Please note: While there are many events on in our region, cancellations, venue and time changes due to COVID-19 might occur.
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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.
Celebrate National Carers Week (October 11 - 17) with a session of Tai Chi.
National Carers Week is a time to recognise the important contributions that unpaid carers make to our communities.
The week also raises further awareness about carers.
To book for this free Tai Chi session, click here.
Where: Online event - via Zoom.
When: Monday, October 12, 11am start.
DOING MORE WITH ZOOM
Do you want to learn more about the features of Zoom?
This workshop will show how you can set up an account, share your screen with others, share files and create meetings.
This workshop will also offer followup help if needed. Workshops are small and beginner friendly.
Bookings required, click here.
Where: Online event - via Zoom.
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2pm to 3pm.
Learn from established artists as they explain the processes involved in creating works.
These events will be held by artists, Lorraine Brigdale, Dianne Turner and Janet Bromley.
The workshops will include the following topics: creating with accessible materials, working with mineral paints and creating with recycled materials, plus much, much more.
$15 per workshop. To book, click here or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Online video workshop.
When: Until Sunday, November 8.
CHAOS TO CALM
Learn how to reduce stress, skills for self-care and understand the science of habits with life coaches and wellness educators, Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell.
This workshop will allow you to learn wellness skills, daily practises to reduce stress and reflection.
Bookings are required, click here.
Where: Online event - via Zoom or catchup via YouTube.
When: Tuesday, October 13, 7pm to 8pm.
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.
Bendigo Deaf Hub welcomes all to this free Auslan yoga session, which will run for six weeks starting Tuesday, October 13.
Bendigo Deaf Hub promotes a world free of barriers and empowers those who are deaf and hard of hearing to achieve their goals.
For more information, please email: email@example.com
Where: Bendigo Deaf Hub, 40 - 44 Thunder Street, North Bendigo.
When: Tuesday, October 13, 5pm - 6pm.
The Castlemaine Rocky Riders are hosting an October social ride event which will feature the picturesque Muckleford Forest.
The trails in the Muckleford Forest will be less technical with the rides designed for those who have beginner to intermediate riding skills, however a reasonable level of fitness is required.
The ride will commence at 10am from the Red, White and Blue Poppet Head near the Bells Lane Track.
Bring along own spares, food and water.
For further information about the track and ride, click here.
Where: Red, White and Blue Poppet Head, Bells Lane Track, Muckleford.
When: Sunday, October 11, from 10am.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Where: Pall Mall and Conservatory Gardens, Bendigo.
When: Until mid-October.
Reopening after a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maldon Market is a handmade and homegrown monthly market.
This market brings together farmers, makers and producers in a local setting, allowing for the community to get the freshest produce available and artisan goods.
For more information, click here, email: email@example.com or phone 0477 201 654.
Where: Bill Woodfull Recreation Reserve, Francis Street, Maldon, tomorrow, 9am - 1.30pm
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.
This weekly market showcases the producers of fresh produce, along with the makers of the handmade, quirky and cute items.
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.
Australia Felix is the title for ten etchings by Jeff Makin, inspired by the Australian landscape.
Jeff and Elizabeth Makin donated an edition of etchings to Central Goldfields Art Gallery in 2019 through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, and they will be presented for the first time at the gallery in this exhibition.
Last year, Jeff Makin explored the local landscape and was drawn to the Grand Duke Mine in Timor.
This painting has been acquired by Central Goldfields Art Gallery and will also be on public display for the first time.
For more information, phone 5461 6600 or click here.
Where: Online event.
When: Until Sunday, October 11.
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.
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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