Thursday, April 17, 2014

Around Town

  • The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in Game 1 of the SIJHL final today (April 11) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena, with Game 2 set for Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
  • A “Spring Fling,” hosted by Guthrie United Church, is planned for Saturday, April 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. There also will be a cookie walk and bake sale, as well as a silent auction featuring refurbished Sunday School chairs. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under.
  • La Flambée will hold its annual “Spring Soiree” on Saturday, April 12.
  • An M.E.C. Steak House Burger Bingo is set for Sunday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the arena auditorium.
  • The annual Festival of the Performing Arts continues April 14-16 (English Drama) at various venues. Admission is $2 per session. The “Highlights Concert” is slated for Sunday, May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Visit www.ff-festival.com for a complete schedule.
  • Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole will meet first at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Rainy Lake Orchestra will present a spring concert Monday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the “Great Room” at the Fort Frances Public Library. Refreshments will be provided by the “Friends of the Library.”
  • The Mill 100th Anniversary committee will hold its next meeting Monday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum.
  • Safe Communities Rainy River District will host an information meeting Tuesday (April 15) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the ambulance garage on Scott Street. Community partners and anyone interested in getting involved in some safety initiatives are welcome to attend.
  • The Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association will hold its annual meeting/election of board members Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the ’52 Canadians Arena boardroom. New board members welcome. For more info, visit www.ffgwha.com
  • The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis School.
  • “Relay for Life” 2014—to be held overnight on June 20 at Fort High—will hold an information night Wednesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. For more info or to register a team, contact Jennifer Anderson at 276-4594).
  • A “Spring Fever” open mic night is set for Wednesday, April 16 from 7-10 p.m. at From the Grind Up. Sign up there or find them on Facebook.
  • The local MS Self-Help Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, April 17 at 10 a.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.
  • The annual Good Friday breakfast—a non-denominational event hosted by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club—is set for Friday, April 18 at 8 a.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets cost $10 each, which are available at Green’s Brandsource and Lidkea Optometry, as well as from club members.
  • FFYS reminds anyone wishing to participate in “The Chill” satellite soccer skills camp—slated for Friday, April 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 9-10:30 a.m.—to register online at www.thunderbaychill.com (the deadline is April 20). The cost is $40 and you do not have to be registered with the FFYS to take part.
  • A “Living with Stroke” program will run April 25-May 29 at La Verendrye General Hospital. For more info, call Marilyn Erwin at 274-3266 ext. 4542.
  • The 31st-annual Ducks Unlimited dinner/auction will be held Friday, May 2 in the arena auditorium, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. Tickets, which cost $50/person or $90/couple, are available at the Fort Frances Times. The early-bird cut-off date is April 16.
  • “Splash of Bold,” a watercolour/acrylics collage by Anne Siciliano, runs until May 3 at the Pictograph Gallery in Atikokan (located on the lower level of the Voyageur Mall). The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from noon-3 p.m.
  • Fort Frances Minor Hockey will hold its annual awards night (for all divisions) on Sunday, May 11 starting at 5:15 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. No admission charge and players’ supper provided.
  • Fort Frances Minor Hockey will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Ice For Kids Arena conference room. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
  • The Emo and District Lions Club will host a “Sunset Gourmet Lunch” on Saturday, May 17 from noon-3 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Tickets available from all club members or by calling 482-3788, with proceeds going towards new equipment for the Emo Health Centre.