Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2018 - Page 39

BALLARAT WOODWORKERS GUILD - 30th ANNUAL WOOD SHOW This year’s wood show demonstrates practical skills required for working with wood.   Guild members will make, display and sell a variety of wooden items all made from sustainable and beautiful Australian timbers. Children will also be invited to make their own wooden bird box or carry box from kits prepared by Guild members. WHERE: St Andrews Kirk Hall, Dawson Street North WHEN: 9am–5pm, Saturday and 10am– 4pm, Sunday COST: Adults $5, children under 16 free. Save with a joint entry ticket to the Ballarat Apron Festival and the Wood Show for a combined ticket price of $7.50 (usually $10). Available for purchase at either venue. The Apron Festival will take place at St Patrick’s Hall. GENIES AT THE LIBRARY Research your family history in the Ballarat area with the Ballarat and District Genealogical Society in the Australiana Room at the Basllarat Library. WHERE: Ballarat Library, Doveton Street North COST: Free BELL RINGING AT THE BALLARAT TOWN HALL Eight bells cast at Whitechapel foundry in London in the 1860’s hang in the Ballarat Town Hall tower, a memorial to Prince Alfred - Ballarat’s first royal visitor and the son of Queen Victoria. A team of bellringers will practice the ancient art of bellringing on Sunday afternoon. WHERE: Ballarat Town Hall, Sturt Street WHEN: 2pm–4pm Sunday heritageweekend.com.au 39