Couchiching’s 10th-annual pow-wow goes through Sunday at the Nanicost grounds. Warm-ups will be held today (June 23) at 7 p.m., with grand entries on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. There also will be concessions and daily feasts. For more info, call Debbie (274-3228) or Donna (274-4422).
Heron Landing’s second-annual Men’s Open will be held June 24-25. Entry fee is $115, which includes a practice round today. Sign up early as space is limited.
The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at its McIrvine Road location. This week’s theme is
Stock car racing will be held at the Emo Speedway on Saturday, June 24 (weather permitting). Hot laps are at 7 p.m., with the first race at 7:30. Go-kart obstacle course races and powder puff also will be featured this week.
The Muskie football program will hold a spring camp for all potential players (including those just completing Grade 8) on June 25-29 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Muskie Field. Raffle tickets for the Touchdown Club’s Grey Cup package are available for $10 each at various locations around town as well as from editor Mike Behan at the Times office.
The Fort Frances Horticultural Society will hold its next monthly meeting Monday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Lions Park. Bring a hot dish for a potluck supper (as well as your own utensils and plates), with the meeting and games to follow. Everyone welcome.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, June 26 at — p.m. at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole will meet first at —.
The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, June 27 at 5 p.m. at the Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.)
The Atikokan Crisis Centre will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Everyone welcome, with memberships available for $5 each.
The bike club will hold its next ride Tuesday, June 27 starting at 6:10 p.m. at Skates & Blades. For more info, call Chris at 274-6180 or 274-3470, or e-mail
The Rainy River District School Board will hold its next regular meeting Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Robert Moore School.
You are invited to discuss the “Da Vinci Code” on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Covenant Church (1027 King’s Highway).
“Mall Days,” hosted by the BIA in conjunction with Fun in the Sun, will be held Thursday, May 29 on the 200 and 300 blocks of Scott Street. Rain date is Friday, June 30.
The annual Mini-Queen contest, open to district girls aged four-seven, is slated for Thursday, June 29 at 11 a.m. on the stage on the 200 block of Scott Street. Those interested must pre-register before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at the Chamber of Commerce office or with Gloria Wood.
A seniors’ barbecue, also featuring live entertainment, an antique car display, and penny auction, will be held Thursday, June 29 from noon-2 p.m. at Rainycrest Home for the Aged (rain or shine). All seniors are welcome, with admission being $6. Proceeds to the Rainycrest Activation Program and equipment.
Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold its annual meeting Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Activity Depot in Rainy River.
A seniors’ dance, featuring music by Marv’s Pine-Toppers of Fort Frances, will be held Thursday, June 29 from 7-10 p.m. at the Bob Walls Memorial Union Hall in International Falls. Admission is a $4 donation, and a lunch will be served.
English-style fish ’n chips will be served at St. John’s Anglican Church on Friday, June 30 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
“Meet Me at the Border” festivities will be held Friday, June 30, including dragon boat races at the Sorting Gap Marina at 2 p.m. and an across-the-river tug-of-war at 4 p.m. A family barbecue will follow at Smokey Bear Park in International Falls.
The annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic, featuring entertainment by Thunder Bay musicians “Jim & I,” as well as special guest Franklin the Turtle, will be held Friday, June 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Legion Park. Tickets cost $3, which are available in advance at the Fort Frances Public Library. All ages welcome (don’t forget to bring your teddy bear, blanket, sandwich, and smile).
Hot air balloon rides will be offered Friday, June 30 from 6-9 p.m. and again Saturday, July 1 from 7-9:30 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. (weather permitting) in the area in front of the Holiday Inn in International Falls.
The annual M.E.C. July 1 golf tournament is now accepting paid entries ($25 each) to John Bagacki, Ron Bridgeman, and Freddie Beck. The cut-off date for entries is June 24.
The Fort Frances annual volleyball camp, for males and females aged 12-16, will be held July 3-7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. The headline coach will be Andy Mather of Boston College and camp tuition is $165. For more info or to register, contact Duane Roen at Fort Frances High School (274-7747).
“River Theatre,” a summer musical theatre program directed by Renée Martin-Brown, will be held in Emo on July 3-7 for children aged eight-11 and July 24-28 for those 12-16. The program costs $125, with a $20 late registration fee after June 16. To register or for more info, call 482-3055 or e-mail
The CNIB’s eye van is coming to Rainycrest on July 4-15.
The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual fall fair is coming up Aug. 14-19 in Emo and it’s time to start thinking about your entries. Visit or get this year’s fair book by calling Jan Judson at 482-2428.
The M.E.C. summer fishing derby, featuring categories for walleye, northern, and crappie, will run until Aug. 31. No weigh-ins. Register at Witherspoon’s One-Stop.

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