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Awaken - Bendigo brought to light is a COVIDsafe sensory night event taking place in Rosalind Park.
The free, ticketed event showcases Bendigo's history with radiant installations, displays of lasers, holograms and other sensory experiences.
The event will run for three weeks, giving visitors plenty of time to visit a session.
Rosalind Park will be fenced from 5pm every night with normal access during the day.
Book a free ticket here.
Where: Rosalind Park, Bendigo.
When: June 26 to July 17, 6pm-10pm Sunday to Thursday and 7pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday.
MALDON'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA
The Maldon community can join together and raise money with the Biggest Morning Tea.
Come dressed in your floral best and see if you can win a prize. There will also be a fascinator parade.
This event is child-friendly.
The event costs a $30 donation per adult. Click here and and write 'entry ticket' in the reference or call or email the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 or email@example.com.
Where: Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, Church Street, Maldon.
When: Sunday, June 27, from 10am.
MENTAL WELL-BEING SESSIONS
GROW is seeking expressions of interest to re-open a weekly peer-support group for mental well-being in Bendigo.
There will be two information sessions for these groups.
All are welcome - community members and service providers.
To book please contact Lindy on 0448 052 769 or firstname.lastname@example.org or book here.
GROW groups help people who are struggling with all kinds of life issues, depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, grief and loss and social isolation.
The groups use a program developed out of the lived experience of people in recovery since 1957.
Meetings are structured, confidential and no cost.
Where: Kangaroo Flat Uniting Church, 10 Camp Street, Kangaroo Flat.
When: Tuesday, June 29, sessions at 1pm-2pm and 7pm-8pm.
To raise awareness and help celebrate World Scleroderma Day, Sidney Myer Place will be illuminated yellow.
The lighting of the area aims to 'Shine Like a Sunflower' and will be shown until next Wednesday.
Where: Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo.
When: Until Wednesday, June 30.
TIME FOR A DANCE
The Spring Gully dance committee invites people back to the hall for more great dances.
These weekly fun events are held on both Saturdays and Mondays.
Saturday's events will include upbeat music, a COVID-safe supper, raffle and prizes. Admission is $7.
Monday's events will include CD music and a lucky door. Admission is $4.
For further information phone Keith on 5444 2953.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, June 26, 7.30pm-11pm and Monday, June 28 from 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Join in with the artists from Nacho Station and paint the last sidewalk mural in tribute of Mary Quant.
Attendees will receive guidance and all materials needed to paint your portion of the mural.
Come dressed for the weather and wear clothing that you may get paint on.
Session times run for 30 minutes with five people per session.
For further information and to book, click here.
Where: Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo.
When: Wednesday, June 30, 11am-4pm.
The Discovery Centre Bendigo is celebrating school holidays with Robot Olympics.
Robot Olympics explores coding as students participate in a series of challenges while controlling robots.
This event is suitable for those in grades three to six.
Sessions run for 90 minutes.
$15 per head. Click here to book.
Where: Discovery Centre, Railway Place, Bendigo.
When: Wednesday, June 30 and July 7, from 9.30am.
Join in for an afternoon with Euan McGillivray, who will launch a history of the Pyramid Caledonian Society and the Pyramid Pipe Band (including Calivil Pipe Band).
This Scottish themed afternoon will feature bagpipes, an afternoon tea and a chat.
The book will be available to purchase for $35.
Bring own chair.
To be held at Kelly Park (if wet, will be at Memorial Hall). For further information, email: email@example.com
Where: Kelly Park, Kelly Street, Pyramid Hill.
When: Sunday, June 27, from 1.30pm. 27 June. BYO chair, if weather inclement we will proceed to the Memorial Hall.
CALL FOR STALLHOLDERS
Sweet Summer Nights is an evening of markets and entertainment, which will be at the Bendigo Racecourse.
The event allows stallholders, musicians, food vendors, charity groups and other organisations to set up a stall or space and sell goods to the Bendigo community.
Sweet Summer Nights markets are on at various locations throughout central Victoria, with events to be in Bendigo from September to March, running monthly on Fridays.
There will be something for everyone and a great community atmosphere.
EmailDaryl on firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
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.
EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
Rochester's Sports Museum is set to add to its array of sporting memorabilia with a one-off Olympic exhibition to coincide with the upcoming Tokyo Games.
The Olympic collection includes items on loan from past Olympians.
The permanent display will remain in the North room while this exhibition will be on show in the adjacent South room.
Australian cyclist Tim Decker has loaned his collection including uniforms, racing gloves, bike shoes, signed team jerseys and other items.
BMX rider Sam Willoughby has kindly loaned his 2016 medal winning BMX and helmet for the display. These items have been borrowed through the Australian BMX Museum.
Several items are unique including a line marker from the 1956 Melbourne Games and a Choir Outfit from the 2000 Sydney Games.
There will also be a cauldron from the 2000 Sydney torch relay.
Rochester's runners are also highlighted at the exhibition with an actual torch on display.
Booking and enquiries on 0418 506 228.
Entry is $5 per person or $10 a family.
Where: Rochester Sports Museum, Moore Street, Rochester.
When: Thursday, July 1 - Thursday, September 30.
LEGACIES OF CONFLICT
Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict interweaves the stories of migrants from war-torn countries and recent veterans of overseas service to explore the impact of global conflict in changing lives and shaping Australia.
The stories are shown through art, objects, photographs, audio-visuals and interactives.
People can email email@example.com or call 5461 6600 for more information.
Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill Street, Maryborough.
When: Until Sunday, June 27.
MARY QUANT: FASHION REVOLUTIONARY
The Bendigo Art Gallery is presents 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.
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, 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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
People can email email@example.com or click here for further information.
Gold coin donation.
Where: 24 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine.
When: Until Wednesday, June 30, from 8.30am to 4pm.
Monday Ladies Netball Association are celebrating their 40th Anniversary.
Come along and celebrate 40 years of netball and catch up with friends and team mates.
Bring along any team photos or memorabilia.
We will be supplying finger food and drinks will be available at bar prices.
Please RSVP by June 30 with names and numbers attending.
Or phone Dianne 0418 172 286 or Wendy 0408 558 682 for further information.
Where: Kangaroo Flat Sports Club, Dower Park, Kangaroo Flat.
When: Sunday, July 18, 1.30pm - 4pm.
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