The latest issue of myBallarat is packed with fantastic summer events, what’s happening in your neighbourhood and all the news of our great city. A free copy will be delivered to every home and business in the City of Ballarat this week. You can also read the full magazine, or listen to it on the audio reader, at http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ac/myballarat.Aspx
FREE Ferris Wheel
Our FREE Ferris Wheel will return for the festive season in Ballarat. Enjoy a free ride on our FREE Ferris Wheel between Saturday 5 December and Christmas Eve. Located at the Sturt Street end of the Bridge Mall the Ferris Wheel will operate between 10am and 5pm every day.
Save the date!
One of Ballarat’s favourite Christmas events, the Ballarat Carols will be held on Sunday 13 December, 7.30 to 9.30pm at the North Gardens, Lake Wendouree.
2016 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships
The 2016 Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships will return to Ballarat and Buninyong in January. The nation’s best cyclists will compete for the prestigious green and gold jersey between Wednesday 6 and Sunday 10 January. For more info visit http:// www.cycling.org.au/ Events/Road-NationalChampionships . A recreational ride will also be held on the Saturday morning – the Mars Australian Gran Fondo Championships. Registrations open 10am, Thursday 26 November
New play spaces underway
We’re investing $235,000 in new and upgraded children’s play spaces projects across the city. Works are underway and will be ready for play by Christmas. Locations include: Pennyweight Park Reserve – Ballarat East, St Patrick’s Point Reserve, Lake Wendouree, Bogart Drive Reserve – Wendouree, McNulty Drive Reserve – Wendouree, Banyule Yaluk Reserve – Delacombe, Lions Gate Reserve Delacombe and Alex Mills Reserve – Canadian. For more info and to view the plans visit: http://www. ballarat.vic.gov.au/pbs/major-projects/ active-major-projects/ playspace-projects.aspx
Summer floral display at Ballarat Botanical Gardens
The summer floral display is now on show at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Located in the Conservatory the display features an exciting new floral design full of Fuchsias, Hydrangeas, and Pelargoniums. Plus, keep your eye out for a topiary animal or two! The Conservatory is open 9am to 4.30pm daily and entry is free. 2016 Summer Sundays event program announced Two big name acts Thelma Plum and Montaigne – have been named in the 2016 Summer Sundays event program. With a new time of 4 to 7pm, Summer Sundays will be held across four Sundays 10, 17, 24 and 31 January. Hosted by the City of Ballarat, Summer Sundays is a FREE community event.
2016 SUMMER SUNDAYS EVENT PROGRAM
Sunday 10 January 4 to 5.15pm Freya Josephine Hollick Genre: Folk/Country 5.15 to 5.45pm (interval) Yuko Nishiyama Genre: Indie Pop 5.45 to 7pm Quarry Mountain Dead Rats Genre: Bluegrass Sunday 17 January 4 to 5.15pm Brendan Welch Genre: Indie Rock 5.15 to 5.45pm (interval) John McNamara Genre: Blues 5.45 to 7pm The Reprobettes Genre: 60’s Garage/Surf Rock
Sunday 24 January 4 to 5.15pm
Arkie T Williams & The Mudlarks Genre: Country / Roots 5.15 to 5.45pm (interval)
A Miner Genre: Folktronica 5.45 to 7pm
Montaigne Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock Sunday 31 January 4 to 5.15pm
All Our Exes Live in Texas Genre: Indie Folk 5.15 to 5.45pm (interval)
Ari & Rhiannon Genre: Indie 5.45 to 7pm Thelma Plum Genre: Folktronica