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FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
The Bendigo Family History Group is hosting their February general meeting with special guest speaker, Bendigo Regional Archives Centre Officer, Desiree Pettit-Keating, BBus BA Grad Dip (LAFH).
Desiree Pettit-Keating will be speaking on the topic of Problem Solving in the Archives.
It's one thing to see a catalogue of an archive's collection - but another to see how they can help in practice.
Pettit-Keating will explore records kept at BRAC with a view to how they can be used and the type of problems they can solve.
Stay for a cup of tea and feel welcome to enjoy the meeting.
Where: Activity Room 1, Bendigo Library, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
When: Saturday, February 20, from 2pm.
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.
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.
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 22, from 7.30pm to 10pm.
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.
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 20-21.
Put on your running shoes and head to the Kennington Reservoir.
This parkrun is not a race against others but is a timed 5km run, jog or walk.
Enjoy it as a training plan or just a fun outdoor activity.
See 'Kennington Reservoir Parkrun' on Facebook for all COVID-19 updates.
Where: Kennington Reservoir, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, February 20, 8am to 9.30am
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
MALDON ANTIQUE FAIR
Celebrate the scenic town of Maldon for their 13th Antique Fair.
There will about 120 stalls of collectables and antiques with all the usual dealers and some newcomers.
Stay the weekend, enjoy the towns charm and find yourself a bargain.
$5 entry, children free enty.
Click here for more.
Where: Maldon Football Oval, Francis Street, Maldon.
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21, from 8am.
WELLBEING AND PSYCHIC EXPO
The Bendigo Wellbeing and Psychic Expo will feature psychics, mediums, tarot card readers, alternative health and wellbeing practitioners.
There will also be sustainable products.
For tickets, click here.
Where: Strathdale Community Centre, Crook Street, Strathdale.
When: Sunday, February 21, 10am to 4pm.
MUSIC, PERFORMANCES AND FILMS
BENDIGO AND CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS BUSH POETS
Bendigo Goldfields Bush Poets present their first concert for 2021.
There will be lots of great entertainment, bush poetry, music and yarns as well. Walk up bush poets or musicians are welcome.
COVID-19 regulations will apply regarding contact tracing, sanitisers etc.
Join in for tucker from noon at the club, with the free concert beginning at 1pm.
Contact for information, President Geoffrey W Graham on 0412 725 470 or Ken Jones on 0400018893, or email email@example.com
Where: Bendigo Club, 22 Park Street, Strathdale.
When: Sunday, February 21, 1pm to 4pm.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Note, COVID-19 safe rules apply.
Where: 69-71 Commercial Road, Tarnagulla.
When: Sunday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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