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Our Calendar of Events and listings of events, festivals, markets, etc on various pages are usually updated several times a day and there is usually a new newsletter every week. Pages added or substantially altered since 1st September 2014:

Events, attractions & activities added (or details altered) in the week beginning 1st October 2014:

These listings can be found on various pages throughout the White Hat web site.

Banongill Open Garden

This magnificent historic garden, partly designed by William Guilfoyle, features a vast lawn sweeping down to Mount Emu Creek with its famous display of millions of daffodils naturalised along the banks. Thousands more daffodils, Spanish hyacinths, bluebells, iris and jonquils bloom in bluestone terraces.

Other highlights are spring blossom, carpets of hellebores, beautiful mature trees, magnificent wisteria walk, and a rose garden framed by clipped hornbeams.

Lunches and teas will be available, or you are welcome to bring a picnic.

There will be talks on the history of the garden at 11am and 2pm each day, and historical tours of the shearing shed at noon and 3pm each day.

10am-4.30pm, 6th & 7th September 2014

Banongill Rd, Skipton -

$12 per head, no charge for children under 18
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Westgate Park Open Day

A low footprint BYO event: BYO picnic, coffee & water

Enter the park via Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne, (not Todd Road).

Guided rides to the park leaving from Hortus 13-141 Harbour Esplanade Docklands, (near the cow up tree) at 10am and 12pm Register at www.thesqueekywheel.com.au or just ride along and stop a while ample free parking at the end of Lorimer St (avoid Todd Road roadworks)

11am to 3pm, Sunday 21st September

Westgate Park, Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne -

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Faust to Fantasie at Barwon Park

A concert in the Victorian splendour of Barwon Park Mansion near Winchelsea!

A splendid recital for violin and piano with husband and wife duo, acclaimed violinist Elizabeth Sellars plus Team of Pianists partner Rohan Murray. The program includes Bach Sonata in C minor BWV 1017, Schubert Sonata in C major D 934 and the wonderful Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck.

Experience the passion and drama of this wonderful music, plus a lavish post-recital afternoon tea and the chance to view the mansion before the performance.

Barwon Park represents a historic and fascinating part of Victoria's heritage and is a delightful venue for a chamber recital. Indeed, in a recent interview Rohan Murray stated: "Being from the country myself, it is always a thrill to perform in Regional Victoria, particularly in these heritage properties which have so much character"

Admission:

Adult: $40 Concession: $30 (Pensioners - holder of Australian Government pensioner concession card) Child: $20 National Trust Members: $35

Bookings required:

Click here to book your tickets online.

2pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 28th September 2014

Barwon Park Mansion, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea -

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Templestowe Farmers Market

With up to 40 stalls of local fresh produce you are sure to make this a favourite place to shop and "Fall in love with local food'
8am to 1pm, 1st Saturday of month

 

Templestowe Heights Primary School, High St - Lower Templestowe
Enquiries: (03) 5664 0096
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Thornbury Farmers Market

A great new farmers market in the northern suburbs with a great range of local fresh produce. "Fall in love with local food"
8am to 1pm, 4th Saturday of month.

 

Next to Darebin Bowls Club, near cnr Station St and Darebin Rd - Thornbury
Enquiries: (03) 5664 0096
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Chinatown Night Market

Once a month Heffernan Lane in Chinatown is given over to a small but bustling night market with a variety of Asian food stalls. This is just the place for an after-work snack before heading off to a serious Friday night of partying. More details at Chinatown Night Market >>

4pm to 10.30pm, 3rd Friday of month

 

Heffernan Lane - Chinatown
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Wollert Community Market

White Hat suggests that if you would like to experience a market with a relaxed, country atmosphere on the outskirts of Melbourne that you check out the Wollert Community Market. There is a family-friendly atmosphere with lots to see and do and a twilight market in December.

25th October 2014: 8am - 2pm
22nd November 2014: 8am - 2pm
12th December 2014: 4pm - 9pm

 

455 Epping Rd - Wollert
Enquiries: 0420 585 285
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Cosmic Market

The Cosmic Intelligence Agency , invites you to Melbourne’s first Cosmic Market  - Sat 25th October Community Room, Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Rd, Abbotsford 10-4pm. Cosmic Market Stall Holders include: Astrologers, artists, healers, psychics, energy healers, crystals, readings, treats. More information at Cosmic Market
10am to 4pm, Saturday 25th October

 

Abbotsford Convent, St Helliers Street - Abbotsford
Enquiries: 0417 988512
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You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.