COVID-19 NOTE: As of 11:59pm tonight, Friday, February 12, 2021, Victoria statewide will be going into a Stage 4 lockdown until 11:59pm Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Read more about Premier Daniel Andrews COVID-19 announcement here.
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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.
LUNAR NEW YEAR
Enjoy stories in celebration of the Chinese New Year, year of the Ox.
These stories will have a Chinese theme to them and are suitable for young families, best suiting ages four to eight.
There will also be a little music and craft activities.
Bookings required, click here.
Where: Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, February 13, 11am to 11.45am.
YEAR OF THE OX
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion invites all to celebrate Lunar New Year 2021.
Come together with your family and friends and celebrate the Year of the Ox.
These celebrations are on February 13-14 and February 20-21.
There will be various events, activities and processions to view, receive a new year fortune, place wishes of new beginnings on the Bodhi trees, enjoy a tour of the Great Stupa, see the Jade Buddha, bathe the Baby Buddha, enjoy vegan and vegetarian foods and much, much more.
For further information, click here.
Where: The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Myers Flat.
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 13-14 and 20-21, from 10.30am.
Are you depressed, anxious, isolated, suffering grief or loss or know someone who is?
Grow groups meet weekly to offer peer support and use a proven educational program for mental wellbeing.
To express interest in a group opening in Bendigo and Castlemaine, call Lindy on 0448 052 769.
Click here for current groups.
Where and when: Link above or enquire for further details.
If you enjoy singing hymns and making new friends, then you are welcome to join the Hymns Alive program.
There will also be an afternoon tea.
A free bus service could be available. Phone Allan on 5442 2774 for further details.
Where: Connect Church, 35 Solomon Street, East Bendigo.
When: Thursday, February 18, from 1.30pm.
SPRING GULLY DANCE
Back in action after the COVID-19 break, the Sping Gully Dance committee will get together for an evening of community fun.
Keith and Corrie will provide a great program and CD music.
With COVID-19 restrictions being adhered to, there will be a light supper with tea and coffee and individually wrapped biscuits.
Admission $4, all welcome.
For further information phone Keith on 5444 2953.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Bendigo.
When: Monday, February 15, from 7.30pm to 10pm.
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services invite those aged between 12 and 25 to join for a series of movie nights.
This event is for those from the multicultural community and will run every Saturday in February.
It will include free foods. Spots are limited, so register by texting Kelly on 0475 886 862 with your name.
Where: Cultural Exchange Building, 24-26 Pall Mall, Bendigo.
When: Every Saturday throughout February from 5pm.
FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
MACEDON RANGES MUSIC FESTIVAL
Live music is set to return to the Macedon Ranges this weekend.
The Macedon Ranges Music Festival is proud to be showcasing their biggest line-up yet with Australian band The Black Sorrows headlining and acclaimed Indigenous singer Emma Donovan performing with Melbourne's best backing band, The Putbacks.
Nick Barker is also making a return to the festival in a rare solo performance.
This festival boasts a full bar with a special cocktail bar from local based distillery, Mountain Distilling Company.
This is an all ages event with a jumping castle, mini-train rides and other fun activities for children.
All profits go to the Woodend-based Cambodian Kids Foundation to support its work in providing education and healthcare to a rural Cambodian community.
This event is a COVID-safe event and requires that all attendees book tickets online in advance.
Tickets are strictly limited and can be bought here.
Where: Gisborne Steam Park, New Gisborne.
FESTIVAL OF FUN
Join in for an evening of entertainment at the Bendigo Showgrounds on Saturday.
This event will include monster trucks, stunt acts, jet trucks, fireworks and much, much more.
For tickets and bookings, please click here.
Where: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, February 13, from 4.30pm to 6.45pm.
In addition to the regular exhibitions the Central Goldfields Art Gallery has, there will also be pop-up exhibitions throughout the new year.
The pop-up exhibitions will feature artists who reside in the Central Goldfields region.
These are free. For further information, phone 5461 6600 or email email@example.com.
Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Old Fire Station, 1 Neill Street, Maryborough.
When: Until Sunday, February 21.
OLD TARNAGULLA IN COLOUR
Tarnagulla History Archive presents Old Tarnagulla In Colour, an exhibition of historical photographs which have been scanned, digitally restored, "colourised" and reprinted.
The images were created and restored digitally by business Circa in a process which also involves research with a local historian.
People can buy print copies of the images.
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note, COVID-19 safe rules apply.
Where: 69-71 Commercial Road, Tarnagulla.
When: Sundays, February 14 and March 14.
FAR FROM THE EYE
La Trobe University is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Danica Chappell.
This exhibition is in conjunction with PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography and features a major new series of work by the Australian photographer.
These images respond to the nature of the paper, chemicals and processes of photographic production and the works explore her history in photography.
For further information, click here, email email@example.com or phone 5441 8724.
Where: La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Saturday, March 13, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, noon to 5pm.
Girl Guides Victoria is committed to providing quality girl-led guiding programs for girls and women to inspire them to be more courageous.
The Bendigo District Girl Guides is seeking expressions of interest for a come and try Guides event.
This event will show what being a Girl Guide is about, in a friendly and supportive environment.
To register and for further information, phone Julie on 0427 927 268.
Where: Atkins Street Guide Hall, 15 Atkins Street, North Bendigo.
When: Sunday, February 21, from 9.15am.
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