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The Spring Gully Dance Committee invites you a toe-tapping event with live music.
This evening of dance will feature music by Cheryl Bailey.
There will also be a supper with tea, coffee, sandwiches and slices all individually served (BYO if preferred).
All welcome. Enquiries to Keith 5444 2953.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, May 1, 7.30pm to 11pm.
Join in with the Kangaroo Flat Library and learn Tai Chi.
This event is for seniors and no experience is necessary.
Welby Holistic will teach a series of gentle, flowing sessions of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi which will incorporate movement, breathing, invigorating the body and calming the mind.
Suitable for all abilities. Bookings required, click here.
Where: Kangaroo Flat Library, Lockwood Road, Kangaroo Flat.
When: Wednesday, May 5, 1.30pm to 2.15pm.
Join in with members from the Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre Inc and enjoy a weekly walk.
This weekly event will begin and end at the Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre where coffee and tea will be supplied after the stroll.
Where: Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre, Derwent Drive, Long Gully.
When: Tuesday, May 4, 10am to 11am.
THE O'KEEFE CHALLENGE
Follow the O'Keefe Rail Trail from Bendigo to Heathcote as part of the O'Keefe Challenge.
The O'Keefe Challenge is more than just a race, it celebrates fitness, nature and the community spirit of the Heathcote region, all while raising funds for the Heathcote Dementia Village Project.
Register now for the next challenge here.
Where: O'Keefe Rail Trail, Bendigo to Heathcote.
When: Sunday, May 2.
Dancing returns to the Maryborough Highland Society, so get ready to learn some new moves at these weekly classes.
There will be line, country and Scottish dancing glasses throughout the week.
Email email@example.com or phone 5461 1480 for further information.
Where: Maryborough Highland Society, High Street, Maryborough.
When: Line dancing every Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 11.30am; Country dancing every Tuesday and Thursday, 9am to noon and Scottish dancing every Friday, 1pm to 3.30pm.
Come along and sing the old hymns with 60-70 other people.
Delicious afternoon tea.
'How do you handle phone scans?' is the subject by guest speaker David Kippen from the consumer news program on Radio KLFM.
Free bus pickup may be available, phone Allan 5442 2774.
Where: Connect Church Hall, 35 Solomon Street, Bendigo.
When: Thursday, May 6, from 1.30pm.
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.
MAY DAY RALLY
May Day is a celebration of the contributions and struggles of working class people.
This event is held as a call to action to defend your rights and entitlements.
March will take place from the Bendigo Trades Hall, with a breakfast.
For further information and tickets, click here.
Where: Bendigo Trades Hall, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, May 1, 10am to 11.30am.
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.
FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
BENDIGO WRITERS FESTIVAL
Bendigo Writers Festival is an annual three-day event that hosts more than 100 writers involved in various discussions.
The festival is celebrated throughout various venues and invites all to experince the central Victorian region.
There are events located at The Capital, Ulumbarra Theatre and the Bendigo Library just to name a few, with all events COVID-compliant.
This years festival will feature international guests, Steven Greenblatt, Nicholson Baker, Amitav Ghosh and David Rothkopf with Australian writers such as James Boyce, Steve Carroll, Zoe Daniel, Zana Fraillon, Hilde Hinton and Samuel Johnson just to name a few.
For all information about the festival and to view a program, click here. Further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Various locations throughout central Victoria.
When: Friday, May 7 - Sunday, May 9, events are on at various times.
MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATIONS
Celebrate Mothers Day with a fundraising event.
This event will raise monies for The Otis Foundation.
There will be a free glass of bubbles on arrival, live music, auctions and much more throughout the evening.
Tickets $50, click here to book.
Where: The Boardwalk Bendigo, Nolan Street, Bendigo.
When: Friday, May 7, from 5.30pm.
For decades renowned artist Melinda Harper has created abstract art across different mediums, including paintings, tapestries, ceramics and sculpture.
Recognisable for her understanding of colour placement, and in conjunction with the Castlemaine Art Museum's In Conversation series, Harper has selected a range of works from the collection to present in dialogue with her own.
Where: Castlemaine Art Museum, 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine.
When: Until Friday, October 21, noon to 4pm.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
Local artist Beverley Downie is exhibiting many of her works at the Castlemaine Market Building.
Beverley Downie is celebrating 50 years of art with paintings, prints, textiles, quilting, fabric boxes, costumes and landscape collages.
This is a rare opportunity to view and even purchase fine examples of Beverley's work.
Free admission, queries to email@example.com
Where: Historic Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine.
When: Until Sunday, May 9, 9am to 5pm.
ART MOST FOWL
Art Most Fowl is an exhibition that celebrates printmaking and imagery inspired by the natural world.
Two artists, Bridget Farmer and Rhyll Plant unite with an appreciation for the nature of birds.
Farmer's work explores drypoint engraving while Plant's depicts subjects through wood engravings.
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Newstead Arts Hub, 8A Tivey Street, Newstead.
When: Until Monday, May 31, 10am to 4pm.
'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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine
When: Until September 1, from noon 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.
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.
ALANNA AND ALICIA EGAN
Folky jazz twin sisters Alanna and Alicia will be in concert next weekend.
Special guest William Alexander will also perform.
For tickets and further information, click here or phone 0416 546 410. Tickets also available at the door.
Where: Old Church on the Hill, Russell Street, Quarry Hill.
When: Saturday, May 8, from 8pm.
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