Please note: While there are still many events on in our region, cancellations, venue and time changes due to COVID-19 might occur.
The Bendigo Advertiser recommends people stay informed and updated on all details by:
We will continue to keep the community informed of events while they are still operating.
Please contact your council or the Department of Health and Human Services for any further information required.
This free scavenger hunt quiz is the perfect activity for a weekend in the sun.
This event is suitable for pre-school to early primary school aged children.
Take a walk, search for objects and fill out the quiz, you could even win a $30 voucher. Gather items and take photos of your findings.
To participate, go to the Wattle Street entrance of the reserve, find the form at the green box, follow directions, complete and submit an entry to the orange Ironbark Gully "post box". Alternatively, entries can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Garden Gully Reserve, near Victoria and Wattle Streets, Bendigo,
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3.
Welcoming back the Women's Social Sunday rides, the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club regulars are invited to have a crack at mountain bike riding this weekend.
Newcomers are also welcome to have a crack at the trails.
This event can take up to two hours, so bring your own snacks, water and spares.
For further information, click here.
Where: Meet at clearing on Kangaroo Gully Road, Mandurang.
When: Sunday, October 3, from 9am.
Every year the City of Greater Bendigo's park and natural reserves team puts on a colourful display of tulips.
The 50,000 tulips assist in brightening up the city's streets from September to mid-October.
The tulips run along Bendigo's Pall Mall and the Conservatory Garden.
Curators will host talks about their techniques and they will also share some techniques to help people create their own tulip garden.
People can phone 1800 813 153 or email email@example.com for more information.
Where: Pall Mall and Conservatory Gardens, Bendigo.
When: Until mid-October.
BE CONNECTED: APPLE iPHONES
Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative aiming to empower those aged over 50 to thrive in a digital world.
Learn how to set up your Apple iPhone safely and customise it for all your needs.
This online event will show you all the features of the phones, whether you're new to using Apple products or already feel comfortable with them.
The event group will be small with follow up help provided.
Click here for more information. Bookings are required.
Where: Online event - via Zoom.
When: Thursday, October 8, 10am to 11am.
In these writing workshops, Heather Blakey introduces narrative and memoir writing, aiming to teach techniques to draw out inspiration in memories.
You're welcome to attend every or just individual sessions.
Topics covered are: Photos and wardrobes; Homes and possessions; It didn't start with you; and Collapsing tower moments.
For all details and to book, click here.
Bookings are required for each session, Zoom details will be emailed closer to the session.
Where: Online event - via Zoom.
When: Tuesday's, October 6 - October 27, 11am to noon.
ART AT HOME
Hosted by the Bendigo Art Gallery, these Art At Home workshops are perfect for the budding artists.
The character of Love Forever, by Nell, has round eyes, a wide open mouth and is decorated with cockatoo feathers.
With this in mind, those aged three and up can make and decorate their own handmade critter.
This activity explores modelling skills for children.
You will need paper clay for this task and can decorate using paint, textas, buttons, wires, beads and more.
Click here for downloadable instructions.
Where: Online event - do at home tutorials.
When: Until February 7.
The Bendigo Sunday Market is a community event run nearly every Sunday.
The market is one of the largest in central Victoria and is COVID-19 safe, meeting council guidelines.
There will be plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, various foods, coffee, plants, clothing, furniture, craft items, children's items, picture framing, gifts for everyone, antiques and much more.
The market is also free to attend with ample parking available.
Where: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, 42-72 Holmes Road, North Bendigo.
When: Sunday, October 4, 8.30am to 2pm.
Catch up in Castlemaine and support central Victorian producers.
This market is on the first Sunday of every month and every Wednesday.
It features fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, cakes, jams, preserves, wine, beer, plants, livestock and much more.
This market has strict COVID-19 measures in place to keep the community safe. Please use hand sanitiser at entry points and maintain a safe distance. Card purchases are preferred.
For more information, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Western Reserve, Forest Street, opposite IGA carpark and Castlemaine Market building, Castlemaine.
When: Sunday, October 4, 9am to 1pm.
Located opposite the Albion Hotel, Castlemaine, this weekly market showcases the producers of fruits and vegetables, along with the makers of the handmade, quirky and cute items.
Buy that perfect gift at this market.
Free admission and parking.
Stallholders must book beforehand. To book a stall or for more information, please phone 0418 117 953.
Where: Corner of Duke Street and Van Heurck Street, Castlemaine. Opposite the Albion Hotel.
When: Saturday, October 3, from 9am to 1pm.
The Greater Bendigo region has a community of First Nations artists whose cultural histories span all throughout Australia.
Sharing Process invites a selection of these artists to reflect upon cultural influences and celebrate with a variety of their works.
All works in this exhibition are for sale here. For more information phone 5434 6060.
Where: Living Arts Space, Bendigo Visitor Information Centre, Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Until Monday, November 30, from 10am.
The Burning World exhibition brings together works by four Australian artists, Hoda Afshar, Peta Clancy, Rosemary Laing and Michael Cook.
This exhibition examines natural landscapes to reveal more about human inhabitation.
These works confront realities and focus attention to what may have been overlooked.
This is a free online exhibition and can be viewed via the Bendigo Art Gallery website.
Where: Online exhibition, click here.
When: Until November 8.
Artist, Minaal Lawn, makes domestic scale ceramic objects that celebrate the reconciliation of her Indian heritage with her Australian upbringing.
Her work shows the transformation of culture, childhood and object symbolism.
Minaal Lawn's work shows coloured ceramic knots and knuckle forms.
Where: Corner Store Merchants, 220 Barker Street, Castlemaine.
When: Until October 24, Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.
Falkner Gallery has re-opened their doors with two exhibitions, Pilbara by Margaret Lees and Observateur des Oiseau by Sue Gilford.
Margaret Lees works with oil pastels and Sue Gilford works with pyrography.
The Falkner Gallery also displays works by Jean-Marc La-Roque, Robert Marnika, Margaret Cromb, Linda McLean, Tarli Glover, Liz Caffin, Sarah Ormonde and others.
For more information, please email email@example.com or phone 5470 5858.
Where: Falkner Gallery, 35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine.
When: Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.
TRADITIONAL ARTS FAIR
This Traditional Arts Fair will showcase various cooking skills through to trade skills.
The fair workshops will include fermenting, designing, felt making, trades and much more in as many forms as possible.
Each session will have different prices and limited spaces available. For further details, click here.
Where: Buda Historic Home & Garden, Hunter Street, Castlemaine.
When: October 17 - October 31.
SPRING OPEN GARDEN EXHIBITION
Each weekend in Spring starting from October 24, Mica Grange opens its gardens gates for a sculpture exhibition.
Located at the foothills of Mount Alexander, Mica Grange is renowned for its beautiful garden walks and morning and afternoon teas.
Each opening features a wide range of sculptures from all over Australia, as well as plants and preserves for sale.
Group bookings can be arranged for weekday visits. Entry $7 (children under 18 free).
For more information, click here or phone 0499 897 242 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 373 Faraday Sutton Grange Road, Sutton Grange.
When: October 24 - November 22, 10am-4pm.
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