Please note: While there are 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.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
This Australia Day weekend, you can fossick in the Goldfields for antiques and collectables at the Campbells Creek Collectables Fair.
There are over 100 enthusiastic stall holders on site at the Campbells Creek community hall.
Admission is $5 for all.
Where: Community Hall, Elizabeth Street, Campbells Creek.
When: Saturday, January 23, 8am to 5pm and Sunday, January 24, 9am to 2pm.
Cellar doors across the Macedon Ranges will open to help host events as part of a series called the Summertime Fling Festival.
This festival will feature three weeks of wine, food and fun.
The Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association is running the event to encourage wine and food lovers to take a well-earned break from 2020 and share in the fun, scenic spaces while following COVID protocol.
This is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends, family and the community in an easily accessible, central location - that also happens to be stunningly picturesque.
For tickets and further information, please click here.
Where: Various locations and venues within Macedon Ranges.
When: Saturday, January 9 - Sunday, January 31.
AUSTRALIAN NPC DISEASE FOUNDATION INC. FUNDRAISER
Enjoy performances by many local talents all while raising money for the Australian NPC Disease Foundation Inc.
Peter Sheahan's Walk Ups have been raising money for various foundations for over 10 years.
This event will include all kinds of music, poetry, yarns, country, rock and blues.
There will be performances from Kevin Moore, Peter Sheahan, Leigh Bice, Rod Briant, Annette Sharp, Floreena Forbes, Olive Bice, Ken Jones and many, many more.
This event will also include a raffle, lucky door prizes and afternoon tea.
Tickets $10 per person.
For table bookings, phone Peter on 0400 076 634 or 0407 059 480.
For meal bookings, phone 5443 8166.
This event is proudly supported by Phoenix FM 106.7, Bendigo Country Talent Club and KL FM 96.5.
Where: All Seasons Hotel, McIvor Road, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, January 24, 1pm to 5.30pm
WRITERS COUNCIL WORKSHOPS
The Bendigo Writers Council monthly workshops will resume next Wednesday.
All are welcome to this workshop. Cost is $5.
COVID-19 regulations do apply.
For further information, please contact BWC Secretary, Penny Davies on 0417 530 069 or email: email@example.com.
Where: Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: Wednesday, January 27, 7pm to 9pm.
Join in with the Bendigo community and celebrate fresh produce at the weekly Farmers Market.
This market will showcase high quality, freshly harvested produce in a traditional market square atmosphere.
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: The Good Loaf Sourdough and Bakery, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: Thursday, January 28, from 2pm.
Join in for this artist talk at the local gallery, with Prue Venables who will discuss her current works on display.
Venables is an acclaimed Australian ceramicist whose major body of work is on a touring exhibition, currently in Bendigo.
The works showcase importance of every day objects through forms in porcelain, with metal and wood.
Registration is essential. Limited places available, click here to book.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, January 24, from 2.30pm.
Summer in the Parks and City of Greater Bendigo are proud to present their free outdoor movie, Dolittle.
Bring your chair, picnic rug and enjoy this family friendly movie, rated PG.
Due to COVID-19, please register a ticket beforehand here, there will also be physical distancing and hand sanitiser available. Please carry a mask with you.
Where: Garden for the Future, White Hills.
When: Friday, January 29, from 7pm.
STAR CINEMA BOOK CLUB
The Star Cinema and Goldfields Libraries are proud to present the Star Cinema Book Club with the film, Jindabyne.
Jindabyne is rated M and is a crime drama based around a group of men who take a fishing trip to Lake Jindabyne where they delay reporting the discovery of a murdered woman's body.
This film is based on the short story, So Much Water So Close to Home by Raymond Carver.
Phone to book 5446 2025.
Where: Star Cinema, Peg Leg Road, Eaglehawk.
When: Tuesday, January 26, from 7pm.
SKATE PARK COMPETITION
Head to the Castlemaine Skatepark this weekend and compete in skateboard, scooter or BMX events.
This day event will also include a barbecue and a parkour workshop.
These competitions are focused around bringing community members together and celebrating skate park culture.
All competitors will go in the draw to win a raffled prize.
To enrol, please click here.
Please bring a helmet, all competitors must wear one.
This event is for those aged up to 16.
Where: Castlemaine Skatepark, Pyrenees Highway, Castlemaine.
When: Saturday, January 23, 11am to 4pm.
MASTERS WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS
Hosted over three days, this event will showcase the best skiers in the country and include all age groups from 11 to over 65.
There will also be the top national open men and women skiers.
For further information, email: email@example.com.
Where: Park Street, Bridgewater on Loddon.
When: Saturday to Monday, January 23 to 25, 8am to 3.30pm.
Get back into the swing of things after the COVID-19 break and enjoy a 5km timed run, jog or walk this weekend.
The parkrun is not a race against others, but a fun event out or great for part of a training plan.
Click here for schedule and updates. Please remember to social distance.
Where: Kennington Reservoir, Reservoir Road, Kennington.
When: Saturday, January 23, from 8am.
Immersion 20/20 is an art exhibition of original paintings by local artist, Kerry L Brown.
These works will feature mid-century inspired interiors and abstract landscapes with reflection of the year that was 2020.
Works are for sale and entry is free.
For further information, click here, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0407 876 754.
Where: 60 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 31, 10am - 3pm.
CLOSE TO HOME
Last year was a year like no other and this exhibition, with works by Janet Neilson and Penny Peckham, showcases all that was 2020.
Peckham and Neilson's shared artistic interests brought them together during the COVID-19 pandemic and ended up in them creating linoprints, monoprints, paper works, stamping and much more.
Inspiration has been drawn from the daily activities that were taking place during the pandemic, books that were read, gardening and more.
For further information on this exhibition, email: email@example.com
Where: Lot19, 19 Langslow Street, Castlemaine.
When: Open weekends and public holidays, January 23 - 26, and 30 and 31.
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.
In addition to the regular exhibitions that the Central Goldfields Art Gallery has, there will also be pop-up exhibitions throughout the new year.
The pop-up works will feature artists who reside in the Central Goldfields region.
These exhibitions are free. For further information, phone 5461 6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Old Fire Station, 1 Neill Street, Maryborough.
When: Until Sunday, February 21.
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