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Bendigo Weekly – Friday, June 15, 2018

Treasures and refreshments


ENCIL in Saturday, June 30 for the much anticipated return of the Bendigo Retirement Village’s midwinter market between with up to 20 stalls choc-a-bloc with bargains between 9.30am and 2pm. Once again the community centre and courtyards of the village will be filled with treasures, preloved clothing, home-made items, arts and crafts. jewellery, plants, woodwork and much more. And while you’re there why not enjoy a sausage sizzle and the freshly brewed coffee or a Devonshire tea? Bendigo Retirement Village’s midwinter market is run by the residents for the residents with many stall holders donating the proceeds of the day to their favourite charity. Bendigo Retirement Village, 33 to 53 Mandurang Road, Spring Gully.


DEDICATED: Kobi Paine, Nellie Parker and Kathrina Bognar are just some of the 800 crocheters expected at the showgrounds this Sunday.

Calling all crocheters for record attempt


LL roads lead to the Prince of Wales Showground, Holmes Road from today for the Craft Alive Bendigo’s world record crocheting attempt this Sunday. Now in its 28th year, CraftAlive is Australia’s largest craft event with CraftAlive Bendigo drawing craft enthusiasts from all over the region and interstate. With more than 100 exhibitors including some

of the best craft designers and instructors from across the country covering a range of crafts and products from traditional to modern. Three days packed full of the latest’s craft supplies, kits and equipment, featuring both local and national craft experts for a weekend dedicated to craft including patchwork, card making, scrapbooking, quilting, stitchery, cake decorating and more.

A free family-friendly event on the first Sunday of every month. Bringing together artists, designers, and crafters from the Goldfields region, with live music, and scrummy food too.

All this and more along with a chance to break the official Guinness world record for the most people crocheting simultaneously, currently held by the Singleton region with 604 participants. Bendigo Woollen Mills have also got on board and will be providing the wool for the attempt with more than 800 crocheters expected. “The world record attempt had a large public following

and online chatter is huge,” Craft Alive’s Sally Taylor said. “We are aware of local groups attending as well as people travelling from Queensland and South Australia.” Book your tickets online and save at www.craftalive.com.au or buy your tickets at the door. Multi-day passes also available for an additional $5.

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The market stalls include: ceramics, jewellery, clothing, art, stationary, garden supplies, homewares, and more. A great opportunity to meet the makers and enjoy the laidback country vibes. Well worth the drive.

Sunday 1st JULY, 9am-2pm Find us online at: castlemaineartistsmarket.com.au or at Western Reserve, Forest St, Castlemaine.

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