“Footloose The Musical” will be performed tonight, Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 on the stage at the Townshend Theatre. The Fort High production will run from 7:30-10 p.m. each evening. Adults $10, students $8. Tickets available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts or at the door.
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services will hold a “Children’s Wellness BBQ” on Friday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 601 Victoria Ave. The public is invited to have a free lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and cake. There will also be educational and prevention information on site.
“Relay for Life” will hold a garage sale fundraiser on Friday, May 10 from 4-7 p.m. and again Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the East End Hall.
“The Phoenix Project” will play at the Legion on Friday, May 11 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. A $5 cover charge for non-members. Attendance prizes. It’s also 50/50 draw night.
Free tipping day (for yard and garden waste only) will be held Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the local landfill.
A fish fry, hosted by the Emo-Devlin United Churches, will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Walleye, homemade fries, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert. Adults $18, children six-12 $10, and kids five and under free. Tickets can be bought from Trudy Badiuk (486-3301), Diane Bonot (486-3629), Kathy Bodnar (486-1053) or Joyce Meyers (482-2-86) or at the door.
Borderland Community Orchestra will perform a Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Special guest is the Borderland District Choir. Admission at the door–$12 for adults, children under 12 free.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, May 13 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
A roast beef supper will be held on Wednesday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, veggies, salads, homemade pies, coffee, and tea. Cost is $15 for adults; $7 for children ages five-10; free for children under five. Everyone welcome.
Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board will its annual general meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Copper River Inn. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
“Elvis” will be performing at the Rainy Lake Square on Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Free concert. Bring a chair.
The 49th-annual Manitou Fish Fry, hosted by the Rainy River First Nations’ chief and council, will be held Friday, May 17 starting at 4 p.m. at the RRFN pow-wow grounds (just north of the Highway 11/71 junction). Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.
“Rockin’ For A Reason,” presented by La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will be held on Friday, May 24 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the Spring Market at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Donations can be made at their booth. All proceeds go to local health care.
“Friends of the Library” will hold their annual book sale on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Donations welcome. Please drop off books at the library the week prior to the sale.
The Mill Alumni will hold its seventh-annual banquet on Thursday, May 30 at the local Legion starting with social hour at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $30 each and are available at the Sister Kennedy Centre and From the Grind Up as well as from committee members Ed (274-5237), Herman (274-9520), Al (486-0360), Don (274-9139), Robert (274-6435), or Stan (274-5083). Tickets must be purchased before May 21.
The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the Heron Landing (Couchiching). The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6. Proceeds to the homelessness program and the women’s shelter program. To register, contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or or David Beach at 276-0464 or
The “Market Garden” is now open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. until May 25 at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Assorted teas, jewellery, baby clothes, homemade crafts, and more. Call Connie at 274-3785 to get your table.
The Northwest Training & Adjustment Board will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Seven Generations Education Institute (the Circle Room at the Nanicost Complex). Please RSVP by May 27. Get free tickets at Eventbrite: You can also call (807) 223-3813 or email:
The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion (250 Church St.).
Business will include election of officers, presentation of audit, and other business as deemed necessary. All current members urged to attend; new members welcome.
FIREFLY will hold its annual general meeting on Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. in FIREFLY Room L08, 820 Lakeview Drive, Kenora. Everyone welcome.
Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am a kind man) healing circles, led by elder Buddy Loyie, are being held every Monday at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (use the First Street entrance). Start time us 4:30 p.m. For more info, contact Sheila McMahon at 274-8541.