The eighth-annual Gordie Dunville Memorial mixed darts tournament will be held Saturday, March 17 at the local Legion. Entry fee is $30/team. A blind draw doubles event will be held tonight (March 16), with the cost being $10/person.
Big Island First Nation is holding its annual fish derby Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Morson (Brule Pt.) Entry fee is $25 for adults and $5 for kids. There will be cash prizes for the largest fish, as well as other draws and prizes. Coffee/canteen also will be available. For more info, call Wes at 488-5602.
A St. Patrick’s feast will be held Saturday, March 17 starting at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.) Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10.
The annual “Midnight Tokers” social, featuring music by Adrian Chapman, will be held Saturday, March 17 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. Tickets are available at Skates & Blades or by calling Brent at 274-2409. Proceeds to Special Olympics.
A program on the history of fire towers in Voyageurs National Park is slated for Sunday, March 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Visitors Center (located east of International Falls).
The Columbus Club will hold a St. Paddy’s supper on Sunday, March 18, starting with a social at 5 p.m. and then dinner at 6. Tickets, available at St. Mary’s Church office, cost $10 for adults (children 12 and under are free).
Children’s author Elaine Wagner will be at the Fort Frances Public Library on Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to share her book, “Meshom and the Little One.” The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments. For more info, call the library at 274-9870.
Fort Frances Youth Soccer will hold registration Tuesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the concourse area of the Memorial Sports Centre. The season will run from April 30-June 21.
The “Surviving the death of a child support group,” sponsored by Koochiching Hospice and Respite, will hold its next meeting Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in International Falls. Judy Kielczewski once again will be the facilitator.
The local Business Women’s Network will hold its next meeting Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. All business and professional women welcome. For more info, call Angela Halvorsen at 274-3276.
A volunteer working luncheon, hosted by Koochiching Hospice and Respite, will be held Thursday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in International Falls.
The Northwestern Health Unit’s office in Emo is holding an open house to celebrate its new location (76 Front St.) on Thursday, March 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold its next open board meeting Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.
The launch of the “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign for the new Fort Frances Public Library here will be held Friday, March 23. There will be a ribbon-cutting at noon at the site (corner of Second Street East and Reid Avenue), followed by refreshments, music, and lots of fun at the library from 4-6 p.m.
The local “Breaking Bread for Women” potluck dinner, a fundraiser to support education projects for Afghan girls and women, will be held Sunday, March 25 at 5 p.m. at Knox United Church. The suggested donation is $10, but all donations are appreciated.
The Canadian Armed Forces will hold a career information session on Monday, March 26 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. For more information, call toll-free 1-866-462-2769.
The Fort Frances Horticultural Society will hold its first meeting of the year on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the old CN station. Membership costs $10. All are welcome.
The Atikokan Crisis Centre is holding its free monthly luncheon for women on Tuesday, March 27 from noon-1 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. For more info or to pre-register, call 1-800-465-3348.
The 2007 Bridal Show, presented by Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, will be held there Wednesday, March 28 from 6-8 p.m. There also will be draws, refreshments, and bridal gift bags. Pre-register by calling 274-9224.
The Beta Sigma Phi sorority is holding its annual “Daffodil Day,” a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, on Friday, March 30. Pre-order forms have been distributed to local businesses, with the cost being $6 per bunch or two bunches for $10.
The Border Skating Club’s 35th-annual ice show, this year entitled “High School Musical” and featuring guest skater Chris Mabee, will be held Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. and again Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Advance tickets available at the front desk of the arena and Skates & Blades. Tickets also will be available at the door.
The Kidney Foundation’s annual door-to-door canvass will be held during March. Please welcome the volunteers and give generously in order to fund medical research, patient services programs, and public education, as well as promote organ donations.

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