“Rough Cut Pine” will perform at the Rainy Lake Square this evening (Aug. 1) from 6-8 p.m. Free concert. Bring a chair.
The Halkirk fire protection team will hold its 28th-annual fish fry on Saturday, Aug. 3 from noon-6 p.m. at the Bear Pass fire hall (Bear Pass Road). A bouncy castle will be on hand again this year. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids (pop and dessert included). There also will be homemade pies for sale. No dogs please!
Stock car racing action goes Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first heat at 7:30 (weather permitting). Vote for “Fans’ Favourite Driver.” Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, with those nine and under being free.
The Times’ office will be closed on Monday, Aug. 5 due to the civic holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. Enjoy the long weekend!
“Pop Up Play” will take place every Thursday until Aug. 22 between 10 a.m.-noon. This event, hosted by the Northwestern Health Unit, will be at a new location each week. Next Thursday (Aug. 8), it will be at the Rainy Lake Square. All ages are welcome. Come out and play!
Celebrate “World Breastfeeding Week” on Thursday, Aug. 8. A special walk with your little ones will start at 11 a.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. The group of parents, family members, grandparents, children and caregivers will then walk to the Rainy Lake Square, meeting there at 11:30. At 11:45, all mothers and babies are invited to join the “Latch Mob” and breastfeed in public. Little kids’ play corner, prizes, and a free lunch. For more info, contact Melissa at 274-9827, ext. 3644.
The Honest Heart Collective will play their brand of passionate, spirited, feel-good, anthemic rock ‘n’ roll at the Rainy Lake Square on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6-8 p.m. Free concert hosted by Tour de Fort. Bring a chair.
The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2019 induction banquet on Saturday, Aug. 10 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets now on sale at Taggs Source for Sports for $40 each.
The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra is holding a “Summer String Camp” for string players of all ages and abilities. Practices will be held at the Ranier Community Building beginning on Sunday, Aug. 11. Registration is not required. The Rainy Lake Sinfonia (youth and less experienced players) will rehearse from 4-5 p.m. each day, Sunday through Thursday. The Rainy Lake Orchestra (adult and advanced students) will practice from 5:30-7 p.m. each day. A free concert will be held on Friday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ranier Community Building. For more information, contact Margaret Sedgwick (807-275-9663) or John Faith at (218-330-4687).
The next “Open Air Art Studio,” presented by Community Living Fort Frances and District, will be held Monday, Aug. 12 from 3-5:30 p.m. at McIrvine Park. The theme will be chromatography canvas art. The session is free, and all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.
The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board’s water levels committee will hold a public meeting on the Rainy and Namakan Lake rule curves on Monday, Aug. 12 starting at 7 p.m. at Rainy River Community College in International Falls.
The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters will make a presentation on the threat of copper mining to Canadian waters on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library.
The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual fall fair will run Aug. 15-17 at the Emo fairgrounds.
The annual “Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival” will run Aug. 16-17 in Nestor Falls. Festival passes available online at
The 17th-annual “Ride for Memories,” presented by the local Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, with start locations in Fort Frances, Dryden, Kenora and Sioux Lookout. A steak dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion in Kenora. Registration is $25 (dinner ticket included). For more info, call toll-free 1-800-682-0245, e-mail, or visit
The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold a brief membership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the curling club. Amendments to bylaws will be discussed, followed by a vote.
“Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin’s Ship,” the newest exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum, will run through Sept. 22. Admission fees apply: Adults $8, family $24, seniors/children six-12 $6.
Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email to make an appointment with local experts.
Tea and scones are back every “Market Thursday” from July 4-Aug. 29. Come to the Fort Frances Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open), with admission being $5. (Cost doesn’t include admission to exhibit.)
The Rainy Lake Market is open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Come see your favourite vendors. If you would like a table or tent please arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Questions about markets? Please call 274 9621.