An event aimed at helping the community relax and learn will be coming to the region.
Murrumbidgee Council will be running free 'Escape the Drought' events from 12pm to 5pm at the Darlington Point Sports Club on December 5 and at the Coleambally Community Hall on December 6, which aim to ensure the region has the knowledge and skills to face any future challenges the drought provides.
Council's drought support officer Samantha Star said the event aims to help stimulate communities through the use of local businesses and services.
"It's really involving a lot of people and rotating the money back into the communities," Ms Star said.
"A lot of people out there do not know who to speak to about things."
Ms Star said more than 25 local businesses will be used at each event, with community members able to take in pampering from hairdressers and massage therapists as well as get health checks and take advantage of free lunch and refreshments.
However, attendees will also be able to pick up a few things from a range of guest speakers, with presentations from educational experts, a dietitian and members from the Regional Investment Corporation educating attendees on everything they need to know about getting back into the workforce, retiring, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking advantage of low-interest drought loans among other topics.
Ms Star said the event aims to help people remember it's not all "doom and gloom" and the drought will not go on forever.
Murrumbidgee mayor Ruth McRae said the events will allow the entire community to band together.
"Our community is really doing it tough at the moment," Cr McRae said.
"We want to make sure everyone is aware of the services and support that are available to them.
"Most importantly, it will be chance to catch up with friends and family, eat and drink, and share a few stories."
The event is funded through the federal government's Drought Communities Program.