Friday, March 27, 2015

Around Town

  • The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its monthly supper—featuring roast beef and all the trimmings—today (March 20) at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). The 50/50 joker poker also is back! Admission is $15/person and everyone is welcome. Take-outs available by calling 274-3772.
  • The Backus Performing Arts Series presents “Guy Noir” today (March 20) at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for students, and $25 for families (those under five are free), which are available at Betty’s here, the Backus office and City Drugs in the Falls, or online at www.backusab.org. A “Top the Tater” dinner will be held first from 5-6:30 p.m., with admission being $6/person.
  • “Snoasis 3,” presented by the Friends of the Fort Frances Museum, will run Saturday, March 21 from noon-2 p.m. at the Lions Park on Second Street East. There will be various activities, a barbecue, face-painting, hot chocolate/cookies, and more, with admission being free. For more info, call Sherry at 274-7891.
  • Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, March 23 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club will hold its annual general meeting Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.
  • Fort Frances Youth Soccer registration continues Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. The season will run May 4-June 27 (weather permitting), with all games at the St. Francis fields. Coaches and assistant coaches also needed! To help out, e-mail fortfrancesyouthsoccer@gmail.com or visit Fort Frances Youth Soccer on Facebook.
  • The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its regular meeting (via videoconference) on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis School.
  • Northwoods Gallery & Gifts presents its 2015 Bridal Show on Wednesday, March 25 from 6-8 p.m. Pre-register by calling 274-9224.
  • CUPE Local 65 will hold a general membership meeting Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).
  • A free seminar—featuring information on starting a small business—will be held Thursday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Rainy River Future Development Corp. office (upstairs at the credit union). Call 274-3276 to register. Similar sessions will be held April 30 in Emo and May 28 in Rainy River.
  • Riverside Health Care will hold its monthly open board meeting Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.
  • The local Legion will hold a general meeting Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. (downstairs). All members are encouraged to attend.
  • An Ethiopian traditional dinner and business launch presentation will be held Friday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott St.) Tickets cost $20/person, which are available at From the Grind Up. You also can call 276-8452 or go to Tizita’a Catering on Facebook.
  • A handmade arts and crafts festival will be held Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (unless everything is sold by then) at the old CN station.
  • The local celiac/gluten intolerant group will hold its next get-together Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in Room 4 at Donald Young School in Emo. For more info, call Dolores (274-0797) or Gemma (274-9592).
  • The annual Good Friday breakfast, hosted by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, will be held Friday, April 3 at 8 a.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. This year’s guest speaker will be Pastor Brian Keffer of the Zion Lutheran Church. Tickets cost $13 each, will are available at Lidkea Optometry and Green’s Brand Source Home Furnishings.
  • The second-annual “Egg-Stravaganza,” hosted by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, will be held Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Scott Street.
  • The Northern Lights Credit Union will hold its annual general meeting Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous.
  • The Thunder Bay Chill will hold a youth soccer development satellite camp at Fort High on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. (for ages four-eight) and noon (ages nine-16). The cost is $35 (which includes a shirt), with the deadline to register being March 29. Register online at www.thunderbaychill.com