Dropping temperatures, rain-drenched ovals and water-logged courts are all set to mark the start of the WDFNL season. While supporters are busy unpacking their coats and scarves, footballers and netballers are once again warming up to go into battle for 18 rounds, all with the hope of finishing on top spot. Nirranda will once again be looking for a double win but can they make it?
A Befitting Affair
Opera-lovers can enjoy an evening of French and Italian opera arias and excerpts within the chapel at the Koroit Convent on Saturday. The event will feature highlights from Bizet's Carmen and Act III of Puccini's La Bohème performed by Louise Keast, Yu Lin, Cameron Sibley, Michael Lampard, Adam McMillan and the Warrnambool Organ Festival Chorus. Champagne on arrival will be served at 7pm with the concert to start at 7.45pm. Canapes will be served at interval with attendees expected to dress for the opera. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.
Family Fun at the Fete
Cobden Primary School are hosting their school fete on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. The family-friendly event will include rides, showbags, homemade preserves, face-painting, cakes, coffees and fresh flowers as well as craft activities, food and drinks. The annual event will be held on the school grounds on Silvester Street with proceeds going directly back to the school for developments.
On the Trail of a Good Drop
Still searching the past
Whiskey Stills Inc are hosting a whiskey makers trail on Sunday. The five-hour 'tag-along' tour encourages community members to follow a lead car from site to site learning the region's whiskey-making history. The tour travels from Terang to Mortlake, Woodford, Koroit and Warrnambool and features whiskey tales from 1870s to the 1890s. Participants will meet at the entrance to the Terang Cemetery at 10.30am but are also welcome to join at any stage. Lunch will be at Mickey Bourke's Hotel in Koroit.
Colour me Crazy but not White
Ultraglow - Colusses Tour 2019 will be held at the Shipwreck Bay Holiday Park on Pertobe Road this Saturday. The colourful event that has been running across Australia for a decade sees participants arrive dressed in white and leave covered in colour. The adults-only event includes DJs Teddy Cream, Brynny, John James, Lockdown and Grimm plus local supports. Food vendors will be there to fuel up too. The event runs from 3pm to 10pm.
Bargains Galore and all undercover
The Warrnambool Undercover Weekly Market is on at the showgrounds from 8am to 1pm. The market offers items for all ages including fresh fruit and vegetables, cut flowers, cakes and slices, toys and gifts, antiques and collectibles.