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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 13 March 2020

Published: 13th March 2020

Info session for new Somerset residents

An information session on retiring rurally will be presented by Somerset Regional Council and Able Australia on Thursday, 26 March.

The session will bring together guest speakers, social services, medical providers and club representatives at Somerset Civic Centre from 10am to 1.30pm.

It will also include a presentation by a Services Australia financial information officer.

Catering will be provided and bookings are essential on 5600 0733 or 5424 4000.


Fun run registrations open this month

The 18th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride will be held on Sunday, 12 July.

The day will once again include 3km and 8km events along with a 25km ride, all finishing at Fernvale Sports Park.

A post-race festival will feature live entertainment, food trucks, information stalls, children’s activities and more.

Registration will start with a 48-hour flash sale from 5pm on Friday, 27 March.

For more information visit and follow


Art Beat Festival back for second year

Creatives, musicians and performers can register for this year’s Somerset Art Beat Festival.

The second annual event will showcase all things art and culture at Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery on Saturday, 30 May.

Supported by Somerset Regional Council in partnership with Creative Arts Alliance, it will include market stalls, live music, dance performances, workshops, food and more.

Expressions of interest are open at


Community grant applications open

Round two applications for Somerset Regional Council’s 2019-2020 Community Assistance Grants will close on Friday, 24 April.

Eligible community groups can apply for a grant for projects, events or services occurring after Friday, 29 May.

For more on Somerset community grants visit


Social dance mornings in Somerset

Esk Community Connection Point hosts Strictly Seniors dance mornings at Somerset Civic Centre from 9.30am most Fridays.

Funded through Musculoskeletal Australia and an Active Neighbourhoods for Older Australians Grant and supported by Somerset Regional Council, sessions are aimed at over 65s.

Suitable shoes are a must, and a new dance is taught every three weeks.

For more information or to register phone council on 5424 4000.

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