Happy Days Sing-along

Test out the vocal chords and come along to our Sing-along where we will have the piano backing various 1950's songs.

Where: Ballarat Library
When: 2pm Thursday, 4 May
More Information: Download the Library program

Max Harris

Max Harris Photography Collection Trivia Night

Test your local knowledge with Max Harris and the BMI's historic Ballarat photo collection in this fun fundraiser for the BMI. Bar will be open!

Where: Ballarat Mechanics Institute
When: 7pm Friday, 5 May
Cost: $10
More Information: Visit the Trivia Night Website

Clunes Booktown

The charming Goldfields village of Clunes is internationally recognised as a Booktown. It is a hub of ideas and the arts… along with a disproportionately high number of bookshops.

Each year, an army of local volunteers and a small team of staff, host the annual Clunes Booktown Festival, which attracts 18,000 people to enjoy the most amazing whole town bookshop in the world. Think author talks, workshops, live entertainment, a kids village, and good food. Tickets now on sale!

Where: Clunes
When: 7pm Friday, 5 May
More Information: Visit the Clunes Booktown

1950 Crime

1950's Crime Themed Trivia

Test your knowledge of the 1950's! Come along and join in the fun at our Library Lounge Trivia session @ the Wendouree Library.

Where: Wendouree Library
When: 2.00pm - 3.30pm Thursday, 11 May
Cost / Bookings:Free. Bookings required.
More Information: Visit Central Highlands Libraries

The National Trust Anderson's Mill Weekend

A free event with heritage games, mill tours, and displays and demonstrations by the Ballan District Vintage Machinery and Vehicle Club, Quilters Victoria Inc., Central Goldfields radio group, Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History, Public Records Office and Ballarat Society of Artists.

Where: Anderson's Mill, 9 Alice Street, Smeaton
When: 13 - 14 May
More Information: Visit National Trust

National Trust
Kryal Castle

Murder Mystery Dinner & Show at Kryal Castle

A three-course medieval feast and interactive Murder Mystery adventure. Journey throughout the Castle walls to witness secret rendezvous, question suspects, and uncover clues before the evidence runs cold. Remember, everyone is guilty until proven innocent, and until the killer is discovered, no one is safe, even you. (Age 16+).

The feast includes a glass of mead on arrival (a spiced wine), a soup entrée, platters of roasted meats, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bread, butter, gravy and condiments for main course and alternate service of chocolate brownie and baked cheese cake with cream for dessert

Where: Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek
When: 6pm 13 May
More Information: Visit Kryal Castle

Creswick Woollen Mills 70th Anniversary

Free entry to the interactive exhibit A Very Fine Yarn (all month). Feed the Alpacas on the viewing deck. Jefferson Smith, his partner Mel & his Cadillac. Jefferson performed a lead up gig Ballarat Beat at the Ballarat & District Trotting Club. He plays a great range of 50's music – 10am-4pm each day. Ballarat Rockers performing dance demonstrations (to be confirmed). Vintage High Tea (all month) at the Mill café available (see menu & photos attached)

Where: Creswick Woollen Mills – Railway Parade, Creswick
When: 9am - 5pm 20 & 21 May
More Information: Visit Creswick Wool

Creswick Wool
Beer logo

Beers Through the Years

A celebration of Ballarat life in brews. Launch party event featuring bar, local brewers, talks & activities. Drinks at special event prices.

Where: Ballarat Mechanics Institute
When: 10am-6pm 20 May
Cost:Free Entry.
More Information: Visit Beers Through the Years

Short Stories Creation: Crime

Put your creative mind to use and join us at the Library Lounge in writing your own short crime story. Learn techniques and pick up tips on how to write an entertaining and thrilling short story.

Where: Wendouree Library
When: 2.00pm - 3.30pm Thursday 25 May
More Information: Visit Central Highlands Libraries for more information.

Short Stories