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Join in with the Spring Gully Dance Committee for a two great dances this week.
Saturday's dance will include a provided supper and CD music with $7 admission.
Monday's dance will include CD music and $4 admission.
Please bring small plate supper to share.
QR code check in and proof of double vaccination required.
All enquiries to Keith 5444 2953 or Joy 0438 544 705.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully.
When: Saturday, December 18, 7.30pm to 11pm and Monday, December 20, 7.30pm to 10pm.
BARBECUE AND BOOKS
Looking for your next read? Or that perfect Christmas gift?
This big, big book sale will include various books for all ages and also a barbecue.
Snack on a sausage while you browse some great books.
For further information, click here or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5443 5061.
Where: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Myers Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, 10am to 1pm.
Head along to the Castlemaine Library for the retelling of a classic Christmas story.
This family friendly event will also include crafting in the library corner.
Perfect for school aged children.
Click here for further information.
Where: Castlemaine Library, Barker Street.
When: Monday, December 20, 4pm to 5pm.
COME AND TRY CROQUET
Come and try a day of croquet at the Golden Square Croquet Club.
The sport is suitable for people of all ages and is a way to get healthy while having fun.
This event is free with no obligations.
All equipment is provided, just wear flat shoes.
For more information, please call Don on 5449 6332 or Pam on 5441 8220.
Where: Golden Square Croquet Club, Wade Street, Bendigo.
When: Call for dates and times.
Renowned Australian jazz vocalist Lillian Albazi and her acclaimed band are releasing their debut album.
After making her headliner debut at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in 2016, Lillian has graced the stages of many festivals and venues around Australia.
Lillian Albazi and her band renew the familiar on After-Image with complex takes on classic and contemporary standards.
Recorded over two days at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms by Myles Mumford and mastered by Adam Dempsey, After-Image is a reflection of Lillian's musical beginnings.
This album tour will showcase in Bendigo on December 18. Click here for more information and tickets.
Adult tickets cost $35 and concession tickets cost $32.
Where: Bendigo Bank Theatre, View Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, December 18, from 8pm.
Imprint sees a selection of local artists come together to exhibit prints of their original artwork.
The exhibition is aimed at helping artists re-connect with Bendigo locals and visitors alike after COVID-19 cancellation.
This exhibition features a large, diverse range of art styles.
For further information, phone 5434 6060.
Where: Living Arts Space (inside Bendigo Visitor Centre), Pall Mall.
When: Until Sunday, January 30, 9am to 5pm.
This 40th Anniversary of the first exhibition held at 'The Bricky' (Castlemaine Brickworks Gallery) showcases 20 artists selected from Castlemaine Artists Co-Op Inc.
Artists featured include Michael-Francis Cartwright, Paul Cavell, Graeme Dawes, Juliana Hilton, Ann Langdon, Bruno Leepin and many more.
There will be paintings, photographs, sculptures and more.
Click here for more information.
Where: Castlemaine Brickworks Gallery, Gallway Street, Castlemaine.
When: December 18-19, 11am to 5pm.
Celebrate art and life with Artpuff, a new creative space at The Mill in Castlemaine.
Artpuff is run by artists Kir Larwill and Melissa Proposch and showcases some of the most inspiring regional artists, with workshops for locals and visitors.
Artpuff's current exhibition shares the work of Kim Barter with the exhibition titled: Tickled Pink.
The exhibition is based around Kim Barter's profound connection with the landscape around her.
There is also two workshops for those who are seeking to make space for art available.
For more information, click here.
Where: Located inside The Mill, Castlemaine.
When: Open Thursday's to Sunday's, 11am to 5pm.
SUMMER OF CELLAR DOORS
Summer of Cellar Doors is back on in 2021 with another line-up of events that will keep people coming back to Heathcote right across the summer months.
Wineries within the region will be celebrating old and new releases, hosting guest chefs and producers.
There will be food and wine pairing experiences, new cellar doors and lots of live music.
More than 10 wineries are joining in the fun, with something for every wine lover to enjoy.
All wineries will be operating in a COVID safe manner. Booking in advance is recommended. Click here for more information.
Where: Heathcote region.
When: Every weekend in summer, 10am to 6pm.
TOWN FOLK FESTIVAL
Castlemaine will come together in February to celebrate contemporary artists in music today.
This folk festival will host artists such as Carissa Myalu, Charm of Finches, Felicity Cripps, Forever Son, Galaxy Hop, Hannah Blackburn and Hugh F just to name a few.
There will be four stages of entertainment across three great venues.
For further information and tickets, click here.
When: Saturday, February 12, 3pm to 11pm.
GIRGARRE MOOSIC MUSTER
The Girgarre Moosic Muster is back better than ever in 2022.
This event will feature a wonderful weekend of musica, interactive activities, concerts and community friendship.
There will be multiple performances, open mics, markets and other popular attractions.
This will be a ticketed event and all attendees must be fully vaccinated with proof.
For tickets and more information, click here.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, January 5 to 9, 9am to 11pm.
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Planning your next festival? Look no further than the Bendigo Chamber Music Festival.
This event will feature 15 concerts across five days with budding superstars such as Chloe Lankshear, Grace Clifford and Charlotte Miles performing.
There will also be David Elton, Sulki Yu, Amir Farid, Donald Nicholson and Stephen King making their first appearances at the festival.
The festival boasts a varied repertoire throughout the week and will continue the tradition of the Community Concert at the Bendigo Town Hall, along with the Bendigo Chamber Choir.
To see the full program click here.
Where: Various venues in Bendigo.
When: February 2 to 6.
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