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Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.

Growing Old Gracefully - Friday 04 August 2017, noon to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Growing Old Gracefully

4 Aug 2017, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor Andrea Maier talks on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.
Art, Life, Love, Death... Rehgan De Mather - Tuesday 25 July 2017 to Saturday 05 August 2017 - Exhibitions

Art, Life, Love, Death... Rehgan De Mather

25 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017, Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
After a four-month residency at fortyfivedownstairs, Rehgan De Mather presents an exhibition inspired by his travels through Mexico and South America.
Northside Winter Festival - Thursday 27 July 2017 to Saturday 05 August 2017 - Performing arts

Northside Winter Festival

27 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017, Lithuanian Club
North and West Melbourne is celebrating everything unique about the precinct this winter, with an enchanting new festival!
Craft Cubed Festival - Tuesday 01 August 2017 to Thursday 31 August 2017 - Festivals

Craft Cubed Festival

1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017, Craft
Experience exhibitions, workshops, markets, talks, open studios – if you're into ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass or papercraft, come along!
Silent Reading Party - Tuesday 15 August 2017, 6pm to 7:30pm - Talks & workshops

Silent Reading Party

15 Aug 2017, Library at The Dock
Finding time to read can be tricky. Why not join your fellow readers for an hour of uninterrupted quiet time to read whatever you want?
Puss in Boots, Pet Detective - Saturday 05 August 2017, 10:30am to 11:15am - Kids & family

Puss in Boots, Pet Detective

5 Aug 2017, Library at The Dock
Baby Bear has been kidnapped! When a ransom note is discovered asking for an unlimited supply of 'just right porridge', all hands point to Goldilocks!
Herakles, the Anti-Social Hero - Wednesday 13 December 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

Herakles, the Anti-Social Hero

13 Dec 2017, City Library
Learn about the Greek hero Herakles, who had adventures in foreign lands, where he was oppressed as stranger, outlaw and even victim.
Drunk and Disorderly in Antiquity - Wednesday 25 October 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

Drunk and Disorderly in Antiquity

25 Oct 2017, City Library
This talk looks at the social contexts of drinking, available concoctions, intoxication and related bad behaviour of Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Revolting Slaves or Revolting Romans? - Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

Revolting Slaves or Revolting Romans?

15 Nov 2017, City Library
This talk looks at Roman treatment of slaves and the extreme measures taken by military commanders to subdue the slave threat to Rome.
How to Assassinate a Roman Ruler - Wednesday 16 August 2017, 6pm to 7:45pm - Talks & workshops

How to Assassinate a Roman Ruler

16 Aug 2017, City Library
This talk will discuss the why and how of killing off ancient Romans, and how this led to a culture of paranoia within the imperial court.

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