A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the new Fort Frances Bingo Hall on McIrvine Road will be held today (Sept. 15) at 5 p.m. Coffee and dainties will follow, with a special program of Bingo starting at 6 p.m.
A garage sale will be held today (Sept. 15) until 7 p.m. and again Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the basement at St. John’s Anglican Church.
The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at its McIrvine Road location. This week’s theme is “Meat & Cheese Day.”
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.
A meeting on a proposed commercial fish processing plant in the Lakehead will be held Monday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. (EDT) at 1531 Rosslyn Rd. in Thunder Bay. All commercial fishers are invited to attend. For more info, call Les Tabachak at 1-888-311-0221.
The “Surviving the death of a child” support group, organized through Koochiching Hospice and Respite, will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in International Falls.
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 local Business Women’s Network will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainy River Future Development Corp. office (608 Scott St.) Guest speaker will be Shirley Allen of Coastal Vacations. For more info, call Angela Halvorsen at 274-3276.
The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold registration Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the club. Visit www.fortfrancescurlingclub.ca for all the details.
The Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club will hold its annual drive-thru breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Tim Hortons.
The MS support group will hold its next meeting Thursday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at the day hospital.
Weight Watchers will hold two meetings Thursday, Sept. 21 at the local Legion. Registration is at 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 12:15 and 6 p.m., respectively.
An informational meeting on a district men’s choir is slated for Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church (behind the Adventure Inn).
The “Great Chili Cook-off” and “Great Cake Roulette” will be held Friday, Sept. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Set up is at 10 a.m. in front of Warp 9. Call Marlene McQuarrie (274-4385) or Pat Bird (274-2560) if you’d like to donate a cake. Proceeds towards the Fort Frances Museum’s renovation project.
Kitchen Creek Golf Club will hold its “Windup Weekend” on Sept. 23-24 starting at 9 a.m. both days. Entry fee is $50/person, which includes a breakfast buffet on Saturday and a prime rib dinner on Sunday. Club members are encouraged to participate.
The Emo Speedway will hold its season finale and powder puff races on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.
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
A public meeting on the town’s 2007 budget will be held Monday, Sept. 25 at the Civic Centre prior to the regular meeting of town council. Those wishing to make a presentation are asked to register with Clerk Glenn Treftlin prior to noon on Thursday, Sept. 21.
“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).
The Ear Clinic, Inc., operated by audiologist Brenda Tullio at 261 Scott St., will hold its grand opening Sept. 27-28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Fort High school council will hold its first meeting of the school year on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 7-9 p.m. in the Alice Widurski Library there. Parents interested in getting involved are asked to attend.
Australian Peter Sparrow of Creation Ministries International will be at the New Beginnings Fellowship on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. to teach a session entitled “Dynamic Answers from Genesis.” Bring your questions—and a friend. For more info, call 274-3638 or e-mail nbf@vianet.ca
A “fall harvest breakfast and bake sale,” sponsored by the Emmanuel Christian Academy, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship (beside the Lakeview Trailer Court). There also will be craft activities for children and draw prizes. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, and $15 for families of four or more.
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 annual “Harvest Supper,” organized by Guthrie United Church in Devlin, will be held Sunday, Oct. 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children six-12, and free for those five and under.
A fundraiser for Danielle Lavallie, Scott Witherspoon, and baby Camden will be held Friday, Oct. 13 at the Little Beaver Snow Park (near the landfill site). A spaghetti supper will run from 6-7:30 p.m., followed by a dance featuring “North of the Trax” until midnight. Admission is $20, and donations are welcome.
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.
The local Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, for ages 12-18, meets Wednesdays from 6:15-9:15 p.m. at the Emo Curling Club. There is no cost to join and uniforms are provided free of charge. For more info, contact Commanding Officer Terry Newman at 274-2014.

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