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Community members are invited to join the Friends of Spring Gully Reserve to help beautify the local creek trail and surrounding bushland.
The community group was founded by three friends, Shae Hellstedt, Britt Gregory and Ami Greenfield with the aim of enhancing the beautification work of the City of Greater Bendigo is doing in the area.
This event will help to create habitat for small birds, insects and reptiles.
Tea and coffee included.
This event is perfect for families.
Attendees are encouraged to bring own gardening gloves.
For further information, click here or phone Shae 0409 815 371.
Where: Spring Gully Reserve, near Spring Gully Primary School, Spring Gully.
When: Sunday, June 19, 10am to noon.
BUSH DANCE AND MUSIC CLUB
The Bush Dance and Music club are holding another great dance on Saturday June 18.
Music will be by The Gay Charmers and dances on the program will be Bush and Old time.
This dance will have a spots and dots theme as it is our birthday dance.
A plate of supper would be appreciated.
Admission adults $8 and children under 16 free.
More information please phone Mary 5442 1153 or Dianne 0418 172 286.
Where: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Keck Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, June 18, from 8pm.
Enjoy an evening of Latin music and dance with Latin Vibe Connect Inc.
This event will feature Melbourne Cuban band, Bataola with special guest David Smile.
A free Bachata class will be held at 7.30pm.
Food and coffee van available, BYO alcohol.
For further information and to book tickets, click here.
Where: Bendigo Trades Hall, 40 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, June 18, 6.30pm start.
Young people in Long Gully will have a chance to put their views about their community forward in this event.
The event will be facilitated by young people and local community worker Dave Fagg.
Participants will have a chance to talk about the positives and negatives of the Long Gully community and what dreams they have for the future.
There will also be free food.
Where: St Matthew's Church, Eaglehawk Road, Long Gully.
When: Thursday, June 23, from 4.30pm.
Enjoy an evening dance, hosted by the Spring Gully Dance Committee.
This event will feature excellent CD music, a supper of tea, coffee and biscuits, a raffle, prizes and lucky door.
Admission is $7.
For more information, phone Keith 5444 2953 or Joy 0438 544 705.
Where: Spring Gully Hall, Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully.
When: Saturday, June 18, 7.30pm to 11pm.
If you enjoy singing hymns, you are welcome to join about 40 people at Hymns Alive.
Speakers are Jess and Kerrie, from Impact Recovery Drug and Rehabilitation.
Donations received will be given to the program.
Delicious afternoon tea.
Free bus service may be available from your home - please phone Allan 5442 2774.
Hymns Alive will be in recess during school holidays, resuming on October 6.
Where: Connect Church, 35 Solomon Street, Bendigo.
When: Thursday, June 23, from 1.30pm.
RAINBOW WRITERS WORKSHOP
Hosted by Castlemaine Community House and Castlemaine Health, with the assistance of Mount Alexander Shire Community Grants Program, this event is a free creative writing course aimed at aspiring LGBTQIA+ writers.
Running each Saturday until August 6, this writing masterclass will provide writers the chance to hone their storytelling skills, using their life experiences to inspire fiction, script writing, creative non-fiction and memoir.
Rainbow Writers will be taught by Karen Corbett, a former creative writing teacher at the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne University and Cathy Samsury, a retired creative writing and English teacher for VCE students.
The course will also teach skills and techniques to overcome writer's block and avoid the curse of the flashing cursor.
This workshop is free to participants, but places are limited. For further information, click here.
No experience is necessary.
Where: Online course.
When: Saturdays, until August 6, 11am to 12.30pm.
MALDON IN WINTER
The Maldon In Winter Festival is a celebration of darkness and winter's light.
This festival will feature candlelit recitals, bonfire, fairy-lit shop windows, markets, plays, poetry and a centrepiece of the Goldfields Gothic Festival of Dark Ideas.
This event will also include a country community, scones, French cuisine and more foods and drinks.
For further information and enquiries, please email: email@example.com or click here
Where: Various locations throughout Maldon.
When: Friday, June 24 to Sunday, July 10.
GALLERIES, ART AND PERFORMANCES
COMBINED CHORALE EVENT
Bendigo Chorale will be joining forces with the Glen Eira City Choir from Melbourne for a performance at the St Paul's Anglican Cathedral.
This exciting and rare event will see a large group of singers performing in Bendigo, singing the popular choral work, Vivaldi's Gloria.
This work will be accompanied by accomplished organist Hugh Fullarton and features professional vocal soloists.
There will also be performances of works by Rutter, Lloyd Webber and Fauré.
This event will feature conductor Elena Varshavskaya; soprano Lisa Ann Robinson; and mezzo Kerrie Bolton.
Where: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Myers Street, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, June 18, from 4.30pm.
FROM FIBRE TO FABRIC AND BEYOND
From Fibre to Fabric and Beyond is an exhibition-demonstration combination that shows how natural fibre is used to create a range of fabric types for various purposes.
The Newstead Spinners Group welcomes all to attend these demonstrations which will include fibre preparation, spinning, dyeing, felting and weaving all done by members of the group.
The group began about 45 years ago as a gathering of those interested in fibre craft.
For more information about these exhibitions, demonstrations and the group, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold coin donation entry.
Where: Newstead Arts Hub, 8A Tivey Street, Newstead.
When: Until Sunday, June 26.
BENDIGO ART TRAIL
Explore Bendigo's arts precinct and discover artistic treasures with the Emporium Creative Hub Art Trail app.
The app shows local artists work in an outdoor virtual gallery.
This app will help you learn more about the artists and their practice while being guided around Bendigo.
Each piece is located at a creative venue that is actively supporting the local arts scene.
The Bendigo Art Trail is an easy walk and suitable for all ages.
Download the app on iOS or Android here.
Where: Various locations in Bendigo.
When: Ongoing event.
LAND AND SKY
Ceramic artist Ri Van Veen will be featuring Raku artworks in an exhibition at the CLAD gallery.
The exhibition Land and Sky was opened by Cr Rod Fyffe OAM and will run until June 26.
Ri Van Veen was the inaugural recipient of the Bendigo Art Gallery James and Greta Smyth Travel Grant and is looking forward to exhibiting in Bendigo.
Where: Bendigo Pottery - CLAD Gallery, Midland Highway, Epsom.
When: Until Sunday, June 26.
ELVIS: DIRECT FROM GRACELAND
Created in partnership with Graceland, this Australian Exclusive explores the extraordinary life and style of Elvis Presley.
One of the most iconic public figures of the 20th century, Elvis's influence on music, design, art, and pop culture was profound.
This exhibition will explore his humble childhood on the poverty line in small-town Mississippi, through to signing a major record deal becoming a super-star.
This exhibition will also feature costumes, memorabilia, wedding outfits, a dazzling array of Vegas jumpsuits, his gold telephone and much, much more.
Ticket prices: adult $30, concession $25, gallery member $20, children under 16 years $15, children under 5 years have free entry. Family tickets are available at $75.
For more information and to book, click here.
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo.
When: Until Sunday, July 17, 10am to 5pm.
The Heavenly exhibition celebrates vintage wedding and other fashions from all over the globe.
There will be garments from high Victorian era through to the 1970's, with a focus on the history of special occasions.
Where: Upstairs Gallery, entry at Run Rabbit Run Cafe, Hargraves Street, Castlemaine.
GLOW AFTER DARK
Sounds and lights will take over Rosalind Park for an event launched as part of the City of Greater Bendigo's 2022 Winter Events program.
GLOW - Bendigo After Dark will run for three weeks and will build on Awaken, an event that was held last year in the park.
This event will feature colours, light, movement, performers and sounds.
Where: Rosalind Park, Bendigo.
When: Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, July 17, Sunday to Thursday, 6pm to 9pm and Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 10pm.
FUNDRAISER MORNING TEA
The Intensive Care Auxiliary, Bendigo Health is holding a fundraising Devonshire Morning Tea on Monday, 4th July, 2022.
Bookings are essential.
Entry is $10 and a raffle will be held.
All are welcome.
Bookings to Beth on 0429 011 447 - RSVP by Monday, June 27, 2022.
Where: The Borough Club, Eaglehawk.
When: Monday, July 4, commencing at 10.30am.
BENDIGO QUEER FILM FESTIVAL
The Bendigo Queer Film Festival (BQFF) is in its 18th year and is proud to be one of the regional centres hosting its own queer film festival.
The BQFF provides opportunities to LGBTIQA+ people living in the region, showcasing queer talent.
For further information and tickets, please email: email@example.com or phone 5434 6060 or click here.
Where: Various locations in Bendigo.
When: Friday to Sunday, July 15 to 17.
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