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.
Please see your local councils and the Department of Health and Human Services for further information.
While there are events taking place within our region, cancellations, venue and time changes due to COVID-19 may occur.
The Bendigo Advertiser recommends all community members to stay informed and updated on all local details by:
We will continue to keep the community informed of local events while they are still operating.
TOUGH GUY BOOK CLUB
Join in for the August meet of the Tough Guy Book Club - Bendigo Chapter.
Come along in person and meet the members or get in touch with the chapter officers and join in via a video.
The novel for the month is The Water Dance by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This will be discussed at the meeting.
Click here for more information about the Tough Guy Book Club.
Where: Bridge Hotel Bendigo, 49 Bridge Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550
When: Wednesday, August 5, from 7pm.
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: Lancefield Neighbourhood House, 78 High Street, Lancefield
When: Tuesday, August 4, August 11, August 18, from 10am.
SingStudio proudly presents an opportunity for people to learn vocal skills from one of Australia's great talents, Susie Ahern.
Susie Ahern is widely respected for her vocal coaching techniques and insight as a music producer and mentor.
She has toured with well known artists, providing backing vocals for John Farnham, Tina Arena, Guy Sebastian and Anthony Callea.
Place limited, all welcome. Click here to book. Costs $30.
Where: Online event - via Zoom.
When: Saturday, August 1, from 1pm.
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, August 2, August 9, 10am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 4pm.
Join the Goldfields Libraries Corporation and Heather Blakey for a series of online workshops focused on connecting with other locals.
Heather Blakey is an acclaimed web publisher and will help participants connect with each other and discover hidden talents.
Participants will be supported to share lived experiences, tell stories and respond to topic prompts.
This workshop will allow participants to share creative writing, photography, art and much more, in a welcoming setting.
For more information on these workshops, click here.
Bookings essential, click here.
Where: Online event - via Zoom.
When: Wednesday, August 5, from 3pm.
HULA HOOP WORKSHOP
Hosted by Soul Dance Circus, this workshop will have you moving and grooving with a hula hoop.
This workshop is to give a taste into a monthly class directed at adults, open to beginners and people with intermediate manipulation techniques.
This workshop will cover basic to advanced hooping techniques dance concepts.
The class is designed for each person to work at their individual level.
If possible, please bring own hula hoop.
Maximum of 10 people per workshop, with COVID-19 regulations in place.
Cost: $20 with bookings essential. Click here to book.
Where: Castlemaine Circus Inc., Castlemaine Goods Shed, Castlemaine.
When: Sunday, August 2, 2pm to 3.30pm.
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, August 6, from 5pm.
PUB TRIVIA NIGHT
Get together with your "brainiac" friends and enjoy an evening of trivia fun.
There will be prizes to be won with the winning team winning a $50 voucher for the Victoria Hotel.
This event will be held on the first Friday of every month.
Family event, trivia night is a free event. Children can participate but are not permitted on balcony.
Bookings essential - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5427 2721.
Where: Victoria Hotel, 67 High Street, Woodend.
When: Friday, August 7, from 7pm.
Showcased by Mount Alexander Shire Council Youth's Freeza Committee this is the second free quiz tournament that will have you guessing the evening away.
Hosted by Eight Metre Speaker, attendees will be quizzed on pop culture, music, language, politics, and more.
First prize takes home $100. All ages, family event.
For this event you will need a PC, laptop or tablet as well as a mobile device to use as a gamepad!
To register for your ticket, head to www.EventBrite.com.au and type in 'Freeza Trivia Night' or follow the link below.
Once you've registered your ticket, a Zoom event invite will be included on your ticket details!
For more information get in touch with the Mount Alexander Shire Youth Team on email@example.com, call 0429 421 214 or direct message us on Facebook / Instagram
Where: Online event, via Kahoot and Zoom.
When: Saturday, August 1, 4.30pm to 6pm.
RENEWABLE ENERGY ART
This exhibition includes work from ten Loddon Mallee artists with each piece representing a vision of "Our renewable energy future".
This is the first exhibition of its kind in the Loddon Mallee region.
This exhibition has free entry and will be touring the region throughout 2020, stopping in 10 municipalities.
COVID-19 appropriate hygiene, physical distancing and contact tracing protocols will apply.
Where: Inglewood Community Neighbourhood House Gallery, 20 Verdon Street, Inglewood.
When: Monday - Thursday, until Sunday, August 30, 9am to 4.30pm.
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: Until 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.
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