Around Town

The Fort Frances Library will be hosting a motorcycle themed movie night, Friday, Sept. 18. Redrum Motocycle Club will be in the parking lot from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to meet fellow bikers and raise awareness for their club’s charity work. Movies to follow are Incredibles 2 at 7:30 and The Wild Ones at roughly 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per carload, per film. The Redrum event is free of charge.

The Redrum Motorcycle Club Treaty #3 chapter will be holding its first annual Chaarity Poker Run, September 19. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Treaty #3 clubhouse, Fire Route #135 Hwy 11/71. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. 50/50 tickets and canteen available. Proceeds to benefit Bear Clan Patrol Fort Frances, UNFC and Riverside Foundation. Fort more information, contact James Eastman at 807-276-2332.

Attention Bowlers! Join us at Plaza Lanes for the Thursday Afternoon Bowling League. Bowling starts at 1:00 p.m. and is open to male and female bowlers of all ages. COVID-19 safety is in place and masks are mandatory. For more information or to register call Debbie at 274-9160.

The Emo Legion is bringing back its Beer and Burger for $5 event, Friday, September 25, at 5 p.m. Dine in and take-out are available. Call 482-2250 to arrange take-out.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 29 are selling homemade lasagnas to raise program funds. Cost is $10 a pan, with pick-up on Sept. 21. Visit the Ladies Auxiliary on Facebook or call Joanne at 274-5932 to order.

The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club is looking for volunteers to help construct a pole barn. Dates and times to be determined. E-mail if you would like to help.

The Salvation Army has re-opened to customers. Hours have been modified, running Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations can be dropped at the door between 1 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Rainy Lake Market runs each Thursday, from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m., at Rainy Lake Square, featuring local venders and crafters.

The Fort Frances Public Library now offers curbside pick-up. Place your chosen items on hold by calling 274-9879, Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or e-mail When your item is ready, you’ll be contacted. Pick-up is available from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call from your car for parking lot delivery.

The Valley Adult Learning Association is offering a variety of free online courses for adults age 19 or older. The courses are available in live format or independent learning modules, and technology supports may be available for those who meet criteria. For more information or course descriptions call Barb or Kim at 274-3553, or email

Seven Generations Education Institute has organized a free online light yoga class for students, staff and community members. Everyone is welcome! All skill levels can participate. The sessions are Thursdays at noon. Email Andrea Sweigard at for the online meeting link and instructions.

The Fort Frances Public Library will be posting online storytime videos on their Facebook page every Wednesday. Join Miss Sam as she shares storytime with you over the internet.

Fort Frances Rocks is a Facebook community designated for people in and around Fort Frances to paint, hide, discover and share unique and fun rock art. Check out the page for some guidelines for taking part in painting you own rocks or finding other contributors rocks in the community.

Anishinaabemodaa – Waking up Ojibwe – is a partnership between Seven Generations Institute, SayitFirst and the Rainy River District School Board. Their Facebook page posts videos and other resources to give First Nations kids, a way to hear and learn their own language.

The Fort Frances EarlyON Child and Family Centre has been posting fun craft and activity ideas on their Facebook page, that families can do at home.

The Emo EarlyON Child and Family Centre is placing craft kits outside the centre each week. Check them out on Facebook to see what’s new.