What's on this weekend: March 15-16

Ballarat Symphony Orchestra at the Winery

When: Today , 3.30-7.30pm

Where: Michael Unwin Wines, 2 Racecourse Road (on the Western Highway), Beaufort.

Details: Enjoy an afternoon of fine wine, food and music in a real working winery. The $75 ticket includes four tasting glasses of wine, a four-course degustation menu, Gold Bus return transport from Ballarat and more than two hours of live music. For more details, phone 5349 2021 or go to michaelunwinwines.com.au

Aaron Sterns Book Talk

When: Today , 11am-1pm.

Where: Collins Booksellers on Sturt,222 Sturt Street, Ballarat.

Details: Meet Aaron Sterns, co-writer of Wolf Creek 2 and Wolf Creek: Origin, who will be appearing at a special free in-store event. For more details phone 5331 7411.

Leigh Hobbs Fine Art Exhibition

When: Today, 10am-2pm through to April 19.

Where: Gallery on Sturt, 421 Sturt Street, Ballarat.

Details: See established fine artist Leigh Hobbs' paintings, drawings, original graphic prints and his signed limited edition giclee prints on show, or come along and meet the artist himself at a special evening on Tuesday between 3.30-5pm. For more details, phone 5331 7011 or go to info@galleryonsturt.com.au

Talbot Farmers' Market

When: Tomorrow , 9am-1pm.

Where: Market precinct, Scandinavian Crescent, Talbot.

Details: Celebrating its 10th anniversary , there will more than 80 stalls of regional produce. There will be a series of short "meet the farmer" talks along with live music by local musician Kim Ritchie and the Maryborough Highland Pipe Band . Visitors to the farmers' market can also drop by the adjacent Town Hall Market, where they can browse and buy hand-made treasures.

For more details, go to www.talbotfarmersmarket.org.au

Picnic in the Truffle Patch

When: Tomorrow , 10.30am.

Where: Black Cat Truffles, 150 Howard Road, Wattle Flat.

Details: Participants will have the fun opportunity to hunt for truffles with truffle dogs Ella and Sally, learn about growing truffles, watch cooking demonstrations, sample a selection of truffle dishes and then afterwards enjoy a picnic box lunch and a chat in the trufferie. The truffle hunt day costs $90. For more details, phone 5334 5563 or visit www.blackcattruffles.com.au

St Patrick's Day

When: Monday, music between 2-6pm.

Where: The Church Retro Cafe, 135C Albert Street, Ballarat.

Details: Come and celebrate St Patrick's Day in a real Irish environment with a traditional Irish music session in the churchyard between 2-6pm. There will be a pot of Irish stew on the go and brown soda bread to mop it up and enough Guinness for everybody.

For more details, phone 5338 4611.

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