Atown (Feb 27)

The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper–featuring roast beef–on Friday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. Bring a friend!
Backus Community Centre is presenting “Church of Cash” at the Backus Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Church of Cash is a world class Johnny Cash Tribute that stays loyal to the songs and message of the Man in Black. Tickets are $12 for adults; $5 for children age 6 to 18; kids under 5 free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The United Native Friendship Centre will be hosting a public Family Culture Day, Saurday, Feb. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Couchiching multi-use centre. Outdoor activites, including showshoeing, boot hockey and skating are open to all. Dress for the weather! Fun, games and food for the whole family! Snacks, drinks and lunch provided.
The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is again offering Income Tax preparation for low income residents. We will begin accepting forms March 16 at the Volunteer Bureau at 140 Fourth St. West. We will be available Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions please call us at 274-9555
The 5th Annual Chiefs Women’s Hockey Tournament will be held from Feb. 28 – March 1 at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena). Admission is $10 for a weekend pass and $5 for a day pass. Penny table and other prizes available.
The Fort Frances Curling Club is hosting a Rock the Roof curling bonspiel fundraiser, on Feb. 28. Register by February 22, by calling 807-274-6667. Cost is $200 per team.
The Fort Frances Muskie Boys will take on the Red Lake Rams in game 2 of the NorWOSSA semi-finals at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Ice for Kids Arena. Tickets are $8 for adults; $2 for students; and free for children under 12.
The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is accepting applications for AA Coaches for the 2020/2021 season until Saturday, Feb. 29. Please submit your coaching qualifications, experience and philosophy in writing to ffmhawebmaster@outlook.com
The 38th Annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival will take place at the Nestor Falls Community Hall beginning Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8. Come on out for a weekend of fun activities for the entire family, including a fish cook-off, fish derby and “All you can eat” pancake and sausage breakfast.
The Rainy River Figure Skating Club presents “Blades on Broadway” for two shows only; Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and under; kids 4 & under are free.
The Fort Frances Public Library will be holding a 55+ Movie Matinee at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13. The library will be showing “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood” starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, 109 minutes, rated PG.
Guthrie United Church will be holding a Spring Fling tea and bake sale at the Devlin Hall from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21st. Desserts, a penny table, a bake table and a cookie walk are planned for the afternoon. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for ages 6-12; kids under 5 are free.
The Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. #29 will be holding a PJs and Pearl’s Gala fundraiser, Saturday April 4. Tickets are limited, costing $60 before March 15, $70 after, and can be reserved by calling Christina McDougall, at 807-271-4292, or e-mail pcmcdougall2018@outlook.com
The Fort Frances Public Library holds a number of weekly events for kids of all ages:
•Tween Club Tuesdays are held every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. Join us each Tuesday afternoon for fun and informative activities geared for youth.
•Story Time Wednesdays are held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Read, play, and make new friends with parents, caregivers and children. This free program is filled with stories, finger rhymes and songs.
•Baby Time Thursdays are held every Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories that will make your baby smile.
•Craft Club Saturdays are held every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop-in and create some wild and wacky crafts to take home! Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.
The Rainy River District Right Relations Circle meets at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre. New participants are always welcome. For more info, email rightrelationsrrd@gmail.com
A TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.). TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals. First meeting is free. For more info, contact 807-577-5924.
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, 908aircadets@gmail.com or facebook.com/908AirCadets.