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What is on in Castlemaine
What is on in Castlemaine Castlemaine VIC, Australia
On Your Bike Program

The exciting On Your Bike Program offers teens and tweens skills and confidence in riding a bike.

Sessions will be held from 10am to 3pm on:

Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens (meet outside the Tearooms).

Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/849931


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New Year Celebrations at Lot19 Castlemaine

Come along to Lot19 Castlemaine to welcome in the new year.

Be Forgot is a party on New Year’s Eve with live music and DJs in the safe, bushy setting of Lot 19 Arts Precinct in Djaara/Castlemaine.

Starring… 

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, King Stingray, Dallas Woods, 

James Ellis & The Jealous Guys, Cool Sounds, Nadia and The Girlfriends plus DJ Fee B-Squared and more…

Shake off the muck of 2021, dance your way into 2022.

For more info click here and for tickets click here

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Christmas Day Community Lunch

Share a delicious meal with good company on Christmas Day.

Come alone or bring your family & friends. Enjoy music, activities and festivities.

Date: Saturday 25 December

Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Where: Castlemaine Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton Street (entry via Fredricks Street)

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential - https://bit.ly/3ouUcB8

Proof of vaccination is required to dine inside the Hall.

Take-away packs & gifts are available for those unable to dine-in.

For more information, volunteer your time or make a donation (cash, produce, gifts) please contact Castlemaine Community House via 5472 4842 or reception@cch.org.au


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The Village Square

The Village Square on Frederick St will be a hub this Saturday Dec 18th with Culture 345, street activation, graffiti, skate and DJs from 11am-6pm. 

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Castlemaine Twilight Market

It's Market Day!!! 

Come and join us at the Castlemaine Artist's Christmas Twilight Market today, Saturday 18th December from 3pm-7pm on Western Reserve, Forest Street Castlemaine! 

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Late night Christmas shopping in Castlemaine

Many Castlemaine business operators are currently open late from 5pm to 8pm every evening this week in the lead up to Christmas.

The Village Square in Frederick Street, Castlemaine will be abuzz with entertainment, a licensed bar and food trucks both nights.

Enjoy roving performers throughout the town and admire the kinetic sculpture installation at Victory Park and lightshow on the historic Market Building.

The late night shopping events are being coordinated by Business Mount Alexander and funded by Mount Alexander Shire Council in partnership with the Castlemaine Fringe Festival.

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Creative Christmas Art Installation in Castlemaine

A towering moving sculpture, light shows and late night trading lead Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Christmas celebrations.

From Wednesday this week until January 4, Taradale artist, Alex Sanson’s towering kinetic sculpture Spherophyte, will fold and unfold in hypnotic motion in Victory Park, Castlemaine.

With 48 moving arms, the 6.5 metre sculpture inspired by meditative breathing will be in the shire’s commercial centre for the first time, following installations at Lot 19 in 2016, White Night Melbourne 2017 and Ballarat’s Summer of Fun 2021.

Castlemaine’s historic Market Building will also become a giant screen, displaying digitally projected drawings by senior students from Castlemaine North, Winters Flat and Chewton Primary Schools.

And Maldon Primary School students’ drawings will be projected, along with a film of Alex Sanson’s work, from Maldon’s award-winning Old Bank Corner, recently declared national Best Regional Main Street.

Castlemaine artist Jim Coad has created the projections.

Council is also partnering with Business Mount Alexander to boost Castlemaine’s night-time economy in the lead up to Christmas with late night shopping this Friday December 10 and 17 until 8pm.

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Castlemaine Village Square

The Village Square on Frederick St will be the hub of Late Night Shopping again this Friday evening! Featuring live music, @angieandthedoc , Rebecca Barnard, DJ @samwillsmusic , food trucks/stalls, a bar (as fundraiser for Fringe!) and roving performers including Teamo & Lifon. Also, special feature: Hula Hooping by @souldancecircus to African Percussion alongside @milladancestudio who will be leading West African dance moves!

Many local traders in town will be open until 8pm with discounts and special offers for you. Brought to you by Business Mount Alexander Inc. in partnership with MASC, and supported by Castlemaine Fringe Festival! 

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Carols by Candlelight

Come along this Friday 17th December to the Castlemaine Carols by Candlelight in the Botanical Garden from 7pm onwards.

The Castlemaine choir will be run by Rotarian Scott Buchanan.

Come and feel the joy as we all sing our old favourites. 


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Castlemaine Community Lunch

Come along to the Castlemaine Community Lunch this Tuesday 14th December

A great way to meet community members, catch up with old friends and find out what’s going on. It’s a place to welcome new people so if you’re just arrived to town, please drop in and introduce yourself. You will be made welcome!

Community Lunch has been running for over 25 years and is a place to enjoy a 2 course (main & dessert) vegetarian meal, with friends, family and our community. The menu emphasises seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit, with much of it donated by local suppliers.

Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Where: Castlemaine Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton St. (enter via Frederick St.)

Cost: $5 donation, kids under 12 years old free

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Chewton History Walk and Monster Meeting 170 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join Ken McKimmie on a history walk through Chewton where the gold rush began, this Sunday 12 December 11.00am – 1.00 pm

Park by the CFA building in Mount St Chewton.

The walk is accessible to all (adults and children) along paved paths and plenty of time is allowed for a leisurely walk and talk, and time for Ken to answer your questions.

Then celebrate the 170 year anniversary of the 1851 Monster Meeting of Diggers, the Meeting that began the protest movement that kick-started the development of democracy in Victoria later on Sunday 12th December, 2.30pm – 5.00 pm at the Diggers’ site Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park Golden Point Rd., Chewton.

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Chewton Christmas Party 11th December

This Saturday 11th of December is the annual Chewton Christmas party!

It’s time to come together and celebrate all that is wonderful about our community and the opening of the beloved Chewton Pool.

Kicking off at 4pm through to 8pm, there’ll be live music, kids’ entertainment, Icecream Social, a sausage sizzle (of course!) with veggie options, Santa in his big red firetruck, secondhand stalls run by the kids from Chewton Primary and a fantastic raffle with lots of goodies donated by our friends in this wonderful community. Bring a picnic blanket and your family and friends and grab dinner or bring your own (but please no alcohol)

Please be aware as State regulations dictates, all over 12s must be vaccinated to attend events so please do bring along your proof of vax.

See you there!

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Castlemaine Community Lunch

Delicious meals were being served with fine company at the Castlemaine Community Lunch yesterday.

Next Tuesday 14th Dec is the final Community Lunch for the year.  Be sure to come along and join in the community atmosphere and wholesome food.


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MainFM Rogies Awards

The people have voted and the winner is...Night Moogs! Huge congratulations to Simon (aka Mr Moog) & Jakob on their Gold Rogie win for best radio show on MainFM Castlemaine. Thanks to everyone who voted. 

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Castlemaine Artists and Farmer Market this Sunday

Come down to the Western Reserve, Forest St Castlemaine for the monthly Artists market this Sunday and see what our amazing artisans have on offer!!! ?

And then pop across the road to the IGA carpark for all your fresh produce at the Farmer's market.

This Sunday 5th December. Farmers market, 9-1pm and the Artists Market 9-2pm

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