Local rock band, “Kings of None,” will perform today from 6-8 p.m. on the stage at the Rainy Lake Square. Free concert. Bring a chair. Everyone welcome.
The next barn concert at Cornell Farms in La Vallee will feature Pat Temple and the Hi-Lo Players today starting at 7:30 p.m. (the opening act is Paul Caruso). Tickets cost $15 in advance, available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Tompkins Hardware in Emo, and Eventbrite, and $20 at the door.
An outdoor farmers’ market/flea market will open this weekend at 1027 King’s Hwy. (next to the Rainbow Motel). Open all day Friday and Saturday. To be a vendor, call Sandra McNay at 276-1293. Tables, chairs and tents provided.
“Pride Week” will continue tomorrow (July 13) with “Fort Fabulous Friday: A Pride Weekend Kick-off!” at 8 p.m. at From the Grind Up, followed by a “Passport to Pride” march on Saturday, July 14 starting at 10 a.m. from Smokey Bear Park in International Falls, a community “BBQueer” on Saturday, July 14 from 11:3-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square, a Drag Queen storyhour/craft time on Sunday, July 15 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library, and a family movie night, featuring “Love, Simon,” on Sunday, July 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
Stock car racing action resumes Saturday, July 14 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors/students, with those aged nine and under being free.
Community Living Fort Frances and District will hold an open-air art studio every Monday from 3-7 p.m. at various locations around town, with the next one being on July 16 at the Point Park when painted sticks, mobiles and crowns will be made. All sessions are free to the public, and all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.
Gerber’s Mini-Mart opens for the season on Tuesday, July 17. Drop by the Canadian Tire parking lot between 11 a.m.-6 p.m. every Tuesday-Friday for fresh fruits, vegetables, and more.
Free youth workshops, presented by Friends of the Museum and Friends of the Library and led by Lauren Hyatt, will take place on Fridays starting July 20 at the Rainy Lake Square. Sessions for youth ages 14-17 will take place from 9 a.m.-noon, while sessions for youth ages 10-13 will take place from 1-3 p.m. Workshops will explore culture through movement, dialogue, prose/poetry, music. Registration forms at the museum (274-7891).
The Northern Echo Summer Bible Camp, open to boys and girls in Grades 2-8, will run July 22-27 at Sunny Cove. For more info, call Wanda Barker at 486-0334 or 275-6620 (cell) or Pastor Ken at 274-1873.
A Women’s Fun Paint Weekend, featuring two paint classes by Jen Coats and Cherie Serrano, will be held Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Timber Wolf Lodge. The cost is $250, which includes one night accommodation and meals. To register, contact Timber Wolf Lodge at 1-416-548-6208 (space is limited).
Tea and scones are back every “Market Thursday” from June 28-Aug. 30. Come to the Fort Frances Museum from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open), with admission being $5.