Around Ararat today: May 23

Weather :

Cloudy. Isolated showers contracting to the coast in the late afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Daytime maximum temperatures around 17.

Trains:

Buses will replace trains from Ararat for most services on the weekend. Check vline.com.au for more information.

What's on around Ararat today:

Ararat College: Wear Red for Red Cross

Ararat Active City: Tummies and Thighs, Ararat YMCA, 10am

What's on around Ararat this weekend:

Saturday: Football Interleague - Wimmera vs North Central Football League at St Arnaud; Mininera and District Football League vs Golden Rivers Football League at Lake Bolac.

Saturday: Ararat Outdoor Olympic Pool Committee Ball, 7.30pm, Ararat Performing Arts Centre, tickets at 2Taggs.

Sunday: Seppelt Wedding Expo, Seppelt Great Western Winery, 11am-3pm.

Quote of the Day:

"Like for those hard days where you think 'I just want to eat 5000 Tim Tams and give up', then they can give us a ring and that might be the perfect opportunity to say 'Right, stop, put your runners on and we'll just go for a walk around the lake', so they've got a support network," Katrina Pianta said of the new Active8 program where the Biggest Loser contestants will mentor eight new 'contestants' in a healthy lifestyle program. 

Pic of the Day: Megan Shea entered the record books last weekend, clocking up 450 games of netball with the Ararat Football/Netball Club.

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