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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Please contact your council or the Department of Health and Human Services for any further information required.
FESTIVALS AND FAIR EVENTS
ZINDA POP UP
Join in for a celebration of all things multicultural with the Zinda Pop Up Festival.
This pop-up event is one of three happening over the first three weeks of December.
There will be live music, basket weaving, art demonstrations and much more.
COVID-19 restrictions in place.
Where: Cultural Exchange Building (old Beehive), Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Friday, December 18, from 11am.
The Bendigo Queer Film Festival presents the movie, Another Country, to Star Cinema.
Another Country is rated M and is about 90 minutes long.
It features the friendship between two outcasts in a British school. This movie deals with themes of bullying and homophobia.
Tickets are $12, bookings recommended. Please phone 5446 2025.
Where: Star Cinema, Peg Leg Road, Eaglehawk.
When: Tuesday, December 15, from 7pm.
OLD WARES MARKETS
In conjunction with the Christmas Market, this collectables and old wares market will feature a range of antique signs, car parts, farming items, tools, homewares and much more.
Swap meet site holders welcome.
The Christmas Market is held at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds, with gifts and something for everyone.
For site bookings, please call 0447 37 00 93 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, 8am to 2pm.
Join in with the only accredited farmers market in Bendigo for this fresh market.
There will be various stalls full of produce, jams, olives, wines, meat, cheeses and much more.
For further information, see: www.bcfm.org.au
Where: Bendigo Pony Club, corner Breen Street and Belle Vue Road, Golden Square.
When: Saturday, December 12, 9am to 1pm.
Join in with the Maldon community for their handmade and homegrown monthly market.
This market brings together independent creators, makers and growers in one place.
There will be fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, oils, jams, condiments and much more.
For more information, click here.
Where: Bill Woodfull Recreation Reserve, Frances Street, Maldon.
When: Sunday, December 13, 9am to 1pm.
PIINPI: CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS FASHION
Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion is an exhibition showcasing garments and textiles by First Nations artists from all across Australia.
This exhibition celebrates Indigenous art, history and culture through fashion.
This exhibition will feature art fashion by Grace Lillian-Lee, Babbarra Women's Centre, Marree Clarke, Hopevale Arts and Cultural centre and many more.
Free exhibition but due to COVID-19, bookings are a must. Click here to book.
For more information, email: email@example.com or phone: 03 5434 6088.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, January 17, 10am to 5pm.
Ceramists Sharon Alpren, Cassie Hansen and Emma Jimson have come together to showcase their exhibition Table Matters.
This exhibition celebrates the art of dining and features a floral installation from Libertine Florists.
For further information, click here.
Where: Living Arts Space, Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Until January 31, 9am to 4pm.
This annual exhibition celebrates the diverse talent of the Central Goldfields community.
The Central Goldfields Shire and Avoca residents are welcome to submit entries for this exhibition.
Primary and secondary students can also enter our craft competition. Prizes have been sponsored by Maryborough Craft Shop Inc.
All visitors are encouraged to vote in the People's Choice Award.
For further details please click here.
Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill Street, Maryborough.
When: Until Sunday, December 20, 10am to 4pm.
The Golden Square Croquet Club is a small club looking for new members to join in with the sport.
Croquet is a social game played with a heavy mallet and balls.
It can be competitive but is fun and a good way for older people to keep active.
The first six lessons are free to attend, with the group meeting Mondays and Fridays.
Please wear flat-soled shoes.
For more information, phone Don on 5449 6332 or Jenny on 0438 713 190.
Where: Wade Street, Golden Square.
When: Mondays and Fridays, from 9.30am.
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