Music, Town Halls and good food

It’s cold, wet and wintery, but the sight of a red robin always warms the soul.  The cover of Secrets Magazine winter issue, brightens the dullest day. The hard copy will be available from Friday 15th June, but you can’t wait for a hard copy, you can read it online now at http://secretsmagazine.com.au  and there’s some pretty good reading in there too.

The weekend following a long one is often a bit on the quiet side, however your bound to find something to do in and around the traps.  A good start would be …

FOR MUSIC LOVERS, THIS IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU

Music is in the air this weekend with The ‘Home’ Tour featuring Greta Bradman in association with Universal Music – Sunday, June 17 at 5pm St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes.  Ticket Sales Full $55.60, Concession $48.25.  Door Sales subject to availability.  http://www.gretabradman.com
http://www.ballaratanglican.org.au/fourseasons  

TOWN HALL CRAWL  –  16th and 30th June

The Regional Centre for Culture is hosting nine free singing workshops in town halls across the region: Baringhup, Bowenvale, Dunolly, Lyonville, Bullarto, Glenlyon, Creswick (pictured), Clunes and Talbot.  Workshop participants are invited to perform on Saturday June 30 at Maryborough Town Hall.  Participants are welcome to attend all nine classes or just one.  The Creswick workshop is lead by singing coach Merrin Torpy, teaching Vocal Technique.  rcc2018.com/program-highlights

A REAL WINTER WARMER FROM THE FARMERS ARMS HOTEL, CRESWICK

This pub hits well above it’s weight with food that is designed to please the fussiest palate.  Their slow cooked beef cheek with mash and beans is a standout.  If this appeals to your inner beast, you can try to make it at home. Find the recipe on our Town on a Plate feature http://secretsmagazine.com.au/2018/06/town-on-a-plate

 

FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Knights of Fire at Kryal Castle
June 30 – July 15

Feeling the cold? No better time than to come to the castle and check out the amazing Knights of Fire event.  Knights of Fire will be featured every day of the school holidays!! We have Knights fighting with flaming swords, jousting with lances of fire, fire twirling and so much more for you to see. So come warm yourself by one of our braziers, grab some hot food from one of our many fine eateries and watch with amazement at our Knights of Fire spectacular. https://bit.ly/2tGO1iQ

WINTER IN THE GARDEN

Put on that extra jumper and the gumboots and head out into the garden this weekend.  Even though the plants are ‘sleeping’, there’s still plenty you can do.  Rebecca Sprosen-Bailey has a few tips in this article http://secretsmagazine.com.au/2018/06/winter-in-the-garden-2

 

Wear J’s Get That – Maryborough

INTO RETRO & VINTAGE FASHION? YOU NEED THIS GUIDE

To have a personal guide is a huge advantage when exploring our region and when that guide fits neatly into the pocket, it’s even better.  You can pick up The Pocket Guide to Retro and Fashion from Visitor Information Centres throughout the Bendigo region including Bendigo, Maldon, Loddon, Maryborough, Castlemaine.  For more information visit http://www.bendigoregion.com

MARKETS THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY
Wesley Hill Market, Castlemaine
Creswick Market
Daylesford Sunday Market
Daylesford Sunday Farmers Market @ The Woodshed
Riddells Creek Farmers Market
Trentham Farmers Market

SUNDAY
Talbot Farmers Market
Woodend Village Market