The Muskie football team will open its season today (Sept. 8) against East Kildonan at Muskie Field. Kick-off is at 3 p.m. and spectators are welcome.
The annual “Ride for Memories” (a fundraiser for the local Alzheimer Society) will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 starting at 8:30 a.m. from The Harbourage. For more info, call Margaret Schonewille at 1-800-682-0245.
The annual “Fly-in, Drive-in BBQ” will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Fort Frances Airport. A pancake breakfast is slated from 9-11 a.m., followed by a barbecue from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 10. For more info, call Bruce Caldwell at 274-3070.
The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at its McIrvine Road location.
The Cyclone Swim Club will hold registration Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. A fundraising garage sale then will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m.-noon at 1022 River Rd. W.
A community barbecue will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 at the New Beginnings Fellowship, starting with children’s games at 4:40 p.m., then supper at 6 p.m., followed by music with Steve Tucker and family from Duluth, Mn. at 7 p.m. Donations of canned or dry food for David’s Deli also welcomed.
Stock car racing at the Emo Speedway goes Saturday, Sept. 9, with hot laps starting at 7 p.m. and the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting). This week is the Keith McNally Memorial and fan appreciation night.
“Swing Delivery” of Grand Rapids, Mn. will perform Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Backus auditorium in International Falls. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door for adults, $5 in advance and at the door for students, and $25 in advance and $30 at the door for families (Canadian money at par). They are available in Fort Frances at Betty’s.
The D. Rangers of Winnipeg will perform in concert on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in the big red barn at the Cornell Farm off La Vallee Road North. Tickets cost $12 in advance, which are available at Cornell Farms (486-3477), their booth at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market, and Greensides Store in Devlin, or $15 at the door.
An old-fashioned pig roast will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Dance Community Hall. Admission is $10, with children five and under free. Proceeds to go towards maintaining the hall.
The La Verendrye hospital auxiliary will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 at noon at St. John’s Anglican Church. Tickets cost $10 each, which can be purchased at the hospital gift shop, Pharmasave, or Shoppers Drug Mart.
‘AA’ hockey tryouts will be held Monday, Sept. 11 at the Ice for Kids Arena, starting with PeeWee at 5:45 p.m. and followed by Bantam, and again on Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 5:45 p.m. for Atom, followed by Midget.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:55 p.m. at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole will meet first at 5:30.
The Rainy River Valley Field Naturalists will hold their annual general meeting Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Rainy River Future Development Corp. office (608 Scott St.) Everyone welcome. Call 274-3817 for more info.
The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association will hold registration on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the Emo Arena. First-time registrants must bring along their birth certificate. A late fee will apply to those registering after these dates.
The Emo Figure Skating Club will hold registration Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. upstairs at the Emo Arena. For more info, contact president Jodi Boisvert (852-1320) or head coach Gerry-Lynn Cousineau (274-7067).
The AWANA kids’ club (for ages five and up) will hold its registration on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6-6:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church (720 Morrison Cres.), followed by the kick-off meeting. Questions? Call Dan Biddeson (274-5929) or Doug Wright (274-6971).
The Border Skating Club will hold registration for its CANSkate program on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Cost is $250 plus fundraising requirements. Registration for advanced programs also will be held at this time.
Fort Frances Wado Kai will hold regular classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. starting Sept. 12 in the J.W. Walker School gym. For more info, contact Chris Bazinet at 274-4788).
The Alpha course will be offered at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church starting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. The evening begins with a meal, followed by small group studies. For more info, call 274-3638 ext. 21 or e-mail nbf@vianet.ca
The J.W. Walker school council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the school library. All parents/guardians are invited to attend.
The “Working Through Loss” support luncheon, hosted by Koochiching Hospice and Respite, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in International Falls.
The Columbus Club will hold a country rib dinner (catered by Nadine Johnson) on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the St. Mary’s Church hall. A social starts at 5 p.m., followed by supper at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, which are available in advance only at the rectory.
The Lac La Pluie scotch club will hold its monthly gathering on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. Call 274-6239 for more info.
The Rainy River District Logging and Safety Committee will meet Friday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Adventure Inn. Members and guests welcome.
The annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 from the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station) to Pither’s Point. Registration is at 1 p.m., with the run getting underway at 2 p.m. Pledge forms are available at the Volunteer Bureau and Community Living Fort Frances and District transitional services office (338 Scott St.)
Register for the next session of “Moms & Babes,” which will run each Monday at 10 a.m. from Sept. 18-Oct. 30 at the Energy Fitness Centre. The fee is $10. Call 274-9827 ext. 239 to sign up.
“Kindermusik,” for children up to age seven, will hold 16 weekly sessions starting Monday, Sept. 18. Register with instructor Melanie Bodnar on Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 271 Scott St. (back entrance). For more info, call 274-6805.
The public is invited to the annual general meeting of the local Canadian Mental Health Association on Wednesday, Sept. 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature guest speaker Lisa Laco, a tribute to the late Cliff McIntosh, and an auction of photographs. The cost to attend is $2, with pre-registration encouraged by calling 274-2347.
The Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club will hold its annual drive-thru breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Tim Hortons.
Alfie Zappacosta will perform a “stage door” performance at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $30 each, with proceeds going to the Arthritis Society. Call 1-807-345-9535 ext. 5 to get yours.
The annual fall blood donor clinic will be held at Fort Frances High School on Monday, Sept. 25 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m. Appointments preferred by calling 1-888-236-6283 or by visiting www.blood.ca
“tour de Fort” kicks off its 2006/07 season with fiddling sensation “Fidello” on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Passports, which cost $95 each for six shows, are available at www.tourdefort.com or by calling Barb MacDonell (274-2544).
An “old bags” luncheon, organized by the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, is slated for Saturday, Sept. 30 at noon at the Fort Frances High School cafeteria. Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at Cousineau Brokers, the 364 Store, and Sunset Country Ford, or by calling Joan Allison at 274-9484. There also will be entertainment and games, as well as individually-designed bags to be won.
A bow-making and gift basket workshop is planned for Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1-4 p.m. at the Fine Line Gallery. Cost is $30 (includes all supplies except basket). To register or for more information, call the gallery at 274-1269.
The Fort Frances Public Library currently is taking registrations for its fall children’s programs. Call 274-9870 for more details.
Businesses and organizations are invited to participate in a seniors’ lifestyle expo scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Frances High School. To register a booth or for more information, call the Northwestern Health Unit at 274-9827 ext. 239.

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