Around Ararat Today: June 17

Weather:

Cloudy day expected today with some patchy morning fog in the northwest early. We can also expect some isolated showers, clearing early in the morning, before a the chance of more rain in the afternoon. Top of 14.

Quote of the Day:

“He’ll get a knock and just get up and keep going — he is as tough as old boots.”  - Ararat joint-coach David Hosking on Rats' skipper Alan Batchelor. STORY

What's on Today:

Grace of Monaco will feature as this month’s seniors’ screening today at the Astor Cinema. For the admission price of $7, Grace of Monaco will screen at the altered time of 10.30am downstairs in cinema one. For the normal admission price two movies will also screen. The Fault in our Stars will screen at 10.15am in cinema two and A Million Ways to Die in the West will screen at 10.20am in cinema three.

A special exhibition celebrating the achievements of legendary Grampians artist Nanette Bourke continues at the Ararat Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition will continue until June 29, 2014. An accomplished printmaker for over thirty years, this exhibition highlights Nanette’s achievement in  the challenging medium of linocut printmaking.

‘The Drover’s Sweetheart’ book launch by local author Eve Contencin at the Ararat Library from 2pm. The event will be a fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Pic of the Day:

The Willaura Quilters’ Group will be raffling this magnificent quilt, displayed by member Jane Gibson, to raise funds for Willaura boy Jacob Warrior-Day who is in desperate need of a wheelchair. Tickets are available at the ‘Country Miscellaneous’ shop, which is in Barkly Street in Ararat opposite the old post office building. People will need to hurry to get their tickets, as the winning one will be chosen on the last day of school term, June 27.

The Willaura Quilters’ Group will be raffling this magnificent quilt, displayed by member Jane Gibson, to raise funds for Willaura boy Jacob Warrior-Day who is in desperate need of a wheelchair. Tickets are available at the ‘Country Miscellaneous’ shop, which is in Barkly Street in Ararat opposite the old post office building. People will need to hurry to get their tickets, as the winning one will be chosen on the last day of school term, June 27.

Trains:

V/Line will be conducting essential night works in Buangor from 8pm-6am each night beginning today through to June 24. The work includes surfacing and replacing sleepers and ballast. Some delays expected. See V/Line website for further details.

Competition:

Last chance to WIN ONE OF TWO DOUBLE PASSES to see Les Miserables at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. To be in the running simply fill out your name and contact number on the advertisement on page 19 of today’s Ararat Advertiser and return it to The Ararat Advertiser office at 3 Ligar Street, Ararat by 4pm on Friday June 20.

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