Around Ararat today: June 4

Today's reader photo is a spectacular view over Ararat from above, sent in by Instagram user @chiefteaf. Post your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #Ararat to be included.

Today's reader photo is a spectacular view over Ararat from above, sent in by Instagram user @chiefteaf. Post your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #Ararat to be included.

Weather:

Cloudy. Patchy fog early this morning. Scattered showers extending from the west this morning, then contracting to the coast this evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 15.

Trains:

Trains are running well today but will soon be disrupted by regional rail link works. See here for more details.

What’s on around Ararat today:

Community Drug Education Forum on ‘Ice’ at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre from 7-8.30pm. An expert panel will highlight warning signs, risk and how to access professional help and support. 

Also a reminder that applications are closing soon for the Ararat Active8 program, where eight people will be mentored by eight contestants from The Biggest Loser and a local personal trainer. Applicants are required to complete an online application at www.ararat.vic.gov.au or if they don't have access to the internet applications are available from the Ararat Regional Library. Closing on June 13. 

Pic of the Day:

More than 250 people danced the night away to the sounds of Wilbur Wilde and his band the Troubleshooters at the 13th annual Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat Branch Gala Night of Nights

Quote of the Day:

"An entertaining auction and the inclusion of Wilbur Wilde and his band this year meant the night was enjoyed by all who attended." – Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat branch president Terry Weeks.

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