Winter School Holiday Fun

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Thursday 29 June

Dazzling Dan the Magic Man

Dazzling Dan performs first class magic shows, combining cheeky comedy with unexpected surprises.

  • Maryborough: 10.30am at Maryborough Library
  • Dunolly: 1.30pm at Dunolly Senior Citizens Hall, across from the Dunolly Library

The Dazzling Dan the Magic Man events are free but bookings are essential by calling 5461 9111 or in person at either Library.

Tuesday 5 July

Magical Craft Session

  • Maryborough Library: 3 to 4.30pm

Thursday 7 July

Magical Craft Session

  • Dunolly Library: Thursday 7 July 2.30 to 4pm

The Magical Craft session events are free and registrations are not necessary.

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS ART GALLERY

GOLDFIELDS FAMILY CENTRE

Vacation Care Program

$70 a day for prep to grade six children. All events run from 8.30am to 5pm.

Registrations essential by calling the Goldfields Family Centre on 5461 6500 or emailing [email protected]

  • Monday 27 June: Science Experiments
  • Tuesday 28 June: Movies – Cinema Day
  • Wednesday 29 June: Let’s go exploring – to Italy we go!
  • Thursday 30 June: T-shirt decorating
  • Friday 1 July: Footy Day – dress up in your favourite colours
  • Monday 4 July: Canvas creations and cooking
  • Tuesday 5 July: Campfire
  • Wednesday 6 July: Swimming – indoor pool
  • Thursday 7 July: PJs and movie day

CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS YOUTH

With lots to see and do, Central Goldfields Youth – through their FReeZA program are offering some old favourite activities as well as new opportunities to think about in the performing arts!

FReeZA supports music, arts, cultural and recreation events for young people aged 12-25 years. All events are alcohol, drug and smoke free.

  • Friday 24 June – 6.30pm for 7pm start

Movie Night – Lightyear

We pick up the story of a young Buzz Lightyear, the legendary Space Ranger from the Toy Story movies. This intergalactic adventure takes us through space and time. To infinity and Beyond!

LOCATION: Maryborough Paramount Theatre, Nolan Street, Maryborough

BOOKING INFO: For ages 10 to 25 years. Bookings essential HERE.

COST: Free – but bookings essential. Conditions apply (See below)

  • Friday 24 June – 5pm

Friday Sounds Like – Winter Sessions

Friday Sounds Like – Winter Edition welcomes local artists to our online performance space! Celebrate Enjoy music and vocals to kick off your weekend.

Tune in online at Central Goldfields Youth Facebook and Instagram – @central_goldfields_youth

  • Tuesday 28 June – 10am to 12.30pm

Friends of Food

Its cold outside but we have some winter menu items to warm you up! Today’s menu involves making your own pizzas with fresh produce! If you don’t know how to cook – we’ll teach you or pick up a few extra kitchen tips . This activity is free for under 18’s.

LOCATION: Mill House, Neighbourhood House – 88-90 Burke Street, Maryborough

BOOKING INFO: For ages 10 to 25 years. Eventbrite bookings preferred HERE – so that we have enough for everyone

COST: Under 18 years – Free. Over 18’s $10 per person or $5 if you have a Healthcare Card

Tuesday 28 June – 2 to 4pm

Skate & Scooter Park – Get your Grind On

Maybe you’ve never skated or scooted before. You might be looking to improve your skills, or chat with local Council youth staff. These supervised sessions will feature local skaters who are happy to share their skills and offer advice on getting into scooter and skate boarding. We have some equipment available on the day but if you have your own – bring it along.

LOCATION: Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park – corner Majorca Road and Gillies Street, Maryborough

BOOKING INFO: For ages 10 to 25 years. Eventbrite bookings preferred HERE.

COST: Free – but let us know if you’ll be there

Thursday 30 June – 9am to 4pm

Performance and Drama Classes

While it’s cold outside this winter we can still warm up our creative sides! Props Theatre in Bendigo will be providing performance and drama education. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the performing arts world or had experience before, this is a great way to meet new people and experience the performing arts industry!

TIME: 9am – depart Maryborough to Bendigo, 10am – arrive Props Theatre Bendigo and 4pm – arrive Maryborough

LOCATION: Props Theatre Bendigo, Bendigo Trades Hall, 36-40 View Street, Bendigo

BOOKING INFO: For ages 10 to 25 years. Eventbrite bookings essential HERE

COST: Free – minimum participant numbers apply. Bus Travel available from Maryborough. Lunch included

Friday 1 July – 9am to 7pm

Sovereign Hill day trip

Step back in time to the 1850’s Gold Rush Era. This will be a daytrip to the Gold Rush but with a twist. Young people are free to enjoy the Sovereign Hill area but as an added extra those who participate will need to make a short film. Using your imagination use your Smartphone to create a mini movie.

TIME: 9am – Depart Maryborough to Ballarat and 7pm – Arrive Maryborough

LOCATION: Sovereign Hill, Main Road, Ballarat

BOOKING INFO: For ages 14 to 25 years. Eventbrite bookings essential HERE.

COST: Free. Conditions apply (See below). Lunch/Meals not included

Friday 1 July, 5pm

Friday Sounds Like – Winter Sessions

Friday Sounds Like – Winter Edition welcomes local artists to our online performance space! Celebrate Enjoy music and vocals to kick off your weekend.

Tune in online at Central Goldfields Youth Facebook and Instagram – @central_goldfields_youth

Sunday 3 July – 4pm for 4.30pm start

Minions: The Rise of Gru

It’s the 1970’s and the evil Gru is plotting world domination. But it’s not going well. In a tale of evil forces, wannabe villains, and mastering the art of Kung Fu the Minions and Gru discover that everyone needs a little help from their friends.

LOCATION: Maryborough Paramount Theatre, Nolan Street, Maryborough

BOOKING INFO: For ages 10 to 25 years. Eventbrite bookings essential HERE.

COST: Free

Monday 4 July – 6.30am start

The Lume & Melbourne Day Trip

THE LUME in Melbourne is Australia’s first permanent digital gallery. Featuring the artworks of Vincent van Gogh, the digital gallery transforms art into an immersive, sensory experience on an animated canvas. Afterwards take in the sights and sounds of Melbourne during Winter

TIME: 6.30am departure from Maryborough and 7pm return to Maryborough

LOCATION: Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

BOOKING INFO: For ages 15 to 25 years. Eventbrite bookings essential HERE.

COST: Free – Train travel included from Maryborough Railway Station

Tuesday 5 July – 10am to 12.30pm

Friends of Food

Its cold outside but we have some winter menu items to warm you up! Today’s menu involves making your own taco’s with fresh produce! If you don’t know how to cook – we’ll teach you or pick up a few extra kitchen tips . This activity is free for under 18’s.

LOCATION: Mill House, Neighbourhood House, Burke Street, Maryborough

BOOKING INFO: For ages 10 to 25 years. Eventbrite bookings preferred HERE.

COST: Under 18 years – Free. Over 18’s $10 per person or $5 if you have a Healthcare Card

Friday 8 July – 6.30pm for 7pm start

Thor: Love and Thunder

As a special treat this school holiday week, Maryborough Paramount Theatre are offering a screening to Thor: Love and Thunder. In a quest for inner peace Thor goes into retirement only to be interrupted by a galactic butcher, Gorr. Rated M

LOCATION: Maryborough Paramount Theatre, Nolan Street, Maryborough

BOOKING INFO: For ages 15 to 25 years. Eventbrite bookings essential HERE.

COST: Free – but bookings essential.

Friday 8 July – from 5pm

Friday Sounds Like – Winter Sessions

Friday Sounds Like – Winter Edition welcomes local artists to our online performance space! Celebrate Enjoy music and vocals to kick off your weekend.

Tune in online at Central Goldfields Youth Facebook and Instagram – @central_goldfields_youth

T&C’s

  • For movie activities one parent/carer is eligible to attend with up to 3 children.
  • Age restrictions apply. FReeZA Events are for young people aged 12-25 years.
  • Events and activities are open to young people who work, live, play in the Central Goldfields Shire area and nearby surrounds
  • For some movies and activities specific age restrictions will also apply.
  • COVID Restrictions will apply as per current government guidelines
  • For excursion events application forms are required
  • For any queries, please contact Council’s FReeZA Program Coordinator Audrey Bartlett via email at [email protected] or 5461 0610

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