What's on this weekend in Ballarat?

The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is on this weekend. Above, Shalayla Harris plays with her dog Gypsy at the 2012 event. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is on this weekend. Above, Shalayla Harris plays with her dog Gypsy at the 2012 event. PICTURE: ADAM TRAFFORD

Association Ceilidh dance

When: Saturday, 7.15pm-10.30pm.

Where: Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute, 117 Sturt Street, Ballarat.

Details: Kick up your heels at the Association Ceilidh (pron. Kay-Lee) - a traditional Scottish dance and party to celebrate the exhibition For Auld Lang Syne. Bring your friends and have some fun with some easy country dances, accompanied by David South and his Scottish Band. Entertainment throughout the evening including a demonstration of highland dancing. BYO nibbles, drinks at bar prices. Entry costs $30. For more details, visit www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au

Ballarat Volunteer Awards Evening

When: Saturday, 7pm.

Where: Regent Cinemas, 49 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.

Details: National Volunteer Week festivities in the Ballarat region culminate in a gala awards night each year with the annual Volunteer Recognition Awards recognising individuals and groups of volunteers for their dedication to volunteering. Awards are presented in the following categories include youth, community, health and care, education, art, emergency sport, community event and Volunteer of the Year. Entry is $7.50. For more details, phone 5331 5555.

'Lionel Lindsay Printmaker' art exhibition

When: Open through to June 30

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

Details: An art exhibition featuring the etchings, wood engravings and aquatints by Sir Lionel Lindsay (1874-1961), Australia's most successful printmaker. Lionel was one of 10 children and lived in Creswick during the gold mining boom. For more details, phone 5331 7011 or go to www.galleryonsturt.com.au

Million Paws Walk

When: Sunday, 9am-1pm.

Where: Victoria Park, Sturt St, Ballarat.

Details: You and your pooch will be treated to entertainment, displays, stalls, giveaways and a host of other activities. It's a fun day out where you can make a real difference and help us care for more than 28,000 animals entering our Victorian shelters each year. All welcome.Adults cost $15, concession $8, children under 16 $8. For more details, phone 9224 2222 or visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au/Victoria

Talbot Farmers' Market

When: Sunday, 9am-1pm.

Where: Historic precinct of Scandinavian Crescent and Camp Street, Talbot.

Details: Supporting an evolving display of over 80 stalls of regional produce from seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic produce, bread, cheese, meat, wine, oils and delicacies to pigs, chooks, stock feed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings together with live and local music. Wander the heritage precinct of Talbot, have a chat to the farmers, connect with producers, meet the makers. Sample the food and wine tastings on offer. Free entry. For more details, phone 0419 198 665.

CAFS Survival International Film Festival

When: Wednesday, May 21 to May 23.

Where: Ballarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt Street, Ballarat.

Details: A collection of films that share stories of survival, inspiration and endurance in the context of social justice, community living, Aboriginal peoples and human strengths. Various times and costs. For more details, phone Neil on 0409 685 621.

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