‘Bugsy Malone’ set to hit DYS stage

Donald Young School students are ready to hit the stage with their fourth-annual production, this year entitled “Bugsy Malone.”
The play will be presented in the school’s gymnasium nightly at 7 p.m. beginning tonight (Feb. 28) until March 2.
A children’s gangster musical loosely based on events in Chicago during Prohibition, the show follows the rivalry between two gangs and a “washed up but well-meaning” boxer, Bugsy Malone.
Bugsy, who will be played by Conner Pocock, ends up taking control of Fat Sam’s (Sam Jackson) gang and helps defeat Dandy Dan (Maxwell Williams) and his gang.
Director Katherine Williams noted the kids are excited about opening night and everything is “right on target.”
Tickets, available at the door, cost $6 for adults and $3 for children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
It’s sure to be a spectacular production!
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The Emo Centennial Choir, under the direction of Renée Martin-Brown, has started rehearsing for a spring concert to be held in early May.
New members are always welcome.
Rehearsals are held Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
For more information, call 482-3055.
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A reminder the Rainy River Vet Service Committee will hold its annual general meeting this Friday (March 2) at 1 p.m. at the Emo curling rink.
For more information, call local VSC chair Nico Veldhuisen at 482-2593.
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St. Patrick’s Church in Emo is hosting the annual World Day of Prayer service this Friday (March 2) at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Lunch will be served afterwards.
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The 25th-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival will be held at the community hall there this Friday through Sunday (March 2-4).
A jammed-packed weekend of activities is planned, including the popular fishing tournament, kids’ games, a scavenger hunt, and poker derby—just to name a few.
For more information, call 484-2772 or visit www.siouxnarrows-nestorfalls.ca
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The 43rd-annual VFW Fishing Derby is being held this Saturday (March 3) on from 2-5 p.m. on Baudette Bay (Baudette, Mn.) Prizes are up for grabs and a steak fry will follow.
For more information, call 1-218-634-9977.
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The Rainy River Recreational Figure Skating Club is set to perform “Grease” this Saturday (March 3) at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday (March 4) at 2 p.m. at the Rainy River Rec Centre.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children aged five-18. Those four and under are free.
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School science fair time is quickly approaching! Sturgeon Creek School students will be showing their projects on Monday (March 5).
They also will be holding their annual winter carnival next Friday (March 9) before the March Break the following week.