Victorian Backgammon Association
The Victorian Backgammon Association holds weekly club nights with social games and tournaments.
The Tower Hotel, 686 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn East.
Monday nights from 6.30pm
Tournament entry $5. Free social games and guidance available
AFL Sunday Funday
Kids General Admission will be free on Sundays in 2018. Entertainment at the Sunday matches will also include the Woolworths AFL Playground, entertainment, giveaways and Marvel costume characters
1 April to 24 August
Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights
This Christmas in July event will be host to a range of family activities and sights. 25 buildings will come alive with spectacular, large-scale light projections and more than 15kms of fairy lights will add a magical touch to Sovereign Hill’s garden
Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat
30 June to 22 July, from 10am daily
Tickets online: www.winterwonderlights.com.au
Fun and free family activities. Get the frames focused, buttons mashing and clay animated as you get hands-on with filmmaking and animation, live video game competitions, crafty projects and more.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Fed Square
First Sunday of every month
NAIDOC LGBTQIA+ Pride Night
The aim of the night is to invite members of the LGBTQIA community to display their creativity and leadership over the night with their choice of a performance.
All supportive people, councils, organisations and businesses are welcome to march. Go to the VAHS at 10:30am for a feed and refreshments, make banners, get the kids’ faces painted, and get prepared. After the March there will be a Concert at Fed Square.
Starting at Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, Finishing Federation Square
6 July, 10am to 3pm, 10:00am for pre-March festival, March begins at 11:45am
The Australian National Brooch Show 2018
Hosted by the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. An annual collection of innovative contemporary hand crafted art brooches by artists Australia wide. Unique, affordable wearable artworks.
Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor St
6 July to 31 August. Open library hours.
An exciting line up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entertainment. Arrive for pre-drinks and entertainment, followed by a three-course dinner.
7 July, 6.30pm to 11:30pm
Yarragon Charity Book Fair
Nearly 40,000 top quality books for sale from $1 each. All proceeds to Yarragon Fire Brigade
Yarragon Public Hall, Campbell St
7 to 8 July
Entry by gold coin donation
Island Whale Festival
A celebration of the annual whale migration with a range of activities and events celebrating Phillip Island’s natural environment
6 to 8 July
HTPAA Hand Tool Sale
60 tables of user and collector handtools from modern to antique, something for everyone, snacks available.
172 Neerim Road Carnegie
8 July, 9am to 12.30 pm,
Flag raising ceremony
This family friendly event will include a Welcome to Country by a Wurundjeri Elder with food and activities for the whole family
Avondale Heights, Library and Learning Centre, 69-79 Military Road
11 July, 10.30am to 12pm
Bastille Day French Festival
A taste of French culture in Melbourne, including live music and performances, French food masterclasses, a cinema showing classic French movies, , a kids area to amuse les petit Francophiles, a Saturday night Bastille Day Ball and much much more!
The Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne
14 to 15 July
Academics from Monash Indigenous Studies Centre explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people observe the night sky.
Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mount Alexander Road
18 July, 6.30pm to 8pm
Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival
Three-day festival featuring an international programme showcasing a series of fascinating worlds, the thoughtfully curated programme offers the very best in non-fiction films.
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
20 to 22 July
Australian Wool and Sheep Show
20 to 20 July, 9am
Lionel Gell Art Awards
Presented by Sir Henry Royce Foundation of Australia. A celebration of Rolls Royce and Bentley motor cars
Sherbrooke Gallery, 62 Monbulk Road, Belgrave
Opening 28 July, 7pm
Exhibition 24 July to 12 August, 11am to 4pm (except Tuesday)
Pakenham 15th Annual Antique and Collectables Fair
In aid of the 4C’s Crisis Relief Centre, Pakenham
Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Boulevard
28 July, 9am to 3.30pm
Entry $5, children free.
Open House Melbourne
Over 200 buildings around Melbourne will open their doors to foster a public appreciation for architecture. Open House will also take over the whole month with a series of talks, events, tours, screenings, performances and more.
28 to 29 July
Half marathon, 10k and 5k run. An all-out celebration of running transformation.
Event village at Federation square, finish line at Birrarung Marr