“Night At The Museum” will be held at the Fort Frances Museum today (Aug. 16) from 5-9 p.m. Games, a movie, flashlight tours, snacks, and more. Children ages five-12 are invited. Only 35 spots available, with the cost being $10 per child. Pre-register your child by messaging the museum on Facebook or by calling the museum at 274-7891. The event will be run by the museum staff.
The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will hold its annual fall fair today through Saturday (Aug. 16-18) at the Emo fairgrounds. See page C1 of Wednesday’s Times for a schedule of events.
The annual “Moose n’ Fiddle Music Festival” will run Aug. 17-18 in Nestor Falls. Festival passes available online at
Stock car racing action goes Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 6 p.m. and the first race at 6:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors/students, with those aged nine and under being free.
The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra will stage a free concert on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Ranier Community Building in Ranier, Mn. For more information, contact Margaret Sedgwick (275-9663) or John Faith at (1-218-330-4687).
The 16th-annual “Ride for Memories,” presented by the local Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, with start locations in Fort Frances, Dryden, Kenora and Sioux Lookout. A steak dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion in Sioux Lookout. Registration is $25 (dinner ticket included). For more info, call toll-free 1-800-682-0245, e-mail, or visit
The annual 4-H market steer auction goes Saturday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Emo fairgrounds. Call Kim Jo (275-9706) or Jason (275-8467) for more details.
The next “Open Air Art Studio,” presented by Community Living Fort Frances and District, is set for Monday, Aug. 20 from 3-7 p.m. at the McIrvine Park. The theme will be chromotography. The session is free, and all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.
The Border Skating Club will hold registration Monday, Aug. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Online registration also is available at For more info, call Alisa Jacobsen at 1-218-434-3405 or e-mail
The Muskie football team will open training camp on Thursday, Aug. 23. It will run from 3:30-6 p.m. until school starts (players should arrive around 2:30-3 p.m. during camp).
“E.T.” will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 23 for “Rainy Lake Movie Night” at the Rainy Lake Square. Movie starts at 8:15 p.m. Free event. Bring a lawn chair. Concession stand charity fundraisers welcome. Contact or call 274-9621.
The Watten Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry on Friday, Aug. 24 from 4-8 p.m. at Sunny Cove Camp. Admission is $16 for Adults and $6 for kids.
The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its summer cattle sale on Saturday, Aug. 25 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. Protocol cattle will sell at 1 p.m. For more info, contact sales barn manager James Gibson at 487-2731, 271-2005 (cell), or via e-mail at or call the sales barn at 483-5354.
“Tour de Fort” will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre.
The Rainy River Christian Farmers’ Association will hold its annual summer barbecue on Tuesday, Aug. 28 starting at 7 p.m. at Corner Brook Farms on Highway 613 in Devlin (Arnold and Cindy Kaemingh). Main course provided but those attending are asked to bring along a salad and/or dessert to share, as well as their own lawn chairs. All are welcome. For more info, contact Arnold Kaemingh (486-3491), Wade Desserre (483-5412), Arnold Henzmann (482-9985), David Peters (852-1726), or Delton Martin (852-4610).
The “Rainy Lake Series” of free concerts in the new Rainy Lake Square continues when Iskwé will perform on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Sally Klein O’Connor & Friends will perform a free concert on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. For more info, contact Jurgen Schmutz at 276-7427 or e-mail Sally Klein O’Connor at
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.
The Atikokan Pictograph Gallery proudly presents “Earth Journeys,” a painting exhibit by Kristy Cameron, until Sept. 8. The Pictograph Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Gallery is located on the lower level of The Atikokan Voyageur Mall.