“Spring Fever Days” continues today and tomorrow (April 20-21) in Emo. Check out the special edition published in Wednesday’s Times for a complete schedule of events.
A “Stand Up for Mental Health” comedy night, featuring Vancouver comic and mental health counsellor David Granirer, will be held today (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 today (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 on page B5 of Wednesday’s Times.
“Lava and Bones,” a puppetry stilt dance and song performed by Mortal Coil as part of the Kids & Company season, 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).
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, April 23 at 6:45 p.m. at the Civic Centre. The committee of the whole will meet first at 5:30.
The Atikokan Crisis Centre is hosting its next free monthly luncheon for women on Tuesday, April 24 from noon-1 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-465-3348.
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).
Koochiching Hospice and Respite will hold its monthly caregiver gathering on Wednesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at the seniors’ centre in International Falls (307 4th St.) All caregivers are welcome to share their experiences. For more info or to register, call Diane Windsnes (1-218-283-7030) or Sherry Wold (1-218-283-7058).
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.
The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold its semi-annual meeting there Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
Sunset Country Travel Association will hold its annual general meeting Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel. Keynote speakers will be Jim Grayston and Gerry Cariou.
CUPE Local 65 will hold a general membership meeting Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).
An MEC Smear party will be held Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the KC Hall.
Fort Frances Youth Soccer will hand out coaches’ packages on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the St. Francis Sportsfield. A referee clinic for all first-year officials, as well as those wanting a refresher, will follow at 6:30 p.m.
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will hold its 19th-annual home and leisure show on Friday, April 27 from noon-9 p.m. and again Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. See the ad on page A6 of Wednesday’s Times for more details.
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.
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.
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.
The C.W.L. will hold a rummage sale Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the St. Mary’s parish hall. Drop off items by Friday, May 4 (no pick up).
The annual Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Public Works building (corner of Fifth Street West and Wright Avenue).
A spring pie and bake sale will be held Saturday, May 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.) Half of all proceeds will be donated to the “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign for a new library here.
The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts will hold its annual highlights concert on Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family, with proceeds going to the “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign to build a new library here.
“Women of All Seasons” is the theme of the 2007 Women’s Health Symposium slated for Saturday, May 12 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.
“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.
Sign up today at the Memorial Sports Centre for the adult mixed slo-pitch league, which will begin the week of May 14 and end the week of Aug. 24. The fee is $309 per team (resident) and $370.75 (non-resident). Schedules will be ready for pick-up at the front desk on Friday, May 4 starting at noon.
The spring session of the “Moms and Babes Roll and Stroll,” led by Energy Fitness Centre instructor Jackie Lampi-Hughes, will run Mondays at 10 a.m. from May 28-June 25. For more info or to register, call the Northwestern Health Unit at 274-9827.
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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