Yay – It’s the weekend!



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ASQ Skydancers in Harcourt have the perfect answer for a cold day.

It’s cold and you need a ‘pick me up’ warmer that starts at the top of your head and moves gently down to your toes.  The hot spiced apple cider at ASQ Sydancers in Harcourt is the perfect cure for a cold winters day – non-alcoholic or with a touch of butterscotch schnapps, its like a big warm cuddle from the inside. Check out the giftware and nursery while you’re there. Its a nice way to fill in a chilly weekend. http://www.asq.net.au

Buda Seminars

BUDA in Castlemaine offering fantastic seminars for marketing a craft business

If your passion is Craft and the business of craft, Buda Historic Home in Castlemaine is offering a day of seminars and talks on how to navigate your way to market your business and stand out in the creative crowd.  Presented by Craft Victoria, plus a free artists floortalk of the Mayoral Chain Exhibition.  Speakers include Craft’s Gemma Jones, artist and entrepreneur Anthea Abell, and artists Alexi Freeman and Tessa Blazey.  If you’re crafty, you can’t afford to miss these informative and insightful seminars. For further information and to book your place visit http://www.budacastlemaine.org


A Confronting exhibition at Castlemaine Art Museum

Graham is an exhibition at the Castlemaine Art Museum that is a sobering reminder of just how vulnerable our bodies really are. Evolutionary science and human vulnerability are at the centre of Graham, a sculptural work by Patricia Piccinini that explores what we might look like if we were built to survive on our roads. Created in collaboration with Royal Melbourne Hospital trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield and Monash University Accident Research Centre road safety engineer Dr David Logan and commissioned by the Transport Accident Commission, the work merges art, medical science and road safety and also includes a unique augmented reality experience – the first of its kind in Australia – that allows you to get under Graham‘s skin and discover why he looks the way he does. For more information http://www.castlemainegallery.com

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 Recharge the batteries at Tastings at Bellinzona in Hepburn Springs

You’ve had a big week, the batteries are totally depleted so what better way to recharge than to meander to Hepburn Springs and Tastings at Bellinzona.  Try local wines pared with regional produce or dine in one of the region’s most historic and elegant establishments.  It may be an idea to call ahead and book for dinner.


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This is a fun platform to visit any time!

Platform No. 5 is big and chock full of exciting, fascinating eclectic mix of industrial furniture and homewares.  While you browse imagine how that special piece will look in your own home. Open all weekend at The Mill complex in Walker Street, Castlemaine, so take your time to look around, there’s lots to see.  http://www.platformno5.com


You love art & meeting the artisans who create it, but unless you know exactly where they are, you can waste an awful lot of time travelling around aimlessly looking.  This handy little pocket guide put out by Bendigo Tourism is your map to finding the best without the hassle.  You can pick up a copy from Visitor Centres and leading venues throughout the Bendigo region. http://www.bendigoregion.com


To Market, To Market 


Lancefield Farmers Market  22/7/17 9am to 1pm  Centre Plantation, High Street
Wesley Hill Community Market –22/7/17  7.30 to 1pm Pyrenees Hwy Castlemaine


Daylesford Sunday Market, 8am to 3pm  Daylesford Railway Station

Enjoy, stay warm, stay safe