“Trunk or Treat 2019” will take place this evening (Oct. 31)from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre parking lot. Stop by and get treats from participants who will be there showing off their decorated vehicles. Free hot dogs for kids, contests, prizes and more. Any questions? Please call 274-9879.
Fine Line Art Gallery will hold a grand opening at its new location at 326 Scott St. on Friday, Nov. 1 from 1-7 p.m. Join them for a ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. Coffee, tea, and cookies compliments of Tess’ Kitchen. Silent auction table with bids accepted up to and including Nov. 15.
“Pink the Rink Night” will take place on Friday, Nov. 1 when the Fort Frances Lakers host the Thunder Bay North Stars at 7:30 p.m. at Ice for Kids Arena. Wear something pink in support of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and help raise funds for a great cause. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for those 12 and under, and free for those under five.
“Thinking of Pinky” will play at the Legion on Friday, Nov. 1 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Come dressed for the Legion’s Halloween party. Cash prizes for best costumes. A $5 cover charge for non-members. Age of majority.
Free tipping day (for yard and garden waste only) will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the local landfill.
Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. at 616 Mowat Ave. (Circle of Life Centre). Get updates, ask questions, and share ideas. Everyone welcome. Questions? Email or call JoAnne at 275-6284.
The Muskie boys’ hockey team will host the Thunder Bay Minor Midget Kings in exhibition action this weekend. They will play on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at The Duke, then face off again at 7:15 p.m. at Ice for Kids Arena. The teams will face off once again Sunday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. at ’52 Canadians Arena. Season tickets apply. Admission is $8 for adults, $2 for students, and kids under 12 free.
The Muskie football team will be partnered up with Boston Pizza on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and again from 4:30-7:30 p.m. as celebrity servers. Come out and show your community spirit and order any large pizza to support the team’s playoff run. The team will be there to help take your order and bring you your drinks. To help things run smoothly, please call Boston Pizza ahead of time to make a reservation at (274-2727).
“Navigating the Teen Years,” a presentation by Peggy Mason for parents about teenage high-risk activities including alcohol and drug abuse, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Valley Adult Learning Association’s learning office (241C Second St. East). Guest speaker Hugh Dennis. Everyone welcome.
Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy will hold its grand opening on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium (upstairs at the arena). Ribbon cutting, prizes, coffee, cake, and more! Everyone welcome.
The Friends of the Fort Frances Museum will hold its eighth-annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser, this year tying into the new Prohibition exhibit, on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the museum. It also will feature “giggle water,” hors d’oeuvres, live music, auctions, and games. Tickets cost $30 in advance (available at the museum, library, and From the Grind Up) and $35 at the door.
“What’s the Difference,” a Fort High musical revue about numbers, will be staged Nov. 7-9 at the Townshend Theatre. Start time is 7 p.m. each night. Tickets available at Northwoods and at the door. Cost is $10/adults, $8/seniors and students.
Sgt. Wilson’s Airforce Show will take to the stage on Friday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. upstairs at the local Legion. Enjoy the music of the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, and others. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Available in the Club Room or from the office (274-0129).
All seniors are invited to an Anishinaabe cultural awareness seminar which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre. Wild rice soup and bannock will be served. Hosted by local elders and featuring several presentations along with discussion time afterwards. For more info, call Cindy at 274-7656.
Fine Line Art Gallery will hold its Christmas Open House Extravaganza on Friday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at their new location (326 Scott St.). Silent auction. If you’re a local artist and would like to showcase your talent, stop by the gallery or call 274-2242.
The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. They meet Monday nights now through June 11, 2020 in the arena auditorium. Ages 12-18 welcome. Registration is ongoing through the year. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, or
The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club will hold bingo at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) every Friday at 1:30 p.m. through the end of November. Everyone aged 55+ welcome!
Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email to make an appointment with local experts.