The Muskie Sports Association is holding a tag day today and tomorrow (Feb. 16-17) at various businesses around town. Come out and support Muskie athletes!
The local Legion ladies will hold their next monthly supper—featuring pork cutlets—today (Feb. 16) at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion. Admission is $13 each and everyone is welcome.
“Curl for Cancer” will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Entry fee is $80 for a four-person team (which also includes supper and a dance), with each team also required to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges towards the Canadian Cancer Society. The social afterwards (featuring music by Night Shift) is open to all, with tickets costing $5 at the door. For more info, call Nadine Johnson (274-6252), Pearl Pidlubny (274-3726), Becky Robinson (274-7652), or the curling club (274-6667).
A free information session on Team Diabetes Canada, hosted by the Canadian Diabetes Association, is slated for Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. For more info, call Tiffany Miller at 1-807-577-4232 ext. 25.
The annual “Community Chest” fundraiser dinner will be held Sunday, Feb. 18 starting at 5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. A reminder that this event is sold out.
Kids & Company presents “Cake and I Scream” on Monday, Feb. 19 at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $10 in advance, available by calling Sharon (486-1209) or Tania (274-0309), or $12 at the door.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Feb. 19 at 6:25 p.m. at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole will meet first at 5.
Entries for this year’s Festival of the Performing Arts must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 19. Syllabus, resource manual, and entry forms are available online at www.ff-festival.com
A Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, hosted by the St. John’s Anglican Church Guild, is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5-7 p.m. in the church basement. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 10. Everyone welcome.
Knox United Church is hosting a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under, and $13 per family. Everyone welcome.
A business information session on the new “Service Excellence” customer service training program will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. at La Flambée.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the board office next to St. Francis School.
The Muskie girls’ hockey team will close out the NorWOSSA regular season by hosting the Dryden Eagles on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena.
The next “Working Through Loss” support luncheon, organized by Koochiching Hospice and Respite, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in International Falls. Call 1-218-283-7058 for more info or to sign up.
A women’s luncheon, hosted by the Atikokan Crisis Centre, is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 21 from noon-1 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-465-3348.
Cake and refreshments will be served Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Clinic in honour of the retirement of Dr. Jas Spencer. Former patients and the public are invited to drop by.
The local Business Women’s Network will hold their next meeting Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the RRDFC office (608 Scott St.) All business and professional women welcome. For more info, call Angela Halvorsen at 274-3276.
Public information sessions on the proposed bio-mass boiler at the Abitibi-Consolidated mill will be held Thursday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Adventure Inn ballroom.
Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Emo Health Centre.
A two-hour group stop smoking session, featuring hypnotherapist Robert Yelland, will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 starting at 2 p.m. at the Adventure Inn. Cost is $100 (cash only). For more info, call 1-905-358-8181.
The M.E.C. “Music for Winter’s Eve” coffee house will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 starting at 7 p.m. at the Little Beaver Lodge. Admission is $5, which includes specialty coffee, desserts, and local live music (cash bar also available). Everyone welcome, but only M.E.C. members are eligible for prizes. Tickets available from Sun Hatfield (274-3327), Lori McKay (274-2116), or Giselle Calder at F.F. General Supply.
The annual “Official Oscar Party,” hosted by the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, will be held Sunday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Tickets cost $50 each (which includes a $25 tax receipt, a $10 entry into the “Oscar Mania” contest, and a variety of appetizers), which are available by calling 274-4803. Proceeds will go towards the CT Scanner fundraising drive.
A public meeting on the Fort Frances clinic will be held Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre. Those wishing to make a presentation (maximum 10 minutes) must register with the town clerk prior to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1.
Parents of Grade 10 students who will be writing the literacy test are encouraged to attend a meeting on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with Parents’ Night at Fort High. A preparatory class will run from March 5-28 at FFHS, with the test itself being written on Thursday, March 29.
Charities interested in attending an information session on lotteries, to be hosted by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario here on April 18, is asked to register at the Civic Centre prior to March 7. The session only will be held if enough charities sign up.
A St. Patrick’s Day seniors’ dance—featuring live music by Marv’s Pine Toppers of Fort Frances—is planned for Thursday, March 15 from 7-10 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Admission is $6, and a light lunch will be served. Everyone welcome.
The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship committee is looking for new members. If you’re interested, contact the FFCBC c/o Box 531, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8, e-mail Jim Cumming at jcumming@fortfrances.com, or call him at 274-5373 (days) or 274-3368 (evenings).

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