Saturday, January 31, 2015

Around Town

  • The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a roast pork supper today (Jan. 30) at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Admission is $15/person and everyone is welcome.
  • “Let’s Speak Ojibwe,” a six-week session to learn the Ojibwe language in a fun, relaxing atmosphere, will run Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library beginning Jan. 31. Everyone welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). Registration appreciated but not required.
  • “Forget Me Not,” the local Alzheimer Society’s annual charitable dinner, also featuring entertainment and an auction, will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets cost $50 each or $400 for a table of eight, with a $25 tax receipt issued. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-682-0245 or visit the Rendez-Vous or Northwoods Gallery & Gifts (Fort Frances), Dev-Lynne’s (Devlin), or the Emo Inn or Cloverleaf (Emo).
  • The Northwest Catholic District School Board is holding registration for JK and SK, as well as French Immersion (SK and Grade 1), weekdays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s School until Friday, Feb. 6.
  • The Rainy River District School Board is holding Early Years registration from Feb. 2-6. Open houses will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 2-5 p.m. at Robert Moore and on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 2-5 p.m. at J.W. Walker.
  • The Rainy River District School Board will hold its next regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Education Centre (board office). To view the agenda and reports, visit (under Board Information).
  • “Tonic Sol Fa” will perform Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls as part of the Backus Performing Arts Series. Tickets, available at Betty’s in Fort Frances, City Drug and the Backus office in the Falls, or online at, cost $12 for adults, $6 for students, and $25 for families (those under five are free). A “Top the Tater” dinner will be held beforehand from 5-6:30 p.m., with admission being $6/person.
  • The Muskie boys’ hockey team will hold its annual tea and bake sale Saturday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the FFHS cafeteria. There will be a wide array of goodies and penny table prizes, as well as the Muskie photo booth. Admission is $4.
  • The “Friends of the Library” will hold its annual Valentine’s bake sale on Friday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Items can be dropped off  Thursday, Feb. 12 from 5-8 p.m. (all donations greatly appreciated).
  • V-Day Fort Frances 2015 presents a benefit reading of “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets cost $15 in advance (available at the Rainy River District Victim Services Program, Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, From the Grind Up, and The Coffee Landing in International Falls) and $20 at the door. Visit for more info.
  • Calling all artisans who craft with fibre! You’re invited to bring your work to the Fort Frances Museum on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. No expertise required—we will learn from each other. Back elevator entrance will be open.
  • The Rainy River District School Board will conduct a school attendance zone review of the Riverview/Sturgeon Creek boundary on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Riverview gym and Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sturgeon Creek gym. Visit to learn more about the review.
  • A feather painting workshop will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info, call Jean Richards at 275-8930.
  • The Kenora/Rainy River Palliative Care Volunteer Program is looking to train “friendly visitors” to those suffering with chronic or terminal illness. If you are interested, or would like more info, contact Jill Pernsky at 482-3667 or via e-mail at
  • The Rainy River District Stewardship Council is selling white spruce, white cedar, and red pine seedlings. Supplies are limited so pre-order now by calling Kim Jo Bliss at 275-9706. Pick-up will be at the Emo Agricultural Research Station in mid-May.