Around Ararat Today: May 30

Weather:

With winter to hit on Sunday enjoy one last day of Autumn sunshine today, because patchy rain is expected tomorrow. There is some morning fog out there at the moment, but that will clear for a top of 17 degrees today to end your working week.

Trains:

Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Ballarat from today through to Sunday. Trains will continue to operate between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough.

For more information visit the V/Line website here

What's on around Ararat today:

It's 65 Roses Day - annual fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. Tin shakes will be located at the intersections of High and Vincent and Vincent and Barkly Streets today from 8am to 5pm, so if you’re driving around town on Friday, make sure you drop some coins into the tins.

Big Book Sale - At Alexandra Hall beginning today from 9am-6pm and also running tomorrow. All Books - All Authors will feature from 50c to $6.00, while Fishing tackels and other accessories will be avaliable plus a big display of camping gear.

Don't for get the Campaign for Jacob - Online Auction begins today with heaps of great items up for grabs. For more details visit the facebook page by clicking here

What's on around Ararat this weekend:

Saturday: Football - Wimmera: Ararat Rats v Warrack Eagles at Alexandra Oval; Mininera and District Football League: Woorndoo/Mortlake v Great Western (Woorn), Lismore/Derrinallum v Tatyoon (Derri), Wickliffe/Lake Bolac v SMW Rovers (Lake Bolac), Moyston/Willaura v Ararat (Moyston).

Sunday: Basketball - Ararat Redbacks v Stawell at the Ararat YMCA, juniors and seniors from 10.30am-6.30pm

Quote of the Day:

Beau Cosson in action for the Wimmera. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Beau Cosson in action for the Wimmera. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

“He will get attention from now on.” - Ararat Rats' coach on forward Beau Cosson, following his five goal haul in the Wimmera's interleague victory last weekend.

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