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FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
BENDIGO RECORD FAIR
The Bendigo Record Fair is back with thousands of goods at the weekend.
There will be all things vinyl, including records, CDs and other collectables.
$10 early bird entry between 9am and 10am, otherwise $5 entry from 10am.
Where: All Seasons Hotel, McIvor Highway, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, April 18, from 10am to 4pm.
The inaugural Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival is on, celebrating the best of the autumn colours and country vibes of the Macedon Ranges region.
The festival will feature creative workshops, food and much more.
For further information and to book, click here.
Where: Macedon Ranges.
When: Until Monday, April 26.
Bendigo Goldfields Bush Poets present their second concert for 2021.
There will be lots of great entertainment, bush poetry, music and yarns. Walk-up bush poets and musicians are welcome.
Join in with the group at noon for tucker at the club.
Call president Geoffrey W. Graham on 0412 725 470 or Ken Jones on 0400 018 893 or email email@example.com for more information.
Where: The Bendigo Club, 22 Park Street, Strathdale.
When: Sunday, April 18, with the concert from 1pm to 4pm.
Celebrate 19 years with the Hymns Alive group.
If you enjoy singing and making new friends, then you are most welcome at Hymns Alive's non-denominational afternoon.
This includes hymn singing, guest speaker Natty Jones and concluding with afternoon tea.
Free bus pickup could be available.
Call Allan on 5442 2774 for more information.
Where: Connect Church, 35 Solomon Street, Bendigo.
When: Thursday, April 22, from 1.30pm.
TEA AND TECH
Get together with your community and develop digital skills.
This event will be held over a friendly cup of tea, where you can share what you have learnt, get help, build skills and have fun.
Bookings required, for further information click here.
Where: Eaglehawk Library, Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk.
When: Tuesday, April 20, from 2pm to 3pm.
NAPIER PARK OPEN DAY
Head along to Napier Park Funerals for a free community event that will open the discussion about end-of-life planning and the death of a loved one.
This event allows you to chat with staff and learn about Napier Park Funerals.
There will be a complimentary tea and coffee available, lucky door prizes and informational bags.
Where: Napier Park Funerals, 420 Napier Street, Bendigo.
When: Sunday, April 18, from 11am to 3pm.
Explore the lesser known places of Dunolly in this tour.
Sites will include former buildings, crime sites, first aeroplane to land and much more.
There will be a bring-your-own lunch at Gordon Gardens to follow.
Meet at Dunolly Museum by 10am, all proceeds to the museum.
Bookings not required, for more information, call John on 0428 178 669.
Members $5, non-members $15.
Where: Dunolly Museum, 75 Broadway, Dunolly.
When: Monday, April 19, from 10am to 2pm.
TINY TOWNS ART TRAIL
The fifth annual Tiny Towns Art Trail is set over four days with 20 locations throughout Central Goldfields, Loddon and Pyrenees shires.
There will be fine art galleries, gallery cafes, pop-up exhibitions, historical buildings, gardens and much more.
The theme of this year's trail is environment, recycling and repurposing.
Click here to view the map.
Where: Various locations in the Central Goldfields, Loddon and Pyrenees regions.
When: Friday, April 23 to Monday, April 26, from 10am to 4pm.
BACK CREEK TAIL
Grab your friends and explore Bendigo's Back Creek Trail.
Find all of the 10 scavenger hunt tiles, visit some cafes, search for a secret mural, all to go into the draw to win a prize.
You can walk, run or ride your way through this hunt.
Download your map here.
For further information, click here.
Where: Various locations in the Bendigo region.
When: Until April 25, from 9am to 7pm.
LUNCH AND CHAT
Join with others to enjoy a meal and a chat.
This social event is for those aged 55 and over, and will run every week on Tuesdays. The social meeting has no joining fees.
Parking is available at the venue.
Call 0452 480 438 for further information.
Where: Golden Vine Hotel, corner of Myrtle and King streets, Bendigo.
When: Every Tuesday from noon.
The Spring Gully Dance committee is proud to host two evenings of community fun with these dances events.
Saturday evening dances will include fun CD music, a supper of tea and coffee with individually wrapped biscuits - BYO if you want.
Monday evenings will feature CD music and admission from $4.
Call Keith on 5444 2953 for further information.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, April 17 and Monday, April 19, from 7.30pm.
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.
'AFTER ALL THIS TIME'
After All This Time is an exhibition by digital illustrator and painter Sarah McDonald, who is inspired by the green spaces of her hometown.
This exhibition explores a return to childhood with the art making that was lost somewhere after art school.
Works are for sale and range from $70 to $300. For further information, please contact Sarah by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Bendigo Bank Central - formerly Fountain Court, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, May 2, from 9am to 6pm.
Naturally Inspired showcases how botanicals and flora can signify cultural, historic, geographic, social and scientific ideas.
The exhibition features 12 professional artists from the Bendigo Botanic Gardens illustrators, contemporary and traditional nature artists known as the Friday Group.
These works explore a relationship of plants and nature.
The Friday Group was founded in 2005 and was originally led by formally trained artists.
The popularity of the group is increasing every year with up to 15 regulars.
Where: St Arnaud Rail Station Raillery Hub Gallery, St Arnaud Rail Station, Queens Avenue.
When: Until Monday, June 7, Friday to Monday, from 11am to 4pm.
OPEN GARDEN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
Back open for another year of showcasing sculptures is the Mica Grange open garden sculpture exhibition.
This exhibition features sculptors from Victoria, NSW and South Australia.
There will be morning and afternoon teas, light lunches, garden art, plants and preserves for sale.
Group bookings are available throughout the week.
Entry is $7. For further information, click here.
Where: 373 Faraday Sutton Grange Road, Sutton Grange.
When: Open each weekend until April 25, from 10am to 4pm.
18 Families is an exhibition by First Nations artist James Henry.
This exhibition recognises the 18 ancestors whose descendants make up the Jaara community living in and around Castlemaine.
James Henry presents photographs of four families on country or in local parks.
For further information, email email@example.com
Where: 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine
When: Until September 1, from noon to 4pm.
MARY QUANT: FASHION REVOLUTIONARY
The Bendigo Art Gallery is proud to present Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary, an exhibition on the British fashion designer Dame Mary Quant.
The exhibition is on loan from the Victorian and Albert Museum in London and showcases the peak of Quant's career with never-before-seen fashion and radical designs.
The exhibition brings together more than 110 garments, along with accessories, sketches, photos and much more.
Book online here or phone the gallery on 5434 6088.
Tickets: adults $25, gallery member $20, concession $22, children under 16 years $12, children under five free.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, July 11, from 10am to 5pm.
Heavenly is the latest exhibition from the Castlemaine Costume Museum, a privately owned collection of fashion, ephemera, and stories.
Christening gowns, baptismal bonnets and capes, hand-stitched French first communion outfits, accessories and more will all feature in this exhibition.
While the exhibition features costumes from the 1850s to 1970s, there is a focus on the transitional bridal fashion through the 1960s.
For further information, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold coin donation.
Where: 24 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine.
When: Until Wednesday, June 30, from 8.30am to 4pm.
#Perempuan 2021: Contemporary Indonesian Art is an exhibition that celebrates the unspoken stories of Indonesian women.
The works, selected from the Project Eleven Collection, explore activism and traditions through a broad range of art forms including painting, textiles, sculpture and installation.
For further information, email email@example.com
Where: Castlemaine Art Museum, 14 Lyttleton Street.
When: Until Friday, October 1, from noon to 4pm.
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