The final “tour de Fort” concert of the 2006/07 season will be held today (April 13) at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. A “Passport Holder Appreciation Night” will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. in the FFHS cafeteria, where passports for the 2007/08 season will be available for $95 each (six shows).
Fort Dance Studio presents its sixth-annual General Division recital, “The British Are Coming,” on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets, available at Betty’s and at the door, cost $11 for adults/students and $8 for children/seniors.
The “Pairs ’n Squares” will hold their next square dance, featuring caller Charlie McCullough, on Saturday, April 14 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Robert Moore School. Visitors and spectators welcome. A workshop will be held first from 3-5 p.m., followed by a potluck supper at 5:15.
“Miracle services,” featuring missionary evangelist Mark Davy, will be held Sunday, April 15 to Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship (1301 Mill Rd.) Call 274-3638 ext. 21 for more info. All welcome.
The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is continues with the Piano division on April 16-19 and Instrumental on April 19-20, followed by the highlights concert on May 5 (with proceeds from that going to the “Building for the Future” library fundraising campaign).
The “Go Project,” featuring story-telling, worship, and music sponsored by Rainy River District United Churches, will be held Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church. A free-will offering will be taken. Everyone welcome!
Fort Frances Minor Hockey will hold its annual awards night for the IP2, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget leagues on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the arena auditorium. Admission is free.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next meeting Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the board office next to St. Francis School.
Fort Frances Minor Hockey will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ice for Kids conference room. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
The “Surviving the death of a child” support group, organized by Koochiching Hospice and Respite, will hold its next monthly meeting Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in International Falls.
An information night for prospective foster/adoptive parents will be held Wednesday, April 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Family and Children’s Services (located in the old Fort Frances High School building). The evening will include presentations and door prizes. For more info, call Christa at 274-7787 ext. 226.
The local MS support group will hold its next meeting Thursday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at the day hospital.
Family and Children’s Services will hold an open board meeting Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of Suite 200 at 240 First St. E. (old Fort Frances High School).
“Spring Fever Days” will run April 19-21 in Emo. Check out the special edition published in the Fort Frances Times on April 18 for a complete schedule of events.
The Rainy River District Logging & Safety Committee will hold a meeting Friday, April 20 at 3 p.m. at the Emo Legion, with guest speaker Rod Brown of the OPP to talk about commercial speed enforcement. A supper to follow. Confirm your attendance by calling Emily Watson at 274-3988.
A “Stand Up for Mental Health” comedy night, featuring Vancouver comic and mental health counsellor David Granirer, will be held Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets cost $10 in advance (available at the Rendez-Vous, Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, the local CMHA office, Good Impressions Printing, and the Fort Frances Times) or $15 at the door.
“Old Koochiching,” an original musical play by Ranier resident Douglas Skrief celebrating the origins of Koochiching County, will be held Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Backus Auditorium in International Falls. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students (U.S.), which will be available at the door.
The “Old Bags Lunch,” hosted by the Riverside Foundation for Health Care and originally scheduled for last fall, now will be held Saturday, April 21 at noon in the Fort High cafeteria. Tickets cost $15 each, which includes a bagged lunch, entertainment, and lots of fun and games. A wide assortment of new, almost new, and designer bags also will be up for grabs. Tickets are available at the 364 Store, Cousineau Brokers, and Sunset Country Ford, or by calling 274-4803.
The 29th-annual Kiwanis TV auction will be held Saturday, April 21 from 1-6 p.m. on Channel 10. See a complete list of items in the April 16 edition of the Daily Bulletin and the April 18 edition of the Times.
“Lava and Bones,” a puppetry stilt dance and song performed by Mortal Coil, will be held Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more info, call Sharon (486-1209), Tania (274-0309), or Kim (274-1979).
The acoustic worship band “Once Lost,” along with the inspirational mime group, “Speechless,” from Providence College, will perform Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Fellowship Church on Webster Avenue (across from Mohawk).
The annual spring blood donor clinic will be held Wednesday, April 25 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and again Thursday, April 26 from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m. at Fort Frances High School. Call 1-888-236-6283 or visit www.blood.ca to make an appointment.
A turkey supper, hosted by the local Legion Ladies Auxiliary, will be held Friday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion. Cost is $13 each, and everyone is welcome.
A spring cattle and bull sale, hosted by the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association, will be held Saturday, April 28 at the Stratton sales barn starting at 9 a.m. (bulls sold at noon). Lunch provided. For more info, call Russ Richards at 487-2472.
The Rainy River District retired nurses will hold their annual retirement dinner Monday, April 30 at the Legion. Social hour is from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by supper. For more info, call Pat (274-9460), Goldie (274-3889), or Carol (487-2542).
The Fort Frances Girls’ and Women’s Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Ice for Kids Arena. Volunteers are needed to fill board positions.
The annual “Hooked on Talent” vocal contest will be held Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Backus Auditorium in International Falls. Open to those aged 14 and over. Call 1-218-283-9641 for more details.
“Dancing Fiddles,” a two-hour concert featuring Canadian fiddle champion Scott Woods, will be held Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day) at 7 p.m. at Knox United Church. Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at Fort Frances General Supply and Sight & Sound.
Fort Frances Little League is now taking registrations for the 2007 season. Registration forms are available at Skates & Blades and Taggs Source for Sports.
Corporate memberships to Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. are now available for $3 each at La Verendrye Hospital. These must be purchased prior to 4 p.m. on April 29 in order to be a voting member at the annual meeting June 28 in Emo. For more info, call 274-4825.
Register now for the Lakehead U. Thunderwolves’ hockey school, which will run July 30-Aug. 3 at the Memorial Sports Centre. Space is limited. For more info, visit thunderwolveshockey.com or call 1-807-766-7285.

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