Thursday, November 1, 2012

What's On in Castlemaine - Nov 2-11

This week's films at the Theatre Royal. Tonight, Friday November 2. Ruby Sparks (M), 8.30pm. For full movie session times and entertainment details phone 5472 1196 or visit
Tonight, Friday, November 2. Live music in the bistro of the Cumberland Hotel, Castlemaine, from 7pm. Details: 5472 1052.
Tonight, Friday, November 2, 6-8pm. Punctum is celebrating a foot in the door of a new and additional space at 1 Halford Street, Castlemaine. For more info contact
Tonight, Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. 157th Castlemaine Show. Friday from 6.30pm to 11.30pm and Saturday from 9am to 3pm at the Camp Reserve, Castlemaine. Street Parade, fireworks, wood chop, displays, side shows and more.
Friday, November 2 to Tuesday, November 6. Maldon Folk Festival. Over cup weekend come along to the Maldon Annual Music Festival. Details:
Saturday, November 3, 8am-3pm. Maldon Primary School Market and Fair. Art and craft stalls and children's activities. Details: Jodie Mengler 5475 1484.
Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, December 23. Union Studio gallery framers presents the abc of xyz, small paintings by Michelle Pleasance. Also, Temple of Flora prints for the Garden Festival. Open seven days, the gallery is at 74 Mostyn Street (via Union Street), Castlemaine. Phone: 5470 6446, web:
Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 11. Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens 'Gardens of the Heart'. In and around Castlemaine. Details: 5472 3831, 5470 6593 or
Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 11, 10am-5pm. Postcards from Italy exhibition and wood fired oven demonstrations. During the Castlemaine Garden Festival, Catherine and Neil Tait at Tait Decorative Iron are embracing the Italian alfresco style. Catherine is exhibiting her recent paintings from her 2011 trip to Italy, together with sculptures by Bettie Collier. View Pergolas and outdoor furniture, all hand crafted by the Tait's, also on display mosaics by Angie Robinson. On Sunday November 4, Jason Volbeda, a keen user of the Tait Wood fired Oven, will be demonstrating his 100 per cent organic wood fired sour dour pizzas. Details: 5472 3569 or 5472 5120 or visit
Saturday, November 3-Sunday, November 11. Gardens of the Hedge (Horticultural Endeavours Demonstrating Gardening Enthusiasm). Private gardens open at various times during the Festival of Gardens. Details: Peggy Munro, garden owner and gardener - 5472 2086.
Saturday, November 3, 2-4pm. Meet the artists at Falkner Gallery. Three new exhibitions at Falkner Gallery, 35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, commence November 1, with a meet the artists day on November 3. Two exhibitions are by local artists Geoffrey Stocks and Anne Tweed, the third by Melbourne artist, Fiona Sinclair. For details contact the gallery on 5470 5858, email or visit their website
Sunday, November 4, Castlemaine Artists Market at the Theatre Royal, Hargraves Street, Castlemaine.
Sunday, November 4, 9am-1pm. Castlemaine Farmers Market. Make a day out in Castlemaine to enjoy the Farmers Market, Festival of Gardens and Artists Market. The leafy shade at Victory Park will delight you as you browse the 45 plus food and wine stalls showcasing local produce.
Sunday, November 4 at 7pm. Joseph Furphy Evensong at the Anglican Church on Agitation Hill, corner of Forest and Kennedy streets, Castlemaine. Details: 5472 1137.
Sunday, November 4, 9am-1pm. Castlemaine Garden Market. Presented by the Castlemaine and District Garden Club Inc. In the Duke Street Parkland opposite the Castle Motel. Stall will feature plants, produce and all manner of affiliated materials for your garden needs. Details: Ian: 5472 1713 or Peggy: 5472 2086. Email:
Sunday, November 4, 10am-4pm. Historic Buildings Tour 2012. The Castlemaine Historical Society will be holding a Historic Buildings Tour as a fundraising event. The owners of three properties have generously agreed to open their homes to the public for one day only. The properties are; 'Kaweka' - 184 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine, 24 Gaulton Street, Castlemaine and 81-83 Forrest Street, Castlemaine (Former Globe Hotel). Tickets are $10 and cover all three properties. Tickets will be sold at each house so visitors can begin the tour at any of the buildings. Maps and notes will be available at the Visitor Information Centre, Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on the day.
Sunday, November 4. Cue-Bell reunion. The Cue-Bell reunion will be held at the Castlemaine Gardens in the tea rooms between 11am and 4 pm.
Tuesday, November 6. Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day at The Comma. Join Friends and frock up for a fashionable day with prizes for fashions on the field. Free entry. Bookings essential, phone 5472 2205. Commences from 11.30am onwards at The Comma, corner of Hargraves and Forest streets, Castlemaine.
Friday, November 9, 7.30pm. Goldfields Opera presents When Mary to the Garden Came. A concert of vocal and instrumental music reflecting the theme of the Castlemaine and District 12th Biennial Festival of Gardens. Singers include Jennifer Schatzle and her husband Warwick (flutist), Elisabeth Denk, Merryn Torpy, Chris Stobie and Peter Hunt. John Tungyup and Wendy Rowlands (pianists), and Elizabeth Anderson (Cello) complete the ensemble. Tickets: $25 and $20 concession. Venue: Castlemaine Art Gallery, Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine. Bookings: 5472 2292 or 5470 5507.
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10. Relay for Life starts at 5.45pm on Friday, November 9 at Camp Reserve, Castlemaine. Details: 1300 656 585
Saturday, November 10, 10am-3pm. Castlemaine Steiner School Spring Fair.A time to celebrate our children. Details: Jennie Milne 54706235.
Saturday, November 10 at 10am. Workshop: The principles and practice of making a wicking bed garden. Wicking beds are garden beds designed to direct water to the root zone of the plants, they minimise evaporation and hence are great in this dry climate of ours. At the workshop participants will make a fruit box. The principles can be applied to other containers or raised garden beds. Arrive at 10am for coffee and cake then a 10.30am start. At The Hub Plot, Templeton Street, Castlemaine. Details and bookings: Heather on 0409 327 791 or
Sunday, November 11, 10am-3pm. Sawpit Gully Food and Wine Festival. Showcasing local food and wine. At the Sawpit Gully Reserve, Elphinstone. Details: Jill Smith -

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