Talbot Farmers’ Market
When: Sunday, 9am-1pm.
Where: Heritage precinct - Scandinavian Crescent and Camp Street, Talbot
Details: Supporting an evolving display of more than 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. Inglenook Dairy will be there with their locally produced milk and cream, Michael from Bet Bet with his freerange eggs and Sprout Bakery from Castlemaine supplying fresh sourdough bread. Free entry. For more details, phone 5463 2001 or go to www.talbotfarmersmarket.org.au
From Africa With Love exhibition
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm.
Where: Backspace Gallery, Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place and Police Lane, Ballarat
Details: Avid wildlife photographer Shanna Love brings the love of animals to love, providing us with a window into the relationships between the animals themselves. Whether showing affection, or expressing anger or sadness, Shanna strives to capture images of her subjects that evoke emotions in us, as well. Gallery is open between Thursday and Sunday. The exhibition also aims to raise awareness of the rapid decline of many of the species featured. Free entry. For more details, phone 53205643 or 0407 478 943 or go to www.lovewildlifephotography.com
Jason Wasley – Bring Him Home
When: Sunday, 3pm.
Where: Brown Hill Hall, Humffray Street North, Ballarat.
Details: An afternoon of classics and favourites, light opera arias and popular songs from great musicals. Adults cost $25, concession $20, children free. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/thevoiceprofessional
Piano for pleasures
When: Sunday, 2.30-3.30pm.
Where: Oddie Gallery, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.
Details: Students of local teacher Bron Sozanski present an afternoon of beautiful piano music. Free entry. For more details, phone 5320 5858 or visit www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au
Redan Wetlands Community Fun Day
When: Sunday, 1pm
Where: Redan Wetlands, Orion Street, Sebastopol
Details: The free day includes interactive displays on Ballarat’s wildlife and flora. Stormwater and water watch displays and listen to talks on the history of the Yarrowee River. Help clean-up Ballarat’s favourite river, hand in a bag of rubbish for entry into a free raffle. Stay for lunch, free hot soup provided. For more details, phone Kate on 0409 585 998 or via mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Garage Sale
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm
Where: Creswick Railway Precinct, Reed Street, Creswick
Details: Lots of bric a brac, clothes, books and many other items. The local community has been generous and there’s loads of items to recycle. There will also be craft stalls and all sorts on offer, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Items will also be on sale in the Heritage Station main building as well as in the Goods Shed. Devonshire Tea available. Car Parking is on hand in the Goods Shed car park (at top of Raglan Street) or on the heritage Station side, best entry is via Reed Street, Creswick (or Victoria Street). For more details, phone 5345 1374.