What's on in and around Ballarat this weekend?

The Talbot Farmers Market is on this weekend.
The Talbot Farmers Market is on this weekend.

Ballarat Scouts fundraiser

When: Saturday, 10am-2pm.

Where: Bunnings Warehouse, 306-312 Creswick Road, Ballarat.

Details: Ballarat Scouts will be at Bunnings handing out showbags, making pencil boxes and will have their mascot there for the kids to raise awareness of scouting in Ballarat.

Damian Callinan & Mickey D's Road Trip

When: Saturday, 7.30pm.

Where: Mining Exchange, 10 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.

Details: Comedians Damian Callinan and Mickey D are in Ballarat to put on their show - only problem is they don't have a show yet, because the whole show will be about Ballarat with the help of award-winning documentary film maker Charlie Hill-Smith. It's through his eyes that you'll see how the lads spent their days in town. Adult cost $40, concession $35, children $12, families $95. For more details, phone 5333 5888.

Unity - Ballarat Wind Orchestra

When: Saturday, 7pm.

Where: Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street. Details: The concert showcases The Unity of Virtue Symphony, in four movements, which combines the folk song The Maryborough Miner with the traditional Chinese song Jasmine Flower. The two themes are combined to create a stunning tonal landscape and contains a surprise or two for listeners. Adult cost $17.50, concession $15, students $10. For more details, phone 5338 0980 or visit


Retro Revival

When: Sunday, 1-4pm.

Where: Wallace Hotel, 741 Bungaree-Wallace Rd, Wallace.

Details: Kick back and enjoy the sounds of Retro Revival as they revive classic rock, forgotten hits, B-sides, and one hit wonders spanning all the decades. Free entry. For more details, phone

5334 0322.

Talbot Farmers' Market

When: Sunday, 9am-1pm.

Where: Scandinavian Crescent and Camp Street, Talbot.

Details: There will be more than 80 stalls of regional produce including John aka "The Pig Man', the Chook Fanciers, barrow raffle and local musician Kim Ritchie. There will be seasonal nuts - including walnuts, fruit and vegetables, Martin from Pobblebonk with crisp fresh asian greens, Marg and Greg from Kangaroo Hills Organic Farm with organic wine, organic beetroot and carrots. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags or buy one of the Talbot market's calico bags, with funds raised put back into the market. For more details, phone 0419 198 665.

Peter McPan - An Afternoon with JM Barrie

When: Sunday, 2.30pm-4pm.

Where: Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.

Details: This is Ballarat National Theatre's third performance for the year and celebrates the life and work of Scottish Baronet Sir James Barrie who is probably best known as JM Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. The program includes details of his fascinating life and extracts from some of his most well-known plays. Entry is by donation. For more details, phone 5320 5858 or visit www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au

Fundraising night for Ethan 'Jimmy' Seccull Foundation

When: Monday, 7-9.30pm.

Where: Eureka Stockade Hall, Stawell Street South, Ballarat.

Details: Ballarat parents Michelle and Jon Seccull lost their son Ethan James suddenly in an accident in 2011. The tragic loss led them to consider organ and tissue donation, allowing Jimmy to give the gift of life to three people. The couple have since established the Ethan 'Jimmy' Seccull Foundation, aiming to promote awareness of organ and tissue donations. The Body Shop At Home independent consultants "Dream Believers Organisation" are hosting a fundraising night. Entry is $5, which includes a door prize ticket, with mini makeovers and pampers available for a gold coin donation, along with raffles and silent auctions. A light supper will be provided. There will be information available on organ and tissue donation and the opportunity to formally register your intention regarding your donation decision on the night. For more details, phone Michelle on 0418 321 664.

Ballarat LoungeRoom

When: Friday, June 20

Where: M.A.D.E, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat

Details: Go to M.A.D.E. for some free, warm, winter entertainment with Welcome Home: Refugee Week Special, with performances by Abe Ape (hip-hop), The Living Arrows (compelling song-stories of Afghani refugees now living in Ballarat) and fiery Sudanese singer Ajak Kwai and Band, who draws on the unique sounds of her Dinka roots, gospel music and driving jazz rhythms.Captivating cuisine available via Cafe Merkama. Presented by the City of Ballarat Arts and Culture Unit in association with RugUp Winter Festival. For more details, phone 5333 0333.


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