example.com or click here for further information.
Where: Online event, via Zoom.
When: Thursday, July 30, 10am to 11am.
Hosted by In A Dreamland, this online event will help with making new connections in times of isolation.
These group chats are aimed at creating a warm space for all to connect in and the chance for attendees to talk about anything to help lessen struggles.
Where: Online event, via Zoom.
When: Thursday, July 30, August 6, from 5pm.
Two Birds is an exhibition by mother and daughter, Jan and Tarli Bird.
This exhibiton celebrates their contrasting artist styles and features their individual work as well as a series of collaborated pieces.
Jan Bird has explored various materials throughout the past and has concentrated her attention to the use of oil paint and eco dying.
Tarli Bird has also explored various materials over her artistic journey (which started in Jan's art studio as a baby).Tarli Bird combines acrylic paint, spray paint and hand embroidery.
Working together on canvases, both Birds swapped the pieces between studios adding layers to each canvas until they feel a canvas is complete.
This series of artworks shows an usual combination of eco dying, spray paint, acrylic paint and hand embroidery.
For more information, click here.
Where: Echuca-Moama Arts Initiative, Inc., 11-17 Murray Esplanade, Echuca.
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 10am to 4pm.
THE EMU SERIES
Local artist, Angela Morrissey, is showcasing a solo exhibition featuring a new selection of artworks called The Emu Series.
The paintings depict the faces of the Australian emu: an important part of our First Nation's culture and a favourite among Australian citizens.
This exhibition is supported by the City of Greater Bendigo and the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.
Where: Exhibit B, Bendigo Bank Central, 12 Bath Lane, Bendigo.
When: Friday, July 24 - Wednesday, August 12, business hours weekdays, 9am to 4pm Saturday's.
MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN HISTORY & ART
Take a walk through local Australian history and see various displays and artworks.
This museum and gallery features Aboriginal history, convict history, explorers, Victorian clothing, mining and Chinese history.
The art gallery also has items available to purchase.
Large group bookings available by appointment also.
Adult entry $6, pensioners and children (aged five -12) $3.
For further information and to book, please phone 0477 589 692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: 29 Station Street, Maryborough.
When: Every week on Thursday - Sunday, from 10am.
AG ART 2000-2020
The Elmore Field Days Ag Art competition has been challenging central Victorian designers during the past 20 years with the aim of creating a garment from materials found on farms.
These everyday farming items are transformed into wearable outfits that are showcased and modelled on a catwalk at the Elmore Field Days.
The garments include materials such as wrap, chicken wire, hay bands, tractor tubing and much more.
2019 was the last year the competition would run.
This exhibition celebrates the winners, highlights and creations from the Elmore Field Days AgArt competitions.
For more information, phone 1800 813 153 or email: email@example.com
Where: Click here to see the exhibition online.
ROSS TAYLOR: FIELD NOTES
Field notes presents a new body of work by central Victorian artist Ross Taylor.
Ross Taylor is a Kyneton based artist who relocated to Australia from the UK in 2009.
This exhibition explores the landscape, history, people and architecture of central Victoria and how it has shaped through time.
For further information, click here or phone the gallery on 5434 6088.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, October 18, 10am to 5pm.
MANY STORY TREEHOUSE EXHIBITION
The Many Story Treehouse Exhibition celebrates Terry Denton's illustrations for the Treehouse series by Andy Griffiths.
This exhibition showcases original illustrations and sketches, and the development of ideas, characters and stories for the Treehouse series.
This free exhibition does require booking. Please phone 5461 6600 or click here to book.
Entry at the door during school holidays is not guaranteed.
Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, 3 Neill Street, Maryborough.
When: Until Sunday, August 16, 10am to 4pm.
Have you ever wondered who does Bendigo's local street art? Join in this tour and explore Bendigo's street art scene.
The local artists from Nacho Station artist collective will show attendees what goes into creating a work, showing international artists work and much more.
This tour begins with a coffee and some sticker designing before an hour and half walking pace tour.
Selected Saturdays only. $35 per attendee.
Phone 5434 6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Bendigo's streets. Commences at Get Naked Espresso/Handle Bar, Mitchell Street.
When: Selected Saturdays.
Meet the team at Twisted History and join in for scary stories of Bendigo's haunted past.
Guides will take you through local streets and lanes and speak about the spooky and unexplained in Bendigo.
Stories told are based on real history and are well researched.
This lantern tour will take about 90 minutes and will feature a costumed guide.
A 90 minute walking tour by lantern light with a costumed guide.
Adults $35 (ages 17 and up), child $25, family tickets $120.
Group tours available.
Phone 5434 6060 or email email@example.com
Where: Bendigo's streets. Departs from Information Centre, Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Selected Saturdays, from 8pm.
If you have an event you would like included in our What's On, please contact us on one of the below:
- Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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