Friday, October 24, 2014

Around Town

  • The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring roast beef—today (Oct. 24) at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $15/person and everyone is welcome.
  • The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at its location on McIrvine Road. This week’s theme is “Bulk Maple Syrup Day.”
  • The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its final cattle sale of the year on Saturday, Oct. 25 starting at 9 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. For more info, call manager James Gibson at 487-2731, 271-2005 (cell), or 483-5354 (sales barn), or via e-mail at kat-james2@hotmail.com
  • “Ragamala Dance” will perform Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls as part of the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for students, and $25 for families (pre-kindergarten kids are free), which are available at Betty’s here, the Backus office and City Drug in the Falls, or online at www.backusab.org
  • The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in SIJHL action Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
  • The “Calder Clan & Friends” will hold a Hallowe’en party Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (Armit Avenue). There also will be a 50/50 draw, raffle prizes, and a light lunch. Tickets available from Roz Calder at 275-9500 (age of majority only).
  • Our Lady of Lourdes C.W.L. will hold its fall tea and bazaar Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m. at the parish hall. Admission is $4 and everyone is welcome.
  • Onigaming First Nation will hold a “Walk for Healing” on Monday, Oct. 27 starting at 10 a.m. from the school. Everyone welcome (please wear your regalia). For more info, call Pam Copenace at 484-2299 ext. 24.
  • A spaghetti dinner fundraiser—for the FFHS First Responders’ trip to an EMS conference in Baltimore in 2015—will be held Monday, Oct. 27 from 3-9 p.m. at the Fort High cafeteria. Tickets cost $12 each, which are available at the school office and at the door.
  • A blood donor clinic will run Monday, Oct. 27 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and again Tuesday, Oct. 28 from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. at Fort Frances High School. Book an appointment online at www.blood.ca or by calling 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
  • The Fort Frances Horticultural Society will hold its final meeting of the season on Monday, Oct. 27 at St. John’s Anglican Church, starting with a potluck at 6 p.m. Members should turn in their volunteer hours at this meeting.
  • The deadline to vote in the municipal election is Monday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Civic Centre. All eligible voters are urged to cast their ballot.
  • Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) will hold an important meeting Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Sister Kennedy Centre. All those interested are invited to attend.
  • Town council will hold its next regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole will meet first at 5:30 p.m. for an in-camera session, with the public portion to follow (note the date change due to the municipal election).
  • “Kids & Company” will open its 2014-15 season with a production of “Where the Wild Things Are” on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Season passes cost $35, which are available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Betty’s, and Revco Carpet, as well as The Coffee Landing in International Falls. Tickets for individual shows cost $10 each (kids three and under are free). For more info, call Tara (274-4377) or Leslie (275-5199), or visit www.kidsandco.ca
  • The Cabin Country Quilt Guild is hosting an evening with “The Singing Quilter” (Cathy Miller) on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church (doors open at 6:30). Admission is $5. Local quilts will be on display and raffled draws held, with refreshments to follow.
  • Fort Dansé Studio will hold registration for its 2014/15 season on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (Armit Avenue). For more info, contact Madame Borka Gauthier at 274-7071 or 275-6224, or via e-mail at fortdancestudio@shaw.ca
  • The inaugural “Trunk or Treat” event will be held Friday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. in the parking lot at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. There also will be a Hallowe’en Fashion Show—Zombie Cat Walk at 5 p.m., as well as a spaghetti take-out dinner from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium (cost is $5/person, with those four and under free).
  • Tipping fees will be waived at the Fort Frances landfill—for yard and garden waste only—on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • A family movie—featuring a Disney classic with a Hallowe’en theme—will be shown Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Bring along your Hallowe’en treats to share. Call the movie hotline (274-9879) or visit the library’s website for movie details.
  • A “Fifty.five+” movie event will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Call the movie hotline (274-9879) or visit the library’s website for movie details.
  • “An Evening at the Officers’ Club,” a wine-and-cheese fundraiser for the “Friends of the Museum” tying into the current wartime exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum, will be held there Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, live music, a silent auction, games, and more. Tickets cost $35 each or two for $60, which are available at the museum, the Fort Frances Times, and “Friends” members.
  • CUPE Local 65 will hold its annual retirement dinner/dance on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Legion. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Admission is $20 for members (reimbursed at the door) and $23 for guests. Past retirees can call Jane Hayes (275-9467) or Margie Gibson (274-6027).
  • The Fort Frances Public Library is starting a new book club, with the first book (“The Invention of Wings”) to be discussed on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. (copies are available at the library). Register online.
  • Join Jim Curr at the Fort Frances Museum on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for an informal lecture series on World War II. Evening drop-in fee is $4/person or $7/couple.
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